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Obituary: Carol Elizabeth Brostek
Obituary: Carol Elizabeth Brostek
Obituaries Queens Courier Staff 11/24/2012 at 12:21AM

Carol Elizabeth Brostek of Flushing passed away on Friday, November 9. Beloved wife of Joseph for 56 years. Cherished mother of Jeanne Altenau of Eastchester; the late Brian; Carol Benedetto and husband Paul of Massapequa; Gerard and wife Catherine of Merrick; and Annemarie Brostek Martines and husband Peter of Port Washington. Brostek was adored by [...]

Star of Queens: Paula Snider
Star of Queens: Paula Snider
News Mitchell Kirk 11/19/2012 at 8:32AM

Star of Queens: Paula Snider Tutor with Sunnyside Community Services After School Program COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Whether it’s math, writing or reading, Paula Snider helps elementary school students with their homework after school. She says she usually ends each session by reading the kids a story. PERSONAL: Born and raised in the Bronx, Snider attended college [...]

Obituary: Elena Jackson Atlas
Obituaries Queens Courier Staff 11/18/2012 at 4:18PM

Elena Jackson Atlas of Rego Park and Sarosota, Florida, passed away on November 10 at Lenox Hill Hospital. She is pre-deceased by her husband, Anthony. She is survived by her son Seth and his wife Clare and her son Cliff and his wife Laura. Three grandchildren, Emily, Elizabeth and Benjamin also survive. A graveside service [...]

Star of Queens: Tyler D. Cassell
Star of Queens: Tyler D. Cassell
News Mitchell Kirk 11/12/2012 at 9:02AM

Star of Queens: Tyler D. Cassell President, North Flushing Civic Homeowners Association COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: The North Flushing Civic Homeowners Association represents the needs of homeowners in a 90-block area between Union Street and Murray Street. Tyler D. Cassell said the organization was started around 15 years ago to combat overbuilding in the community. “When a problem arises [...]

Star of Queens: Gemma Cullen
News Mitchell Kirk 10/29/2012 at 8:25AM

Gemma Cullen Volunteer at Sunnyside Community Services COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Gemma Cullen does secretarial work in the Social Services department at Sunnyside Community Services, a social service agency providing assistance to those in need through programs for senior citizens, home care or afterschool programs, among others. PERSONAL: Cullen was born and raised in Sunnyside. After retiring [...]

Star of Queens: Katie Ellman
Star of Queens: Katie Ellman
News Mitchell Kirk 10/22/2012 at 8:11AM

Katie Ellman President, Green Shores NYC COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Green Shores NYC is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit community organization that works to improve and maintain the East River waterfront in Queens. As president, Katie Ellman leads a team of volunteers in their mission to sustain the waterfront by advocating for safe public parks, green spaces, street trees [...]

Star of Queens: Xavier Arthur
Star of Queens: Xavier Arthur
News Mitchell Kirk 10/15/2012 at 7:51AM

Star of Queens: Xavier Arthur Mentor at Forest Dale Inc.’s Fathering Initiative and Co-parenting Class COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: An alumnus of Forestdale Inc. himself, Arthur gives back to the program by mentoring parents currently enrolled in the Fathering Initiative and Co-Parenting Class, where he gives advice based on his previous experience. Whether it’s conflicts between parents [...]

Star of Queens: Connie Arroyo
Star of Queens: Connie Arroyo
News Mitchell Kirk 10/08/2012 at 8:46AM

Connie Arroyo Volunteer, Astoria Park Alliance COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Connie Arroyo contributes to the Astoria Park Alliance by attending monthly meetings and helping out with activities including cleaning up the beach along Shore Boulevard and helping organize the Astoria Shore Fest. The Fest was started four years ago and takes place over three Sundays in August and [...]

Star of Queens: Tatiana Grobelkiewicz
Star of Queens: Tatiana Grobelkiewicz
Stars Mitchell Kirk 10/01/2012 at 7:58AM

Star of Queens: Tatiana Grobelkiewicz Volunteer, Heavenly Angels Animal rescue in Ozone Park COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Tatiana Grobelkiewicz’s duties at the shelter consist of walking the dogs, cleaning the cages, assisting customers and helping out at events that the shelter participates in. She also gets to exercise her passion for photography by taking photos of the [...]

Star of Queens: Ron Coen
Star of Queens: Ron Coen
People Billy Rennison 9/24/2012 at 8:04AM

Star of Queens: Ron Coen President, Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: The Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps serves the neighborhoods of Forest Hills and Rego Park. As president, Ron Coen says it’s all about increasing availability to the community. He places a particular importance on ensuring people who are new to the neighborhoods the [...]