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For Immediate Release: Contact:
SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2007 Corey Bearak
(718) 343-6779

Photos from the Sunday, April 22 Legislative Forum 2007:
2007 - A Transit Odyssey - Part 1 - The breakfast

Sponsored by Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council ["NEQJCC"], Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation [�Parker�], UJA-Federation, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty [�Met Council�], The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New York (JCRC), Queens Civic Congress, Queens Region-Hadassah and The Samuel Field Y.  These photos share scenes from the breakfast hosted by Parker before the panel discussion (see Part II).

We opened the doors before the 9:30 a.m. start so attendees can have ample time to partake of the bountiful collation provided by Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation. (Photo by Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)

The program chairs: William E. Rapfogel, CEO of Met Council, and NEQJCC Chairman Corey Bearak, who is also Executive Vice President of the Queens Civic Congress. (Photo by Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)

NEQJCC Vice President Ethel Levine, Bob Taylor and 24th A.D. Democratic Leader Martha Taylor who also represented City Comptroller William Thompson. (Photo by Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)

Parker President & CEO Michael N. Rosenblut. Rapfogel, Bearak and Met Council CFO Herb Friedman who also serves as NEQJCC Treasurer. (Photo by Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's representative Manny Behar with Friedman and Rapfogel. (Photo by Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)

Rapfogel with panelist Assembly Member Mark Weprin. (Photo by Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)

Panelist State Senator Frank Padavan with officers of the Amalgamated Transportation Union (ATU) Local No. 1056, Vice President Mark Henry, Financial Secretary Luis Alzate and President Ed Figueroa, also a panelist. (Photo by Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)

Bearak with Jonathan Lancman and Jonathan's dad, NYS Assembly Member Rory Lancman, whose attendance at these events predates his 2006 election.  (Photo by Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)

MTA CEO/Executive Director Lee Sander (l) chats with fellow panelist ATU Pres. Ed Figueroa and ATU VP Mark Henry.  (Photo by Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)

North Bellerose Civic Association President Bruno DeFranceschi and wife, Lucy, two of the premier fighters against graffiti in northeast Queens, chat with Councilman David Weprin's Chief of Staff, Jack Friedman, who also serves as one of Bellerose Jewish Center's delegates to the NEQJCC.  The NEQJCC will be honoring Jack at its Installation and Awards Reception, Sunday, October 28 at Bellerose JC (Watch this site for details.).  (Photo by Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)

Program moderator, City Council Finance Committee Chairman David I. Weprin with Josh Bienstock, a Queens Chamber of Commerce trustee. (Photo by Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)

Bienstock, Bearak and Figueroa.  (Photo by Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)

Sander and MTA Director of Government Relations Hilary  Ring listed to the concerns of a community resident who attended the breakfast. (Photo by Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)

Members of the Queens Civic Congress:  Charles Ober from the Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association and Edward Kampermann from Juniper Park Civic Association chat with Mark Westerfield, General Superintendent of the New York & Atlantic Railway. (Photo by Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)

Michael Picard and Mark Weprin. (Photo by Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)

Bearak, panelist Assembly Member Cathy Nolan and Ober. (Photo by Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)

News Channel 4 reporter Reg Chapman interviews Councilman Weprin on congestion pricing before the forum (Is the Council's Finance Committee chair also giving an exclusive that next year's forum concerns Real Property Tax Reform. (Photo by Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)

A packed audience awaits the program's start in the Samuel Field Y's Tel Aviv room. (Photo by Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)

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