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Large Christmas Tree to Go up at Athens Square Park, Organizers to Hold Fundraiser Next Week
Large Christmas Tree to Go up at Athens Square Park, Organizers to Hold Fundraiser Next Week

Oct. 21, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

A group of Astoria business owners and a non-profit are putting up a Christmas tree in Athens Square Park once again this year—and are hosting a fundraising event next week to raise funds for the initiative.

The group, which is comprised of Greek-American and Italian-American business owners, plans to put up a 30-foot tall tree inside the park – located at the intersection of 30th Avenue and 30th Street – at a cost of around $30,000.

The business owners plan to repeat a similar feat from last year, where they came together for the first time to buy, maintain and decorate a Christmas tree as a way of bringing joy to the community, following months of hardship under the pandemic.

What the Five Ballot Proposal Questions Mean for New Yorkers this November

The city is not just choosing a new mayor in November. This fall, New York voters must also decide on five proposed changes to the state constitution.

Five ballot proposals are up for a vote in the general election on Nov. 2. They include questions on the future of political representation in Albany, environmental protections, easier voter registration and absentee balloting, and how New York’s civil courts function.The full text of the five proposals are listed on the Board of Elections website and at Ballotpedia, the nonprofit political encyclopedia. But voters who aren’t political mavens may need a bit of context:

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