Elmhurst vigil marks one month since Typhoon Haiyan


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Photo Courtesy of Councilmember Daniel Dromm's Office

Local elected officials gathered with members of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) at St. James Episcopal Church in Elmhurst on Sunday, December 8 to mark the one month anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan. It is reported to be the deadliest typhoon to hit the Philippine region, affecting more than 12 million people and leaving many in need of water, food, and medical supplies.

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Howard Beach storm survivors lend hand to Typhoon Haiyan victims


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THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

A local toy drive is going international. Several medical practices from an area devastated by Sandy are collecting toys for children stateside and sending aid to those affected by the latest disaster in the Philippines. Cross Bay Physical Therapy, Cross Bay Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation PC and Cross Bay Foot Center have partnered with Toys […]

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Bayside school bake sale benefits typhoon victims


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

One Bayside school is lending a sweet helping hand to the Philippines. P.S. 169, located at 18-25 212nd Street, held a bake sale on Friday to benefit Filipino relief efforts for the victims affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Considered one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, the typhoon made landfall on November 8 in the […]

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Queens Filipino community helping to raise funds for typhoon victims


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Photo courtesy of NASA/NOAA

Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines Friday, is estimated to have killed thousands and left many in need of water, food and medical supplies. The storm, one of the most powerful typhoons ever record, made landfall in the Samar province of the eastern Philippines, then traveled through the central part of the country, according to published […]

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Local Filipino community worried about loved ones after mega typhoon hits Philippines


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via Twitter/@NOAA

BY ANGY ALTAMIRANO AND CRISTABELLE TUMOLA Super Typhoon Haiyan, possibly the strongest ever recorded, smashed into the Philippines Friday, leaving death and widespread devastation in its path, according to reports. The storm made landfall in the Samar province of the eastern Philippines with sustained winds of 195 mph and gusts as strong as 235 mph, […]

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Two Queens seniors ‘lovin’ it’ as they win Ronald McDonald House scholarships


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Photos courtesy Nancy Lin and Taylor Moss

Flushing native and Stuyvesant High School senior Nancy Lin and Howard Beach resident and Archbishop Molloy High School senior Taylor Moss were two of five students to each receive a $16,000 college scholarship ($4,000 per year) from the Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship Program.

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2013: The year in photos


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

File photos

As we bid adieu to 2013, The Queens Courier brings you a look at the year that was . . . from the selection of a new Pope to the downfall of our elected officials, to tragedy, controversy and everything in between. And as we look ahead to 2014, we wish our new legislators luck and the best year for our readers.

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Ozone Park Filipino man lives the American dream


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THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

Ernesto Pamolarco grew up in poverty, with little food and no electricity, sleeping on the seashore of the Philippines. Now, he owns his Ozone Park home and provides for his wife and six children. Early on, he learned that “life is so hard without education,” and put himself through the education system, eventually becoming an […]

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Op-ed: We cannot forget the Philippines


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Just over a month ago, the strongest storm ever recorded crashed into the coast of the Philippines. Wreaking devastation over large swaths of Southeast Asia, Typhoon Haiyan has affected over 12 million people in the region and claimed thousands of lives. Even today, the death toll continues to rise.

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Students at Howard Beach’s P.S./M.S. 207 celebrate ‘kindness’ with Toys for Tots


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THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

Howard Beach’s P.S./M.S. 207 is getting into the spirit of giving this holiday season. Marine Corps Sergeants Mike Roy and Miguel Villalobos brought the Toys for Tots donation program to the 88th Street school on Friday.

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$50 million to protect Howard Beach from storms


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Photo courtesy of the Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Howard Beach homes will now be protected, starting at the coast. Spring Creek and Jamaica Bay will undergo a multi-million dollar resiliency project that Governor Andrew Cuomo said will better protect homes and businesses from destructive storms. “Like several other communities located by the water, Howard Beach suffered incredible damage from storm surges during Sandy,” […]

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Where to volunteer and donate for the holidays around Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of God’s Love We Deliver

Looking to lend a helping hand for the holidays? Here’s a list of places you can volunteer or donate items around the borough. Please feel free to leave any additional suggestions of where to volunteer or donate by commenting below.   WHERE TO VOLUNTEER Catholic Charities Ozone Park Senior Center On Thursday, November 28, Citymeals-on-Wheels […]

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Help the Philippines


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Super Typhoon Haiyan has left wide-spread death and destruction in the Philippines that is truly unimaginable. The death toll stands at 10,000 and it is rising, with bodies being found in the aftermath of the worst storm in recorded history. This storm was of epic proportions- even of Biblical proportions. This horrific loss of life touches […]

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