Rory Staunton

Jackson Heights park renamed after young advocate gone too soon
Jackson Heights park renamed after young advocate gone too soon
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 9/24/2013 at 3:17PM

Although he was taken at a young age, Rory Staunton’s dedication, integrity and innocence will continue to live on through a park he fought to save. Family, friends, students, local elected officials and Parks Department representatives gathered on Monday in Jackson Heights to unveil the renaming of the acquired Parks Department athletic field at the [...]

Jackson Heights park to be renamed in tribute to beloved student
Jackson Heights park to be renamed in tribute to beloved student
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 4/29/2013 at 9:05AM

Those who knew Rory Staunton say it would be a fitting tribute. The newly-acquired Parks Department property at the Garden School athletic field in Jackson Heights may soon bear his name. The 12-year-old lost his life last April due to sepsis poisoning after falling while playing basketball in his school’s gym. What doctors believed to [...]