star of queens

Star of Queens: John Ferreira, president, Junction Boulevard Merchants Association
Star of Queens: John Ferreira, president, Junction Boulevard Merchants Association
News Queens Courier Staff 10/21/2013 at 9:16AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: “I’m the president of the Merchants Association on Junction Boulevard, so I take care of basically anything that has to deal with merchants. If we need to get in contact with the police precinct, I’m in charge of that. If there’s a problem with local sanitation, I’m in charge of that also. I’m [...]

Star of Queens: Gina Baldwin, Americorps, Hunters Point Library, NYC Civic Corps
Star of Queens: Gina Baldwin, Americorps, Hunters Point Library, NYC Civic Corps
News Queens Courier Staff 10/14/2013 at 9:13AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: “I do community outreach for a living, and it’s always been a part of my life. Even my introduction to New York was through community service when I moved here four years ago to work with the Parks Department, so I really only known New York City in general through community service. Most [...]

Star of Queens: Alberta Crowley, volunteer, Bricktown Community Garden
Star of Queens: Alberta Crowley, volunteer, Bricktown Community Garden
News Queens Courier Staff 9/23/2013 at 9:07AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: The Community Garden on 106th Avenue and 173rd Street in southeast Queens has become a second home to Alberta Crowley for the past five years. Crowley, 70, volunteers at the garden, planting any and every kind of vegetable. She additionally works with a group of developmentally disabled individuals, helping them harvest their own [...]

Star of Queens: Walter Mugdan, president Udalls Cove Preservation Committee, Westmorland Association
Star of Queens: Walter Mugdan, president Udalls Cove Preservation Committee, Westmorland Association
News Queens Courier Staff 9/02/2013 at 10:10AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Walter Mugdan is the president of both the Udalls Cove Preservation Committee (UCPC), an environmental conservation group, and the Westmorland Association, a small homeowners’ association in the Westmorland section of Little Neck. A Westmorland resident, Mugdan enjoys working for the organizations because they are both in the area where he grew up, and [...]

Star of Queens: Janet McCreesh, president, Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association
Star of Queens: Janet McCreesh, president, Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association
News Queens Courier Staff 8/26/2013 at 9:17AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Janet McCreesh serves as the president of the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association, which serves to unite and encourage all homeowners and residents to improve and maintain the community. In addition to her duties as president, McCreesh is also an executive assistant for a construction company in New York City. McCreesh is the mother of [...]

Star of Queens: Janet McEneaney, president of Queens Quiet Skies, Community Board 11 member
Star of Queens: Janet McEneaney, president of Queens Quiet Skies, Community Board 11 member
News Queens Courier Staff 8/19/2013 at 9:17AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Janet McEneaney works as an attorney, arbitrator and mediator and is a professor on the adjunct faculty at New York University, where she teaches law and business subjects, in addition to her work with the community. After experiencing some neighborhood problems shortly after McEneaney arrived in Bayside, she began a civic association. In [...]

Star of Queens: Barbara Stuchinski, president, Forest Hills Community & Civic Association
Star of Queens: Barbara Stuchinski, president, Forest Hills Community & Civic Association
News Queens Courier Staff 8/12/2013 at 9:03AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Barbara Stuchinski is deeply involved with her community. Not only is she president of the Forest Hills Community & Civic Association, Stuchinski is also involved with the Remson Park Coalition, Community Board (CB) 6, which oversees Forest Hills and Rego Park, and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) of CB 6. Stuchinski’s responsibilities [...]

Star of Queens: Len Santoro, American Cancer Society, Juniper Park Civic Association
Star of Queens: Len Santoro, American Cancer Society, Juniper Park Civic Association
News Queens Courier Staff 8/05/2013 at 9:12AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Len Santoro started working with the American Cancer Society three years ago. It was his first time volunteering for such a group. Since then, Santoro has worked on several fundraising projects for the society. He also helped work with financial services company Standard & Poor’s to organize a volunteer day. Around the same [...]

Star of Queens: Brent O’Leary, president, Hunters Point Civic Association
Star of Queens: Brent O’Leary, president, Hunters Point Civic Association
News Queens Courier Staff 7/29/2013 at 10:09AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE:  Brent O’Leary has dedicated countless hours to the Queens community. He founded the Hunters Point Civic Association, which advocates for neighborhood causes, brings awareness of issues to the community and works to get community feedback. About two years ago, O’Leary became one of the founding members of the Boys and Girls Club’s Sunnyside/ [...]