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SERVING SUNNYSIDE-WOODSIDE AND LONG ISLAND CITY VOL. 76, NO. 48

WOODSIDE, L.I.C., N.Y. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010

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Sunnyside Chamber Welcomes The Holiday Season at Sabba Park by Luke Adams

Santa was happy to be with his good friends Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Chamber President Ira Greenberg. 108 PCT National Night Out- Front Line Close-Up

The Drum Corps Marches Through Summer and Fall! By Peter Ross

Sunnyside’s “Ambassadors of Goodwill” have not been resting these last few months as they have been sighted at a number of local events in Queens County recently. Since their anniversary awards luncheon in late June it was back to business in August starting with the Law Enforcement National Night Out Against Crime event held again at John Andrews Playground in Long Island City behind the hosting 108th Precinct. The Corps members had the honor of playing in front of a dais of Police and political notables namely Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Commissioner Raymond Kelly, and Queens District Attorney Richard Brown who were among a slew of other local leaders who helped make the event a very well attended one. On the heels of this event was an opening performance by “The Band” for the 10 th Annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Concert spearheaded by local Jazz enthusiast Paul Maringelli. The event, which has grown over the years both in sponsorship and attendance”,

took over 46 th Street and the famous “Sunnyside Arch” where the boys and girls got to show their musical abilities before handing the stage over to the professional artists who continued to dazzle all who attended. Mid –August saw the members heading North once again to celebrate a successful completion of their program year with a trip to Rye Playland where unlimited rides, shows (which for once they were not performing in), and goodies were the call of the day. September saw the return of the school year and a couple more performances by the Corps. On the 18th the boys and girls played at their home base at All Saint’s Episcopal Church for the parish’s Spanish Community Saints parade. The weekend following the kids flew off (actually they took a bus) to LaGuardia Airport for the LaGuardia Kiwanis Club’s annual Kid’s Day event, which drew youth from all over the borough. (continued on page 3)

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This past Tuesday, the Sunnyside welcomed the many dignitaries and memChamber welcomed the holiday season bers of the community. The pride of the with the annual lighting of the Christmas community, Sunnyside Drum Corp., tree in Sabba Park, which helps to wel- opened with music that Santa and our neighcome people into Sunnyside. This has been bors always look forward too. LaGuardia a Sunnyside Chamber tradition for more Community College did our caroling and years that I can remember, with Santa Council Jimmy Van Bramer officially lit Clause making a special early trip to our the tree. Afterwards, those who celebrated community to help welcome the season. at the tree, were invited back to Dazies Sunnyside Chamber President Ira restaurant for additional holiday cheer. This Greenberg played host for the event and was a Sunnyside evening at its very best! (See page 4, 5 and 8 for continued photo coverage by Luke Adams)

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‘Keeping Kids Safe Act of 2010’ Requires Labeling on Monitors Warning Families of Privacy, Security Threats

Congressman Joseph Crowley (DQueens, the Bronx) introduced legislation to address dangers posed by many video and audio baby monitors. Crowley’s legislation (H.R. 6463) would direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to require clear and prominent labeling on the packaging of wireless baby monitors to warn par-

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ents that the signals being used to transmit video and/or audio of their child may be easily intercepted by potential intruders. “Parents purchase baby monitors to protect and secure their children – not to open their homes to the eyes of anyone who seeks to look inside,” said Congressman Crowley. “The risks posed by these monitors go far beyond an invasion of privacy – they are putting the safety of our children and homes at risk. Parents deserve to know about the dangers posed by the very devices they purchase to keep their families safe.” Recent media reports have shown how easy it is for potential intruders and kidnappers to watch and listen to what goes on in a home by using an inexpensive, easily-attainable monitor tuned to the same channel (continued on page 3)


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On Tuesday, November 30th Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer participated in P.S. 199’s First Career Day in Sunnyside. Council Member Van Bramer was among fifteen other local professionals who volunteered to share their personal stories and answer questions about their careers with the children. Mrs. Westcott’s fourth grade students had a oneon-one opportunity to find out what a day in the life of a Council Member is like. The children also had an opportunity to speak with other professionals, which included a Marine Biologist, a Firefighter and local business owners. This was the first career day organized by P.S. 199 and its tremendous success this year has made it likely to become an annual event for the school. (continued from front page)

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also identify whether the parents or children are home at all, helping create conditions for burglary – a serious concern for the upcoming holiday season when many families travel. Even worse, a potential kidnapper or abuser could easily identify the location of a child within the home and the easiest point of entry to abduct or cause harm to the child. The ‘Keeping Kids Safe Act’ would require warning labels for monitors that transmit both video

and audio as well as monitors that only transmit audio, alerting parents to the possibility that interception of the transmission is possible. “It comes down to making sure parents are aware of the potential dangers that come with these monitors,” said Crowley. “A clear warning on the monitors will help arm parents with the information they need to make the best decision for their family.”

