Maspeth, Middle Village set to co-name two streets for community leaders


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The City Council unanimously passed a bill Thursday that includes the proposed co-naming of two Queens streets, one in Maspeth and the other in Middle Village.

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Star of Queens: Richard Hourahan, collections manager at the Queens Historical Society


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THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Richard Hourahan’s presentations can be seen by audiences all throughout Queens in various locations, with an estimated 7,000 people having attended an exhibit he produced for the World’s Fair Anniversary Festival in 2014.

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Star of Queens: Bishop Witold Mroziewski, auxiliary bishop-elect, Diocese of Brooklyn


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Auxiliary Bishop-elect Witold Mroziewski was born in Augustow, Poland, on March 25, 1966. Mroziewski graduated from his seminary with a master’s degree in theology and was ordained on June 29, 1991.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger surprises Howard Beach fitness consulting couple


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Photo courtesy Jack and Corrine Wlody

A fitness consulting couple from Howard Beach were especially pumped up when they were honored at a recent fitness convention in Ohio, as they got a chance to meet the Terminator.

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Star of Queens: Mitch Karpp, program director, Youth and Camp Services at the Queens Central Y


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Mitch Karpp is the program director of Youth and Camp Services at the Queens Central Y at 67-09 108th St. in Forest Hills. He joined the Y family in 1984 as a camper before becoming the teen director in 1994, and finally moved up to his current post in 2010.

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Star of Queens: Marlene Smith-Sotillo, president and CEO, Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation International


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Marlene Smith-Sotillo is the president and CEO of the Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation International based out of Jamaica. She engages the community with educational outreach workshops, health fairs and support group development to improve the quality of life for those affected by the disease.

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Steve Piorkowski, energetic Bayside coach, dies from cancer at 54


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Photo courtesy of Steve Piorkowski's family

Steve Piorkowski, a Bayside High School softball and basketball coach known throughout the athletic league for his winning teams and his determination to fight a life-threatening disease, died at 54 after struggling with cancer for three years.

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George Onorato, former Queens state senator, dies


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Lifelong Queens resident and former state Senator George Onorato, who served the 12th Senate District in western Queens for over two decades, died on Saturday. He was 86.

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