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VAN BRAMER GETS ANSWERS AND RESULTS On Monday, January 10th , Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer attended the first series of New York City Council Hearings on the 2010 Blizzard Response. Sitting face to face with top Bloomberg Administrators, Van Bramer had his chance to get direct answers from those in charge of the 2010 Blizzard Blunder. Limited to just three minutes per Council Member, Van Bramer made the most out of his question and answer session with the Administrators, taking on Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Commissioner Joseph Bruno and Deputy Mayor for Operations Stephen Goldsmith about the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and if they were engaged and included on the conference calls regarding blizzard response efforts. The Council Member was shocked to hear

from OEM Commissioner Bruno that while typically NYCHA is included, but for the Blizzard of 2010 they were not looped in, an overlook that may have cost a woman in Ravenswood Houses her life. “Thousands of NYCHA families and seniors were left in the cold during the Blizzard of 2010 and that is simply unacceptable” said Van Bramer, an unacceptable response that he addressed in the hearing and according to Deputy Mayor Goldsmith – an oversight that would be fixed immediately. In addition to highlighting the lack of NYCHA engagement in the storm, he asked both Deputy Mayor Goldsmith and OEM Commissioner Bruno, about the chain of command the weekend of the blizzard and asked what internal communication efforts were made.

Local VFW Gives Back

George Custance, PPC Quartermaster Post 2813 and Bill Kennedy, Post 2813 Chaplain presented a gift basket to Arleen Lindsay and Eva Vazquez , staff members at the Thomas Noonan VA Clinic on Queens Blvd. and 41st St. for their good work on behalf of the Veterans.

GILLIBRAND TRAVELS TO MEMORIAL SERVICE IN TUCSON U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand just boarded Air Force One with President Barack Obama to travel to Tucson, Arizona, and attend the memorial service held this past Wednesday evening, for the victims of last weekend’s shooting. Senator Gillibrand, along with other Congressional members, will first travel to the University of Arizona Medical Center to visit with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ husband, staff, and other

victims and their loved ones. Senator Gillibrand released the following statement: “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said that only in moments of darkness, can we see the stars. I hope in this time of sadness and loss, we can find new strength to come together as a nation and foster greater respect for one another. “We may never make any sense of this heinous crime, but I remember how Gabby

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so often urged people to stand up to the violent language that divides us, and focus on solutions. That is exactly what we need to do right now. “I want to thank President Obama for his compassionate leadership at this time of great national tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims of this horrible tragedy, their loved ones, and with all Americans as we struggle to move forward together.”

After Van Bramer got the Deputy Mayor to admit that he never asked his Commissioners about a state of emergency, he followed up with the following: “Why would you as the Deputy Mayor of Operations in charge of this entire response not think to ask the Commissioner of Sanitation and Transportation if they were declaring a state of emergency so that you could understand at least their reasoning for deciding or not deciding?” The Deputy Mayor’s response was that it was a “very good question” and that he will change how he communicates with his Commissioners during the next crisis. Queens Residents will have an opportunity to provide their public testimony on the city’s management of the blizzard on Friday, January 21st starting at noon in Queens Borough Hall.

Markey Takes Oath for a New Term

In a brief ceremony just before the start of Governor Cuomo’s State of the State message on January 7th, Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-30th District, Maspeth) officially took the oath of office on the floor of the Assembly to begin a new term. Markey was overwhelmingly reelected in November to her seventh term in the State Legislature. She said, “My colleagues and I look forward to working with Governor Cuomo to meet the tremendous challenges of the coming year. Not only do we need to close a huge budget deficit, but we must minimize the adverse impact of that work on children, seniors and the needy. Another high priority is to do all we can to support continuing economic recovery in New York State and aid of small businesses.”

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“WHY ARE YOU TAKING AWAY SENIORS’ MONEY?” Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), a chief deputy whip in the Democratic leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives, demanded that Republicans explain why their reverse and repeal health reform plan does not protect the $250 rebate seniors received in 2010 to cover the cost of prescription drugs.“What could be more wrongheaded during an economic downturn than taking away money from seniors? Yet, that’s act number one in the Republi-

can takeover of Congress,” said Congressman Crowley. “All Americans are struggling to pay their bills and meet their financial obligations, but few more than seniors. Republicans are responding to this by requiring seniors to reach into their pockets and give back the money they received to help cover the cost of their prescription medications. What’s next – charging seniors interest for the rebate?” Under the Affordable Care Act, seniors who were caught in the prescrip-

tion drug coverage gap, or “donut hole” received a $250 rebate in 2010. Last year, an estimated four million seniors received this rebate check. Seniors are also scheduled to receive additional discounts on prescription drugs so by 2020 any gap in coverage will be fully closed. The Republicans’ repeal legislation would cancel these rebates as if they never existed, forcing millions of seniors to repay the federal government for the money they have already received.

