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refund such excess amount and shall be subject to a civil penalty equal to two times the excess amount plus a fine of up to $10,000.” Both houses stated that the proposed reforms do not reflect on the actions of any individual members. In addition to the campaign finance changes, the legislation would create three bodies to address the influence of special interest money and lobbying, and to perform investigations in state government. The first, the Joint Legislative Commission on Ethics Standards, would be responsible for ethics disclosure, training enforcement and education for legislators and staff. It would present advisory opinions and impose penalties for violations, as well as perform random reviews of financial disclosure statements of elected officials as well as post them online. The second body, the Legislative Office of Ethics Investigation, would consist of eight members and receive referrals from the Joint Legislative Commission on Ethics Standards and the Assembly and Senate standing committees on ethics, as well as complaints about ethics violations from the public. The third body, New York State Commission on Lobbying Ethics and Compliance, would be a six-member independent state commission focused on lobbying. Two of its members would be appointed by the governor, and the remaining four by each of the legislative leaders. Commission members would serve four-year terms, with a chair and vice-chair elected by the majority of the members. “We have heard the public outcry,” said Senate Democratic Conference Chairman John Sampson (D-Brooklyn). “Today we are taking action.” “It’s about time, this is long overdue,” said Sen. Joe Addabbo (D-Howard Beach).

“The Assembly and Senate have come together on comprehensive ethics reforms that will reduce the influence of lobbyists on state government and increase campaign finance requirements to help restore public confidence in our democratic process,” Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Glendale) said. “We hope the governor will join us in our efforts to make state government more responsible and transparent.” The ethics reform package would also tackle campaign-finance reform. It would require candidates with independent expenditures that cost more than $1,000 to disclose who paid for the expenditure, increase the penalty for the failure to report to the state BOE from $500 to $1,000 and create a new penalty of up to $10,000 for the failure to file three or more campaign finance filings. Paterson has criticized the proposal for being too lax, saying he would take away the Legislative Ethics Commission, replacing it with one body to police all branches of government. Paterson also called for public financing of campaigns, and term limits, which are not

in the legislature’s package. However, the governor has not proposed a bill of his own. Addabbo reminded the governor that he was once in the state legislature and at the time didn’t call for such draconian measures. “The governor should remember where he came from,” Addabbo said. “He was part of that body that needed reform. Where was his thought process when he was a Senator?” Miller noted that the ethics reform legislation has the support of numerous good government groups such as New York Public Interest Research Group, the Citizens Union and the League of Women Voters. “Initially it won’t be enough,” said Addabbo. “Reform will come, it won’t happen overnight. It’s going to take a while.” He said he expects support from both sides of the aisle. “I don’t know how an elected official can go back to their districts and say ‘I didn’t support these reforms,’” Addabbo said. Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at drafter@queenstribune.com or (718) 3577400, Ext. 125.

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By DOMENICK RAFTER The newly proposed ethics reforms for the State Senate and Assembly could have meant a huge penalty for a Queens Assemblyman who received thousands of dollars in excess contributions in violation of Elections law. The bicameral ethics reform legislation passed the Senate and Assembly Wednesday. Gov. David Paterson said he would veto the bill because it does not go far enough, though it would require a greater amount of disclosure of outside income, create a new independent legislative investigative body, and strengthen campaign finance laws. Among its features, the legislation seeks harsher punishment for members who receive money beyond the legal limit they are allowed. Recently, Assemblyman Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) found himself in hot water when it was discovered he received campaign donations of $19,900 beyond what is legally allowed. Under current law, a legislator in Peralta’s position would simply pay back the money. The new law could require the legislator to refund the money and to pay a fine of double the excess amount received – plus an additional $10,000. Though representatives from either the Senate or Assembly would not offer Peralta’s case as a specific example, it would seem that if the new legislation had applied to Peralta’s case, he could have had to additionally pay up to $49,800 in penalties. Assembly and Senate officials who were posed the question about exactly how the fines would work refused to state specifically if that was the case, directing the Tribune back to the text of the legislation, which reads: “any person who… unlawfully accepts a contribution in excess of a contribution limitation established in this article, shall be required to

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Comptroller John Liu and U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney came to LaGuardia Communit y College's Small Business Center to announce federal legislation to offer tax breaks to businesses that create new positions and hire new employees.


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Mayor Outlines Personal Finance Aid We'll start by helping more New Yorkers get out of debt with a new public-private loan pool that will offer them a fresh start if they commit to sound financial practices," said Mayor Bloomberg . The mayor also announced the city is seeking the approval of the state legislature to strengthen local credit unions and seeks to deposit $25 million in credit unions that are federally insured and regulated and pay the same interest rates as commercial banks. He also announced that the city will focus on opening credit unions that specifically serve the public housing residents. The mayor cited Bishop Mitchell Taylor's work to establish a credit union in the vicinity of Queensbridge, the largest public housing development in the country as an example of the work that can be done. The mayor also announced plans to combat foreclosures, which he admits citywide have been low compared to other parts of the country, though Southeast Queens has some of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation. Bloomberg announced a plan he called "the most ambitious home foreclosure prevention effort of any city in the nation" in which the city will set up a $10 million fund to help 1,000 families restructure their mortgages. The fund - half of which will come from private sources, and half from the Battery Park City Authority - will provide those families with a one-time grant, which the Mayor says the city will recover when the homes are sold. Mayor Boomberg’s State of the City address "This will make them eligible for in Astoria included a shout out to the New more of the loan modifications that York Jets. are essential to stabilizing the housing By DOMENICK RAFTER Mayor Mike Bloomberg came to the new Frank Sinatra High School for the Arts in Astoria Wednesday to give his annual State of the City address which, though included an impromptu cheer for the AFC championship-bound New York Jets, outlined a series of plans and goals for the city's recovery from the biggest recession in decades. The mayor promised to tackle city residents' personal credit card and other debt that is contributing to the slowdown of the economy. He proposed a plan, called "NYC Safe Start" in which five banks and five credit unions have volunteered to open bank accounts for people with extreme debt. The accounts won't require minimum balances, and they won't charge hidden fees. "The City can't manage anyone's personal finances, but we can make it easier for New Yorkers to manage their own - and we will.

market and allow them to keep their homes. We're the first City in the country doing this," the Mayor said.

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Immigrant Role Key To City’s Economy By DOMENICK RAFTER As Washington gets ready to grapple with immigration reform legislation, New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli released a report showing how immigration has been vital to New York City’s economy and growth in the past two decades. DiNapoli’s report pointed to the broad representation among immigrants, who as of 2008 make up 36 percent of the city’s population – and half of Queens resident, in the city’s workforce. In 2008, 43 percent of the city’s workforce consists of immigrants. Immigrant representation in the city’s workforce ranges from doctors, 46 percent of whom are immigrants, and nurses, 55 percent of whom are foreign born, to cab drivers and chauffeurs, nearly 9 out of 10 of whom are among the immigrant population. Even some white collar careers of accountants, auditors and CEOs have larger than average immigrant numbers. DiNapoli’s report lists Queens as the borough with the highest concentration of immigrants; 47 percent of the borough’s counted population. Six of the 10 neighborhoods citywide with the largest immigrant populations, all with 50 percent or more foreign born, are in Queens: Elmhurst/Corona (68 percent), Jackson Heights (64 percent), Sunnyside/Woodside (59 percent), Flushing/Whitestone (52 percent), Forest Hills/Rego Park (51 percent) and Kew Gar-

dens/Woodhaven (50 percent). The most common country of origin for immigrants in these neighborhoods are the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, China, Korea and Guyana. More than half of the workforce in Queens is foreign born. During the past 20 years, the household income of New York City’s immigrant population nearly doubled, from $23,000 in 1990 to $45,000 in 2007. Home ownership among immigrants has also doubled in that time frame, and as of 2008 represents 60 percent of all homeowners in the city. Citywide, since 2000, the number of immigrant workers increased by 68 percent and wages paid to workers who are immigrants increased by 39 percent. In that same time frame, immigrant contribution to the gross city product increased by 61 percent. “New York City remains a beacon of hope and opportunity for immigrants from every nation,” DiNapoli said. “Immigrants built New York City and drive its economy – in fact, foreign-born workers accounted for $215 billion in economic activity in 2008, almost a third of the gross city product. It’s clear how invaluable newcomers are to the City’s economic life. In New York City, the immigrant story is truly the American story.” Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at drafter@queenstribune.com or at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125.

By LORI GROSS Moved by the misfortunes of the Brigante family, Mitchell Kersch selected them to be the winners of the Major Homes free remodeling contest, winning a free home improvement which will rid the Brigantes of an empty nursery that went unused. Kersch said that the donation, perhaps the Brigantes' only touch of good fortune for the past several years, will come to symbolize a new beginning for their family. Catherine Brigante's sister, Sioux Sciacca, wrote a handwritten letter explaining the family's circumstances as per a contest, which she learned about through the Tribune. The letter explained her sister's anguish after having spent $11,000 on fertility treatments, and subsequently having four miscarriages, and ultimately a hysterectomy to rid her body of a cancer found in her reproductive organs. In an even worse twist of fate, just before the hysterectomy, Brigante had been prepping her body to donate her kidney to her husband Joseph, who has polycystic kidney disease, and needs a transplant. Her taxed body is now incapable of harvest for the sake of her husband, who is still in need of one. Sciacca might again be the one to help the Brigantes, this time, with her own kidney. Major Homes had sought to donate renovation services to a local needy family, similar in vein to Extreme Makeover or other reality home improvement television shows. This week, Major Homes knocked down

The Brigante family, standing in what was a nursery. two separation walls, which sectioned off the nursery that the Brigantes ended up not having need for. The company will also install oak flooring. The home will now have room for a dining area, or a place for the Brigantes' one son, who is 8 years old, to play in. As another measure of good will, Kersch purchased a video game for the Brigantes' son, and endowed him with a $50 gift certificate for more. He also gave the family $200 to take Sciacca out to dinner as thanks for sending in the winning letter. Mrs. Brigante is taking her tribulations in strides. "We're alive and we're semi-well," she said. "We have a beautiful little boy, and family around me." To learn more about Major Homes, go to majorhomes.net. Reach Reporter Lori Gross at lgross@queenstribune.com, or (718) 3577400, Ext. 124.

Markey Slams OTB’s Expansion Solution Down On Their Luck, But Help Has Arrived expansion of gambling opportunities with all the social problems it can bring may be too high a price.” Markey cited concerns about access minors may have to gambling kiosks in some places that are frequented by children and teenagers. OTB responded by taking issue with Markey’s claim that the betting kiosks would represent “a 1,200-percent increase in gambling outlets.” OTB said the number was false, as they were planning on closing “60 percent of their storefronts” and replacing those with the 1,300 kiosks. OTB also responded by saying the locations of the betting kiosks will be a locales where age restrictions and other gambling laws can be fully enforced. In a statement, OTB warned of dire consequences if the state legislature doesn’t act on their recommendations “Within two months, NYC OTB will close its doors, hundreds of New Yorkers will lose their jobs and taxpayers will be saddled with $600 million in obligations unless the legislature takes ameliorative action swiftly and decisively,” the statement read. ”NYC OTB has proposed a plan that will transform the business into an economic engine without a single taxpayer dollar. We look forward to continuing a productive dialogue with Assemblywoman Markey and her colleagues in the legislature.” Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at drafter@queenstribune.com or (718) 3577400 Ext. 125

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By DOMENICK RAFTER New York City OTB’s proposition to add as many as 1,300 betting kiosks citywide, and about 260 throughout Queens, in bars, restaurants, bowling alleys and other public places is sparking intense controversy among some local officials. OTB Chairman Sandy “Meyer” Frucher proposed the plan at a state Assembly hearing Jan 8. “Believe me, if I could come up with another way of harvesting the revenues, I would do it,” Frucher said at the hearing. OTB declared Chapter 9 bankruptcy in December and has been exploring ways to raise money to close its $95 million debt, which continues to rise. Under the bankruptcy, OTB needs permission from the state legislature to restructure their business plan before they run out of money at the end of March. The plan to add betting kiosks is meeting resistance with some members of the state legislature who would need to approve such a plan. Assemblywoman Marge Markey (D-Maspeth), a member of the Committee on Racing and Wagering, came out in staunch opposition to such a plan. “OTB wants to significantly expand gambling in the city as the price for keeping its operations solvent. I say the price is too high,” Markey said. “It’s a 1,200percent expansion of gambling outlets in the city. It’s totally unacceptable. It isn’t that we don’t want to save OTB, but this


Queens This Week Benefit For FH Vol’s Mom May Come More than eight years after her son was killed in the World Trade Center, Dorie Pearlman still smiles when asked to talk about her son Richard. Richard Alan Pearlman of Howard Beach was only 18 years old and fresh out of Beach Channel High School when he was killed on Sept. 11 while on duty at Ground Zero as part of the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps. “My son had a heart of gold,” Pearlman said. “He lived and died for an ambulance corps.” It was five years before Pearlman found out she may qualify for benefits under the Public Safety Officers Benefit legislation passed by Congress right after Sept. 11 to extend benefits to living family members of public safety officers who died in the Sept. 11 attacks. Pearlman said she had no idea that she could qualify and only found out after other families and the government informed her about it. At first, Pearlman said she was interested in claiming benefits but other families convinced her to claim what the government allocated. “The money won’t bring Richard back, so I decided at first not to claim,” Pearlman said. Eventually other people who lost family members as well as her own family and friends convinced her to claim. However, by the time she did, the legislation had expired. “We easily rectified it and got her an extension so she can claim,” said U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Kew Gardens). That wasn’t the extent of her hurdles. Her claim was denied because of uncertainty as to

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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT QUEENS COUNTY NYCTL 2008-A TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK, SUMMONS AND NOTICE Index No. 8308-09 AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, Plaintiffs, vs. The heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, assignees, lienors, creditors, successors-in-interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through ANN LAWS A/K/A ANNIE LAWS, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise of any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, and all creditors thereof and the respective husbands, or widowers of hers, if any, all of whose names and addresses are unknown to plaintiff; JOANNE MCCLARY; ISAIAH MCCLARY; The heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, assignees, lienors, creditors, successors-in-interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through SYLVIA KATZMAN, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise of any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, and all creditors thereof, and the respective husbands, or widowers of hers, if any, all of whose names and addresses are unknown to plaintiff; NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT

whether or not her son, as a volunteer EMT, qualified. The legislation had been aimed at NYPD and FDNY members who were lost, but Pearlman appealed with Weiner’s backing. Weiner joined Pearlman and two members of the Forest Hills Ambulance Corps, Aviv Citron, and Corps’ president Alan Wolfe, who testified earlier this week that Pearlman would qualify because on Sept. 11, the volunteers were working as part of the FDNY. “The volunteers fall into the category of public safety officers,” Weiner explained. “There are three factors here. One; was Richard a public safety officer and qualified to be one? Two, was the Forest Hills Ambulance Corps working as an agent of the city? And three; were both true at the moment of his death? We believe all of that is true.” Pearlman said she was “surprised” by the denial, especially after the federal government recognized her son as a public safety officer in a citation signed by former President George W. Bush and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. She said the government honoring her son, while at the same time denying her benefits meant for the same people the government was honoring, seemed “hypocritical.” “I feel like they are giving me with one hand, while taking with the other,” she said. Weiner said he got an agreement from New York Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano that he will draft a letter recognizing the Forest Hills Ambulance Corps as having been agents of the city on Sept. 11, 2001, which Weiner believes should put an end to the debate. However, he said, if the repeal fails, he will go directly to US Attorney General Eric Holder, who

LEGAL NOTICE AUTHORITY TRANSIT ADJUDICATION BUREAU; NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES; NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and “JOHN DOE #1” THROUGH “JOHN DOE #100”, the names of the last 100 defendants being fictitious, the true names of said defendants being unknown to plaintiff, it being intended to designate fee owners, tenants or occupants of the liened premises and/or persons or parties having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the liened premises, if the aforesaid individual defendants are living, and if any or all of said individual defendants be dead, their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, committees, devisees, legatees, and the assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest of them, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by, through, or against the said defendants named as a class, of any right, title or interest in or lien upon the premises described in the complaint herein, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above-entitled foreclosure action, and to serve a copy of your an-

LEGAL NOTICE swer on the plaintiffs attorney within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal service within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Queens County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the premises. Dated: August 4, 2009 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an Order of Honorable Bernice D. Siegal, a Justice of the Supreme Court, dated December 21, 2009, and filed with supporting papers in the Queens County Clerk’s Office. This is an action to foreclose a tax lien covering the property known as 12218 Benton Street, Queens, New York and being a parcel of land designated as Block 12704 and Lot 0036. The relief sought is the sale of the subject property at public auction in satisfaction of the tax lien. In case of your failure to appear, judgment may be taken against you in the sum of $11,322.66, together

would have the final say. Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at drafter@queenstribune.com or (718) 3577400, Ext. 125. –Domenick Rafter

