A Night Out with the 100th

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 Locals and law enforcement agencies from near and far filled the Beach 94th parking lot on Tuesday, August 2 for the 100th Precinct’s National Night Out Against Crime event.

According to 100th Precinct Community Council President Kathy Heavey, the event was an overall success. Nobody went hungry as the night included a barbecue donated by Deirdre Maeves Market in Breezy Point and Bagel & Barista on Beach 116th Street. “We thank them for their generosity," Heavey said. The parking lot was full of bouncy houses and other amusements for the kids, made possible by Call A Head Corp.

And resources were aplenty. “Lots of organizations and businesses tabled and had tons of information,” Heavey said. “I loved seeing the FDNY CPR Unit teaching potentially lifesaving CPR to the kids! Great to see all our brother and sister law enforcement agencies like the NY State Troopers, the FBI, Queens District Attorney’s Office, Transit District 23, Dept of Parole, Parks Enforcement, and National Park Service."

The night was also an opportunity to dish out well deserved awards. “The Board especially loved awarding plaques to honor jobs well done. 100th Precinct Neighborhood Coordination Officers PO Mercado and Detective Martini were given plaques for 100 Pct NCOs of the Year. The 100th Pct Community Affairs Unit, PO Lauren Haber, PO Victor Boamah and PO Jason Farell were awarded plaques for 100th Precinct Cops of the Year. We honored PO Brian Zeng for his great rescue of a choking infant with the Cop of the Summer 2022 Plaque. Of course, we wanted to recognize our unsung heroes, our volunteers, so we awarded plaques to Paul Connelly, Maureen McGee and Curtis Oliver. We recognized the work of two of our Board members, Jean Daouphars, treasurer and Lynda Connelly, recording secretary for their tremendous work as members of my Board,” Heavey said. Phyllis Inserillo of Councilwoman Joann Ariola’s office was also awarded a certificate of appreciation.

The event also included fun activities like face painting, balloon animals, performances by the Millennium  dance group, DJ music and much more. “All in all, NNO2022 was a great success!” Heavey said.

 By Katie McFadden

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