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Pols Jilt Civic For Crowley Fundraiser

From Queenscrap.blogspot.com

Crowley raises money while neglecting civic duty. Members of the Queens Civic Congress were upset to hear that their elected officials opted out of a recent legislative session to party hard and sing kareoke to raise money for boss, Joe Crowley.

City & State: Some members of the Queens Civic Congress — a politically influential group that represents more than 100 community organizations in the borough — were irked that instead of attending the organization’s recent legislative reception, several local pols were singing karaoke at a fundraiser for Congressman Joe Crowley. Paul Graziano, a longtime member of the organization, said he was surprised when a swath of photos appeared on Facebook showing politicians from around the city belting out tunes, including rival county leaders Vito Lopez and Joe Crowley singing a duet. A number of Democrats made it to both events, but those who attended only the Crowley fundraiser included Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Councilwoman Liz Crowley and Crowley himself, according to Graziano. “Obviously, some of the leadership was upset,” said Graziano. 

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Nov 16 2011

Queens Mourns Loss of Community Activist

Elected officials and community leaders are mourning the tragic loss of Pat Dolan,  President of Queens Civic Congress,
KGHCA and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy who was killed by a motorist while on her way to a Community Board meeting.

Pat was a valuable civic leader and well respected throughout Queens as a voice of reason.

Council Member James Gennaro released the following statement:

 

 

STATEMENT OF COUNCIL MEMBER JAMES F. GENNARO

ON THE TRAGIC PASSING OF PATRICIA DOLAN

FRESH MEADOWS, NY (November 16, 2011) – “The community of Kew Gardens Hills and the entire Borough of Queens are mourning the sudden and unspeakably tragic loss of the most passionate, committed and effective civic leader in Queens, Patricia Dolan.  It is hard to put into words what her loss means to the Queens civic community – it is simply impossible to conceive of Queens civic affairs without her.  As president of the Kew Gardens Hills Homeowners Civic Association, founder and president of the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Conservancy, President of the Queens Civic Congress and as a longtime member of Queens Community Board 8, her decades of relentless advocacy in all of these roles resulted in a record of civic accomplishment that in my opinion will never be surpassed. Since anyone can remember, Mayors, Borough Presidents and all Queens elected officials took cues from the fearless Pat Dolan and knew better than to even consider challenging an idea that Pat wished to advance.  Resistance was futile when it came to Pat, and it was always best to work with the irrepressible force that was Pat Dolan and to help Pat realize her always-good vision. That is the paradigm that Queens officials have lived by for decades, and the absence of that guidance will be a very difficult adjustment for me and all Queens officials. On a personal note, Pat was my friend, as she was to all – in her own off-beat, inimitable way – and I will dearly miss her. Queens owes a great debt of gratitude to this unparalleled civic servant – who dedicated her life to this borough without a penny of compensation. I wish her eternal rest and peace, but knowing Pat, she’s probably already at work devising plans to make heaven a better place.  Long live Pat Dolan

Memorial services for Pat Dolan will be held on Tuesday November 29th at 7:00pm at the Schwartz Brothers – Forest Park Chapel

114-03 Queens Blvd. Forest Hills, NY 11375

(Queens Blvd. and 76th Road)
limited parking is available
for more information please call 718-263-7600

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