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Queens lawmaker proposes street co-naming in honor of late Whitestone Monsignor

Councilman Paul Vallone has submitted legislation to co-name an intersection of Clintonville Street and Locke Avenue in Whitestone as “Msgr. John C. Tosi Way.”

Community Board 7 voted on and approved the co-naming at their meeting on Monday, Oct. 26, and the bill is currently being reviewed by the Speaker’s office.

Tosi was a priest for over 45 years and a monsignor for 23 years in the Diocese of Brooklyn & Queens. Tosi died on May 23 after suffering from a coronary condition for the past several years. He was 73 years old.

“Monsignor Tosi was a man of deep faith and firm commitment to bettering each and every community he served throughout his lifetime,” Vallone said. “His loss is felt profoundly throughout the Whitestone community and I’m proud to propose this street co-naming in his honor.

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