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PBA                                              212-298-9100 
125 Broad Street, 11th Floor, New York City NY 10004-2400
General Office 212- 587-1000       DEA Benefits 212- 587-9120

 The SBA office has moved to 155 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013 because of much-needed repairs required at the Worth Street office,.
 Health and Welfare office is               (212) 431-6555.
All other union matters is                    (212) 226-2180.

SOC                                            212- 964-7500

NYPD Pension Section         212-693-5100

The NYPD Payroll Section has moved from 1 Police Plaza to 90 Church Street, 12th Floor, NYC, NY 10007. 
Retirees who need to update their address with the
Department should send a notarized letter to the corrected address.

NYC Employees Health Benefits                             212- 513-0470
NYC Employees Retirement System (NYCERS) 347- 643-3000
Notification of death of retiree                                 646-610-5580

Social Security                        1-800-772-1213
Empire Blue Cross                 1-800-433-9592
Medicare Part "B"                   1-800-333-7586
Caremark (Prescriptions)     1-877-722-7911
Advance RX.com                      1-888-266-5691


This is the latest information regarding ID cards as of June 6th, 2023, and sent by Lou Hollander:

There is a new procedure for former members of the TPD to obtain their retired law enforcement ID card. The cards are still being issued by Transit Bureau but there is no longer a need to appear in person at Transit Bureau HQ in Brooklyn.

At least one month before your card is due to expire (or if your card has already expired) call Transit Bureau at 718-610-4660. Inform the PAA that you’re calling to obtain a new TPD ID card. The PAA will ask you a series of questions and ask for a contact telephone number.

About a month later you will receive a call from Transit Bureau ID card section. You will have to email them a copy of your driver’s license, your current ID card, and a digital photo of yourself from the waist up in front of a neutral colored background (no hats or sunglasses please) and no red or yellow background.

After processing, a new ID card will be mailed to you via certified mail.

If you have any questions, contact Transit Bureau at 718 610 4660 or email them at: TBHQPERSONNEL@NYPD.org.

Please note:PO Georges Bazile has retired. Police Officers Frank Pena and Willie Miranda are now processing the ID cards

New York City Police Department
Transit Bureau Personnel Unit
130 Livingston Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn NY 11201
718-610-4555 Fax


All members of the force, regardless of what department they retired from, are now eligible for the Metro Pass. They must have completed 20 years as a Transit Police Officer prior to the merge. All requests must be made by appointment and only through the Transit Authority's pass unit now located at 180 Livingston Street, 5th floor, Brooklyn, NY. Call them at (347) 643-8312 / 8310.  The office is open from 8:30AM to 4:00PM, Monday through Friday.

Here's how to contact departments in the Employee Benefits Program

Office of Labor Relations     (New Address)

22 Cortlandt Street
New York, NY 10007-3120
Phone: (212) 306-7200 (General Information)
Fax: (212) 306-7202


Health Benefits Program - Retiree Inquiries Only*

22 Cortlandt Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10007-3120
Phone: (212) 513-0470
Fax: (212) 306-7756
TTY (hearing impaired): (212) 306-7753
Office hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

* Active employees should contact their agency representatives.

NYC Employee Assistance Program

250 Broadway, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 306-7660
Fax: (212) 306-7666
Office hours: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Email: eap@olr.nyc.gov

Deferred Compensation Plan

Customer Service Center: 22 Cortlandt Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10007

Please direct all written inquiries/correspondence to the following mailing address:

New York City Deferred Compensation Plan
Bowling Green Station, P.O. Box 93
New York, NY 10274-0093

Phone: (212) 306-7760
Outside NYC: (888) DCP-3113 (888-327-3113)
Fax: (212) 306-7376
TTY (hearing impaired): (212) 306-7707
Office hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  Appointments are available 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Flexible Spending Accounts Program

Customer Service Center: 22 Cortlandt Street, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10007

Please direct all written inquiries/correspondence and claims to the following mailing address:

New York City Flexible Spending Accounts Program
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 707
New York, NY 10274

Phone: (212) 306-7760
Fax: (212) 306-7376
TTY (hearing impaired): (212) 306-7707
Office hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

For questions about the MSC Buy-Out Waiver Program, please call:  (212) 306-7507.


