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Ragusa re-elected to lead Queens GOP Opponents cry foul over meeting many could not attend, will sue by Domenick Rafter

the 35th Assembly District in Corona. Mingott had to work Friday, according to he Queens Republican Par ty re- her son Eric Mingott, a former candidate elected Chairman Phil Ragusa to for state Assembly, and was unable to make another term leading the borough’s the meeting “It’s dirty,” Mingott said last Thursday. warring party at a meeting Friday that Ragusa’s opponents called a sham and “I guess this is how they win elections.” In the end, Ragusa kept his position over appeared to only exacerbate the years-long Turner by a vote of 417-174. divide in the party. That’s despite three Ragusa-backed Queens Republicans, battered after incumbent district leaders losing years of infighting, held the reorgatheir seats in last month’s primanization meeting at 12:30 p.m. on ry election: Muhammad, former Friday at the Reception House on Board of Elections CommissionNorthern Boulevard in Flushing. er Judith Stupp and Rosemarie At the meeting, Ragusa was reIacovone, who lost to Margaret elected chairman of the party by O g n i b e n e , w i f e o f To m a resounding margin over former 2013 Ognibene, by a single vote in the Rep. Bob Turner, who stood as the M a s p e t h - b a s e d 30 t h A s s e m bly choice of the anti-Ragusa faction that has been led by Councilman Eric Ulrich District. The reason, according to one source who (R-Ozone Park) and former Councilman Tom Ognibene, who attempted to wrestle was at the meeting and backed Turner, was control of the county organization out of that hundreds of proxy ballots — the forms by which committee people can vote for the Ragusa’s hands in 2011. But opponents of Ragusa said the meet- leadership in place of district leaders who ing was a sham, called during the Jewish couldn’t make the meeting — were disqualholiday of Sukkot and scheduled for a time ified without explanation. Robert Hornak, a spokesman for the when many district leaders were working Queens Republican Party, said the proxies and would not be able to attend. One of those people was newly elected Dis- were disqualified for legitimate reasons. “A large number of proxies were disqualtrict Leader Ivy Mingott, who defeated Ruby Muhammad, a Ragusa-backed incumbent in ified because they were late. They were Editor


submitted after the 7 p.m. Thursday deadline,” he said. “And the Credentials Committee disqualified others.” He said the committee, which has the authority under the rules to disqualify proxy forms, found evidence that some may have been forgeries or were w rongly filled out. “It was pretty clear that Ragusa was the victor at the meeting,” Hornak said. Er ic M i ngot t said last Thursday that he and his mother only found out about the meeting two hours

before the proxy forms were due. Two of the new district leaders, Ognibene and Anne Marie Devlin, who defeated Stupp and is Ragusa’s co-district leader in the 26th Assembly District in Northeast Queens, attended the meeting. Hornak said Ognibene was allowed to cast her vote even though the BOE had not yet certified her onevote victory. A Republican operative w h o b a c k e d Tu r n e r slammed the Ragusa wing of the party immediately after the meeting. “At the moment, Ragusa and his cronies are falsely claiming victory after an absurd, shameful excuse for a reorganizational meeting. The disenfranchisement of many duly elected committee members and massive illegal disqualifications of proxies at the ‘Ragusa Racket Club’s circus’ this Friday only punctuate the end of an era of incompetence and shame,” the operative said. continued on page 21

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South Queens residents take part in national rally against rate increases by Domenick Rafter Editor

The crowd grew so large last Saturday, one resident said the population of Broad Channel may have doubled. The neighborhood’s American Legion Hall on Cross Bay Boulevard could not hold everyone who showed up for South Queens’ rally against flood insurance premium hikes that begin this month. It was just one of dozens of rallies held across the country at the same time, including in coastal communities in Louisiana, Florida, Alabama and Massachusetts and floodprone areas in states like Iowa and Illinois. The rallies were held in protest to the 2012 BiggertWaters Act, a bill that supporters said seeks to put the National Flood Insurance Program on solid financial footing, but opponents fear will lead to the decimation of coastal communities like Howard Beach, Broad Channel and the Rockaways. Residents from those areas, and

from as far away as Rosedale, packed into the hall and those who couldn’t fit stood in the open field next door and listened to the list of speakers from outside. Many were carrying signs warning of impending doom if planned hikes in flood insurance premiums which the Federal Emergency Management Agency — the department implementing the Biggert-Waters Act — says are needed to comply with the law go into effect. The legislation was passed last summer, only a few months before Hurricane Sandy, as part of a larger transportation appropriations bill. It was written in response to massive deficits in the NFIP because of a number of recent costly flooding events around the country that have left the program in the red. The law eliminates premium subsidies for repetitive loss properties, property owners who do not take steps to mitigate — such as raising home elevations — secondary homes and certain properties

Broad Channel resident Dan Mundy Jr. speaks at a rally against the Biggert-Waters Act at Broad Channel’s American Legion Hall on Saturday. PHOTO BY DOMENICK RAFTER

that have been protected by grandfathering. For some residents, flood premiums could go up to $12,000 a year, perhaps higher. Inside the hall, a steady parade of civic leaders, residents and elected officials spoke about the

r isk s r isi ng f lood prem iu m s would impose on the communities they live in or represent. Broad Channel resident Dan Mundy Jr. noted that the NFIP was created in order to spur coastline development that was deemed too risky due to the flood possibility.

“Since 1968, it’s been stated government policy to provide f lood insurance at affordable rates in [coastal] areas to encourage development and in the process create a huge tax base,” he said. “The government has reaped billions of dollars from that and it’s been a good thing, so to change that overnight just makes no sense.” When the law was enacted, the designated f lood prone area did not include most of Howard Beach and southern Queens, but postSandy and with new FEMA maps being drawn to incorporate Sandy’s storm surge flooding, they do. Roger Gendron, president of the Hamilton Beach Civic Association, said many of the homes placed into the new FEMA maps — including nearly all of Howard Beach— don’t belong there. “T he new f lood maps a re extremely flawed,” he said. “Areas that have never f looded before Sandy hit were placed in new continued on page 62

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Sikhs respond to Harlem attack Officials join rally outside Richmond Hill temple by Domenick Rafter PHOTO BY JOEL STEVEN KUZAI

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The city’s largest Sikh community, in Richmond Hill, responded to the recent attack on a Sikh man in Manhattan with a familiar message: We won’t live in fear. Dr. Prabhjot Singh, a Sikh-American professor from Columbia University, had his jaw fractured when he was attacked by a mob of more than 20 people on Sept. 21 in Harlem. The assailants allegedly shouted “Osama” and “terrorist” before grabbing his beard and beating him to the ground. The incident is being investigated by the NYPD as a hate crime. “We are all troubled by the rising number of hate crimes in a city that we all refer to as home,” said Sona Simran Kaur Rai, a spokeswoman for Singh and a member of the board of directors of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, in a press release on Monday. In response to the attack, members of Richmond Hill’s Sikh community and area officials rallied on the steps outside the Sikh Cultural Society at 95-30 118 St. — the largest gurdwara, or Sikh temple, in New York State — to protest the attack and denounce hate crimes against Sikhs. Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows), who represents much of Richmond Hill, led the rally, where he was

joined by many of his colleagues and candidates for citywide office. “In a nation that thrives because of its long-standing commitment to diversity, religious tolerance and freedom, it is unacceptable that Sikh Americans have been the repeated targets of hate crimes,” Weprin said. “Mass violence and hate crimes against any group of people are intolerable and preventable.” Because of their trademark beards and turbans, Sikhs are often mistaken for Muslims, although Sikhism is a completely different religion based in northwestern India. According to the SALDEF, there have been more than 300 hate crimes against Sikh Americans in the years following the 9/11 attacks, including intimidation, vandalism of religious centers or personal property, assault, discrimination in the workplace, rape and murder. It was just 14 months ago when Richmond Hill’s Sikh community stood on the same steps along with Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to condemn the shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh Temple that killed six people and injured four others. Though no motive was ever discovered for the shooting, law enforcement has been treating the incident as a hate crime and act of domestic terrorism. The perpetrator was a white man who was

Public advocate candidate Letitia James, middle row left, Assemblyman David Weprin, Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray join Richmond Hill Sikhs outside the Sikh Cultural Center on Sunday. PHOTO COURTESY NYS ASSEMBLY

killed by a police officer at the scene. Weprin also noted that the new Miss America, New York native Nina Davuluri, received bigoted messages on Twitter after she was crowned that accused her of being an “Arab” and a “terrorist.” Her parents are from India. “Unfortunately, hate is still around,” Q Weprin said.

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There were a few bumps in the road, but now there will finally be a bump ... in the road. Nicholas Mosquera, a spokesman for the city Department of Transportation, said the speed hump on 80th Street between Jamaica Avenue and Park Lane South that was approved by Community Board 9 last year is “pending installation.” He did not give a specific date it will be installed, but residents noticed a new sign on the street this week warning drivers of the bump. “This will save lives,” said Woodhaven resident and Community Board 9 member Joel Steven Kuzai, who posted a picture of the new sign on Twitter Monday. — Domenick Rafter


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Reservoir changes cheered by public First upgrades to Highland Park location are completed by city by Michael Florio Chronicle Contributor

The first phase of upgrades to Highland Park, which features restored pathways, new lighting, new fencing and wheelchair-accessible entry points are completed. “The improvements are well done,” said Vince Arcuri, chairman of Community Board 5. “Very nicely done for a phase one project.” The hope is that the improvements will lead to a friendlier visit for pedestrians going to the Ridgewood Reservoir, which is now part of the park. “With these improvements, the reservoir is a great place for exercise or a nature walk,” said Zachary Feder, Parks Department spokesman. Park visitors seem to be enjoying the changes. “It’s really good for running, the tracks are smooth so they are very comfortable,” said Brooklyn native and runner, Christopher Sanchez. “The stairs look wonderful and are great for working out.” David Flowers, a Brooklyn resident and frequent visitor said the changes make it good for runners. “It looks a lot better than other parts of the park,” Flowers added. Enrique Quinones has lived near the park for 26 years and frequently visits. “So far it looks pretty good,” he said. “It is good for

Enrique Quinones, a frequent visitor to the Ridgewood Reservoir, has lived in the area for years and applauds the changes in the park. He says the stairs are particularly good for workouts. PHOTO BY MICHAEL FLORIO

bicycles, skating, running, walking and just exercising. The stairs are good for a workout.” Area resident, Freddy Tonno, enjoys one major feature of the improvements. “It is much cleaner then before,” Tonno said. “It’s great.” Phase one is just the start for improvements at the reservoir.

“The master plan looks to me to be a 25year plan to be completed in phases,” Arcuri said. “The next phase is to breach the existing walls of the reservoir.” The Parks Department is now finalizing designs to decommission the reservoir’s dam, which is required by state Department of Env i ron ment al Conser vat ion

regulations, Feder said. The Parks Department’s master plan will not only help reconstruct the Ridgewood Reservoir, but will improve the park’s infrastructure while giving back to the community, the spokesman said. “With varying degrees of development from plan to plan, potential amenities include pedestrian networks, opportunities for active and passive recreation, new playgrounds, educational opportunities, as well as an abundance of preserved natural areas,” Feder added. Each phase would require funding. While the first phase did make some improvements to the park, there is still more to be done. Cou ncilwom a n Eli zabet h Crowley (D-Middle Village) believes there is a need for more of an environmental draw. “As of now you cannot walk in the reservoir area, but you will be able to one day,” Crowley said. The councilwoman thinks that the reservoir attracts people. The more that are attracted, she said, the more people will enjoy the paths and will also provide a peaceful setting for runners and families. Crowley also hopes to see an environmental center focused on the park’s bird life that will be implemented after January. continued on page 26


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The shutdown has a silver lining


early a year after Broad Channel was flooded by Hurricane Sandy, it was flooded again last Saturday — this time by South Queens residents who were victims of the storm, and rightly fear they may soon become victims of the government. At issue are the massive hikes in flood insurance premiums for areas hit by the storm, and even some that weren’t, that will be imposed by the federal government unless a law passed just a few months before Sandy struck is modified. The hundreds of people who stormed Broad Channel’s American Legion Hall last Saturday were taking part in a series of nationwide protests against the insurance hikes, which could top $12,000 a year for some residents here in Queens. It’s not that the rates are actually going up but that the government is reducing the subsidies it provides to those who have to buy coverage. Whether and how much the federal government should subsidize mandatory flood insurance in areas that often go under water is a legitimate question worthy of debate. But Howard Beach, Broad Channel, the Rockaways and Rosedale — all or parts of which will see the insurance hikes — are not the Mississippi Delta or the flood plains surrounding Old Man River. Hurricane Sandy was unlike anything the New York region has seen since the far more deadly Long Island Express storm of 1938. And there’s no

reason to believe we’ll see a repeat anytime soon — though of course anything’s possible. But if the government wants to reduce the collective responsibility to rebuild that has been enshrined in federal law since 1968, it should give people a break and do it gradually. The City Council has unanimously passed a resolution calling on Congress to revisit the law that will force the insurance hikes, the Biggert-Waters Act, and to make several changes that we support, in order to ease the burden on storm victims who have suffered so much already. Among its recommendations are reducing the effective insurance hikes; phasing in the increases on people whose homes were only added to the recognized flood zone after Sandy, such as those in Howard Beach and Rosedale; maintaining the subsidies until a given home is sold; and lowering premiums for those who make their houses less vulnerable to storms. Otherwise, as South Queens Councilman Eric Ulrich warned at last Saturday’s rally, the area could see a new wave of foreclosures that would devastate the region all over again. We urge our readers to call their members of Congress and tell them to press for reform of Biggert-Waters immediately, as the increases will take effect as soon as the government fully reopens. How ironic that there’s a silver lining in the shutdown after all.

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No to PS 229 rezoning Dear Editor: Nothing identifies a community more than its schools. Historically, many communities were designed around them. For most children, schools are their first chance to interact with the wider community outside of their own families. Children establish lifelong friendships with others who live in close proximity to them. Communities gather there to vote, view performances and play in the schoolyard. It is no surprise that schools are among the greatest pillars of our community. Change the school and you change the fabric of the community itself. Yet that is exactly what the proposed Maspeth school rezoning will do. The fact that they are rushing this dramatic change is even more disconcerting. Under the proposed rezoning, children who are a mere three blocks away from PS 229 will have to be bused to PS 153, while children from Roosevelt Avenue will be bused across dangerous Queens Boulevard despite being mere blocks from PS 12. The city claims this will alleviate congestion despite the fact that many children who now walk to school will have to be driven or bused long distances. Not only will this proposal create more congestion, separate siblings and reduce property values, it will also send children from one of the best schools in the district to a lower-performing one. But perhaps even worse than that, it will change the character of our community. © Copyright 2013 by MARK I PUBLICATIONS, INC. All rights reserved. Neither this newspaper nor any part thereof may be reproduced, copied, or transmitted in any form, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, microfilming, recording or by any information retrieval system without the express written permission of the publishers. This copyright is extended to the design and text created for advertisements. Reproduction of said advertisement or any part thereof without the express written permission of MARK I PUBLICATIONS, INC. is strictly prohibited. This publication will not be responsible for errors in advertising beyond the cost of the space occupied by the error. Bylined articles represent the sole opinion of the writer and are not necessarily in accordance with the views of the QUEENS CHRONICLE. This Publication reserves the right to limit or refuse advertising it deems objectionable. The Queens Chronicle is published weekly by Mark I Publications, Inc. at a subscription rate of $19 per year and out of state, $25 per year. Periodicals Postage Paid (USPS0013-572) at Flushing, N.Y. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Mark I Publications, Inc., 62-33 Woodhaven Boulevard, Rego Park, N.Y.


