People Of Southeast Queens: July 21-27, 2017

South Ozone Park’s Oneal Senra received a bachelor’s degree in psychology during the commencement ceremonies at Hobart and William Smith College on May 14.

Several members of the National Guard from Queens have reenlisted for service, including St. Albans’ Spc. Jodian Beckford (who will continue with the 719th Transportation Company); Springfield Gardens’ Sgt. Antaun Leary (who will continue with the 10th Mountain Division, Mobile Command Post Operations Detachment) and Spc. Johane Michel (who will continue with the 145th Maintenance Company); Rosedale’s Spc. Kadian Turner (who will continue with the 1156th Engineer Company); Jamaica’s Spc. Rayshon Miller (who will continue with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 369th Sustainment Brigade), Spc. Faith Rabsatt (who will continue with Company C, 101st Signal Battalion) and Sgt. Njeri Shields (who will continue with the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1-258th Field Artillery); Ozone Park’s Sgt. Orlando Caholo (who will continue with the 222nd Chemical Company) and Private First Class Jonathan Mendez (who will continue with Company C, 101st Signal Battalion); South Richmond Hill’s Spc. Emil Phillips (who will continue with Company D, 1-69th Infantry); and Far Rockaway’s Spc. Angel Garabito (who will continue with Company A, 1-69th Infantry).

SUNY Oswego has also added several Queens student’s to its president’s list for the spring 2017 semester.
To make that list, students must obtain a 3.8 grade point average.

Students who were added to the list include Rosedale’s Autumn Caldwell, Broad Channel’s Amanda Costa and South Ozone Park’s Elianna Sanchez.

The Rochester Institute of Technology has added South Ozone Park’s Mickaela Samuel to its dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester.

A number of Queens students have been added to the dean’s list at SUNY Oswego for the spring 2017 semester. To make the list, students must obtain a 3.3 grade point average. Students who made the list include Cambria Heights’ Esosa Ulwadiae; Springfield Gardens’ Justina Utionkpan and Kevin Kalicharan; St. Albans’ Jacob Small, Amber Johnson, Roger Greenidge; Thalia Clerveau; Rosedale’s Shanique Bailey; Queens Village’s Kevin Cortes Nieto and Aleisha Benjamin; Laurelton’s Pearlene Augustin; Jamaica’s Samira Todd, Ethan Teekah, Gaitri Rodhan and Stephanie Araullo; Rockaway Park’s Alexis Feldman; Breezy Point’s Samantha Donnelly and Rebecca Donnelly; and Arverne’s Gabrielle Bennett and Mateusz Wlater.

Throwback Thursdays – 14th Avenue, Whitestone

Photo Courtesy Of Greater Astoria Historical Society

One of the most interesting streets in northern Queens is 14th Avenue—once known as First Avenue—which, since colonial times, still connects College Point to Whitestone—once known as Clintonville. Check out its several picturesque homes that date from the community’s rural past.

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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