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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Star of Queens: Betty Scott
Star of Queens: Betty Scott
People Gregory Giaconelli 7/16/2012 at 8:43AM

Betty Scott, President, Friends of Pomonok Library Community Involvement: Betty Scott is the president of the Friends of Pomonok Library (FPL), where she is always trying to bring in new ideas for fundraising and to set new, attainable goals. Scott, along with Assemblymember Michael Simanowitz and support from Camille T. Barrett and Jennifer Manley, from The Central [...]

Star of Queens: John Watusi Branch
Star of Queens: John Watusi Branch
Stars Samuel Lieberman 7/06/2012 at 8:26AM

John Watusi Branch Co-founder Afrikan Poetry Theater Inc. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: John Watusi Branch is the co-founder of the Afrikan Poetry Theater, which is celebrating 36 years this fall. The Theater is not just poetry. It has readings and workshops as well as children’s workshops, storytelling, drum making, mask making, and a weekly jazz series. The [...]

Star of Queens: John Rochelle
Star of Queens: John Rochelle
News Paola Anteri 6/29/2012 at 10:56AM

John Rochelle Co-founder Patient AirLift Services (PALS) Community Involvement: John Rochelle is one of the co-founders and vice chair of Patient AirLift Services (PALS), which provides free air transportation for patients based on their need for medical assistance. Rochelle is one of the many pilots who volunteers without any compensation and all of the aircraft [...]