Generally Speaking: Week of September 6

September 5, 2012 Theodore W. General
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NYC Labor Day Parade on Saturday, 9/8

Fort Hamilton High School’s championship marching band will joining electrical workers in the line of march for the 2012 NYC Labor Day Parade, on Saturday, September 8, sponsored by the AFL-CIO. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m., from Fifth Avenue and 44th Street and runs up to 64th Street in Manhattan.

Gary La BarberaMichael Mulgrew is the parade chairperson.

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Got a chance to chat with former State Assemblymember Joseph FerrisPete De Angelis, who’s at the helm of the United Military Veterans of Kings County, at a reception for the midshipmen from the US Merchant Marine Academy Regimental Band, at the Rawley Post of the American Legion.


Society of Old Brooklynites Vice President Michael Spinner was particularly pleased to see a U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard take part in the recent Prison Ship Martyrs Memorial Tribute in Fort Greene Park, because his late parents Frank and Betty were both WWII Marine Corps veterans.


State Senator Marty Golden holds his annual Candlelight Memorial Service in memory of the men and women who lost their lives on 9-11, on Tuesday, September 11, at 7:30 p.m., on the American Veterans’ Memorial Pier (69th Street) at the foot of Bay Ridge Avenue.

The event will include a rifle salute by soldiers from Fort Hamilton.Due to various memorial services throughout the city and at Ground Zero,the Bay Ridge AARP has moved its first meeting of the 2012-1013 season from September 11 to Tuesday, September 18, at 2:30 p.m. The AARP’ersmeet in the Shore Hill Community Room, 91st Street, just off Shore Road.


After this coming Sunday, the northeast corner of 88th Street and Third Avenue will be co-named Frank Griffin WayFrank GriffinHome Reporter and Sunset News.

We recall the early days of this newspaper when typesetting was done with a Vari-Typer, and large headlines and borders were set using sheets of rub off lettering for different size fonts to put together large paste-ups (or flats) which were then photographed and printed with the pioneering cold type or offset process.

Frank’s first office was in a small storefront on 50th Street just off Sixth Avenue in Sunset Park. So, on Sunday, September 9 at 11 a.m., New York City Councilmember Vinnie Gentile will preside over the street renaming ceremony with community leaders, elected officials and members of the Griffin family on hand.


The Guild for Exceptional Children is getting ready for its annual Autumn Gala, on October 12, at the El Caribe Country Club in Mill Basin.This year, the guild will be honoring a large list of distinguished citizens which includes John CambioMichael GiordanoStephen FabrizioRobert HoweDr. Rock PositanoGerard and Harriet RosenbergNoreen RyanAnn and Richard Scott and John Toolan.

Anthony Cetta is the guild president and Paul Cassone is the executive director and CEO. Tickets to the fund-raising dinner dance are $150 each. For more information and/or reservations, call 718-833-6633 Ext. 228.


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