Local Scout Earns High Honor An Eagle Scout Court of Honor will be convened this Saturday for Jamaica resident Peter Sammarco. Over several months Sammarco, 17, and his fellow scouts of Troop 55 spent an estimated 170 hours collecting goods for unwed mothers contemplating abortion, the Scout said. Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose), Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) and Councilman James Gennaro (DFresh Meadows) may be present to commend the boy. Local officials are often invited to pay homage to new Eagle Scouts at Courts of Honor. Padavan, who is a regular at these events, honored John Raymond Dunham and James Robert Stankes, of Troop 49, during a Court of Honor ceremony at Sacred Heart Church in Bayside earlier this month. The boys were presented by Padavan with New York State Senate Medal of Outstanding Achievement and Certificate of Merit Sammarco's collection project was initiated to fulfill a requirement of the Scout movement to do a substantial service project to earn Eagle status. The undertaking, along with earning 21 merit badges rewarding woodsy prowess and leadership skills, have postured him for Eagle approval from Boy Scouts of America headquarters. For six weeks spanning February to March

LEGAL NOTICE with interest, costs, disbursements and attorneys fees of this action, and directing the public sale of the property. Richard M. Beers, Jr. PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP Office and Post Office Address 1400 First Federal Plaza Rochester, New York 14614 Tel. No. (585) 238-2000 ________________________________________________________________________ PROBATE CITATION File No. 2009-3608 SURROGATE’S COURT – QUEENS COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: Hilda Robinson, John Henry Robinson and Vernon Staunton if living and if dead, to their heirs at law, next of kin and distributees whose names and places of residence are unknown and if they died subsequent to the decedent herein, to their executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose name and places of residence are unknown and to all other heirs at law; next of kin and distributees of Etta Hebbons, the decedent herein, whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained. ATTORNEY GENERAL N.Y. STATE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR QUEENS COUNTY A petition having been duly filed by Ruth Dumas who is domiciled at 172-05 108th Avenue, Jamaica, N.Y.

of last year, Sammarco posted fliers to solicit donations for baby booties, onesies, high chairs, cribs, car seats, mattresses and disposable diapers. Sammarco's father, also named Peter Sammarco, who is Troop 55's Committee Chairman, said he saw more diapers than ever before in his life. His son and the group took inventory of and donated four minivans worth of goods to the Bridge to Life program, which works with young mothers to offer support to those choosing to carry their baby to term. "You can't be pro-life without helping the mothers," said Catherine Donohoe, a local Bridge To Life leader who worked with the Scout. It's a sentiment Sammarco has proven to share. Donohoe gushed over Sammarco's character, giving the Scouts some credit for his firm stance on the responsibility of a boy in a young relationship, and keeping a respectful distance from girls they are dating. "You don't hear that too often," said Donohoe. This Friday, for the anniversary of Roe V. Wade, a Supreme Court decision granting abortion right to many - a decision which is infamous in Bridge to Life circles - Sammarco is traveling to Washington with Cathedral Prep High School to protest outside the Supreme Court. Sammarco said the Scouts taught him the leadership qualities that he has now, and "besides that, it's just a great experience for me - a fun activity I like to do." He has stuck with the Scouts, starting as a Cub, since the first grade. Reach Reporter Lori Gross at lgross@queenstribune.com, or (718) 3577400, Ext. 124. —Lori Gross

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11433. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County, at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York, on 22nd day of October, 2009 at 9:30 .M. of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of Etta. M. Hebbons, a/k/a Etta Hebbons lately domiciled at 172-05 108th Avenue, Jamaica, N.Y. 11433 admitting to probate a Will dated December 6, 2000 a copy of which is attached, as the Will of Etta M. Hebbons deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that [x] Letters Testamentary issue to: Etta M Hebbons (State any further relief requested) HON. ROBERT L. NAHMAN Surrogate Alicermarie E. Rice Chief Clerk SEP 09 2009 (Seal) Thomas J. Adams, Esq. Attorney for Petitioner 718847-4572 Telephone Number 114-06 Jamaica Avenue, Richmond Hill, N.Y. 11418 Address of Attorney [Note: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you.] _______________________________________________________________________

been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 29 Beach 220th Street, Breezy Point, NY 11697. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. ________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Formation of COASTAL LIGHT LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/11/ 2009. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has

Notice of formation of LE CHAVEZ LLC, a limited liability company. Articles of Organization filed with the Secy. Of State of the State of NY (SSNY) on 10/02/2009. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to the LLC 150-13 Hillside Ave., Jamaica, NY 11432. Purpose: any lawful purpose. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Main Northern Holding LLC a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) filed with the Sec of State of NY on 10/1/ 09. NY Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to The LLC, 135-22 Northern Blvd., Flushing NY 11354. General Purposes.

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Hate Crime Charges Filed In Gay Bash Price’s sexual orientation. At the rally, Daniel Rodriguez’s sister Christina Rodriguez stood feet away from Jack Price’s family and decried the allegat ions against her brother. “This is not a hate crime at all,” Rodriguez said. Approximately 10 other protesters dem-

onstrated at the rally claiming the two men should not be charged with a hate crime. Rodriguez’s at torney, Ted Kasapis, said his client will plead not guilty to the charges. He added that he does not believe the DA has any evidence to prove the attack was a hate crime since there were no witnesses

and Price said on N Y1 that he doe s not remember the incident. Aleman’s at torney, David Zucker, could not be reached for comment. Reach Reporter Kaitlyn Kilmetis at kkilmetis@queenstribune.com, or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128.

A Day Of Service In Queens By K AITLYN KILMETIS Across the nation, Americans spent Mar t in Luther Ki ng Jr. Day volunteer ing to pay homage to the late Civil Rights leader on what has been deemed "a national day of service." Oppor tunities to help non profits and charities sprouted up across the borough from serve-a-thons to simple tasks at local soup kitchens. Helping Hands of Ridgewood, a food pantry a nd soup kitchen, hosted volunteers in an event co-sponsored by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, which organized volunteer oppor tunit ies across the cit y. The facilit y has par ticipated in the national day of service for the past three years. Pastor Henr y Fur y, who r uns Helping Hands at the United Presby terian Church of Ridgewood, said he believes all the ideals MLK Day is meant to embody could be viewed at Helping Hands and the other volunteer locations across the borough. "I think the whole idea of it in a microcosm was here," Fur y said. "W hat happened here was the whole spirit of what this is about - people who don't normally become involved in volunteerism become involved just because they want to do more

than they can normally." Nine volunteers, triple the number who came out last year, helped out taking inventor y of supplies, packaging food bags for distribut ion and sor t ing in t he pa ntr y. Due to t he unexpected number of volunteers, the group finished the work that was meant to last them the whole day in two hours Fury said the w ide range of volunteers also fell in line with the call for equality King advocated throughout his life. "We had young people, we had Volunteers help at Helping Hands of Ridgewood. middle aged people," he said. "EthFor that reason, Fur y cal led making the nically, it was a cross section of people from holiday a national day of service a "marveldifferent backgrounds." Fury said none of t he volunteers were ous idea." "To me, this was a tremendous oppor turegulars and they all expressed they had showed up par t icularly to respond to the nity for people who want to do more for idea of providing service on Mar t in Luther their community to do it," he said. For more information about Helping King Jr. Day. Ridgewood, visit "It indicates to me there's a lot of good H a n d s will that people have but because of their helpinghandsofridgewood.org. Reach Reporter Kaitlyn Kilmetis at own personal obligations they can't give the type of community service they would like kkilmetis@queenstribune.com, or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128. to give," Fur y said.

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By KA ITLYN KILMETIS Two Queens men have been indicted on hate crime charges stemming from their brutal attack and robbery of an openly gay man in College Point last October. On Jan. 14, Queens DA Richard Brown announced that Daniel Aleman and Daniel Rodriguez, both of College Point, were charged in a 14-count indictment of assault and robbery as hate crimes. The two men each face up to 25 years in prison if they are convicted of the charges, and were to be arraigned Jan. 25. On Oct. 8, at 4:30 a.m., Aleman, 26, and Rodriguez, 21, allegedly confronted 49year-old Jack Price with anti-gay slurs and then proceeded to punch, stomp, kick and rob him. The entire three-minute attack was caught on tape by a security camera. Price suffered a broken jaw, several broken ribs, two collapsed lungs and a lacerated spleen. He remained in the hospital for approximately three weeks after the attack. The incident sparked a slew of public officials to speak out against hate crimes and also encouraged a College Point rally that hundreds of community members at tended. The DA said, if convicted, the punishment for any hate crimes will be harsh. “Acts of violence motivated by hate or intolerance violate the fundamental principles and spirit of equality and freedom on which our countr y was founded,” Brow n said. “When such crime s regrettably do occur – especially here in Queens County, the most culturally diverse county in the nation – they will be condemned in the strongest possible terms and those responsible will be brought to just ice to answer for their actions.” Since Aleman and Rodriguez’s arrests, their family and friends have been vocal about denying the at tack was motivated by

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This Is A Plan? The governor presented a budget this week that only goes up a modest amount, driven by contractual obligations to unions and debt holders. For the most part, every other portion of the budget has been slashed with some entire agencies being eaten up by others or just eliminated entirely. At the same time, he is asking New Yorkers to bear new taxes while swallowing the expansion of gambling and the sale of alcohol - as well as dramatic loosening of the rules that govern both those so-called vices. Cutting school funds, eliminating tourism programs and reducing aid to the City while allowing corporate liquor stores and electronic gaming in every bar and bowling alley across the borough doesn't seem to make sense - no matter how tough these economic times may be.

In Your Opinion: Evil Man To The Editor: Hiram Monserrate is my State Senator, therefore I am one of his constituents. He chose not to have a jury trial - perhaps he did not trust his constituents. Since he took office as a State Senator he lost much respect from many of his constituents because of his jumping from party to party - as if he deserves respect. But did he care? Not a whit. And the girlfriend incident… what a fiasco. Now he still shows no remorse or shame. What an evil man. Lee Michaels, Jackson Heights

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Pre-Pataki To The Editor NY Gov. David Paterson proposes closing the State's $3 billion budget gap by cutting funding for education, health care, seniors, etc. There is another way to address our State deficit that has not been explored, and that is restoring State revenues to 1990's levels by repealing Governor George Pataki's tax cuts for the wealthiest taxpayers. "Among his leading first-term accomplishments were his $3 billion, 25 percent income-tax cut and a substantial cut in the capital gains tax and inheritance tax," according to a report on Pataki by the Cato Institute's "Fiscal Policy Report Card on America's Governors: 2006." It should be noted that Pataki's tax cuts provided a 25 percent rate reduction for the wealthiest tax payers, but no tax cut for the poorest taxpayers. Since 1995, this has resulted in an enormous give back of hundreds of millions of dollars to wealthy taxpayers, with a resulting

loss in State revenues. These cuts provided "the greatest benefit to those New Yorkers who need it the least." Thanks to Pataki, New York is now the most unequal state in the nation. New York relies heavily on local taxes, placing the biggest burden on communities with the greatest needs and least resources. This has led to ever-increasing property taxes, making New York's tax system one of the most regressive. Wealthy New Yorker's benefited the most from these policies, were the culprits behind Wall Street's greatest excesses, and helped cause our current economic meltdown. Is it not time for these greedy ones to help bail out the rest of us New Yorkers? Gov. Paterson, it's a no-brainer. New Yorkers will support you, if you do the right thing. You want to close our $3 billion budget gap? Repeal Pataki's $3 billion tax cut. Robert F. Salant, Franklin Square

A Good Mix To the Editor: I had the pleasure of attending the Inauguration ceremony for our City Council Member Eric A. Ulrich on Sunday, Jan. 17. The weather was poor but the turnout was large. The dais was filled with elected officials from our US Senator, House Member, NYS Senate, Assembly and several Members of the City Council. This representation showed at least to me that our elected representatives both Republican and Democrats hold Eric in high regard. There were also members of the NY Conservative Party as well as the Independence Party represented. The Hon. Thomas V. Ognibene was Master of Ceremonies and the

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No To Cuts Dear Editor, As you know, I write often about our Woodhaven Business Improvement District on our Woodhaven's Jamaica Avenue and while we think of Jamaica Avenue, we must think of our Jamaica Avenue Bus, the Q56. Did you know that our Q56 Bus is scheduled to be discontinued as well as the Z Train on the J Line Again? Well, I have made it known to all of our elected officials and the MTA that this cannot happen and that Woodhaven will fight as we did last year these MTA proposals. Woodhaven needs the Q56 and the Z Line. In January of 2008, I submitted written testimony to the MTA, it still holds true as we begin our fight for the second time. As in my testimony in 2008 I stated "What Are You Thinking?" Now, we fight again, the fight against the MTA implementing their draconian proposals of eliminating our Q56 Bus line and our Z Train on the "J" Elevated Line. Also the elimination of bus passes for our students and the mean spirited proposed treatment of our disabled with their plans to "drop them off" at the nearest bus stop. This fight has to be fought hard and now. If you would like to write to the MTA in regard to not discontinuing our Q56 Bus please write to Douglas Sussman Director, MTA Community Affairs, 347 Madison Avenue New York, New York 10017. Maria A. Thomson, Executive Director, GWDC/WBID

Jamaica High School Has the Tribune editorial board taken a position on whether or not Jamaica High School should be preserved as a neighborhood school which serves all students? Closing this legendary neighborhood high school (and turning it into charter schools) would have a disastrous impact upon local businesses, property values, public safety, the prospects for improving economic development in Queens County, and restoring genuine excellence to public education. If the school is closed, nobody will ever be held accountable for the demise of public education during the past thirty-five years...The "dream coalition" which is fighting to save Jamaica High School ought to be heard from and supported. Mindy Ohringer, Queens Marcia Moxam Comrie, Contributing Editor Reporters: Sasha Austrie, Harley Benson, Lori Gross, Joseph Orovic, Kaitlyn Kilmetis, Domenick Rafter Editorial Intern: Christina Fong Photographers: Ira Cohen, Michael Fischthal, Lee Katzman Contributors: Tom Allon, Melissa Hom, Michael VonDerLieth, Barbara Arnstein Art Department: Tania Y. Betancourt, Sara Gold, Rhonda Leefoon, Candice Lolier, Barbara Townsend Webmaster: Shiek Mohamed Assistant to the Publisher: Ria MacPherson

Immigration Refor m To The Editor: On Dec. 15, 2009, Representative Luis V. Gutierrez of Illinois introduced a bill into Congress that could open the door for millions of immigrants currently living in this country to become lawful permanent residents. I hope that it is taken seriously. The name of his bill, the "Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act" (C.I.R. A.S.A.P.), reflects the growing impatience of his constituency and that of many others throughout this country, including here in Queens. Unfortunately, his bill appears to contain many provisions that would ensure its demise. For example, the bill only touches upon the problem of security along our southern border. Many politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, have been on the record for years stating that they would vote against any bill that did not shut down this border before creating a path to residency. Accordingly, we need to be able to focus on the immigrants who are here now; especially the children brought at a tender age, educated here, and who have graduated from high school or college only to find they are without the ability to become productive members of society. However it is accomplished, whether in progressive steps or comprehensively, it is about time. The Democratic Party has been in control of Congress since November, 2006. They are supposed to be the champions of minority issues. Yet, despite the support of Republican President George W. Bush and independent Republicans, and now the support of Democratic President Barack Obama and a filibuster-proof Senate, six (6) sessions of Congress have elapsed without a law. No wonder Mr. Gutierrez, a Democrat in office since 1993, is frustrated with his colleagues. Richard La Salle, Jackson Heights

Pay For Play To The Editor: The solution to "The State of the State: A Real Sad Story" (Michael Schenkler, Jan. 14) starts with the 24th State Assembly District (Bayside, Douglaston, Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Hollis, Jamaica Estates, Little Neck, Queens Village) Special Election on Feb. 9. Voters didn't get an invitation from former NYC Council Finance Committee Chairperson David Weprin to attend his "Campaign Kickoff" for this contest which took place at the Carlton Hotel on MadiHoward Swengler Major Account Representative Shelly Cookson, Corporate & Legal Advertising Account Executives Helene Sperber Merlene Carnegie Earl Steinman Tom Eisenhauer Shari Strongin Donna Lawlor Tony Nicodemo

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son Avenue in Manhattan on Thursday, Jan. 21. Price of admission $10,000 (Chair); $3,800 (Co-Host); $2,500 (Supporter); $1,000 (Friend) or $500 (Guest). Weprin apparently has no interest in $25, $50 or $100 donations from ordinary constituents. Just who can afford to pay $10,000, $3,800, $2,500, $1,000 or $500? Only the usual "Pay for Play" crowd looking to invest in a future State Assemblymember today for future favors at taxpayers' expense tomorrow were out in full force. Weprin's fund raisers for Councilmember, Council Speaker (2005) or NYC Comptroller (2009) over the previous eight years were always held in Manhattan at similar prices. These gala events were geared for municipal "Pay for Play" special interest crowds rather than ordinary constituents. At Weprin's admission price, the only district voters in attendance may have been the valet to park your car, coat check assistant or waiter serving hors d'oeuvres. Weprin consistently forgets who he is suppose to represent and never seems to remember his old neighborhood. Weprin's addiction to raising vast sums of money illustrates exactly what is wrong with Albany today. The district is overwhelmingly Democratic gerrymandered. It has been for decades to be the "Weprin" family seat. It has been passed down from the late Assembly Speaker Saul Weprin to sons Mark and now David. Weprin takes a major pay cut ($79,000 Assembly member base salary versus $112,000 for a Councilmember). As NYC Council Finance Committee Chairperson, he had a $18,000 lulu and was No. 1 in member item pork barrel funded earmarks. As one of 150 State Assembly members or 108 Democrats, he becomes a small fish in a big pond. David's vote isn't critical to Speaker Sheldon Silver with his overwhelming majority. Silver has no incentives to assign Weprin as chairperson to any committees; award him any lulus or fund pork barrel member items. If you like the status quo of financial mismanagement, runaway borrowing, deficit spending, late budgets, pork barrel member item spending, excessive special interest pay for play lobbying and legislative chaos in Albany, David Weprin is certainly the "right man" for the job. His past NYC Council legislative record, loyalty to Democratic clubhouse candidates and pay for play fund raising affiliations provides ample qualifications to preserve all of the above. If you want real change and reform in Albany, it would be wise to look elsewhere. Larry Penner, Great Neck Mitch Kronenfeld: Classified Manager Elizabeth Mance: Administrative Assistant Classified Ad Representatives: Nadia Hack, Peggie Henderson, Fran Gordon, Marty Lieberman, Chris Preasha, Lorraine Shaw, Sheila Scholder

