Part of Railroad Street Renamed to Honor Slain Paramedic

The Huntington Town Board voted Wednesday to rename a part of Railroad Street in honor of  a paramedic who was killed last fall.

Alison Russo-Elling, an EMS lieutenant with the Fire Department of New York and a longtime volunteer with the Huntington Community First Aid Squad, was stabbed to death on a street while on a lunchbreak near her firehouse in Astoria, Queens.  She was 61, and had planned to retire in a few months, having answered thousands of calls, including responding to the World Trade Center for the Sept. 11 attacks. She was posthumously promoted to captain.

The HCFAS is headquartered at 2 Railroad St. Her funeral procession carried her by the headquarters on its way to services at the Tilles Center.

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