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SERVING SUNNYSIDE-WOODSIDE AND LONG ISLAND CITY VOL. 80, NO. 9

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Denouncing DOE Decision To Relocate Students

Creating Winter Warmth At Bedtime For Children In Need On Thursday, February 20th, Pajama Program and The Fresh Air Fund co-hosted a Reading and Pajama party for children in a schoolbreak program at Woodside on the Move. Seventeen children and 19 volunteers spent time reading together, sharing snacks, and getting to know one another. After an hour of reading, students were able to pick out a new book to take home and also received a new pair of warm pajamas. “The Fresh Air Fund serves 17 social service and community organizations in all five boroughs of NYC that are also receiving organizations for Pajama Program, so this is a very natural and productive partnership for our two organizations.” Said Genevieve Piturro, Founder and CEO of Pajama Program, “We both understand the importance of providing love, nurturing, and opportunity to children in need, in the form of new books and new pajamas from Pajama Pro-

gram, or the opportunity to participate in summer experiences through The Fresh Air Fund. We’re looking forward to more opportunities to work together.” The reading and pajama party was part of Pajama Program’s “Open Your Heart” month and the One Million Good Nights Campaign, which will of collect one

P.S. 11 building expansion to displace kindergarteners to a temporary location at P.S. 171 in Astoria, almost three miles away Elected Officials Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) along with NYS Senator Michael Gianaris, NYS Assembly Members Catherine Nolan, Margaret Markey, and NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, were joined by P.S. 11 parents at a press conference to denounce the NYC Department of Education’s (DOE) final recommendation to bus students from P.S. 11 in Woodside to P.S. 171 in Astoria, despite concerns it places a significant burden on parents and their young children. The officials were informed of DOE’s decision on Monday. Last month, the officials sent a letter to NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña urging the DOE to reassess their plan to relocate the

students while P.S. 11’s minibuilding expansion is completed. “I am truly disappointed the DOE has decided to move forward on a plan to bus kindergarteners to a school almost three miles away an extraordinary hardship for Woodside families,” said Rep. Joe Crowley. “While the expansion of P.S. 11 is a crucial investment in our children’s education, we cannot allow its construction to displace our youngest students so far from home. I call on the DOE to reconsider their decision and find a creative solution to do right by these students and their families.” “The planned expansion for P.S. 11 is a giant step in the fight against school overcrowding, but the DOE seems intent on making the worst out of a great situation by ignoring the concerns of students and parents,” said Senator Michael Gianaris. (continued on page 4)

Scouts Set Their Focus On Drug Prevention And Feeding The Needy

Troop 390 Honor Guard members (L to R- Chris P., Rennie S., Kevin F., Bladimir R., and Chris F.) prepare for the processional at the Roosevelt Institute’s Four Freedoms Award Ceremony.

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by Peter Ross

Besides their involvement in a number of District Scouting events this Fall season, service has not gone by the wayside for the members of Boy Scout Troop 390 of Sunnyside. The boys took part in several planned service events some for the first time and others as part of their annual calendar.

On October 26th the Troop hosted its first public Drug Awareness and Prevention Program as part of the annual national Red Ribbon Week events held in memory of fallen DEA Special Agent Enrique (Kiki) Camarena. Held in the auditorium of is chartering organization, Saint Teresa RC Church, (continued on page 4)

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Woodheights Democratic Club Monthly Meeting New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer was the guest speaker at the Woodheights Democratic Club’s monthly meeting. During the event, Council Member Van Bramer spoke with residents about his efforts to improve traffic safety for pedestrians along Northern Boulevard and the ongoing progress with the expansion and construction of schools within Community Education Council 30.

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cause the committee has the power to subpoena Department of Education personnel, if necessary, to answer questions. “LGBT and gender non-conforming students are routinely marginalized in schools, but the problem is more complex that just a few bullies. We need to acknowledge all the issues at play, including a need to better prepare our teachers to support LGBT students,” said Elizabethe Payne, PhD, Director, Queering Education Research Institute at Syracuse University School of Education. “It’s important to recognize that it’s not just LGBT students who are targeted as gay—it’s used as a weapon against any student seen to challenge the norms of gender whether through dress, or activities, or just not being interested in heterosexual dating. For boys, even being small in size can make you a target. We need to see the importance of student accomplishments in arts, academics and athletics gets equal play in the school yearbook, in daily announcements, in fliers through the halls. We need school library books with diverse families and gender identities for all age levels. We need curriculum that includes LGBT history and notes that many people who have done so much for literature, science, the arts were people who today would likely call themselves L,G,B,or T. All students need to see that LGBT people and their contributions are acknowledged and valued in their school.” To Advertise E-mail SSabba@WoodsideHerald.com or call 718-729-3772


