PA NEWS - Port Authority Retirees Association, Inc.


PA NEWS - Port Authority Retirees Association, Inc.
Published weekly for Port Authority and PATH employees
Heritage Month Breakfast
The Port Authority Asian American
Association will hold its 2009 Asian
American Heritage Month Breakfast on
Friday, May 8, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at
Club 101 in midtown Manhattan.
All PA employees are invited. RSVP to
10-6916. See Employee Bulletins for
more details.
Retired Engineers Meet
College Courses at EWR
St. Peter’s College is offering classes in
Accounting I and II this summer at Newark
Liberty International Airport.
When you take one 3-credit undergraduate course you get 50 percent off
the second summer course. Visit
for details.
Our Daughters
& Sons Visit
New York’s New Archbishop
Visits the Trade Center Site
rchbishop of New York
Timothy M. Dolan joined
Chairman Anthony R.
Coscia, Commissioner Anthony
J. Sartor, Executive Director
Chris Ward, and World Trade
Center Construction Director
Steven Plate at the World Trade
Center site on April 24, where
he knelt in prayer and said he
felt “overwhelming sadness” at
the site of the worst terrorist
Archbishop Dolan views WTC site plans last week
attack in the nation’s history.
with Chairman Coscia (to his right) and (counterThe Port Authority officials
clockwise) Executive Director Ward, Steven Plate,
briefed Archbishop Dolan on the and Commissioner Sartor (partly obscured).
construction plans and progress
Archbishop Dolan, who was
at the site, at a street-level platform
installed as Archbishop of New York
overlooking the National September
on April 15, said he felt an “over11 Memorial & Museum.
whelming sadness at the horror,
Earlier, the archbishop celebrated
suffering, and pain that the site still
Mass at St. Peter’s Church on Barclay
carries.” But he said the WTC site also
Street, which served as a staging area
offers “renewal, hope, solidarity, and
for emergency responders after the
9/11 attacks.
Michael Hurley
The Annual Luncheon of Retired
Engineers takes place Wednesday, May 6,
at Koenig’s Restaurant, Floral Park, NY.
For details contact Mike D’Angelo at
[email protected]; Howard
Sitomer at 516 938-4199; Charles
Rathjen at 718 225-9595, or John DiMilia
at 516 735-5608.
April 30, 2009/Volume 8/Number 17
PA Runners Meet the Challenge
(As Do a Couple of Thousand Others)
Barry Pikaard
See pages 2 and 3.
hey took their marks, got set,
and went – through the south
tube of the Lincoln Tunnel on
April 26, as part of the 23rd Annual
Lincoln Tunnel Challenge.
More than 2,600 runners and walkers – including Tom Grassi, Abdul
Karimi, Kamran Khan, Larry Mays,
Mark Mellea (9th overall), Julio
Pereira, Vivian Okwuagwu, and Paul
Pietropaolo – participated in this
year’s 5-kilometer event, which raised
more than $165,000 for Special
Olympics New Jersey.
Matt Borawski (right) – with his father, PAPD
Lieutenant Henry Borawski of the Lincoln
Tunnel Command – finished 6th overall in
the 2009 Lincoln Tunnel Challenge.
The PA Observes Earth Day
Best Airport: JFK
Paul Bolognese
Ann Alicea
Dean Poveromo
At Kennedy International Airport, Gardener Irma Rivera works with earth, water, and
flowers to beautify the airport administration building. The JFK Gardening unit has
commenced the annual spring sprucing, which includes repairing and seeding grass
areas and prepping perennial flower beds. At the PABT, General Manager Steve Napolitano
views the climate-change exhibit installed in the windows on 42nd Street and on Eighth
Avenue in coordination with Columbia University, the Energy Diamond Foundation, the
Fashion Center Business Improvement District, and the Times Square Alliance. At Teterboro
Airport, PA and community officials marked the day by planting trees and flowers. Airport
Operations & Security Manager Pam Phillips is front, 4th from right, and Staff Services
Engineer Lars Blanchard is back row, center, in white cap.
John F. Kennedy International Airport
was named North America’s best cargo
airport at the 2009 Asian Freight &
Supply Chain Awards ceremony last
week in Hong Kong.
JFK won for the second consecutive
Salina Wong, the Port Authority’s
representative in Hong Kong, accepted
the award on behalf of the agency.
Criteria included “provision of suitable
infrastructure; cost competitiveness;
timely, adequate investment in new
infrastructure; and facilitation of ancillary
The awards are based on survey of
the readers of Cargonews Asia, the
region’s largest freight industry publication.
Our Daughters and Sons Visit
Photos courtesy of
Cynthia Armour, Rebecca
Croneberger, Hector Eugui,
Dawn Montella, and
Nina Pepe.
Hong Kong representative Salina
Wong accepts the Best Airport –
North America award April 22 at the
23rd annual Asian Freight awards
Retirement News
A retirement celebration is set for JFK
Assistant Airport Duty
Manager Ann Marie
Buss on Friday, May
15, 5 p.m., at
Carosello Restaurant in
Howard Beach.
See Employee Bulletins on
EmployeeNet for details.
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Our Daughters and Sons Visit
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