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SERVING SUNNYSIDE-WOODSIDE AND LONG ISLAND CITY VOL. 82, NO. 15

WOODSIDE, L.I.C., N.Y. FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015

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LOCAL SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS

KIWANIS EASTER

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The Kiwanis Club of Woodside held their annual Easter Bunny photos at Wagner and Kelly Real Estate Office on Roosevelt and 59 Street last Wednesday. Photos of the children were taken and printed for them to take home. Members also distributed cookies and an Easter Egg filled with jelly beans.

Striving For A Good Education in NYS by Crystal Wolfe

“Education is something that affects all us,” said Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan at a meeting in February for education at the Sunnyside Community Center. “Whether it’s we who need to go to school or our children, or our children’s children, education is our future.” In a report put out by the Schott Foundation, a Black or Hispanic student is nearly four times more likely to be enrolled in one of the city’s poorest performing high schools as an Asian or White, non-Hispanic student. For the past 10 years thousands of children have been educated in NYC out of trailers, some of which are so old and rusted out they have faulty heating. “Trailers that were to be a temporary solution have remained in use long after their intended expiration dates,” said in an interview with NY1. (continued on page 5) (continued on page 5)

School crossing guards in the 104, 108, 110 and 114 Precincts were honored for Women’s History Month by 30th Assembly District Assemblywoman, Margaret Markey. She presented official New York State Assembly citations to each of the 40 women who attended the ceremony at her district office, while officers from the local precincts looked on. (continued on page 4)

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DEVELOPMENT OF 70 STORY TOWER IN LONG ISLAND CITY

Attorneys-At-Law MARC CRAWFORD LEAVITT JOSEPH N. YAMANER* IRA R. GREENBERG PAUL E. KERSON JOHN F. DUANE TALI SEHATI THE BENJAMIN SHAW PROFESSIONAL BUILDING 45-29 47th Street - Woodside, New York 11377 718-729-0986

Assemblywoman Nolan released the following statement regarding the LIC development: “I am strongly opposed to the MTA’s recent sale of its air rights to Queens Plaza Park development which would pave the way for the construction of a 70 story building near Queens Plaza. The extreme height of this building would be out of

character with the neighborhood and not supported by the present infrastructure. I am concerned that as the Long Island City community continues to grow, the demand for basic transportation needs, health facilities and classroom seats are not keeping up with demand. This proposed development will add another 925 units and possibly, by conservative

estimates another 1500-2000 people. Our community cannot take another big development without dramatic improvements to the current infrastructure in transportation, health facilities and schools. I am calling on the MTA to rethink this deal because the quality of life for our community and Queens Transit riders will be seriously diminished.”

Ridgewood Democratic Club‘s April Meeting: In anticipation for Earth Day, we are proud to hear from Willis Elkins, Program Manager of the Newtown Creek Alliance. Mr. Elkins will be speaking about the many policies and various issues being worked on and advocated by the Newtown Creek Alliance. The Newtown Creek Alliance is a community-based organization dedicated to restoring, revealing and revitalizing Newtown Creek. It represents the interests of community residents and local businesses who are dedicated to restoring community health, water quality, habitat, access, and vibrant water-dependent commerce along Newtown Creek.

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7 TRAIN BLUES

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by Crystal Wolfe

On Monday April 6th at approximately 8:30 am equipment fell on the electrified third rail of the 7 Train creating smoke from the Vernon Jackson stop in Long Island City to Grand Central Station. At least 542 passengers had to be rescued on another train and taken to Grand Central Station. Frightened 7 Train riders were suspended under the East River until the rescue train arrived about an hour and a half after the train was disabled and traffic was suspended in both directions until 10:30 am from Queensboro Plaza to the Times Square-42nd Street Station. By the time the rescue train arrived on the scene the damage was done for thousands of 7 Train commuters whose jobs are being put in jeopardy with the consistent problems on the 7 Line. Jacquelyn Michele said, “I was on the train that was stuck. Worst experience of my entire life and there were definitely more than 500 people on the train. The train got stuck just before 8:30 and the rescue train didn’t get there until 10. How long would it take them in a more serious situation?” Robin Riback, another disgruntled rider who was on the 7 Train on Monday said, “There was a big bang and flash of light and then we smelled SMOKE. They turned off the air and we were sitting there in silence until the conductor finally said there is a ‘slight smoke condition’ not to worry we turned off the air so you won’t smell it. The conductor and MTA were nice and trying to give information and keep us calm BUT they gave the wrong instructions about when to move to the rescue train, which meant that now the trapped, frightened people are packed into a few cars with the feeling that the communication among them was not good.” State Senator Michael Gianaris stated, “The 7 train nightmare for Queens residents continues. We have been dealing with this for months already and today’s chapter is especially troubling, with riders trapped under the river for an extended period. The status quo on the 7 line is simply unacceptable and I will continue to push the MTA to drastically improve the 7 train’s performance on a day-to-day basis.” The MTA website states in regards to the work being done on the 7 line, “In 2015,

