A shared holiday


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It’s a special year when Christian and Jewish holidays overlap each other and we all wish one another good cheer and happy holidays. For me, the Seder brings back memories of my childhood. It seems like yesterday when my Adler cousins sat around the huge table and we were all yelled at for speaking during […]

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Port Authority orders airlines to raise wages, give paid holiday to airport workers


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Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Director Patrick Foye has ordered the CEOs of Delta, JetBlue, American and United airlines to immediately raise wages and make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a paid holiday for the 8,000 contracted workers at John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports.

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Federal, state and city officials: ‘Make Lunar New Year an official school holiday’


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

State lawmakers have strengthened a renewed push to make Lunar New Year an official school holiday, garnering support from City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. The City Council plans to introduce two resolutions, calling for schools to close and metered parking to be suspended.

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LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market: FLEA you next year


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The holidays shined brighter after three successful weekends at the LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market.

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Last weekend for the LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market


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It’s not too late to take a trip down to the LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market and pick up your last minute holiday gifts for friends and family. And while you’re there, try the world of different foods and take part in hands-on activities. Thousands of visitors from near and far have visited the […]

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Courier brings holiday cheer, toys to kids at Queens Centers for Progress’ Apple Preschool


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THE COURIER

Santa brought smiles and of course toys to the good boys and girls at Queens Centers for Progress’ Apple Preschool in Jamaica for The Queens Courier’s annual holiday gift drive. Ringing his bell and calling out a jolly “ho ho ho,” some of the kids were a little shy of Old Saint Nick, but most […]

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Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars makes $10K donation to local charities, groups after holiday pub crawl


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Photos Courtesy of Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars

After collecting $ 10,000 in monetary and toy donations after the Second Annual Sunnyside Santathon pub crawl for charity, Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars made its first toy donation on December 12 at the United Forties Civic Association Holiday at St. Teresa’s Church in Woodside.

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Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights lights up for the holidays


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Photo Courtesy Councilmember Daniel Dromm's Office

Councilmember Daniel Dromm gathered with local elected officials, groups and residents at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights on Sunday to light the plaza’s 16-foot holiday tree.

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Jackson Heights Girl Scouts give back for the holidays


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Photo Courtesy Sylvia Cho-Yu

The Junior Girl Scouts Troop 4208 in Jackson Heights, ages 10 and 11, got together on Saturday, December 14 at St. Marks Church to distribute handmade holiday food baskets and restock the church’s food pantry.

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