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Family, friends remember Flushing 20-year-old killed in motorcycle crash
Family, friends remember Flushing 20-year-old killed in motorcycle crash
Northeast Melissa Chan 6/20/2013 at 9:44AM

Hundreds gathered in spite of wind and rain to honor a 20-year-old Flushing man killed in a motorcycle crash last week. “This was one of my best friends,” said Niaz Aziz. “He was like a brother to me.” Kiyanoush Asif died June 12 when he crashed his 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle into an oncoming 2011 Honda [...]

Army pays tribute at Fort Totten to those lost
Army pays tribute at Fort Totten to those lost
News Philip Hertling 9/11/2012 at 11:53AM

They gathered to pay tribute to those who stood — and fell — defending our freedom. Soldiers of the United States Army Reserve gathered at Fort Totten’s annual September 11 memorial on Saturday morning, September 8, to remember six first responders lost in the terror attacks. “Those of us who wear the uniform, for generations, [...]

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Flight 587 ten years later: Holidays without a loved one
Flight 587 ten years later: Holidays without a loved one
News Melissa Chan 11/14/2011 at 3:54PM

For Angilda Delacruz, 21, without her aunt and godmother Magnolia Pena, the upcoming holidays are the toughest part of the year. “When we were little, we would always go to her house, and she would always have these baked cakes ready and chocolate lollipops in her fridge. We would always get in trouble for stealing [...]

Flight 587 remembered 10 years later
Flight 587 remembered 10 years later
News Melissa Chan 11/14/2011 at 12:26PM

Click here to view our Flight 587 memorial gallery. Ten years may have passed since the tragic crash of Flight 587, but hundreds of loved ones who gathered to mourn at the memorial site remember as if it was yesterday. “After 10 years, we still have open wounds from what happened,” said Rafael Almonte, who [...]

Residents Gather to Mark Tenth Anniversary of 9/11
Residents Gather to Mark Tenth Anniversary of 9/11
News Jessica Lyons 10/12/2011 at 2:04PM

North Shore Towers residents were joined by local elected officials and members of law enforcement as they marked the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Board President Bob Ricken began by acknowledging Towers residents Tom Lyons and Todd Heiman. Lyons responded to Ground Zero following the attacks while Heiman worked at [...]

Honoring the fallen at St. Michael’s
Honoring the fallen at St. Michael’s
News Bob Doda 9/28/2011 at 4:17PM

Equally as striking as the monument listing the names of the 343 firefighters that sacrificed their lives on September 11, 2001 are the bricks at its base with the names of the first responders from all emergency services that died as a result of working on “the pile.” As of now, the number of first [...]

Memorial set for Hank Auffarth
Memorial set for Hank Auffarth
News Billy Rennison 9/15/2011 at 7:20PM

Hank Auffarth, affectionately known as “Hank from the Bank” will be memorialized at Terrace on the Park on Tuesday, September 20 from 5 to 9 p.m. While his professional accomplishments were within the banking industry, friends and colleagues say they paled in comparison to his charitable work, especially with the Child Center of NY. “Hank [...]