Management Benefits Fund

Customer Service Center: 22 Cortlandt Street, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10007

Please direct all written inquiries/correspondence to the following mailing address:

New York City Management Benefits Fund
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 707
New York, NY 10274

Phone: (212) 306-7290
Outside NYC: (888) 4000MBF (888-400-0623)
Fax: (212) 306-7353
TTY (hearing impaired): (212) 306-7629
Office hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Financial Planning Center

Worksite Seminar Request - Agency Benefit Reps Only*

Agency Benefit Representatives can contact the Financial Planning Center to arrange for a seminar to be held at one of their Agenc by clickiing on this link:  


May 8, 2024                                                                 INTRODUCING MR. & MRS. FREDERICK MACK
Thanks to Lou Hollander for forwading these photos. Fred and Silvia were wed on April 27th.

Watch video to the end and see if you can pick up what Freddy says walking up the aisle. VIDEO https://youtu.be/xiB4J_864dE

Looks like Fred beat Silvia to the wedding cake first     
 Barbara and Lou Hollander

Silvia & Fred Mack       Fran & Joe Mastromarino

Congratulations to the newlyweds and we wish them a long and healthy life together.


Congratulations to Bill and Diane McKechnie

Congratulations to Diane and Bill on the birth of their 1st great granddaughter, Autunm Rose. She weighed in at 8 lbs. Congrats can be sent to cablaws1255@bellsouth.net       Now don't spoil her too much, Bill.

Congratulations also to Freddy Mack and his fiancee Silvia

Freddy Mack proposed to Silvia at the Friday Night Pizza Club. Their video can be seen on YouTube  https://youtu.be/eVSzMqdiqKU

The big day for Silvia & Freddy will be April 27 2024. Congrats can be sent to Freddy at det1013@verizon.net

December 21, 2023                                 EXECUTIVE SECRETARY TOM GEER'S PROMOTION CEREMONY
A little late in coming, but our Executive Secretary, Tom Greer, finally received his promotion award but after 6 months since his actual promotion and banishment to the road from his prized Highway Unit.

Tom with Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman (R)                                          Tom with his son Christopher

November 3, 2023                                                               A MEMORY FROM THE FAR PAST
Lifetime Member Ret. DI John Ferrante came across this photo taken on May 21, 1965. It was taken at a demonstration of the new radios for the Transit Police Department. We used to call them "bricks."

L-R Chief Morris, TA Commissioner O'Grady, Sgt. John Ferrante, Ptl Tony Grammatico, Chief O'Rourke, Dept. Chief Rapp
Yes, we were called Patrolmen back then.

October 8, 2023                            HAPPY NEWS FROM PRESIDENT VALENTINO & RET. CHIEF JOHN "JJ" WILSON               

From Bob Valentino -

I and my friend of more than 50 years, Tony Magliano, went on the Long Island Honor Flight to Washington DC on Friday September 29th. The Honor Flight honored a WWII Veteran, two Korean Veterans and about 50 Vietnam Veterans. It was a memorable day full of surprises and all qualified Veterans should experience this honor.

From Lou Hollander - Bill Wood and I had the Honor of being selected to take the Honor Flight last May. To me it was the experience of a lifetime. Something I will never forget.


My son John was promoted to Inspector on 9/29. He is the XO of Manhattan North Detectives.

From Lou Hollander:
Congratulations to you and your son, John. “I can see the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I look forward to seeing you next month when you come to FL”

Congrats can be sent to John at skisinger@comcast.net

The Executive Board and members send their hearty congratulations to Bobby, Tony and JJ, on their recent achievements. Well done !! 