Children who live mere blocks apart will never get the chance to form friendships. The focus of our communities will change. Students and parents will not get to interact as they walk their children to school, as generations before them have. Please call all of your elected officials and the school district to protest this change. John Scherer Maspeth

Are we ‘less American’? Dear Editor: My family and I were touched by the recent story in the Chronicle (“Queens ‘flagman’ seeks replacement, Sept. 5, multiple editions) about Dominick Papa replacing tattered American flags here in Queens. It made me curious to see how many flags were displayed in my little section of Forest Hills. On 9/11, a Day of Remembrance, I saw only seven buildings with flags outside. On Yellowstone Boulevard there were the Ben Franklin, Lincoln, James Madison and Mayf lower proudly flying the Stars & Stripes, while on the blocks going up towards Queens Boulevard, the Forrester and Roosevelt House presented their patriotism.

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his week city taxpayers spent $13 million to hold an election for an office whose budget is $2 million a year. Hey, elections are sacrosanct, but the cost-benefit ratio of the Democratic primary runoff for public advocate just highlights the need for reform of our system. That reform is instant runoff balloting. That’s a system in which you rank candidates in your order of preference, obviating the need for another day of balloting. Look at what our existing system did to poor Bill Thompson. With rival Bill de Blasio winning right around 40 percent of the vote, the magic number to avert a runoff, but with the vote tally incomplete, Thompson spent three days not knowing if he was still in the race. Awkward. Instant runoffs would reduce not only the cost to the city but also to our candidates, and to citizens wondering who won.

My building? Nothing. But, then, it is named after one of our worst presidents, Buchanan. It is frightening to believe that the inhabitants of this portion of Forest Hills lack such love of country they don’t demand a flag, especially on historic days, to be flown. Is it true? Are we less “American” here than the rest of the country! As a fourth-generation New Yorker, I shudder at the thought. A. Del Fava Forest Hills

A pox on both I Dear Editor: Since Congress cannot agree on anything, our government has now shut down. This is such a travesty, because so many people are going to be affected by this in different ways, and not for the better. This Congress and president are an abomination — they have never been able to agree to work on anything together, without constantly clashing. It is time for the American people to demand that the entire Congress and the president make a concerted effort to work together, or to tender their resignations immediately. The government cannot afford to be shut down at all, and the longer it takes to resolve critical issues, the more dire things will grow for this

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country. Enough of this chicanery, political boondoggling and political grandstanding already! John Amato Fresh Meadows

A pox on both II Dear Editor: The federal shutdown has happened and many workers will not get paid — but Congress will still get a check. I think congressmen and women should not get paid, along with the president, for bringing this great nation to this shutdown. If they faced the reality of not being paid, they might have tried harder and made sure the shutdown didn’t happen. Frederick R. Bedell Jr. Glen Oaks

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The co $t of voting Dear Editor: The runoff election for New York City public advocate on October 1st drew only about 6.5 percent of registered Democrats citywide. The election cost about $13 million. This works out to about $70 for every vote cast. When I went to vote at my polling place in Bayside, there were five people at the table, with four interpreters sitting in an adjacent lobby, plus one person directing voters to the table site. Ten people for one election district. Repeat that similar scenario in all five boroughs and one can see how the cost added up for this low-turnout election. This system needs to be overhauled. The process for voting in municipal elections must be re-examined and modified to cut costs. I do not blame the people employed to work at the polls on Election Day for this. They were just trying to do their job. There are other ways of handling the process, including having instant runoffs on Primary Day, thus avoiding the need for a separate runoff election. Many people feel that there should be no runoffs at all. It is not the fault of the candidates if many people seek a particular office, making it harder for any individual candidate to rack up a large plurality of the votes. That $13 million spent on this runoff election could have been used to hire more teachcontinued on page 10


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tered and disingenuous group. These self-proclaimed fiscal conservatives do not hesitate to spend millions of dollars on senseless votes to defund Obamacare 42 times rather than tackle the issues that truly affect their constituents. This holier-than-thou crowd, which defends the unborn with such zealousness, does not give a hoot about the children who are already here. These so-called “leaders” who have access to top-notch medical care and who have never experienced economic frailty or hunger can easily thrust aside the concept of “Love your neighbor as yourself.” This should be a wakeup call to all who sit by the sidelines … we must learn from history, and not relive Martin Niemöller’s message of decades ago: First, they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me. Ted Cruz and the Tea Party clan hate Obama more than they love this country, and as a result, they are willing to do anything, regardless of the harm it might cause, in order for the president’s efforts to fail. They are willing to shut down the government, allow the country to default on its obligations, eliminate the Affordable Care Act and cut food stamps, as well as derail gun control efforts and immigration reform. When is outrage going to set in? Maria Collier Jamaica Estates


Dear Editor: I am truly amazed! How low can Republicans go? Thank goodness the GOP is here to cut billions from food stamps and fight for the right of wealthy Americans to buy a new yacht every year. How should we describe Congress? Incompetent? Perhaps spiteful is a better word. No wait, I’ve got it. The word I was looking for is treasonous, for causing a government shutdown that will prevent veterans from receiving benefits and seniors from filing for Social Security. All in an attempt to defund Obamacare, which would earn them the “privilege” of denying healthcare to millions of Americans. How patriotic. One Republican, Rep. Bill O’Brien, even went so far as to compare Obamacare to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Wow! Providing coverage for 3.1 million young Americans through their parents’ plans, having 6.3 million seniors pay less for prescription drugs, ensuring coverage for people with pre-existing conditions (or as the GOP refers to them, “damaged goods”) and letting more than 100 million Americans get preventative care like mammograms and cancer screenings is like a law that let slave owners get their slaves back? At what point are Congressional Republicans led away in cuffs and charged with extortion, treason and political terrorism? They risk the well-being of all Americans and blame everything on President Obama. The only thing that shines through their distorted view of facts is their hatred of a black president! Am I claiming that all Republicans are racist, homophobic, sexist, religious fanatics? No, but if the shoe fits, kick yourself in the head with it. One last word on food-stamps: Under the bill the GOP voted for, states would have to require recipients to work at least 20 hours a week and be drug tested. I suggest the same for the Republicans in Congress. Robert La Rosa Whitestone


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Letters continued from page 9 ers, or to sustain afterschool programs for children or to give better services to our senior citizens or to plant and care for additional trees to enhance our communities. The list goes on and on. As citizens, we need to insist that wasteful spending be curbed and that wellthought-out strategies for voting procedures be put into place in order that all voters have their voices heard in the most effective way. Henry Euler Bayside

Cruz and the Founders Dear Editor: Sen. Ted Cruz said “We need to make DC listen!” So he talked for 22 hours and injected all his soul into a rendering of Dr. Seuss’s book “Green Eggs and Ham.” Mr. Cruz will stop at nothing to protect the Constitution, which he feels is being defiled by the Affordable Care Act. He is moved that nowhere in that sacred document does it deny an insurance company the right to refuse coverage for injuries from a car accident sustained by a child who had a pre-existing killer disease that was treated by a different insurer, which his parents lost because they were downsized by an employer who relocated to Cambodia. It’s an insult to the patriotic faith of our Founding Fathers to claim that healthcare

is a right. Thomas Paine, contemplating the costs of MRIs, said as much, believes Mr. Cruz. Typical Republican humor. Ron Isaac Forest Hills

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Dear Editor: While I disagree with much of Janice Wijnen’s Sept. 26 letter, “The Syria Shuffle,” I did like one idea in it. She told how Obama’s “MO” — modus operandi — got Obamacare passed by Congress. Folks, this may sound odd, but two rights can make a wrong. Janice, here is the GOP right. Back in 2006, the House voted on Bush 43’s proposed “Doughnut hole” Medicare idea. The bill was voted on at 3 a.m.! The House speaker gave a 15-minute time limit to vote. The speaker was shocked when the bill was defeated. He made that famous 3 a.m. call to the president. Bush told him to extend the voting time until 7 a.m., so as to allow other GOP reps to vote. The speaker told House security to lock the chamber doors so those present could not leave. By the time the extended time was over, sufficient GOP reps had arrived so the defeated bill was finally passed. Janice, this is how the GOP’s MO passed Bush 43’s doughnut law. The moral of this story is “Two rights can make a wrong.” Anthony G. Pilla Forest Hills

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Voters in the Tudor Village section of Ozone Park will no longer have to play a game of Frogger to get to the voting booth. After redistricting, residents in that neighborhood had their voting place moved from PS 63 on Sutter Avenue to PS 232 in Lindenwood, requiring them to venture across busy Conduit Boulevard. The voters affected are in the 60th Election District of the 23rd Assembly District and included those living between 84th and 77th streets south of Pitkin Avenue. Though the area is only about a quarter of a mile from PS 232, it is separated from the school by Conduit Boulevard, which can only be crossed via a footbridge or by car. Part of the same ED includes a section south of the Conduit in the “jewel streets” section of Lindenwood, including voters as far south as 153th Avenue and 79th Street, only six blocks from PS 232. It is the only ED that includes either side of the busy thoroughfare, which is actually the right of way of an expressway that was never built.

Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) wrote to the city Board of Elections after the Sept. 10 primary seeking a site change. This week, the BOE announced it would move the polling location for voters in the 60th ED to JHS 202 on Lafayette Street. The shift will take effect for the Nov. 5 general elections. “The change will certainly be more convenient and will enhance the safety of the voters as they will no longer be required to cross a busy thoroughfare with few overpasses to exercise their right to vote,” BOE Executive Director Michael Ryan said in a letter to Ulrich dated Sept. 27. Lindenwood voters in the ED will also vote at JHS 202, accessible via the pedestrian bridge over the thoroughfare, which lets out at the school’s playground. “I am pleased that the BOE was able to accommodate the residents of Tudor Village,” Ulrich said Tuesday. “By making it easier for them to exercise their right to vote, we are ensuring that every voice can Q be heard on Election Day.”

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New commander at 106th Precinct Jeffrey Schiff replaces Thomas Pascale, who heads to Brooklyn by Stephen Geffon Chronicle Contributor

Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, the new commander of the 106th Precinct, said he wants all his officers to be proactive in their efforts to reduce crime in the community. Schiff cited the arrest last week of three individuals and the seizure of a large quantity of marijuana, assault rifles, handguns and ammunition by proactive 106th Precinct officers who were diligent and did a thorough investigation resulting in the arrests and seizure. A 17-year veteran of the NYPD, Schiff, 46, was appointed to the top spot in the 106th Precinct last week as Deputy Inspector Thomas Pascale, who headed the precinct for three years, was transferred to a new assignment at Patrol Borough Brooklyn South. Schiff, born in Brooklyn but raised in Queens, comes from a family of police officers and is married to a former cop. He joined the force in July 1996, after graduating third in his police academy class, and began his career on patrol in the 103rd Precinct in South Jamaica. He rose through the ranks being appointed captain in May 2007 and deputy inspector in June 2013. He has served in the 108th Precinct in Long Island City, Patrol Borough Manhattan South, 1st Precinct in Lower Manhattan, Patrol Borough Brooklyn South and the 68th Precinct in

Bay Ridge. Schiff previously served as the Commanding Officer of the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens and also as executive officer of the 67th Precinct in East Flatbush. He holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. At the 106th Precinct, he is looking to increase community involvement. He said he and his staff would be attending as many community meetings as possible. In the coming weeks, Schiff is going to create an email list and send “E-blasts” to provide information to residents on burglary patterns, robberies and other crimes in an effort to raise awareness and improve intelligence made available to the NYPD. He said there would be several email lists — religious organizations, educational organizations, elected officials, news media, business entities and a general community resident list — so information can be targeted to an affected group. Schiff said he would continue his opendoor policy, inviting residents with concerns to come to the Precinct Community Council’s monthly meetings. He believes “wholeheartedly” in the “broken windows” theory of law enforcement, which revolves around the belief that people arrested by police for minor crimes are sometimes later found to be responsible

Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, the new commanding officer of the 106th Precinct. PHOTO COURTESY NYPD

for major ones, and Schiff will encourage precinct officers to act on their observations of minor crimes. He recounted such an incident in the 76th Precinct. He said officers there stopped an individual drinking beer in public. The man was unable to provide identification. He was arrested, and a search found that he was in possession of a gun. The inspector said the biggest issues in the precinct that he will seek to address are youth

problems by the schools at dismissal time, gang activity and local bars and clubs whose patrons are causing problems. He said he is also concerned with pawn shops where criminals may be selling their stolen merchandise. Schiff asked residents to call 911 if they see suspicious activity on their block, such as an unknown individual wearing a UPS or FedEx uniform with a package, going doorto-door ringing door bells on multiple homes, or a n i nd iv idu al goi ng i nto backyards. He is also looking into bringing his successful “Spot It To Secure It” program to the 106th Precinct. The program involves a team of cops patrolling the neighborhood for parked cars that have iPhones, iPads, laptops and other valuables left inside and in plain sight. The officers will then snap a picture and mail it to the vehicle’s owner, reminding them not to leave belongings in their cars. The additional benefit of this program is that many cops will be patrolling individual blocks deterring crime, Schiff added “We have cops walking up and down your block,” he said. “Who is going to complain about a cop walking on your block?” Schiff explained that burglaries were reduced by 50 percent and car break-ins by 49 percent in the 76th Precinct area targeted Q by the “Spot It To Secure It” Program.

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Civics meet new 106th CO South Queens civic leaders met with the new commanding officer and executive officer of the 106th Precinct last week as they prepared to take the reins of law enforcement in the community. Assemblyman Mike Miller, left, joined with new 106th Precinct Executive Officer John Ganley; Richmond Hill South Civic Association President Margaret Finnerty; Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, the new CO of the 106th Precinct; Sal Simonetti, representing Councilman Eric Ulrich, and Joann

Ariola, president of the Lindenwood Alliance, when the new precinct leadership spoke at last Thursday’s meeting of the Richmond Hill South Civic Association in South Ozone Park. “I was just very impressed that [Schiff] came, stayed for the whole meeting, asked if there was any questions and took some of them,” Finnerty said. Schiff replaced Deputy Inspector Thomas Pascale as CO of the 106th Precinct last Friday. Pascale was reassigned to head Patrol Borough Brooklyn South.

