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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017                               THE QUEENS TIMES                                                             PAGE 3



           Bayside Car Dealer Opens Doors to Automotive                                          CUNY Wins Heckscher Grant To Allow
                            Careers For Local Students                                          Hurricane-Displaced Puerto Ricans And

             In an effort to help young tal-  skill,  but  the  right  attitude  is  vice Manager Andrea Mairena.   Virgin Islanders To Study Tuition-Free
        ent find careers in the automotive  everything.  Attitude  increases  “Every day you learn something        The philanthropic Heckscher  students. In addition to the grant,
        retail industry, the Greater New  your altitude,” said Cochrane. “If  new is a great day,” said Evans,   Foundation for Children has com-  CUNY is also making laboratory
        York  Automobile  Dealers  As-  you want to work with the best,  sharing her personal approach to   mitted $100,000 to cover tuition  and other space available to Uni-
        sociation arranged for local high  you’ve got to be prepared to give  career growth. “When you stop   and fees at The City University of  versity of Puerto Rico faculty and
        school students to experience the  your best.”             learning you stop growing.”  New York for students who left  is setting up a grant process for
        inner workings of new car deal-       The tour included Helm Bros’       “Our goal is to open young   Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin  collaborative work on recovery
        erships. Students from Thomas  Mercedes-Benz  showroom,  as  people’s  eyes  to  the  world  of   Islands after this year’s devastat-  issues. All CUNY colleges have
        Edison Technical Education High  well as the dealership’s sales of-  diverse  job  opportunities  and   ing hurricanes.  been involved in University-wide
        School  toured  Helms  Bros’  fa-  fices,  accounting  department,  good  salaries  they’ll  find  at  a        At the behest of Gov. Andrew  relief efforts.
        cilities on Northern Boulevard this  and service center. Throughout  franchised new car dealership,”   Cuomo,  the  CUNY  Board  of       The university and New York
        week, exploring each department  the  tour,  students  shared  their  said GNYADA Vice President of   Trustees voted last month to allow  City have close associations with
        and learning about the many ca-  thoughts and asked questions with  Education Eddie Gazzillo.  these students to attend at in-state  the Caribbean islands. The Puerto
        reer opportunities available.  dealership personnel. The student       “We’re very grateful to all the   tuition rates. The University then  Rican community has long been
             The visiting eleventh- and  group featured a mix of males and  staff  at  Helms  Bros  for  volun-  applied for the Heckscher grant  one of the most vibrant in New
        twelfth-graders were welcomed  females, prompting Cochrane to  teering their time to provide this   to  cover  costs  above  whatever  York, and no city in the country
        by Helms Bros General Manager,  highlight her own dealership for  rewarding and instructive experi-  the  students  receive  in  federal  has  more  native-born  citizens
        Suzanne  Cochrane,  who  spoke  its diversity. During the visit, stu-  ence to local students and showing   Pell grants.  whose  families  came  from  the
        about the importance of a positive  dents received career advice from  these eager minds what working        “The generosity of the Heck-  Virgin Islands. CUNY has about
        outlook and a strong work ethic.  Helms Bros staffers: Controller  in a dealership is all about,” con-  scher  Foundation  for  Children  16,000  current  undergraduates
        “You can teach almost any job  Melissa Evans and Assistant Ser-  cluded Gazzillo.       will  make  a  big  difference  for  who identify as Puerto Rican.
                                                                                                displaced students who choose to       The City University of New
          NYC Parks Announces City’s First-Ever Guidelines For                                  pursue their college education at  York is the nation’s leading urban
                                                                                                CUNY,” said Chancellor James  public  university.  Founded  in
                         Developing Resilient Coastal Parks                                     B. Milliken. “They are far from  1847, the University comprises
                                                                                                their homes. Their lives and their  24  institutions:  11  senior  col-
            (Continued from page 2)       The Guidelines encourage   •    Species of plants, types of   families have been disrupted. But  leges,  seven  community  col-
                                     planning  and  designing  water-  materials, and design details best   thanks to this grant, they will be  leges, the William E. Macaulay
        built for recreation and resilience,”  front parks for “the norm, not the   suited for coastal conditions;  able to continue their college edu-  Honors  College  at  CUNY,  the
        said Commissioner Silver. “The  storm,” building for every day        The Guidelines expand and   cation tuition-free. I can’t imag-  CUNY Graduate School Center,
        Guidelines give specific guidance  uses  on  a  resilient  foundation.   complement  the  preliminary   ine a more humane response for  the CUNY Graduate School of
        for creating thriving public spaces  The Guidelines also suggest that   Climate Resiliency Design Guide-  people who have lost so much.”  Journalism, the CUNY School of
        that defend against flooding and  where appropriate and feasible,   lines  (released  by  the  Mayor’s        Heckscher Foundation Chair-  Law, the CUNY School of Pro-
        erosion.”                    waterfront parks should:      Office of Recovery and Resiliency   man and CEO Peter Sloane said:  fessional Studies and the CUNY
             “The city’s parks play a criti-  •    Bolster urban ecosystems  in April 2017), which for the first   “We are pleased to provide this  Graduate School of Public Health
        cal role in defending our coastline  •    Adapt edges for sea level rise  time established citywide guid-  catalytic  support  for  displaced  and Health Policy. The Univer-
        against  rising  sea  levels,”  said  •    Aid in community scale coastal   ance on incorporating projected   students from Puerto Rico and the  sity  serves  more  than  272,000
        Jainey Bavishi, Director of the  resiliency                impacts  from  climate  change   U.S. Virgin Islands who wish to  degree-seeking students. College
        Mayor’s Office of Recovery &  As a toolkit, the Guidelines offer   into the planning, engineering,   continue their studies at CUNY.  Now, the University’s academic
        Resiliency. “I congratulate Parks  guidance specific to parks and   construction, and renovation of   We hope that the tuition relief this  enrichment program, is offered at
        on  delivering  these  innovative  public spaces, including:  City facilities. Building on New   grant affords will help our stu-  CUNY campuses and more than
        guidelines to ensure we protect  •    Checklists that outline special   York City’s national leadership   dents from the affected territories  400 high schools throughout the
        and create value for communi-  considerations for waterfront park   on climate action, the Guidelines   get through this difficult period  five  boroughs.  The  University
        ties around the city, and for their  planning and design processes;  are the first of their kind to com-  for them and their families.”  offers online baccalaureate and
        continued collaboration in creat-  •    Definitions of the different   prehensively  address  multiple        CUNY’s grant application  master’s  degrees  through  the
        ing a city that is more resilient in  types  of  waterfront  parks,  and   climate risks across NYC Parks’   estimated  that  $100,000  would  CUNY  School  of  Professional
        the face of threats from climate  establishment of best practices   capital program, the largest in the   cover the unmet costs of about 80  Studies.
        change.”                     for each;                     country.                       30th Annual “Long Island City

