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Last week, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer proudly announced that the City Council voted to approve the $70 billion fiscal year 2014 budget for the City of New York. A significant amount of funding was allocated to New York City’s cultural and arts organizations, community non-profits and civic groups. The budget restored over $171 million to libraries and the arts - a 100% restoration. As a result of the Council’s efforts, no libraries will close, 1,500 jobs were saved and 5 and 6-day service at library branches Citywide were preserved. This year, after restoring over $26 million, there was increased funding for case management support services to Sunnyside Community Services, which will allow seniors to receive the resources they need to continue living with dignity. As you may recall, 9 separate after-school programs in the district were again eliminated in the Mayor’s proposed budget. Those programs provided nearly 1,700 kids with a safe place to learn after school. ALL 9 programs have been saved once again. The parents of children who attend after-school programs at PS 11, PS 152, Jacob Riis Settlement House, PS 166, PS 150, PS 12, IS 125, Our World Neighborhood Charter School and Arrow Community Center no longer have to worry. Additionally, the Police Athletic League run day care center in Queensbridge was restored. Van Bramer and the City Council also secured funding for numerous projects that will strengthen and improve our neighborhoods.

Some of the projects include:

LIC Networking Gala And Farewell by Patricia Dorfman

Sunnysiders and Woodsiders paid their respects to the movers and shakers of Long Island City June 12 at Long Island City Partnership’s “Spring Gathering.” The networking gala was held at the Foundry at 42-38 Ninth Street in Long Island City. A varnish factory, then a metal manufacturer, the historic location now used for events, was packed. Many said their goodbyes and wished good luck to departing LIC Partnership executive Dan Miner, who has supported and worked to Photo Credit: Luke Adams enhance our community for many Bill Parry, Pat Dorfman and Woodside on the Move’s Exec. Director Adrian years. He has a new post as District Manager of Community Board 6, Bordoni enjoy the Foundry’s skylight room. which includes many neighborhoods of Manhattan’s Eastside, including Gramercy Park. We wish Dan the best and thank him for all he has done to create the thriving hub LIC is today. LIC Partnership membership is booming. They operate the LIC Business Development Corporation. Board members pay $1200 to serve. (continued on page 2)

$3 million to acquire the property adjacent to MoMA PS1, which will expand the footprint of this Long Island City cultural institution $2.5 million for the reconstruction of the park house at Queensbridge Park $2.6 million for the renovation and expansion of Sunnyside Community Services $300,000 for traffic and pedestrian safety improvements for the area surrounding PS 199 in Sunnyside to keep our kids safe $500,000 for the renovation of Hart Playground in Woodside $300,000 to renovate the Woodside Houses inner recreation area which will include the complete renovation of the basketball courts Over $1 million to schools throughout the district for technology improvements and upgrades to auditoriums, gyms and bandwidth for classrooms $150,000 for new lighting and electrical infrastructure for the Woodside Library $2 million for the complete renovation and upgrade of LaGuardia Community College’s Library An additional $500,000 to expand upon the installation of lighting throughout the Ravenswood Houses which will help ensure the safety of community residents. Van Bramer has the privilege to be able to fund numerous organizations that provide much needed programs and services to people in our district.

Among the highlights are:

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Nearly $200,000 to senior programs, including funding to the Queensbridge, Ravenswood, Woodside and Sunnyside Senior Centers. In addition, funding is going to be provided to the Big Six NORC along with several other programs Funding for the Domestic Violence & Empowerment Initiative (DoVE), which will be the first of its kind to be introduced in the 26th District $255,000 to the Long Island City based Fortune Society for their Anti-Gun Violence initiative, which will help decrease crime in our local neighborhoods The free, district-wide anti-graffiti hotline and cleanup program will continue for a fourth year Partnered with Department of Transportation, Van Bramer’s office will again fund and distribute several hundred free bike helmets for children throughout the district this summer to prevent injuries and promote cycling safety Increased funding to over $153,000 to organizations dedicated to helping small businesses grow. This includes the Long Island City Partnership, Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, Woodside on the Move and Central Astoria Local Development Coalition $40,000 to our tenant and civic associations, including the Queensbridge, Ravenswood, and Woodside Houses Tenant/Resident Associations, the Dutch Kills Civic Association, United Forties Civic Association and the Woodside Neighborhood Association $50,000 to the Queens Economic Development Corporation for maintaining the multi-use small business incubator in Long Island City (continued on page 6)


