One St. John’s University fencer reached the London Olympics quarterfinals before being eliminated and another began her competition on Wednesday, while Queens native Tina Charles and her teammates are continuing the United States’ domination in women’s basketball.
Whether up against an enraged neighbor furious over the arrival of a Puerto Rican family to an all-white neighborhood or a government bureaucrat disenfranchising the poor, Ines Robles was a fighter. The 78-year-old Howard Beach resident died Thursday from a massive stroke.
The longtime Queens civil rights activist and businesswoman spent more than four decades speaking truth to power. She demonstrated that with education and strong will, all children could achieve the impossible.
On the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Queens communities are remembering those who died there, be it office workers, police, fire or emergency responders.
Events begin today, Thursday, and continue through October. They range from prayer services to a mural dedication. See a separate listing in Qboro for the many art exhibits geared to 9/11.
Joanne Salcedo, 23, has been chosen to represent her native Flushing in the 2012 Miss New York USA pageant. She’s now seeking sponsors to help her cover the entry fee.