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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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Fixes for Long Lines to Shorten Wait Times Coming to Rochdale Village Post Office

By Editor | October 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Rochdale Village Post Office will be putting new practices into place to deal with long lines and wait times.  “These changes are coming real soon,” said Bernice Williams, Manager Jamaica Post Offices.  Managers Bernice Williams and Kahlil Wilson recently addressed issues Rochdale Village residents were having with mail delivery, particularly their seniors.  The senior […]

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Obamas Choose Kehinde Wiley for Portraits, Read Review of Wiley Exhibit at BAM

By Editor | October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The top floor of the Brooklyn Museum is filled with iconic images from art as far back at the fifteenth century.  There are images from the Byzantine Empire, stain glass iconic images like Saint Ursula and the Virgin Martyrs, the sculpture Morpheus from Jean Antonie Houdon.  Images that have inspired individuals and cultures for centuries.  […]

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Hip Hop Pioneers at St. Albans Library

By Editor | October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

MC Davy Jay, DJ Divine, DJ Casino, Livio G… These names may not be household names, but they represents artists one who paved the way for the likes of Jay Z, Kayne West and Kendrick Lamar.  They are just a few of the Queens Hip Hop Pioneers featured in a photo exhibit curated by Queens […]

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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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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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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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Police, Community and Clergy Gather for Healing

By Editor | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

“What can we do in the face of senseless acts of violence…in times of unrest and natural disasters,” asked Father Francis Colamaria from Saint Helen’s Church. This question was put in the form of a prayer at NYPD’s Patrol Borough Queens South’s Interfaith Prayer Service.  The service, held on Tuesday October 10 at the Sikh […]

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