August 9, 2023                                                                 STU FRIEDMAN PUBLISHES NEW BOOK
Association member Ret. Sgt. Stuart 'Stu' Friedman, stutattoo@yahoo.com has recently published a new book “Beneath the Concrete Jungle.” It’s about his career with the Transit Police and NYPD.  It’s available on Amazon and has some very good reviews you can check out.


These were taken when Edward was appointed Deputy Commissioner with his parents attending

Congratulations to our Lifetime Member Ret. Det. Juan Caban and his wife, Gladys, on their son Edward being named Police Commissioner of the NYPD. We send Edward our best wishes for a successful administration.

You can send congratulations to Juan and Gladys at jcaban10@tampabay.rr.com 

July 14, 2023                                     MEMBER JACK D'ARCY RECEVING AWARD FOR AIR FORCE SERVICE

From President Bob Valentino

Jack D'Arcy and President Bob Valentino at the Awards Ceremony

Jack D'Arcy was honored on Thursday July 13, 2023 for his Military Service and for being a Vietnam Veteran by the Long Island Air Force Association. Jack's wife and several of our members were there to congratulate him.
Welcome Home, Jack.

June 25, 2023                                                FLORIDA MEMBER MEETS FELLOW DISTRICT 20 MEMBERS
Lifetime Member Ron Conklin, accompanied by his lovely wife, Hilda, travelled up to NY to visit family and, while here, had a small "ROMEO' luncheon with a few of his fellow Dist. 20 officers, and one from District 34.

Thanks to Lou Hollander for a few of these photos.

Ron Conklin & Tony Lomanto (from District 34 !!!)                                                  Deo Fasolino & Mike Lanning


Tony Lomanto & Tony Piazza                                                                          Celebrating Deo's 79th birthday

Clockwise L-R:  Deo Fasolino, Mike Lanning, Bill Bucalo (Ron's friend), Doris Lanning, Emily Sicoli
Hilda Conklin, Bill's wife Jackie, Ron Conklin, Tony Lomanto & Tony Piazza

June 17, 2023                                                       TONY MAGLIANO'S PHOTOS OF "THEN" AND "NOW" 

"THEN" from 1990

Seated L-R  Tony Magliano, Herb Schoen, Ken Harnose, Lenny DeRosa  /  Standing L--R  Kevin Hickey (NY), Nick Raptis, Tom Lupia

"Now" from 2023

Seated L-R  Nick Raptis, Tommy Strong, Tony Magliano
Standing L-R  Tom Lupia, Ken Harnos, Kevin Hickey (NY)

Note: We differentiate between Kevin Hickey of NY and Kevin Hickey of VA. All the guys are still looking good.

June 6, 2023                                               TOMMY CRIMMINS CELEBRATES HIS BIG 80TH BIRTHDAY
Lou Hollander and several other fellow retirees got together to celebrate Tommy Crimmins' 80th birthday.


(L) Tommy and Diana                                                                                                 

(R) Tommy, Diana, Beth Garvey, Pam Gunzl, Mickey Perez, George Gunzel. Louie Hollander, Barbara Hollander, Tommy’s daughter Darlene

Standing Darlene, her husband, Peter, Louie Hollander, Mickey Perez, Diana, Pam Gunzel Sitting Tommy, George Gunzl

May 21, 2023                                        PROUD GRANDFATHER OF HIS GRANDCHILDREN'S ACHIEVEMENTS


I am very happy to report that two of my grandchildren recently garduated from college. Aleksia Kulp graduated with honors magna cum laude from Gettysburg College and the next day, her twin brother, Steffen, also graduated with honors magna cum laude from Davidson College in NC.
The next week, Aleksia was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army, having completed her ROTC course at Gettysburg College. She will be in the Medical Corps and starts her training in July at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. Steffen will be working at the Dana-Farber Cancer Research in Boston MA enroute to his medical career. - Tony

March 19, 2023                                          ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL STATEN ISLAND LUNCHEON
I was very happy to have attended the March lucheon of the Staten Island members at Nino's Restaurant this past Thursday, March 16th. It was great to see so many of our members who attended and I got to meet another retiree, Bob Quigley, who we asked to join the Retirees Association. The comaraderie and the food was outstanding.- Tony