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SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF OBJECT OF ACTION STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF QUEENS ACTION TO FORECLOSE A MORTGAGE INDEX NO.: 15325/09 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, vs. S.K. ANWAR A/K/A SK ANWAR, Defendant(s). MORTGAGED PREMISES: 106-61 RUSCOE STREET, JAMAICA, NY 11433 SBL #: BLOCK: 10335 LOT: 62 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: You are hereby summoned to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney(s) within twenty days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The Attorney for Plaintiff has an office for business in the County of Erie. Trial to be held in the County of Queens. The basis of the venue designated above is the location of the Mortgaged Premises. Dated this 23rd day of December, 2009, Steven J. Baum, P.C., Attorney(s) For Plaintiff(s), 220 Northpointe Parkway, Suite G, Amherst, NY 14228 TO: S.K. ANWAR A/K/A SK ANWAR, Defendant(s) In this Action. The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an order of HON. MARGUERITE A. GRAYS of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated the 8 th day of December, 2009 and filed with the Complaint in the Office of the Queens County Clerk, in the City of Jamaica. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, executed by S.K. ANWAR A/ K/A SK ANWAR dated the 1st day of March, 2007, to secure the sum of $460,000.00, and recorded at Instrument No. 2007000134447 in the Office of the Clerk of the County of QUEENS, on the 13th day of March, 2007;Said mortgage is to be assigned by an Assignment to be recorded in the Office of the Clerk of QUEENS County. The property in question is described as follows: 106-61 RUSCOE STREET, JAMAICA, NY 11433 SEE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION Block 10335 and Lot 62 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Fourth Ward, Borough and County of Queens, City and State of New York, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the Northeasterly side of Ruscoe Street, distant 243.69 feet Southeasterly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Northeasterly side

of Ruscoe Street with the Southerly side of 106th Road, as said street and road are laid out on a certain map entitled “Hillside Gardens, Jamaica, 4th Ward, Borough of Queens, New York City”, Erlandson & Crowell, C.E. & C.S., March 1919, and filed in the Queens County Clerk’s Office on August 19, 1919, as Map No. 3740 and from said point of beginning; RUNNING THENCE Southeasterly along said side of Ruscoe Street, 16.64 feet to the Northerly side of 107th Avenue, as shown on said map; THENCE Easterly along said side of 101h Avenue, 68.40 feet; THENCE Northerly at right angles to 101h Avenue, 78.66 feet; THENCE Southwesterly at right angles to Ruscoe Street, 102.90 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. TOGETHER with a right of way, upon and over the strip of land 4 feet 6 inches wide to a depth of80 feet Northeast from the Northeasterly side of Ruscoe Street, adjoining lot of land hereby mortgaged to the Northwest. SUBJECT to a similar right of way upon and over the Northwest 4 feet 6 inches to a depth as aforesaid of the lot of land mortgage. Said 2 strips of land shall constitute and be a private right of way and driveway 9 feet wide to a depth of 80 feet from said side of Ruscoe Street for ingress and egress to and from the lot of land hereby mortgaged and the lot of land and joining on the Northwest and Ruscoe Street for the uses and benefit in common of said respective premises and of all owners and occupants thereof. Premises known as 106-61 Ruscoe Street, Jamaica, New York HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE NEW YORK STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT WE SEND YOU THIS NOTICE ABOUT THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME. IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT IN THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION, YOU MAY LOSE YOUR HOME. PLEASE READ THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT CAREFULLY. YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONTACT AN ATTORNEY OR YOUR LOCAL LEGAL AID OFFICE TO OBTAIN ADVICE ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The state encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid office, there are government agencies and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Banking Department at 1-877BANK-NYS (1-877-226-5697) or visit the department’s

website at WWW.BANKING.STATE.NY.US. FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. § 1303 NOTICE NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. DATED: December 23, 2009 Steven J. Baum, P.C., Attorney(s) For Plaintiff(s), 220 Northpointe Parkway, Suite G, Amherst, NY 14228 The law firm of Steven J. Baum, P.C. and the attorneys whom it employs are debt collectors who are attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained by them will be used for that purpose. ________________________________________________________________________

appearance, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney(s) within twenty days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The Attorney for Plaintiff has an office for business in the County of Erie. Trial to be held in the County of Queens. The basis of the venue designated above is the location of the Mortgaged Premises. Dated this 7th day of January, 2010, Steven J. Baum, P.C., Attorney(s) For Plaintiff(s), 220 Northpointe Parkway, Suite G, Amherst, NY 14228 TO: CARLOS H. LEMA, Defendant(s) In this Action. The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an order of HON. BERNICE D. SIEGAL of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated the 20th day of December, 2009 and filed with the Complaint in the Office of the Queens County Clerk, in the City of Jamaica. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, executed by CARLOS H. LEMA dated the 17th day of February, 2006, to secure the sum of $466,000.00, and recorded at Instrument No. 2006000139527 in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Queens, on the 13th day of March, 2006; which mortgage was duly assigned by assignment dated the 12th day of September, 2009, and recorded on the 23rd day of September, 2008, in the Office of the Clerk of Queens County at Instrument No. 2008000375611; The property in question is described as follows: 109-16 34TH AVENUE, CORONA, NY 11368 SEE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION Block 1753 and Lot 8 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough and County of Queens, City and State of New York, known and designated on a certain map entitled “Map No.4 of Lots of Louona Park, Property of Edmund L. Baylies, Corona2nd Ward, Borough of Queens, City of New York, surveyed April 1903 by George W. Huviland, Jr. C.S.”, and filed in the Queens County Clerk’s Office on February 26, 1904 as and by the lot number 1193, block 28, which said lot is bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the Southerly side of34th Avenue, formerly Hayes Avenue, distant 123.50 feet Easterly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Southerly side of34th Avenue with the Easterly side of l09th Street, formerly Lent Street; RUNNING THENCE Southerly parallel with 109th 116.76 feet to lot no. 1191 on said map; THENCE Easterly on a line

along lot no. 1191, 20 feet; THENCE Northerly parallel with l09th Street, 111.88 feet to the Southerly side of 34th Avenue; THENCE Westerly along the Southerly side of 34th Avenue, 20.58 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. Premises known as 109-16 34th Avenue, Corona, New York ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough and County of Queens, City and State of New York, known and designated on a certain map entitled “Map No.4 of Lots of Louona Park, Property of Edmund L. Baylies, Corona2nd Ward, Borough of Queens, City of New York, surveyed April 1903 by George W. Huviland, Jr. C.S.”, and filed in the Queens County Clerk’s Office on February 26, 1904 as and by the lot number 1193, block 28, which said lot is bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the Southerly side of34th Avenue, formerly Hayes Avenue, distant 123.50 feet Easterly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Southerly side of 34th Avenue with the Easterly side of l09th Street, formerly Lent Street; RUNNING THENCE Southerly parallel with 109th 116.76 feet to lot no. 1191 on said map; THENCE Easterly on a line along lot no. 1191, 20 feet; THENCE Northerly parallel with l09th Street, 111.88 feet to the Southerly side of 34th Avenue; THENCE Westerly along the Southerly side of 34th Avenue, 20.58 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. Premises known as 109-16 34th Avenue, Corona, New York HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE NEW YORK STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT WE SEND YOU THIS NOTICE ABOUT THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME. IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT IN THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION, YOU MAY LOSE YOUR HOME. PLEASE READ THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT CAREFULLY. YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONTACT AN ATTORNEY OR YOUR LOCAL LEGAL AID OFFICE TO OBTAIN ADVICE ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The state encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid office, there are government agencies and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Banking Department at 1-877BANK-NYS (1-877-226-5697)

or visit the department’s website at WWW.BANKING.STATE.NY.US. FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. § 1303 NOTICE NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. DATED: January 7, 2010 Steven J. Baum, P.C., Attorney(s) For Plaintiff(s), 220 Northpointe Parkway, Suite G, Amherst, NY 14228 The law firm of Steven J. Baum, P.C. and the attorneys whom it employs are debt collectors who are attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained by them will be used for that purpose. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF OBJECT OF ACTION STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF QUEENS ACTION TO FORECLOSE A MORTGAGE INDEX NO.: 9930/09 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST2006- 11 Plaintiff, vs. CARLOS H. LEMA, Defendant(s). MORTGAGED PREMISES: 109-16 34TH AVENUE, CORONA, NY 11368 SBL #: BLOCK 1753-LOT 8 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: You are hereby summoned to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a notice of

Notice of formation of L&M Watermill Ventures LLC, a limited liability company. Art. of Org. filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) 10/27/2009. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to THE LLC, 26-15 Ulmer St., College Point, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

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The Governor The Legislature & Reform By MICHAEL SCHENKLER

EXPELLING HIRAM? Hiram Monserratte. Chaos. He has that effect on things. No, this is not in defense of the Jackson Heights politico who stood Albany on its ear over the summer when he defected to the GOP and then negotiated a deal to return to the Dems. It certainly is not in support of the man who manhandled his girlfriend – be it on the way to the hospital or in h is apartment or any where. No, Hiram Monserratte is neither a role model for anyone nor one to be applauded or rewarded. He is a State Senator – elected by the people. And seriously, he is far from

the first member of the legislature to be convicted of a misdemeanor and his moral standards may not be so out of whack with many of his colleagues. Hiram’s colleague Kevin Parker underwent anger management training after he punched a NYC traffic agent in the face and he faces felony assault charges for his alleged physical abuse of a photojournalist. John Sabini, who Hiram replaced, pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired. Queens’ Ada Smith, before being removed by the people, abused many, most memorable was a female staffer with a hot cup of coffee to the face. But Senators Parker, Sabini, Smith nor any of the others were subjected to a special committee to consider removal from office. Then again, they didn’t break with their par ty when casting a leadership vote. So is the move against Hiram politics or morality? Are the y get t ing ready to throw all the rotten apples out or just the one s that don’t fol low party orders?

It stinks; he stinks; they stink. Albany! THE GUV & REFORM I sat the other night with a member of the esteemed State Senate. I asked him how the Governor’s State of the State was received by his colleagues. “Didn’t he recommend term limits for State Legislators,” I goaded. “Yeah,” he re sponded, “he also recommended legalizing Ultimate Fighting.” The Governor proposed some far-reaching reforms in his State of the State address. As described in Henry Stern’s column below, term limits is a dream that will not happen. It is merely one of the Governor’s many proposals that are dead on arrival. Unlike the City, there is no Constitutional provision for initiative and referendum whereby the people can place an item on the ballot by petition. Any introduction of reform must be approved by the very legislature it is meant to reform. Furthermore, if it is a change in the Constitution like term limits, it requires the approval of two succes-

sive legislatures. Therefore, real reform is not going to happen. The Governor’s high sounding reforms consist of solid proposals which could bring about substantive change in Albany, and based on our discussions with him prior to his election as Lieutenant Governor, they consist of changes he believes in. However in this instance, sorry Mr. Governor, they sound to us like the rhetoric of a desperate candidate looking for an issue which may have traction with the voters. In this case, the proposals are empty campaign promises from a Governor who has failed to get the legislature to follow him on any significant proposals since taking office. The Governor cont inue s to try, to no avail, to reingratiate himself with the voters. It is no secret, the Governor is toast. He remains a candidate at the behest of a small portion of leadership of his minority communit y grasping to t he hope that lightening will strike. It doesn’t; it won’t. Andrew Cuomo has the lightning bottled t his t ime and w ill, upon announcing his candidacy,

leave candidate Paterson in the dust and will finally get to tr y to fill his daddy’s big shoes. BACK TO REFORM On the other hand, the Legislature – both houses – proposed some not-so-far-reaching ethics reform. Good government groups are split on whether to support the lot-less-than per fect proposals. While the proposal would improve ethics oversight, the three panels it sets up are not independent of the legislature – as a matter of fact they appoint a majority of members. Additionally, the new disclosure procedures while shining new light on the legislature and lobbyists would continue to make lawyers who are legislators immune from the purification of sunshine. Both Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader John Sampson are highly paid lawyers at big-time firms, and are shielded in the new law. The legislature’s ethics proposal: An improvement? Yes! The legislature’s ethics proposal: A disappointment? Yes! No surprise! MSchenkler@QueensTribune.com

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NYS Legislature Incumbents Reject Term Limits By HENRY J. STERN In his State of the State message, Governor Paterson made one proposal which, if adopted, would change t he very heart of New York state politics. For the first time, a governor called for term limits for elected officials: two four-year terms for Henry the governor, comptroller and attorney general; and six two-yearterms for State Senators and Assemblymembers. That comes out to eight years for executives and 12 years for legislators. Term limits have less chance in the Legislature than the proverbial snowball in hell. What politician with the chance to be reelected for the rest of his life will vote to make himself ineligible to serve after 12 years? The governor knows that, but he is positioning himself squarely on the side of the angels in what is likely to be a recurring controversy. Term limits would require amendment of the State Constitution, which would have to be preceded by approval by two successive elected legislatures. Unlike the practice in some other states, there is no way for individuals in New York State to place constitutional amendments on the ballot. But even if passing term limits is a legislative pipe dream, it is still a discussion that voters should engage in seriously, even if their representat ives won’t. T he new possibilities of grassroots organiz-

ing through social networking website s has given the public an unprecedented tool to insist that their legislators be more responsive to their wishes. A Facebook page titled Citizens For Term Limits In Albany has been created to stimulate public discussion. Stern There are a number of sound reasons to suppor t term limits, dealing with the fairness of elections. Here, for example, are some advantages incumbents enjoy: 1) Gerr ymandering. Sit ting members of the legislature draw political districts to suit their own interests. The districts come in odd shapes and sizes, with peninsulas drawn to include an incumbent’s home, and sometimes to exclude a potential rival’s home. 2) Mailings. Members have the right to send periodic reports to their constituents at public expense. Over the years, t hese mailings build up name recognition for the incumbent, which give him or her an advantage in an electoral contest with a challenger. 3) Political clubs. The organized party machinery in any district generally supports the incumbent. S/he has made contributions to the party over the years, and is friendly with many of the active members. 4) Constituent service. Legislators have staffs and district offices, paid for by the state. The passage of time increases the num-

ber of people who will be served by these offices, and those people are more likely to vote for the incumbent who has helped them. 5) Lobbyists. It is the practice of many lobbyists to make regular contributions to politicians, primarily those of the majorit y party. They comprise the bulk of the donors at fund raisers held in Albany. Having taken money over the years from these special interests, some legislators believe it would be unethical to bite the hand that has been feeding them. 6) Media. Newspapers, television and radio stations report on the act ivitie s of incumbents. A chal lenger, unle ss he is already well-known, has a relatively brief time to attract public attention in a political campaign. 7) Leadership protection. One reason Speaker Sheldon Silver remained in power is that he protected his members, a function he performed well. For example, on the controversial issue of congestion pricing, he did not allow the bill to come to the floor, so his members did not have to cast individual votes on the proposal. This protected them from the wrath of the editorial boards who were for the plan, while many of their constituents were against it. For all those reasons, incumbents have an enormous advantage and are generally re-elected, unless they have done something outrageous. Even then, they often win. The problem resulting from the numerous advantages of incum-

bency is that people who seek a particular elected office for a lifetime, and will depend on its income, both direct and indirect, to support their families, will make decisions on the basis of what will preserve, protect and defend their careers, which are their and their families’ livelihood. They lose the ability to make judgments on the merits of legislation, even if they were able to discern the merits, an ability which often eludes them. Their support for a measure is the property of their leaders, and is bargained for and bought (or rented), usually not directly but as part of larger arrangements.

The result is that decisions are not made by citizen-legislators, who know they will return to their own profession, but by professional representatives, dedicated to promoting and extending their own careers, and willing to make decisions which will help them to pursue that goal. Another problem is that, after many years, people go stale in office, offer fewer bills, and become more withdrawn from the public. Some lose their energy or faculties as they grow older; that happens naturally to the human animal. StarQuest@NYCivic.org

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Band Of Locals Keep Eye On History “It’s nice to have somebody there,” said Meredith Sorin, Property Manager for HHT. Historic House Trust is a non-profit organization that partners with the New York City Parks Dept. to preserve and maintain historically significant sites throughout the city that are often visited by school groups to help localize the history lessons taught in public schools. The caretakers occupy a non-historic portion of the homes rent-free, instead paying with their presence, time and arbitrary duties. “There isn’t a set list of what to do,” Sorin said. “The needs of every house are different.” For retired carpenter Peter Fiscina, that includes opening the Kingsland Homestead’s gates for volunteers, cutting the grass and keeping the property clean. The 62-year-old got the job and zero rent the way most caretakers do – he knew someone. Before moving in nearly three years ago, his niece and her husband occupied the cozy living space. Before moving out, she recommended Fiscina as her Jay Holub sits in his living quarters inside the Lewis replacement and that was Latimer House. pretty much it.

