December, 2013

Middle Village

Fallen sgt.’s gun fights on

Although James McNaughton was the first NYPD officer killed in the Iraq war, the Middle Village resident’s gun continues to fight city crime. Comment.

November, 2013


Avella honors Vietnam veterans with resolutions

A northeast Queens lawmaker rolled out the red carpet at his Bayside district office in honor of five distinguished veterans. Comment.
Middle Village

Veterans honored in Middle Village

Borough residents paid tribute to those who served in the military as well as enlisted men and women during the fifth-annual Queens Veterans Day Parade. The festivities kicked off on 80th Street and Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village and concluded with a ceremony at Christ the King High School. Comment.

September, 2013


Avella’s 9/11 motorcade remembers American heroes

Twenty-five street signs throughout northeast Queens sported red, white and blue wreaths this week in honor of Sept. 11 heroes, courtesy of state Sen. Tony Avella’s (D-Bayside) annual memorial motorcade, but one particular stop was added to the route just this year. Comment.

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August, 2013


Slain Marine remembered by relatives

The family of a Hollis soldier killed in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province in 2009 is preparing to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the 26-year-old’s death Aug. 17. Comment.

July, 2013


Sandy no match for Rockaway vet event

They were hurt serving their country and not even the devastation left in Superstorm Sandy’s wake could stop Rockaway residents from honoring the group of 32 soldiers during the annual three-day Wounded Warrior Project. Comment.
St. Albans

MLB gives All-Star Week gift to St. Albans Veterans hospital

America’s pastime paid tribute to those who served in the name of Old Glory when Major League Baseball unveiled a renovated outdoor space at the Veterans Affairs hospital in St. Albans earlier this week. Comment.
No Holds Barred

It’s time to support our troops

Very early on in our disastrous intrusions in Afghanistan and Iraq, I began to do two things, both related to the effect of these wars on Queens. Comment.

June, 2013

Forest Hills

Forest Hills street renamed for late community member

In what made for a joyous yet moving ceremony in honor of a late decorated police officer, elected officials, friends and family united Sunday in Forest Hills to see the intersection of Metropolitan and Ascan avenues co-named Thomas X. Winberry Way. Comment.
Long Island City

LIC Post renamed after WWII veteran

In an honorary ceremony that at times grew emotional, the Long Island City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2348 was officially renamed after World War II veteran and Astoria resident Rocco Moretto, who was recognized for his service and longtime dedication to the post. Comments (1).

Whitestone celebrates Memorial Day

Dozens congregated in Whitestone last Monday to honor those who served in the military. Comment.

Laurelton honors its veterans

Dozens of people flocked to Laurelton for the annual Memorial Day Parade, which began on Merrick Boulevard and concluded at Memorial Triangle, at 225th Street and North Conduit Avenue. Comment.
College Point

College Point turns out for Memorial Day event

College Point honored its veterans Sunday during the annual Memorial Day Parade. Comments (1).

Avella thanks our vets

In recognition of Memorial Day, state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) invited four decorated veterans into his northeast Queens district office with resolutions in hand to honor them for their service. Comment.
Little Neck

Little Neck commemorates Memorial Day

Hundreds marched in the annual Little Neck-Douglaston parade along Northern Boulevard. Comment.

Myrtle Ave. decked with stars & stripes

Dozens of people marched in the annual Ridgewood-Glendale Memorial Day Parade Monday Monday. Comment.

May, 2013

Howard Beach

Howard Beach honors veterans for their service

Howard Beach paid tribute to members of the military with its annual Memorial Day parade. Comments (1).

Maspeth celebrates Memorial Day

Marchers paid tribute to the fallen during the annual Memorial Day Parade. Comment.
Forest Hills

Forest Hills commemorates Memorial Day

The annual Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade drew flag-waving crowds to Metropolitan Avenue Monday. Comments (4).

Woodside celebrates its soldiers

Participants in the annual Woodside Memorial Day Parade started their procession at St. Sebastian’s Roman Catholic Church. Comment.

Baysider went to Nevada to test atomic weapons in 1952

Supporting a bid to stem juvenile delinquency in May 1952, Queens District Attorney T. Vincent Quinn hailed a court decision upholding a ban on certain publications as a “timely and powerful aid” to end the sale of “objectionable literature” at local newsstands. Comment.

March, 2013


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