Community celebrates Whitestone war hero with newly co-named street

On the 77th anniversary of D-Day, the Whitestone community gathered to commemorate a longtime resident and World War II veteran with a street named in his honor.

Councilman Paul Vallone hosted the street co-naming at the intersection of 156th Street and Cryder’s Lane, which was unveiled as Corporal John McHugh Way. McHugh lived in Whitestone from 1955 until his death in 2019.

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