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                                         Published for the Borough of Queens

        VOLUME 22, NO. 41                                     THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017                                                    25 CENTS

                                                                     Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato Applauds
                   TV/Radio       Support Our Troops Wear
                      Host            Blue Every Friday                              “Team Effort” at Sunset Cove

               Point of View

                New York State Office for the
            Aging Reminds Older New Yorkers
             That Medicare Open Enrollment
                      Begins October 15th

                  New York State Office for the Aging acting director
             Greg Olsen reminds older New Yorkers that the Medicare
             open enrollment period runs from October 15 through
             December 7, 2017. Medicare health and prescription drug
             plans can make changes each year to costs, coverage, and
             what providers and pharmacies are in their networks. The
             open enrollment period is when all people with Medicare
             can change their health plans and prescription drug cover-
             age for the following year to better meet their needs. Plan
             changes take effect January 1, 2018.
                  “People’s health and financial status can change over   This  past  Friday,  October  6th,   Jr.  (the  head  of  the  local  Eco-  $7 million was secured from the
             the course of a year. At the same time, plans can change   Assemblywoman  Stacey  Phef-  Watchers environmental group),  Mayor’s office.  Pheffer Amato
             what they will cover and also adjust the cost to the benefi-  fer  Amato  (D-Broad  Channel)   Queens Borough President Me-  applauded the “true team effort”
             ciary. This is an important time of year for older adults to   helped  announce  full  funding   linda Katz, City Council Member  it took to reach the point of full
             review their plans—what they cover and what they cost—  to restore Sunset Cove in Broad   Eric  Ulrich,  and  the  Office  of  funding, with advocacy and gen-
                            (Continued on page 2)                  Channel,  along  with  the  NYC   the  Mayor.    The  funding  was   (Continued on page 2)
                                                                                                announced  as  completed  after
                                                                   Parks Department, Dan Mundy,
         CM Elizabeth Crowley Joins Cuomo in                               Hoboken, NJ Police Officer Memory Honored on
             Celebrating Italian-Americans at                       Columbus Day Parade by Petrosino Association in America
                     Columbus Day Parade

        Councilmember Elizabeth  Crow-  parade was marked by debate over
        ley joined New York Governor  the future of public monuments to
        Andrew Cuomo and thousands of  Christopher Columbus in light of
        parade-goers and spectators and to  recent events surrounding Con-  Pictured above at the Annual Lt. Det. Joseph Petrosino Association in America Breakfast is Nino Melito
        celebrate Italian-American heri-  federate symbols. Crowley has   Petrosino the grand nephew of Det. Petrosino, Board Members Jerry Damato, Vita Scaturro, Town of Oyster
        tage at the annual Columbus Day                            Bay supervisor John Venditto,  Barry Lites,  Capt. Anthony Rinaldi’s son Anthony accepting the award,
        Parade in Midtown. This year’s     (Continued on page 5)   President Robert Fonti, Johnny Mandolin, and Cav. Josephine Maietta from AIAE.. See story on page 2.
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