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Monday July 16, 2012

LIC / ASTORIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL MEET THE CANDIDATE FOR NYC COMPTROLLER: 

DAN GARODNICK

Dan Garodnick, Candidate for NYC Comptroller. Guest at LIC / Astoria Chamber of Commerce Meeting Thurday, July 19, 2012.

LIC Chamber SPECIAL REPORT

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DAN GARODNICK

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Fatal Danger of Sepsis Infection Strikes Home: Now Educating Parents and Getting Action from Albany Counts.

The NYT July 12, 2012 Edition describes an unimaginable nightmare suffered by Orlaith, Ciaran, and Kathleen Staunton as Rory struggled with life and death. It is painful. Every parent should know about the rapid and fatal danger of Sepsis Infection.

People gathered at St. Mary's of Winfield Church in Woodside on April 5, 2012 to celebrate the life of Rory Staunton, a 12 year-old boy aspiring to be a pilot.  The community came to share the tragic loss of Rory, who had died suddenly from an infection.

The NYT June 12, 2012 reports that an "unnoticed" Sepsis infection took hold of Rory.  There was a Strep Throat outbreak in his school.  During a school basketball practice,  Rory cut himself and the infection took hold, unnoticed,  in his bloodstream.

The problem is with the word "unnoticed"; and here is where the Staunton family has been looking for answers...as well as positive and constructive action.

At a June 7, 2012 Queens Community Board #2 meeting, New York State Senator Michael Gianaris told the gathered Board members that he had spent the day with Ciaran and Orlaith Staunton in Albany as they sought to inform the legislators and policy makers about the circumstances of their son's death, and to seek action to prevent this type of thing from happening ever again. [ Watch EXCLUSIVE OurLIC Video with this article ]

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Queens: "Real Culture/ Authentic Flavor" Summer Promotion of Cultural Attractions Kicked-off

The Queens Economic Development Corporation, City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Assemblywoman Grace Meng, City Council Member Peter Koo, the Queens Tourism Council, NYC & Co, and Chinese Acrobats kicked off the first ever "Real Culture/Authentic Flavor" summer promotion on Tuesday, July 11, 2012.  The promotion runs until November 30, 2012.

Real Culture/Authentic Flavor will let the public know about all the upcoming activities and special offers at Queens attractions through a social media campaign, networking sites and media advertisements in local papers and blogs. It will include tie-ins to business improvement districts, restaurants, stores and major venues such as Citi Field, the USTA and Resorts World Casino.

Speakers at the event included:

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Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and State Senator Jose Peralta  Host Rally in Support of New York Family Leave Act

Elected Officials, Community Leaders Come Out in Support of Longer Family Leave

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and State Senator Jose Peralta hosted a rally in support of the New York Family Leave Act, legislation they sponsored in their respective houses to extend family leave from 12 weeks to 24 weeks.  Simotas discussed how the idea for the legislation came about and how the specifics of the bill will impact families all over New York.

Both legislators understand the most important time of a child's life is the first few weeks they spend at home with their families. Not only is this time important for the child but it is also important for the parent as well.

"As an expectant mother, I look forward to the exciting early weeks of my baby girl's life knowing there are few things more important to her well-being than proper bonding and attachment at the early stages," Simotas said.  "All of New York's hardworking families deserve to spend this time with their children."  The legislation, which Simotas authored, extends unpaid, job-protected leave for families with new children from 12 weeks to 24 weeks.

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George Fertitta, CEO NYC & Co., Presents View of LIC Tourism Opportunity at BID Annual Meeting 6/20/2012

Referring to the uniqueness of the "vision" that LIC has for itself, and the collaboration and committment of the leaders in the community, George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Co., praised the Long Island City community and defined its opportunity for growth as a destination for both worldwide and local travelers.

Long Island City's bright future for tourism was the highlighted topic of annual meeting of the Queens Plaza/Court Square District Management Association, Inc., Long Island City's Business Improvement District (BID) that is part of The Partnership.

OurLIC attended the meeting and presents a full video as part of this OurLIC NEWS article.