Gillibrand Demands Haitian Assistance Urges President to extend temporary ‘protected status’ for Haitians through 2012, fast-track process for 35,000 Haitians to join their families in U.S. “We Must Remain Steadfast in Our Mission to See Haiti Overcome, Recover, And Succeed.” On the one-year mark of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), a member of the Senator Foreign Relations Committee, is urging

President Obama to extend Temporary Protected Status for Haitians living in America and bring tens of thousands of Haitians with approved visas to the U.S. Senator Gillibrand said, “Now that the television cameras have left, we can’t let our compassion fade. The tragic loss of life and hardship from this disaster has anguished the people of Haiti and their families here at home. As we mark the oneyear anniversary of this horrible tragedy, we must not let up on our pledge to help rebuild Haiti. We also must continue to protect Hai-

tian nationals residing in our borders and help unite tens of thousands of Haitians with families in the United States. The survivors of the tragedy remind us of the strength, resilience, and hope that emerged from the rubble. We stand in unity with the Haitian people and remain steadfast in our mission to see Haiti overcome, recover, and succeed.” More than 300,000 people have died from the earthquake and over one million displaced Haitians are still living in crowded camps. Many others are still without basic services.

Maloney Statement on December Employment Numbers Rep. Carolyn Maloney (DNY) issued the following statement on the release of the employment data for December 2010: “In the 111th Congress, I served as the Chair of the Joint Economic Committee and closely followed the monthly employment numbers. So I am particularly pleased that we ended 2010 on a positive note with a gain of 113,000 private sector jobs—which makes for 12 straight months of private sector job gains. During 2010, more than 1.3 million

private sector positions were added, the most since 2006. In the last three months of 2010, the economy added almost 400,000 jobs. “We are starting 2011 on a solid note. The tax package passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in December will help to spur additional growth and job creation in 2011. That package included some of the best, most effective policies for jumpstarting job growth, including a full year of unemployment insurance benefits

and a 2 percent payroll tax cut for working families. The extension of the middle-tax cuts will also help boost the economy. “To be sure, we still have our work cut out for us. Too many Americans haven’t felt the recovery. But we are making progress. Last December, we lost 83,000 private sector jobs. This December, we added 113,000 private sector positions. We’re in better shape now, and the recovery is gaining strength.”

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During a tour of P.S. 12 James B Colgate Elementary School in Woodside, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer met with Principal Patricia Perry and elementary school students and teachers participating in Symphony Space’s Curriculum Arts Project Program (CAP). CAP gives thousands of student’s insight into the social studies curriculum through interaction with the arts and artists in the classroom, at museums, and at Peter Norton Symphony Space. Here the Council Member joins a 4th grade American History class learning about the hammer dulcimer and the role of music in early American society from Artist Linda Russell.

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As Constitution is read aloud, Maloney, Menendez, Nadler, Moore cite need for Equal Rights Amendment Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Rep. Gwen Moore, along with representatives from national women’s organizations, joined outside the Capitol as the U.S. Constitution was being read on the House floor— to highlight the absence of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and restate the need for its passage. Maloney, the prime House sponsor of the ERA in the last eight Congresses, said yesterday, “As the Constitution is read inside the Capitol, America is hearing what is included in the Constitution. But we are here outside the Capitol to point out what is excluded: explicit equal rights for women under the Constitution. So, thanks to this new Majority— and to Justice Scalia— for making clear what we, here, already know: that women need equality written into the Constitution—an equality that cannot be easily repealed.” Menendez, the Senate sponsor of the ERA in the last Congress, said, “Three out of four Americans assume that the Equal Rights Amendment is already part of the Constitution, and many others probably believe that social progress has eclipsed the need for it. But Justice Scalia’s recent comments have made it crystal clear that until equal protection for women is explicitly spelled out in the Constitution, the courts might not guarantee it. In 2011, I can do my banking on my cell phone, I can have all of my music and photos in the palm of my hand, I can even video chat with friends and families thousands of miles away — but I still can’t guarantee to my daughter that our legal system will protect her against discrimination. It’s time to fix this.” “It is mystifying to me that we are still fighting to ensure that equal rights for women is codified in our nation’s constitution,” said Rep. Nadler. “This amendment is common sense, nonpartisan, and long overdue. I proudly join Congresswoman Maloney, Senator Menendez, and Congresswoman Moore, along with the many committed women’s advocates across the country, in supporting this pivotal legislation.” Moore, co-chair of the Congressional Women’s Caucus, said, “It’s a wake-up call when a sitting Supreme Court Justice says there is no Constitutional protection for women against discrimination. Apparently women’s rights are at the whim of the Court and will remain that way without the Equal Rights Amendment.”