A library is typically a quiet place, but not when there’s a pop music concert going on, and that was the case Monday afternoon at the Howard Beach branch of the Queens Library. The sounds of Motown came to the library courtesy of Susanne LoFaso and Vincent Roccaro, who make up the duo Vintage Bliss. Residents who were just in the library to take out books or use the computers told the duo that the show was really a great treat for them because they never expected to be entertained while they were reading and doing their research. The audience sang along and danced to the tunes. The duo’s repertoire at the library included Aretha Franklin’s “Baby I Love You,” and “Chain of Fools,” Martha and the Vandellas’ “Dancing in the Street,” The Four Tops,” “I Can’t Help Myself” and the Drifters’ “Up on the Roof” and Under the Boardwalk.” “We have a really good time with the audience, we get the audience involved,”

said Roccaro, adding, “We had a really fun day with the crowd at Howard Beach.” LoFaso, who started her music career at age 7, is currently a member of the girl group, “the Chiclettes.” Roccaro began his music career at 13. An admirer of Bobby Darin, he has performed some the singer’s greatest hits, including “Dream Lover,” “Mack the Q Knife” and “Beyond the Sea.”

Vincent Roccaro and Susanne LoFaso performed as Vintage Bliss at the Howard Beach Library on Monday. PHOTO BY STEPHEN GEFFON

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Woodhaven seniors find home, for now Center displaced by April building collapse gets a temporary location by Domenick Rafter Editor

To say the Catholic Charities WoodhavenRichmond Hill Senior Center has had an awful string of luck in finding a permanent home may be an understatement. Since having to leave St. Thomas the Apostle a few years ago, the center has moved no less than five times: first to a location in Richmond Hill, then to the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps building on Jamaica Avenue, then to a temporary location after a building collapse damaged the ambulance corps headquarters in April, then back to that building a few months later.

Seniors dance during the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center’s Moving Day celebration last Friday.

Now, with the damage from the building collapse still creating issues at the ambulance corps, the center has been forced out again and has found a new, temporary, home at Woodhaven’s American Legion Post 118. The American Legion building, located at 89-02 91 St., is not as big as the ambulance corps building, but it will allow seniors to keep meeting for events. “We’re happy to be here,” said Judy Kleeve, Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens vice president of older adult services, at last Friday’s opening celebration at the American Legion hall. “Hopefully we’ll be back in our own home very soon.” The center immediately vacated the ambulance corps building after the collapse of an abandoned structure next door on April 12. For several months, Woodhaven seniors were bused to the Catholic Charities Ozone Park Senior Center at St. Mary Gate of Heaven Church in Ozone Park, but the center soon reoccupied the ambulance corps building once it was deemed safe. The building that fell has not yet been demolished. Its landlord, who has been slapped with dozens of violations, has been nonresponsive. But Kleeve said that while the ambulance corps building is sound, there are still issues with it and they had to move out again. “We wanted to stay in the neighborhood,

Members of the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center pose for a picture inside their tempoPHOTOS BY DOMENICK RAFTER rary home at Woodhaven American Legion Post #118 on 91st Street. and we were lucky to find this place,” she said. The American Legion hall is a smaller space to operate in, but it has a handicapped access ramp and sits in the middle of a heavily residential part of the neighborhood, near many of the seniors’ homes. State Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) said he and other area officials have met with the ambulance corps and representatives from the city to come up with a game

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Jackie DiMaggio, left, winner of Italian-American Idol, sings the American national anthem, and tenor Christopher Macchio belts out “Il Canto degli Italiani,” also known as “Fratelli d’Italia,” the national anthem of Italy.

For the first time since 2011 the Howard Beach Columbus Day Parade marched down Cross Bay Boulevard on Sunday. A steady stream of red, white and green enveloped the boulevard, along with the sounds of marching bands from local high schools and Franklin K. Lane High School’s JROTC troop. Neighborhood schoolchildren from St. Helen and PS 207 joined the parade. T he an nual event is orga- SEE n i zed by t he Howard Beach MORE Columbus Day PHOTOS Fou nd at ion , which is holding ONLINE its eighth annual View more pictures gala dinner Oct. of the 2013 Howard 9 at Russo’s on Beac h Columbus the Bay starting Day Parade at at 6:30 p.m. For, your more informasource for news from tion, call (718) Q all over Queens. 641-3469.

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March on Sunday ended at Citi Field to protest development plan by Alessandra Malito Chronicle Contributor

As cars were lining up to leave the Citi Field parking lot after a Mets win, hundreds of protestors entered the gates for the final stretch of their march Sunday from Our Lady of Sorrows on 104th Street, never taking a break from rhyming chants in English and Spanish or banging the bottoms of buckets. For them, the message was clear — tell the City Council to say no to the impending vote on the Willets Point proposal to build a mall on the Citi Field parking lot. The plan, which would cost $3 billion to construct, includes a 1.4 million-square-foot mall developed by the Queens Development Center, a partnership between Sterling Equities and the Related Companies. Many in the Corona community and neighboring areas believe it is not the proper way to use the space. “We are an old community here in Corona,” Monsignor Thomas Healy, pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows, said to a group of hundreds of people in front of the church. “We need affordable housing much more than we need the largest mall in the city,” the pastor said. Many of the signs carried by participants said in English or Spanish that affordable housing was a priority. “Coming to this parish every week is

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housing,” Maria Julia Echert, a member of Make the Road New York, said. “And it didn’t happen.” Instead, the plan is to build the shopping mall, with shops, restaurants and a garage. Additional parking would be on 126th Street, across from the stadium, where many auto body shops now exist.

James wins public advocate race Defeats Squadron in runoff, faces no GOP opposition by Domenick Rafter Editor

The primary season ended in a rather anticlimactic fashion Tuesday night. The runoff election most pundits thought several months ago would decide the city’s next mayor, instead only decided who would serve as his next-in-line for the next four years. And even then, fewer than 200,000 voters showed up to choose the likely successor to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio — the Democratic nominee for mayor — in January. Those who did pull the lever Tuesday voted overwhelmingly for Councilwoman Letitia James (D-Brooklyn) who defeated her opponent, state Sen. Dan Squadron (D-Brooklyn) 59 percent to 41 percent, according to unofficial citywide results. They qualified for the primary by being the top two vote getters on Sept. 10, finishing with 33 and 30 percent of the vote, respectively. Both the mayoral and comptroller elections did not head to runoffs because the winners — de Blasio and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer — won more than 40 percent of the vote outright. In Queens, the candidates performed about equally as well Tuesday night despite the county party’s surprise endorsement last

week of James, who sits on the City Council as a member of the Working Families Party and caucuses with Democrats. Many of the borough’s state legislators had already been behind Squadron, who was the only state official running for citywide office this year. James defeated Squadron in Long Island City, Ridgewood, East Elmhurst and won nearly every precinct in Southeast Queens, while Squadron handily defeated James in Whitestone, Middle Village, Maspeth, Jamaica Estates and Little Neck. The two candidates split the total in the borough’s most voter-rich neighborhoods, including Astoria, Bayside, Forest Hills, Flushing, Jackson Heights and the Rockaways. James is almost assured of victory in November as Republicans did not field a candidate for the public advocate’s office, though she faces minor party opponents. If she does win, she will be the first black woman elected to citywide office. The position of public advocate was created in 1993 and is modeled after the former job of president of the City Council, a citywide office that had a vote on the city’s Board of Estimates, which was disbanded after being declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court four years earlier. The public advocate serves as an ombudsman

Brooklyn Councilwoman Letitia James won the Democratic runoff for public advocate PHOTO BY DOMENICK RAFTER Tuesday night. between the city government and its residents, has the power to introduce legislation in the City Council and is first in line to succeed the mayor should the office be vacated. There have only been three people to serve as public advocate: Mark Green, Betsy Gotbaum and de Blasio — all Q Democrats.

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continued from page 2 U l r ich, who is one of Tu r ner’s strongest supporters, said the Ragusa wing of the party used “fuzzy math” to win the election, adding that the number of Tur ner suppor ters confirmed the leadership battle would be headed to a courtroom. “Anyone who was at that meeting knows there was overwhelming support for Turner and [he was] the clear choice of the district leaders and county committee persons at the meeting,” he said. Ulrich, a district leader himself, added that the state Republicans sent an observer, former upstate Rep. John Sweeney, to observe the meeting and he took “pages and pages of notes,” and said he believed Turner will ultimately win in court. “This is not 2011,” he declared, referring to the last battle for the party in which Ognibene’s claim to the leadership was overruled by a court. In that year, Ognibene supporters held their own meeting in Richmond Hill that elected him chair of the party, but the state Board of Elections refused to accept his election and Ragusa held on to the chairmanship. This year, the two wings of the party supported different mayoral candidates. Ragusa backed businessman John Catsimatidis while Ulrich and Turner backed Q eventual GOP nominee Joe Lhota.

Monsignor Thomas Healy, outside Our Lady of Sorrows Chuch in Corona on Sunday, talks to area residents prior to a march to Citi Field protesting plans to build a mall and not affordable housing.

“There are seven malls in the area,” Echert said. “They’re saying it’s something different this time, but it’s not.” Fans watched from their tailgates and drivers from their cars as protestors passed through, walking from 104th Street to 108th Street on 37th Avenue and then down Roosevelt Avenue under the rumbling of the No. 7 train to the entrance of Citi Field. Some came up and asked questions, others honked and waved in support. “I hope this message is clear,” Healy said in front of Citi Field, after the crowd was told to move to the sidewalk by police. “Some people will become very wealthy. But not us.” Jorim Rhee, a spokesperson for MinKwon Center in Flushing, said she thought the protest was highly efficient: “This is great – you see all these different organizations, faithbased, all these neighboring areas,” Rhee said. “I think we’re all unified. The current plan doesn’t put the community first.” Residents from surrounding neighborhoods, such as Flushing, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and Forest Hills, came out to sing songs and hold signs in opposition of the proposal. Some shouted “The people united, will never be defeated.” A report released on Sunday by the Fairness Coalition of Queens found that 83 continued on page 40

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Anger over tow pound


Longtime Ozone Park Kiwanians honored The Ozone Park Kiwanis Club honored two of its eldest members on Sept. 21. Anthony Gasparello, left photo, and Nick Sangiamo received special plaques honoring their more than 100 years of combined service to the community. Both were founding members of the Ozone Park Kiwanis Club, which is 60 years old this year.

Gasparello, 92, is a World War II veteran who was a founding member of the Ozone Park Kiwanis and was its president for a time in the early 1960s. Sangiamo, 87, is a graduate of John Adams High School and also served in World War II, seeing action in France and Belgium and taking part in the Battle of the Bulge.


Sangiamo was the seventh president of the Ozone Park Kiwanis and has been coowner of a neighborhood auto parts store for 56 years. Presenting the awards to Gasparello and Sangiamo are Ozone Park Kiwanis member Paul Capocasale, left, and President Victor Rodriguez.



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Terryl De Mendonca, founder of the Misunderstood Youth Development Center in Kew Gardens, would much prefer reaching out to troubled teens and young adults before they must be incarcerated. But at a forum she hosted last Thursday at Campus Magnet School in Cambria Heights, she said the community, particularly youth and young adults, must reject out of hand the notion that talking to the police or district attorney when they have knowledge of a crime is “snitching.” “The only way we can do something about it is if people come together and start speaking up,” she said emphatically of crime. The presentation in the school’s auditorium opened with a slide show with pictures of 50 homicide victims. The oldest was 76. The youngest were 5. Representatives from the Department of Education, the NYPD and the office of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown also attended. So, too, did the parents of four young city residents who have died from street violence.

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KILLED BY A FRIEND Laseam Hogan, 27, of Flushing, was a father of two who was an aspiring performer. “He had just signed with Def Jam Records,” his mother, Andrea McGowan, told the audience of more than 100. “I still look out the window to see if he’s coming home ... Love your boy while he’s still here.” It was about noon on Oct. 15, 2010, when he met Malcolm Thompson, then 18, in a courtyard at the Pomonok Houses on Parsons Boulevard. “I’ll never forget that phone call,” McGowan said. “He was killed over $200 that he lent that boy when he was put out, and he didn’t want to pay it back ... He was a friend.” Thompson was convicted in June of shooting Hogan twice as the latter walked away from what had become a confrontation, and then leaning over and shooting him three more

Andrea McGowan of Flushing with a portrait of her late son, Laseam Hogan.

Parents decry the code of the street times as he lay dying in the courtyard. People stepped up, she said, and cooperated with law enforcement, for which she was grateful, acknowledging that some people often are too afraid to take a stand and provide evidence. “Hold on to your youngsters,” McGowan told the audience of more than 100. “The streets are trying to destroy them.” A FALLEN STAR Tayshana “Chicken” Murphy, 18, of Harlem, was a point guard on her school’s basketball team, and her father, Traylonn Murphy, said she was considering college scholarship offers from as far away as California. “She had a bright future and was looking forward to it,” Murphy said. “Her picture is all I have left.” He and authorities believe that his daughter was shot to death as part of a rivalry between the neighboring Manhattanville and Grant housing projects that traces back to 1972. Murphy has channeled his pain and sense of loss into positive input at the housing projects. He and fellow volunteers meet with the youths in both locales and coordinate patrols of both areas. Joining Murphy at Campus Magnet were Derrick Haynes and Arnita Brockington, both of whom work with him to reach out to at-risk youths in the projects. “Derrick’s brother was the first person killed in this feud,” Murphy said. “We decided to work together so maybe my daughter will be the last.” He also praised Brockington’s work with the group and the impact they have been able to make. “And this year, her son was convicted of killing my daughter.” Tyshawn Brockington, 23, is serving 25 years to life. A MOTHER’S PLEA Kendrick Ali Morrow Jr., 17, was a bright, college-bound graduate of Elmont High School with a scholarship to St. John’s University when he went to a party in Springfield Gardens on May 15, 2010. “I just had so many hopes and dreams for my son,” Shenee Johnson said. From what she and authorities have been able to piece together, a fight broke out at the party and spilled outside. Morrow and another youth concentrated on getting two girls with them a safe distance away. “But then he remembered another friend, and he went back,” Johnson said. “Somebody shot him.” The case remains officially unsolved, largely, Johnson said, because no one will cooperate with the police or the District Attorney’s Office. “I was on the phone with the parents of those young ladies, trying to get them to talk,” she said. “They’re worried about the danger, but at least they have their daughters. I’ll never see my son again. “What kind of world do we live in?” she asked. “You have to speak ...”

