Maple celebrates New Year’s.
Photo courtesy Maple’s owner
recognized by state
The Grinch, Santa and the 3 wise men Pose with some of the kids.
Photos Jewel Webber Burgos donates gift cards
Assemblyman Kenny Burgos and
Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice
gave out $500 gift cards to families
in need on Dec. 27 for the holidays.
Recipients included families that were
denied Excluded Workers Fund and
SNAP benefi ts, have not received unemployment,
or are dealing with medical
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On Dec. 22, Monique Johnson, president
of Throggs Neck Resident Council
presented Throggs Neck Winter
Wonderland at Kips Bay Boys & Girls
Club at Balcom Avenue in the Bronx.
At the event, young adults were
treated with gifts of their choice, delicious
treats, music, appearances by
superheroes and prizes. This event
was supported by NYCHA, NYPD,
Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, NYS Assemblyman
Michael Benedetto and
NYC Councilman Mark Gjonaj.
From left, offi cers Bierd and Martinez from the 58th Precinct; Capt. De Leo from the 58th
Precinct; New York State Assemblyman Michael Benedetto; Santa Claus; Monique Johnson,
president of Throggs Neck Resident Council; Pastor Pura M. Dejesus-Coniglio; Capt. Isaac
Soberal, commanding offi cer at the 45th Precinct; offi cer Sanchez, Community Affairs at
the 45th Precinct and Alex Tolozano, NYCHA Neighborhood Administrator.
The Theodore Korony Auxiliary
received a certifi cate from the American
Legion Department of New York
headquarters, for Catherine Praino —
better known as “Aunt Cathy” — being
nominated as Auxiliary member
of the year for her tireless work sending
packages to troops through the
Support the Troops program. Former
Commander Guy Richardson helped
gather donations of items and cash for
shipping. “Till they all come home,”
the group said.
Assemblyman Kenny Burgos posing with recipients on Monday, Dec. 27. Photo courtesy Offi ce
of Assemblyman Kenny Burgos
Throggs Neck Resident Council presents
Throggs Neck Winter Wonderland
Maple in party
Photo courtesy Judy Lanci