           Doctors at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Now Using                                                     Awards Gala,”
                             Robotic Arthroplasty Surgery

             Doctors at NewYork-Presbyte-  orientation and alignment based  the robotic-arm system enabled
        rian Queens are now using robotic  on each patient’s unique anatomy.  surgeons to virtually modify the
        arthroplasty surgery as a means to       Knee Replacements: On Octo-  surgical plan intra-operatively and
        assist local patients. The Orthope-  ber 27, Dr. Robert Li performed  assisted with the process of execut-
        dics team has completed eleven  the  hospital’s  first  total  knee  ing bone resections.
        robotic assisted surgeries since  replacement  through  robotic-        Hip Replacement: Drs. Aditya
        August. This advancement in joint  assisted surgery. In August, Dr.  Derasari, director of Arthroplasty
        replacement surgery transforms  Tony Quach, associate director,  Service,  and  Tony  Quach  per-
        the way total knee and hip replace-  Sports  Medicine  at  NewYork-  formed a total hip replacement
        ments are performed, by providing  Presbyterian Queens, conducted  in August. This treatment option
        the patient with a personalized  a partial knee replacement. Dr.  is  for  adults  who  suffer  from
        surgical experience based on their  Quach’s procedure helped relieve  degenerative joint disease of the
        specific diagnosis and anatomy.  the pain caused by joint degenera-  hip.  During  surgery,  surgeons
        Through  CT-based  3D  model-  tion due to osteoarthritis that has  guide the robotic-arm during bone
        ing of bone anatomy, NewYork-  not  yet  progressed  to  all  three  preparation  to  prepare  the  hip
        Presbyterian  Queens  surgeons  compartments  of  the  knee.  He  socket and position the implant
        can create a personalized surgical  can  report  his  patient  is  doing  according to the pre-determined
        plan and identify the implant size,  well. In both of these instances,  surgical plan.  Nearly 350 business, tech, real estate and civic leaders attended
                                                                                                the 30th annual “Long Island City Awards Gala,” hosted by the
         Annual Food Drive Fills Pantry Shelves Across the State                                Long Island City Partnership, on November 14. The Gala celebrated
                                                                                                the  remarkable  contributions  of  Boyce  Technologies  and  Hour
                                                                                                Children.  Pictured  from  left  to  right  are  Elizabeth  Lusskin  of
             Students Collect Thousands of  to home-cooked meals, too many  Nutrition Assistance Program, or   the  LIC  Partnership,  Tom  Powell  and  Charles  Boyce  of  Boyce
        Canned and Boxed Food Items To  of our neighbors must turn to food  SNAP, and one out of every five   Technologies,  Johanna  Flores  of  Hour  Children,  Gary  Kesner
        Donate to Local Food Pantries at  charities to provide them with the  New Yorkers turn to food charities   of Silvercup and Gail Mellow of LaGuardia Community College.
        Halloween Themed Trick-or-Eat  sustenance they need to survive.    in order to feed themselves.
        Events                            Food insecurity is a pervasive       Students working with NYPIRG   SACRED MUSIC SOCIETY of Our
             Dressed in Halloween garb,  problem in New York. Over 2.5  organize a Trick or Eat event every
        students working with NYPIRG  million  New  Yorkers  consider  year to collect food and replenish   Lady Queen of Martyrs Performs
        took  to  their  communities  and  themselves food insecure, which  the shelves at their local food pan-  “MESSIAH” and Christmas Favorites
        collected over 4,500 food items to  means they do not have consistent  tries.  Collections were donated to
        be donated.  The donations were  access to affordable and nutritious  various community pantries such        TheSacred Music Societyof  Society of Queens to perform this
        dropped off at local food banks  food.                     as Our Lady of Refuge Church in   Our  Lady  Queen  of  Martyrs  concert under the artistic direction
        and pantries across the state earlier       Unfortunately, there is a sig-  Brooklyn, the Syracuse Samaritan   Church (Forest Hills, NY) pres-  ofMaestro  David  Close,Music
        this month.                  nificant gap between who needs  Center in Syracuse as well as many   ents its ANNUAL CHRISTMAS  Director of Our Lady Queen of
                  As  the  holidays  near,  and  food assistance, and who receives  campus food pantries available   CONCERTon Sunday, December  Martyrs.
        people get ready to spend time  it.  Only 1.8 million New Yorkers                       10at 4:00 pm. The Sacred Music
        with their families and sit down  are enrolled in the Supplemental   (Continued on page 9)  Society joins with the Oratorio   (Continued on page 4)
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