People Of Southeast Queens: Aug. 18-24, 2017

Several members of the Army National Guard from Queens were recently given their assignments—including St. Albans’ Pvt. Dimitre Richards (who will join Company A, 101st Signal Battalion) and Pvt. Kishawn Small (who will join Battery B, 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery), Woodside’s Pfc. Georgi Kalancha (who will join Company B, 101st Signal Battalion), Sunnyside’s Spc. Babatunde Fadahunsi (who will join Company B, 101st Signal Battalion), Corona’s Pvt. Carlos Armas (who will join Company A, 101st Signal Battalion) and Pvt. Brandon Taveras (who will join the 187th Signal Company) and Flushing’s Pvt. Hio Lao (who will join Headquarters, 27th Finance Battalion) and Pfc. Ying Lin (who will join the 719th Transportation Company).

SUNY Oneonta has provided several new freshmen and transfer students from Queens with merit scholarships for the fall 2017 semester, including Springfield Gardens’ Aleeyah Gibson (who will be a biology major), Cambria Heights’ Georgiana Service (who has not yet declared a major) and Rockaway Point’s Amanda Gresser (who will major in professional accounting).

Colgate University has given several Queens students its dean’s award with distinction for the spring 2017 semester. To receive the award, students must obtain a 3.6 grade point average and complete at least three courses. Students who received the award include Rosedale’s Valesca Polycarpe, Far Rockaway’s Tabitha Gomez, Beechhurst’s Karra Puccia, Astoria’s Zakaria Chakrani and Nader Mohamed, Corona’s Angie Diaz, Middle Village’s Kasey Halsey, Forest Hills’ Xiaohan Li and Flushing’s Carlen Zhu and Kimberly Chan.

Several Queens students graduated from Becker College during the school’s commencementceremony in May, including Jamaica’s Kyle Credle (bachelor of science in business administration), Far Rockaway’s Davin Collins (bachelor of arts in psychology) and Flushing’s Keith Freudig (who received a bachelor of science in business administration).

38-Throwback-ThursdayThrowback Thursdays – Kew Bolmer Apartments

Photo Courtesy Of Maple Grove Cemetery Archives
The Kew Bolmer Apartment  Building was opened in 1924. It was built on a triangular lot between Queens Boulevard (left) and Kew Gardens Road (right). People are seen entering and exiting the always busy Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike Train Station at the apex. “Sarah Bolmer, was the president of the Bolmer Construction Company, organized in 1923. The building was built on land that was once part of her father’s farm. Her father, Daniel Foulk, purchased the land in 1851.” Long Island Press, Jan. 4, 1936.  Photo was taken in the early 1940s.  If you have historical photos or postcards you would like to share with the PRESS of Southeast Queens, send them to us by mail at PRESS of Southeast Queens c/o Throwback Thursday, 150-50 14th Rd., Whitestone, NY 11357. Or you can email them to or Tweet us @QueensTrib with the hashtag #TBT

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