Traylonn Murphy of Harlem, left, Shenee Johnson of Elmont, LI, Andrea McGowan of Flushing and Natasha Christopher of Brooklyn pose with portraits of their murdered teenage children at a PHOTOS BY MICHAEL GANNON forum challenging the “Don’t snitch to police” code of the street. THUNDEROUS SILENCE He said stronger gun laws, for example, Akeal Christopher, 14, wasn’t the first would not likely help in many cases. teenager to sneak out to a party when he did “His daughter died in a rivalry that goes so on June 28, 2012. back 41 years,” O’Connor said, referring to “He was supposed to be going to his Traylonn Murphy. “Half the people in this father’s for the weekend,” his mother, Nata- room weren’t even alive then.” sha Christopher, said. Derrick Haynes approached the micro“And at 1 a.m., I got a call saying he was phone when a young child asked why so shot,” she said. “I slept on the floor of his hos- many people carry guns on the street. pital room for 14 days, watching my son die “They carry guns because they are afraid,” slowly with a bullet in the back of his head. he said, shaking the child’s hand on the way That is what gang violence did to my son!” back to his seat. She said Akeal is believed to have been with An NYPD detective whose identity is at least seven people when he was shot, includ- being withheld by the Chronicle acknowling a cousin. edged that is true, and that it “And ever since that night, will take peer pressure from all seven have been on mute,” both you ng a nd old to old on to your she said. “When I asked them change the mentality. to go to the police, suddenly “We have to convince youngsters. they are all minors. Death is young people that guns are around us every day. You prenot a symbol of status or a The streets pare to bury your parents and symbol of power,” he said. are trying to grandparents — but nobody “When more people stop carshould ever watch a child die.” guns, suddenly it won’t destroy them.” rying Those with Akeal apparentbe cool. They won’t be the ly came close. big men anymore.” — Andrea McGowan, “They took out his cell O’Connor said often commother of a murder victim phone. Did they call 911? munity cooperation is the No! They started to undress only way to build a case, and my son, try and take his designer clothes.” said that in many cases, the NYPD’s 1 (800) Christopher then acknowledged Murphy, 577-TIPS (8477) hotline can be used anonyBrockington and Haynes for the work they mously and give the police a place to start, a have done, and Murphy in particular for the direction to head in. kindness and compassion in his embrace of “You are given a number,” he said. “You Brockington and forgiveness of his daugh- don’t have to leave your name. It hasn’t ter’s killer. changed in about 30 years.” “I am not at the point of forgiveness,” she Mariela Palomino Herring, chief of the said. “I am not going to pretend.” District Attorney’s Gang Violence and Hate There is a $12,000 reward for information Crimes Bureau, said sometimes they just are leading to an arrest and conviction. going to have to put witnesses on the stand. “Don’t come to us first — go to someone GIVE US A FIGHTING CHANCE you trust,” she said. “It will take a year to During the ensuing panel discussion, get to a trial, and a lot can happen in a year Kevin O’Connor, assistant commissioner of where you might not have to testify. It community affairs in the NYPD’s juvenile somebody sees five people ready to testify justice division, said there very often is no against him, he’ll take a plea. But we need sense in trying to make sense of the violence witnesses to make a case. You have to give Q that has claimed so many young lives. us a fighting chance.”


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‘A hole in your heart that never goes away’ by Michael Gannon

at the car wash, was hit in the leg. Gregory Calas of St. Albans, who was “To bury a child is grief I can’t describe. convicted of firing the shot that killed It creates a hole in your heart that never Kevin, was 18 at the time of the shooting, and Nnonso Ekwegbalu, who goes away.” also fired a gun in the altercaDonna Hood was speaking tion, was 16. Friday to a crowd of hundreds Both were sentenced in Febwho had marched in a candleruary to 50 years in prison. light vigil from Campus Magnet Hood, speaking to the crowd High School to a car wash at following the candlelight procesSpringfield and Linden boulesion, said she hopes the two will va rds, the place where her use their time to reflect on the life 13-year-old son, Kevin Miller Jr. they took, and how they impacted ,was killed four years ago this the lives Kevin left behind. week when he was struck by a She also said Ekwegbalu’s bullet meant for a gang member. fate should serve as a warning to Kevin had been heading to the both teens and their parents. McDonald’s rest au r a nt ju st Kevin Miller Jr. “Only one fired the shot that across Springfield Boulevard FILE PHOTO killed Kevin, but both of them after school on Oct. 2, 2009 when two members of the Crips street gang got 50 years,” she said. “Be careful who you decided to settle a fight with three members hang with.” After of the ceremony, Hood and Kevin of the rival Bloods gang with guns. A diligent student who was active in his Miller Sr. helped unveil Kevin’s honorary church, Kevin never associated with gangs, Class of 2013 diploma from Campus Magand was considered an innocent victim of net’s Humanities and the Arts High School, the violence. He was struck in the head the diploma he would have received back in Q while Pedro Garcia, a 17-year-old employee June. Editor

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Teen gets 20 years in Patrick Dixon’s death 17-year-old killed for an iPhone edly responsible for the death face serious consequences,” Brown added. “Today’s sentence is necessary to punish the defendant for his active participation in this attack.” Brown said cases still are pending against the remaining defendants, including Jose Heredia, who allegedly cut Dixon with the razor and has been charged with second-degree murder. The group allegedly followed Dixon as he got off a city bus, with one of them putting him in a choke hold, demanding his phone and trying to take it from his pocket. As Dixon struggled, Huffman and another defendant grabbed him before he broke free. Prosecutors allege that Heredia then slashed his throat. Huffman and two others allegedly followed Dixon as he ran away and fell to the ground, with one of the attackers still demanding that the teen hand over his phone. Brown’s office said Huffman’s face and clothes were covered in blood, and that he Q admitted running after Dixon.

Hundreds of people mourned Kevin Miller’s death and celebrated his brief life on Friday at the annual candlelight vigil organized in his memory by the group Embrace Ya Kidz. The march began at Campus Magnet High School, where Kevin was a student, and ended with ceremonies at a car wash at the street corner where he fell an innocent victim of gang violence. PHOTOS BY MICHAEL GANNON

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A 19-year-old Jamaica man was sentenced to 20 years in prison last week for his role in a 2011 robbery in which a 17-year-old was killed for his iPhone. Stephon Huffman of 116th Avenue pleaded guilty in July to first-degree manslaughter in the death of Patrick Dixon, who was attacked by four men as he walked in broad daylight at the intersection of 142nd Street and 120th Avenue in South Jamaica. Dixon died after being slashed in the throat when he resisted the attack. Huffman’s sentence, handed down by Queens Supreme Court Justice Gregory Lasak, includes five years of post-release supervision. “This was an incredibly violent attack in which a teenage boy’s throat was slashed as he fought for his life after being chased and restrained by the defendant and several alleged accomplices,” District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement issued by his office on Sept. 25. “A young life was senselessly cut short over a cell phone, and the young men alleg-

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Gambling busts lead to guns, drugs: DA Brown says expanded raids at 12 sites recover loaded weapons, pills and cash

NYPD Inspector Michael Bryan, left, commanding officer of the Queens Narcotics Division, NYPD Detective Andrew Lenski and Queens District Attorney Richard Brown with weapons seized during COURTESY PHOTO the investigation of an alleged gambling ring.

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Reservoir continued from page 6 Crowley is hopeful it can be completed by next year. Arcuri believes the park needs to ups its security. “My only concern is there is no security to keep an eye on things,” he said. “They need a system of park enforcement police.” He also wants a pedestrian bridge added. This would prevent people from having to cross a busy street to get from the parking lot to the reservoir side of the park. “A pedestrian bridge would be good and efficient,” Arcuri said. Park visitors also have suggestions they would like to see implemented. Tonno wants mile markers so he is aware of how far he has walked. Sanchez thinks the main park needs “fixing up. Also more barbeque stands to bring the family.” Quinones has a dream of seeing a public swimming pool added to the property. The reservoir is located on the Brooklyn-Queens border and became a part of Highland Park a few years ago. “I encourage people to take advantage of it before the seasons change,” Q Crowley said. “It’s beautiful.”

The Queens District Attorney said last week that an investigation into an alleged family-run gambling ring has led to the seizure of guns and drugs. In a statement with NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly issued by his off ice on Sept. 24, DA Richard Brown said police also recovered six guns, drugs and more than $120,000 in cash as the result of related search warrants. Brown said police executed 12 search warrants last week, including one at the home of Saul Montalvo in Ozone Park. Evidence allegedly recovered included: • 120 Percocet pills, 75 Oxycontin pills, 35 Hydrocodone pills and betting slips from a kitchen cabinet; • a 9-mm Taurus pistol with a high-capacity magazine containing 16 bullets; • a loaded .45-caliber Taurus pistol repor ted stolen last year in Pennsylvania; • a loaded .45-caliber Ruger pistol; • a loaded 12-guage Mossberg shotgun; • a loaded Smith & Wesson MP-15 assault rif le with a high-capacity magazine;

• three other high-capacity magazines containing more than 10 bullets; • and more than $90,000 from a safe in a bedroom. A search of his son, Daniel Montalvo of Corona, allegedly turned up an additional MP-15 and four highcapacity magazines, including two loaded with 20 rounds apiece. Those charged aside from Saul and Daniel Montalvo include Saul Montalvo’s sister, Veronica Montalvo, 40, of 97th Avenue in Ozone Park; Juan Arias, 41, of Strong Street in the Bronx; Benny Maldonado, 60, of Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood; and Rosa Rincon, 56, of 95th Avenue in Woodhaven. The complaint alleges that the group ran out of rooms in Woodhaven and Brooklyn, and took bets from more that 30 betting parlors in Q ueens, Brook ly n a nd Nassau County. Brown praised the NYPD for netting the weapons and drugs as well as shutting down the gambling operation. “The nexus between illegal drugs and violence is never far,” Kelly said. “It is thanks to New York City

detectives and their partners in the Queens District Attorney’s Office that five loaded guns including an assault weapon are out of circulation, along with illegally obtained prescription drugs.” Brown’s off ice said they were arraigned on an indictment charging them variously with enterprise corruption; first-degree promoting gambling and first-degree possession of gambling records. Each faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted. Brown said in addition that Saul Montalvo and his wife, Beatriz Velez, 33, have been charged variously in separate complaints with third-, fifth- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled subst a nce ; second-, th i rd- a nd fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon; criminal possession of a firearm; fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property; firstdegree promoting gambling; and first-degree possession of gambling records. Daniel Montalvo also has been charged with second-, third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of Q a weapon.

Alleged killer’s body found Funeral is held in Flushing for shooting victim by Liz Rhoades Managing Editor

As shooting victim Zachariah Yong Jae Shin of Whitestone was being laid to rest on Monday, police recovered the body of the alleged gunman, who was found in the Hudson River, just a few miles from where his car was discovered last week. Sang Ho Kim, 63, of Fresh Meadows, is alleged to have shot the owner of a lighting fixture company, Savenergy, near Roosevelt Field mall in Garden City, LI on Sept. 25 in a disagreement over money. Kim was a vendor for the firm and believed the business owed him money. Accord i ng to published reports, Kim entered the business and asked for Shin, 25, who worked there. Shin was talking to the store’s owner, John Choi. The gunman allegedly shot Choi first and then Shin. It is believed that Kim had a dispute with Shin’s par-

ents over work he did in their house and wasn’t paid. Choi, 68, who lives on Long Island, was shot in the head but survived. Kim disappeared after the shooting, and his white Honda Pilot was found a day later near a park in Putnam County’s Cold Spring. Police were searching for him in the woods. The shooting spree caused lockdowns and door-to-door searches from Long Island to D u t ch e s s C ou nt y a s l aw enforcement officials continued a manhunt to find Kim. A boater spotted Kim’s body near Iona Island, a small piece of land in the Hudson at Stony Point, near the Bear Mountain Bridge. Police say the body had been in the water for several days and Kim was later identified through fingerprints. The medical examiner will decide on the cause of death, which is thought to be suicide. Kim’s mother died seven years ago and she was cremated. Her

ashes were strewn near the upstate bridge. The alleged perpetrator was described by associates as having a temper and blaming others for his failures. He lived with his wife in an apartment on 64th Avenue. Choi and Kim met a year ago, according to published reports, at the Hyo Shin Bible Presbyterian Church in Flushing. Kim was out of a job and Choi decided to help him out with work. But the relationship deteriorated over the year when Kim allegedy bullied the staff and made a lot of demands. A memorial service was held for Shin over the weekend, with his funeral on Monday at the Central Funeral Home in Flushing. The victim, who was interred in Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale, LI, was described as very intelligent and well-liked. He and his family came to the United States from Korea


10 years ago and were members of the Korean Evangelical Church.Shin graduated from Syracuse University and wantQ ed to become a dentist.

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Ice Jewelry: where the owners can relate to their clients

A Hall of a guy New York Mets icon Mike Piazza reflected on his career and his life since retirement at Citi Field on Sunday, prior to his induction into the Mets Hall of Fame. Piazza played for the Mets from May 1998 through 2005. As an Amazin’ he made seven All-Star teams, hit 220 of his 427 career home runs, and set a team record with 124

runs batted in during the 1999 season. He also hit some of the most dramatic home runs in team history, including a goahead homer against the Atlanta Braves on Sept. 21, 2001, 10 days after the 9/11 attacks. Piazza’s 396 home runs as a catcher are the most in baseball history.

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they treat everything like it’s a one-shot deal and we don’t do that,” Elias said. In addition to buying gold, silver, diamonds, watches Recently, a woman and her boyfriend went into and coins, Ice Jewelry Buying also offers instant cash an unassuming gold buying and cash loan shop on loans for jewelry and eBay selling services. Queens Boulevard. She had a $35 offer on her ring Their cash loans program is straightforward and from another area shop, but was looking to get a simple. “It’s a perfect solution for someone who better deal. In what may be viewed as poor business has a bill due and a check on the way,” Goldberg acumen, she told her new prospective buyer what said. “But we make sure they have a game plan to her previous offer was. Still, after examining her buy their jewelry back before the end of the term. piece, he offered her $1,600. He did so, as he says, Sometimes these are people’s heirlooms we’re “...because that’s what it was worth.” talking about and we respect that.” The plight of the worker who’s hard-up for cash For those who are less Internet-savvy or just don’t in today’s economy is something that Arthur Elias have the time, Ice Jewelry Buying offers a convenient and Edward Goldberg can relate to firsthand, eBay sales service. If what a customer has isn’t an having been laid off from their jobs in jewelry item that Ice Jewelry Buying would purchase, like manufacturing. They understand that people get a handbag or antique furniture, they can help find into situations where they just need a little cash fast a buyer on their eBay store. Elias consults with the to make the bills and Ice Jewelry Buying Service customer to find a target price hopes to help out in the most and let the Internet auctioneers honest way they can. STORE HOURS handle the rest. MON.-FRI. 11am - 7pm “For this, I like to think we’re SAT. 10am - 5pm For anyone who has ever doing the community a service,” SUN. by Appointment dealt with the hassle of selling Elias said. “We’re in the business of helping people who are in a tough and shipping an item on eBay — all the forms involved in setting spot. They can come to our store up a user and paypal account, the 10-15 percent fee and know that we can educate them on what they that Ice Jewelry Buying charges to do all the work is have and we’ll give them what their items are worth. really a bargain deal. When that woman told me her previous offer, it made “At the end of the day, I just want people to feel me wonder how many times this happens — how comfortable doing business with us. People have many people who really need that money get taken this conception of gold buying stores as these slimy advantage of?” places with slimy people, and they’re typically right. Elias opened his Rego Park shop with Goldberg But we want to be different. I don’t think it’s cool to less than a year ago, and already they’re seeing a lot see someone buy a ring for $200 and put it in their of repeat customers and referrals. This is a sign to counter for $800. We don’t do that.” them that they’re doing something right — the pawn Ice Jewelr y Buying Ser vice is located at business typically deals in one-time transactions but 98-30 Queens Blvd. in Rego Park. Hours of operation Elias is determined to break that mold, building a are Monday-Friday from 11 am to 7:00 pm and reputation on trust. Sat urday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday – pri vate “Everyone around here is buying gold these days; appoinments are available. Call for more information you can go into the barber shop down the road and Q (718) 830-0030. sell your jewelry. The problem with all these places is

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Helping families afford the tuition by Domenick Rafter Editor

Carol Villani wanted her two daughters to attend a Catholic school and get a good education. A working single mother, she was willing to make the financial sacrifice to pay the tuition to send her two daughters, Shannon, 12 and Ashley, 9, to St. Margaret School in Middle Village. But then in 2009, she lost her job and her source of income. She was worried her daughters would no longer be able to go to the school they loved. “It was very difficult and I didn’t know what to do going forward,� Villani said. Though she lives in Fresh Meadows, she and her daughters commute to Middle Village each day for school because they love St. Margaret so much. To be forced to take them out of that school and put them in public SECTION school was not what Villani, who immigrated from Guatemala in 1980 and grew up in a rough part of Brooklyn, wanted for her children. For many families of Catholic faith, tuition to send their child, or children, to a Catholic school is out of reach. Working class and poor families already pinching every penny to survive, or in Villani's case, had their finances planned out only to suffer a sudden loss in income. According to Stefanie Gutierrez, spokeswoman for the Diocese of Brooklyn, about one-third of diocesan families with children in Catholic schools fall below the poverty line of $27,000 in income. That makes foundations like Futures in Education, which offers needs-based scholarships to students from families below the poverty line so they may be able to send their children to Catholic schools so vital.

