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Obituary: Michelle ‘Mickey’ Prendergast
Obituary: Michelle ‘Mickey’ Prendergast
News Terence M. Cullen 5/16/2013 at 3:51PM

Michelle “Mickey” Prendergast (nee Caputo) passed away on Wednesday, May 15. She was 59. She is remembered for her ability to make people feel welcome and find the good in them, said her husband, Mark J. Prendergast, professor at St. John’s University. “She always had a smile, a joke, a story and a touch on [...]

Star of Queens: Jack Fried
Star of Queens: Jack Fried
News Mitchell Kirk 12/24/2012 at 8:38AM

Star of Queens: Jack Fried President,  111th Precinct Community Council COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: The 111th Precinct Community Council is made up of neighborhood residents. As president, Jack Fried leads the Council at its regular meetings, which are held on the first Tuesday of every month. Meeting topics include giving a rundown of crime statistics, discussing local issues [...]

Frank Macchiarola, former New York City schools chancellor, dead at 71
Frank Macchiarola, former New York City schools chancellor, dead at 71
Obituaries Queens Courier Staff 12/19/2012 at 5:22PM

Former New York City Schools Chancellor Frank J. Macchiarola died on Tuesday, December 18, announced St. Francis College, his alma mater, where he served as president for 12 years, beginning in 1996. As president, Macchiarola would continuously go through student transcripts, looking to help those that seemed to be struggling and to reward others who [...]

Star of Queens: Kevin Alexander
Star of Queens: Kevin Alexander
News Melissa Mott 12/10/2012 at 8:56AM

Star of Queens: Kevin Alexander Executive Director, Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Kevin Alexander is executive director of the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC), which is working throughout the Rockaways to rebuild and improve the quality of life for the peninsula. “You’d never expect the number of people that come out [...]

Obituary: Judge Lawrence V. Cullen
News Queens Courier Staff 11/28/2012 at 9:37AM

The Honorable Lawrence V. Cullen died in the early hours of Sunday, November 25 in his home, surrounded by family and friends. He was 64. He had battled multiple myeloma for several years. He is survived by his wife, Malgorzata “Margaret” (nee Zysk), and two children, Anya Sinead, 17, and Patrick Lawrence, 15; in addition [...]

Star of Queens: Bob Widdows
Star of Queens: Bob Widdows
News Mitchell Kirk 11/26/2012 at 8:15AM

Star of Queens: Bob Widdows President, East Coast Car Association COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Bob Widdows became president of the East Coast Car Association (ECCA) after Eddie Walter, the organization’s founder, passed away in 2007. Widdows says the ECCA currently has around nine members who work together to organize car shows and cruise nights, which are held every [...]