Santa was really a Rotarian


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THE COURIER/Photop by Alexa Altman

Santa Claus rang his sleigh bells loudly as he combed the halls of the Queens Centers for Progress (QCP) Children’s Center. Followed closely by Frosty the Snowman, the pair peeked inside various rooms, searching for children. Toys in hand, they entered one at the end of the hallway — to an eruption of delighted squeals. […]

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Be Santa’s helper this Christmas


| fbedell@queenscourier.com


Christmas is almost upon us and there is much for parents to do to make Christmas a special time for their children. There is that special magic about Christmas that brings much joy and happiness in a little child’s eyes. Mothers and Fathers are busy this time of the year and try to make this magic happen. […]

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Santa visits St. Mary’s on a tower ladder


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Their eyes lit up when they saw him – it was Santa Claus, and he arrived on a fire truck. The residents of St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside got their annual visit from the big-hearted firefighters from Engine 320/Ladder 167 on Thursday, December 17. “These guys are terrific, they come year after year,” […]

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Santa’s helper at Saint Mary’s


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It was former British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan who said, “No man succeeds without a good woman behind him.” As far as the kids at Saint Mary’s Hospital for Children are concerned, the woman behind Santa Claus is Lillian Bossio. Bossio, a principal of the New Hyde Park-based insurance agency Bossio, Ross and Associates, is […]

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HELP SANTA


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When you head out to the stores on Black Friday, November 28, this year we hope you will remember this editorial plea to help us to help Santa this year again. The Queens Courier once again wants to make the holidays a little brighter for some of the children in our borough. We arranged with […]

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‘Santa’ visits Howard Beach


| nbrown@queenscourier.com


Even with the thick beard and glasses, Santa Claus bore a strange resemblance to Councilmember Joseph Addabbo during a meet-and-greet at Ozone-Howard Little League on Saturday, December 15. To hundreds of local tots excited to have their picture taken with St. Nick, however, there was no doubt that the man asking cheerfully what they wanted […]

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Help us help Santa


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The Queens Courier has made it easy for you, our readers, to help us help Santa this year. We have gone to the main post office in Manhattan and visited the employees who run the Postal Service’s “Operation Santa Claus” program. We selected a wide variety of letters to Santa, written with love, and hope […]

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A note of thanks


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Thank you sincerely for the wonderful holiday drive your newspaper organized for our students with disabilities. Santa Claus made the day very special, and the beautifully wrapped, wonderful gifts for each child quickly became their prized possessions. The visit was very festive, and all members of The Queens Courier were so caring with our children. […]

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