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        VOLUME 22, NO. 25                                       THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017                                                     25 CENTS
                                                                   Suozzi Plays in Congressional Baseball Game
                   TV/Radio       Support Our Troops Wear
                      Host            Blue Every Friday                       Calls it a “Humbling” Experience

                                                                     Along with His Fellow Democrats, Prayed for Their Republican Colleagues at Practice Soon After
                                                                   Learning of the Shooting Democrats and Republicans Pray Together at Nationals Park on Game Day
               Point of View



             Consumer Safety for 4th of July:
                         GRILL SAFETY

                The Queens Times wants to remind its readers before you
           start grilling this holiday weekend, to read this. The New York
           Propane Gas Association (NYPGA) wants consumers to stay
           safe with these key tips:

           Safety for Kids – The grilling area should be designated as a
           “No Play Zone,” keeping kids and pets away from the equipment.
           To help kids learn about gas grill safety, the Propane Education
           & Research Council has launched the fun interactive website
           www.propanekids.com.
           Ventilation
           1.   Always keep the lid open when lighting your grill. Don’t
           close it until you are sure the grill is lit.
           2.   Keep the grill in a well-ventilated outdoor area, at least ten
           feet away from the house—and at least three feet away from
           trees and shrubs.
           3.   Never cover the bottom of the grill with foil - it can restrict   Democrats and Republicans pray on field at Nationals Park before start of Congressional
           air circulation.                                        Baseball Game. Photo Courtesy of Congressman Ruben Kihuen. See story on page 6.
                            (Continued on page 2)
                                                                       Council Member Vallone Cuts Ribbon For
            Meng Announces Queens Students                                  New Soccer Fields at Little Bay Park
         Accepted to the U.S. Service Academies

























        Pictured (l to r): Mother of Karim Ahmed of Flushing (Air Force
        Academy), Justin  Sells  of Forest  Hills (West Point), Ted  Colter
        of  Middle  Village  (Naval  Academy),  Lieutenant  Ben  Clay  of  the
        U.S.  Navy,  Meng,  Allison  Lee  of  Flushing  (Naval  Academy),
        Jacqueline  Girardin  of  Fresh  Meadows  (Air  Force  Academy)
        and  Sung  Ho  Chong  of  Oakland  Gardens  (West  Point).

                  The  academies  consist  of         service academy graduates be-       On Tuesday, Council Member   members and families and kids        The playing fields in Little
        The elite service academies pre-  come commissioned as officers in  Vallone joined NYC Parks Com-  from local sports groups to cut the   Bay Park have been completely
        pare college-aged Americans to  the active or reserve components  missioner Mitchell J. Silver, Com-  ribbon on the fully reconstructed   renovated, and drainage improve-
        be officers of the U.S. uniformed                          munity Board 7 District Manager   soccer fields in Bayside’s Little
        services. After four years of study,   (Continued on page 2)  Marilyn McAndrews, community   Bay Park.                    (Continued on page 2)
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