“Many families want their children to have a solid education, grounded in the Catholic faith, but do not have the financial means to make that happen,� said the Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn. “We have over 30,000 students in our Catholic elementary schools and academies and over one-third of them fall below the poverty level of $27,000 a year. These are financial-based scholarships; children that would never get a good quality Catholic education if it was not for Futures in Education.� Villani was referred to Futures in Education by the staff at St. Margaret after she lost her job. “They are lifesavers,� Villani said. “I’m pleading for every donor to please continue their support. Its very life changing for children go to a Catholic school. I feel the kids are in a safer environment.� She will speak about her experiences at the Futures in Education scholarship dinner on Oct. 9 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan. The honoree at the dinner will be Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who attended a Catholic high school in Queens — Archbishop Molly. Villani said her faith was extremely important to her, and helped her growing up in a rough neighborhood, and she wanted her daughters to grow up in a Catholic environment. “I believe in my faith strongly. Without it I cannot do anything,� she said. “I want my daughters to learn it as well.� Shannon and Ashley love their school, Villani said, because it offers so many different activities and clubs. The girls are involved in the school choir, drama club and the



Shannon Villani, left, and her sister Ashley are students at St. Margaret School in Middle Village. After their mother, Carol, lost her job, she found help paying her daughters’ tuition through a scholarship from Futures in Education. PHOTO COURTESY CAROL VILLANI science club. “St. Margaret offers a variety of different experiences for them,� she said. “Not only in terms of education, they really care for the students. I’ve seen other families that cannot afford the schools and Futures in Education is able to help them. I wish the program can help more people.� Villani said her daughters want to help make tuition for affordable for families in need. “They tell me ‘Mom, one day I want to be an angel and Q help others,’� she said.

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Facts about the TACHS exam The TACHS exam is a test for students in the eighth grade who are interested in attending a Catholic high school. In order to be admitted into Catholic high schools in September 2014, students must take this admission examination on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The results from that examination, along with school records and other information, are then sent to the high school principals to assist them in making admission decisions. Each student’s information will be sent to three high schools of his/her choice. Results also will be sent to the Catholic elementary schools within the Archdiocese of New York or the Diocese of Brooklyn/Queens.

PARENT/GUARDIAN REPORTS A home repor t will be provided for each student after high school notif ications have been mailed in January 2014. For Catholic school students within the Archdiocese of New York or the Diocese of Brooklyn/Queens, the home report will be sent to the elementary school for distribution. For public, private and nondiocesan school students, the home report will be sent to the student’s home address. All TACHS test results are final. No rescoring will be done.


ACADEMIC SKILLS TESTED The TACHS measures academic achievement in reading, language arts and mathematics, along with general reasoning skills. The test has been developed with the advice and approval of diocesan representatives.


EXAMINATION FEE A nonrefundable examination fee of $52 will include registration materials, a student handbook, test materials and the reporting of scores to three high schools of a student’s choice. Duplicate registrations may result in a processing fee. TEST CANDIDATES The TACHS is only for current eighth grade students. Students wishing to apply to a Catholic high school for a grade other than the ninth grade should apply directly to that high school. A student may take the TACHS examination only once.

SPECIAL TEST ACCOMMODATIONS The only accommodation allowed will be extended testing time (time and a half). An eligibility form and further inst r uctions for st udents needing extended testing time are located in the TACHS handbook.

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• Bring your admit card to the test site on day of the test. • January 15, 2014, release of admission notices by high schools. • February 2014, response cards back to high schools — high school notification letters will include information relative to the date on which students should return his/her acceptance letter to the high school they choose to attend. • March 5, 2014, high school registration day. For more information, call 1 (866) 618-2247 or on the Q web, visit —

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Three boro schools get blue ribbons Schools in Richmond Hill, Little Neck, Oakland Gardens win national honor by Domenick Rafter Editor

Three Queens elementary schools have joined a prestigious group. PS 66 in Richmond Hill, PS 46 in Oakland Gardens and PS 221 in Little Neck have all been awarded the Blue Ribbon honor by the U.S. Department of Education, the latest in a growing number of Queens schools to receive the award. PS 66, located on 102nd Street in Richmond Hill, is also a city landmark. The

school building opened in 1898 and is known for its trademark bell tower. The institution was renamed for former First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis in 2002. “We are very proud of this honor,” said PS 66 Principal Phyllis Leinwand, who sent parents a letter announcing the award last week. “Our goal has always been to strive for excellence in literacy.” She admitted that the new rigorous state tests were a factor in helping her school achieve the academic excellence the blue rib-

bons are given out for. Her school’s teacherto-student ratio is kept small, Leinwand admits, and that helps students with the tougher standards. “It definitely does offset the angst of standardized tests,” she said. Leinwand credited the achievement to her students, staff and the parents. “I think that everyone here is a stakeholder,” she said. “We’ve really been swept up in the momentum.” This year, 286 schools in the country

have been designated Blue Ribbon institutions. Along with the three Queens schools, two in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan were also chosen. “New York City is home to six public schools that today received the 2013 Blue Ribbon Award from the United States Department of Education ... as a result of their allaround academic excellence, and their success in preparing students for college and careers,” Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said in a statement. “I congratulate the principals, students, teachers, and parents at these six schools for receiving this honor; it is a testament to all of their hard work and dedication to student achievement.”


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Last year, two Queens schools were awarded blue ribbons: PS 191 in Bellerose and PS 203 in Oakland Gardens. The latter school held a celebration ceremony last December in which local off icials and Wa l c o t t h i m s el f a t t e n d e d t o of f e r congratulations. The winning schools will receive a plaque at a ceremony in Washington, DC in November. Past Queens schools to receive blue ribbons include PS 41 and PS 159, both in Bayside, PS 173 in Fresh Meadows, PS/IS 178 in Jamaica Estates and Transfiguration Roman Q Catholic School in Corona.

Richmond Hill South Civic The Richmond Hill South Civic Association is moving to a new location. Meetings will now be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 135-45 Lefferts Blvd. in South Ozone Park, which is handicapped accessible. The first meeting with be today, Thursday, Sept. 26. The guest speaker will be Q Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder.

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FDNY offers free smoke, CO detectors in Sandy zone Program aimed primarily at senior citizens by Stephen Geffon

mendations to improve fire safety along with distribution of free sensors. The FDNY is providing and installing Hogan said the program is particularly free of charge smoke and carbon mon- aimed at senior citizens because they oxide detectors in the homes of seniors are particularly vulnerable to fires. and other residents in the Community In 2012, the FDNY recorded 58 Board 10 and Community Board 14 area deaths due to fires, a lower number than â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including Howard Beach, Broad in the past, but 43 percent of those were Channel and the aged 70 or older. Rockaways â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we get to the were affected by Hurseniors, we think that ricane Sandy. we can bring down ore than 40 Lt. Chris Hogan, that number,â&#x20AC;? Hogan program coordinator percent of New said. for the FDNY FoundaAt a recent CB 10 Yorkers killed in meeting, tion, said the focus is Chairwomon hurricane-damfires last year an Betty Braton said aged communities boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s area has were 70 or over. the because there has a high population of been an increase in residents over 75, serious fires in those adding that Lindenareas since the storm nearly a year ago. wood ranks particularly high in the city Hogan said his unit would visit the when it comes to the number of seniors. home of any resident in a Sandy-affected Hogan said the FDNY also wants to area who requests their service and per- reach out to hard-of-hearing individuals form a home-safety review with recom- and provide them with Lifetone alarms

which sync to the smoke alarm and alert hearing-impaired individuals with three loud â&#x20AC;&#x153;chirpsâ&#x20AC;? when it detects that the smoke alarm is sounding. His presentation will also include discussing the type of home an individual lives in and the challenges it presents from a fire safety point of view, having an evacuation plan as a family in the event of a fire in the home, getting out, meeting outside the home, special needs of community residents and the importance of having a smoke detector and a carbon monoxide detector. Hogan urged residents to test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors frequently and to change the batteries every six months. Older devices â&#x20AC;&#x201D; generally smoke detectors over 10 years old and carbon monoxide detectors that are between five and seven years old â&#x20AC;&#x201D; should also be replaced. He added that homeowners and apartment dwellers should also have a fire extinguisher on hand capable of putting out various types of household fires.

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GENERIC COLORS While generic drugs are as effective at producing the results provided by their brand-name counterparts, they may not look exactly the same. However, although a generic pill may not be the same size, shape, or color of the brand-name drug it replaces, patients should not let these cosmetic differences deter them from taking the drugs. A recent study involving an

essential drug shows that a difference in a medication’s color may lead patients to discontinue its use. According to a study of patients who were prescribed antiepileptic medications, those whose pill color had changed were 53 percent more likely to discontinue their use than those whose pill color remained consistent. This issue should be discussed with the pharmacist.

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Six reasons to switch Medicare plans for 2014 Each year, Medicare open enrollment brings with it changes that can affect nearly 50 million people. The limited enrollment timeframe of just 54 days —Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 — gives all Medicare beneficiaries the opportunity to change their Medicare plans for the coming year to better match their needs and potentially save on healthcare costs. This includes anyone using original Medicare, Medicare Advantage or Part D prescription drug plans. If your Medicare coverage worked well during the previous year, it may seem simple to continue with those existing Medicare plans. But there are many reasons why this annual enrollment season should grab the attention of Medicare beneficiaries, according to Paula Muschler, manager of the Allsup Medicare Advisor. This is a Medicare plan selection service offering personalized help that includes customized research and enrollment assistance. “In the broadest terms, your Medicare plans may have changed what they cover, or your own needs may have changed, or both,” Muschler says. “If you continue with the same plan next year, you could find your plan doesn’t cover things you thought it did or that you need, leaving you holding the bill.” Muschler outlined the following six reasons why beneficiaries should review their Medicare plans during the annual open enrollment season. 1. Your health situation has changed. Perhaps you have developed a health condition in the previous 12 months that requires a new prescription drug or ongoing visits to a specialist. It’s important to know whether the plan you have, or decide to purchase, covers these health needs. 2. Your healthcare provider situation has changed. Physicians may retire or relocate, and medical facilities may change their terms. A number of developments could lead your plans to no longer include the doctors you see or the medical center you visit. “If your doctor choice is important to you,

this is a good reason to study your options and possibly switch Medicare plans,” Muschler says. 3. Your coverage changes. Plans can alter the drugs, procedures and conditions they cover. For example, your prescription drug Part D plan may no longer cover the prescription drugs you need to purchase in the coming year, or put restrictions on how and where you purchase them. “Questions about prescription drug costs are one of the top concerns our Allsup Medicare specialists encounter,” Muschler explains. “This is especially critical for those who fall into the prescription drug donut hole.” The donut hole is the gap of coverage in which the individual pays a greater percentage of the drug cost. 4. Your plan premiums, co-pays or deductibles are increasing. Price changes occur year to year, so examine the prices you have been paying and what you can expect to pay in the coming year. There may be alternative plans with lower costs available in your area that an experienced Medicare specialist like Allsup can locate. 5. You have moved or are planning to move. It’s important to consider your Medicare plans when moving because you may leave the plan’s service area or have additional options. 6. Your current plan no longer will be available. In these instances, beneficiaries must select a new plan, or they may default to another plan chosen by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Each fall, Medicare participants receive their Annual Notice of Change and Evidence of Coverage from their current Medicare Advantage and Part D providers. “Take time to review your current healthcare needs, and then compare this to the plan’s coverage for the coming year. Experienced Medicare specialists are available to help consumers and their family members review Medicare plans and choices for the coming year. For an evaluation of Medicare options, go to P — Brandpoint

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Senior news line — Medicare Advantage plans and Obamacare scams More seniors are choosing the higher quality Medicare Advantage plans, according to a news release by the Health and Human Services Department. Now, for the fourth year, that number is expected to increase. The average monthly premium is expected to go up just $1.64, which will bring it to $32.60 a month, with more than 99 percent of beneficiaries having access to a plan. Medicare Advantage plans often (but not always) include Part D prescription plans, as well as expanded health coverage that the original Medicare doesn’t cover. The Part D prescription-drug plan will be approximately $31 for the fourth year in a row. Open enrollment starts Oct. 15 and closes Dec. 7 for health and drug plans. Plans change from year to year, and so do individual needs. Take some time to research the plans to make sure you get what you need. If you need help picking out a plan, call (800) 6334227 for more information. Or you can go online and compare plans at (click on Medicare) or at (click Sign Up/Change Plans). If you already have Medicare, you do not need to enroll in Obamacare. Obamacare scams — just hang up It’s one thing to read about how good scammers can be — and quite another to experience it yourself. I recently received a phone call trying to get me to divulge personal information to sign up for Obamacare. After I got over my shock that scammers were actually calling me, I decided to play along for a few minutes. First, they knew my name. That wasn’t too surprising, but when they told me I only had a short time to get signed up for Obamacare or I’d lose my Medicare, I realized how dangerous these people are.