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Non-Union Construction Sites Increasingly More Deadly On June 26, 2013, Assembly Member Michael DenDekker (D/ WFP-Jackson Heights) attended a forum to discuss the OSHA report card on construction safety in New York City. The presentation was made by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) and sponsored by the New York City Central Labor Council. The OSHA report card on construction safety stated 72% of all construction worker fatalities between 2008 and 2012 occurred on Non-Union construction sites and 13 of the 21 deaths were in companies with 30 or fewer employees. The majority of fatalities were caused by falls from heights or crushing/collapse. Manhattan had the most construction worker accidents with 58 reported; followed by Brooklyn with 20 and Queens with 10. No data was available on Staten Island or the Bronx. Representatives from leading construction worker unions were present to discuss what more the unionized workforce can do to prevent worker injuries. Continuing training and more license certification would continue to educate their already skilled workforce. Many construction

unions already have five-year apprentice programs which combine classroom training, certification and on-the-job site training which makes for extremely educated, skilled and safe workers. “I believe the answer is increased training and continuing education,” Mr. DenDekker said. “This is the way we will help keep both New York City residents and the construction trade workers safe without being overly intrusive. Non-union construction workers do not get the extensive training and safety education that the construction trade unions are currently providing. The City and State should also review construction company safety records and compliance before awarding public taxpayer funded contracts for future construction jobs. There is an absolute obligation for developers, construction companies, contractors and sub-contractors to protect their workers from serious injuries and fatalities. Those companies that refuse to comply with industry safety practices must be held accountable or be barred from getting City or State funded projects.” For more information, please call Assembly Member DenDekker’s office at (718) 457-0384.

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Congressional Art Competition Winners Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) announced the winners of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for New York’s 14th Congressional District. Jazmin Sabino, a senior at the Collegiate Institute for Math and Science in the Bronx, took top honors for her piece titled, “Inner Emotions.” Jazmin’s artwork will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year along with other winners from around the country. “The Congressional Art Competition is a terrific way to promote the work of emerging young artists from New York’s 14th Congressional District,” said Rep. Crowley, a staunch advocate for the arts. “Through this contest we have shown that both Queens and the Bronx have a tremendous talent pool of young artists whose work reflects of the rich cultural diversity of our district. I firmly believe in empowering our youth through the arts and this experience helps do just that. Congratulations to Jazmin on winning the contest and thank you to all the students who participated!” The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school art competition that provides an opportunity for Members of Congress to encourage and recognize artistic talents of their young constituents. Over 650,000 high school students nationwide have participated in the competition since 1982.

14th Congressional District Art Competition Winners: First Place: Jazmin Sabino, 12th grade, Collegiate Institute for Math and Science Second Place (tied): Paola Garcia, 10th grade, Monsignor Scanlan HS Alexandra Foglia, 11th grade, Preston HS Third Place: Cleopatra Zhonga, 11th grade, Preston HS

ISSUE IS CRUCIAL TO OUR MOST VULNERABLE NEW YORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES Assemblymember Nolan (D-Queens) announced that she helped pass a bill that would restore up to $90 million to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to help nonprofits who work with some of New York’s most vulnerable people (A.6692-C). “OPWDD-funded not-for-profits provide life-changing services for those with developmental disabilities, helping them get the care and compassion they need to live a quality life,” Assemblymember Nolan said. “Restoring the funding for these OPWDD services is vital and it’s something I won’t stop fighting for.” Due to a dispute with the federal government earlier this year, New York State was ordered to pay back $1.1 billion in “overpayments” for services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Fortunately, through negotiations with the federal government, the state was able to reduce that “claw back” by more than half to $500 million and was allowed to spread out the burden so that OPWDD providers didn’t carry that financial burden alone. This year’s state budget restored $30 million of $120 million in proposed cuts to OPWDD funding. However, this restoration is still shy of what is needed to provide services to this vulnerable population, leaving a 4.5 percent cut totaling $90 million. “The need for OPWDD services is enormous; it’s simply not an area where cuts can be absorbed,” Assemblymember Nolan said. “The state has acknowledged and is working to correct the mistakes that have been made in the past, but that’s no reason to penalize the developmentally disabled community, their families and their caretakers. “We’re approaching this problem head on because no one wants to see cuts in services,” Assemblymember Nolan said. “Individuals with developmental disabilities and their families need these services – their quality of life literally depends on it.”

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Domestic Violence Support Groups by Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services Woodside Mental Health Clinic, 61-20-Woodside Ave. Woodside The groups are FREE of charge. Individuals that are interested in attending must have an intake appointment prior to attending. Contact Laura Zimmermann, LCSW-R or Christine Rinaldi, LMSW at 718-779-1234 to schedule an appointment. Daytime group is every Wednesday from 10-11AM. Evening group meets the 1St and 3rd Wednesday from 6-7:30PM.