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Still, free rent aside, both Holub and Fiscina hesitantly endorsed their living arrangements. For Fiscina, the fire-free living quarters suffer from one major detriment: his cooking is sub par. The self-style gourmand said he loves to cook –- especially fish. He stared down a rinky-dink electric stove from across the room with malevolence. “Look at the size of it. You can forget about baking,” he said. The free-spirited Holub listed both practical and intangible drawbacks to the gig. For example: a steamy shower sets off the fire alarm. “There’s nothing like the strobes going off and you run out soaking wet trying to input the security code. Peter Fiscina stands in the kitchen he has learned It feels like I’m in the last scene of to adapt to using. “Alien” and the spaceship is about to blow piles of dog droppings every morning, up,” he said. with the occasional bottle of urine. Despite the Latimer House’s historic Still, both agreed you can’t argue designation, its distance from the sacred with free rent. And caretakers are allowed leaves Holub unnerved. to go on vacation, as long as they find a Most moldings and plaster are repro- substitute, Sorin said. ductions, and aside from the floor, he The upshot – both men can focus on questioned how much of the house is a new or consistent personal passion. For actually in its original state. Holub, that means reconnecting with his “It’s almost like living in an absence of passions and continuing to make art. history,” he said. “I’ve taken my space and Fiscina has a new appreciation for an nested myself and padded myself so it old school subject. doesn’t feel so empty.” “It’s quite interesting. I was never big There is, also, of course, the various on American history until I moved in,” he gangs of miscreants to deal with. For said. Fiscina, it’s the drunken day laborers reReach Reporter Joseph Orovic at lieving themselves on the property dur- jorovic@queenstribune.com, or (718) 357ing the summer. Holub tackles rampant 7400, Ext. 127.

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By JOSEPH OROVIC Joel Holub drank coffee from a pint glass outside the historic Lewis Latimer House in Flushing. “There’s something about the emptiness that’s unsettling,” he said, looking at the former dwellings of Lewis Latimer, which now serves as Holub’s home. “I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s haunted – but that would be nice.” The 46-year-old Holub is one of five caretakers occupying some of Queens’ members of the Historic House Trust, a smattering of volunteers whose job essentially entails living in a hallowed museum and treating it like home – to a point.


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The Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Queensborough Community College is launching both a Workforce Academy and a Chinese Institute for immigrant communities in Queens beginning in the spring of 2010. The Workforce Academy at QCC offers up to 40 cer t ificate and professional programs. This spring, at the CUNY Center for Higher Education in Flushing, QCC will offer a Medical Office Biller Cer tificate and two new programs—a Home Health Aide Certificate program and Spanish GED – all of which will complement current Continuing Education classe s in Literacy, Por t of Entry English as a Second Language, and a Hospitality Based ESL Workforce Development Initiative. “These three allied health care programs support entry into hundreds of employment opportunities in Queens,” says Denise Ward, Assistant Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Queensborough. Additional courses offered at the Workforce Academy will include a Spanish GED and ESL Te st Preparatory program for those seeking to obtain their high school diplomas through a Ne w York State approved Spanish GED exam. The Chinese Institute at the Queensborough campus will be designed for adults from all backgrounds who are interested in exploring the language and culture of China. Also, the Chinese Academy, an ongoing program for children K-12, continues this spring with classes in Mandarin Chinese, Chinese Writing, Chinese Conver-

sation and cultural classes. “For the first time, community colleges are recognized as playing a vital role in the economic recovery of our countr y,” says Eduar do J. Mar tí, Ph.D., Pre sident of Queensborough Community College. “I am proud that we are providing a direct path to new careers and celebrating our culturally rich borough through these new Continuing Education programs.” An open house for the Workforce Academy and the Chinese Institute will be held Thursday, Jan. 21, 6:30-8:30p.m., at 39-07 Prince St., Flushing, and Tue sday Jan. 26, 6-8 p.m. at Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave. For more information, please contact the Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at (718) 631-6343 or qcc.cuny.edu.

QC Choral Society Auditions Queens College Choral Society invites new members to sing Mozart’s Requiem and Brahms’ Nanie; The Queens College Choral Society is seeking new members for its spring 2010 concer t season. Audit ions will take place on Jan. 27, Feb. 3 and Feb. 17. For fur ther information or to schedule an audition, contact QCCS music director James John (718) 997-3818 or jmsjhn@aol.com. For more information, visit: qcchoralsociety.org

Sing For Queens Become a member of the Oratorio Society of Queens, which will be rehearsing

Mozar t’s Requiem and America na for it s Annual Spring Concer t on Sunday, May 16. Rehearsals are every Monday night, 7:45 pm, in the studio of the North Presby terian Church, 25-33 154th St., Flushing. Anyone interested in singing should call (718) 2793006 or visit w w w.queensoratorio.org.

Tu B’Shevat The Jewish Center of Oak Hills will be celebrating the joyous Jewish Arbor Day holiday of Tu B’Shevat at a special Seder on Sunday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. There will be a reading of the Tu B’Shevat Haggadah and seasonal fruit and nuts will be served. The public is invited, at no charge, to join the membership, and to enjoy this holiday which has taken on even more meaning as we are all increasingly aware of environmental concerns. The Center is located at 50-35 Cloverdale Boulevard in Oakland Gardens. To reserve a table space, or for more information call (718) 631-0100. The building is handicapaccessible and has an elevator to all floors.

Ar ts Celebration The Bayside Historical Society is holding a Celebration of the Ar t s, its ninth annual mixed-media ar t exh ibition and concer t. Works from 40 Queens artists will be on display through Jan. 31, with prizes awarded to first- , second- and third-place winners. The event features guest judges Marie Marsi na, Pre sident of the Nat ional Ar t

League and Faustino Quintanilla, Director of the Queensborough Community College Art Gallery. Ribbons for honorable mention will also be awarded. Limited parking is available; additional parking can be found at Little Bay Park, just outside the For t Tot ten gate. Bayside Historical Society is located within Fort Tot ten Park, in Bayside, and is easily accessible by the Q13 or Q16 bus to For t Tot ten and by car via Cross Island Parkway Nor th to exit 32 at Bell Blvd. For more information, visit baysidehistorical.org.

Orchestral Concer ts Youth Orchestra, CYCN Y will pre sent its 12th Annual Winter Concer t, which is admission free and open to the public on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Marie Curie Middle School Auditorium, located at 4635 Oceania St. in Bayside. Admission is free and open to the public. No ticket is required. They will also have a Christmas Concer t at Silvercre st Center for Nursi ng and Rehabilitation, on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at 144-45 87th Ave. in Briar wood. T hat concer t is for pat ient s, staff and their families. 60 young musicians will perform orche stral works in concer t, under the baton of Music Director and Conductor, Dr. Jeffre y Liang. T he concert w ill feature Tracy Chang, the principal flut ist of Yout h Orche stra, CYCN Y, to be the flute soloist in Massenet‘s Meditat ion from “T hais.” For more information call (718) 834-8904 or visit YouthOrchestra.com.

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STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT QUEENS COUNTY SUMMONS AND NOTICE Index No. 5927-09 NYCTL 2008-A TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN, Plaintiffs, vs. GEORGE FOX; NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY TRANSIT ADJUDICATION BUREAU; LVNY FUNDING LLC A/P/O SEARS; LVNV FUNDING LLC; CACV OF COLORADO, LLC; CITIBANK (SOUTH DAKOTA), NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; ENERBAN7K USA; NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD and NEW YORK CITY PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above-entitled foreclosure action, and to serve a copy of your answer on the plaintiffs’ attorney within thirty (30) days after the service of this

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Idling Trains Lead To Political Action By DOMENICK RAFTER Complaints from Middle Village residents about freight train engines idling on tracks during late night and early morning hours have local elected officials considering legislation to deal with the problem. Residents living near an often used freight rail line near the intersection of 69th Place and Juniper Boulevard South in Middle Village have complained that diesel engines from freight trains idle on the tracks during coupling near their homes for hours at a time, during all times of the day, polluting the neighborhood with noise and fumes. It has especially become a problem late at night, and early in the morning. Middle Village resident Anthony Pedalino, who lives on 69th Lane near Juniper Boulevard South, said the idling train engines have been a problem for mote than a year, but have recently become a real issue. “There are times the train is actually parked there with as many eight locomotives and just turning their engines,” Pedalino said. On the morning of Jan. 8, Pedalino said train engines were idling on the tracks for more than two and a half hours and the noise and fumes were keeping him and his neighbors awake. Pedalino said the noise and smell were a problem during the spring and summer months. “You’ve got to be here and smell it,” Pedalino said. “You can’t keep your windows open in the spring and summer when you want to because of the noise and fumes.” The couplings near the residents’ homes started around mid 2008 when a deal was struck between local officials and New York & Atlantic Railroad, which owns the trains that run on the line, to remove coupling of the trains from the area where they were previ-

ously taking place, about a quarter of a mile down the track near Lutheran Cemetery and Christ the King High School. The new location is at the beginning of the crossover loop, where the single track heading south out of Maspeth opens to two tracks. Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) visited a constituent’s home next to the tracks at 5 a.m. to see and hear the problem for himself. “It was wild,” Addabbo said, describing the noises and fumes that began 5 and 6 a.m. “First you hear this thumping noise, and it grows louder and louder, and at five minutes to 5, the engine stops and idles. The noise is incredible. I don’t know how they expect these people to sleep.” Addabbo is teaming up with Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Glendale) to introduce legislation to deal with the issue. “It really is not fair to these people,” Miller said, Miller said the legislation would take into account some language in a similar bill introduced in 2009 by Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor), after similar issues occurred in Suffolk County. Miller said the legislation would seek to limit the amount of time a train engine can idle, create a specific length of space between an idling engine and residences, and would seek to change the timeframe so that idling could not occur near residents during late night and early morning hours. Addabbo said there is a chance state legislation may be unconstitutional. New York & Atlantic Railroad argued they are only regulated by the federal government. Addabbo said he would draft the legislation anyway “This probably won’t make the railroad

industry happy, but we can’t have the railroads use the federal government to hide themselves. This won’t stop me from introducing the bill.” Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) said the state would pursue legislation even if the state does not have Constitutional authority. “If the courts don’t think we have authority, let them settle it,” Hevesi said at January’s meeting of Community Board 5. Addabbo said he was sure there were some local regulations being violated already.

“There are almost certainly some local laws that are being infringed upon,” Addabbo said. “The DEP and New York State DEC should look into it.” The rail line runs from Sunnyside Yards in Sunnyside all the way through residential areas of Woodside, Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale and Ridgewood and across Brooklyn to Bay Ridge as part of the Long Island Rail Road’s freight-only Bay Ridge Branch Reach Reporter Domenick Rafter at drafter@queenstribune.com or (718) 3577400 Ext. 125.

Pedestrian Injuries Eyed By KAITLYN KILMETIS Some 30 percent of patients treated at Elmhurst Hospital are pedestrians injured in traffic accidents; this week the hospital is taking proactive measures to attempt to change that statistic. On Friday, Jan. 22, Elmhurst Hospital will hold its Second Annual Summit on Ways to Reduce Pedestrian Injuries in New York City. The event, held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the hospital’s auditorium, will consist of a variety of lectures, panel discussions, open forums and a Q&A session, as well as a breakfast and lunch. The lectures topics range from “Pedestrian Injury and Trauma Basics” to “Safe Streets for Seniors.” In total, there are 18 lectures planned, which will be given by physicians and administrators from a number of New York City hospitals, community activists and transportation and traffic safety experts. The one-day symposium will examine ways to prevent pedestrian injuries and increase safety of the roads and also discuss how

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pedestrian injuries impact public health. According to Elmhurst Hospital, “the purpose of this summit is to convene those who are involved in pedestrian safety, highlight individual prevention programs and their impact, and promote broader awareness of the problem, while coming to a consensus on the optimal pathways for change.” The event is a part of a public awareness campaign organized by the hospital’s Department for Neurosurgery and Department of Emergency Medicine. Elmhurst Hospital spokeswoman Atiya Butler said the program is an attempt to educate the public since the hospital has seen an exorbitant number of blunt trauma cases caused by pedestrian accidents. The event is free of charge, open to the public and does not require reservations. For more information, contact Butler at (718) 334-1259 or Atiya.Butler@nychhc.org. Reach Reporter Kaitlyn Kilmetis at kkilmetis@queenstribune.com, or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128.

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reached out and placed his 105th Precinct hand on her buttocks. The MISSING MAN: The suspect then boarded the NYPD is seeking the public’s southbound 7 train. assistance in locating a missThe suspect is described ing man. Chester Scales, 35, as a 35-year-old Hispanic a resident of Creedmoor Psymale, approximately 5-footchiatric Hospital in Bellerose, 11, black hair and brown eyes. was last seen Saturday, Jan. He was wearing a grey 9, at approximately 5:45 p.m. hooded sweatshirt with YANin the emergency room of KEES logo and a grey and Long Island Jewish Medical blue ski cap. Anyone with inCenter where he was being formation is asked to call the treated for a preexisting mediNew York City Police cal condition. Scales is described as be- Chester Scales is missing. Department’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. ing African American, 6Citizens can also submit their foot-2, 185 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black and brown jacket, blue tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers web jeans and white sneakers. He suffers from site at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting schizophrenia and is a diabetic. Anyone with their tips to 274637 (crimes) then entering information in regards to the whereabouts of TIP577. this missing person is asked to call the New Boroughw ide York City Police Department’s Crime StopROBBERY SPREE: The NYPD is seekpers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. Citizens can also submit their tips by logging onto the ing the public’s assistance in identifying the Crime Stoppers web site a t following suspects wanted in connection with www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting four commercial robberies that have occurred their tips to 274637 (crimes) then entering across the borough. On Wednesday, Dec 9, 2009, at approxiTIP577. mately 10:30 p.m., inside of 86-19 Sutter Avenue in Ozone Park, an unidentified black 111th Precinct PEDESTRIAN HIT: On Tuesday, Jan. man wearing a red cloth over his face entered 12, at approximately 9:33 a.m. police re- the Sutter Avenue Mini Mart armed with a sponded to call for a pedestrian struck at the firearm and demanded cash from the regisintersection Springfield Blvd and Union ter. The suspect fled the location with an Turnpike in Hollis Hills. Upon arrival police undetermined amount of cash. No injuries discovered that an Asian woman, between 35 were reported. On Thursday Dec. 10, 2009, at approxiand 50 years old, was struck by a two-door red Honda Civic, driven by a 52-year-old mately 12:55 a.m., inside of 241-15 Hillside Avenue in Bellerose, two unidentified black white man. The Honda had been traveling south- men with their faces covered, entered Jai bound on Springfield Boulevard and pro- Hind Auto Care Center armed with a firearm ceeded to make a left turn onto Union Turn- and removed an undetermined amount of pike when it struck the woman while she was cash from the register. The suspects fled the in the crosswalk. She was transported to location. No injuries were reported. On Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at approxiNorth Shore Hospital in critical condition. There was no criminality suspected and the mately 3:50 a.m., inside of 69-58 Main St. in Kew Gardens Hills, unidentified black men investigation was ongoing. with their faces covered entered the 7-Eleven armed with a firearm and demanded cash 114th Precinct MAN KILLED: On Monday, Jan. 18, at from the register. The suspects removed an approximately 8:16 p.m., at the corner of undetermined amount of cash and fled the 21st Street and Broadway in Astoria, police location. No injuries were reported. On Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at approxiresponded to a call of a pedestrian struck. Upon arrival it was determined that a 32- mately 12:03 a.m., inside of 119-20 Metroyear-old Hispanic man, identified as Abundio politan Ave. in Kew Gardens, two unidentiMendez-Perez of 26-80 Heath Ave., was fied black men entered Alba’s Grocery Store armed with a firearm decrossing Broadway eastmanded cash from the regbound when he was struck ister. The suspects removed by a Honda Odyssey that an undetermined amount was traveling southbound of cash from the register on 21 Street. and fled the location. No The operator of the Odinjuries were reported. yssey remained on the Both suspects are descene. The pedestrian was scribed as black men weartransported to Mount Sinai ing dark hoodies and eiQueens where he was prother red cloth or black nounced dead. There was facemasks .In each incident no criminality suspected, the suspects are observed and the investigation was fleeing the scene in a late ongoing. model silver or gray Dodge Charger. 115th Precinct Anyone with informaGROPING CREEP: tion is asked to call the The NYPD is seeking the New York City Police public’s assistance in idenDepartment’s Crime Stoptifying a suspect wanted in pers Hotline at (800) 577connection with a sexual TIPS. Citizens can also assault. On Jan. 15, 2009, submit their tips by logat approximately 3:15 p.m., inside of the Junc- Police are looking for this ging onto the Crime Stoppers web site at tion Boulevard subway sta- Subway groper. www.nypdcrimestoppers.com tion in Corona, a 12-yearold white girl was walking up the stairs to get or texting their tips to 274637 (crimes) then to the subway station when the suspect entering TIP577.