BLOOMBERG ADMINISTRATION RELEASES 15-POINT ACTION PLAN AFTER REVIEW OF CITY’S RESPONSE TO THE DECEMBER BLIZZARD Preliminary Review by the Mayor’s Office of Operations and the Office of Citywide Emergency Communications Details Problems in Six Areas The Bloomberg Administration today released a 15-Point Action Plan following its preliminary review of the City’s response to last month’s blizzard. The plan was released at the City Council’s Joint Oversight Hearing on the City’s response to the blizzard that began on December 26th. The preliminary results of the review conducted by the Mayor’s Office of Operations and the Office of Citywide Emergency Communications found problems in six areas: (1) the decision not to declare a snow emergency; (2) insufficient accountability tools that led to a lack of real-time information on street conditions; (3) insufficient and delayed deployment of City assets that could have assisted with snow removal operations; (4) failure to procure and preposition private resources; (5) insufficient communication within City government and to the public; and (6) problems with emergency communications and response. The 15-point Action Plan to address these problems will: • Improve the process for declaring emergencies; • Provide a broader range of options that could be part of an emergency declaration and make them clear and understandable to New Yorkers; • Equip every Department of Sanitation truck with a GPS device enabled with two-way communication; • Improve accountability tools and plowing definitions used by Sanitation for street conditions; • Use live monitors (SCOUT) to stream video of trouble spots; • Enhance immediate availability of critical equipment; • Enhance ability to deploy City employees from other departments; • Enhance the Emergency Operations Center as the center of resource coordination; • Improve tow truck deployment; • Secure and expeditiously deploy private contractors for assistance; • Improve the process of hiring additional laborers; • Improve two-way communications through real time portal; • Provide better methods for citizens to request help; • Reform dispatch protocols in extreme and high volume events; • Accelerate PSAC integration and implementation.

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As I was walking down the street one day, I came across this striking mural depicting our great neighborhood, each letter symbolizing a little piece of Queens. It’s located on 40th Street and 47th Avenue. If you are around that area, it’s worth a look. Cheers to the Artist!

Neighborhood Improvement Grants The Deadline is Approaching New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods Awards Deadline is January 31st Citizens Committee for New York City Op City, from Far Rockaway to Washington will award almost 200 Neighborhood Im- Heights and every where in between should provement Grants of up to $3,000 to neigh- roll up their sleeves for a block by block borhood groups in all five boroughs who spring cleanup come April that will introapply by January 31st, 2011. duce thousands of New Yorkers to their The grants can be used for any neighbor- neighbors in many of the city’s 411 neighhood improvement project led by local resi- borhoods,” said Peter Kostmayer, CEO of dents. Citizens Committee for New York Citizens Committee for New York City. City is especially interested in supporting “We encourage all community-based and projects that are initiated and carried out by neighborhood groups, including block and community residents; we believe that stron- civic associations, schools, BIDs, gardening ger neighborhoods are built by neighbors groups, merchant associations, and houses working together. Examples of past projects of worship to apply for a grant. Groups do include community gardens, murals, public not need to be a registered 501(c)(3) to get an health, noise control, safety and crime pre- award from Citizens Committee.” Groups may download our application vention, arts projects, and simple neighborfrom our website or complete the applicahood cleanups. As part of Citizens Commitee for New tion online at www.citizensnyc.org/grants York City’s comprehensive program, neigh- by January 31. The application is availborhood groups receiving cash grants will able in both English and Spanish. Grants also receive the project planning assistance will be awarded in early April. For more and skills-building workshops needed to information about the grants, applicants can call 212-989-0909 and speak with make their projects a success. “New Yorkers from Tottenville to Co- Arif Ullah or Saleen Shah.