$40,000 to Woodside on the Move to continue its great concert series in Windmuller Park, the tenant and housing assistance project of Western Queens, and their adult literacy programming More than $65,000 for youth sports leagues, including St. Raphael’s, Corpus Christi, and the Long Island

City YMCA’s programming The Sunnyside/Woodside Boys & Girls Club for their summer programming for area youth ‘This money is not mine to give away. It is your tax dollars that I have the privilege to allocate as your Council Member,’ said Council Member Van Bramer. ‘I would also like to thank the mem-

bers of my staff – Matt Wallace, Jason Banrey, Deborah Tharrington, Andres Villa, Cody Reiter, Nick Gulotta and Cristina Diaz - who day in and day out, tirelessly work on your behalf. Their dedication to the people of the 26th District helps drive our office each and every single day. They inspire me and I am grateful for their service. Without them my office would not be able to achieve a fraction of all the great work we have accomplished so far. Finally, the work that you did – coming to rallies, sending petitions, and calling my office – really did make a difference. Thank you for making your voices heard and being active participants in government. As always, feel free to contact my office at (718) 383-9566 with any questions or concerns about the budget or any other matter I can be of assistance with.’

LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS. Index No. 8523/2013 (Date Purchased May 1, 2013). Ronald S. Wershba and Frederica S. Wershba, Plaintiffs, vs. Irving Davis (deceased), the mortgagee; Mollie Davis (deceased), individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of Irving Davis; David R. Davis (deceased), individually and as Petitioner of Family Administration of the Estate of Mollie Davis; Camille T. Davis, individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of David R. Davis and as Successor Trustee of the Mollie Davis Revocable Trust UDO January 10, 1992; and any and all other persons who may claim as heirs-at-law, next-of-kin, devisees, distributees, legal representatives, and successors in interest of said defendants, their wives or husbands, creditors, mortgagees, lienors, assigns and legal representatives of them and the successors in interest of said heirsat-law, next-of-kin, devisees, distributees and legal representatives, their wives, husbands, creditors, mortgagees, lienors, assignees and legal representatives of them and if any specifically named defendant or any defendants named as a class be dead, then their heirs-at-law, next-of-kin, devisees, grantees, distributees, husbands, widows, wives, executors, trustees, administrators, assigns, mortgagees, lienors and successors in interest and generally all parties having or claiming to have an interest in or lien upon the premises described in the complaint or any amendment thereto by, through or under any of said specifically named defendants herein or by, through or under any of the other defendants herein named specifically or as a class, all of whom and whose places of residence are unknown to the plaintiffs and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained, Defendants. SUMMONS To the above named Defendant(s), 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 Plaintiffs Attorney(s) within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated: April 28, 2013. CRAVATH, SWAINE & MOORE LLP by David S. Finkelstein, Esq., A member of the Firm, Attorneys for Plaintiffs, Worldwide Plaza, 825 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10019, (212) 474-1304. NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT OF ACTION AS TO ALL DEFENDANTS OTHER THAN CAMILLE T. DAVIS. The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of Hon. James L. Golia, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated the 30th day of May, 2013, and filed with the verified complaint and other papers, in the office of the Clerk of County of Queens at 8811 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens, New York. This is an action brought pursuant to N.Y. Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law Article 15, and specifically section 1501(4) thereof, to secure the cancellation and discharge of record of a mortgage recorded in the office of the clerk of Queens County on January 7, 1971, Liber 450 of Mortgages, at pages 1718 to 1721. The mortgagee was Irving Davis, who is now deceased, and the mortgagors are plaintiffs Ronald S. Wershba and Frederica S. Wershba. The mortgage was issued to secure a $23,000 loan made by Irving Davis to plaintiffs in connection with the sale by Irving Davis to plaintiffs of the property described below pursuant to a deed dated December 23, 1970. The mortgage is a lien on property located at 56-21 Metropolitan Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens, NY, which is described as: “ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough and County of Queens, City and State of New

York, bounded and described as follows: “BEGINNING at a point on the northerly side of Metropolitan Avenue formerly called Williamsburgh and Jamaica Turnpike, distant 211 feet, 9 inches westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the northerly side of Metropolitan Avenue with the westerly side of 60th Street, formerly Collins Avenue; running thence northerly at right angles to Metropolitan Avenue, 31 feet 10 3/4 inches; thence northwesterly parallel with Collins Avenue, now 60th Street, 69 feet, 3 3/8th inches; thence easterly parallel with the northerly side of Metropolitan Avenue, 41 feet 11 inches; thence southerly at right angles to Metropolitan Avenue, 100 feet to the northerly side of Metropolitan Avenue; thence westerly along the said northerly side of Metropolitan Avenue 27 feet to the point or place of the beginning. The mortgage has not been satisfied on the record, although the plaintiffs made all payments on the loan. Further, the statute of limitations for any claim to enforce the loan has expired. Dated: April 30, 2013. David S. Finkelstein, Esq., Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiffs, 825 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10019, (212) 474-1304. 6/14/13, 6/21/13, 6/28/13, 7/5/13 File No.: 2012-3114/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Attorney General of the State of New York The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of WILLIAM MATIENZO, 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 WILLIAM MATIENZO, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 41-24 58th Street, 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 WILLIAM MATIENZO, 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 22nd day of August, 2013 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 $2,492.00 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 24th day of June, 2013 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

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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 7/5/13, 7/12/ 13, 7/19/13, 7/26/13 Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on June 05, 2013, bearing Index Number NC000363-13/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) TASIN (Last) ELA. My present name is (First) MISS (Middle) TASIN (Last) ELA (infant). My present address is 6125 Woodside Ave., Apt 4C, Woodside, NY 11377 My place of birth is Bangladesh. My date of birth is March 24, 2001. Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on June 05, 2013, bearing Index Number NC000348-13/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) SCARLETT (Middle) ABIGAIL (Last) CONTRERAS-FAJARDO My present name is (First) FRANSITO (Middle) ABIGAIL (Last) CONTRERAS AKA FRANSITO ABIGAIL CONTRERAS FAJARDO (infant). My present address is 93-08 35 th Ave., Jackson Heights, NY 11372. My place of birth is Queens, NY. My date of birth is September 13, 1999.

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Church News Dear Editor, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 39th Avenue and 61st Street, has bad news. A boy ran out of the kindergarten school held in the basement of the new church and, although he was found and returned, the church had to close and permanently lose the kindergarten program, which was a good source of income. The good news came from the Episcopal Bishop of the Long Island Diocese, according to Father Anandsekar Joseph Manuel, priest in charge, at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church at 39-04 61st Street, Woodside .The bishop, has submitted plans to demolish the original wooden church because it is beyond salvation and repair after being damaged in a fire. A Woodside Community Center will be built on the site for the commu-

nity. A priest’s rectory will occupy the fourth floor. The old rectory where Father Manuel lives, at 39-07 61st Street will be demolished, as well, and the bishop will build and sell condominiums to finance the parish and diocese. Father will gladly provide details on when the demolition will begin.

Sincerely, John Caffrey, Woodside

Thank You, Council Member Van Bramer Dear Editor, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer deserves enormous thanks for his work in the most recent city budget negotiations. As Executive Director of Sunnyside Community Services, I have seen his tireless devotion to safeguarding the programs his constituents rely on. He has helped our organization do more to serve Queens, protecting our after-school programs and senior programs against proposed cuts, providing discre-

tionary funding to enhance our services for people of all ages, and providing $2.6 million in capital funding for a renovation that will improve the quality of services we are able to provide for seniors. This is the fourth year in a row we have relied on Jimmy to fight to save our after-school program at P.S. 150 Q, and he has never disappointed the children and families who rely on this program. I am grateful to him and to other members of the Council who work to protect and strengthen human services.

Sincerely, Judy Zangwill, Exec. Dir. SCS

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Lions Year End Dinner

by Sandra Bigitschke

The Sunnyside/Woodside Lions Club, led by President Norberto Saldana, held their annual end of year dinner recently. The Lions Club had a busy year of service to the community hosting Halloween and Easter parties for the local children, two park cleanups, donations to local schools, visits with the local senior residents and hosts of the most recent Street Fair. If you would like to join the Lions in helping the community, please call 718-937-2448 for information. Joining is always a GOOD thing. 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678

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Summer Concert Series

Thursday Evenings, July 11th - August 15th @ 7:00PM

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Shannon Gaels Take Championships by Rob MacKay

What happens when you teach a bunch of youngsters from Sunnyside, Woodside, Maspeth and Middle Village to play a sport? They win trophies! On June 15, the Shannon Gaels Football Club’s under-12 and under-10 teams won the New York Spring/Summer Division A Championships, the premier youth competition for Gaelic football in the Greater New York Area. This was a firstever dual title victory for the Shannon Gaels, which was founded in 2002. The squads are seen in photos after playing the champions in Rockland County. Gaelic football is a traditional Irish sport between two 15-player teams on a rectangular field with a spherical, leather ball. Players transport the ball via carrying, bouncing, kicking, passing and “soloing,” or dropping the ball and then toe-kicking it back into their hands. Points are scored for kicking or hand-passing the ball over a crossbar or kicking it under the crossbar into a net that a goalie guards. The Shannon Gaels actually has an under-six beginners program as well as boys and girls teams in the under-eight, under-10, under-12, under-14 and under-16 age categories. The club also plays other popular Irish sports, such as hurling and camogie.

60th Anniversary Marian Concert “Regina Angelorum” In Celebration Of The Queenship Of Mary Sunday, August 18th @ 3 p.m. The Choirs of Queen of Angels Church and guest musicians will be performing. Admission is FREE! After the concert refreshments will be served in the church auditorium. Queen Of Angels Church (44th Street and Skillman Avenue). For more information, visit our website, www.QueenofAngels.net, or call the rectory (718) 392-0011.

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FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013

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