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Svs Luna 35-64 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/1/09. Ofc location Queens Cty. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Salvatore Coscia, 35-64 76th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Purpose any lawful purpose. ________________________________________________________________________ Notice of Formation of KLR EMPLOYMENT AGENCY LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/ 17/2009. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: Karlene Davis, 21942 141st Ave, Springfield Gardens, NY 11413. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. ________________________________________________________________________ SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF OBJECT OF ACTION STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF QUEENS ACTION TO FORECLOSE A MORTGAGE INDEX NO.: 8622/09 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2006-HE3 Plaintiff, vs. LAKSHMI COOMASARU, DR. MARK PRUZANSKY, Defendant(s). MORTGAGED PREMISES: 102-26 62ND ROAD, FOREST HILLS, NY 11375 SBL #: BLOCK 2122 LOT 22 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: You are hereby summoned to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney(s) within twenty days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The Attorney for Plaintiff has an office for business in the County of Erie. Trial to be held in the County of Queens. The basis of the venue designated above is the location of the Mortgaged Premises. Dated this 7th day of January, 2010, Steven J. Baum, P.C., Attorney(s) For Plaintiff(s), 220 Northpointe Parkway, Suite G, Amherst, NY 14228 TO: LAKSHMI COOMASARU, Defendant(s) In this Action. The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an order of HON. JOSEPH G. GOLIA of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated the 23rd day of December 2009 and filed with the Complaint in the Office of the Queens County Clerk, in the City of Jamaica. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, executed by LAKSHMI COOMASARU dated the 17th day of November, 2005,

to secure the sum of $511,200.00, and recorded at Instrument No. 2005000709228 in the Office of the Clerk of the County of QUEENS, on the 27th day of December, 2005; which mortgage was duly assigned by assignment dated the 24th day of March, 2009, and sent for recording in the Office of the Queens County Clerk. The property in question is described as follows: 102-26 62ND ROAD, FOREST HILLS, NY 11375 SEE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land with the buildings and improvements thereon erected situate, lying and being in the Second Ward, Borough of Queens, City of New York. County of Queens. and State of New York, known and designated on a certain map entitled. “Annadale Park belonging to Frederick Morgenthaler, situate in the Second Ward of the Borough of Queens”. Homer L. Bartlett, C.E. and C.S., May 20th 1908 and filed in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Queens on August 20th, 1910, as and by Lot number 338 and more particularly bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the southerly side of 62nd (Tredwell Street, Titan Street) Road distant 339.92 feet Westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the said southerly side of 62nd Road and the Westerly side of Yellowstone Boulevard (105th Street. Rehan Place); THENCE Southerly at right angles to the Southerly side of 62nd Road and part of the distance through a party wall 95 feet; THENCE Westerly parallel with the southerly side of 62nd Road 19.83 feet; THENCE Northerly again at right angles to the southerly side of 62nd Road and part of the distance through a party wall 95 feet to the southerly side of 62nd Road; and THENCE Easterly along the southerly side of 62nd Road 19.83 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE NEW YORK STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT WE SEND YOU THIS NOTICE ABOUT THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME. IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT IN THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION, YOU MAY LOSE YOUR HOME. PLEASE READ THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT CAREFULLY. YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONTACT AN ATTORNEY OR YOUR LOCAL LEGAL AID OFFICE TO OBTAIN ADVICE ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The state encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid office, there are government agencies and non-profit organizations that you may contact for in-

formation about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Banking Department at 1-877BANK-NYS (1-877-226-5697) or visit the department’s website at WWW.BANKING.STATE.NY.US. FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. § 1303 NOTICE NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. DATED: January 7, 2010 Steven J. Baum, P.C., Attorney(s) For Plaintiff(s), 220 Northpointe Parkway, Suite G, Amherst, NY 14228 The law firm of Steven J. Baum, P.C. and the attorneys whom it employs are debt collectors who are attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained by them will be used for that purpose. ________________________________________________________________________ SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF OBJECT OF ACTION STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF QUEENS ACTION TO FORECLOSE A MORTGAGE INDEX NO.: 16153/09 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST2007WMC 1 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-WMC1 Plaintiff, vs. LAMIN BREWER, Defendant(s). MORTGAGED PREMISES: 137-11 168TH STREET, JAMAICA, NY 11434 SBL #: BLOCK 12574 LOT 34 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: You

are hereby summoned to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney(s) within twenty days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The Attorney for Plaintiff has an office for business in the County of Erie. Trial to be held in the County of Queens. The basis of the venue designated above is the location of the Mortgaged Premises. Dated this 23rd day of December, 2009, Steven J. Baum, P.C., Attorney(s) For Plaintiff(s), 220 Northpointe Parkway Suite G, Amherst, NY 14228 TO: LAMIN BREWER, Defendant(s) In this Action. The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an order of HON. LEE A. MAYERSOHN of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated the 18th day of December, 2009 and filed with the Complaint in the Office of the Queens County Clerk, in the City of Jamaica. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, executed by LAMIN BREWER dated the 31st day of October, 2006, to secure the sum of$368,000.00, and recorded at Instrument No. 2006000643786 in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Queens, on the 20th day of November, 2006; which mortgage was duly assigned by assignment dated the 10th day of June, 2009, and sent for recording in the Office of the Clerk of Queens County; The property in question is described as follows: 137-11 168TH STREET, JAMAICA, NY 11434 SEE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land1 with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Fourth Ward, Borough and County of Queens, City and State of New York, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the Easterly side of 168th Place, 50 feet wide formerly known as Pemberton Street, distant 79.32 feet Southerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Southerly side of 137th Avenue, 80 feet wide with the Easterly side of 168th Place; RUNNING THENCE Easterly at right angles to the Easterly side of 168th Place, 100.025 feet; RUNNING THENCE Southerly parallel with the Easterly side of 168th Place. 39.66 feet; RUNNING THENCE Westerly at right angles to the Easterly side of 168th Place, 100.025 feet to the Easterly side of 168th Place; RUNNING THENCE

Northerly along the Easterly side of 168th Place, 39.66 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE NEW YORK STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT WE SEND YOU THIS NOTICE ABOUT THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME. IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT IN THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION, YOU MAY LOSE YOUR HOME. PLEASE READ THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT CAREFULLY. YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONTACT AN ATTORNEY OR YOUR LOCAL LEGAL AID OFFICE TO OBTAIN ADVICE ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The state encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid office, there are government agencies and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Banking Department at 1-877BANK-NYS (1-877-226-5697) or visit the department’s website at WWW.BANKING.STATE.NY.US. FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. § 1303 NOTICE NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage

company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. DATED: December 23, 2009, Steven J. Baum, P.C., Attorney(s) For Plaintiff(s), 220 Northpointe Parkway, Suite G, Amherst, NY 14228 The law firm of Steven J. Baum, P.C. and the attorneys whom it employs are debt collectors who are attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained by them will be used for that purpose. ________________________________________________________________________ Notice of Formation of EUREKA MIGRATION LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/ 09/2009. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: 4630 Center Blvd Apt 709, LIC, NY 11109. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. 91-03 37 AVENUE, LLC a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) filed with the Sec of State of NY on 12/7/ 09. NY Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to Demetrios Kazalas, 90-16 37th Ave., Jackson Heights, NY 11372. General Purposes. ________________________________________________________________________ Notice of formation of CELESTIAL COMFORTER, LLC, Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/ 8/09. Office located in: Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process to: the LLC, 145-60 South Road, Jamaica, NY 11435. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. ________________________________________________________________________ Notice of formation of P.S. I Own You, LLC a limited liability company. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (SSNY) on 8/11/ 09. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to THE LLC 6412 Wetherole Street, Apt. 1D, Rego Park 11374. Purpose: any lawful purpose. ________________________________________________________________________ 76 TH STREET ENTERPRISES LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/23/ 09. Office in Queens Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Melvyn Kreines & Associates PC, 500 Old Country Rd., Garden City, NY 1 1 5 3 0 . P u r p o s e : Any lawful purpose.

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STATE OF SHOCK:

New Taxes, Plenty Of Cuts Dominate Paterson's Budget Plan

Some Of The Changes Among many changes proposed, the state will reduce or eliminate its I Love NY marketing program, reduce high-tech funding, limit payments on certain medical expenses, reduce reimbursements to nursing homes, extend surcharges assessed to physicians in hospitals to those performing procedures in ambulatory care centers and offices, eliminate three out of five statewide poison control centers and close some highway rest areas. "New York State's most vulnerable and least fortunate citizens will suffer," Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver said. "Cuts such as those proposed in summer youth employment, domestic violence programs, childcare services and homelessness prevention will save the state very little but cause many New Yorkers harm."

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New Revenue The soda tax, which is about 1 cent per ounce, would cost an extra 12 cents for a can of soda, and an extra 67 cents for a two-liter bottle of soda. The tax on cigarettes will go from $2.75 to $3.75 - for a total of $5.25 in New York City. There will be new taxes on natural gas producers, and the implementation of drilling in the massive Marcellus Shale natural gas pool below a large swath of central and Western New York. Liquor licenses, which until now have been limited to one per vendor, will now be able to be sold to the highest bidder, allowing a group or chain of liquor stores to sell alcohol - as well as allowing every bodega and convenience store - as well as supermarkets - to sell wine. Quick Draw games, which have limited hours set by legislation, will instead be managed by the Division of the Lottery, and could extend to 24 hours a day, expanding into bowling alleys, bars that do most of their business from the sale of alcohol and other establishments.

Unfair To NYC? City critics did not take long to chal-

lenge the Governor's plan. "Not only is New York City willing to do its fair share to help Albany get out of its financial mess, but we're eager to do so," said Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Though he said at first glance the majority of the budget seems to be fair in the way they effect the City, the elimination of two years of New York City's revenue sharing payment - more than $650 million, which is 94 percent of the statewide cut and more than Gov. David Paterson, who was in Queens on Monday to 15 times the cut for en- pitch Census participation, released a budget on Tuesday tire rest of the state to- that has been met solidly with criticism from special ingether - "appears nei- terests, unions and Cit y officials. ther proportional nor fair to New York City." benefit of New York's promise to deliver City Comptroller John Liu criticized a quality education to every child." the Governor's plan to reduce school aid. "This budget proposes the largest cut "Some of the initiatives proposed to- to our children's schools in the history of day impose a disproportionate burden the state," he added, "and yet again asks upon New York City," Liu said. "The our children to bear the unbearable burproposed reduction in school aid will den of balancing the state budget." affect funding for our City's students at a Geri Palast, executive director of the time when we are still waiting to receive Campaign for Fiscal Equity, added, "This our just due as a result of the Campaign means six more years of insufficient for Fiscal Equity lawsuit, adding insult to resources which will fall most heavily on injury. In addition, the elimination of the neediest schools and students. This more than $300 million from the Aid and cut translates into the loss of teachers, Incentives for Municipalities funding will programs, materials and facilities that leave an immediate hole in our City's will rob another generation of children budget." of the opportunity to learn and achieve Liu suggested that Paterson dip into college and career readiness that will the rainy day fund rather than unfairly shape both their economic futures and burden New York City. "It's time to recog- our own." nize that it is now pouring rain, and the Paterson's plan to tie the tuition costs use of these rainy day funds can and for SUNY and CUNY schools to inflation must be managed more tightly." rates, and take it out of the hands of the Legislature "would lead to a stratification of SUNY and CUNY that could put Effects On Education "While we agree with the Governor college - or at least certain colleges and that all sectors of our state need to be part certain majors - out of reach of many of the solution, his budget proposal cuts New Yorkers, especially if there isn't an school aid by $1.4 billion and leaves the ironclad, enforceable way to increase state $4.2 billion below what we origi- financial aid along with tuition, said New nally pledged under our CFE commit- York Public Interest Research Group ment," Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver Program Coordinator Fran Clark. said. "Four years after the Court of Appeals found that New York was shortchanging the education of our highestneeds children, the Governor's proposed cuts go too far." Billy Easton, executive director of the Alliance for Quality Education, said Paterson's budget is "a colossal reversal of New York State's commitment to providing every child with a real opportunity to learn." "The Governor's proposal in essence pries open our school house doors and extracts every dollar from children's education that Albany can put its hands on," he said. "His proposal to extend the full implementation of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity funding to 10 years, from what was originally a four-year commitment, will mean that only a small fraction of today's school children will see the full

Renegotiating Contracts Paterson wants to work with the State's Civic Service unions to make substantive changes to existing contracts. The approximately 94 percent of state employees who are unionized are expected to get a 4 percent pay increase in April 2010. Paterson's plan would, with an agreement from the unions, delay that raise indefinitely and also seek to defer some of the coming year's salary payments until the time when employees retire. Public Employee Federation President Kenneth Brynien, whose union represents 59,000 state employees, said he is willing to discuss issues that do not involve the contract, but he "cannot and will not go to my members and ask them to reopen the contract we negotiated with the state in good faith when many of

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By BRIAN M. RAFFERTY Gov. David Paterson proposed a budget this week that includes some cuts, but also new revenue streams, including expanded sales of alcohol, an increased reliance on gambling and a $1.28 per gallon tax on sugary drinks. With New York State facing a $7.4 billion budget gap, Paterson has proposed a budget that is less than 1 percent greater than the previous year's, well below the rate of inflation, without dipping into the State $1.2 billion rainy day fund. "Nearly every activity financed by State government, ranging from aid to public schools to agency operations to capital commitments will face reductions in services from the state," the Governor said. Meanwhile, more than $1 billion will be raised in new taxes and fees, including another dollar tax for cigarettes, the sale of licenses to supermarkets to be able to sell wine, and a tax on sweetened soft drinks, which is expected to bring in a whopping $465 million of the $1 billion in new revenue.

my members are sitting alongside more costly private contractors doing the same work." The Governor has proposed closing two prisons, a mental health ward, a Children and Family Services office and merging of several smaller agencies to reduce redundancies and costs. "We will seek to preserve the vital services our members provide to the state's troubled youths and ensure that troubled and sometimes dangerous youths are not recklessly cast into our communities without adequate support," Brynien said.

Environmental Change Paterson proposed cutting the Environmental Protection Fund by nearly one third, from $212 million to $143 million one of the largest cuts to any major program in the state budget. "That disproportionate cut would come on top of approximately a half-billion dollars that have been redirected from the EPF to other state programs in recent years," said New York League of Conservation Voters President Marcia Bystryn. "The disproportionate cuts being proposed to environmental programs threaten to derail hard-fought progress and further diminish New York's faded status as an environmental leader."

Cuomo Weighs In Considered by many to be the likely Democratic challenger to Paterson for the Governor's seat this year, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo did not take the opportunity to bash the Governor, but he did issue a challenge. "The Governor's Executive Budget proposes a number of hard but necessary actions. It also proposes a number of long-overdue reforms in areas ranging from government consolidation to mandate relief," Cuomo said. "In the past, the good intentions to control spending and reform government that were included in proposed budgets have given way to more spending than the State can afford and rejection of needed reforms in the enacted budget. The real test of this year's budget process will be the ability to rally the public and the legislature to take the tough actions that are necessary for the long-term interests of the State." Speaker Silver echoed Cuomo's statement. "Although we disagree with these cuts, we remain steadfast in our commitment to work with the Governor, with the Senate, and with leaders and citizens throughout our state to meet New York's fiscal obligations head-on and in a timely fashion," Silver said. "In the weeks to come, the Assembly will hold public hearings on the executive budget proposal to assist us in identifying and making the responsible spending cuts that will put our state on sound financial footing and protect the programs and services our working families depend on." Reach Editor Brian M. Rafferty at brafferty@queenstribune.com or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 122.


