Holiday revelers join Santa for the Atlas Park Christmas Tree Lighting
Photos by Kelly Marie Mancuso

BY KELLY MARIE MANCUSO Children of all ages ushered in the holiday season with a special Christmas tree lighting ceremony held at The Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale on Friday evening. Families gathered on the shopping center’s lawn, singing Christmas carols along with the Martin Luther High School Choir and the P.S. 150 chorus. […]

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Missing Lindenwood resident turns up at Mount Vernon hospital
Photo Courtesy of Luz Lopez

Follow @ericjankiewicz Daniel Otero, the 24-year-old who went missing on Monday, turned up Thursday morning in the Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital, more then 20 miles away from his Queens home. Otero, a diagnosed schizophrenic, called his brother Marcus this morning, informing him that he was in the Mt.Vernon, N.Y. hospital, according to Daniel’s sister Luz Lopez. […]

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Lindenwood resident missing since Monday
Photo Courtesy of Luz Lopez

Follow @ericjankiewicz Update: Daniel Otero was found Thursday morning in a Mount Vernon, N.Y. hospital  Police are searching for 24-year-old Daniel Otero, who went missing Monday in Lindenwood. Otero has schizophrenia and his family blames the mental disability for his disappearance. The family is particularly worried about his disappearance because he’s never done anything like this […]

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Signs of life: Howard Beach 7th-graders make their own traffic safety signs
THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

ERIC JANKIEWICZ  Students at P.S./I.S. 232 Walter Ward School have first-hand experience with the dangers of traffic and speeding cars. The Howard Beach school is located across the street from a shopping center, and the everyday task of crossing the streets is always tinged with danger, according to students, parents and faculty members at the […]

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State Senator Joseph Addabbo to hold town hall meeting on Common Core standards

The Common Core learning standards are creating a stir, and State Senator Joseph Addabbo wants to hear from parents, students and educators. Addabbo is holding a town hall meeting on Thursday, Feb. 13, seeking input on what some have called “controversial” core standards. Issues regarding new federal standards – including privacy concerns – and the […]

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