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Scouts Focus On Drug Prevention And Feeding The Needy a full four hour program was set up which included various guest speakers with multimedia presentations and several tables of literature available for the taking regarding various classifications of drugs both illicit and prescription, their physiological and mental effects on the body, abuse and prevention. Open to the public and geared toward middle aged and high school youth and adults, each attendee was provided a button and ribbon to “Be Drug Free” for participating in the event and taking a pledge to be drug free in their lives. The Troop was honored to have several guest speakers at the event who spoke on various topics related to drug and alcohol abuse and prevention. The event opened briefly with the story and history of Special Agent Camarena’s torture and murder at the hands of drug cartel members and the establishment of Red Ribbon Week in honor of his memory and the fight to end drug addiction. Sunnyside’s own Dr. Alice Welch, Lead Epidemiologist and Policy Advisor for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, then took the stage and engaged the crowd in a very impressive interactive presentation with audience participation on drug classifications, their effects on the body, what compels people to take them, drug abuse and its effects on public health and society in general. A planned 20-minute presentation turned into a full hour and no one was complaining at all! After a short break local community legend and Project Friend Counselor Carol Masiello followed Dr. Welch with a video and interactive presentation specifically on the most used drug, alcohol, and its historical use, effects and abuse which helped to round out the

major classifications. It was an honor to have Ms. Masiello present as she has over 30 years experience presenting and counseling youth on these topics. Armed with this knowledge the audience then heard from two very special guest speakers who discussed intervention and drug abuse from the standpoint of the abuser. Mr. Alex Carter and Mr. Alfredo Diaz from the Corona Self Help Center in Queens, NY (part of the Drogadictos Anonimos A.C.) were gracious enough to come down to speak about their personal battles with addiction, how one drug is often a gateway to others, how they have changed their lives with the help of people who cared and rallied around them and how they themselves live drug free now taking it one day at a time. It was a powerful way to end the day and their talk left a lasting impression on the attendees. The Troop would like to thank all the speakers for taking their time to help educate their neighbors on this always important topic, to Saint Teresa’s for use of their space for the event, to the Woodside Herald for assisting with publicity, and to the 50 or so participants who came out to learn and be part of the event. On Friday November 15th, following their service at the JV Daniels VFW Post # 2813 Veteran’s Day Ceremony and the Veterans Day Parade along 5th Avenue, the Troop then held their annual Scouting for Food Drive transitioning back to a November date from their recent drives held in February. This year collections were again held in front of three locations: Key Food Fresh and Save, Associated Supermarket and the new CTown Supermarket all located along Greenpoint Avenue. The boys stood outside with shopping carts and collection boxes for four hours during the evening rush hour encouraging their neighbors to help those in need. In the end the boys collected with the community’s assistance approximately 160 articles of food, $ 163.82 in cash and $ 125 in direct checks the

proceeds of which were split between the Saint Vincent DePaul Society Food Pantry at Saint Teresa Church, the Saint Raphael’s Food Pantry and/or the Food Bank of New York (unless the donation was earmarked for a specific site). The Troop members would like to thank everyone who donated in whatever form or amount because without you this would not happen, and to the store managers who allowed the Troop to collect the donations in front of their establishments. A special thanks to managers Rodolfo and Frankie of C-Town who donated over 30 cans of vegetables and soup from their inventory to get things started at their location. The Troop also had the honor of serving as the Color/Honor Guard for the Roosevelt Institute’s Four Freedoms Award Ceremony held at Saint James Episcopal Church in Manhattan on October 16th. The awards, which have been presented since 1963 in alternate years between the United States and the Netherlands, are based on tenets of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s vision of democracy as outlined in his famous address on January 6th, 1941 coalesced into four points- Freedom of Speech, Freedom from Fear, Freedom from Want, and Freedom of Worship. The laureates of these and the Freedom Medal (Economist Paul Krugman, Activist/Arbitrator Ameena Matthews, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Sister Simone Campbell and Author Wendell Berry, respectively) were honored that night after the Scouts opened the ceremony with the processional and were led by Second Class Scout Christopher Peralta in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Troop would like to thank Ms. Cathy Harding and Mr. Dante Barry of the Institute and the Roosevelt family for allowing the boys to take part in their prestigious event and for hosting them so amicably. For additional information on the event and to watch the ceremony in its entirety visitrooseveltinstitute.org/2013-four-freedoms-awards.