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Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 1/ 5/10, bearing Index Number NC-001236-09/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk. Located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me (us) the right to: Assume the name of (First) YU QUN (Middle) PAN (Last) CHEN My present name is (First) YU QUN (Last) CHEN AKA YU QUN PAN My present address is 61-11 215 th Street, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364- My place of birth is China My date of birth is December 22, 1955 ________________________________________________________________________

against the LLC to: ROOM12 RECORDS LLC, 34-21 77st #400, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Purpose: any lawful purpose. _______________________________________________________________________ Notice of formation of ST. VICTORS, LLC, a limited liability company. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (SSNY) on December 29, 2009 Office located in Queens. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY Shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to the LLC business address located at 220-21 99 th Avenue Queens Village, NY. 11429. The purpose: shall be for any lawful purpose. _______________________________________________________________________

vit of the Petitioner, Min Chen, dated November 17, 2009, the Affidavit of Iemin Moe, dated November 17, 2009, and upon all of the papers and proceedings heretofore had herein, LET, the Respondent or any interested party, or his/her respective attorney, show cause before this Court at an IAS Part 73 at the Courthouse, located at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York 11435, Room 23, on Feb.17, 2010, 9:30 a.m./p.m. in the fore/ after noon of said day, or as soon thereafter as counsel can be heard, why an Order should not be made and entered pursuant to Real Property Actions and Proceedings § 1921 canceling and discharging the mortgages held by the Respondent with respect to condominium units 206 and 208 both located at 33-70 Prince Street, Flushing, New York 11354, directing the register or clerk of Queens County to mark the same in his records as canceled and discharged, ordering and directing that the debt or other obligation secured by the mortgage be canceled, and granting such other and further relief, as this Court may deem just and proper. SUFFICIENT CAUSE APPEARING THEREFORE, it is, ORDERED, that service of this Order to Show Cause and supporting papers shall be and upon Queens City Register and upon Secretary of State sufficient if copies thereof sent on or before Jan. 13, 2010 to the Respondent by personal service be deemed good and sufficient service. ENTER J.S.C. Plaintiff is further directed to file an Order of service by publication upon respondent and possible successor within 30 days of the date of this Order. J.S.C. ________________________________________________________________________

MARIE F. McCORMACK, ESQ. THE LAW OFFICE OF MARIE F. McCORMACK, P.C. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 Old Country Road, Suite 302 Garden City, New York 11530 (516) 741-2948 Defendant’s address: 86-06 35th Avenue, Apt. #3-B, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. NOTICE: THE NATURE OF THIS ACTION IS: To dissolve the marriage between the parties on the following grounds: Pursuant to DRL § 170(1) AND § 170(2); the cruel and inhuman treatment and abandonment of the Plaintiff by the Defendant. THE RELIEF SOUGHT IS: a judgment of absolute divorce in favor of the Plaintiff dissolving forever the marriage between the parties in this action. The nature of any ancillary or additional relief demanded is as follows: 1. That the Court shall declare the marital property of the parties and enter an appropriate order; 2. That the Court shall determine the equitable distribution of the marital estate and enter an appropriate order; 3. That the Court shall declare the separate property of the Plaintiff and enter an appropriate order; 4. That the court shall determine the amount and duration of spousal maintenance to be paid to the Plaintiff by the Defendant and enter an appropriate order; 5. That the Court shall grant such other and further relief as it shall deem to be just and proper under the circumstances. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU Index No.: 09-201286 NOTICE OF AUTOMATIC RESTRAINING ORDERS BRENDA AILEEN PENA, Plaintiff, -against- JOSE ALBERTO SANTANA, Defendant. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Domestic Relations Law §236(B)(2)(b) you are hereby served with the following automatic restraining orders, simultaneous with the service of the summons. These automatic orders are binding upon the plaintiff upon the commencement of the action by the filing of the summons or summons and complaint. They are binding upon the defendant upon service of the Summons. These automatic orders shall remain in full force and effect during the pendency of the action, unless terminated, modified or amended by further order of the court, upon motion of either of the parties, or upon written agreement between the parties

duly executed and acknowledged. The automatic orders are as follows: (1) Neither party shall sell, transfer, encumber, conceal, assign, remove or in any way dispose of, without the consent of the other party in writing, or by order of the court, any property (including, but not limited to, real estate, personal property, cash accounts, stocks, mutual funds, bank accounts, cars and boats) individually or jointly held by the parties, except in the usual course of business, for customary and usual household expenses or for reasonable attorney’s fees in connection with this action. (2) Neither party shall transfer, encumber, assign, remove, withdraw or in any way dispose of any tax deferred funds, stocks or other assets held in any individual retirement accounts, 401K accounts, profit sharing plans, Keough accounts, or any other pension or retirement account, and the parties shall further refrain from applying for or requesting the payment of retirement benefits or annuity payments of any kind, without the consent of the other party in writing, or upon further order of the court. (3) Neither party shall incur unreasonable debts hereafter, including, but not limited to further borrowing against any credit line secured by the family residence, further encumbrancing any assets, or unreasonably using credit cards or cash advances against credit cards, except in the usual course of business or for customary or usual household expenses, or for reasonable attorney’s fees in connection with this action. (4) Neither party shall cause the other party or the children of the marriage to be removed from any existing medical, hospital and dental insurance coverage, and each party shall maintain the existing medical hospital and dental insurance coverage in full force and effect. (5) Neither party shall change the beneficiaries of any existing life insurance policies, and each party shall maintain the existing life insurance, automobile insurance, homeowners and renters insurance policies in full force and effect. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE THAT A VIOLATION OF ANY OF THESE AUTOMATIC ORDERS MAYBE PUNISHED AS A CONTEMPT OF COURT AND THAT SUCH PUNISH-

MENT MAY CONSIST OF A FINE OR IMPRISONMENT, OR BOTH, ACCORDING TO LAW. Dated: October 18, 2009 Garden City, New York Yours, etc., MARIE F. McCORMACK, ESQ. THE LAW OFFICES OF MARIE F. McCORMACK, P.C. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 Old Country Road, Ste. 302 Garden City, NY 11530 (516) 7412948 STATE OF NEW YORK} }SS: COUNTY OF NASSAU} JERIN ROSAS, being duly sworn, deposes and says: that deponent is not a party to the action entitled: BRENDA AILEEN PENA v. JOSE ALBERTO SANTANA, Docket No.: 0432/07 and is over 18 years of age resides in Nassau, New York That on the January 9, 2010, deponent served the within: NOTICE OF AUTOMATIC ORDERS by regular mail and mailing the same in a sealed envelope, with postage prepaid theron, in a post office or official depository of the U.S. Postal Service within the State of New York, addressed to the individual at the addresses as indicated below: EDWIN CRUZ 86-06 35th Avenue Apt.3-B Jackson Heights, NY 11372 JERIN ROSAS SWORN TO BEFORE ME THIS January 9, 2010 M F McCormack NOTARY PUBLIC MARIE F. McCORMACK Notary Public, State of New York No. 4963674 Qualified in Nassau County Commission Expires March 12, 2010 ________________________________________________________________________

Name: 529 UTICA, LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. Of State of NY 11/23/09. Off. Loc.: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to THE LLC, 102-10 Metropolitan Avenue, Suite 200, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. ________________________________________________________________________

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Notice is hereby given that an order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 9/ 30/09, bearing Index No 8512009, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11435, grant me the right to Assume the name of Angela Jiar Xin Ma My present name is Jiar Xin Lee My present address is 144-22 34 Ave, Apt 1A, Flushing, NY 11354. My place of birth is China My date of birth is January 13, 2005 ________________________________________________________________________ Notice of formation of Traveler Relocation LLC a limited liability company. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (SSNY) on 11/09/2009. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served against the LLC to c/o Traveler Relocation LLC, 25-58 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11370]. Purpose: any lawful purpose. _______________________________________________________________________ Notice of Formation: K & Z REALTY IN QUEENS, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/11/ 2009. Office Loc: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 201-09 NORTHERN BLVD., 2 nd FL. #3B BAYSIDE, NY 11365 Purpose: Any lawful activity. _______________________________________________________________________ Notice of formation of ROOM12 RECORDS LLC, a limited liability company. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (SSNY) on 8/12/2009. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITLY COMPANY. NAME: BROOKLYN PLAZA LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/17/09. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2059. 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, c/o Majid Kahen, 105-02 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, New York 11375. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. _______________________________________________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: PNK REALTY LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/28/09, 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 the process to the LLC, 45-48 51 st Street, Woodside, New York 11377. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. _______________________________________________________________________ J.J. CONSTRUCTION CONSULTING, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/1/09. Office in Queens Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 137-50 75th Rd., Flushing, NY 11367, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. ________________________________________________________________________ SEQUENCE NO. 1 At an IAS Part 23 of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Queens, at the Courthouse located at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York on the 18 day of Dec, 2009 PRESENT: HON. ROGER N. ROSENGARTEN SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS INDEX NO. 32038/09 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE MIN CHEN, Petitioner, -againstHAMILTON CAPITAL HOLDINGS CORP., Respondent Upon reading and filing the annexed Affirmation of Peter Mammis, Esq., dated November 17, 2009, the Affida-

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU Index No. MA 2009201286 Date Filed: 05/14/2009 SUMMONS WITH NOTICE Plaintiff (s) designates Nassau County as the place of trial. The basis of the venue is: Plaintiff’s residence at 287 Conklin Street Farmingdale, NY 11735 BRENDA AILEEN PENA, Plaintiff, -against- JOSE ALBERTO SANTANA, Defendant. ACTION FOR DIVORCE To the above named Defendant: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorneys within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is 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 notice set forth below. DATED: Garden City, New York March 19, 2009

Notice of formation of MrazNewland Endeavors, LLC, a limited liability company, DBA Cybertary. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (SSNY) on September 4, 2009. Office located in Queens. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to THE LLC at 2824 Steinway Street, #249 Astoria, NY 11103. Purpose: any lawful purpose. ________________________________________________________________________ Notice of Formation of INFINITY TUTORIAL, LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/ 19/2009. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: Dharampal Singh, 123-13 Jamaica Ave, Richmond Hill, NY 11418. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

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Food Mag Adds Flavor Beyond Page By KAITLYN KILMETIS This fall, the inaugural issue of Edible Queens hit the stands. Now, only mere months later, what star ted as a print publication has morphed into a multifaceted movement complete w ith a newslet ter, Web site, blog and local events. This Sunday, community members will gather to mingle and sample local fare at An Edible Winter Warm Up. The event will be a chance to pick up the magazine’s latest issue, donate food to local charity Hour Children, enjoy an eclectic selection of live jazz, meet local culinar y celebrit ie s and hear a panel of exper ts discuss the Queens food scene. Editor-in-Chief Leah McLaughlin said the Winter Warm Up, and the magazine as whole, serve a larger purpose than just focusing on the food – to expose borough food enthusiasts to their local resources. “It’s real ly about get t ing p eople to tr y

the foods that are in their community,” she said. McLaughlin’s original vision was merely to celebrate great food, but it has since transformed to appreciating chefs and restaurants across Queens and promoting local business. “It’s about gett ing people out of their apar tment s and, instead of taking the train into Manhattan for t he good food, staying in their own neighborhood,” she said. For this reason, the Winter Warm Up will be centered around sampling cuisine from 13 individual vendors and restaurants from around Queens, including Manducati’s Rust ica, JJ’s Asian Fusion, Pestos w ith Panache and Bareburger. “It’s really about tasting all we have to offer as a borough,” McLaughlin said. An Edible Winter Warm Up will be held Jan. 24, from noon to 3 p.m. at L Haus, 1102 49th Ave, Long Island City. L Haus, a Long Island City condo complex, joined

forces with Edible Queens to host the event and will also give free tours of the facility. There will be a book signing from noon to 2 p.m. with Tamara Reynolds and Zora O’Neill, Astoria-based authors who recently penned “Forking Fantast ic! Put the Par t y back in Dinner Par ty.” Star t ing at 2 p.m. t here w i ll be a special panel to discuss where the local food scene is heading in coming years. Moderator Joe DiStefano, food writer and Edible Queens “World’s Fare” blogger, w ill be joined by James Beard Award-winning fo o d w r i te r J o s h O z e r s k y , N e w Yo rk Time s foo d writer a nd “Eat ing in Tra nslat ion” blogger Dave Cook a nd Top Chef consultant Lee Anne Wong. On Wednesday, the free event was listed as full, which means up to 250 people are expected in attendance. Although tickets are

no longer available to the Winter Warm Up, McLaughlin said she plans on holding event like this four t imes each year. She also added that borough residents should expect to see more Edible Queens issues in their area. Since the fall issue, the magazine’s circulation number and number of distribution locations have both doubled. “I think it’s awesome people are so interested and are gravitating towards this stuff,” McLaughlin said. “And I’m really psyched it’s all about Queens.” Edible Queens is available at locations across the borough. For more information about where you can find an issue or to keep up to date on upcoming events, visit ediblecommunities.com/queens/. Reach Reporter Kaitlyn Kilmetis at kkilmetis@queenstribune.com, or (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128.

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By K AITLYN KILMETIS Since viewers can't see, they are more Envision yourself viewing a dance per- vulnerable, which allows them to more open formance with your vision obstructed by an to things they wouldn't normally appreciate, opaque eye covering. Rather than relying she said. on your sense of sight, the dance will be Salisbur y said t he vie wer's init ial reobserved through sound, touch, vibration, sponses vary between being uneasy or very air currents, movement, temperature and excited about being challenged. Eventually, spatial relationships. most viewers become comfor table and the It's unorthodox, edgy and experimental, experience opens their minds and evokes and it will be performed in Long Island Cit y "an enormous amount of imagination." this Saturday. At 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 23, "My experience is that very few people Unseen Dance will be presented to a blind- remain uncomfor table," she said. "Mostly, folded audience at the Green Space Studio. my experience is that people are ecstatic afGreen Space Execut ive Director Valerie terward because their minds are racing." Green said the show, performed by the NoTickets for Unseen Dance are $15 and See-Ums and put on by choreographer Dana can be purchased at the door. Salisbury, is one of 10 per formances in the For more information about Dana Take Root series, which is meant to serve as S a l i s b u r y a n d t h e N o - S e e - U m s , v i s i t a n oppor tunit y for ar t ist s to share a n danasalisbur y.com. For more informat ion evening of work with viewers. about the venue and t he Take Root serie s, "It's a perspective that's a unique idea on visit greenspacestudio.org or call (718) using the senses to experience dance," she 956-3037. said. "I thought it was an interesting comReach Reporter Kaitlyn Kilmetis at pliment to the season." kkilmetis@queenstribune.com, or (718) Green said the venue is open to different 357-7400, Ext. 128. aesthetics and sharing and presenting them with the public. She added that Unseen Dance is the most experimental performance of the season. Patrons seem to be intrigued by the idea of observing dance in such a new and different way. "They seem to notice and say, 'Oh, that's interesting, because it's something a lit tle bit unknown," Green said. "I like to give art ists a place to take a risk, experiment and explore something new." Choreographer Dana Salisbur y, who also star ted Dark Di ning, a bli ndfolded culi nar y experience, said the per formance attempts to channel senses that are often trounced by vision. "The Unseen dancers are about trying to tap into the resources we have but barely use," she said. "We're such a visually-dominated culture. We forget how many other senses we have at our disposal." Salisbury said, without vision, all the other senses are heightened and viewers often report a greater awareness for the body and the Enjoy the dance without seeing the dancers. three-dimensionality of the world.

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concepts mixed with strokes of creative brilliance. Sarah, wisely knowing that the appetizers would be quite filling, opted for the Left Coast Salad, a blend of greens, Granny Smith apples, raisins, candied pecans, sun-dried cranberries and goat cheese served with a roast shallot vinaigret te. Emma, my 10-year-old, stepped up to This is not your average Irish bar. It is, an adult version of pasta w ith the Penne indeed, so much more. with Chicken, Sausage and Mozzarella, Sure, you can get your slow-poured served with enormous chunks of garlic Guinness, there’s darts a-plenty and satel- bread. She marveled at how much fresh lite broadcasts of ever y imaginable foot- mozzarella was in the dish, which was served ball game (that’s soccer to the Americans) with layers of cheese like a good lasagna. from across the globe. My wife Christine was enticed by the But as I said, this place is so much more Bailey’s Salmon, which is a classic panthan a bar. seared fillet served with a Roasted Garlic Arriving this past Saturday night, we and Bailey’s Irish Cream sauce, accompassed through t he front port ion of t he panied by fresh sautéed veggies and a bar to enter the separate dining room, c h o i c e o f p o t a t o e s – s h e w e n t w i t h where we were greeted by genmashed. The sauce was as rich eral manager Mary Cawley. She and decadent as the fish was directed the four of us to a RESTAURANT light and delicate. The combicomfor table boot h, a nd i ntronation served to enhance withduced Samantha, our charmout overpowering, and worked ing and knowledgeable server with grace a nd flavor. for the evening. For me, I challenged the Now, I must admit, I’ve been to restaurant’s claim that they serve this place a handful of times, mostly the best ribs in Queens, orderfor lunch. It’s a neighborhood joint ing the Connolly’s Corner Sigof mine, and one that my family nature BBQ Ribs, served with a and I love to show off to visitors to generous side of twice-cooked this often sleepy dining region. fries. The ribs are fall-off-the-bone On Saturday night, we went full out, as tender, smoky, and slathered with a tangy o u r f r i e n d S a r a h w a s v i s i t i n g f r o m sauce that sticks to your fingers and leaves Williamsburg (Virginia, not that other bor- you licking your lips. ough). We star ted with a few shared appeThe best in Queens? Maybe. I’ve been to tizers. From the menu we ordered the Gar- a lot of rib joints, and these can run right lic Mushrooms, which are deep fried and alongside the borough’s other top dogs. served with a garlic mayo; Fried Calamari, Closing with desser t, we were thrilled which is a massive port ion for sharing, with the choices. From the Connolly’s Corcrisp and light, served with spicy marinara ner House Dessert, vanilla bean ice cream and chipotle sauces; and a special for the sandwiched between pieces of puff pastry night – N Y Jets Buffalo-style Shrimp. and drizzled with raspberry sauce and crème The shrimp showed off the chef’s abil- anglaise, to the Ultimate Brownie, the ity to cook with whimsy, taking an iconic Bailey’s Cheesecake and the Warm Soda piece of bar food and elevating it to a new Bread Pudding topped with a caramel sauce, height. Served hanging over the edge of a each was fresh-made and as wonderful to mar tini glass, the exterior texture and fla- taste as they were to see plated. vor was spot-on Buffalo wing, but the With a slew of weekday and weekend shrimp was cooked tender with a snap and specials, the Irish Sunday brunch, the party served with a bleu cheese-based dipping room and the enclosed outdoor piazza, sauce. It’s great to see a classic reinvented Connolly’s Corner answers ever y wish for and presented so well. food, fun and a great time for all who enMoving on to our main dishes, we dis- ter. See you there. covered more of the chef’s blend of classic —Br ian M. Raffer ty CONNOLLY’S CORNER 71-15 Grand Ave., Maspeth (718) 565-7383 connollyscor ner.com CUISINE: Ir ish-American HOURS: Lunch and Dinner, 7 Days CREDIT CARDS: Yes PA RK ING: Lot under construction


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THEATER KILLING KOMPANY Friday, January 29 Murder by the Biggest Loser at Riccardo’s in Astoria. 7217777. The Killing Company performs mystery dinner shows. 1-888-SHOOT-EM for information MUSIC MAN Saturdays, March 6, 13, 20 at 8 and Sundays, March 7, 14, 21 at 3 at the Bay Terrace Jewish Center in Bayside. $18, $16 children under 12 and seniors. 4286262 9-5 M-Th.

