Tag: paul-vallone

Flushing park bench dedicated in memory of former Council Member Paul Vallone


Jun. 18, 2024 By Czarinna Andres The Friends of Francis Lewis Park held a heartfelt ceremony to honor the late Council Member Paul A. Vallone with a dedicated bench in the park at 147th Street and 3rd Avenue, on Friday, June 14. Paul A. Vallone, who passed away earlier this year, was remembered for his…
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Op-ed: Farewell, good friend: Shalom Chaver Paul Vallone


Feb. 7, 2024 By Rabbi Yossi Blesofsky The immortal words of President Bill Clinton at the funeral of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin: “Goodbye, my friend.” I am still in a state of shock after hearing the tragic news of the untimely passing of my dear friend Paul Vallone. My heart goes out to his…
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Hundreds turn out to honor Paul Vallone at funeral service Friday, including Mayor Adams and dozens of city officials


Feb. 2, 2024 By Athena Dawson The air was heavy with grief on a brisk, rainy, Friday morning, as hundreds of mourners came together at St. Andrew Avellino Roman Catholic Church in Flushing to show their respects for the late Paul Vallone, a former councilmember who died over the weekend. The church was packed with a standing-room-only crowd as guests poured inside to pay homage to Vallone, who died of a heart attack on Saturday night at the age of 56. The crowd rose from their seats as a procession led Vallone’s coffin, draped with a satin white cloth with…
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‘Better than ever’: Community leaders celebrate completion of Bowne Park renovations

May. 4, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Queens Community members and leaders on May 4 gathered at John Bowne Park to celebrate the completion of renovations that had been approximately seven years in the works. Among the notable Queens leaders on hand were NYC Parks Queens Borough Commissioner Jackie Langsam, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Councilwoman…
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