This photo was taken at the affair:

L-R Pat DeLuca, Ed Burke, Tony Lomanto, Al Ciprello, Russel Liebold, John Kavanagh, Kevin Hickey (NY), John Rocco Carlo, Frank Crisa,
Joe Veneziano, Luke Scarangello, Bob Quigley, Fred Ametrano

February 28, 2023                                              FREDDY MACK RECEIVES A SURPRISE VISITOR

Freddy Mack was surprised when he had unexpected visitors at his assisted living facility. Juan Caban and his wife paid him a visit, which made his day,

February 18, 2023                                             LOU HOLLANDER AT TAMPA R.O.M.E.O. LUNCHEON
Lou sent these photos from the Tampa ROMEO luncheon held on February 7th. They all were having a great time and can be viewed in this PDF

February 18, 2023                               PRESIDENT VALENTINO VISITS FLORIDA MEMBERS FOR LUNCHEON
Bobby was recently in Florida to visit his brither and got together with several retirees for a festive luncheon.

L to R  Frank Cerar, Rudy Rognon, Tim Griffin, Joe Bainlardi, Jim Kwiecinski, Mike Paccione, Joe Godino, Hugh Lennon, Bob Val, my brother Tom and Jerry Miloscia.

Thanks for making my visit to Florida special. Seeing that everyone is doing well is a plus. If any of you have Mike Paccione's or Joe Godino;s
email please send it to me. If any of you see either of them ask them to call me at 516 509-0010. I would like to see them join our Retirees Assn. - Bobby

January 18, 2023                                                   CONGRATULATIONS TO A NEW EAGLE SCOUT

We received this great announcement that Robert Ceru, the 16 year old grandson of the late Retired P.O. Edward Merrill, and the nephew of Ret. P.O. David Merrill informing us of the good news that Robert has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor in the Boy Scouts of America.
The multiyear journey to the Eagle Scout Award is one of the most involved and transformative experiences a young person can have.

Robert belongs to BSA Troop 145 Hughsonville Fire Department in the Town of Wappinger Greater Hudson Valley Council.

He started in Cub Scouts when he was 8 years old and earned his Arrow of Light to bridge over to Boy Scouts where he continued to move up the ranks.
Robert earned the rank of Eagle on January 9, 2023

His Eagle Scout Project was the Robinson Lane Little League Field Flagpole Memorial Renovation and Memorial Bench. Robert did his Eagle Project to benefit the local little league baseball field by his renovating of the flagpole memorial at the field and also put together and added a memorial bench at the site.

Photos of Robert and his grandfather, Ed Merrill, can be viewed in this PDF

January 8, 2023                                           CONGRATULATIONS TO A FIRST GRANDSON
Congratulations to our Historian, JJ Sullivan, on the birth of his first grandson, Joseph Salvatore Sullivan, coming into the world at 6 pounds 8 ounces and 19".

Our best wishes to the proud parents, the grandparents, and the newest member of the family. May he enjoy a long, prosperous, and healthy life.

October 25, 2022                                        CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER FOR MEMBER CHIP HAYES

Congratulations to our member, Ret. PO Chip Hayes, who was selected to be “Veteran of the Year 2022” in Rockland County.
It was a District 3 1972 reunion that day with (L-R) Bob Davan, Chip Hayes, and Gene Sullivan.

September 11, 2022                                       REMEMBRANCE OF 9-11 TAKEN PLACE IN FLORIDA
From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net    Looking so young, Lou!!!

Ray Diaz, Joe Wolf, Congressman Gus Bilirakis, Mike DiPalma, Jerry DiCiano Louie Hollander

Mike DiPalmer, Jerry DiCanio, Louie Hollander, Ray Diaz, Joe Wolf

August 10, 2022                               LARRY LOMBARDO APPOINTED TO NASSAU COUNTY COMMITTEE
Association member, Ret. Sgt. Larry Lombardo, was appointed to the Nassau County Advisory Committee for People With Disabilities.
We wish him well on this committe for such a worthy cause. That's Larry in the back row, 3rd from left.

