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Star of Queens: Andrew Rocco
Star of Queens: Andrew Rocco
People Mitchell Kirk 9/17/2012 at 7:48AM

Andrew Rocco President of College Point Civic/Taxpayers Association COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: According to its website, the purpose of the College Point Civic/Taxpayers Association is to “improve the quality of life in our neighborhood.” Rocco contributes to this effort by helping to handle issues addressed at Community Board 7 meetings. Among these include advocating for small business [...]

Vincent Piazza dishes on going from Queens to the ‘Boardwalk’
Vincent Piazza dishes on going from Queens to the ‘Boardwalk’
Entertainment Billy Rennison 9/14/2012 at 3:43PM

Gangster lore permeates the streets of Queens: the land on which Juniper Valley Park in Queens now stands was seized from alleged World Series-fixer Arnold Rothstein’s estate over back taxes; “Goodfellas” was based on characters and events from Ozone Park; and dozens of gangsters’ graves pepper the city’s cemeteries — including Charles “Lucky” Luciano. Mere [...]

Star of Queens: Edward Babor
Star of Queens: Edward Babor
Stars Gregory Giaconelli 8/20/2012 at 7:39AM

Edward Babor Member, Community Board 1 COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Edward Babor has been a member of Community Board 1 for 10 years. He is also a board member of the Astoria Civic Association and has served as president of the Taminent Regular Democratic Club for the past 15 years. He sits on the board at the [...]

Star of Queens: Amy Tam-Liao
Star of Queens: Amy Tam-Liao
People Gregory Giaconelli 8/13/2012 at 8:00AM

Amy Tam-Liao, market manager Queens Community House Pomonok Center Community Involvement: Amy Tam-Liao is the director of community services at the Pomonok Center for the non-profit Queens Community House. She manages the Pomonok community-run farmer’s market. As director of community services, Tam-Liao organizes workshops and classes, helps with housing assistance, participates in the Pomonok Cancer [...]

Obit: Reverend Monsignor James P. King, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mel Parish
Obit: Reverend Monsignor James P. King, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mel Parish
Obituaries Queens Courier Staff 8/12/2012 at 12:18PM

Reverend Monsignor James P. King P.A., of Douglaston, passed away on August 1. Pastor Emeritus of St. Mel Parish, and Vicar General Emeritus, Diocese of Brooklyn. Son of the late James and Margaret King. Brother of the late Joseph King. Survived by his sister-in-law Mable King, his niece Barbara (Kevin) O’Connor, his nephews Thomas (Patricia) [...]

Saying goodbye to Marvin Hamlisch
Saying goodbye to Marvin Hamlisch
News Alexa Altman 8/08/2012 at 3:14PM

Marvin Hamlisch, the stage and screen composer who scored countless cultural masterpieces such as “A Chorus Line” and “The Way We Were,” passed away at the age of 68 in Los Angeles after a brief battle with an illness. Hamlisch was one of the few entertainers to obtain the coveted EGOT – winning an Emmy, [...]

Star of Queens: Sharon Banks
Star of Queens: Sharon Banks
Stars Queens Courier Staff 8/06/2012 at 8:15AM

Sharon Banks Community Library Manager Queens Library at Pomonok Community Involvement:  Sharon Banks has served as community library manager at Pomonok for the past six years. “I try to make the library visible to the community through neighborhood outreach,” said Banks.  The library has sponsored programs for the Queens Community House and has collaborated with [...]

Star of Queens: Stefan Stanjevic
Star of Queens: Stefan Stanjevic
Stars Gregory Giaconelli 7/30/2012 at 8:20AM

Stefan Stanjevic New York Hospital Queens Volunteer Community Involvement: Stefan Stanjevic is currently a volunteer member at New York Hospital Queens, where he is involved with the patient hospitality program. Stanjevic’s job at the hospital is to greet and converse with patients and ask them if they would like a book, magazine or newspaper. Stanjevic [...]

Obituary: Carmen E. Pierce
Obituaries Queens Courier Staff 7/29/2012 at 6:41AM

Carmen E. Pierce passed away on July 10. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Devoted mother of Joseph, Patricia West and Darren. Proud grandmother of Jessie West. Arrangements were handled by the Martin A. Gleason Funeral Home in Whitestone. A Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Fidelis R.C. Church. Interment was at Mt. [...]

Dr. Anne Attura Paolucci — author, scholar, professor
Dr. Anne Attura Paolucci — author, scholar, professor
Obituaries Queens Courier Staff 7/21/2012 at 4:42PM

Anne Attura Paolucci, Ph.D., author, scholar, professor, passed away on July 15 at New York Presbyterian Hospital after a short illness. Paolucci was the author of over 20 books of plays, short stories, novels, poetry and essays. In memory of her late husband, Dr. Henry Paolucci, she edited over 30 of his books. Her last [...]