The trick they were pulling was to combine the new Obamacare signups with Medicare’s open enrollment, as though the two have anything to do with each other. Yes, they both start in October, but that’s all they have in common. Specifically, I was told that if I signed up with them, I would receive my new insurance card for a small fee. They asked if I have a credit card. I said yes. They asked for the number, talking very rapidly, not even listening to my questions. Their main goal was to intimidate me into giving my credit-card number. When I refused, they said my Medicare was going to be canceled for not signing up for Obamacare, and I could go to jail. It was a bit intimidating, even though I knew what they were doing, and I realized how skilled they were. If you get a similar call, hang up. Don’t even listen. No one from the government is going to call you about signing up for Obamacare or the Medicare open enrollment. If you get a call like this, call the Federal Trade Commission at (877) 382-4357 and file a complaint. On another note: Have you had your flu shot this year? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu season could start as early as October. There are differences in vaccines this year. There are “trivalent” vaccines with three vaccines, “quadrivalent” vaccines with four types and a high-dose trivalent for seniors age 65 and older. Ask your doctor which you should have. There won’t be nearly as many doses of the quadrivalent vaccine available. The CDC website explains the differences in these vaccines, but doesn’t P explain why there are two types this year. — Matilda Charles, King Features Synd., Inc.

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Dr. Alexandra Khaimov, second from left, and her staff run various charity events, including a PHOTO BY STEPHANIE E. SANTANA recent food drive for a pantry in Howard Beach.

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To ensure a healthy smile, a thorough dental cleaning is a safe bet. But Dr. Alexandra Khaimov wants to ensure her community also has a reason to smile. Until Nov. 3, children up to 18 years old can participate in the Maspeth dentist’s Good Deed essay contest for a chance to win a Kindle Fire. Children are encouraged to write a short essay describing what good deed they did, why they did it and the result of their action. To enroll, visit This is the second time for the essay contest, which last time included 80 participants. It is just one of the many good deeds Khaimov has been known to do herself. She has periodically set up charitable acts such as free dental days, Halloween candy buybacks and food drives to benefit pantries such as the one at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church in Howard Beach. The contest aims to show children that good deeds are appreciated. For her, appreciation comes in the form of knowing that a person’s health benefits from her services, dental-related or not. Consider her last event, a food drive, which overlapped with the current contest. She offered $50 off any dental service for a nonperishable food item. The idea for the event came from seeing an increase in patients’ reluctance to book a medical appointment in spite of being insured due to inability to pay copayments. “I often hear, ‘I just want to do whatever the insurance covers and that’s it,” Khaimov said, but she finds that what is most useful for dental health is prevention. She extended her outreach to the hunger issue in Queens because as she sees it, if people

can’t afford to eat three meals a day, how can they see a dentist in the first place? Following Hurricane Sandy, hunger is more prevalent as emergency food providers reported a 20.8 percent increase in need of services such as food pantries and soup kitchens, as reported in a 2013 survey by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. Khaimov thus chose to donate to Our Lady of Grace’s Ministry of Care and Services, since the area was amongst those more direly affected by the hurricane. Longtime ministry volunteer Jeanie Ruvolo has seen this firsthand, noting that since Hurricane Sandy there have been around 100 more people she sees on a weekly basis, as many families are still struggling to rebuild their homes and afford basic goods even if they are employed. The food pantry is open Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and can be reached at (718) 845-6635. Some donations came from regular patients but many who donated were non-patients who did not even ask to sign up for the coupon. The boxes full of canned goods that sat out at the dentist’s reception desk spoke to Khaimov’s outreach efforts and growing reputation for providing charitable acts. When Khaimov has her 20-minute lunch break for what can often be a 10-hour work day, she sits in her office, unpacking a brown bag she’s received from a local restaurant. Behind her on a shelf lies a pile of books entitled You Too Can Be Happy, a wellness guide given to all her first-time patients. Appropriately, a smiley sits on the cover, a reflection of what she ultimately seeks out from her patients. “I’m not in my business for the money,” Khaimov said. “I’m in the business because I love my profession … I like to see people smile Q … I like to help people.”

Despite the health-conscious focus of many Bloomberg-era initiatives, such as the ban on trans fats and the proliferation of bicycle lanes around the city, the New York Post reported last week that city residents are actually getting more obese. Citing Health Department statistics, the Post said that nearly one in four adult New Yorkers is obese, compared to about one in five when Mayor Bloomberg took office in 2002, an increase of about 25 percent. In addition to encouraging bike riding and other exercise, and banning the use of trans fats in food preparation, the city also began forcing fast food restaurants to post calorie counts for their products under Bloomberg. But one anti-obesity initiative the mayor failed to enact was his plan to ban soda and other sugary drinks in sizes above 16 ounces in venues the city regulates. A court struck down that order, saying it was unfair because it would not apply to all retailers and that the administration overstepped its legal authority by trying to impose it without going to the City Council first. The city is appealing the ruling. Just four days before the Post report, the city Health and Hospitals Cor poration announced that fighting obesity would be the focus of its public health screenings this year. In Queens, one will be held at Queens Hospital Center from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 9. Others will be held at Elmhurst Hospital Center from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 22, 24, 29 and 31, but will not include the same fitness tests offered at QHC. For more information, the Q city says to call 311.

GOP group sues over spending in elections A Republican organization that backs GOP mayoral candidate Joe Lhota but has no direct connection to his campaign has

Willets rally continued from page 21 percent of a survey of more than 1,200 respondents said they did not feel another mall is needed in the area, and that 70 percent wanted a guarantee of affordable housing. Almost 90 percent indicated that Flushing Meadows Park was important to them and their family. “One of the things worth preserving is Flushing Meadows Park,” said Jack Eichenbaum, an urban geographer from Flushing and borough historian. The park, with its Unisphere and history


sued the state, seeking to break the $150,000 limit on what it can spend to support him. The organization, the New York Progress abnd Protection Political Action Committee, argues that following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case, which opened up spending on federal elections, it should be allowed to go above the limit set by New York State. In response, the executive director of the city’s Campaign Finance Board said a ruling in the group’s favor would cause a “tidal wave” of special-interest spending to flow into the race. “This lawsuit aims to change the rules of the game with less than six weeks left before the general election,” the director, Amy Loprest, said in a prepared statement. “If it is successful, we can expect a renewed tidal wave of corrosive, big-money specialinterest spending by outside groups between now and November.” Those who favor restrictions on campaign spending say advertising can unduly influence voters, while those who don’t say political ads consitute free speech. Lhota’s opponent, Democrat Bill de Blasio, blasted the lawsuit in a solicitation for Q donations of $13 to his campaign.

Cancer rate way up for cops due to Sept. 11 New York’s police officers are getting cancer at far higher rates than they did before the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 released a wave of toxins into the air around Ground Zero in Manhattan, the Daily News reported Monday. Citing Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, the paper said 57 police officers have died of cancer since the attacks, and about 500 have been diagnosed with the disease. About 50 officers have gotten thyroid cancer in the last 12 years, while before then, only five had it, the report said, according to NYPD figures going back to 1995. The department’s chief surgeon, Dr. Eli Kleinman, told the media that while he doesn’t “want to be alarmist,” police officers should be checked for cancer, and not Q wait for the onset of symptoms. — compiled by Peter C. Mastrosimone from two World’s Fairs, is a staple in the community, and has always been important to Echert. “We celebrate birthdays there, ride bikes there,” she said. “It’s in my heart. Even when I got married, I went there to take a walk.” The neighborhood has new buildings that are already too expensive for some of the residents, according to Carlos Peralta, of Elmhurst, who has lived in the area for 35 years. “It changes only for the rich people,” Peralta said. “Only thing I can see, people who come from other countries, we must go back because there’s nothing else here. You think it’s a life, but it’s not a life.” Q

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What better and bigger screen for projecting giant photographs than the side of a 42-story building? That may have been what the art gallery and social network for creative types called thought when it decided to team with the developer Rockrose Development Corp. to create an evening of live performances and giant projections on Oct. 5. Starting at sunset, the group will show 5,000 images of paintings, photographs and sculptures on the side of the luxury building Linc LIC, at 43-10 Crescent St. in Long Island City. “This will be the big party to celebrate the international show,” said outreach coordinator A n nie Lau r ie Malarkey. The images are from its exhibit “The Story of the Creative,” a collection of pieces from some of’s 850,000 members. The show has been looped on about 10 flat-screen televisions throughout the gallery on Jackson Avenue since August. The artist who has gained the most followers on the website throughout

Art gallery and social network will project 5,000 images from its most recent exhibit on the side of a 42-story Rockrose luxury residential building in Long Island City IMAGE COURTESY SEE.ME on Saturday. “The Story of the Creative” campaign will win a $25,000 grant or a year-long lease to a $1.2 million apartment in New

Yo r k C i t y. T h e w i n n e r m a y b e announced at the event, Malarkey said. Guests can visit the gallery during the night or stay out in the park owned by Rockrose viewing the projections. In July Socrates Sculpture Park and Rockrose teamed up to bring an abstract and vaguely architectural sculpture, “Par ting,” to the for mer parking lot across from Linc LIC. People will be milling around the white abstract form throughout the night. There will also be food from Long Island City establishments such as M. Wells, Sage General Store and LIC Market. Next door to the gallery in a warehouse owned by the developer at 26-19 Jackson Ave., the group Taxiplasm will present “The Seeds That Release.” In the four-hour-long show two artists will be hooked together with a domed web of string. The audience will be invited to cut the threads throughout the event and eventually release the duo. After six hours of projections the event will move to a private after-party in the warehouse with DJs Nutritious, APT ONE, Big Vic and Robert Lux keepQ ing the fun going into the wee hours.

Happy 80th! Howard Beach resident Dolores Pullara celebrated her 80th birthday on Sept. 28.

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QCC exhibits works by one of the Holocaust’s youngest survivors by Josey Bartlett osemarie Koczy’s creations inspired by memories from her early childhood spent in Holocaust concentration camps are both beautiful and haunting. These paintings, sculptures and drawings, which will be on display at the Queensborough Community College Art Gallery through Dec. 15, feature a series of gaunt, holloweyed people. They look out at the viewer with a strong gaze and stoicism on their faces. “She was a self-taught master with an extraordinary visual acumen who poured her anguish into her art,” said Faustino Quintanilla, executive director of the QCC Art Gallery. Koczy gained distinction as a weaver, then later in life began to draw, paint and carve, working up until her death at the age of 68 in 2007. “One day it just all started coming out,” QCC



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Rosemarie Koczy’s series of “Standing Man” paintings, including this one, honoring an unknown prisoner who sacrificed his life for hers in a concentration camp, are among her works on display at Queensborough Community College.

gallery Assistant Director Lisa Scandaliato said of Koczy’s start as an artist recalling the horrors of the Holocaust. Many of Koczy’s black-and-white drawings serve as memorials for the countless people she saw die. The emaciated figures are wrapped in a shroud, a blanket the deceased are covered with in the Jewish tradition. The drawings, collectively entitled “I Weave You a Shroud,” comprise one of three series of her work that QCC is showing.

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Redeemer Lutheran School, Fall Flea Market, Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 69-26 Cooper Ave., Glendale. Open to public. Free admission. Sacred Heart School, Fabulous Fall White Sale, Saturday, Sunday, Oct. 19-20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 84-05 78 Ave., Glendale, bargains galore.


St. Josaphat’s Church, Flea Market & Ethnic Polish Bake Sale, Sunday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 35th Ave. & 210 St., Bayside. Free parking.

“One Summer Day,” a one-act music drama, Friday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m.; Sat. Oct. 5, 3 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 37th Street and 31st Avenue, Astoria. Contact: (646) 831-3303, susanstoderl. net.

Autumn Tresure, Bake & Book Sale, Church of the Resurrection, Saturday, Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 13, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens. Preview Sale Friday, Oct. 11, 6-9 p.m., fee: $5.

STAR - Senior Theater Acting Repertory presents drama/comedy scenes and musical numbers, Wednesdays: Glen Oaks Library, 256-04 Union Tpke., (718) 831-8636, Oct. 23, 2 p.m.; Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose, (718) 4790505 Nov. 13, 12:30 p.m. Free.

AUDITIONS Theatre By The Bay’s “Anything Goes,” auditions, Tuesday, October 8, 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 Street, Bayside. Actors, singers, dangers, chorus, adults, teens. Contact: (718) 428-6363, Rehearsals in December with performances set for March 2014. Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra, Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Rehearsals/ auditions, Wednesdays, 7:30-10 p.m. Contact: Franklin Verbsky, (718) 374-1627,

FILM Rego Park Jewish Center’s Sunday at the Movies series, “Kuni Lemel in Cairo,” Sunday, Oct. 27, 2:30 p.m. All welcome, $5 includes cake and coffee after the film. 97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego Park. Call (718) 459-1000.

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MUSIC Queens College’s “Year of Brazil,” Friday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m., LeFrak Concert Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Brazilian Jazz Ensemble concert, “Quarteto Moderno,” led by Richard Boukas, QC graduate and renowned musician, performing samba, bossa nova and other Brazilian genres. Free, open to public. Contact: Maria Matteo, maria.terrone@, (718)-997-5593. All-Star Country Music Tribute: Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Willie Nelson, Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. at Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. $38 all seats, $34 mini series, $32 Grand series. Buy tickets:, (718) 631-6311.

LECTURE Queens College’s “Year of Brazil” celebrates the vibrant life and culture of Brazil, starting off with a free Brazilian jazz concert on Friday, Oct. 11. COURTESY PHOTO

MEETINGS Bayside-Whitestone Lions Club, Monday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Trattoria 35, 213-15 35 Ave., Bayside. AARP Chapter 2889 meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at noon at the American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., Maspeth. Call (718) 672-9890. Parashat & Haftarat Club, Rego Park Jewish Center, Saturday, Oct. 12, 12:30 p.m., 97-30 Queens Blvd. Discuss Lech Lecha with Rabbi Weidenbaum. Lite bite. All welcome. Free. Call (718) 459-1000.

CLASSES Shop Pink For Health: Create Your Own Herbal Tea Bag! Sunday, Oct. 13, 2-4 p.m., Shops at SkyView Center, 40-24 College Point Blvd., Flushing. Contact: Erin Lagasse, elagasse@quinnandco. com, (212) 868-1900, LaGuardia Community College, open houses on The Affordable Care Act for Small Business Owners, Tuesdays, Oct. 8, 15, 29, 9:30-10:30 a.m., LaGuardia’s B-building at the Small Business Develeopment Center, room B-A02, 30-20 Thompson Ave., Long Island City. RSVP: (718) 482-5439, Defensive Driving Course, All Saints’ Church, 214-35 40 Ave., Bayside., Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $50 fee includes course, breakfast & lunch. Call (718) 229-4631. Defensive Driving Course, American Martyrs R.C. Church of Bayside, sponsored by National

Safety Council, Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 79-43 Bell Blvd. Fee $45. Call (718) 4644582. English as a Second Language Course, Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 333, Kew Gardens, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., thru Dec. 19. Free. Register: (718) 261-7664, Watercolor classes, National Ar t League, 44-21 Douglaston Pk w y. & Nor thern Blvd., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, $25/session. Instruction from award-winning ar tist. Call (718) 969-1128.