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Dr. Alice Welch points out a cogent point during her drug use presentation at Troop 390’s Red Ribbon Week Drug Awareness Event.

Second Class Scout Christopher Peralta leads the audience in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the Four Freedoms Awards Ceremony held at Saint James Church on October 16th.

Boy Scout Troop 390 poses for a photo just before marching in the Veterans Day Parade along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

Project Friend Coordinator Carol Masiello discusses alcohol abuse and its effects to the Drug Awareness Event attendees. (continued from front page)

DOE Decision To Relocate Students “All of us here today are ready to work together to find a solution without making parents’ lives harder, but the DOE does not seem interested in listening.” “The Department of Education needs to take into consideration the concerns of our many families and young children who attend this great school” said Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan. “I urge the Department to rethink this decision and come back with a better plan with input from the community.” “This decision is a cruel and heartless one,” said Assemblywoman Margaret Markey. “It seems impossible to me that after we called it to their attention that the DOE is deliberately choosing to send these youngest P.S. 11 children on a three mile bus ride at rush hour in their first year at school. All of us join with their parents to plead once again for the Chancellor to intervene to reconsider this ill-advised busTo Advertise E-mail SSabba@WoodsideHerald.com or call 718-729-3772

ing plan and find alternative space for these young P.S. 11 children closer to home.” “It is the responsibility of the Department of Education to hear the concerns of the parents and children of P.S. 11 in Woodside,” said New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer. “The Department of Education’s decision to relocate over 230 kindergarten students to PS 171 in Astoria will disrupt the lives of countless families. I strongly urge the Department of Education to reconsider our proposal and transport the students who will be displaced during the construction of the new annex at P.S. 11 to PS 313 in Sunnyside this fall. Parents believe this is the best option for their children, and I highly recommend the Department of Education reevaluate their decision.” P.S. 171 is a half-hour bus ride away from P.S. 11 and is over seven blocks from the nearest subway station, a large inconvenience for parents who need to travel to the school in case of an emergency.


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LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE File No.: 2012-2715/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT TO: Robert Saling, Leslie Lyons, New York City Human Resources Administration Attorney General of the State of New York The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of Shirley Saling, deceased, and Bill Saling aka William Saling aka Wilner Saling 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 Shirley Saling, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of Hillside Manor, 18215 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica, NY, 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 Shirley Saling, 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 March, 2014 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 $6,933.62 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 net distributable estate should not be paid to New York City Human Resources Administration in partial settlement of their claim in the amount of $421,311.47, Dated, Attested and Sealed 16th day of January, 2014 HON. PETER J. KELLY Surrogate, Queens County, Margaret M. Gribbon, Clerk of the Surrogate’ s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 459-9000, 95-25 Queens

Boulevard, 11 th 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 1/24/14, 1/31/14, 2/7/14, 2/14/14 File No.: 2012-4364/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT TO: Margarite Mastrandreas, Attorney General of the State of New York The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of GEORGE MASTRANDREAS aka VINNIE MASTRANDREAS, 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 GEORGE MASTRANDREAS aka VINNIE MASTRANDREAS, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 38-89 51st Street, #4J, Woodside, NY 11377, 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 GEORGE MASTRANDREAS aka VINNIE MASTRANDREAS, 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 20th day of March, 2014 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 $11,581.73 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 23rd day of January, 2014 HON. PETER J. KELLY, Surrogate, Queens County, Margaret M. Gribbon, Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 459-9000, 95-25 Queens Boulevard, 11 th 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 2/7/14, 2/14/ 14, 2/21/14, 2/28/14 File No.: 2013-725/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Citicard, Sears Card, Chase Card Member Services, Monarch Recovery Management, Attorney General of the State of New York The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of MICHAEL PUJALS, 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 MICHAEL PUJALS, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 168-34 127th Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11434, 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 MICHAEL PUJALS, 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 3rd day of April, 2014 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 $7,800.52 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 claim of Sears, in the amount of $55.82 should not be rejected; and why the claim from Citicard in the amount of $503.56 should not be rejected; and why the claim from Chase Cardmember Services in the amount of $1,409.37 should not be rejected; and why the claim from Monarch Recovery Management in the amount of $684.06 should not be rejected; 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 31st day of January, 2013 HON. PETER J. KELLY Surrogate, Queens County, Margaret M. Gribbon Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 4599000, 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 2/7/ 14, 2/14/14, 2/21/14, 2/28/14 File No.: 2012-1608 CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Sharon Aix Hernandez Olvera, Aurora Itzel Hernandez Olvera, Rfael Nicolas Hernandez Olvera, Brenda Olvera, Attorney General of the State of New York. The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of RAFAEL HERNANDEZ GONZALEZ, 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 RAFAEL HERNANDEZ GONZALEZ, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 2428 94th Street, East Elmhurst, NY 11369, in the County of Queens, State of New York. SEND

