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Job hiring event for veterans

BOROWIDE — Veterans seeking job opportunities are invited to attend a hiring fair, designed for employers who have open positions to fill within their companies and specifically want to offer those opportunities to veterans.

Sponsored by the America Works of New York, Inc. and the mayor’s office of veteran’s affairs, the event will take place on January 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 346 Broadway in Manhattan, on the eighth floor.

“Our veterans risk their lives to protect us every day,” Turner said. “They deserve all of the assistance we can give them to make a smooth transition back into civilian life. This is a wonderful event that seeks not only to provide veterans information about potential jobs, but for them to interview and get hired on the spot.”

All veterans — especially those receiving federal aid, or those who are living in a shelter or in danger of homelessness — are encouraged to attend.

“This event is a good opportunity for unemployed veterans to put the skills they learned as members of the armed services to work for the American economy,” Turner said.

Employers will be interviewing veterans to work in fields of food service, personal training, driving, green technology, warehouse, security, banking, machine repair and maintenance.

To reserve a spot, call Carlyle Outten at 212-599-5627 Ext. 133 by January 13.

 

Public hearing on street changes

WOODHAVEN —

Residents seeking to voice their concern or hear more about street change proposals in the neighborhood can attend a public hearing on Wednesday, February 1 at 7 p.m. It will take place at St. Elizabeth’s on 84th Street and Atlantic Avenue.

 

Republican club meeting

OZONE PARK —

The next meeting for the Angelo Graci Republican Club will be held on Tuesday, January 24 at 8 p.m. It will take place in the Community Center of Christ Lutheran Church, located on the corner of 101st Avenue and 86th Street. The club is looking for new members.

 

Peninsula Hospital expands radiology services

FAR ROCKAWAY —

Peninsula Hospital Center recently expanded its radiology services, unveiling its new state of the art Novarad Radiology Information System. The newly-installed equipment is said to cut costs and time, saving the hospital thousands of dollars annually, officials said. It will allow hospital physicians to access their radiographic imaging studies remotely on their iPads or smart phones, among other things.

 

Ozone Park celebrates 130 years

OZONE PARK —

Southwest Queens neighborhood Ozone Park turns 130 years old this year. To highlight and celebrate the anniversary throughout the year, Senator Joseph Addabbo — who is a lifelong resident of Ozone Park — plans to speak before various civic groups, visit area schools, libraries, senior centers and attend observances held around the neighborhood.

“Ozone Park is a great community. It consists of hard working people, small businesses that serve the area and residents who truly care about the neighborhood,” Addabbo said.

 

Teen cancer survivor keeps on giving

MIDDLE VILLAGE —

Carly Rose Nieves will be celebrating her Sweet Sixteen on February 3. But in lieu of personal gifts, the Middle Village teen who battles with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is asking for guests to bring new toys, games or gift cards to be donated to The John Theissen Children’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization.

“We weren’t sure if she would make it to that age, and she did,” said mom Lisa Horner. “Now, she just wants to help other people.”

For more information on how to help donate, email lhorner67@gmail.com.

 

Free informational lecture

HOWARD BEACH —

Senator Joseph Addabbo will host a series of open and free Social Security informational lectures on Medicare, e-services, retirement, disability and benefits around his 15th Senate District. The most upcoming event will take place on Tuesday, January 24 at the Howard Beach Senior Center, located at 156-45 84th Street. The lecture will begin at 10:30 a.m.