From Chip Hayes: chip1440@lawyer.com

This time my Granddaughter got another scholarship from the Marine Corp League.


My granddaughter, Aleksia, 3rd from right in the front row, graduated from Advanced Training Camp at Ft. Knox KY this past Wednesday after a gruelling 5 week training course. She is in the US Army ROTC, having won a 3 year scholarship and is attending Gettysburg College in PA. She will graduate in May of 2023 as a 2nd Lieutenant.

July 24, 2022                                          CHIP HAYES' GRANDDAUGHTER RECEIVING A SCHOLARSHIP
From Chip Hayes chip1440@lawyer.com

American Legion Post 1600 (Pomona NY) awarded my granddaughter, Kaitlyn Brezosky, a scholarship.

She will be attending Penn State in the fall. Hope she goes Navy after graduation.

Congratulations, Chip, and to your granddaughter and her parents on her award...Well Done!. We're sure you would love to see her be a "boomer" skipper.

April 29, 2022                                                               RET. LT. ALLAN ANDRADE'S NEW BOOK

"Leopoldville: A Tragedy Too Long Secret."


For those members who like WWII history they may find it something they would like to read.


The troopship Leopoldville was carrying over 2,000 soldiers of the 66th infantry division across the English Channel on Christmas Eve 1944 when it was torpedoed and sunk just five and a half miles from its destination, Cherbourg, France. There were 763 soldiers killed and the bodies of 493 soldiers were never found.


My book uses National archive documents, interviews with widows and other relatives of soldiers killed, survivors, and those who participated in the rescue effort. Originally published in July 1997, I made some corrections, included some 50 photos not in the original book, added two new chapters and republished the book under its present title in December 2008.   


In 2004 I helped the White House Committee on Remembrance coordinate a ceremony honoring those killed in the Leopoldville catastrophe. The ceremony was held on November 15th (date the 66th Division sailed from NYC to England) at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington Virginia.


Some 160 people from all across America with direct connections to the tragedy attended. U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan (ND) escorted Lucy Ruggles whose husband was killed in the sinking to the tomb and placed a floral wreath. At

the time of the sinking, Lucy Ruggles was pregnant, and her twin daughters were born in 1945.  Pfc. Allan J. Dorgan, Senator Byron Dorgan’s uncle, was killed in the disaster. His body was among the 493 never found.


It was my privilege to be the American historical consultant for a Leopoldville TV documentary and I traveled to England & France with the TV documentary producer & film crew. The program originally aired on the National Geographic Channel in February 2009 (Deep Wreck Mysteries...Sunk on Christmas Eve) and periodically re-airs. In September 2015, I had the privilege of presenting a power-point lecture on the disaster & my book at the Bush 41 Presidential Library & Museum in Texas.


Attached for your use is the cover of my book. The illustration of the sinking ship was drawn by Richard Rockwell, nephew of Norman Rockwell.


Best Regards,

(Lifetime Member) Ret. Lt. Allan Andrade


The book is available from Amazon or Barnes & Noble web sites.

December 24, 2021                          JOE LOPIPARO's SON, JOSEPH, SPENDING CHRISTMAS IN SAUDI ARABIA

Joe sent this photo of his son, Joseph, who is serving in the US Army while stationed in Saudi Arabia. We thank Joe for his services and wish him a Merry Christmas and a safe and healthy New Year. Notice the "Elf on the Shelf" on the turret.

December 11, 2021                                                     CHIP HAYES WITH CHRISTMAS DONATIONS
Our congratulations to Chip and his group in upstate NY for their work in making donations to active military and former veterans.

Besides us sending packages to the troops, we were able, with your donations, to deliver 8 packages and 8 bags of groceries to Homes 4 Heroes. We
will also deliver a load of gifts to Montrose Veterans Nursing Home on the 14th. Thanks again.