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The Drum Corps Marches Through Summer and Fall!

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108 Pct. National Night Out. In between visits with airport and emergency personnel and their equipment, our “Ambassadors” entertained all comers to the event with three musical sets throughout the day. Two weeks later on October 9th the young musicians were back at All Saint’s Church for the annual Pumpkin Festival where they gave a rousing midday performance to those shopping and eating at the event. This month has brought the holiday season into full swing. On the 7th it was the honor of the Drum Corps to again lead-off the 2nd Annual Middle Village Veterans Day Parade along Metropolitan Avenue in the heart of Middle Village. Decked out in their parade tunics the youth proudly marched and played patriotic tunes for the on-lookers in honor or our country’s Veterans and the sacrifices they make for us all. The Corps once again thanks the parade’s sponsors and organizers for allowing them to be part of this event. Even a broken leg could not keep one of the Corps members from marching (or shall we say rolling- via wheelchair) and playing his drum (good job Angel!). November 16th saw the Corps play for the Sunnyside Shines BID! Holiday Street Lighting Event (held across from L/Cpl. Thomas P. Noonan Playground), where the kids performance was like the change of the weather, extra crisp, for the turnout of locals who cheered on the flipping of the switch. Next up, and at press time for this very issue, the youth are enjoying a Corps member Dance

Party, blowing off a little steam from their recent performance successes and round of school exams. Rounding out the calendar year for the Corps will be a performance at the original “flipping of the switch” event here in Sunnyside, the annual Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Christmas Tree Lighting to be held at Sabba Park off 49th Street and Queens Boulevard on Tuesday, November 30th at 6:30 P.M.. Everyone is encouraged to come out and join the music! When will your child join in on the fun and become part of the Sunnyside Drum Corps? The Corps welcomes its newest members- Malachi, Brando, Tasmiah, Randy, Bladimir, Peggy, ChrisJohn, Marley, Isabel, Crystal, Stevan and Emily. Registration is open to all children, ages 7 through 17, from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M., Tuesday nights at their meeting place in the lower level of All Saint’s Church at 43-12 46th Street, Sunnyside, N.Y. No experience is needed and there are no membership fees, lesson payments, or weekly dues. The Drum Corps is currently accepting members for all sections including glockenspiel (bells), drums, and flag and banner carriers. Those who play woodwind and brass instruments and have their own instrument are also encouraged to come down. The Sunnyside Drum Corps Inc. is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit, all volunteer, tax-exempt organization, dedicated to serving the youth of our community. For more information call (718) 7864141 or just stop by!

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DREAMS COME TRUE AT CHILDRENS CLOTHING STORE

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Sunnyside Chamber Welcomes The Holiday Season at Sabba Park Photos by Luke Adams

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people,’” Callan chuckled. Now with her own children’s clothing store, Petunia’s, she’s doing just that and the moms and dads of Sunnyside are reaping all the benefits. With Petunia’s, the Woodside resident for nearly 13-years wasn’t interested in cookie cutter styles you could easily buy at your local chain store. She was looking for something unique. Callan offers one of a kind designs courtesy of local and indie designers along with a consignment section that offers interesting looks for less. This new boutique on Skillman Avenue

LaGuardia Community College provided us with Christmas Carolers.

Chamber Pres. Ira Greenberg, Master of Ceremonies for the evening with VP Gavin.

Father Joseph Jerome pastor of All Saints Church said a prayer for our service people all over the world and to close our holiday ceremony.

Father Brian Dowd Pastor of Queen of Angels Church prayed for the community and a season of joy and peace.

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Unlike most of us, whose childhood dreams of being ballerinas and cowboys fell to the wayside, Jill Callan’s dreams of one day becoming a fashion designer became a reality. From Flapdoodles to Buster Brown, Callan’s 17-year résumé reads like a who’s who in the world of children’s wear, but when the 38-year-old was laid-off last April she had to rethink things. “My co-workers and I used to joke all the time, ‘We should really open a store where we could all put our own designs… then we won’t have to take direction from other

seems to have something for everyone, all in one convenient Queens location. After having her own child, Olivia, almost 15 months ago Callan realized parents were going all the way to Manhattan to buy their children’s clothes. With the number of young families in the area on the rise she realized there was a serious hole in the marketplace. While the state of the economy would have left others weary, Callan just did her homework. “Personally it was scary, but I just felt really strongly that there’s a need in the community for this,” she says. “And the community has been proving me right.” Open only two months, Callan is already gaining a loyal clientele. She’s even sold out of items like the classic ballerina tutu, which she’s reordering in red just in time for Christmas. “Anything princessy seems to sell,” she says. Right now, Callan’s focus is on newborns and kids up to size 6x and 7, but her real goal is to make Petunia’s a place where parents and grandparents can go for whatever they need. That could mean anything from the perfect party dress to information on local daycare centers. Of course with each little bit of success Callan earns, she can’t help but think back to her little fiveyear-old self. “I remember sitting with my grandmother making paper dolls. She would draw out the clothes and I just thought it was so amazing,” Callan says. “I just wanted to do that ever since.”

Reminding us all of our dear friends Joe and Buster Sabba, the third generation of publishers of the Woodside Herald, Sherilyn Sabba and her talented husband Rob, helped keep our traditions alive.

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File No.: 2003-3942/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Albert Cristofano, Attorney General of the State of New York, The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of LORENZO CARULLO, deceased, or their estates, if any there be, whose names, places of residence and post office addresses are unknown to the petitioner and cannot with due diligence be ascertained. Being the persons interested as creditors, legatees, distributees or otherwise in the Estate of LORENZO CARULLO, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 40-26 76th Street, Elmhurst, in the County of Queens, State of New York. SEND GREETING: Upon the petition of LOIS M. ROSENBLATT, Public Administrator of Queens County, who maintains her office at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York 11435, as Administrator of the Estate of LORENZO CARULLO, deceased, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause before the Surrogate at the Surrogate’s Court of the County of Queens, to be held at the Queens General Courthouse, 6th Floor, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 13th day of JANUARY, 2011 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of Proceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, as Administrator of the Estate of said deceased, a copy of which is attached, should not be judicially settled, and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow a reasonable amount of compensation to GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., for legal services rendered to petitioner herein in the amount of $704.02 and that the Court fix the fair and reasonable additional fee for any services to be rendered by GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., hereafter in connection with proceedings on kinship, claims etc., prior to entry of a final Decree on this accounting in the amount of 6% of assets or income collected after the date of the within accounting; and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow an amount equal to one percent on said Schedules of the total assets on Schedules A, A1, and A2 plus any additional monies received subsequent to the date of this account, as the fair and reasonable amount payable to the Office of the Public Administrator for the expenses of said office pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1106(4); and why each of you claiming to be a distributee of the decedent should not establish proof of your kinship; and why the balance of said funds should not be paid to said alleged distributees upon proof of kinship, or deposited with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York should said alleged distributees default herein, or fail to establish proof of kinship, Dated, Attested and Sealed 5th day of November, 2010 HON. ROBERT L. NAHMAN Surrogate, Queens County MARGARET M. GRIBBON

Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 459-9000, 95-25 Queens Boulevard, 11th Floor, Rego Park, New York 11374 This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested unless you file formal legal, verified objections. You have a right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you. Accounting Citation 11/12/ 10, 11/19/10, 11/26/10, 12/3/10 SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF OBJECT OF ACTION STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF QUEENS ACTION TO FORECLOSE A MORTGAGE INDEX NO.: 15093/10 WACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. MOHAMED W. SALIM, ET., AL. Defendant(s). MORTGAGED PREMISES: 12044 142ND PLACE JAMAICA, NY 11436 SBL #: BLOCK 12035 LOT 44 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 27th day of October, 2010, TO: MOHAMED W. SALIM, Defendant(s) In this Action. The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an order of HON. CHARLES J. MARKEY of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated the 19th day of October, 2010 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 MOHAMED W. SALIM dated the 3rd day of August, 2007, to secure the sum of $290,000.00 and recorded at Instrument No. 2007000513596 in the Office of the City Register of the City of New York, on the 10th day of October, 2007; which mortgage was duly assigned by assignment dated the 9th day of June, 2010 and sent to be recorded in the Office of the City Register of the City of New York. The property in question is described as follows: 120-44 142ND PLACE, JAMAICA, NY 11436 SEE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION Block 12035 and Lot 44 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Queens, County of Queens, City and State of New

York, shown and designated as and by Lot No. 31 in Block 8 on a certain Map entitled “Map of South Ozone Park Second Addition, 902, Lots, Surveyed February, 1908 by Peter Elbert Norstrand and George B. Boomer, C.E. and C.S.” and filed April 9, 1908 as Map No. 841, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the Westerly side of 142nd Place, a distant 104.35 feet Northerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Westerly side of 142nd Place and the Northerly side of 123rd Avenue; RUNNING THENCE Westerly at right angles to 142nd Place, 100 feet; THENCE Northerly parallel with 142nd Place, 20 feet; THENCE Easterly again at right angles to 142nd Place, 100 feet to the Westerly side of 142nd Place; THENCE Southerly along the Westerly side of 142nd Place, 20 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. Premises known as 120-44 142nd Place, 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 1-877-BANK-NYS (1-877-2265697) 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: October 27, 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. 11/12/10, 11/19/10, 11/26/10, 12/3/10 File No.: 2009-75/E CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Carol Simons, Leonard Simons, Olga Fromen, Deana Kovacs, Ronald Kovacs, Linda Cassiday, Luz Caraballo, M&M, Recovery Services, LLC For Elmhurst Hospital, Woodcrest rehabilitation Center, GC Services Limited Partnership, Collecting Agency Division For Sallie Mae, Inc., Attorney General of the State of New York The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of PETER WERBOWSKY, deceased, or their estates, if any there be, whose names, places of residence and post office addresses are unknown to the petitioner and cannot with due diligence be ascertained. Being the persons interested as creditors, legatees, distributees or otherwise in the Estate of PETER WERBOWSKY, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 35-51 85th Street, Jackson Heights, in the County of Queens, State of New York. SEND GREETING: Upon the petition of LOIS M. ROSENBLATT, Public Administrator of Queens County, who maintains her office at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York 11435, as Administrator C.T.A of the Estate of PETER WERBOWSKY, deceased, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause before the Surrogate at the Surrogate’s Court of the County of Queens, to be held at the Queens General Courthouse, 6th Floor, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 16 day of December, 2010 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of Proceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, as Administrator of the Estate of said deceased, a copy of which is attached, should not be judicially settled, and why the

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Surrogate should not fix and allow a reasonable amount of compensation to GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., for legal services rendered to petitioner herein in the amount of $1,863.94 and that the Court fix the fair and reasonable additional fee for any services to be rendered by GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., hereafter in connection with proceedings on kinship, claims etc., prior to entry of a final Decree on this accounting in the amount of 6% of assets or income collected after the date of the within accounting; and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow an amount equal to one percent on said Schedules of the total assets on Schedules A, A1, and A2 plus any additional monies received subsequent to the date of this account, as the fair and reasonable amount payable to the Office of the Public Administrator for the expenses of said office pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1106(4); and why the claims from M&M Recovery Services, LLC in the amount of $400.00 and Woodcrest Rehabilitation Center in the amount of $10,206.00 and GC Services Limited Partnership in the amount of $49,426.55 should not be paid pro-rata; and why the Last Will & Testament dated April 4, 2005 should not be admitted to probate. Dated, Attested and Sealed 27 day of October, 2010 HON. ROBERT L. NAHMAN Surrogate, Queens County MARGARET M. GRIBBON Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 459-9000 95-25 Queens Boulevard 11th Floor Rego Park, New York 11374 This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested unless you file formal legal, verified objections. You have a right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you. Accounting Citation 11/12/ 10, 11/19/10, 11/26/10, 12/3/10 PROBATE CITATION File No: 2010-2786 SURROGATE’S COURT - QUEENS COUNTYC I T A T I O N The People of the State of New York By the Grace of God Free and Independent To: Little Flower Children & Family Services of NY f/k/a Little Flower Children Services of NY, Inc. Attorney General of the State of New York the unknown heirs at law, next of kin, and distributees of Maria A. Lao, deceased, if living, and if any of them be dead to their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, legatees, executors, administrators, assignees and successors in interest whose names, are unknown and cannot be ascertained after due diligence; *That all the above named persons to be cited have a Prior/Equal Right to Letters of Administration, C.T.A. A petition having been duly filed by Lois M. Rosenblatt, Public Administrator of Queens County, with offices at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York 11435. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County, at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, 6th Floor, in Jamaica, New York, on the 20th day of


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REAL ESTATE FACTS

by RITA LOWRY

WELCOME HOME REAL ESTATE A BETTER ALTERNATIVE Due to recent government incentives, short sales are becoming the darling of the distressedproperty marketplace. A short sale keeps owners out of foreclosure, because the lenders allow the homeowners to sell their house

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for less than they owe. Banks have really sped up the process, hiring large numbers to serve the short sale specialty. In early 2010, one of the very largest banks had more than doubled the number of short sales it approved, sometimes as quickly as 24 days. Compare that to last year, when short sales stalled indefinitely or took more than six months to complete. The biggest roadblock to approval was often a second mortgage held by the seller. Since the primary lender must be paid first, the second lien holder could be left with nothing, and they

would basically kill the sale. But now the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) program provides money to primary lenders who share the proceeds with the second lien holders. HAFA also provides up to $6,000 to those secondary lenders if they release their claim. Short sales keep borrowers out of foreclosure and reduce the impact on their credit. While foreclosure can shave 200 points off your score, the penalty for a short sale is only half of that. Hopefully, a boom in short sales will also bring us closer to ending the ongoing foreclosure crisis.

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Free Informational Session on Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor Training Program

Letters To The Editor

The following letters are the opinions of its author and not necessarily those of the Woodside Herald.

Response to November 12th Edition Dear Editor, Sad to see an appeal to religious bigotry poorly disguised as a patriotic appeal in an ad taken out in your paper by a local podiatrist in our own neighborhood of Sunnyside. Dr. David Goldhaber of “Sole Solutions” is joining a far right wing campaign that seeks to eliminate a Muslim religious holiday from American Express issued calendars. The point is to try to treat Muslim Americans as not really Americans, just as bigots in the past did with Jewish and Catholic Americans. The ad is useful at least for those Muslim Americans and other Queens residents who are opposed to bigotry. They now know that if they have need of a podiatrist not to make an appointment with Dr. Goldhaber’s office. Not giving your business to bigots is the really patriotic thing to do.

LaGuardia Community College is hosting an open house on December 11 for those interested in becoming credentialed alcohol and substance abuse counselors. The event, which begins at 11 a.m., will be held on the college campus at 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City. The one-year program, which is offered in partnership with Community Partnership Referrals and Resources, fulfills the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services addiction counselor certificate requirement for 350 hours of specific topics. For further course information, call (718) 482-5125

Tom Abernethy Sunnyside

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Public Legal Notices SSabba@WoodsideHerald.com

Phone: (718) 729-3772 • LEGAL NOTICE January, 2011 at 9:30 A.M., why a decree should not be made in the estate of Maria A. Lao, lately domiciled at 84-15 Lander Street, PH, Briarwood, New York admitting to probate a paper dated May 4, 1999, a copy of which is attached, as the Will of Maria A. Lao, deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that: [X] Letters of Administration C.T.A. issue to Lois M. Rosenblatt, Public Administrator of Queens County, pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1402. Dated, Attested and Sealed, Nov. 09, 2010 (L.S.) HON. ROBERT L. NAHMAN

LEGAL NOTICE • Surrogate, Queens County Margaret M. Gribbon Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. Attorney for Petitioner 95-25 Queens Boulevard, 11th Floor Rego Park, New York 11374 (718) 459-9000 This Citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested unless you file formal legal, verified objections. You have a right to have an attorneyat-law appear for you. 11/19/10, 11/26/10, 12/3/10, 12/10/10

Sunnyside Library’s Top 10 Requested Books of 2010 By Abigail Goldberg, Senior Librarian *Fiction for women dominated at the Sunnyside Library in 2010. *Four of the titles were promoted by Oprah. *Four of the titles (Precious, Eat Pray Love, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Diary of A Wimpy Kid) were major motion pictures and another two (The Help, Catching Fire) are currently in production. *Five (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Catching Fire, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Red Pyramid) were series titles. *The only two nonfiction titles were memoirs by women (Eat Pray Love & Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang). *Sunnyside’s youngest customers ordered series titles driven by popular authors (Collins, Kinney, Riordan) year round. *The most surprising hit was Precious (renamed from the novel Push (1996)) because its popularity soared exponentially after an Oprah episode. (Oprah produced the movie.) *Bestsellers by politicians and political pundits (Palin, O’Reilly, Savage) and economic/ business theorists (Gladwell, Godin) rounded out the top 20.

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FOR SALE

Post Tree Lighting Dinner At Dazies Restaurant

Woodside/Berkeley Towers 1 BR, 1BA New KIT w/ss appl, L-shaped liv/din. $205K 908-672-4094

Chamber Members, Board members, Don McCallian (Pres. United Forties/ Liason for Catherine Nolan) and Deirdre Feerick (City Council Attorney) enjoying the evening events.

Shirts, Jackets, Caps, Jerseys, Childrens Selection, Jewelry & Collectibles!

IF YOU LOVE YOUR BOOKS, SET THEM FREE! THE NUTCRACKER Saturday, December 18th @ 3pm LGA Mainstage Theatre, 31-10 Thomson Ave, LIC SANTA will be there after the performance! For more information call (718) 482-5151

ST RAPHAEL’S CHRISTMAS FAIR Sunday, December 12th 9a-4p 35-20 Greenpoint Ave, LIC For Information call (718)729-8957 ○

THE GREATER ASTORIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOLIDAY PARTY Monday, December 6th at 7:00 pm Releasing the new book ‘Then & Now, Long Island City’ Free & Open to the public 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, Queens ○

QUEENS THEATRE IN THE PARK PRESENTS FLIPZOIDS Saturday, December 18th @ 8pm Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, Tickets are free and reservations are available by phone at 718-760-0064

QUEENS THEATRE IN THE PARK The Nutcracker Tuesday, December 28th Wednesday, December 29th Thursday, December 30th Showing each day @ 1pm & 4pm Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY. Reservations are available at www.queenstheatre.org or by phone at 718-760-0064.

The Sunnyside Reformed Church

Books are happiest when they’re being read. Donate your used books to the Great NaNoWrimo Book Drive. They’ll go on to adoring new owners, and the proceeds from the sale will fund free, nonprofit creative writing programs for kids and adults. Book Drive Details Sunnyside collection from Now until Thursday December 9th Bring your books to any of the following: Welcome Home Real Estate Office, Skillman Avenue Pizza. OR 44-15 Skillman Ave (Put in the mail slot)

Tidings of Comfort and Toys The children in Sunnyside Community Services’ after-school program at PS 199, in coordination with New York Cares and Toys for Tots, are collecting coats and toys to make sure everyone has a warm and happy holiday season. If you would like to help, you can drop off new, unwrapped toys until December 10th and new or gently-used coats by December 16th at PS 199, 39-20 48th Avenue in Sunnyside. For more information, call June Urueta or Berenice Agrelo at (718) 786-6958.

48-03 Skillman Ave, Sunnyside, NY

Presents:

The Second Annual Christmas Free Community Pasta Dinner! And In Concert

The Carol Sudhalter Astoria Jazz Band Saturday, December 11th Dinner Starts at 6PM, Show Starts around 7PM For Info call (718)426-5997 or Send email to sunnychurch@verizon.net

The food is free and the music is by donation.

NORTHERN WOODSIDE COALITION TO HOLD HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING AND CONCERT FOR WORLD PEACE On Sunday, December 5th at 2pm, at the Sgt. Collins Triangle (Broadway & 58th St, Woodside) the NWC will hold its annual tree lighting ceremony. Woodside’s elected officials and various religious leaders from all denominations have been invited as well. The public is welcome and will be entertained by the Goliard carolers. The NWC and Goliard Concerts will present a Concert for World Peace on Sunday, December 19th at 1pm in the auditorium of Christ Lutheran Church, 33-57 58th St (Broadway), Woodside. Many ethnic music groups will be performing. The concert is free for all and hot beverages and sweets will be served. For further information, please contact the NWC at 718-205-1030.

The Sunnyside Woodside Lions Club Annual Holiday Gathering Hot Food, Wine, but MOST of all… good company! Wed., Dec. 29th – 7pm Queen of Angels Hall, 44 St & Skillman Ave RSVP to Norberto 347-239-5476 or Luke 718-784-8437 Cost $25.00 per person, $30.00 at the Door

Ever wonder, -What happened on Chanukah? -What do the Menorah and its lights symbolize? -What is behind the Chanukah custom of fried food and the dreidel?

JOIN US IN EXPLORING THESE & OTHER CHANUKAH QUESTIONS For more information e-mail Howard Brickman, hlbrick@aol.com December 4th at 8pm Saturday Night The Young Israel of Sunnyside 43-01A 46th street (entrance on 43rd Ave) To Advertise E-mail SSabba@WoodsideHerald.com or call 718-729-3772

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