North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital Lecture Series, Dr. Biana Trost discusses cardiology issues, The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, Sunday, Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m., 71-11 112 St., Lower Ballroom. Must pre-register: (718) -261-2900, Visa Information for Immigrant Artists with George Akst, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6-8 p.m., 37-11 35 Ave., Astoria. Contact: “Quintessential Queens: Celebrating America’s 4th Largest City,” Friday, Oct. 4, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., LeFrak Concert Hall, Music Building, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, $20, includes lunch and “Foods and Music of Queens.”


About Boating Safety class, qualified instructors from Flotilla 12-01 of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Fort Totten, Totten Avenue and Cross Island Parkway, Bayside, Sunday, Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m. $65. Must pre-register: Mike Kaff (917) 952-7014, Ralph Traub (347) 336-5866.

Queens Interagency Council on Aging Annual Legislative Breakfast, Friday, Oct. 4, 9-11 a.m., Queens Borough Hall, Room 213, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. Seniors, service professionals and those concerned about aging advocacy are invited. Contact: QICA, (718) 268-5954. Free.


St. Pancras School, Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 68 Place off Myrtle Avenue, Glendale. Family fun!

Queens Symphony Orchestra Family Concerts, “Who Stole the Mona Lisa? ” film with music, Sunday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m., LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Adults: $20; kids 13 and under $10; seniors 65 and up $10. Contact: (718) 793-8080, kupferberg

Flushing Community Green Job Fair, Friday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. George’s Church, 13532 38 Ave. Contact: Maple Wu,, (646) 820-5163, greenjobfair.eventbrite. com.

Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo, Flushing, registration for 2013-2014 fall and winter education programs, including teen zoo internship and meeting zoo keepers. Register: (718) 271-7361,,

Dry Harbor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Community Health Fair, Sunday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Raffles, refreshments, tips on hearthealthy diets. Information on elder care law and estate planning by Nancy Brady, R.N., Esq., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 61-35 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village. Call (718) 565-4200.

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Artsy drive-in cinema rolls to Flushing Meadows by Josey Bartlett

show in 2010 in California. Each night will begin with a slideshow of It’s a flashback to the movie drive-ins of industrial images by photographer Stephen the ’60s and ’70s, but you can leave your Mallon, and include a sound program car at home. about cars and manufacturing, curated by Empire Drive-In, a large-scale, multime- Ann Heppermann. dia installation and outdoor theater, is comEmpire Drive-In highlights include silent ing to the New York Hall of Science in movies with a live soundtrack, a screening Flushing Meadows Corona Park from Oct. 4 of the Bollywood film “Bunty Aur Babli” to 20. along with a Bollywood dance lesson, a Moviegoers can stake out any of the 60 double-feature tribute to renowned cars and trucks reclaimed from a Brooklyn B-movie producer Samuel Z. Arkoff and a junkyard to watch a live performance or bicycle-themed evening that starts with a film on a 40-foot screen also made from group bike ride. salvaged materials. A low-power radio The three-week run will kick off on transmits audio directly to each vehicle. Oct. 4 with Greg Saunier of the band The installation is made in collabora- Deerhoof and 30 pianists performing on tion with artists Todd Chandler and Jeff cheap Casio keyboards. Saunier comStark, who started this unique drive-in posed pieces for three silent comedies and will play percussion on an amplified junk car. Films will include the silent shor t s “One Week,” “One When: 11 shows, Oct. 4 to 20, times vary A.M.” starring Charlie Chaplin, and “Kid Speed,” followed by an antholoWhere: NY Hall of Science gy of five different cab drivers in five 47-01 111 St., Corona different cities on the same night. Tickets: $5 to $10 “The ra nge of t hemes inc lude d i n Empire Drive-In — car culture, qboro editor

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‘Midsummer’ provides laughs but lacks substance by Tess McRae

characters to get serious, the monologues often fell flat. Aurora Florence, as Hermia, is the one exception as she The Queens Players have taken William Shakespeare’s took the seemingly stale damsel who dressed to the nines “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to the big top, and while and transformed her into a ferocious young thing when the show has its moments, it lacks the luster to make it her fiancé Lysander is put under a spell causing him to fall the greatest show on earth. for the tomboyish Helena. The play, directed by Illana Stein, is among ShakeThe show, as it stands, is long. Including an intermission speare’s most popular works and essentially follows two it runs over two and a half hours but could have easily plots: that of the lovers — Helena, Demetrius, Hermia, been trimmed down. By the time Bottom and the other and Lysander — and that of the players — Bottom, Snout, players performed the intentionally abysmal “Pyramus Flute, Snug, Quince and Starveling — and Thisbe,” the audience was shifting who are all connected by the misin their seats. chievous Puck and the fairy king ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ At times, it is easy to forget that and queen Oberon and Titania. The the show is supposed to center When: Sept. 26 to Oct. 12, two groups are controlled and around a circus, as almost none of Thurs. to Sat at 8 p.m. manipulated by the fairies in a magthe attractions one would see at a Sunday at 3 p.m. ical forest that was beautifully deccircus appear. Marcus Watson, as orated using glow-in-the-dark Flute, throws in a tumble and a Where: The Secret Theatre paint. handstand toward the end of the 4402 23rd St., LIC The actors were rightfully cast, per formance but by that time it Tickets: $18 though the players, most notably seems to be too little, too late. Blaine Smith, as Bottom, and Megan As “Dream” is one of the Bard’s Greener, as Starveling, stole the show more magical plays, directors all over with excellent chemistry and the over-the-top goofiness the world have experimented with the settings and cosrequired for the fictional mediocre theater troupe. tumes. The mysticism and wonder of the circus in the But while the show had plenty of humorous aspects 1920s is seemingly a great setting to toss Shakespeare’s and well-choreographed fights, many of the characters characters into but Stein wastes the opportunity by barely did not have enough depth to them. When it was time for focusing on the idea. qboro editor

The mischievous Puck, played by Jonathan Emerson, left, casts a spell on Bottom, played by Blaine Smith. COURTESY PHOTO

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Community theater brings laughs and music to fall by Mark Lord Chronicle Contributor

Curtains are going to rise all over the borough as the community theater fallwinter season begins, promising a varied selection of entertainments including two big-scale Broadway musicals, a littleknown straight play, a dash of William Shakespeare and a couple of holidaythemed productions. Beginning Nov. 2, the Gingerbread Players will stage their seventh Shakespearean outing since the group’s founding in 1971 with the comedy “Love’s Labor’s Lost.” A battle of both wits and the sexes, the play has been described as the Bard’s “rehearsal for ‘Much Ado About Nothing,’“ a better-known work. Under the direction of Dolly Guinther, the cast is headed by David Friedman as the King of Navarre and Joanna Guinther as the Princess of France. The production will feature original contributions from lifelong Forest Hills resident William Ryden, a composer who has set many of Shakespeare’s words to music. Performances will be at Saint Luke’s Church, at 85 Greenway South in Forest

Theatre By the Bay’s production of “Guys and Dolls,” left, and the Gingerbread Players‘ COURTESY PHOTOS version of “Love’s Labor’s Lost” are two samples of the fall season. Hills, and will take place on Nov. 2 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 3 and 10 at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $12; $10 for groups of six or more. For more information call (718) 268-7772. Often referred to as the quintessential musical, “Guys and Dolls” will be the fall attraction at the Bay Terrace Jewish Center, courtesy of Theatre By the Bay, with opening night also set for Nov. 2.

Based on Damon Runyon’s Broadway fables, the show captures the feel of life in the thirties and features a score by the acclaimed Frank Loesser that includes such standards as “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” The large cast, directed by Lawrence Bloom, spotlights Eli Koenig as slick gambler Sky Masterson, Andria Amarosa as the reserved Sarah, John Canning as conniving

Nathan Detroit, and Lila Edelkind as his long-suffering intended. Performances will be at the Bay Terrace Jewish Center, located at 13-00 209 St. in Bayside, on Nov. 2, 9 and 16 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 3, 10 and 17 at 3 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older and children 12 and younger. For more information call (718) 428-6363. Opening the same weekend is a musical that played more recently on the Great White Way, “Legally Blonde,” being brought to life by the FSF Community Theatre Group, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Based on the popular novel and movie of the same name, the show follows the adventures of sorority queen Elle Woods, to be played by Brittany Juilfs. After her boyfriend Warner, played by Christian Barnes, dumps her, she follows him to Harvard Law School hoping to win him back. The creative team includes director Maryellen Pierce, musical director Paul Johnson and choreographer David Arzberger. Performances will take place at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, at 41-60 continued on page 53 00 continued

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Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Fort Totten Park, hosts: Oktoberfest at “The Castle.” Sunday, Oct. 6, 1-6 p.m. Contact: Susan, (718) 352-1548. Golf outing, Monday, Oct. 21, 7 a.m., Forest Park Golf Course, benefits the Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol (G-Cop/104-Cop). $150 golf and luncheon; $60 luncheon only. Call (917) 796-4535. Sponsors wanted.

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Works that memorialize Chew on this: LIC’s friends from the Holocaust gum factory by Ron Marzlock Chronicle Contributor

Rosemarie Koczy, shown with one of her carved hanging sculptures, created thousands of artworks based on her early years spent in Nazi concentration camps. Many are on display at Queenborough Community College until Dec. 15. PHOTOS COURTESY QCC ART GALLERY, LEFT, AND BY JOSEY BARTLETT

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Through Koczy’s attention of detail a fury of ink lines wrap around each other and create the figures’ empty black eyes and the delicate lace that they are swathed in. The second series, entitled “Standing Man,” shows the same person — a prisoner known only as Stacho — over and over on about 20 unstretched six-foot canvases. Each colorfully painted image of the man lives in a slightly different world, ranging from slightly psychedelic to eerie. But all pay homage to a man whose gestures to Koczy, who was only a toddler when she was imprisoned in the Nazi camps — including giving her his food — cost him his life. In all the works from the series, Stacho, with his arms stretched out, looks to be embedded or encased in abstract weeds or barbed wire. The third of the mini-exhibits within the “Art As Witness” display showcases Koczy’s wood car vings, which bear names such as “Deportation Train.” The same haunting figure plays a role in all the pieces, commemorating a boy who

The name chicle comes from the latex of a tropical evergreen tree used as the chief ingredient in making chewing gum. Thomas Adams received a patent for a chewing gum machine in 1871 and started selling gum in Manhattan drug stores for one cent. His company and others were amalgamated into the American Chicle Co. in 1899. In 1910, the firm bought the company that was making Chiclets gum, and in 1916, the one that was making Dentyne. Four years later, American Chicle built a factory at 30-30 Thomson Avenue in Long Island City. At the height of the Depression, the company listed its capital at $5 million, not bad for a product that sold for a penny. In 1962, American Chicle introduced Trident gum, and Warner-Lambert Pharmaceuticals, a drug company based in Morris Plains, NJ, purchased the business. The firm employed entry-level and semi-skilled immigrants from Queens. But in 1976 an explosion took place that mortally wounded at least one employee and injured 55. Five years later, when major law-


The American Chicle factory at 30-30 Thomson Ave. in Long Island City, on April 20, 1965. suits resulting from the fire were making their way through court, the LIC factory closed its doors, laying off 1,600 employees. American Chicle factories in Toronto and Mexico City picked up the slack. With the gum maker gone, the building became home to more than 30 different small businesses. Now it houses the city Department of Design and Construction. After going through a succession of owners, the gum business is now part of Kraft Inc. Q


Mets finish third by Lloyd Carroll Chronicle Contributor

Rosemarie Koczy’s sculptures evoke the destruction of humanity during the Holocaust. served as her protector and friend during her time in the camps, according to Scandaliato. Over all the exhibition pays beautiful Q homage to Koczy’s tragic memories.

‘Art As Witness’ When: through Dec. 15. Tuesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Where: Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside Tickets: Free,(718) 631-6396,

The Mets’ 3-2 come-from-behind victory last Sunday afternoon at Citi Field to close out the 2013 season meant that the team wound up in third place in the National League East with its 74-88 record. That wasn’t a cause for anyone to be popping champagne in the clubhouse, but considering that many believed the Mets would be battling the penurious Miami Marlins all season for the cellar, it was a major accomplishment. Hardly anyone had predicted that the Mets would finish ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies. Of course, that’s more of an indictment of an aging, overpaid and underperforming Phillies squad than it is a tribute to the Mets. Nonetheless, Mets manager Terry Collins, who rightfully received an extension on his contract Monday, sees finishing third as an important launching point for the 2014 Mets. “I told Sandy after we swept the Phillies down there last weekend that we were going to overtake them in the standings,” Collins proudly said in his postgame press conference, referring to general manager Sandy Alderson. “This is important to us.” It’s a credit to Mets fans that Citi Field was sold out Sunday as one of the greatest players in the franchise’s history, Mike Piazza, was inducted in the team’s Hall of Fame. Prior to the game Piazza, always the epit-

ome of class, took the high road when asked about that other Baseball Hall of Fame, in Cooperstown, NY. Even though he wasn’t named in the infamous Mitchell Report or in any Congressional hearings for using illegal steroids as a player, too many voting members of the Baseball Writers Association of America have taken a “guilty until proven innocent” approach to Piazza and other hitters who should be automatic inductees, such as Jeff Bagwell. “It’s a process and I understand that,” Piazza told the press. “It took Yogi Berra and Joe DiMaggio three times to get elected.” I believe he’s right. Time should be his ally. Last Friday the Mets brought a number of their top prospects to Citi Field for the Sterling Awards ceremonies, which honor the best players in their farm system. Allan Dykstra, a strapping 6-foot-5 first baseman who played for the Binghamton Mets, said he was not related to disgraced former Mets centerfielder Lenny Dykstra, who served prison time for engaging in fraud. “I have never been contacted by Jim Cramer for stock market advice,” he said with a laugh. Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero are the two top Mets pitching prospects. Noah admitted he was nervous about meeting the New York press, while Rafael said he will try to learn English in his native Dominican Q Republic this winter.

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NOTICE OF SALE OF LAND FOR TAXES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, having made lawful demand for the payment of taxes due me as Tax Collector of the Town of Sharon, Connecticut, and payment having been neglected and refused, and having given notice to all parties in interest as provided by law, I DID ON AUGUST 15, 2013 AT 11:00 A.M. SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION the following properties to satisfy taxes due thereon as of April 30, 2013, plus additional taxes, interest, fees, and other authorized by law accruing subsequent thereto: Property in the name of APRIL LI QINQIN, described as Douglas Road, property unique id number 00108600, as more fully described in the Sharon Land Records, Volume 175 at Page 130. SOLD TO THE TOWN OF SHARON, 63 MAIN STREET, SHARON, CT 06069 FOR THE SUM OF $2,175.84. FINAL DATE AND TIME TO REDEEM THE PROPERTIES IS FEBRUARY 15, 2014 AT 11:00 A.M. IF THE PROPERTY IS NOT REDEEMED BY THAT DATE AND TIME IN THE MANNER PROVIDED BY LAW, THE RESPECTIVE TITLES, MORTGAGES, LIENS AND OTHER ENCUMBRANCES IN SUCH PROPERTY HELD BY THE DELINQUENT TAXPAYER, MORTGAGEE, LIEN HOLDER OR OTHER RECORD ENCUMBRANCER WHO HAVE RECEIVED ACTUAL OR CONSTRUCTIVE NOTICE OF SUCH SALE AS PROVIDE BY LAW, SHALL BE EXTINGUISHED. Additional information concerning this process may be found at Section 12-157 of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended. Dated at Sharon, Connecticut this 19th day of September, 2013. By Donna Christensen, Tax Collector.