That's Chip on the far right.

November 16, 2021                                                          CHIP HAYES IN THE NEWS AGAIN
Congratulations are in order for our member, Ret. P.O. Chip Hayes on receiving this prestigious award. You can contact Chip at chip1440@lawyer.com

Chip Hayes was named Veteran of the Year in Rockland County New York. After the ceremony Gene Sullivan, Chip Hayes and Bobby Davin had this picture taken as a remembrance of our working together in 1971 in District 2.

A grand "Well Done" for someone who has done so much for both the veterans and active military.

September 6, 2021                                                       


On behalf of the Commander for the Joint Detention Group – Guantanamo, I would like to THANK YOU and the Marine Corps League for your kindness and thought of the two packages of Girl Scout Cookies!  As deployed service members, it is always good to know that our commitment to the United States is appreciated by those we serve.  I can honestly say that the cookies disappeared in a 5 minute time span and each service (Coast Guard, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Army) took part in devouring the treats.  Also, our Marine brothers quickly pointed out that the MARINE CORPS LEAGUE sent the first to send a goodie box and where were the other service organizations (service rivalries never end – but all in good fun)?    All services are performing extra physical fitness (PT) to work the cookies off.
Once again, THANK YOU and the MARINE CORPS LEAGUE for your thoughts and gift.  May God Bless each of you and keep you safe! Please send me your address to send you special memento.

Very Respectfully,
Michael N. Scott
Commander, 400th MP BN
Deputy Commander, JDG
Joint Task Force – Guantanamo

Well done, Chip!!!

July 16, 2021                                                         STATEN ISLAND LUNCHEON IS ANOTHER SUCCESS
After many months of having to postpone their monthly luncehon get togethers because of COVID, Chief John Kavanagh scored another success with this recent luncheon held on Thursday, July 15th. Our Editor, Frank Crisa, was there and though still recuperating from his recent surgery, made it a point to attend the festive gathering. That's Frank in the far end of the table on the right.

Nice going, John, and hopefully I will attend one in the future. - Tony

June 17, 2021                                                    MEMBER RONNIE MORALES SHOWS HIS "LIFE AFTER TRANSIT"

Sent by Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


I have never met Ronnie Morales.  How we actually connected was through my emails.  I believe someone requested that I add him to my email list. Occasionally, especially during the holidays, he would send me artwork which I would send out with my emails.  Over the years, I have collected many of his works of art which I still send out occasionally. Unfortunately, the piece of his artwork I send out too often is the “Rest in Peace”, when one of our retiree’s passes. 
Ronnie was a Sgt. In the US Marines.  After he got out of the Marines, he became a State correction officer for about a year and the went into the NYC Transit Police Academy 7/9/85.  He worked in District 11 and seemed to be an active cop.  He got hurt and retired on three quarters 10/29/93.  

In 1997 he and his wife Rosa moved to Houston TX with their 2 sons. One of his sons is a furniture builder and the other is a motorcycle mechanic.  Ronnie spends most of his time doing artwork and sculpturing and he also likes to do woodwork and leather work.  He has made several holsters for the members of his FOP lodge 39. He is also a member of the Shriners where he is active. He is a kind and generous man. 

During Hurricane Harvey, for weeks he helped people in his community with their property that was damaged.  He and his wife made food for the people who were unable to cook. He feels blessed that he didn’t have too much damage to his home, and he was able to help others.

As I mentioned earlier, he had sent me many drawings which I had shared online in my emails.  When Bill McKechnie was running the Florida Reunion, Bill had asked Ronnie if he could do a few pieces of art that would be fit for the Florida Reunion.  Within a few days he has sent Bill several pieces of artwork. I was surprised to learn that Ronnie did the artwork for the cover of Bob Cohen’s book “The Electric Sewer”.  