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Lions Celebrate The Holidays Photos continued from last week, thanks to George Custance

Proudly Serving Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City in our 77th Year!

Ona Whitman, Bridget O’Leary and Kathleen Sweeney.

NYS Senator Michael Gianaris with Don McCallian (Liaison for Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan).

Bill Roeder, Mary Roeder (VP VFW Post 2813 Ladies Aux), Sandra Bigitschke (Pres. of Post 2813 Ladies Aux.).

Norberto Saldana (Pres. of Sunnyside/ Woodside Lions) with Sandra Bigitschke (Secretary Lions Club)

Senator Gianaris with Yvonne Rodriguez.

The Woodside Herald has always had its finger on the pulse of the community. I am thrilled to have been an advertiser for more than 15 years and support this special neighborhood fixture! –Debra S. Guthrie, MD The Woodside Herald is our special Sunnyside-Woodside neighborhood place to check out what’s going on, unlike fatter papers that are a chore to read. I never miss an issue. –Marc Crawford Leavitt, Esq.

Mark Wilensky with Norberto Saldana, showing a certificate he received along with Vincent Renda, for their good work in organizing a Woodside-Sunnyside Boys & Girls Club.

Don McCallian, Yvonne Rodriguez, Sandra Bigitschke, Sen. Michael Gianaris. Five special members of the Lions Club were presented with plaques by Sen. Gianaris- Ona Whitman, Maura Wilson, Marie Konecko, Francis Schmidt and Luke Adams (absent). All of these members have been active in the Club and community affairs for many years. Don McCallian, Liaison for Catherine Nolan, then awarded them with certificates of appreciation from the NYS Assembly by Assemblywoman Nolan (In this photo, Ms. Whitman is receiving her plaque).

It is the only way to really know what is going on in this vibrant, busy wonderful community. So many people and organizations rely on the Woodside Herald to become informed about this very active “small town in a big city”. The Sabba family has done a great job promoting and informing us for three generations and we look forward to each issue. –Joanne Billharz, Billharz Plumbing I’ve always loved the Herald because of the continuous support of local issues. I was first introduced to Joe Sabba, the paper’s founder, years ago when I wrote a letter to the editor regarding the Dept of Sanitation’s excessive ticketing of pet owners. Joe called me, asked if he could print the letter, and, poof, the problem suddenly disappeared! The Herald has had my full respect and gratitude ever since they showed me the power of the media working for the neighborhood. –Patrice Lee, April Glass

77 Years Congratulations! When I started attending Church Services in the area covered by the Woodside Herald, I got to know the paper and those who are involved with it. This weekly paper gives all the news from the area and I find that they really care about the people and places there… Thank you Woodside Herald. –Marilyn and All Saints’ Church I have lived in Sunnyside my entire life and the Woodside Herald has kept me in touch with our small town in the big city. –Joe Gurrado, Photographer

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Breaking the Cycle of QUEEN OF ANGELS CHURCH be holding its First Blood Drive in Hate: A Dialogue for Teens Will conjunction with the New York Blood Teens and pre-teens are invited to share a dialogue about bullying, discrimination and hate crimes with youth leaders from Turning Point. Tuesday, January 25th @ 4:00 pm No preregistration required * Admission is free Refreshments will be served. The Queens Library at Sunnyside 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside 718-784-3033 Turning Point is a community based, non-profit organization addressing the needs of Muslim women and children through advocacy, outreach, education and training. www.turningpoint-ny.org

