Resorts World celebrates Halloween this weekend


Resorts World Casino is hosting its Halloween party this Saturday with Jellybean Benitez, a renowned Puerto Rican DJ.

A South Bronx Native, Jellybean Benitez is best known for his regular dance club appearances in the 1980s, including Studio 54.

He was later inducted to the Dance Music Hall of Fame for his production and remixing work, including with artists like Madonna, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson.

The October 29th event will start at 9 p.m. Attendees are welcome to dress up in costumes, but masks are not allowed.

Tickets begin at $25 and can be purchased online at VIP tickets are also available at $75.


National Guard conducting emergency drill at Resorts World Casino

Photo of emergency personnel in hazmat gear courtesy Albert Herring on Flickr

Photo of emergency personnel in hazmat gear courtesy Albert Herring on Flickr

Don’t be alarmed by the site of National Guard members in Hazmat Suits in or around Resorts World Casino this morning.

According to the NYPD 106th Precinct, the National Guard will be conducting a full-scale exercise at Resorts World, on Rockaway Boulevard and 114th Street.

The exercise is scheduled to occur between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and emergency personnel utilizing protective equipment including full hazmat suits.

Any questions of concerns, contact Det. Brenda Reddick, NYPD 106th Precinct Community Affairs, (718) 845-2228 or (646) 373-7540


DJ Tommie Allen and DJ Lance’s Scorpio Birthday Party


It’s time of that year again.

Resorts World Casino is hosting DJ Tommie Allen and DJ Lance’s Scorpio Birthday Party on Friday, October 28th at 9 p.m until 2 a.m.

The 4th annual event will feature live performances by Al B. Sure and Rochelle Fleming.

The famous DJs created the birthday party in 2012 to remember the 90s. It has been an annual event ever since, a night for celebration, dancing and good music.

You don’t want to miss it.

Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased online at

Doors open at 8 p.m.


Officer shot at with pellet gun in Jamaica

Police_Line_Crime_Scene_2498847226-300x200-1Police have arrested and charged a 24-year-old woman in connection to a pellet gun attack on a police officer.

Cops say that last Wednesday, at approximately 5:11 p.m., plain-clothed police officers who were operating in an unmarked police car were driving westbound near Jamaica Avenue and 168th Street.

The passenger of a brown 2015 Nissan Altima, with the Missouri license plate YH4H3T, was traveling on the other side of the road. The passenger shot a pellet from a pellet gun at the detective, striking him on the forehead.

The victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital for his injury.

After an preliminary investigation, police arrested and charged Tiara Ferebee from Riverhead, New York on the following charges:

  • Attempted murder of a police officer
  • Assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon
  • Assault on a police officer
  • Criminal possession of a weapon-loaded firearm
  • Reckless endangerment

This man stole $4,000 in Resorts World last month


Even when you’re having fun, be careful of your surroundings and belongings.

Police say that on September 9, at 2:30 a.m., inside Resorts World Casino at 110-00 Rockaway Boulevard, this unidentified man approached a 71-year-old woman from behind.

The victim was playing at a baccarat machine when the man removed an envelope, which contained $4,000, from her purse.

The man, pictured above, then left the scene.

Another photo of the man is posted below. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.



South Jamaica man punches woman in the head


Police are looking for this man who they say punched a 69-year-old woman on Saturday.

Cops say that on October 15, at about 8:10 a.m., Richard “Kwasi” Springer exited 107-60 Sutphin Boulevard and approached the victim from behind. Springer punched her in the head with a closed fist, causing her to fall to the ground.

Springer, whose last known address is listed as 147-21 109th Avenue in South Jamaica, then left the scene.

The 69-year-old victim sustained a serious injury to her head. EMS responded to the attack and took her to Jamaica Hospital, where she is in stable condition.

Kwasi, seen above, also has a tattoo of the name “Emily” on his right arm. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, blue jeans and black boots.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.


Monday Job Fair at YORK for Employees of ‘soon to close’ Elmhurst Dairy

On October 31, after nearly 100 years in business, the iconic Queens dairy that provided milk cartons to New York City schools will shutter its doors. The Jamaica based company employed 273 workers, but the owners of Elmhurst Dairy say their attempts to keep the company in Queens became more and more difficult, with constantly rising cost and the many restraints of dairy regulations.

The Queens Chamber of Commerce, along with York College and the Queens Borough Presidents Office of Economic Development, are jointly sponsoring a Career Opportunities Fair on Monday, October 17th . This event will be held in the York College, CUNY Atrium, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11451 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This event has been organized to assist the employees of the Elmhurst Dairy, which is closing later this month. Many companies within Queens and NYC are exhibiting at the job fair.

Thomas Grech, executive director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce said, “The Queens Chamber needs to be involved to help these workers. We reached out to Deputy Borough President Melva Miller, who is always there for the business community of Queens. Knowing the folks at York College well, their commitment to continuing education and the campus’ proximity to the Elmhurst Dairy, we all agreed a job fair was in order. We had to get this done by the end of the month due to the closing of the facility.”


Email or call 718.262.2790 for more information…. otherwise the job fair is open to the general public….. 11am Monday.


Nick Cannon to perform at Resorts World

Flickr/David Shankbone

Flickr/David Shankbone

Prepare yourself because Nick Cannon is coming to town.

Cannon, an artist and producer/host of MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out,” will perform a DJ set and host a meet-and-greet at Resorts World Casino on Saturday, October 15 at 10:15 p.m.

He’ll be performing at Bar 360 at 11:30 p.m., with the meet-and-greet session set for 10:15 p.m.

Cannon has had a famed career in television, which started when he was a teenage talent on Nickelodeon’s “All That.” He later went on to host shows like “The Nick Cannon Show,” “Wild ‘N Out” and “America’s Got Talent.”

Nick also has film credits on his resume, including roles in “Drumline,” “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” and “Roll Bounce.”

The multi-talented star released a self-titled album in 2003, featuring the hit song “Gigolo” with R. Kelly. In 2013, Cannon released a single called “Me Sexy” while announcing work on his second studio album, White People Party Music.

Cannon was married to singer Mariah Carey before they divorced several years ago.

Cannon is most known for his work on “Wild ‘N Out,” which returned for its eighth season this past August. It was the top-rated show in the history of MTV2 for three straight seasons.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit


TOMORROW: MWBE forum at Central Library


Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that his administration will create a new Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) and aim to award 30 percent of city contracts to MWBEs by 2021.

To help understand what that all means, a slew of Queens elected officials, including those in central, south and southeast Queens, are participating in a town forum to access credit and capital next week.

The event, hosted by The Black Institute, will feature the following pols: Councilman Daneek Miller, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Councilman Donovan Richards, Councilman Ruben Wills, State Senator James Sanders, State Senator Leroy Comrie and Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman.

The event will start promptly at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. at the Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica.