December, 2011


Veteran honored posthumously

After fate brought him to a Glendale cemetery, Michael Hogan realized that his World War I veteran grandfather’s gravesite deserved a military headstone. Comment.

Vets share experiences at Flushing’s Latimer House

The historic Lewis H. Latimer House in Flushing celebrated a belated Veterans Day Sunday by having former servicemen from the borough tell stories from their time in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy during the 1950s, and about the racial discrimination that came along with it. Comment.

November, 2011


Gillibrand gives Navy Cross to vet killed in Vietnam

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) visited North Shore-LIJ’s Rosen Family Wellness Center on Veterans Day to give the family of a Vietnam soldier killed on the battlefield 45 years ago military honors he was due but never received until now. Comment.

Veterans’ Day Ceremonies

Veterans Day events are scheduled at several locations in Queens. Comment.

October, 2011


Residents oppose rent hike

The elderly attendees of the Whitestone Armory are joining with the Greater Whitestone Taxpayers Civic Association and state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) to decry a plan by the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs they describe as designed to force them to pay more money. Comment.

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World War I monument shines brighter after renovation

For years, the Douglaston World War I monument sat neglected — its 75 names obscured by oxidation and overgrowth. Comment.

Respect Paul, Bennett views on 9/11

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Tony Bennett have served honorably in the U.S. military. Bennett saw the horrors of war first-hand as he was in combat in World War II. For those who have never served their country, be careful of how you judge the patriotism of those who have. Comment.

September, 2011


FDNY to fix leaky Totten roofs

The FDNY has plans for fixing the holes where the rain gets in. Comment.
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