7 astonishing events to celebrate Lunar New Year in Queens
The Courier/Photo by Dominic Totino Photography

With everyone talking about the first Lunar New Year recognized in the city’s public school calendar, many are wondering where to go this week to celebrate the holiday and the arrival of the Year of the Monkey. Here’s a short roundup of places holding events to honor the Lunar New Year in Queens this month: 1. Lunar […]

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Lunar New Year is a public school holiday for the first time today
THE COURIER/Photo by Dominic Totino Photography

For the first time in their history, New York City public schools will be closed to observe the Asian Lunar New Year this Monday, Feb. 8. The addition of the Lunar New Year to the public school calendar, which Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last June, was celebrated by Public Advocate Letitia James, other elected officials […]

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Uber drivers protest price cuts in Long Island City
THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

More than 100 Uber drivers gathered at the company’s headquarters in Long Island City on Monday to protest price cuts they say are unfair and exploitative. The car-hailing app announced on Friday that it cut its UberX prices by 15 percent. But drivers are still expected to pay a 20 to 25 percent commission to the […]

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Donate love to needy families this Valentine’s Day at Glendale church
RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

Donate with the one you love this Valentine’s Day. State Senator Joseph Addabbo is once again teaming up with Sacred Heart Church in Glendale to host a Valentine’s Day food drive to collect donations for the parish’s food bank. After a successful holiday food drive that gathered food which allowed dozens of families to have […]

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Two-time cancer survivor from Middle Village creates foundation to help others
Photo courtesy The Carly Rose Foundation

One girl is using her battles against cancer to create a foundation to help those who are still fighting. Carly Rose Nieves, a native of Middle Village, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2003, at the age of 7. During her treatment she went through many chemotherapy sessions as well as blood and platelet […]

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