Brooklyn Heights Blog Receives Brooklyn Heights Association Award for Outstanding Community Service
The 2010 Brooklyn Heights Association Award for Outstanding Community Service was presented to Brooklyn Heights Blog publisher John Loscalzo (aka “Homer Fink”) last night for the blog’s continuing service to the residents of the neighborhood. Founded in 2006 by the media executive, Brooklyn Heights Blog set out to cover and create events relevant to the community, their concerns and fast became a virtual town square.
This year Loscalzo and the blog made great strides in community service with their efforts to address the contentious issue of helicopter noise over the area, garnering significant media attention to the issue and working towards a resolution. In 2008 they hosted a debate between state senatorial candidates John Chromczak and the eventual winner, Daniel Squadron.
Brooklyn Heights Blog’s staff – founder John Loscalzo, chief-technical officer Theo Athinas and senior staffer and Claude Scales were on hand last night to accept the award.
“We have all come to depend upon the BHB for up to date, on the spot coverage,” the BHA’s Tom Stewart said during the presentation. “One of the greatest values to the neighborhood is the forum it provides for Heights residents to express their opinions and to communicate with one another.”
Says Loscalzo, “I’d to thank the BHA for this award. When I started the blog almost 5 years ago, my goal was to know more about this beautiful neighborhood and be of some service. I’m happy to say it seems as though we’ve succeeded and that it’s only the beginning.”
Photo #1: (l-r) The BHA’s Tom Stewart, president Jane McGroarty, and BHB’s founder/publisher John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo
Photo #2: (l-r) Loscalzo, Stewart
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