The Patriots were happy to read that the Middle Village Maspeth Civic Association will continue to work in our community. We wish them well in their civic endeavors.
By Phil Guie
Sister Rose Torma of Saint Stanislaus Kostka School, Adelina Valastro Tripoli of P.S. 58: The School of Heroes, and Susan Bauer of P.S. 153 all received proclamations from local youth, as well as applause from attendees at Our Lady of Hope School in Middle Village last Tuesday.
With regards to the former, Cimino announced resources are in place to extend P.S. 153's after-school program into summer camp for 150 students. The funding, he said, was courtesy of Councilman Dennis Gallagher, the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, and other elected officials.
According to principal Bauer, the after-school happenings are named the "Miracle Program." "As one parent said [to me], 'It's a miracle we have one,'" she joked.
On the subject of names, Cimino said he thought it inappropriate to call an upcoming green space on
The parkland, situated between Maspeth and
"I just don't think
The MVMCA president told attendees they could call 311 to complain about the issue to operators, who would pass the word on to Benepe.
"The families in Maspeth are the root of the community, the heart of the community, and touch my heart every day," she said.
Next, Adelina Valastro Tripoli of P.S. 58 in Maspeth, who has been a principal there for the past six years, described her mission as helping students become productive individuals.
"I don't even know if Hillary Clinton had this many honors," she joked as a proclamation was presented to her, followed by an oversized envelope containing cards from every single grade at P.S. 58.
"The beauty of these birds is all their different colors, and that they don't build just one nest [for themselves], but a big nest for all birds," she said.
Holding up the proclamation presented to her,
The third proclamation was for Susan Bauer, principal of P.S. 153 in Maspeth, who also taught for six years at the
Students, parents, and the teaching staff took turns praising Bauer, who said it was "really an honor to be in such grand company," referring to Torma and
"These mothers, fathers, and grandparents deserve our appreciation for everything they do for our school," Bauer said.
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