Usually within all Ronnies artwork, he inserts his trademark which is “A Tunnel Rat.”  I have been talking with Ronnie quite often and we plan to meet when he comes to Florida to visit his mother sometime in the near future.  A couple of years ago, Ronnie made a sculpture of the “Tunnel Rat” which I love.  You can see it below.  Just a few weeks ago, Ronnie sent me a sculpture of a Dinosaur, which he copied from the Dinosaur Club Patch.  I am sure this has put a smile on Louie Cosentino’s face. Below are some photos of Ronnie and photos of him creating the sculpture.


Thanks Lou, and a hardy "Well done!" to Ronnie Morales who we are very happy to have as a member of this Association.

June 7, 2021                                                  TOMMY CRIMMINS IS A VERY PROUD GRANDFATHER

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

You can bet Tommy is walking around like a proud grandfather, as he should be.  His grandson's name is Patrick Walker, 1st officer on the left. I am told by Tommy that his life’s dream was to become a Policer Officer.  They have a photo of him at 5 years old attempting to open the door of a Suffolk RMP.  The kid made the rounds of various Departments.  He first joined the NYPD and was assigned to the 104 Pct. Top pay would have been about $74,000.  He was with NYPD about a year and got called for MTA PD where the top pay was $93,000.  After about 3 months, he went into the Suffolk Academy where top pay at that time was about $117,000.  He graduated Suffolk Academy 3/24/17. I would say the kid made some very good moves.  You can send Tommy a congratulations email at tmoon7238@verizon.net 

Congratulations, Tommy, and great work by your grandson and fellow officers.

May 3, 2021                                                       NEW GRANDDAUGHTER FOR ALAN BERKOWITZ

Our congratulations to the Berkowitz family on the arrival of their granddaughter, Rylee Marie Ziegler. That's their "K-9" Unit caring for the newborn.

April 8, 2021                                                          RET. CHIEF JOHN WILSON'S SON IS UP IN RANK
I was recently in touch with Lifetime Member Ret. Chief John Wilson about the passing of Ed Moynihan. John and Ed had an investigation company that dealt primarily with Workmen's Compensation cases, and I was one of their investigators for a few months back in 2002.
John informed me that his son, John, was recently promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector for Manhattan North Detectives.  He’s been in a DI position for 2 years already.
Good luck and best wishes for his accomplishments, John.

March 27, 2021                                   CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEWLYWEDS, CATHY & EDDIE TORRES and
                                                                             ANOTHER 'MINI' ROMEO LUNCHEON IN FLORIDA                                                        

Our congratulations to the newlyweds!

Thank you for adding us to the prayer group we feel bless knowing that God is with all of us in Jesus’ name Amen.  We also pray that we will all be together for another Transit Reunion in the not too far future.  In closing We’d be honored to Share our special day. We joined our lives together on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2021.  We had a total of 82 Family & Friends with us on that special day.  Lots Of Love ❤️ ET & Cathy

Congrats can be sent to Eddie and Cathy at eddiejtorres@YAHOO.COM


It's always good seeing the retirees getting together during these days of the unknown. We are sure all had a grand time and with those "war" stories getting 'enhanced' each time they are told. Way to go, guys!! Looking good, Lou! Yes, all of you too, of course.

March 26, 2021                                             CONGRATULATIONS TO DIANE & BILL McKECHNIE
Diane and I are elated and proud to announce the birth of our first Great-Grandson, Jack McKechnie born today March 21, 8lbs 20 &1/2 inches long. Mommy and baby are doing well. Congrats can be sent cablaws1255@bellsouth.net

Congartulations, Diane & Bill,and the proud parents. May Jack live long and healthy.

September 3, 2020                        FREDDY MACK AND HIS NEW "TOY" & MORE OLD TIMERS EATING OUT

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

As I informed you in one of my earlier emails, Freddy moved into a very nice Assisted Living Facility, That was on July 1st .  When he moved in, he was supposed to be in Quarantine for 14 days before he can be around other residents of the facility.  He has many doctor's appointments and has to go out often, so when he returns, the 14 days quarantine starts all over again and he is restricted to his apartment.  He is very happy there and he goes out every day and the residents are wondering “What’s with this guy?”  The only people he sees is his house keepers and the front desk girls.  Once in awhile, he sees a little old lady pass by his room and just looks at him when he says “Hello.”

