Politics/Elected Officials

Watch Alert! The State of Queens Speech

By Editor | February 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz gave the State of the Borough Address on Friday, January 26. Katz spoke out for immigrants and reviewed advances made in the borough during her last term.  It was a bright future the Borough President imagined upon during the latter half of her speech.  First, the Borough President gave a long and […]

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Queens…in Great Shape

By Editor | January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Karen Clements editor@communitiesofcolornyc.com Queens is in great shape! Queens Borough President Melinda Katz gave the State of the Borough Address on Friday, January 26 at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria. A spectacular school in close proximity to the famed Kaufman Studios which gives its students a glimpse at a future […]

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Inauguration of First Woman for City Council District 28

By Editor | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Karen Clements It’s official!  Adrienne Adams is now the first woman to serve as a Council Member for District 28.  Sunday, January 14, was the inaugural ceremony.  Her term began just after she won the November election as the seat was vacant. ‘The heart of the community’ was the theme of the event which […]

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New Chair For Community Board 12

By Editor | December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Karen Clements editor@communitiesofcolornyc.com 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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Former Council Member Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor

By Editor | November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ruben Wills pleaded guilty to non-disclosure of a personal loan on Monday, November 13.  The guilty plea was for one misdemeanor count for not divulging a loan on his 2012 report with the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board.  This past summer, Wills was convicted on felony charges of grand larceny, scheme to defraud and falsifying […]

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Voters Say No to Convention and Make History in Southeast Queens

By Editor | November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

New Yorkers rejected having a constitutional convention by wide margin.  Eighty three percent of voters said No to the proposition.  Unions came out strong in favor of a No vote and that message seemed to be delivered on Election Day.  New Yorkers did say no to public officials collecting pensions if they are convicted of […]

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Forum Supports No Vote on #ConCon

By Editor | November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Karen Clements “Change can be good, but it can also be bad,” said Leroy Gadsden, President of the NAACP Jamaica Branch. Gadsden was speaking at Congressman’s Gregory Meeks’ update breakfast on October 23 on why the organization is supporting a No vote for the upcoming ballot initiative for a NY State Constitutional Convention (ConCon). […]

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Mayor de Blasio’s Town Hall at August Martin HS

By Editor | October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Monday, October 16 residents converged on August Martin High School for a Town Hall featuring Mayor de Blasio who referred to Southeast Queens as a “legendary civic minded area”.  The forum was cosponsored by Borough President Melinda Katz, who opened the event with reflections on the Queens, Senator James Sanders, Jr. who served as […]

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Election Challenges Plaque Mitchell Lama Cooperative

By Editor | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

‘Nobody cares’. That was the statement from a cooperator the day after Rochdale Village’s annual shareholders meeting.  Less than 100 individuals reportedly turned out for that meeting where cooperatives are given a report on the state of the Village.  Rochdale Village is the second largest Mitchell Lama complex in New York City with over 5,000 […]

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10 Things to Know About New York Proposal 1: Constitutional Convention Question

By Editor | October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

On November 7, 2017, voters in New York will decide whether to hold a state constitutional convention. Often referred to as the Con Con Question, the measure will be listed on the ballot as Proposal 1. In the last 20 years, there have been no state constitutional conventions. However, there were 18 state constitutional convention questions […]

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