BY ARIEL HERNANDEZ
Glen Oaks residents and elected officials gathered on Monday at the corner of 254th Street and Union Turnpike to announce a street co-naming in memory of Jack M. Friedman, a former advocate for Northeast Queens.
During his years of activism in the community, Friedman was the president of Community School Board 26, president of the Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council, a member of Community Board 1 and executive director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, and served on the SNAP Innovative Senior Center board.
“The co-naming of 254th Street as Jack M. Friedman Way could not be a more appropriate way to honor a man so dedicated to his community and the borough of Queens,” said Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows). “Jack not only served as the executive director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce and as my chief of staff during my time in the New York City Council—representing the best interests of Queens at the chamber and helping guide me through the council as chairman of the finance committee—but also spent his free time volunteering for a number of organizations across our borough. Jack’s impact on our community was tremendous.”
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