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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Congresswoman helps pass measure removing offensive term from federal law
Photo courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol

BY KIRSTEN E. PAULSON The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation co-sponsored by Congresswoman Grace Meng that will remove the term “Oriental” from federal law. “Oriental” is considered an offensive term for Asian Americans and others of Asian descent. Meng’s legislation will replace all references to “Orientals” in federal law with “Asian Americans.” In 2009, Meng also passed similar […]

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Queens Holiday Market sponsors Atlas Park Christmas tree lighting this Friday
RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

The Queens Holiday Market is helping to kick off the holiday season this year as they sponsor the Atlas Park Christmas tree lighting ceremony in conjunction with their night market this Friday, Dec. 4, in Glendale. The night market will run from 6 to 8 p.m., while the tree lighting will be from 7 to […]

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Barry Grodenchik officially sworn in as District 23 councilman
THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Barry Grodenchik was inaugurated Sunday as the City Council representative of District 23 in a ceremony at Queens Village’s Martin Van Buren High School attended by old friends as well as city and state political heavyweights. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was among the speakers at the ceremony, along with Congresswoman Grace Meng, State Comptroller Thomas […]

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Star of Queens: Michael Feiner, president, Bayside Hills Civic Association
Photo courtesy of Michael Feiner

BY BROOKE SMITH Personal Background: Michael Feiner was born in the Bronx. He is a father to Andra Dalla, 39, an advertising attorney for L’Oréal, and Jess Feiner, 33, employee of United Parcel Service. He is married to Eileen Feiner, a retired third-grade teacher and sole proprietor of Feiner Finds, an interior decorating business. Professional Background: Michael […]

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