Andrew J Lanza's Constituent stories

Judge Michael J. Brennan

Judge Michael J. Brennan is a native Staten Islander, having been born and raised in the town of West Brighton, where is still resides. He attended P.S. 18 and Curtis High School, where he is a member of the school’s Hall of Fame, and received a BA in Political Sciencefrom St. Peter’s College, Jersey City, New Jersey.

May 20, 2013
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Vienna Profeta

Vienna Profeta, Founder and President of Staten Island Friends for Hospice Care and Senior Vice President for The Eger Foundation/Eger Lutheran Homes & Services, has spent her career serving those in need. 

In 1987, Ms. Profeta vowed to build the first hospice residence on Staten Island to serve the community’s hospice patients and their families. She believed in the way of hospice, having had direct experience with that type of care during her father’s illness. Her dream became a reality and Staten Island now has the first state-of-the-art hospice residence in the metropolitan area. 

May 13, 2013
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George E. Parsons

Only four months after the Korean War broke out in 1950, George E. Parsons nobly volunteered for the U.S. Army and enlisted in the 955th Field Artillery Battalion, National Guard, Brooklyn, New York.

After completing basic training at Fort Drum Army Base and advanced training at Fort Lewis, George’s battalion sailed aboard the USS Anderson Troop Transport and landed in Pusan, South Korea in January 1951. His outfit was assigned to the 24th Infantry Division, 5th Regimental Combat team and transported to Inchon, South Korea. Upon landing in Inchon, George fought valiantly in four major battles that year: the First U.N. Counter Offensive; the Chinese-Communist Spring Offensive; the U.N. Summer-Fall Offensive; and the Second Korean Winter Offensive.

May 18, 2012
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Deirdre A. DeAngelis-D’Alessio

Deirdre A. DeAngelis-D’Alessio is a leader in high school reform and has the reputation for implementing new and exciting programs. Under her leadership as principal, New Dorp High School has been the New York City model for high school reform in which parents and community are involved to enhance the educational experience for students.

May 14, 2012
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Jordan Czerniawski

Jordan Czerniawski, February 12, 1931 – December 10, 2010

A dedicated veterans’ advocate and loving family man.

June 9, 2011
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Elissa Montanti

A child’s plea for help, asking “God and all merciful people to help me getting prosthetics”, forever changed Elissa Montanti’s thinking, and her life. Those words, written in a 1996 letter by a Bosnian boy, Kenan Malkic, who had stepped on a land mine and lost both arms and one leg, moved American Medical Technician Elissa Montanti into action to help child victims of the 1990’s war in Bosnia & Herzegovina, in the former Yugoslavia.

May 11, 2011
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PS #50 Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank PS #50 and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 29, 2011
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PS #48 William G. Wilcox Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank PS #48 William G. Wilcox and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 28, 2011
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PS #53 Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank PS #53 and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 28, 2011
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PS #37R Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank PS #37R and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 28, 2011
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PS #41R Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank PS #41R and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 27, 2011
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Lester Modelowitz

Lester Modelowitz was born in Brooklyn, New York. In August 1966, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and sent to Fort Jackson, South Carolina for Basic Training. Following Basic Training, he was sent to Fort Lee, Virginia for Advanced Individual Training. In February 1967, he was deployed to Vietnam and was assigned to the 1st Aviation Brigade 162nd Assault Helicopter Company in Phouc Vinh. In May 1967, Modelowitz was reassigned to the 2nd Battalion 94th Artillery in Dong Ha and Camp JJ Carroll in I Corp.

June 1, 2010
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