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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 RAFAEL HERNANDEZ GONZALEZ, 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 27th day of March, 2014 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 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 3rd day of February, 2014 HON. PETER J. KELLY 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 2/14/14, 2/ 21/14, 2/28/14, 3/7/14 PROBATE CITATION File No. 2012-4959 SURROGATE’S COURT-QUEENS COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK By the Grace of God Free and Independent To: Public Administrator of the County of Queens Alexander Walker Lennox, if living, and if dead, to his heirs at law, next of kin and distributees whose names and places of residence are unknown and if he died subsequent to the decedent herein, to his executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose names and places of residence are unknown and to all other heirs at law, next of kin and distributees of Marion Lennox, the decedent herein, whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained. A petition having been duly filed by Sally B. Boyer who is domiciled at 5 East 22nd Street, Apt 20-C, NY, NY 10010 YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County, at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York on 27 day of March, 2014 at 9:30


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014

• LEGAL NOTICE A.M., of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of Marion Lennox lately domiciled at 35-15 Parsons Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354 admitting to probate a Will dated September 9, 2003, a copy of which is attached, as the Will of Marion Lennox deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that Letters Testamentary issue to: Sally B. Boyer HON. PETER J. KELLY, Surrogate Feb 14, 2014 Margaret M. Gribbon, Chief Clerk Strauch & Kiernan, LLP, Attorney for Petitioner Telephone Number 718-478-6744 Address of Attorney 34-21 87th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 (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.) 2/21/14, 2/28/14, 3/7/14, 3/14/14 File No.: 2013-314/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Zofia Salacinska, NYC Human Resources Administration, Patrick Courtney, Morgan Stanley, HSBC Bank, North Shore LIJ, UBS Pension Plan, Azmat Iqbal, MD, Bradford Authenticated, World Financial Capital Bank, Travelers Insurance Company, Macys, Verizon, GEICO, DirecTV, National Grid, Dry Harbor Nursing Center by Abrams & Fensterman, Attorney General of the State of New York The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of LUCY LANGOWSKI, deceased, or their

THE WOODSIDE HERALD

LEGAL NOTICE •

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 LUCY LANGOWSKI, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 63-26 83rd Place, Middle Village, NY 11379, 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 LUCY LANGOWSKI, 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 3rd day of April, 2014 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 $6,614.37 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

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LEGAL NOTICE • 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 claim from NYC Human Resources Administration in the amount of $59,708.60 should not be paid in full; and why the net distributable estate should not be pro-rated to pay the remaining claims from Patrick Courtney, Morgan Stanley, HSBC Bank, North Shore LIJ, Azmat Iqbal MD, Bradford Authenicated, World Financial Capital Bank, Travelers Insurance Company, Macys, Verizon, GEICO, DirecTV, Dry Harbor Nursing Center and National Grid, Dated, Attested and Sealed 14th day of February, 2014 HON. PETER J. KELLY, Surrogate, Queens County Margaret M. Gribbon Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 459-9000, 95-25 Queens Boulevard, 11 th 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 2/21/14, 2/28/14, 3/7/14, 3/14/14

• LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 2/5/14, bearing Index Number NC-001102-12/ 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

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LEGAL NOTICE • the name of (First) SOFIA (Last) LIZCANO My present name is (First) SOFIA (Middle) GRANDE (Last) IBANEZ (Infant). My present address is 24-11 88 th St., Apt. 1F, East Elmhurst, NY 11369. My place of birth is Queens, NY. My date of birth is November 06, 2008.


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THE WOODSIDE HERALD

Remembering Erick F. Gonzalez

It was a wonderful memorial mass on Saturday, February 22nd at St, Raphael’s Church in commemoration of the 10th Anniversary in heaven of paramedic Erick F. Gonzalez, officiated by Rev. Jerry Jecewiz and Rev. Thomas G. Pettei. After the mass, about 140 people, mostly family and friends, joined Gloria, Leo and Kevin Gonzalez, for a small celebration and dinner at the

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Knights of Columbus in Woodside. A presentation of Erick’s life was shown to remember and honor such a great, young man who prematurely left us at the age of 30. He will always be in our prayers and in our hearts. The Gonzalez Family would like to thank all the people who attended and to the ones that contributed to help organize and make this a successful event.

Photos Credit: Joe Gurrado

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