Civic Organizations

Residents Unite for Stake in JFK Redevelopment

By Editor | March 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Karen Clements-Roach Participants were asked to come to the Friday Night March 17 Town Hall meeting with pen, paper and positive attitude.  The goal was to find a means to approach the upcoming $10 billion dollar re-development of JFK International Airport and to ensure that Southeast Queens, its neighboring community, benefits positively as a […]

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Black Panther Shatters Hollywood Myths While Validating Blackness

By Editor | March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Karen Clements On what would normally be a quiet morning, people were making their way to area movie theaters. By bus, car and foot, they assembled in the early morning hours to see the movie everyone was talking about, Black Panther. The Black Panther hype went beyond a blockbuster Hollywood movie, beyond a […]

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New Chair For Community Board 12

By Editor | December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Karen Clements Community Board 12 (CB12) has a new chairperson. Rene Cheatham-Hill was voted in as Chairperson at the Community Board Meeting on November 15, 2017. The question is, will the win be legitimate. The Board had to elect a new chair as its former chair, Adrienne Adams, resigned. Adams was elected to […]

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JSPOA Celebrates 45 Years

By Editor | October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Happy Birthday! For a senior citizen, you look more vibrant everyday. The Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults (JSPOA) celebrates its 45th year of providing services to seniors in Southeast Queens.   JSPOA was founded by Theodora Jackson, the Director of the First Presbyterian Church of Jamaica’s Older Adult Program, in the 1970s.   Based on a […]

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