Last Saturday, my telephone rings and I see it’s Freddy’s cell phone, so I answer and ask where he is and he tells me “I’m in your driveway; come on out."  I go outside and I see him in this brand new 2020 Nisan Titan pick up, 8 cyl. 400 HP with ALL the bells and whistles.  He had a 2020 Nisan Rouge maybe a year old that he traded in.  I asked him why would you buy a pick up and you live in an assistyed living?  His response was: “Because I always wanted one."  Me thinks he wants to impress the little old lady that passes his room all the time.  See photos below. His phone numbers are (H) 727-753-7434  (C) 727-247-2526

Good luck with your new "toy", Freddy, and watch out for those older Florida drivers.

Frank Crisa, Tony Lomanto, and Fred Ametrano  at a recent get together before going to the firing range in Nassau County to hone our skills and have Frank try out his new "toy". Yea, we know...no masks but we were eating at the time, so....

August 2, 2020                                              THREE OLDTIMERS GETTING TOGETHER FOR A BITE

Nick Russo    Freddy’s son Joseph,  Freddy Ametrano, Pete Marsala, Bob Ganley

What? No masks???

July 27, 2020                                                  PROUD GRANDPA ANNOUNCES LATEST GRANDSON

Congratulations and our best wishes are in order for Ret. Det. Gene Hennigan who is proud to announce the birth of his 5th grandchild John Christian Giovanelli on July 8 by his daughter Kerri Hennigan.

March 7, 2020                                                                  ALAN BERKOWITZ MEETS A 'STAR'

Alan Berkowitz meets Sami Gayle who co-stars on the TV Series “Blue Bloods.” Sami (Nicky) portrays the granddaughter of the PC ‘

Nice going, Alan...did you get her autograph and did you give her yours?????

August 21, 2019                                                            SOME GOOD NEWS FOR A CHANGE

Tony & Virgen Fernàndez would like to present grandchild number 5!   Future captain of industry and all-around good guy, Ezra Antonio Fernàndez, born August 7, 2019, 7 lbs. 4 oz, 20 in.  As you can see Father, Mother, & Grandparents are all doing well!!


Congratulations to the proud parents and grandparents. We wish Ezra good health and a bright future.

I thanked Lou Hollander earlier for sending out some of these photos on my recent trip to Australia, so here are a few others for members who don't get Lou's emails. Tony

I went to Sydney, Australia in early August with my daughter, Dorene, and my grandson, Steffen.  He was selected by the Honors Performance Program to perform at the Sydney Opera House with many other talented music student from across the United States and several other countries.
Their performances were outstanding and it was hard to believe the music that came from these high school graduates and students.
Steffen is on his way to Davidson College in NC while his sister, Aleksia, is going to Gettysburg College on a ROTC scholarship.


May 8, 2019                                                                  CONGRATULATIONS TO BILL McKECHNIE
Hey folks forgive me but I am sitting here just bursting with pride. Today, my Grandson Daniel Murphy, who is a 4.0 student and a 1st team All American at Tufts University in MA. and Captain of his Lacrosse team, just won the Division Three Lacrosse championship by beating Williams University 17 to 16 in overtime. Yesterday in the Semifinals they also won in overtime. Now they go to the national Championships. He is a great kid, and this is a great way to end his career at Tuft's. Just wanted to share my glee with friends.

March 13, 2019                                                                         HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO A LOVELY COUPLE

Thanks to Exec. Sec't'y' John Giangrasso for bringing this to our attention.

March 13. 2019                                                        CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES FOR HIS SAFETY

From Alan Berkowitz berky4@aol.com

My future son in law graduated from the Palm Beach Fire Rescue Academy on Thursday. He entered a family of former first responders.