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          VOLUME 24, NO. 46                                   THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019                                                  25 CENTS
                                                                        Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato
           American Lung Association’s ‘State
            of Lung Cancer’ 2019 Report Finds                      Attends Veterans Day Observance Ceremony
               New York Tied for Best 5-year
               Survival Rate of Lung Cancer

           Second annual report from American Lung Association ex-
           plores how states can act to save more lives, support patients
           and families facing lung cancer

                Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of women and men in the
           United States. It’s estimated that 13,380 New Yorkers will be
           diagnosed with this disease in 2019 alone, but fortunately more
           Americans than ever are surviving the disease according to a new
           report from the American Lung Association, with New York lead-
           ing the nation for 5-Year Survival rates.
                The annual “State of Lung Cancer” report examines the toll of
           lung cancer throughout the nation, and outlines steps every state
           can take to better protect its residents from lung cancer. This year’s
           “State of Lung Cancer” seeks to continue the positive trend of
           increased lung cancer survival, as the nationwide five-year lung
           cancer survival rate of 21.7%, up from 17.2% a decade ago, reflects

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         Queens Artist Art Display

              at Hofstra University

                                                                   Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Beach) attended Queens Borough
                                                                   President Melinda Katz’s annual Veterans Day Observance Ceremony. The ceremony was
                                                                   located within Queens Borough hall at the Helen Marshall Cultural Center. Katz honored Staff
                                                                   Sergeant Raymond Ramos- New York Army National Guard, Sergeant James W. Sessoms, Jr.-
                                                                   United States Marine Corps, and Sergeant First Class Loretta Z. Weiss- United States Army.

                                                                   ADA Christina Mary Stephens Honored With
                                                                      the Hal Miller Weinstein Memorial Award

             Riley, a Queens Artist, held her       As you view each piece take the
        Art Display at Hofstra University  time to understand the different
        naming this series “Focuses on  story each piece tells you. You only
        Observing”.  The Artist believes  have a limited amount of informa-
        that in our lives we see hundreds  tion to figure out what’s happening.
        of people each day, and most we  I hope that this gets you to be a little
        will never see again; such as people  more curious.
        shopping for groceries, cops on       Riley is a senior Psychology
        patrol, firefighters fighting fires,  major with minors in Fine Arts
        hearing loud noises or maybe an  and Human Services. When she’s
        argument from inside of a house.  not working one of her three jobs,
        What if we could pause these mo-  she’s either in her studio space or   Queens Acting District Attorney honors first-year Assistant District Attorney with 29th
        ments and really take in what’s  her house working on art.  While   annual Hal Miller Weinstein award Queens Acting District Attorney John M. Ryan named
        happening? If we could freeze that  she does experiment with all kinds   Assistant District Attorney Christina M. Stephens as the recipient of the 29th Annual Hal
        moment in our lives would we learn  of mediums, most of her works are   Miller Weinstein Memorial Award. Bestowed annually, this award is presented to first-year
        more about those strangers the one  done either with ink or graphite.   assistants whose work exemplifies the memory of former Assistant District Attorney Hal
        time we pass them by on the street?  You can follow her on Instagram:  Miller Weinstein, who died in a horrific car crash during the first year of his tenure as a
        Would it help us to learn something  @cyberneticarts. See other photos  prosecutor. Joining Acting DA in presenting the award were (l-r) Hal’s brother, Lloyd, an
        that could help us in our lives?  on page 7.               attorney and Hal’s uncle, recently retired Queens Supreme Court Justice Jeremy S. Weinstein.
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