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VIDEO CONVERSATION: If You Don't Know Junior DeCaprio, You are Going to Know Him Now!

Junior has a gruff voice...and a big heart!

Junior DeCaprio owns Juniors Restaurant on Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City. He was born and raised in Astoria and is very active in the community.

OurLIC presents a special VIDEO CONVERSATION with Junior. Junior is an antique car enthusiast, and this rare look into his life comes to you from his 1962 Buick Skylark while riding in Astoria. 

Having lived in Astoria all of his life, Junior has seen the many, many changes that have come to Long Island City and Astoria.  He is extremely proud of his city and he raised his beautiful family here with his wife Kathy.  As he says in the video, he knows everyone, and everyone knows him.  His restaurant is an institution in Long Island City. It has been in operation for over 90 years, and Junior has been running it for the past 25 years.  They serve great Italian food...just like you were in Nonna's kitchen! He uses the freshest ingredients, carefully prepared, and served with well deserved pride. The Sole Oregenato is wonderful.  

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Fiesta of San Antonio Abate on Ditmars Blvd  6/21/2012 - 6/24/2012


Above video appearing with this article was produced by Vincenzo.

 

Its dancing in the street on Ditmars Blvd in Astoria as the community celebrates the annual Feast of San Antonio Abate.

The location of the event starts at 34th Street and Ditmars, just around the corner from the last stop on the N or Q subway in Astoria.

Home of many Greeks and Italians, this annual event celebrates St. Anthony and lasts for four days to honor culture and religious traditions.

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HISTORY: It took Seven Years for the United States of America to Win its Independence.

WE, THE PEOPLE, are grateful.

The Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War in 1783.

Whle the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th, 1776, that was just the beginning of the struggle with Great Britain that became the first world war involving France, Spain, Canada, and American Indians.  It ended September 3, 1783 with the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty of Paris marked the official end of the Revolutionary War and America's Independence. It also defined territories such as Puerto Rico, the Phillipines, and others to be under control of superpowers.

This seven year world war is relevant not only to the celebration of July 4th as Independence Day for America, but also to a globe that is marked by struggles for democracy in many countries; and, the role that the United States plays as the pre-eminent leader of the free world.

New York City and New York State played important roles in the battles of the Revolutionary War. Battles in Saratoga during 1777 are generally considered to be turning points in the war. New York City was capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790, before moving to Washington.

Independence Day, the Declaration of Independence, the long Revolutionary War, and the Treaty of Paris are reminders of the brave men and women of the American armed forces around the world, as well as our first responders at home,  whose lives are at risk.  Protecting freedom and independence each and every day is as difficult as winning it.

WE, THE PEOPLE.... are so very grateful.

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HEARING: The Economic Development Committee of The New York City Council Reviews Contract Renewal with NYC & CO.

NYC City Council Committee hears testimony from NYC & Co, Queens Chamber of Commerce, Queens Economic Development Corp, and others

The Economic Development Committee of the New York City City Council heard testimony on tourism as part of its process of approving a contract with NYC & Co. to renew its contract with the city.

George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Co. presented a review of the current status of tourism in NYC, and built a case for continuing the contract.

Concerns were expressed by several City Council Members, Queens Chamber of Commerce, and Queens Economic Development Corp that resources were not being allocated to promote highly attractive communities in Queens and Brooklyn for tourism.

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LIC Neighborhood Appreciation Day at Iglesia Ni Christo  (Church of Christ) on 21st Street at 45th Rd

The congregation of Iglesia Ni Christo  (Church of Christ) in Long Island City opened its doors on Saturday June 23, 2012 for an annual "Neighborhood Appreciation Day".

The church is located on 21st Street diagonally opposite the Murray Playground at the corner of 45th Rd.

The congregation offered tours of the church with guides to show the way. The event featured health check-ups, job "help-up", games for children, gifts, a puppet show, portrait photography, pizza, ice cream, live music, dance, and lots of happy people with smiles and good will to those passing by and joining the the festivities.

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