Actor/comedian Denis Leary was on location in Neponsit this week shooting scenes for the television series “Rescue Me,” in which he plays a retired firefighter adjusting to life as a divorcee. Leary, who has acted beside Hollywood legends Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman and Christopher Walken, is known to millions of MTV and HBO viewers as a fast-talking, chain-smoking standup.
The Commanding Officers, past and present, of the 100 Precinct reunited at this week’s Bravest and Finest Awards Luncheon, hosted by the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce. Allstate Insurance sponsored the luncheon, which was held at The Beach Club. From left to right, and in order of succession, Inspector Michael Morley, Inspector Gary Scirica, Captain Charles Talamo and Captain Paul Piekarski.
Firefighter Arthur Poore, of Engine Company 328, entertained the crowd with his insightful and often witty remarks.
Battalion Chief Michael McGrath, left, welcomes recently retired Battalion 47 Chief and honoree Thomas Jordan to the podium.
Police Officer Nicholas VanDyke, of the 101 Precinct, was honored for outstanding police work. VanDyke, who works in the Redfern Housing area, also served in Iraq with the United States Marines.