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NOTICE OF HEARING TO: Anthony Owens RE: Adoption of A.O., T.O., E.O., and J.O. Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania A petition has been filed asking the Court to put an end to all rights you have to your children, A.O., T.O., E.O. and J.O. The Court has set a hearing to consider ending your rights to your children. That hearing will be held as set forth below: PLACE: Luzerne County Court House, Bernard C. Brominski Building, Orphans’ Courtroom, 3rd Floor, 113 West North Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, DATE: November 7, 2013, TIME: 9:30 a.m. You are warned that even if you fail to appear at the scheduled hearing the hearing will go on without you and your rights to your children may be ended by the Court without you being present. You have a right to be represented at the hearing by a lawyer. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO TO OR TELEPHONE ONE OF THE OFFICES SET FORTH BELOW TO FIND OUT WHERE YOU CAN GET LEGAL HELP. Legal Services of Northeastern PA, Inc., 410 BiCentennial Building, 15 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, (570) 825-8567 18701 Luzerne County Public Defender’s Office, Luzerne County Courthouse, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18711, (570) 825-1754 BY: Nicole F. Bednarek, Esquire, Luzerne County Children and Youth Services, 111 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18701, Telephone No. : (570) 8268700 ext. 4139

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE FORCLOSURE Index No. 10944/12 Block 9187 Lot 35 Property Address: 102-51 Jamaica Avenue, Richmond Hill, NY 11418 Date Purchased 5/23/12 PLAINTIFF DESIGNATES QUEENS COUNTY AS PLACE OF TRIAL Plaintiff’s Address: c/o Harry Zubli, 1010 Northern Blvd, Suite 310, Great Neck, New York 11021 FLUSHING SAVINGS BANK, FSB, Plaintiffs, -againstHAIMNATH RAMSAROOP, IF HE BE LIVING, AND IF HE BE DEAD, HIS EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, DISTRIBUTEES, LEGATEES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, JUDGMENT CREDITORS, RECEIVERS, TRUSTEES IN BANKRUPTCY, TRUSTEES, COMMITTEES, LIENORS AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST AND HIS HUSBANDS, WIVES OR WIDOWS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, DISTRIBUTEES, LEGATEES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, JUDGMENT CREDITORS, RECEIVERS, TRUSTEES IN BANKRUPTCY, TRUSTEES, COMMITTEES, LIENORS AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST, IF ANY, AND ALL PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH OR UNDER ANY OF THEM, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES ARE UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, KHEAIRA RAMSAROOP, STATE OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD, ROYAL CUTZ BARBERSHOP, Defendants. TO EACH OF THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT(S): YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the verified complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the plaintiff’s attorneys within twenty days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within thirty days after service is complete of this summons if not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); and in case of your failure to appear, or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default, for the relief demanded in the verified complaint. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof Dated: September 30, 2013, Great Neck, New York Harry Zubli Esq., Attorney for Plaintiff, 1010 Northern Blvd., Suite 310, Great Neck, NY 11021, Telephone: (516) 487-5777, Facsimile: (516) 487-4834 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: the foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Augustus C. Agate, a Justice of the Supreme Court, Queens County, dated September 12, 2013 and filed with the complaint and other papers in Queens County Clerk’s Office, Queens, NY. The object of the action is to foreclose a mortgage recorded in the NYC Registers Office, Queens County, on the 28th day of February, 2005, as CRFN 2005000118235 covering prem. k/a 102-51 Jamaica Avenue, Richmond Hill, NY 11418. Dated: September 30, 2013. Harry Zubli, Esq., Atty for Pltf.

August 23, 2013 THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FAMILY COURT PLAINTIFF: ANIKA HARRIS VS. DEFENDANT: JORGE HAMILTON LINO CASE NUMBER: 2013 DRB 001820 By Order of the Chief Judge, you are hereby officially notified that a Default was entered in the above captioned case by the Clerk’s office. The case has been scheduled for a Default/Exparte Hearing on 11/01/2013 at 9:30 am in Courtroom JM3, before Judicial Officer: PETER A KRAUTHAMER at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Courtroom JM-3, 500 Indiana Aye, NW, WASHINGTON, DC, 20001. WARNING: Please note that the hearing will proceed on the date noted above. In the absence of the defendant or respondent, a judgment or order may be entered against the defendant or respondent.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 187-17 JAMAICA AVENUE LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/28/13. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2113. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 106 Manhattan Court, Jericho, New York 11753. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: CUSTOM BROTHERS LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 6/28/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to C/O United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

CMJ NORWICH LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 7/16/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 139-19 109th Ave., Jamaica, NY 11435. General Purposes.



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impossible to sell. This is unacceptable.” The measure’s prime sponsor, Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Illinois), was defeated for re-election last November. But Congress, locked in an ongoing battle over government funding, the debt ceiling and President Obama’s healthcare law has not even touched the issue. Waters and several other legislators have introduced a bill that would delay premium increases, but that legislation has not even received a hearing yet. The City Council unanimously passed a resolution calling on Congress to make substantial changes to the Biggert-Waters Act, including reducing the premiums imposed; allowing properties newly mapped into flood zones — as is the case in most of Howard Beach — to participate in a phase-in of rates; allowing for current homeowners receiving subsidized rates to continue getting them until they sell their homes and allowing higher deductibles and lower premiums for homeowners who take flood mitigation actions. “We didn’t just pass the resolution to say ‘We got to do something about this problem,’” said Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park). “We gave Congress very specific recommendations.” Ulrich also warned that the bill could lead to the Rockaways and South Queens seeing a rash of foreclosures if the hikes Q go into effect.

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The National ReadMobile, sponsored by We Give Books, a group aimed at improving literacy, stopped in Woodhaven last week to deliver books and prizes to PS 306, which completed the Read for My School program, under which students read 25 or more books on the We Give Books website. The program, funded by the Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation, brought

an interactive reading program to students hosted by the Pearson Foundation’s Nicole Holland, top, and allowed kids to take part in a project aimed at teaching the importance of reading, above left, before Holland handed out free books to the students, above right. The foundation also awarded the school $1,000 in products from Leap Frog for taking part in the program.


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New honor for Lewis JROTC The Francis Lewis High School JROTC program has been invited to represent New York State at the 70th anniversary of the Normandy invasion, June 4 to 10 in France. “This is a big honor for the battalion,” said Lt. Col. ret. Al Lahood, the senior Army instructor at the high school. The battalion was selected by the 70th Anniversary Committee, which picked one unit per state to participate in a ceremony at the American Cemetery in Normandy and in a parade nearby. Eighteen students out of 864 will be chosen for the honor through an applica-

tion process. The cost is $3,000 per student for a total of $70,000. Members are holding fundraisers such as a bake and candy sale. Soon, people will be able to donate on the FLHS webpage. Contributions are also being accepted through the mail. Send to: Francis Lewis High School, 58-20 Utopia Parkway, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365. Checks are payable to the Francis Lewis HS JROTC. The school is believed to have the largest JROTC program in the nation and has won many awards, the most recent as national Q champions for its unarmed drill team.

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HOWARD BEACH/ OLD SIDE Mint AAA Colonial, Legal 2 Family being used as 1, 4 BRs possibly 5, 2.5 Baths, New Kit, LR w/Parquet Fl, New Baths, Top Fl has Master Suite, Full Fin Bsmnt w/ OSE, New Appl, Must See! Asking $580K


GREAT LOCATION! Beautiful Mint Colonial, 3 BRs, 2.5 Baths, 2005 New Construction, 1st Fl all ceramic House Beautiful In & Out! Brick home tiles, Granite Counters, Lots of cabinets, on 49.5x100, 5 BRs, 2½ Baths, New Kit New H/W Heater/Boiler, All New Appl, w/Maple Cabinets and SS Appl, Granite Wood Fls. 2nd Fl Oversized Master BR Countertop, New Baths, Fireplace in LR, w/Cathedral Ceilings & Full Master BR, 2 more large BRs, House equipped w/ Unique M/D Cape, Huge Wraparound yard, Sprinklers. Asking $420K 1 car gar. A Must See! Reduced $599K



AC Beautiful 2 NTR O C Family Home, IN 6/6, 2 Baths per flr, Full fin bsmnt w/ HOWARD BEACH/ sep ent, Kit ROCKWOOD PARK incl S/S Appl Ultra mint 4 BR Colonial, House redone and Granite 4 years ago, 4 new full baths, New Countertop, Fire sprinklers and kit, fireplace, In-ground heated pool, Alarm. Asking $589K stucco & pavers front & back.



Magnificent custom 5 BR, 3.5 Baths, All Brick Wideline Cape, 50x100, stucco, Custom Mediterranean home, 10 foot ceilings, 1st & 2nd fls. Radiant heat on all 3 fls, 5 BRs, 2.5 Baths, New Roof/ 3 Romeo & Juliette Balconies, Full fin bsmnt, w/home movie theater, Wine rm, Sitting area & Front Porch/Stairs, Brand new fin bsmnt, Lots of upgrades, full bath, Sep ent, 1 car gar, 2 pvt dvwys, 8 ft French round doors, I/G heated saltwater pool. Manicured Yard. Asking $589K




Mint colonial, 3/4 BRs, 2.5 Baths, Master BR w/bed sized closet, was 4 BRs, All updated, 5 y/o kit, New Beautiful 5 BR Home, 2 Full Baths, roof, New stove & New flr. Fireplace, Skylights, Granite counter, New Full Fin Bsmnt w/Sep Ent, Deck off concrete, IGP, Pavers in back, Pvt dr 1st Fl, New Appl, 2 Car Gar. $679K for 2 cars, 1 car garage. $679K


Legal Det 2 family, 2 BR Apt over 2 BR Apt, Enclosed Sun Mint Hi-Ranch, 3/4 BRs, New Kit, Rm, Pvt Dvwy, Garage, New Kit, 2 New Full Baths, Crown Molding, Expanded Full Fin Bsmnt, New New Roof, Skylights, Pvt Dvwy, carpeting. Asking $519K New Cond, Simply Mint! $719K



HOWARD BEACH/ ROCKWOOD PARK Cape in excel cond on 50x100 lot. Updated siding & windows, 4 yr old roof, New boiler & H/W Heater, New electric panel, 4 BRs, 2.5 Baths, LR w/Fireplace, Pvt Dvwy, IGP w/New Liner. Asking $579K CED


Colonial on 30x100, 3 BRs, 1.5 Baths, New Roof, Det 1.5 Car Garage, Finished Basement. Asking $419K

• Mint 1 BR Hi-Rise ........ $93K • 1 BR, Reduced for quick sale$115K • Mint XL 1 BR, EIK .......$119K • Mint 1 BR Garden, New Kit & Bath, 1st Fl, Low maint, Dogs Allowed.......................$132K • Hi-Rise 2 BR 2 Bath, Move in Condition ................... $149K • Hi-Rise 2 BR/2 Baths, with Terrace .............. $159K • Mint 2 BR Garden co-op, Parking Available....... $179K


• Gorgeous "Elite Building" 2 BR/2 Bath Condo, New Kitchen w/SS Appliances, New Bosch Washer/ Dryer, Terrace, Garage w/ Driveway, Low maintenance & taxes .........................$289K

Rare find, charming colonial HOWARD BEACH on 80x100, needs TLC, Empty 40x100 lot adjacent to the house, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY R3-1 Zoning, Can build Two 1 • Rental - 1365 Sq Ft, Family or 2 Family Homes. $675K Crossbay Blvd ...... $4500/mo.





Mother/Daughter, Curb appeal + on Mint Stucco (Built in 2006) Colonial. Colonial, - 4 BRs, 2.5 Baths, All Large Hi-Ranch, Amazing 40x100, 3 Car Garage, 4 BRs, Duplex Charming 1 Family Colonial on OZONE PARK 40x100, New Kit w/S/S Appl Location! 55x100 irregular lot, All updated 4 BRs, 3 Full Baths, MBR updated, EXCLUSIVE (Douglaston Cozy 1 Family, 3 BRs, LR, DR featuring EIK w/SS Appliances, Wood and New Cabinets, Full Bsmnt, w/Balcony, Oversized bath w/Sep cabinets, Ceramic/Marble Floors, Manor Location), Steps to 4 BRs, 3 Full Baths, Hardwood Bath & Jacuzzi, All new appl, Radient and Lg EIK, Semi Furnished H/W Fls thruout, Deck off DR, + 1 BR LR w/Fireplace, New Baths, 3 Memorial Field. Asking 1.159 mil. Bsmnt, Driveway. Asking $349K Walk-in Apartment. Asking $569K Flrs under rugs. $659K BRs, 2 Full Baths. $449K floors, Full fin bsmnt. $779K











A Greentree Condo NT ONT NTR CO IN C Townhouse. CO IN N I IN Beautiful (nothing HOWARD BEACH/ to do) 3 BRs, 2 IN CONTRACT HOWARD BEACH/ Baths, Updated ROCKWOOD PARK HOWARD BEACH/ HOWARD BEACH/ Kit w/Quartz Unique Hi-Ranch, 4 BRs, 2½ Baths, ROCKWOOD PARK HOWARD BEACH OLD SIDE countertop, Updated baths, Laminated Mint AAA 3 Level Split, 3 Brs, 2 Baths, Deck on top fl overlooking yard w/ OLD SIDE LINDENWOOD wood flrs thruout, Window + Skylight High Ranch on 41x110, 2/3 BRs, Mint AAA, 4 BR Colonial, 2 Full Porceline tiled fls in LR, Radiant heat, beautiful pool w/ unique sideyard, Legal 2 Family, 6/6, 5 Full Baths, 1 Bath, Great location! Can be in Kit, 2 Terr, 1 car gar + Parking spot H/W Fls, Den, Custom S/S & Glass backyd to entertain, walk-in, mint Baths, Fin Bsmnt, New Kit w/SS (separate deed), Corner unit, New H/W with granite etc. Beautiful bath, 1 car Fin Bsmnt Update Kitchen & Baths, converted to colonial, Huge attic. Appl, Porcelain Flrs, Cemented Railings, Beautiful yard w/3-ft IGP, heater, A Must See! Asking $319K Pavers, Security Cameras. Asking $719K Great price! $499K H/W Floors, Only $629K Bkyard w/multi car dvwy. $599K gar, 3 car dvwy. Asking $649K

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