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Street Renamed for Betty Jean DiBiaso

A light post at the intersection of Ditmars Blvd and 19th now bears the name of Betty Jean DiBiaso Way that’s a tribute to a young woman who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in June 2015. In a street co-naming ceremony, family, friends and community leaders paid tribute to the victim. Betty Jean’s death inspired Council Member Costa Constantinides to petition the city’s Department of Transportation to introduce traffic-calming measures to the street in and around Astoria Park, a park that was dearly loved by Betty Jean, according to her family and friends.

Betty Jean DiBiaso Way; photo credit Richard Khuzami

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Clare Doyle is a graduate of the M.A. program in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies as well as a B.A. in Archaeology and History from University Dublin, Ireland. She has worked for 30 years in library reference publishing in New York. Clare is the Vice President of Green Shores NYC, a non-profit group that advocates for a cleaner, greener and more connected waterfront in Astoria and Long Island City

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