NYC Honorary Street Names
Donna and Michelle Blanchard Plaza (Brooklyn)
Location:Intersection of 92nd Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway
Honoree: On June 7, 1994, Donna Blanchard dropped her five-year old son, Andrew, at P.S. 104. She and her four-year old daughter Michele then went to the local grocery store to pick up a few items. On their return trip from the grocery store, as they crossed Fort Hamilton Parkway at the corner of 92nd Street, they were both struck and killed by a hit- and-run driver who was never identified.
Janice Blanchard Way (Staten Island)
Location:At the intersection of Melvin Avenue and Victory Boulevard
Honoree: Janice Blanchard (1964-2017) served on the board of directors of the Travis Fourth of July Committee for 22 years. In 2010, she was honored as the Grand Marshal of the 100th annual parade and was also the secretary of the Travis Civic Association, secretary of the Saints Fastpitch Softball Organization and a member of the ladies auxiliary at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. She was also instrumental in the creation of Independence Park in Travis. She also secured funding needed to renovate the softball field in Schmul Park which was later named in her honor. (Matteo)
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