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MISCELLANEOUS ED APPRECIATION WEEK Through January 24 Educator Appreciation Week at Barnes & Noble, 176-60 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows. PERSONAL GROW TH Starting Thursday, January 28 and again on Thursday, February 11 a personal growth/relationship group program meets for 8 weeks at the Samuel Field Y. 2256750, ext. 243. SEPARATION/DIV. Star ting Tuesday, Februar y 9 a separation/divorce support group meets for 10 sessions at the Samuel Field Y. 225-6750, ext. 243. FREE FLAGS The Lipsky-Blum Post #764 of the Jewish War Veterans offers free flags to all families of deceased veterans for use at cemeteries. 4634742. AUXILIARY OFF. The 105 th Precinct Communit y Council invites all interested in becoming an Auxiliary Police Officer to contact 776-9268. FH VAC The Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps needs volunteers. They will sponsor you for a NYS EMT course at no cost to you once you qualif y. 793-2055. Monetary donations also needed PO Box 750617, Forest Hills 11375. COMMUNITY SINGERS Mondays through May the Communit y Singers of Queens, Inc. rehearses at Messiah Lutheran Church, Street, 42-15 1 6 5 7 î : th Flushing. New members welcome. 658-1021.

YOUTH QUEENS LIBRARIES Many branches of the Queensborough Library offer toddler and pre-school programs. Contact your local branch for dates. S TORY T I M E Saturdays, January 23, 30 at the Elmhurst library at 10:30. SNOWPEOPLE Sundays, January 23, 30 at Alley Pond Environmental Center. 229-4000. STORY TIME & CRAFT Saturday, January 23 at the East Flushing library. Register. SCRAPBOOKING Saturday, January 23 at the Ozone Park library. Register. S TORY T I M E Saturday, January 23 at the Pomonok library at 11. PICTURE BOOK TIME Saturday, January 23 at 11:30 at the Queens Village librar y. SATURDAY SCIENCE LAB Saturday, January 23 at noon at the Central library. BOY SCOUTS Saturdays 1-3 at St. Paul’s Church. 271-4309. TEEN TUTORING Saturdays, January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10 at the Bayside library. S TORY T I M E Saturdays, January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27 at 4 at the Ozone Park library. CHESS CLUB Saturdays, January 23, 30 at the Flushing library at 2. MATH HELP Saturdays, January 23, 30 at 10 at the Flushing library. ANIMAL CARE Saturday, January 23 at Alley Pond Environmental Center. 229-4000. KNIT & CROCHET Mondays at the Douglaston/ Little Neck library at 4. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Mondays, January 25 at the Baisley Park library at 4. MOVIE MAKING Monday, January 25 learn the movie making process at the Woodhaven library. Register. EVERY DAY = HOLIDAY Monday-Friday, January 2529 games, fun activities to celebrate the silliest holidays at the Corona library at 4. CRAFT KIDS Monday, January 25 at the Flushing library at 3. SEASONAL CRAFTS Monday, January 25 at the Fresh Meadows library at 3:30. S TORY TIMES Tuesdays at 10:30 and Thursdays at 7 weekly story times at 7 at Barnes & Noble, 1766 0 U n i o n Tu r n p i ke , Fre s h Meadows. AFTERSCHOOL STORY Tuesdays, Januar y 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23 at the Lefferts library at 3:30. BOOK TALK Tuesday, January 26 book discussion at 4 at the Queens Village library. WILDLIFE THEATER Tuesday, January 26 Wildlife Theater performs Rainforest Connections at 4 at the Sunnyside library. TEEN TUTORING Tuesdays, Januar y 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23 at the

Bayside library at 3:30. CHESS Wednesdays at the Queens Village library at 3:30. GAME TIME Wednesday, January 27 at the Queensboro Hill library at 4. STORIES & CRAFTS Wednesday, January 27 for toddlers at 10:30 at the Bay Terrace library. PRESCHOOL CRAFTS Thursday, January 28 at the Corona library at 1:30. PICTURE BOOK Thursday, January 28 at the Flushing library at 1:30. KNIT & CROCHET Thursdays, January 28, February 11, 25 at the Bellerose library at 4. AUBURNDALE CHESS Fridays at the Auburndale library at 3:30. GAME DAY! Fridays, January 29, February 5, 19, 26 at the Queens Village library at 3:30. STORY SHARERS Friday, January 29 at the Central library at 4. GAME PLAYERS Fridays, January 29, February 5, 19, 26 at the Hillcrest library at 4. BOARD & CARD GAMES Friday, January 29 at the Seaside library at 3:30. YOUTH LOUNGE Fridays, January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26 at 4 at the LIC librar y. BOARD GAMES Friday, January 29 at 4 at the Rego Park library. TWEEN CLUB Friday, January 29 at the Maspeth library at 3:30. CONNECT 4 Friday, January 29 compete against kids your age at 4 at the Elmhurst library. YOUNG CHEFS Saturday, January 30 at Alley Pond Environmental Center. 229-4000. PIPE CLEANER SNOWMAN Saturday, January 30 at the Middle Village library. Register. LUNAR NEW YEAR Saturday, January 30 celebrate the Year of the Tiger starting at 1:30 at the Elmhurst library. SCIENCE FAIR CLINIC Sunday, January 31 at 1 at the Central library.

PARENTS SACRED HEART Registration Sunday-Tuesday, January 31-February 2. 631-4804. FRENCH SCHOOL Monday, February 1 informational session about the French dual language program at PS151. 728-2676. OPEN HOUSE K-8 Tuesday, Februar y 9 at 9. Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights. 8030060. SPIRITUAL SUPPORT Fridays, February 19, March 19 support group for parents seeking spiritual support with a biblical look at parenting in St. Albans. 4544044.


TEENS Elmhurst library. Register. KNIT & CROCHET Thursdays, January 28, February 11, 25 at the Bellerose library at 4. GREEN TEENS Thursdays, January 28, February 25 at the Flushing library at 4. LEARN CHINESE Starting Thursday, January 28 intermediate Mandarin Chinese will be taught at the Woodhaven librar y. Register. BOARD & CARD GAMES Friday, January 29 at the Seaside library at 3:30. CHESS CLUB

Fridays at 3:30 at the Auburndale library. BOY SCOUTS Fridays troop meets at Saint Barnabas. 843-7028. GAME DAY Friday, January 29 at the Bay Terrace library at 2:30. WOMEN IN SCIENCE Friday, January 29 African Plant Explorer Fatimah Jackson video and more at 4 at the St. Albans library. LUNAR NEW YEAR Saturday, January 30 celebrate the Year of the Tiger starting at 1:30 at the Elmhurst library.

SENIORS SENIOR GAME DAY Mondays, January 25, February 1, 8, 22 at the Queens Village library at 1. CARING FOR ANOTHER Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 New group starting for any adult who cares for another adult. Learn to manage stress.

TALKS HAITIAN AUTHOR Saturday, January 23 Carl Roc and Jean-Elie Barjon read their poetry at 3 at the Central library. SHORT STORIES Monday, January 25 contemporary short stories will be discussed at 1:30 at the Forest Hills library. POMONOK Monday, January 25 “Day After Night” will be discussed at 2 at the Pomonok library. FOREST HILLS Monday, January 25 “The Poisonwood Bible” will be discussed at 3 at the Forest Hills library. MYSTERY BOOK Monday, January 25 “Knitting Bones” will be discussed at 4 at the Central library. HOWARD BEACH Monday, January 25 “Lace Reader” will be discussed at 6:30 at the Howard Beach library. FINANCIAL HEALTH Monday, January 25 How to Make A Budget and Stick With It at 6:30 at the LIC library. AUBURNDALE Wednesday, January 27 “Best Friends Forever” will be discussed at 2:30 at the Auburndale library. WALK THRU HISTORY Thursday, January 28 the NY Historical Societ y takes a look behind their permanent collection at 6 at the Briarwood library. FRESH MEADOWS Thursday, January 28 “The Girl with the Wagon Tattoo” will be discussed at 2:30 at the Fresh Meadows library. RETIRE EARLY? Saturday, January 30 at 11 at the Astoria library. PHILOSOPHY BOOK Saturday, January 30 “Sickness Unto Death” will be discussed at 2 at the Forest Hills library.

Clearview Senior center in Bayside. 631-1886. BAYSIDE CENTER Tuesdays line dancing 9:30 and Thursdays 10:00. Fridays ballroom instruction at 10:15, ballroom and social dancing 1-3. Bayside Center for classes in movie, ping pong, bridge instruction, healthy lifest yle, card games, Wii bowling, painting, ESL, computer, exercise, dance, wellness workshops, etc. Lunch at 11:30. 225-1144. ALZHEIMERS SUPPORT Every other Wednesday Alzheimer Support Group meets at the Elmhurst Senior Center. 478-7171, ext. 27 CLEARVIEW Thursday, January 28 QHP Medicare Advantage Plan at 10:15. Friday, January 29 movie “Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3” at 12:45. Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Avenue, Bayside. 224-7888 to register. MEMORY LOSS Fridays couples with one partner experiencing memory loss are invited to “Heart 2 Heart” from 11:30-1:30 at the Samuel Field Y. 225-6750, ext. 236 to register. AARP CHORUS Fridays rehearsals at 12:30 at the Reform Church of Newtown. 23-1330 for information. STARS Fridays, January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10:30 at the Queens Village library. Senior Theatre Acting Repertory is rehearsing for their next season. FREE LUNCH Saturdays, January 30, February 27, March 27, April 24 at the Church of the Resurrection in Kew Gardens. 847-2649 reservations.

SINGLES SINGLES 45+ Wednesdays, January 27, February 3, 10 the Singles Center of the Samuel Field Y in Flushing holds a Wednesday Night Rap. 7:30, $7. 225-6750, ext. 243.

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FIND COLLEGE $$$$$ Saturday, January 23 Finding Funds for College at the Whitestone library. Register. SCRAPBOOKING Saturday, January 23 at the Ozone Park library. Register. CHESS Saturdays, January 23, 30 at 2 at the Flushing library. TEEN TUTORING Saturdays, January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10 at the Bayside library. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Monday, January 25 at the Baisley Park library. Register. COLLEGE CLUB Monday, Januar y 25 AC T vs. SAT at 4 at the Central library. KNIT & CROCHET Monday, January 25 beginner’s class at 4 at the St. Albans library. Bring your own yarn and craft needles. BOOK CLIQUE Monday, January 25 at 4:30 at the Queens Village library. LEARN CHINESE Starting Monday, January 25 learn Mandarin Chinese at the Woodhaven librar y. Register. TEEN GAMING Tuesday, Januar y 26 at the Fresh Meadows library at 3. WII PARTY Tuesday, Januar y 26 at the Auburndale library at 3:30. TEEN TUTORING Tuesdays, Januar y 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23 at the Bayside library at 3:30. MANGA & ANIME Tuesday, January 26 at 4 at the Central library. CHESS CLUB Tuesday, Januar y 26 at 3:30 at the Maspeth library. BOOK TALK Tuesday, January 26 books by Ellen Hopkins will be discussed at 4 at the Seaside library. CATS Tuesday, Januar y 26 Council of Advisory Teens at 5 at the Flushing library. CHESS Wednesdays at 3:30 at the Queens Village library. GAME DAY Wednesdays, January 27, February 3 at 4 at the Howard Beach library. TEEN GAMING Wednesday, January 27 at the Fresh Meadows library at 3. GAMES FOR TEENS Wednesday, January 27 at the Central library at 4. GAME DAY Wednesdays, January 27, February 10, 17, 24 at 3 at the St. Albans library. TEEN ZINE Thursday, January 28 at the Central library at 4. TEEN ADVISORY Thursday, January 28 at 4 at the Hollis library. B’NAI B’RITH YOUTH Thursdays for high school s t u d e n t s a t Te m p l e B e t h S h o l o m , 1 7 2 nd S t r e e t a n d Northern Blvd., Flushing at 7:30. CROCHETING Thursdays, January 28, February 4 at the Baisley Park library at 4. ETIQUETTE Thursday, January 28 charm and etiquette at the East

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Queens Today MEETINGS WELL OF HOPE Non-profit organization meets to raise funds to build water wells. 212-848-8071. JEWISH VETS Sunday, January 24 the Jewish War Veterans, Post 250, meet at 9:30 at the Rego Park Jewish Center. 297-7711. JEWISH VETS Sundays, January 24, February 28, March 28 Jewish Wa r Ve te ra n s o f t h e U SA Lipsky/Blum Post meet at Garden Jewish Center. 4634742. VFW POST 4787 Mondays, January 25, February 8, 22 Whitestone VFW Post 4787 meets at 19-12 149th Street. Ladies Auxiliary meets the 2 nd Monday. 7460540. COUNCIL 27 MEETING Monday, January 25 at PS215 at 7:30. 114 TH PRECINCT

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RELIGION NEW BEGINNINGS Fridays at 7 worship, service, fellowship. Practical look at what the bible says about New Beginnings. Thursdays Coffee Hour Bible Study at 1:30. Shalom Baptist Church, Parker Towers, building 3, 104-60 Queens Blvd., suite B-2, Forest Hills. 646-752-1427. HILLCREST JEWISH Friday, January 22 high school seniors Kabbalat Shabbat and a Chinese Friday Night Dinner. No parents. $10. Call 490-6841. Saturday, January 23 singles and young married couples in mid/late 20s-early 40s, bowling and dessert part y from 7-10. February 6 Men’s Club’s Military Bridge at 7:45. 969-7030. Hillcrest Jewish Center. 380-4145. REGO PARK JC Saturday, January 23 Parashat and Haftarat club at 12:30. Sunday, January 24 Women in Judaism: “Friendship Brunch and Lecture” at 11:30. $10. Saturday, January 30 Tu B’Shevat Celebration at 12:30. $18. Reservations by the 28th . Saturday Shabbat Services at 9. Wednesdays 12:30-2:30 Yiddish Vinkel. Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. 459-1000. HOLOCAUST Wednesday, January 27 International Holocaust Remembrance Day at 7 at the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, 71-25 Main street. REFORM TEMPLE Friday, January 29 festive Tu B’Shevat Shabbat service at 7:30. Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 th Street at 10. $12 includes bagel buffet. 261-2900. MEDITATION Sunday, January 31 Auriela McCarthy, author of “The Power of the Possible” will appear at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills at 10 to demonstrate how meditation workshops can help people find peace through the healing power of forgiveness. 261-2900 to register.

Tu e s d ay, J a n u a r y 2 6 t h e 114 th Precinct Communit y Council meets at Riccardo’s at 7. SOUTHEAST CAMERA Tuesdays, January 26, February 9, 16, 23 Southeast Queens Camera Club at Roy Wilkins Park in Jamaica. 516328-3776. FRESH MEADOW CAMERA Tuesdays the Fresh Meadows Camera Club meets. 917-612-3463. ADVANCED WRITERS Tuesdays at 6:30 at the Terrace Diner at Bay Terrace Shopping Center and also t h e l a st Tu e s d a y o f t h e month in t he Communit y Room in Panera Bread at Bay Terrace Shopping. PLAY READING Wednesdays, January 27, February 17, 24 and Thursdays, January 28, February 25 at 2 at the Hillcrest library. Play Reading Club for adults. WOODHAVEN CULT. Wednesday, January 27 the Woodhaven Cultural and H i st o r i c a l S o c i e t y, I n c . m e e ts a t Ema nu e l U n i t ed Church of Christ, 91 st Avenue and Woodhaven Blvd. at 1. “Evergreens” is the topic,. 845-3385. FH VAC Wednesdays, January 27, February 24, March 24, April 28 Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corp meets. 793-2055. LI STAMP CLUB Thursday, January 28 Long Island Stamp Club meets at the Forest Hills library at 5:30. RH SOUTH CIVIC Thursday, January 28 the Richmond Hill South Civic Association meets at 7:30 at the United Methodist C h u r c h , 1 1 2 - 1 4 1 0 7 th a v enue. Guest speaker and Chinese auction. BEREAVEMENT Thursdays, January 28, February 25, March 25, April 29 St. Adalbert’s Bethany General bereavement group meets in Elmhurst. 429-2005. CIVIL AIR PATROL Fridays 6-10 at Vaughn College of Aeronautics, 86-01 23rd Avenue, East Elmhurst. Academy WOMAN’S GROUP Fridays the Woman’s Group of Jamaica Estates meets at noon. Call 461-3193 for information. SAVE KITTY Saturday, January 30 group discusses saving kittens from the street at 9:30 at the Steinway library. BELLA ITALIA MIA Saturday, January 30 Bella Italia Mia meets from 125:30 wit h Tony DeNonno celebrating the Manteo Sicilian Marionette Tradition in NY. $5 members, $7 others. Christ the King HS, 6802 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village in the CNL Paolucci International Building. 426-1240. E. ELMHURST FRIENDS Saturday, January 30 Friends of the East Elmhurst Library meet at 1:30 at the librar y.