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB CAN DANCE INTO YOUR LIVING ROOM Dear Community, On behalf of the entire Sunnyside/Woodside Boys & Girls Club, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation and thank you for your contribution to the 1st Annual “Dancing with the Stars of our Community” event. It was a resounding success! Over 200 people were in attendance and over $6000 was raised towards creating programs and a community center for our youth to grow and develop in. We realize that without your generosity and contribution none of this would have been possible. Not only did we raise funds, but we were able to unite the great community of Sunnyside/Woodside and create long lasting memories. We are excited to offer those of you who attended and those of you who missed it an opportunity to own your own copy of “Dancing with the Stars of our Community”! To see a trailer of the event we invite you to visit http:// www.vimeo.com/17670637. To have a copy of this memorable event, please fill out and return the bottom half of this form no later than January 31, 2011 along with a donation of $20 and your copy of “Dancing with the Stars of the Community” will be shipped to you within 3 weeks. Please make checks payable to the Sunnyside/Woodside Boys & Girls Club or visit our website to make an online donation at www.swbgc.org. Just click the DONATE button and follow the prompts to the Paypal site. Thank you again and we look forward to your continued support!

Sincerely, Vincent Renda, Chairman Sunnyside/Woodside Boys & Girls Club

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Woodside Herald Public Legal Notices For more information: Email: SSabba@WoodsideHerald.com Phone: (718) 729-3772 • LEGAL NOTICE File No.: 2006-3879/B CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Lucille Anderson, Sadiyah Anderson, Attorney General of the State of New York, The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of JOHN SIMMS, 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 JOHN SIMMS, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 190-18 118th Avenue, St. Albans, 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 Temporary Administrator of the Estate of JOHN SIMMS, 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 10th day of February, 2011 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of Proceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, as Temporary 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 $1,321.31 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

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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 16th day of December, 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 12/24/10, 12/ 31/10, 1/7/11, 1/14/11. At an IAS Part 14 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 21st day of December, 2010. *** P R E S E N T: HON. ________ *** SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK *** COUNTY OF QUEENS *** ———————— —X *** ELIAS RIZOS, Petitioner, -against- PALEROS, INC. d/b/a GRAND CAFE, Respondent, *** ——————— —X *** INDEX NO. 31459/2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE *** Upon reading and filing the annexed Affirmation of Peter Mammis, Esq., dated December 20, 2010, the Affidavit of the Petitioner, Elias Rizos, dated December 20, 2010, and upon all of the papers and proceedings heretofore had herein, LET, the Respondent or his/her/its respective attorney, show cause before Hon. Marguerite Grays of this Court at an IAS Part 4 at the Courthouse, located at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York 11435, Room 66, on January 25, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. in the fore /

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LEGAL NOTICE • 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 Business Corporation Law § § 1104-a, et seq, dissolving the Respondent, Paleros, Inc., together with such other and further relief, as this Court may deem just and proper. SUFFICIENT CAUSE APPEARING THEREFORE, it is, ORDERED, pursuant to Business Corporation Law § 1104-a(c), that the Respondent and its directors and officers are directed to make available for inspection and copying by the Petitioner and/or his counsel under reasonable working conditions no later than thirty (30) days after the filing of this petition all of the corporate financial books and records of the Respondent’s for the three (3) preceding years, including, but not limited to all tax returns, bank statements, receipts, invoices, and print outs from the Respondent’s point of sale system(s) along with cash receipts, ledgers, and journals. ORDERED, that service of this Order to Show Cause and supporting papers shall be sufficient if copies thereof are served pursuant to BCL 1106 and CPLR 2214(d) via personal service at least ten (10) days prior to the return date of this petition set forth above upon/to the Respondent and all interested parties listed in the schedule including state tax commissioner and attorney general; and it is further, ORDERED, that this Order to Show Cause be published in the Woodside Herald once a week for three weeks before the time appointed for the hearing. *** E N T E R /s Hon. Martin E. Ritholtz J. S. C. *** SCHEDULE OF INTERESTED PARTIES 1. Shareholders/Directors of Paleros, Inc.: Kyriakos Lazaridis 3 Joel Place Port Washington, New York 11050; Stamatis Chasabenis 1553 E 36th Street Brooklyn, New York 11234; Nicolas Chasabenis 1934 50th Street Brooklyn, New York 11204; John Tsolomytis 355 W 47th Street New York, New York 10036; Antonios Zannikos 30-77 41st Street Long Island City, New York 11103; Janine Passelis 3116 28th Road Astoria, New York 11102; 2. New York State Tax Commission: Department of Taxation and Finance Attn: Office of Counsel, Building 9, W.A. Harriman Campus Albany, New York 12227. 12/31/10, 1/7/11, 1/ 14/11, 1/21/11.


