2003-07-09 / Political Page

On the brief side...

Weiner, Gallagher Dedicate New Flagpole
On the brief side...

On the brief side...

Weiner, Gallagher Dedicate New Flagpole

On July 3 Congressmember Anthony Weiner (D–Queens/Brooklyn) and City Councilmember Dennis Gallagher (R–C, Middle Village) joined with veterans groups to dedicate a new flagpole at the Pullis Cemetery in Middle Village. They dedicated the flagpole on the east lawn of Juniper Park at the corner of Juniper Boulevard North and Dry Harbor Road to the memory of those lost on September 11.

Bowne, Latimer Houses In Historic Trust

Bowne House, the oldest structure in Queens, and Latimer House, the homestead of African American inventor Lewis Latimer, are set to become part of the nonprofit Historic House Trust of New York City. Both houses are located in Flushing.

The 22-member Historic Trust includes three historic houses in Queens: Kingsland House, King Manor in Jamaica, and the Queens County Farm Museum in Bellerose.

Peralta Receives Olympic Torch

For the first time, the Olympic Torch of the 14th Pan-American Games came to Queens, with the honor going to Assemblymember Jose Peralta (D–Corona) when it arrived from Mexico at La Guardia Airport.

Peralta said before the Torch arrives in the Dominican Republic, its final destination, it will be presented in Queens, Manhattan, New Jersey, Boston, Miami and Puerto Rico.

Accompanied by City Councilmember Hiram Monserrate (D–Corona), the Torch was presented to the Queens community in Linden Park. Also present was Felipe Lopez, a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, community leaders, and several athletes. The latter were selected from several countries and carried the Torch from Linden Park to Roosevelt Avenue and 81st and then to Astoria Boulevard.

MetroCard Bus At Cohen’s Office

Senior citizens can apply for or refill their reduced fare MetroCards when the MetroCard Bus appears this Friday in front of Assemblyman Michael Cohen’s office at 98-08 Metropolitan Ave. between 69th Road and 70th Avenue in Forest Hills from 10 a.m. to Noon.

The bus visit is jointly sponsored by the lawmaker and the Forest Hills Community and Civic Association, headed by Barbara Stuchinski.

Cohen said anyone applying for a MetroCard must bring their Medicare card as well as a photo ID. Applications will be available in Cohen’s office prior to the visit. For more information, call his office at 718-263-5595.

Marshall Presents Student Awards

Ten Queens students were recently honored by Queens Borough President Helen Marshall for their award-winning expressions of the borough’s diversity through art, poems, essays and photographs.

The winners were Shandale Winston and Gabrielle Rosato, P.S. 66, Richmond Hill; Jamel Williams, P.S. 147, Cambria Heights; Ayasha Chowdhury, P.S. 166, Long Island City; Theresa Kim, P.S. 69, Bayside; Kevin Cai, P.S. 173, Fresh Meadows; Asma Nished, P.S. 229, Woodside; Veeral Mehta, Kew Forest School, Forest Hills; Daphne Armand, MS 67, Little Neck, and Beth Lin, John Bowne H.S., Flushing.

Each winner of the "What Cultural Diversity Means to Me" contest received gift certificates valued at $1,000 for their schools. The certificates will be used to purchase educational and recreational games, art supplies and sporting goods.

"These youngsters used their creativity and talents to express their everyday experiences of living in the world’s most diversified borough," Marshall said. "We are extremely proud of all of them."

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