Queens Today ENTERTAINMENT GUIDED TOUR Saturdays and Wednesdays guided tour of the landmark Poppenhusen Institute. 3580067 reservations. TAEKWONDO Saturday, January 23 Annual Night of Taekwondo at Dae Dong Manor, 150-24 N o r t h e r n B l v d . , 2 nd f l o o r , Flushing at 7. CHASING GHOSTS Saturday, January 23 at 2 at the Central library. PEGGY LEE TRIBUTE Saturday, January 23 at 2 at the Flushing library. SONGS OF THE 30S Saturday, January 23 at 2 at the North Hills library. ROCKIN’ SIDE OF BLUES Saturday, January 23 Eddie Lee Isaacs performs at 2 at the Peninsula library. BENNETT & HORNE Saturday, January 23 tribu t e to To n y B e n n e t t a n d Lena Horne at 2:30 at the Forest Hills library. SYMPHONY 101 Saturday, January 23 performance workshop for the entire family at noon at the Central library at 12 and at the Jackson Heights library at 3:30. GATES OF EQUALITY Saturday, January 23 life of Dr. King in dramatic presentation at 3:30 at the East Elmhurst library. BINGO Tuesdays at 7:15 at American Mart yrs Church, church basement, 216-01 Union Tu r n p i k e , B a y s i d e . 4 6 4 4 5 8 2 . Tu e s d a y s a t 7 : 1 5 (doors open 6) at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. 459-1000.$3 admission includes 12 games. BIRTHDAY CONCERT Saturday, January 30 at the Langston Hughes library at 2. SISTER SLEDGE Saturday, January 30 Sister Sledge and Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes will appear at Queensborough C o m m u n i t y C o l l e ge a t 8 . 631-6311. GATES OF EQUALITY Saturday, January 30 at 2 at the Steinway library. The life of Dr. King is told in dramatic presentation through speeches, press conferences and fictional narrative. LUNAR NEW YEAR Saturday, January 30 celebrate the Year of the Tiger at the Elmhurst library starting at 1:30. SMOOTH JAZZ Saturday, January 30 at the East Elmhurst library at 2:30. LISA YVES Saturday, January 30 at 2:30 at the Fresh Meadows library and Sunday, January 31 at 2 at the Kew Gardens Hills library. JAZZ & BLUES Saturday, January 30 Eddie Lee Isaacs mixes jazz with the blues at the St. Albans library at 2:30. PEGGY LEE TRIBUTE Saturday, January 30 at the Ozone Park library at 3. BAYSIDE STAMP SHOW Sunday, January 31 Ramada Hotel on Northern Blvd. from 10-4:30.

EDUCATION/GAMES/CRAFTS FREE YOGA CLASS Saturday, January 23 free yoga, meditation and relaxation classes in S. Richmond Hill at the Yogashakti Yoga Center, 114-41 Lefferts Blvd from 9-5. 529-2153. DEFENSIVE DRIVING Saturday, January 23 at Corpus Christi in Woodside. 278-8114. $45. 9-3:30. FRESH MEADOW POETS Saturday, January 23 at 10 at the Forest Hills librar y. Poets meet to discuss and critique their poems. CAREER POTENTIAL Saturday, January 23 discover your career potential at 2 at the Central library. POTTERY CLASS Saturday, January 23 at the Pomonok library. EMAIL Monday, January 25 at the Fresh Meadows library at 10:30. Limited space. COMPUTER CLASS Mondays, January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22 at the Lefferts library at 10:30. MANDARIN CHINESE Starting Monday, January 25 learn Mandarin Chinese at the Woodhaven library. Register. JOB INFORMATION Mondays, January 25, February 1, 8, 22 research information to prepare for job interview. Register Middle Village library. POLISH YOUR RESUME Mondays, January 25, February 22 at the Central library. Register. BALLROOM DANCING Mondays, January 25, February 1, 8, 22 at 6:30 at the Forest Hills library. JOB INFORMATION Mondays, January 25, February 22 at 7 at the Central librar y. BOATING SKILLS Tuesday, January 26 Flotilla 11-3 of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, will present an 8lesson Boating Skills and Seamanship Course over 7 weeks in Howard Beach. 843-3802. DRAWING CLASS Tuesdays at 1. All medias, all levels. 969-1128. BEGIN COMPUTER Tuesdays, Januar y 26, February 2, 9, 23 at the Forest Hills library. Register. INTERMEDIATE COMP. Tuesday, January 26 at the Forest Hills library at 10:30. ADULT SCRABBLE Tuesday, January 26 at the Fresh Meadows library at 1. INTRO EMAIL Tuesday, January 26 at the Queens Village and McGoldrick libraries. Register. COMPUTER CLASS Tuesday, Januar y 26 at the Astoria library at 11. CENSUS JOB Tuesday, Januar y 26 proctored Census job test at the Astoria librar y. Register. BECOME A US CITIZEN Tuesday, January 26 at the Flushing library at 6:30. MICROSOFT WORD Tuesday, January 26 at the McGoldrick librar y. Register. BASIC COMPUTER Tuesday, January 26 at the

St. Albans library. Register. COMPUTER TIPS Tuesday, January 26 at the Maspeth library at 1. WATERCOLOR CL ASS Wednesdays at 9:30 at NAL. Traditional and contemporary, all levels. 969-1128. JOB ASSISTANCE Wednesday, January 27 at the Flushing library at 10:30. CHESS CLUB Thursdays at 5:30 at the East Flushing library, 196-36 Northern Blvd. INTERMEDIATE COMP. Thursday, January 28 at the Forest Hills library at 10:30. BEGIN COMPUTER Thursday, January 28 at the East Elmhurst at 10 and 11. SCRABBLE/CHESS Thursdays at 4 at the Windsor Park library, 79-50 Bell Blvd., Bayside. BEGIN COMPUTERS Thursdays, January 28, February 4, 11, 25 at the Forest Hills library. Register. KNIT/CROCHET Thursday, January 28 at the Central library at 3. COMPUTER CLASS Thursdays, January 28, February 4, 25 at the Middle Village library. Register. KNIT & CROCHET Thursdays, January 28, February 25 at the Bellerose library at 4. INTERMEDIATE CHINESE Starting Thursday, January 28 learn Intermediate Mandarin Chinese at the Woodhaven librar y. Register. BEGINNERS COMPUTER Fridays, January 29, February 5, 12, 19 at the Baisley Park library. Register. CHESS & CHECKERS Fridays at 4 at the Lefrak Cit y library. KNIT & CROCHET Friday, January 29 at the Fresh Meadows library at 10:30. COMPUTERS Friday, January 29 at the Astoria and Auburndale libraries. Register. GAME DAY Fridays at the Bay Terrace library, 18-36 Bell Blvd. for all ages from 2:30-4:30. POETRY DISCUSSION Saturday, January 30 at the Central library at 11. Three poems by Emily Dickinson will be discussed. POTTERY CLASS Saturday, January 30 at the South Ozone Park librar y. Register. DEFENSIVE DRIVING Saturday, January 30 at the Knights of Columbus in Valley Stream. $40. 341-0452 and at Holy Family in Flushing. $45. 631-360-9720. TAX PREPARATION Saturdays, January 30 through April 11 free income tax preparation at 11 at the Langston Hughes library. PUBLIC SPEAKING Saturdays, January 30, February 6, 20 learn to communicate effectively at Elmhurst Hospital. 457-8390. MEDITATION Sunday, January 31 Auriela McCarthy, author of “The Power of the Possible” will appear at the Reform

Temple of Forest Hills at 10 to demonstrate how meditation workshops can help people find peace through the healing power of forgiveness. 261-2900 to register. JEWELRY MAKING Wednesdays in February at the Central Queens YMYWHA in Forest Hills. 2685011, ext. 621.

FLEA MARKETS TREASURE SALE Saturday, January 23 9:303:30 and Sunday, January 24 11:30-3:30 at Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118th Street, Richmond Hill.

HEALTH RECOVERY, INC. Mondays, January 25, February 1 and Thursdays, January 28, Februar y 4 anxiet y, fear, obsessions, temper, stress, depression – finding a way to cope is here at the Forest Hills library at 5:30. FEMALE CANCER Monday, January 25 “Look Good, Feel Better” program for women undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy in Flushing. 1-800ACS-2345. Also meets the 4 th Monday at Queens Hospital in Jamaica. MS SELF-HELP Tuesdays, Januar y 26, February 9, 23 Multiple Sclerosis Self-help group to share a common life experience for support, education and mutual aid 1-2:30 at the Howard Beach library. ALZHEIMERS Tuesdays, Januar y 26, February 9, 23 Caregiver Support Group in Forest Hills. 592-5757, ext. 237. YOGA DANCE Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 at the Cardiac Health Center in Fresh Meadows. 670-1948. $10 class. CAREGIVERS SUPPORT E ve r y Tu e s d a y We s te r n Queens Caregiver Network in Sunnyside. 784-6173, ext. 431. HATHA YOGA Wednesday, January 27 for beginners at the Flushing library. Register. BRAIN INJURY Wednesdays, January 27, February 24, March 24 e: Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group at Peninsula Hospital. 734-2432. OA Fridays 6:30-8:30 at Unit y Center of Flushing, 42-11 155th Street. Beginners meeting except the last Friday of each month, which is a writing meeting. LUPUS Friday, January 29 learn about lupus at 1 at the Baisley Park library. CO-DEPENDENTS ANON. Fridays 10-11:45 at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral C e n t e r , 8 5 - 1 8 6 1 st R o a d , Rego Park. Women only. MAMMOGRAMS Saturday, January 30 nocost mammograms in Jamaica. Register 723-6287.


Queens Focus PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . . PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE ...PEOPLE . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE.. PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE . . .PEOPLE... On Sunday, Dec. 28, the Temple Tikvah Traveling Mitzvah Choir under the direction of Cantor Guy Bonne performed at the Glen Cove Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. The Choir is made up of children from Temple Tikvah’s Religious School. This was the Choir’s first of many uplifting and entertaining engagements at local Queens and Nassau locations. Temple Tikvah, A Center for Reform Judaism in New Hyde Park, was formed by the recent consolidation of Temple Emanuel of New Hyde Park and Temple Israel of Jamaica. Maj. Gen. Joseph J. Taluto, The Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capabilities for additional responsibility and leadership. Aman Kapoor from Richmond Hill and serving with 4th Finance Detachment is promoted to the rank of Private; Kristen Perkins from Ozone Park and serving with 442d Military Police Co is promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant; Patricia Schuett from Woodhaven ) and serving with 222d Chemical Company is promoted to the rank of Sergeant; Noel Polanco from Richmond Hill and serving with Detachment 1, 1156th Engineer Company Vertical is promoted to

www1800goguard.com. Army Reserve Pvt. Kendrick J. Arias, brother of Bianca Arias of Richmond Hill, has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. The course of instruction included basic combat training and advanced individual training (AIT). The basic trainee received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history and traditions. During AIT, Pvt. Arias completed the Combat Engineer Course to perform basic

combat construction and rigging operations; operate light and heavy engineer wheeled and armor tracked vehicles while participating in combat mobility, counter mobility, and survivability operations; assist in assembly and maintenance of military standard float and fixed bridges; prepare, install, and prime firing systems for demolition and explosives; arm, disarm, and install anti-personnel and anti-tank mines, locate mines by visual means or with mine detector; and recognize and neutralize land mines, firing devices and booby traps. Pvt. Arias is a 2009 graduate of Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park.

Castagnata Party :

Army Reserve Pvt. Kendrick J. Arias the rank of Specialist; and Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential. These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified Soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard. For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit www.dmna.ny.state.us or

Assemblyman Lancman stands with members of the St. Mel's Italian American Association at their Castagnata Party Sunday, Jan. 10, at Father O'Malley Hall.


Tacky Tacopina? State Sen. Hiram Monserrate picked a real winner as an attorney. Joe Tacopina, of Tacopina Seigel & Turano, P.C. has spent the better part of his career garnering all sorts of headlines, ranging from his hotness to his sleaziness. But QConf found a favorite: “1-800-Save-My-Ass.” The 2007 GQ profile of Tacopina showed the young attorney in his fledgling celeb days, toeing the sands of Aruba for a case while people walking by stopped to shake his hand. “Every few years, we get one of these guys. You know, the lawyer who lands all the juicy cases, who wears bespoke suits and drives fancy cars, who seems to have a television earpiece permanently implanted on the left side of his head, who makes more appearances in the New York Post than in court, and who eventually crashes and burns,” the article said. Hopefully The People v. Monserrate isn’t the first sign of that decline.

Best Cabbie Ever? when exiting at Penn Station. Af-

ConsiderMukul Asaduzzaman the city’s kindest and most compassionate cabbie. Asaduzzaman spent Christmas Eve trying to track down Felicia Lettieri, who left a whopping $21,000 cash in his cab. Asaduzzaman, a Bangladeshi pre-med student living in Queens, made two trips from the city to Patchogue to return the money to the 72-year-old grandmother who left the cash in the back of his cab

ter returning the money, the 28year old cab driver refused to accept any reward. “When I was 5 years old, my mother told me, ‘Be honest, work hard and you will raise your station,’ “ Asaduzzaman told the AP. In a city of gruff and obnoxious, Mukul Asaduzzaman you are truly a treasure. We at QConf applaud your inspirational actions.

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Mr. Comptroller Was it his election or our selecton of him as Person of the Year that caused the once humble John Liu to let it go to his head? Published reports have the newly inaugurated Liu insist his staffers call him “Mr. Comptroller,” and rise when he enters the room. Liu’s spokeswoman Sharon Lee said staffers are allowed to call the Comptroller “John” after the first formal greeting each day and sit down. This is the same guy who once called QConf to point out that both his first and last name are slang for toilet and he comes from . . . you got it, Flushing.

Models Of Queens

From a six-page profile in the March 2007, GQ magazine

Diana was inspired in the idle of last year to go into modeling when she won a local Miss India pageant. “I applied, and as luck would have it, I won,” she said. A native of Mumbai, Diana moved to the U.S. in 2005 to pursue a Master’s Degree at the University of Southern California. “I came here to work,” she said. “I worked out there for a year, and I decided to continue my physical therapy work in New York because, well, who doesn’t wan to come to New York?” After recently venturing into modeling, Diana has been able to take on a few offers that came her way, including some fashion ramp shows, working on a documentary that played at a Sikh film festival as well as other assignments. When not hard at work or in front of the lens, Diana can be found at the movie theater at Parsons and Archer in Jamaica or hanging out in nice weather in the north end of Bayside. Having done research in biokinesiology and sports therapy, Diana has also learned Braille, sign language and is working on her Spanish. Maybe there’s a cricket or football (soccer) league in Queens that can use a multilingual therapist. She’d be into it. “I love sports, it doesn’t matter what kind,” she said.

Darling Diana

Diana Pinto Home: Woodhaven Age: 28 Height: 5’ 7" Weight: 120 Stats: 34-25-34

Queens Fly-By

Vigilantes

Former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford is getting attention as he prepares to ponder a potential primary play against appointed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Ford’s recent media tour to “reach out to the common New York voters” may instead have his wouldbe campaign reaching out for a lifeline. When asked if he has visited the outer boroughs, Ford said he has – by helicopter, on a private air tour with NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, who expressed concern about Ford’s more conservative stances on issues like healthcare and taxes, didn’t miss the opportunity to teach Ford a thing or two about New York wit. “If he thinks that it’s an appealing argument to position yourself as being somebody who will stand up to Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer, well I don’t think we

On Dec. 16, when a group of partying policemen flashed their badges to get into a club that was set to close, rather than being greeted with a bevy of beers and a flock of fun-lovers, they fell victim to a mob of angry vigilantes. Outside of Tropix Bar and Lounge in Rego Park, a group of men, supposedly angry at the cops for using their position for special privileges, fought back, literally. To the men who assaulted these officers, shame on you – y’know: two wrongs . . . But to the police force, we must admit for us common folk it is awfully frustrating to see the men in blue crossing the line.

Harold Ford need another Joe Lieberman,” Weiner told Politico.com, “Maybe when his helicopter lands in Queens next I can ask him.” Ouch!

Confidentially, New York . . .

No Froggin’ Way! Life imitates art imitating life imitating a small green frog crossing a crowded highway. In the heyday of Seinfeld, there was an episode that featured George Costanza making a trip to his boyhood Queens neighborhood, only to find the original Frogger game in his local pizzeria still there – with his initials still showing the top score. Comedy ensued as George tried in vain to buy the machine to keep the memory alive. But the secret truth behind that episode is that one of the show's writers had set a record on a Frogger

game in Queens. Where this gets more convoluted is when Pat Laffaye of Conn., stepped in. The Frogger world record holder decided to make it his mission to beat Costanza’s fictional 860,630 points. After numerous attemps and a five-hour marathon game, Laffaye did it, topping out at 896,980. Jason Alexander, who played Costanza, did not seem impressed, when he told the AP: “Mazel Tov, you beat a fictional character with a fictional score.” “Give your parents back whatever they paid for your college.”

Sounds like somebody might have some grievances to air at next year’s Festivus.

Edited by: Michael Schenkler. Contributors: Sasha Austrie, Lori Gross, Kaitlin Kilmetis, Marcia Moxom Comrie, Mike Nussbaum, Joe Orovic, Brian Rafferty, Domenick Rafter. Reach us by email at Conf@QueensTribune.com


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