Focus On Queens, Feb. 27

Samantha Kantor of Little Neck was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Clark University in Worcester, Mass.

PROPERTY TAX WORKSHOP: Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Flushing) hosted a Property Tax Assessment Workshop today with the New York City Tax Commission and the New York City Department of Finance. With the deadline for property tax assessment appeals quickly approaching, homeowners from across Rozic’s district learned how to challenge their property’s assessed value and filled out appeal applications on-site. If homeowners have any questions, they are encouraged to contact Rozic’s office at (718) 820-0241 or rozicn@assembly.state.ny.us.

PROPERTY TAX WORKSHOP:
Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Flushing) hosted a Property Tax Assessment Workshop today with the New York City Tax Commission and the New York City Department of Finance. With the deadline for property tax assessment appeals quickly approaching, homeowners from across Rozic’s district learned how to challenge their property’s assessed value and filled out appeal applications on-site. If homeowners have any questions, they are encouraged to contact Rozic’s office at (718) 820-0241 or rozicn@assembly.state.ny.us.

Local students received degrees during fall 2013 commencement ceremonies at SUNY Oneonta. They include:
Bayside: Jianan Wang, Bachelor of Science degree in human ecology.
Bellerose: Jonathan Goldman, Bachelor of Science degree in professional accounting.
Flushing: Mathew Frankel, Bachelor of Science degree in geology; Samantha Pepe, Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education; Joseph Prio, Bachelor of Science degree in biology; Adam Slifkin, Bachelor of Science degree in English.

The New York Army National Guard has announced the reenlistment of members in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation.
Specialist Herb Tudor of Queens Village has reenlisted to serve with the 133rd Quartermaster Support Company.
Sergeant Cheung Yip of College Point has reenlisted to serve with the 4th Finance Detachment.
Sergeant First Class Adam Meyer of Fresh Meadows has reenlisted to serve with the Headquarters, 106th Regiment (Regional Training Institute).
Sergeant First Class Francisco Colomer of Jackson Heights has reenlisted to serve with the 133rd Quartermaster Support Company.
Sergeant Keven Mena of Corona has reenlisted to serve with the 1569th Transportation Company.

Michael Chang of Bayside was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Arizona State University.

Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy. They include:
Floral Park: Nevin Jacob.
Flushing: Barry Hu, Joshua Lin, Qijun Liu, Jasmine Mullins, Huihui Tang, Nicholas Tantisujjatham.
Fresh Meadows: Camille Galanis, Jing Yee Lin, James Wang, Laurie Wu, Viola Wu, Litie Zhu.
Oakland Gardens: Matthew Yip.
Queens Village: Zunayed Abdullah, Erica Hoey.
Whitestone: Andy Lao, Brian Liu.

Sebastian Hoyos-Torres of Flushing was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Le Moyne College in Syracuse.

Craig Silver of Oakland Gardens was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, N.J.

Hua Jing of Flushing was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

COP OF THE MONTH AWARD: The 110th Precinct Community Council recently presented its Cop of the Month Award. Pictured (from left) are Councilman Daniel Dromm, Lt. Richard Rudolph, Officer Gerard Wrenn, Cop of the Month; Deputy Inspector Ronald Leyson, commanding officer; Evelyn DeCoursey, Community Council president; and Sgt. John Burke.

COP OF THE MONTH AWARD:
The 110th Precinct Community Council recently presented its Cop of the Month Award. Pictured (from left) are Councilman Daniel Dromm, Lt. Richard Rudolph, Officer Gerard Wrenn, Cop of the Month; Deputy Inspector Ronald Leyson, commanding officer; Evelyn DeCoursey, Community Council president; and Sgt. John Burke.

Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Rochester Institute of Technology. They include:
Douglaston: Lauren Vergara.
Flushing: Kwaku Oware-Addai, Samuel Wechter.
Fresh Meadows: Jack Chan.
Queens Village: Mark Philip.
Whitestone: Joseph Trotta.

Queens Community Cultural Judaism will celebrate Women’s History Month with biographical readings of 20th Century progressive Jewish women leaders in human and civil rights, social work, labor rights and more. Suggested donation is $5.
The event will take begin 2 p.m. March 1 at the UUCQ building at the corner of 149th Street and Ash Avenue. For information, call (718) 380-5362.

The Flushing Camera Club has announced the following meetings, which begin 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital. On March 5, they will hold a competition judged by Lou Cohen. On March 19, the program will be on theater photography with John Baretta.
For information, visit www.flushingcameraclub.com.

Helen Yi of Flushing was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Simmons College in Boston.

Navy Seaman Apprentice Jamie Joo and Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Clark, both of Flushing, recently reported to their new duty station, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

Jolie LiBert of Flushing was named to the honor roll at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Conn.

Local students received the Dean’s Award for academic excellence during the fall 2013 semester at Colgate University in Hamilton. They include:
Little Neck: Stefan Oliva.
Oakland Gardens: Mohammad Wiese.
Queens Village: Jessica Benmen.
Whitestone: Carlen Zhu.

Donald Competello of Whitestone received a Bachelor of Science degree in radiologic science administration during fall 2013 commencement ceremonies at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine in Standish, Maine.

Douglaston Community Theatre is seeking a stage manager/prop person for its spring show, “Night Must Fall.” This is a paid position. Rehearsals begin in late February with performances in May. If interested, send a letter of interest or resume to michael.wolf@omh.ny.gov or call (718) 347-5732.

Christina Wu of Whitestone was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Tufts University in Medford, Mass.

Upcoming events at the Kew Gardens Community Center include:
Healthy Habits, 11 a.m. Mondays.
Black History Month Jeopardy, 2 p.m. Feb. 27.
Poetry and Writing workshop with Mindy Lewis, 1:30 p.m. March 10.
Spanish, 1 p.m. Mondays.
“Barbara Streisand at Home,” noon March 3.
The Kew Gardens Community Center is located at 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202, Kew Gardens.