Verizon heroes honored by City Council for stopping Flushing rape


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Councilmember Julissa Ferreras

The City Council honored Verizon technicians Michael Popowich, Anthony Howley and John Gilday with a proclamation Tuesday. The trio thwarted a rape in Flushing in October by chasing the attacker and sitting on him until cops arrived.

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Verizon workers stop Flushing rape, chase down suspect


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Three Queens-bred heroes thwarted a rape in Flushing last week by chasing, catching and sitting on the attacker until cops arrived. Verizon technicians Michael Popowich, Anthony Howley and John Gilday were finishing up a job at 150-24 Northern Boulevard on October 30 when they saw a man lurking across the street around noon. They said […]

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Far Rockaway residents still receiving Verizon bills despite no service since Sandy


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

It’s been five months since 77-year-old Arquilla Heard has been able to make a phone call. Since Sandy, the Far Rockaway resident — and many of her neighbors in the Ocean Bay Houses — have had no cell phone service from Verizon. Heard has received monthly phone bills since the storm, some reaching nearly $200. […]

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Verizon workers rally for contract


| dbeltran@queenscourier.com

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Verizon workers, without a contract since last August, are sending a clear message: “Can you hear me now?” Over 300 workers, including many Communications Workers of America union members, rallied in front of the Verizon telephone building in Jamaica and in front of a nearby Verizon Wireless store. According to Amy Muldoon, employees are currently […]

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Verizon Foundation gives $7,500 to QCP


By Queens Courier Staff

Queens Centers for Progress (QCP) received a $7,500 grant from the Verizon Foundation that will help support literacy development for children with disabilities. “We are delighted to have received funds from Verizon for this project,” said Nancy Glass director of QCP’s Children’s Center. “This grant enables us to individualize a program to meet each child’s […]

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Safe Horizons receives funds from Verizon


| ccruz@queenscourier.com

With many social service organizations burdened by budget cuts, the beneficiaries of these services shouldn’t have to suffer. For this reason, and as a part of the inauguration of their new retail store in Jamaica, Verizon Wireless presented Safe Horizon, the largest provider of domestic violence related services in New York City, with a check […]

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Verizon offers PDA tutorials


By Queens Courier Staff

Verizon Communications will be offering consumers the latest tips on how to use key cell phone features in two free workshops this month designated for those without access to IT support. On Thursday, November 13 and Monday, November 24, the Verizon Wireless Communications Store located at 31-25 Steinway Street in Astoria will be hosting a […]

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Verizon is leader in cell phone recycling


By Queens Courier Staff

A new report from an environmental group reveals that most wireless service providers are not in compliance with the New York State cell phone recycling law. INFORM, Inc., an environmental organization, surveyed service provider retailers and found that almost all offered cell phone recalls, but found that 48 percent of providers failed to advertise the […]

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Verizon to hold PDA and Smartphone workshop


By Queens Courier Staff

Ask anyone what they need more of and the answer will most likely be “time.” It is our most valuable commodity and why so many consumers are turning to Smartphones and PDAs to help manage it. Wireless customers who apply business principles to manage their personal lives can save time, be more productive and, ultimately, […]

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Verizon to battle Time Warner cable monopoly


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

Queens residents could have a choice of cable TV providers this year, if telephone and internet service provider Verizon’s proposal to offer their “FiOS” fiber-optic cable TV service receives approval from the New York City Franchise and Concession Review Committee (FCRC). The committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday, May 20, on the Verizon proposal. […]

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Verizon opens new store at Bay Terrace


By Queens Courier Staff

Verizon Wireless celebrated the grand opening of its newest Communications Store located in The Bay Terrace shopping center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a pledge to the local community. The event launched a month-long HopeLine phone recycling drive to benefit the Center for the Women of New York. Formerly the Queens Women’s Center, this local […]

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Verizon Wireless comes to Bayside


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

Verizon Wireless, operator of the self-proclaimed “nation’s most reliable wireless network,” recently opened a new Communications Store in Bayside, the 141st in the New York Metro area. Conveniently located on the lower level of the Bay Terrace Plaza shopping center at 23-70 Bell Boulevard, the new store features over 3,100 square feet of retail, technical […]

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A week of remarkable people


| vschneps@queenscourier.com

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What fun it was to be live on the Aurelia & CAStyles XYz TV show last Friday. The effervescent Aurelia has created a variety show, and I had the pleasure of talking with her during the hour-long show seen on Time Warner, RCN, Verizon FiOS and Cablevision. Her husband and co-producer Al Chico started the […]

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Two Glendale residents searching for kidney transplants


| slicata@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

When the workday ends for Debbie Zeni, she returns to her Glendale home to her husband and two children, Ava, 8, and Dario, 9. But before she can spend time with them, she has to meet with another member of the household: Nancy #3.

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