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REAL ESTATE FACTS by RITA LOWRY WELCOME HOME REAL ESTATE

PREVENTING INSPECITON DELAYS No matter how much you prepare, closings just seem to take longer these days, often up to ninety days or more from the date of the initial offer. A recent survey of REALTORS reveals that ten to fourteen percent of pending sales don’t get to closing, while another twenty percent experience unplanned delays before being finalized. Delays fall into three major categories: financing, title research, and inspections. Getting estimates and negotiating repairs can really hold up a transaction, but there are ways to speed up the process. One option is for sellers to procure a pre-listing inspection and make repairs before the first potential buyer sets foot in the home. However, this can be a costly expense for sellers, especially when buyers will almost certainly hire their own inspector after making an offer, and there can often be great differences between two inspection reports. A better alternative is for the listing agent to walk through the home with the sellers, noting the age and the condition of major components of the home and securing estimates for potential repairs. Sellers may not have to fix the problems, but having an idea of the cost of repairs will help them price the home fairly, as well as reduce the time necessary for buyers to negotiate the costs. This is an excellent preventative and proactive step towards a successful closing

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NOAH’S PUDDING January 14th @ 6:30pm Turkish Cultural Center Queens Ashura is a holiday celebrated annually in Turkey. It is a sign of peace, community and a bright future; celebrating diversity and keeping one’s identity and culture. 4349 45th St. 2nd Fl, Sunnyside Please RSVP to the Center 718-482-8263 ○

INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT January 16th @ 3pm Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY For Information call 718-760-0064 . ○

GREATER ASTORIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY The History Roundtable presents Sisters of Compassion Saturday - January 15th @ Noon Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor Long Island City, NY 11106 718-278-0700 | info@astorialic.org ○

TURKISH COOKING CLASS Starting January 26th through March 16th 6:30-8:30pm Turkish Cultural Center Queens 4349 45th St. 2nd Fl, Sunnyside Please RSVP to the Center 718-482-8263 ○

GOLDILOCKS & THE 3 BEARS January 29th @ 11am and 1pm Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY. For Information call 718-760-0064.

Woodside/Sunnyside CELTIC PARK 1 BR CO-OP FOR SALE BY OWNER

MADELINE AND THE BAD HAT February 13th @ 1pm and 3pm Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY. Call 718-760-0064 or online at www.queenstheatre.org for more information. ○

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2010

Immaculate, Spacious, Newly Renovated Throughout: Parquet Hardwood Floors; True Eat-in Kitchen, and New Appliances. ○

LGA Hosts a Free Informational Session on its Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor Training Program Open House on January 25th which begins at 6:30 p.m., will be held in the college C-building (C-240) at 29-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City. For more information, call (718) 482-5125. The one-year program, offered in two course modules (students can start with Part A or Part B), fulfills the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services addiction counselor certificate requirement for 350 educational hours. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to become a CASAC-trainee, allowing them to work in the field. This program is offered in partnership with Community Partnership Referrals and Resources. Students in Part B will study and apply different approaches to assessment, evaluation and case management. Focus is on relapse prevention, family systems, and vocational counseling and their role in the addiction recovery process. The session begins in February 2011. The training in Part A will focus on medical, physical and pharmacological aspects of addiction. Students will examine the role the counselor plays in multi-disciplinary treatment, which includes family and community education and prevention as well as 12-step and other mutual aid groups. This part is offered in Fall 2011.

$189,000 (201) 634-1795 Betty’s Bus to Yonkers Casino Feb 1st, $20, $15 back-Ladies Day $7 extra for gambling Meet at 57th St. & Woodside Ave. by 9am Sharp! 718-786-6885

SUNNYSIDE REFORMED CHURCH PRESENTS In Concert:

David Shenton with Erin Shields and Friends Performing a program of jazz, blues, ragtime and original compositions, including selections from his new CD Sunnyside Blues , a jazz suite.

Saturday, February 5th at 7:00 PM

Sunnyside Reformed Church 4803 Skillman Ave. (48th & Skillman) Free light refreshments will be served at intermission. Donations are accepted but not required. David Shenton is one of our most original and talented local artists. He performs frequently in the NY area and around the country. David’s music is creative, innovative and appealing. Come and join the fun! You’ll be glad you did.

Join the SUNNYSIDE DRUM CORPS

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