Council Member Paul A. Vallone hosted a street co-naming ceremony on Wednesday, June 15th in honor of Charles Lucania, who tragically lost his life on September 11th 2001. As an active member of IBEW Local 3, he was killed with his fellow electricians of P.E. Stone while they were working on the 98th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center. Mr. Lucania’s body was never found. He devoted his life to serving his community, which extended to assisting organizations such as Dwarf-Giraffe Athletic League, Make A Wish Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Council Member Vallone unveiled Willets Point Boulevard at 149th Street in front of Mr. Lucania’s parents’ home in Whitestone as Charles Lucania Memorial Way. “On this beautiful afternoon, we stand with the Lucania family and the Whitestone community as we honor and celebrate the life of Charles Lucania, whose life was tragically cut short on the worst day in our nation’s history,” Council Member Vallone said. “It is fitting we stand on the block where Charlie resided with his family and announce Willets Point Boulevard in his name. Today, and every day, we will always remember Charles each time we travel along Willets Point Boulevard. I am proud to join Charlie’s family on this very special day.”
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