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Steve Francavilla (l.) and Glenn Affonso paint stairs using a fresh coat of red paint. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Tony Vidal from Display Technologies paints a door at the Poppenhusen Institute in College Point. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Mike Woxon does his part with the planting. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Bruce Gommerman (r.) and Tony Lababera carry a table to the third floor. Photo by Christina Santucci
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The Poppenhusen Institute's Grand Auditorium after volunteers worked for several hours to clean. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Employees of Display Technologies plant marigolds around a tree in the backyard. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Rosetta Grosvenor (l.) and Tony Vidal paint a door. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Rosetta Grosvenor and Dan Dagosta help to paint a door on the second floor. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Steve Cummings helps to plant flowers. Photo by Christina Santucci

About 60 workers from Display Techologies, based in College Point, spent several hours planting flowers, painting fences and making repairs to the Poppenhusen Institute in College Point.

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Carmine says:
Thank you Alfredo for organizing this team effort for the Poppenhusen Institute clean up last week. We need more community leaders like you.

for further information email us at
Malbagardenscivic@hotmail.com
June 24, 2012, 10:31 am
Alfredo says:
Thank you Carmine. The Poppenhusen Institute in College Point has been a fixture in the community for 143 years.

But even the oldest, most historic structures are often no match for an economic maelstrom, and the institute has fallen on hard times along with much of the rest of the nation. I am very happy to have called for this clean up to take place.
June 24, 2012, 10:50 am
Angelo says:
We're all ears on this one Alfredo, please explain your involvement with this project.
June 26, 2012, 12:52 pm
Nag from my moms basement says:
Dude you really smoke way too much of the good stuff if you think al made the comments above

Come on we ain't that dumb

Is we?
June 26, 2012, 8:24 pm
Angelo says:
That's right it was Carmine, Alfredo doesn't exist. Do you think we that dumb? Maybe some smoke will clear the voices in your head.
June 27, 2012, 9:51 am
Ang from my moms basement says:
Na bro

You saying it was Carmine ?

Easy on the blunts son

It was you
I mean me
I mean us
You
June 27, 2012, 4:36 pm
Annie says:
Alfredo, what do you have to do with this story?
June 28, 2012, 8:47 am
Auntie says:
You too?
June 28, 2012, 3:38 pm
Chrissy says:
These comments are absolutely pathetic!
June 29, 2012, 12:32 pm
Annie says:
Alfredo, I don't understand why you are taking credit for something you apparently have no involvement with. Please explain to me, one of the people that was involved.
June 29, 2012, 12:55 pm
Angelo says:
Annie, just so you know. Carmine, Nag, Auntie, Chrissy, EllenB, Marco, Rosario, Josh, Charlie, Lou, Enough already, Outta yo mind and Alfredo..

ALL the same person Alfredo C from Malba Gardens Civic. Be VERY careful.
June 29, 2012, 3:35 pm
Annie says:
Thank you Angelo.

Alfredo, now I understand why Carmine and EllenB speak for you.

You are the one taking credit for the
Poppenhusen Institute repair and clean up project. No one has ever heard of you. You say we are insulting and disgusting and trying to discredit you, how by telling the truth? You have had nothing to do with this community effort. Please explain yourself.
June 30, 2012, 11:26 am
Carmine says:
No!! He does not have to explain himself to you or anyone else. He is a good man trying to do good things for this community.
June 30, 2012, 3:21 pm
EllenB says:
Actually Annie he hasn't said anything here.

None of the comments posted on this site were by Al. I do not speak for him, I just know the truth and what is really going on here.

Al would never take credit for anything he was not involved in.

Al had nothing to do with the museum and has never said anything contrary. The people who posted as Al on this site have an agenda to discredit him.

I assure you I am real and my name is Ellen.
June 30, 2012, 4:05 pm
Lisa says:

Hi Annie, the work you are doing at the institute is great but as for this guy, his MO, if you will is to take the credit for something he never did then only if someone calls him out on it, he claims it wasn't him by using different names such as EllenB or Carmine to denie his falsehoods, blame an impostor and present him as a Saint.

Nuts?, Oh yeah!
July 1, 2012, 6:55 am
Angelo says:
Hey EllenB, You not omly speak for him, you are him.
July 1, 2012, 11:53 am
Paul Tower says:
Hello John

I see you are still at your old games

Just remember I am on to you and your crew
July 1, 2012, 12:22 pm

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