100 Years Later, Tombstones For Civil War Vets

“It was a Memorial Day over a century in the making.” That is how Sean Walsh described his holiday weekend, as he was able to bury two of his great grandfathers who fought in the Civil War at the Cemetery of the Evergreens in Ridgewood. Walsh’s great grandfathers, John Charles Walsh and Charles Louis Haniquet, […]

Memorial Day Opportunity

To The Editor: Folks ready to fire up their outdoor grill on Memorial Day face a deadly choice of inflicting food poisoning or cancer on family and friends: food poisoning by E. coli and Salmonella bacteria, if they undercook the meat; cancer, if they heat meat to the point of creating cancer-causing compounds. Luckily, a […]

Remember The Sacrifices

To The Editor: As the nation approaches Memorial Day, we must remember all of the men and women, past and present, who have sacrificed their lives so that we here at home could be able to live in freedom. Our military is the greatest in the world, and we owe them all a debt of […]

Celebrate Memorial Day At These Parades

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer While Memorial Day is known as the unofficial start of summer, it is also a time to honor our veterans for their service to the community and the nation. While a few have struggled to stay on their feet, all of this year’s parades will give Queens residents the chance […]

Memorial Day Parade Switches Hands

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer One of the City’s largest Memorial Day parades looks to be switching organizers this year. The Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade will no longer be produced by the local neighborhood group that had been in charge of the ceremony for years. Due to a lack of sufficient local support, the […]

Remembering Ira

To The Editor: I was very saddened to hear of the passing of the Tribune’s premier photographer Ira Cohen. The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation was so fortunate, for he attended all of our Spring Dinner Dances and our “Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festivals,” taking unbelievable pictures for your newspaper. At our dinner dance on June 1, […]