2003-09-26 / Community

Bayfield Ave. Renamed For Firefighter Stephen Russell

Bayfield Ave. Renamed For Firefighter Stephen Russell

Bayfield Ave. Renamed For Firefighter Stephen Russell


City Councilman James Sanders (right) presents replica of new street sign to Cliff Russell, Jr., the brother of slain firefighter Stephen Russell. The ceremony, held on Saturday at Bayfield Avenue and Beach 69 Street, renamed that portion of the avenue “FF Stephen P. Russell Memorial Drive.”City Councilman James Sanders (right) presents replica of new street sign to Cliff Russell, Jr., the brother of slain firefighter Stephen Russell. The ceremony, held on Saturday at Bayfield Avenue and Beach 69 Street, renamed that portion of the avenue “FF Stephen P. Russell Memorial Drive.”
Marie Russell, Stephen’s mother, accepts a flag that flew over the capitol from Congressman Anthony Weiner.Marie Russell, Stephen’s mother, accepts a flag that flew over the capitol from Congressman Anthony Weiner.Councilman Sanders presents a proclamation from Borough President Helen Marshall to the family. From left, they are Cliff Russell, Sr., Marie Russell, Cliff Russell, Jr., Adrian Russell and Christine Russell.Councilman Sanders presents a proclamation from Borough President Helen Marshall to the family. From left, they are Cliff Russell, Sr., Marie Russell, Cliff Russell, Jr., Adrian Russell and Christine Russell.

Firefighters from Rockaway units, as well as from Engine 55 in Brooklyn, the engine company in which Russell served, stand easy at the ceremony.Firefighters from Rockaway units, as well as from Engine 55 in Brooklyn, the engine company in which Russell served, stand easy at the ceremony.Broad Channel resident Ed O’Hare joins Community Board 14 District Manager Jon Gaska and his daughters, Meghan and Blair, with Frank  Giluscio.Broad Channel resident Ed O’Hare joins Community Board 14 District Manager Jon Gaska and his daughters, Meghan and Blair, with Frank Giluscio.

The new street signs declare the road to be named in honor of the slain firefighter.The new street signs declare the road to be named in honor of the slain firefighter.Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer (left) joins Con­gressman Anthony Weiner, City Councilman Joseph Addabbo and Assemblywoman Michelle Titus at the ceremony.Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer (left) joins Con­gressman Anthony Weiner, City Councilman Joseph Addabbo and Assemblywoman Michelle Titus at the ceremony.

Sulik (left) with chamber of commerce official Hector Tello and Police Officer Pete Rahaniotis, the Com­munity Affairs Officer for the 100 PrecinctSulik (left) with chamber of commerce official Hector Tello and Police Officer Pete Rahaniotis, the Com­munity Affairs Officer for the 100 PrecinctLadder 121 raises the American Flag over the memorial site.Ladder 121 raises the American Flag over the memorial site.

A FDNY fireboat shoots water into the air in memory of Russell.A FDNY fireboat shoots water into the air in memory of Russell.Father Peter Gillen, from St. Rose of Lima Church, speaks with Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Sulik. Father Gillen gave the opening benediction.Father Peter Gillen, from St. Rose of Lima Church, speaks with Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Sulik. Father Gillen gave the opening benediction.

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