Military

October, 2012

Corona

Corona honors man shot on GCP

More than 150 mourners, many of whom wore National Guardsmen uniforms, filled the seats and lined the walls at the Eternal Love Baptist Church in Corona Friday to say goodbye to Noel Polanco, a 22-year-old man who was shot by a police detective during a traffic stop even though he was unarmed. Comment.

September, 2012

Middle Village

Turner accepting applications for service academy nominations

U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village) announced that the application process for fall 2013 service academy nominations has begun. Comment.
Middle Village

Turner welcomes House passage of mass transit security bill

U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village) has announced passage by the House of Representatives of his bill to strengthen security in the nation’s mass transit facilities. Comment.

August, 2012

Bellerose

Pols push for passage of veteran-owned business legislation

Two area politicians took to Bellerose Thursday morning to advocate for state legislation that would require contracting opportunities be procured to veteran-owned businesses, similar to a current federal law. Comment.

July, 2012

Letters

Ex-mayor appreciates kind words

Your June 7-13 editorial “Search for the Next Ed Koch” arrived at my desk. Thank you for your generous comments concerning my mayoralty. Comments (1).
Breezy Point

Wounded warriors hit the water for annual Rockaway festival

Cpl. Jason Wheeler smiled and laughed as he strapped on his goggles while he was poolside in Breezy Point Saturday. Before continuing his efforts to become a master scuba diver, Wheeler took a breather to share his story on what brought the New Hampshire native to New York. Comment.
Letters

It is important to display the flag

On May 28, several board members and I had the opportunity and honor to participate in the Whitestone Memorial Day Parade. Comments (107).
Military

Support returning Queens vets with AT&T

In 2007, 12- and 13-year-old Robbie and Brittany Berquist, a brother-sister team, devised Cell Phones for Soldiers to make sure deployed soldiers could keep in touch with loved ones at home for free. Comment.

June, 2012

Military

Paratroopers hone medical skills at North Shore

Jumping from the sky to provide medical treatment in some of the most dangerous conditions is hard enough, according to pararescue flight surgeon Lt. Col. Stephen Rush, which is why he said last week’s special training at North Shore-LIJ’s BioSkills Education Center was so helpful. Comment.
Ridgewood

Myrtle Avenue awash in red, white and blue

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

U.S. must increase military strength

The latest information about the national economy continues to be bleak. Only 69,000 new jobs were created in May, less than what was forecast. Comment.
Letters

U.S. must increase military strength

With our military budget calling for large reductions in military personnel and weaponry, our nation needs to watch two powerful nations: Russia and China. Comments (2).
Maspeth

Military heroes hailed on Grand Avenue

Hundreds of people attended the Memorial Day parade last week in Maspeth. Comment.
Woodside

Woodside honors fallen soldiers with parade

The annual Woodside Memorial Day Parade started at St. Sebastian’s Roman Catholic Church and processed throughout the neighborhood. Comment.
Laurelton

Veterans honored during Laurelton parade

Dozens of people attended the annual Laurelton Memorial Day Parade. Comment.
Bayside

Avella gives kudos to four vets for Memorial Day

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) honored four veterans of World War II and the Vietnam War at his office last Thursday in anticipation of Memorial Day. Comment.
Whitestone

Whitestone honors heroes in Memorial Day parade

Surviving veterans gathered with residents and elected officials for the annual Memorial Day Parade in Whitestone Monday. Comments (4).

May, 2012

Forest Hills

Forest Hills honors U.S. heroes

Residents lined Metropolitan Avenue in remembrance of veterans at the annual Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade Sunday. Comments (1).
College Point

College Point remembers heroes

Residents of College Point lined the streets to honor the men and women of the U.S. armed forces at the annual Memorial Day Parade Sunday. Comment.
Flushing

Marines land in Flushing Meadows for Fleet Week

Marines from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264, the “Black Knights,” landed in Flushing Meadows Corona Park Sunday during a Fleet Week demonstration. Comment.
Bayside

Lancman pushes pro-veteran agenda in bid for House

Calling on real-life experiences, state Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) outlined a pro-veterans agenda Monday as part of his bid for New York’s 6th Congressional District. Comment.

April, 2012

Howard Beach

Turner gives medal to son of Queens vet

The Greatest Generation deserves the greatest of honors — even if the battles they fought were more than a half-century ago. Comment.

March, 2012

Forest Hills

Veterans’ groups struggle due to high city fees

Leaders of veterans’ organizations in the borough said they are being crippled by permits and violations from the city, which have put one Queens post’s parade in jeopardy and caused another to cut down on events. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Lancman honors Francis Lewis’ Drill Team

State Assemblyman Rory Lancman helda ceremony to honor the Francis Lewis High School Patriot Battalion Drill Team after the group wonthe NYC Drill League Competition. Comments (2).

February, 2012

St. Albans

Huntley gives Valentine’s to St. Albans vets

State Sen. Shirley Huntley visited the New York State Veterans’ Home at St. Albans Saturday to distribute Valentine’s Day gifts and flowers to Air Force veterans Rosario Cracchiolo and Mana Dejesus. Both women received roses, candy, letters balloons and gift bags from Huntley, who distributed similar items to more than 20 other female veterans at the hospital. Comment.
Rego Park

Boro WW II vet gets Bronze Star

Nearly 70 years after he fought in North Africa and Sicily during World War II, former Rego Park resident Arno Heller finally received the Bronze Star he was entitled to, thanks to U.S. Rep. Bob Turner’s (R-Middle Village) office. Comment.
Letters

This fall vote for change favoring you

Finally, our troops are out of Iraq but without the oil which precipitated the phony invasion and without the lives of our 4,000 soldiers unknowingly fighting and dying for it. Comment.

January, 2012

Letters

U.S. must stop stationing troops abroad

Bring our troops home now. The United States is in a state of perpetual war. American troops are stationed in almost every country around the globe. Comments (1).
Bayside

Carrozza sponsors 16th annual Valentines for Vets

Ann-Margaret Carrozza is sponsoring her 16th annual Valentines for Vets gift drive. The Law Offices of Ann-Margaret Carrozza, in conjunction with state Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside), the Jefferson Democratic Club and Dr. Robert Mittman, will be collecting donations of cards and candy, toiletries and new clothing for hospitalized and disabled veterans. Comments (1).
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