PEOPLE MAKING A BUZZ: Week of January 19


The FDNY has commended the work of Long Island College Hospital’s(LICH) emergency medical team.

Paramedics Robert Bonome and JeanBaronWilliam Medina werehonored for having seven Return of Spontaneous Circulations (ROSCs)or cardiac arrest saves in seven weeks.

Bonome and Baron received two letters each and Medina received fourletters of commendation.


Five Eagle Scouts were applauded by Assemblymember NicoleMalliotakis at a ceremony at Holy Cross Greek OrthodoxChurch.

Vasilis PapayiannisChristopherXanthosMichael LeonardosNicholas MutskakisConstantinePanagakos were praised for choosing a selfless,civic-oriented path.

In her remarks, Malliotakis congratulated the scouts, saying, Asan elected official, my daily life is dedicated to improving ourcommunity and making our state a better place to live. It is soimportant to have partners to help achieve goals, which is whyhaving such dynamic youth in our community who truly care about thewell-being of others is so important. These five young men havedemonstrated exemplary community service and are tomorrow’sleaders.


Happy Birthday to weekly Home Reporter Newspaper readerTheresa Sutera!

Sutera is a resident of Dyker Heights and recently celebrated her95th birthday.


Lawrence Wong was once again named WEICHERT,REALTORS® – The Franzese Group’s Top Agent, this time for the monthof December.

Wong, a realtor of two and a half years, raked in over 1.4 milliondollars in sales for December.

Anthony FranzeseWEICHERT, REALTORS® – The Franzese Group welcomed new salespersonVictor DiBlase III to the company.

Victor knows the market like the back of his hand, remarkedAnthony FranzeseNEW POSITION

The President of the New York State Court Officers Association(NYSCOA), Dennis QuirkBruceBaron to the position of special counsel to thepresident.

Baron is the principal associate of Baron Associates P.C., aboutique litigation law firm. Quirk announced the appointment,saying, I have known Bruce Baron for over 20 years. He is a superblitigator, respected and admired by all judges, attorneys,prosecutors and court officers in our state. He is someone whosejudgment and legal acumen I value and respect.


Bay Ridge attorney Michael Connors will be hostinga radio show on Sunday nights at 10 p.m. beginning on January29.

The show will be a weekly, hour-long feature that will includediscussions of history, politics and elder law. The radio sequencewill initially run for 13 weeks and also include interviews withvarious guests.

Connors is a founding partner of Connors and Sullivan, Attorneys atLaw, PLLC and specializes in Trusts and Estate law with an emphasisin Estate Planning and Elder law.

I am a little nervous about [hosting the radio show]. I have neverdone it before; whether I can hold the show and keep it going foran hour is going to be a challenge, explained Connors about hisforay into the radio world.

Tune into WOR 710 AM on January 29 to listen the first broadcast ofConnors’ show.

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