significant weekend work on three capital improvement projects on the 7 Line in Queens continues: installation of a new Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) signal system; elevated track replacement and infrastructure work; and the reconstruction and fortification of the Steinway Tubes. The majority of this work is scheduled over weekends when ridership is lower and gives our workers continuous, train-free access to the 7 Line. We are aware of the inconvenience these and other disruptions cause, and we appreciate your patience. These projects will bring a modern, state-of-the-art signal system and reliable, resilient infrastructure upgrades to the 7 Line.” The 7 Train Blues is a Facebook Page founded by Melissa Orlando already has 700+ members whose purpose, stated on the page is “to document the trials and tribulations of those Photo Credit: commuting from Western Patricia Dorfman Queens.” Melissa said, “What I would like to see happen on the 7 Train is for service to improve, MTA having better communication along the 7 Line, and for them to consider alternate times for the construction on the 7 Train so that the same people aren’t being disenfranchised getting to work. I would also like them to look at the 7 Train’s capacity and see if they can run more trains. Many feel the trains aren’t running as frequently as they could be. Since March 1st when I made up the Facebook Page to go along with my blog, there have been only 2 days without incident on the 7 Train. I’m committed to improving the 7-Train.” Patricia Dorfman, Director of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, and a committee member said, “Melissa Orlando originated this great idea during her own fractured commute and she continues to lead the initiative as a way to channel everyone’s frustration into getting some deeper consideration from those scheduling repairs and explaining the process. We are lacking an MTA representative, a 7 train signal upgrade liaison with the communities into Manhattan. “Monday’s catastrophic delays with the disabled train on the 7 line is just one more incident in a long list of horrific experiences Queens riders face almost every single day during rush hour,” said Council Member (continued on page 5)

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Women School Crossing Guards from the 108th Precinct with Assemblywoman Markey with Police Officers Pololski and Salemi. The schools they serve include St. Sebastian’s, P.S.11 and P.S. 150.

“Every year across America, local communities honor “Women of Distinction” during Women’s History Month. They are often principals, teachers, doctors, civic activists or businesswomen. This year, I thought we needed to make a different type of choice,” said Assemblywoman Markey. ”These stalwart women, working in every kind of weather, are there every school day to keep our children safe and they deserve our highest praise.”

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015

Community Togetherness

FOR CB2 MEETING by Crystal Wolfe

In the April Meeting for the Community Board 2 on Wednesday, April 1st at the Sunnyside Community Services several proposals were passed and over 30 people spoke on a wide-range of community issues. Eight new members were introduced to the now 50-member board and for the first time in 30 years, Joe Conley isn’t one of them. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who oversaw the appointment of the new members, said that his goal since he took office has been to have a board that reflects the people who work and live here. In 2014 when he appointed four new members to the board in their 20s and 30s he stated, “I made a concerted effort to bring younger people on to the community board. I feel strongly about young people getting involved into civic process.” This year’s appointees represent several different ethnicities, a range of ages, several types of occupations, and live throughout the district. They were sworn in at the start of the meeting. Chairman of Community Board 2, Patrick O’Brien urged people of all ages to get more involved. He spoke about the importance of actively participating in the committee work where its members have the opportunity to vote on things like applications for land use, transportation improvements and liquor license applications. The proposal for Bar 43 to have outdoor seating was passed unanimously. SCS Executive Director, Judy Zangwill spoke informing the attendees of a new homeless shelter in Elmhurst and an additional service they’re offering; free legal help for the elderly for issues such as medical care and benefits counseling. Melissa Orlando spoke about her Facebook Page, the 7 Train Blues, which addresses issues of the train line and hopefully getting an MTA representative to our area to discuss them. The Sunnyside Library will be offering aerobic and Zumba classes. For details, visit: queenslibrary.org/branch/sunnyside. Rob Basch, current president from the Hunters Point Conservancy spoke about some of the events planned for the spring and summer. For 6 months, once a month, a family movie will be played on a large outdoor screen with a beautiful view of the city, in-between the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. Yoga will be offered, free Wi-fi will be coming to the park soon and there’s a block party being planned, date to be announced. In the spring, volunteers will be organized to plant trees. For more information and details for upcoming volunteering and events go to: friendsofgantry.org. A representative for the Department of Transportation (DOT) spoke about the new bike lanes in the community, specifically on 39th place and Greenpoint Avenue where a few years ago where Roger Hernandez was fatally struck by a drunk driver in July of 2012. According to the DOT rep, approximately 600 bicyclists cross that bridge every day. DOT has been researching how to best install the lanes to make sure it will be safer for the pedestrians, bicyclists and motor vehicles on the road. About a dozen citizens spoke in favor of the bike lanes. One speaker said it was “easily one of the scariest places to ride and that it could be a very harrowing experience without bike lanes there.” Concerns were voiced about Sunnyside Yards and being able to sustain the overpopulated community, such as the already life-threatening amount of time it takes for ambulances to come and take people the hospital. Pat O’Brien, assured the community there has been meetings to discuss all the potential problems of Sunnyside Yards and that “these issues will need to be taken care of simultaneously with the development of the project.” One gentleman spoke out about how he had wanted to be on the board in order to be able to vote on proposals that would benefit the elderly of the community of Western Queens as he felt the senior citizens in the community were not being fairly represented. Pat O’Brien told him they would be glad to speak with him and review his seat on the board in the future but that, “In order to get things done we must follow the system and protocol.” Former CB 2 Chairman and current Transportation Committee Chairman Joe Conley made note of some of the hard work the CB2 has already done, bringing much needed additional schools and a new library into our district. Thanks to the diligent efforts of the board and Mike Christie, Chairman at Friends of Gantry there will be a groundbreaking in the spring for the new Friends of Queens Library at Hunter’s Point. The library will be located at Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue, next to Gantry Plaza State Park. Captain John Travaglia gave an update about the 108th Precinct Meeting from the night before when a couple people voiced concern about drug deals going on in their neighborhood, and youth coming into an apartment building to put graffiti on the walls. “I’d hoped the allegations were not as serious as stated but my officers followed up on the case and the next morning, several arrests were made.” Those arrests would not have been made without these caring citizens stepping forward or without Captain Travaglia and his officers following through on the complaints. The Community Board 2 also welcomes community concerns and is dedicated to serving and bettering this community. O’Brian said the board is only a couple weeks away from going live with the advanced website he’s been working on for Community Board 2 since becoming Chairman in December. He aims for any public document to be put on the site so that people will know the facts and be able to have a more informed discussion. For more information on the CB 2 Board of Queens go to the website: www.cb2queens.org.

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HOUSING LEGAL CLINICS by Cesar Reyes

On February 18, 2015 Woodside on the Move Inc. began its housing legal clinic project with the collaboration a selected few recognizable individuals. The tenants’ turnout was massive which assures us of the community’s necessity to be educated on their rights. Throughout the event the crowd was engaged and eager to learn from the knowledgeable judge and his team. Following the lecture the tenants voiced their concerns questions and opinions, which led to the event running longer than expected. We have begun an exciting transition and expansion to our Housing Program here at Woodside on the Move Inc. The addition of our monthly legal clinic will help ease the burden many (continued from front page)

When it comes to trailers, Queens is king, holding nearly half of the city’s trailer classrooms, with 155 spread among 55 of the borough’s approximately 330 schools. According to the DOE latest report from 2013, there are approximately 352 trailers in schools throughout all boroughs of NYC and at least 8,000 students packed like sardines in them, but a more thorough investigation of reports from the trailers reveals there are actually thousands more students packed in these trailers going unreported. “Queens has long been the most overcrowded school district and the population of school children is still growing fast in the borough,” said Leonie Haimson, executive director of Class Size Matters, a nonprofit organization that advocates for class reduction in public schools. “Queens already bears the burden of many of the city’s budget shortfalls, and our students should not be subjected to learning in such subpar conditions,” said state Senator Michael Gianaris, who wrote a letter earlier this year to the district Community Education Council asking for monetary support for the overcrowded P.S. 11 school in Woodside. The education law changes approved several proposals by the State Senate and Assembly in late March as part of a (continued from front page)

Jimmy Van Bramer who held a crowded rally on March 11th for the issues of the 7 Train last month. “Time and time again riders do not get the reliable service they pay for. These incidents are con-

tenants of our communities face, when dealing with housing court manners. This program continues to ensure that Woodside on the Move Inc. continues its ongoing fight against the current housing crisis in our City. The program is being conducted by the supervision of the Housing Program Director Maritza Munoz, and is led by the Hon. Retired Judge George Heymann with the assistance of his team of lawyers. The Housing Legal Clinics are conducted every third week of the month and are open to all individuals whom are interested in learning on such topics. Woodside on the Move Inc. and the Housing Program Director would like to thank all the individuals who donated their time to make this event possible.

package of budget-related bills. Last year 96% of teachers were rated by test scores. Now only 50 % of a teacher’s rating will be linked to student test scores. Parents, teachers and unions have been fighting for this because the emphasis on standardized tests they felt had been limiting the educator’s ability to teach. However, through Governor Cuomo’s new proposals teachers can only receive tenure after 4 years instead of the current 3 years, in order to ensure the teacher is doing a good job. The governor proposed creating a tax credit for donations to private-school scholarship funds and public schools in order to increase the amount of charter schools; and to extend college tuition aid to undocumented students who were left out of the budget package. Underperforming schools have 1-2 years to make improvements, regulated by the State Education Department. If a school fails to improve, a nonprofit organization or a charter school will manage it. The union is encouraging parents to have their children opt-out of taking state tests to try to undermine the ratings system for the educators. A number of people feel that Governor Cuomo and some of the new proposals are weakening NYC’s ability to selfgovern and take care of the overwhelming educational issues, including Mayor Bill de Blasio. “I don’t think bureaucrats 150 miles away are going to do a better job of solving our problems than our own chancellor and our own principals and teachers will do,” de Blasio stated at the Brooklyn’s Automotive High School last month. “Here,

tinuing to pile up and onto hard working New Yorkers who rely heavily on the MTA to provide quality service. It is time for our City to gain authority over the agency so they can be held ac-

Note: Hon.Judge Heymann, Michael Kohan, Principal Attorney, Mrs. Patricia Medina, Law Graduate, Loran Shlevin, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Kenny Minaya, Staff Attorney at Catholic Migration and a special thanks to Mr. Manny Perez for his guidance and assistance to make possible this event.

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Kiwanis President, Richard Belli with the Easter Bunny

we have absolute and total accountability. State interference in that will only slow down the changes that we need to make.” “We’re still fighting until the very end for a good education in New York,” stated ASW Cathy Nolan in her meeting in February. Clearly, more work needs to be done to advocate for a good education and future for the children and people of New York State.

countable.” Repairs and maintenance are needed among all the train lines in the subway transportation system but the 7 Train is the main line for the Western Queens community and the central line for access to other trains. Many residents say the 7 Train is the worst they’ve seen it in over 25 years and are expressing concerns for the safety of its riders. In the words of Robin Riback, “How long does this have to go on before someone or a group of train riders get injured or killed?”

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LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT QUEENS COUNTY JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Plaintiff against Soon Hit Kim; George Kim Han; Chun Il Han ,et al Defendants Attorney for Plaintiff(s) The Law Office of Fein, Such & Crane, LLP 28 East Main Street, Suite 1800, Rochester, NY 14614 Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale Entered October 3rd, 2014 I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Queens County Supreme Court, Courtroom #25, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435 on April 17th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Premises known as 37-69 62nd Street, Woodside, NY 11377.Sec N/A Block 1217 Lot 12. All that certain Plot, Piece or Parcel of Land situate, lying and being in the Borough and County of Queens, City and State of New York Approximate Amount of Judgment is $251,053.64 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 704029/2013 . William L. Sena, Esq. , Referee 3/ 20/15, 3/27/15, 4/3/15, 4/10/15

File No.: 2013-5343/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Jonathan Glass, Jeffrey Glass, Attorney General of the State of New York, Office for People with Developmental Disabilities The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of SHERRI DIAMOND A/K/A SHERRI POTNOY, 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 SHERRI DIAMOND A/K/A SHERRI POTNOY, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 64 Madsen Avenue, Staten Island, 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 SHERRI DIAMOND A/K/A SHERRI POTNOY, 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 23rd day of April, 2015 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 $3,588.14 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 the State of New York in partial satisfaction of the claim of the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. Dated, Attested and Sealed 26th day of February, 2015 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 3/20/15, 3/ 27/15, 4/3/15, 4/10/15

SUMMONS Index No. 704256/ 2014 D/O/F: June 18, 2014 Premises Address: 114-31 208TH STREET ST. ALBANS, NY 11411 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC., Plaintiff, -againstALTHEA E. BARNES AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF ALFONSO ABBOTT; JOHN DOE 1 THROUGH 50; JANE DOE 1 THROUGH 50, INTENDING TO BE THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DISTRIBUTES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, TRUSTEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, AND ASSIGNEES OF THE ESTATE OF ALFONSO ABBOTT WHO WAS BORN ON JANUARY 27, 1927 AND DIED ON JUNE 12, 2010, A RESIDENT OF THE COUNTY OF QUEENS, THEIR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST IF ANY OF THE AFORESAID DEFENDANTS BE DECEASED, THEIR RESPECTIVE HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF THE AFORESAID CLASSES OF PERSON, IF THEY OR ANY OF

THEM BE DEAD, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE HUSBANDS, WIVES OR WIDOWS, IF ANY, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN TO THE PLAINTIFF; NEW YORK CITY PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU; NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT ADJUDICATION BUREAU; MUNICIPAL CREDIT UNION; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION & FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA O/B/O SECRETARY OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT; ‘’JOHN DOES’’ and ‘’JANE DOES’’, said names being fictitious, parties intended being possible tenants or occupants of premises and corporations, other entities or persons who have, claim, or may claim, a lien against, or other interest in, the premises, Defendant(s), TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your Answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a Notice of Appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorneys within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, where service is made by delivery upon you personally within the State, or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner, and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. 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. The following notice is intended only for those defendants who are owners of the premises sought to be foreclosed or who are liable upon the debt for which the mortgage stands as security. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED

WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. The present amount of the debt as of the date of this summons: $268.781.12 consisting of principal balance of $148,965.46 plus interest of $63,509.60; MIP charges of $13,343.27; Servicing Fees of $3,930.00; escrow/ impound shortages or credits of $35,122.79, late charges of $0.00; Broker’s Price Opinion, inspection and miscellaneous charges of $1,885.00; attorney fee $1,750.00 and title search $275.00. Because of interest and other charges that may vary from day to day, the amount due on the day you pay may be greater. Hence, if you pay the amount shown above, an adjustment may be necessary after we receive the check, in which event we will inform you. The name of the creditor to whom the debt is owed: Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc. Unless you dispute the validity of the debt, or any portion thereof, within thirty (30) days after receipt hereof, the debt will be assumed to be valid by Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates P.C. If you notify Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates P.C in writing within thirty (30) days after your receipt hereof that the debt, or any portion thereof, is disputed, we will obtain verification of the debt or a copy of any judgment against you representing the debt and a copy of such verification or judgment will be mailed to you by Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates P.C. Upon your written request within 30 days after receipt of this notice, Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates P.C will provide you with the name and address of the original creditor if different from the current creditor. Note: Your time to respond to the summons and complaint differs from your time to dispute the validity of the debt or to request the name and address of the original creditor. Although you have as few as 20 days to respond to the summons and complaint, depending on the manner of service, you still have 30 days from receipt of this summons to dispute the validity of the debt and to request the name and address of the original creditor. TO THE DEFENDANTS: The Plaintiff makes no personal claim against you in this action. TO THE DEFENDANTS: If you have obtained an order of discharge from the Bankruptcy court, which includes this debt, and you have not reaffirmed your liability for this debt, this law suit is not alleging that you have any personal liability for this debt and does not seek a money judgment against you. Even if a discharge has been obtained, this lawsuit to foreclose the mortgage will continue and we will seek a judgment authorizing the sale of the mortgaged premises. Dated: June 18, 2014 Bijal K. Jani, Esq. ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff Main Office 51 E Bethpage Road Plainview, NY 11803 516-741-2585 Help For Homeowners In Foreclosure

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New York State Law requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. Mortgage foreclosure is a complex process. Some people may approach you about “saving” your home. You should be extremely careful about any such promises. The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. There are government agencies, legal aid entities and other non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about foreclosure while you are working 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 1-877BANKNYS (1-877-226-5697) or visit the Department’s website at www.banking.state.ny.us. The State does not guarantee the advice of these agencies. 3/27/15, 4/3/ 15, 4/10/15, 4/17/15 Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on MAR 6 2015, bearing Index Number NC001274-14/QU a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me (us) the right to: Assume the name of (First) CASSANDRA (Middle) MARIE MELNIKOW (Last) SYCKES My present name is (First) CASSANDRA (Middle) MARIE (Last) MELNIKOW AKA CASSANDRA M MELNIKOW My present address is 45-26 44 TH ST APT 6F, Sunnyside, NY 11104 My place of birth is KNOXVILLE, TN My date of birth is March 04, 1982 Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on FEB 26, 2015, bearing Index Number NC000810-14/QU a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me (us) the right to: Assume the name of (First) ROSIE (Last) RUIZ My present name is (First) ROCIO (Last) RUIZ (infant) My present address is 43-06 39 TH PLACE, Sunnyside, NY 11104 My place of birth is MANHATTAN, NY My date of birth is July 07, 1999 Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on MAR 19, 2015, bearing Index Number NC000054-15/QU a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me (us) the right to: Assume the name of (First) CHRISTINA (Middle) TEREZA (Last) SKOURAS My present name is (First) CHRISTINA (Last) KARASSAVIDES AKA C T KARASSAVIDES AKA CHRISTINA T KARASSAVIDES AKA CHRISTINA TEREZA KARASSAVIDES AKA TEREZA KARASSAVIDES My present address is 28-21 50 TH ST, Woodside, NY 11377 My place of birth is QUEENS, NY My date of birth is February 26, 1983


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Graffiti

Dear Editor, Any development plans utilizing the air-rights over Sunnyside Yards can also benefit by the proposed MTA Long Island Rail Road Eastside Access project construction of a passenger station at Sunnyside Yard. It will provide access to both Sunnyside and adjacent growing Long Island City business and residential community along with neighboring Astoria and Woodside. There has been incredible residential and commercial growth in neighborhoods adjacent to Sunnyside Yard. Image the benefits to both residents and commuters. Consider the possible travel options including reverse commuting if a Metro North Rail Road connection from the New Haven line via the Bronx and Hell Gate Bridge to Grand Central Terminal reached beneficial use along with LIRR Eastside Access and both provide service to a Sunnyside Yard station by 2023. Sincerely, Larry Penner

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter to call attention to the intolerable graffiti marked walls of the Sunnyside Post Office. It is nothing short of an eyesore. Aren’t there surveillance cameras outside to deter people from scrawling on a government building? If not, they should be installed. I am sure that the United States Post Office can contact their maintenance department and request a clean up. The Post Office has a responsibility to the neighborhood that it is not living up to. Sincerely, Scandia Khan Sunnyside

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On January 19, 2015, our dear friend Marylin Carroll passed away from cancer in Virginia where she retired several years ago with her husband Bill, and dog Pansy. Marylin was a long time Woodside resident and the President and cofounder of the U Block Association along with her co-founder friends and neighbors Grace Pappalardo and Margie Sarro. Marylin is survived by her husband Bill, son Michael, daughter Barbara, daughter in law Jill, son in law Rob and three granddaughters, Jessice, Cailey and Hannah. There will be a gathering to celebrate the life of Marylin on Sunday, April 12th from 12-2pm, at Pappavero’s Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth, NY 11378 (718-651-3535). Photo Above: Block Party Marylin Carroll and CPOP Officer Ed (1992)

• LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on MAR 06, 2015, bearing Index Number NC001306-14/QU a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me (us) the right to: Assume the name of (First) YARELY (Middle) NICOL (Last) LEMA GUAMAN My present name is (First) YARELY (Middle) NICOL (Last) LEMA (infant) My present address is 35-31 61 st Street, Apt 2nd FL, Woodside, NY 11377-2145 My place of birth is QUEENS, NY My date of birth is November 12, 2014

Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on MAR 10, 2015, bearing Index Number NC001345-14/QU a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me (us) the right to: Assume the name of (First) ELIZABETH (Middle) ARIAS (Last) RODRIGUEZ My present name is (First) ELIZABETH (Middle) ANN (Last) ARIAS AKA ELIZABETH ARIAS My present address is 63-14 QUEENS BLVD APT 5P, Woodside, NY 11377 My place of birth is NEW ORLEANS, LA My date of birth is March 11, 1982

Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on SEP 30, 2014, bearing Index Number NC000760-14/QU a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me (us) the right to: Assume the name of (First) FANIA (Middle) FEBRES (Last) RIVERA My present name is (First) JOSE (Last) FEBRES AKA JOSE CARLOS FEBRES RIVERA AKA FANIA FEBRES AKA JOSE FEBRESRIVERA My present address is 39-15 62 ST, Woodside, NY 11377 My place of birth is PUERTO RICO My date of birth is September 03, 1987

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