National Night Out Against Crime Heats Up Beach 116 Street
The west end’s version of National Night Out Against Crime took the southern end of Beach 116 Street by storm on Tuesday night as hundreds came to eat, find out about many police and civic organizations and watch demonstrations of karate and doubledutch jumping. Unfortunately, the wind on the beach put a hold on the planned fireworks demonstration. Pictured, representatives of Capitol One Bank talked about services and offered some prizes. National Park Service rangers tell locals about the programs at Gateway National Recreation Area. Danny Ruscillo, the president of the 100 Precinct Community Council, the organization sponsoring the local event, with his wife, Linda at the NNOAC event. Dr. Harold Paez, the local Republican candidate for Assembly, speaks with constituents One local habitué of Beach 116 Street received an award from the community council for his support of the police department. Nurses from the Peninsula Hospital Center performed blood pressure checks at the event. Representatives of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown took fingerprints from kids as part of the DA’s program to reduce child abductions. A large crowd turned out for the west end’s National Night Out Against Crime. Captain Phyllis Byrne, the commanding officer of Transit District 23 with Deputy Inspector Thomas Barrett, the commanding officer of the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Beach. Young children from the World Champions Karate Center show how it’s done under the watchful eye of Sensei Bruce Hodes.
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