Resorts World hosts blood drive

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Resorts World Casino New York City recently hosted a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross last Thursday.

The blood drive was held on the Times Square Casino Level in the corridor leading to the MTA skybridge. During the blood drive, Resorts World collected well over 24 pints of blood at the drive.

The American Red Cross supplies approximately 40% of the nation’s blood in addition to providing essential services to victims of disasters inducing shelter, food, water, and support. All participants who donated blood received a free spin on the raffle wheel for a chance to win a variety of prizes including Resorts World gift certificates and apparel.

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Victim loses phone, credit card in swift theft

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That’s why you don’t leave your belongings unattended.

Police are looking for a man, pictured above, who stole a number of items from a woman inside Resorts World Casino.

On March 19, a 62-year-old woman reported losing her cell phone, debit card, insurance card and driver’s license after placing it down and leaving the location.

The suspect took the items and left the area. Luckily, his image was caught on surveillance video.

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 for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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Volunteers to repair homes in Jamaica

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Rebuilding Together NYC is bringing hundreds of volunteers to Allen Senior Center in Jamaica on Saturday, April 29 as part of National Rebuilding Day.

Volunteers will help repair five homes and two community centers. They’ll also install 25 lights to increase public safety in the neighborhood.

Their work includes installing new flooring, drywall and electrical repairs.

The event is sponsored by Guineans Association for Development, NY State Affordable Housing Corporation, Shawmut Design and Construction, Sandow, Gilbane Building Company, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and the Home Depot Foundation.

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Resorts World Casino NYC & American Red Cross Host Blood Drive

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Resorts World Casino New York City & the American Red Cross Host Blood Drive

All Donors Will Get Chance to Win RWCNYC Gift Certificates and Official Casino Apparel

Resorts World Casino New York City (RWCNYC) will host a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross on April 20 from 12 – 5 p.m.

The blood drive will be held on the Times Square Casino Level in the corridor leading to the MTA skybridge. All are invited to participate and can schedule an appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org and entering the zip code 11420. All walk-ins are welcome.

The American Red Cross supplies approximately 40% of the nation’s blood in addition to providing essential services to victims of disasters inducing shelter, food, water, and support. All participants to donate blood will get a free spin on the raffle wheel for a chance to win a variety of prizes including RWCNYC gift certificates and official RWCNYC apparel. Resorts World hopes to collect 24 pints of blood at the drive.

Participants must be at least 18 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health!

Resorts World Casino New York City is located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica  www.rwnewyork.com

 

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TONIGHT: South Ozone Park Civic Association West Meeting

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Members of the South Ozone Park Civic Association are meeting tonight at St. Anthony of Padua Church Hall near 135th Avenue and 128th Street.

The meeting will run from 7 to 9 p.m.

Part of the meeting will be dedicated to electing a new board to run the civic organization.

Advocates of the QueensRail plan to restore the old Long Island Railroad (LIRR) line will also present at the meeting.

The local police precinct and Resorts World Casino will both give updates to local residents.

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Severe car crash on Rockaway Boulevard

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A violent car crash at 230-19 Rockaway Boulevard last night around 6:40 p.m., has left one brain dead, and another in critical condition and not likely to survive much longer according to Deputy Inspector J.D. Schiff of the NYPD 105th Precinct.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the speeding motor vehicle collided with a tractor trailer, resulting in two people getting pinned inside the car.

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Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Exhibit

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The Red Wall Art Gallery at Resorts World Casino NYC is showcasing a new exhibit of art from the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge from April 12 to May 5.

Resorts World will also host a private reception to celebrate the new show on April 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The new exhibit will feature several photographs of wildlife from the refuge, in honor of Environmental Awareness Month. On April 23, in honor of Earth Day, Resorts World is also teaming up with the American Littoral Society to do a beach cleanup of Jamaica Bay shorelines.

The wildlife refuge is one of the most important bird sanctuaries in the northeast. More than 330 bird species have been seen at the refuge in the last 25 years.

Jamaica Bay is also home to native reptiles, small mammals, 60 species of butterflies and a large population of horseshoe crabs.

The park’s landscape has a variety of rare native habitats like a salt marsh, upland field and woods, several fresh water ponds and an open stretch of bay.

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Scott Molina appointed president of Resorts World Casino

scott molinaEarlier this week, Genting Americas, Inc. appointed Scott Molina as the new President of Resorts World Casino New York City. Molina will oversee all operations of the casino, including gaming, entertainment and dining.

“With over 30 years of experience in the gaming industry, Scott has built an impressive track record of success and is the perfect choice to lead Resorts World Casino New York City,” said Ed Farrell, President of Resorts World Americas. “As a member of our opening team, Scott played a key role in the enormous success of Resorts World and I look forward to continue to work with him as we embark on new growth initiatives.”

Prior to joining Resorts World, Molina served as Executive Director of Slot Operations at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. He has also successfully led the opening of a number of casinos across the country. He joined Resorts World in 2011 as part of its opening team and has served in various key leadership roles including Director of Slot Operations, Vice President of Slot Operations and most recently, Chief Operating Officer.

Throughout his tenure at Resorts World, Molina has led a number of successful initiatives including launching the responsible gaming program, overseeing the expansion of the gaming floor and introducing electronic blackjack to patrons.

“It is an honor to be appointed President of Resorts World Casino New York City,” said Molina. “Resorts World has achieved unparalleled success since opening in 2011 and I have been fortunate during this time to work with an incredibly talented team. The future is as bright as ever and I am eager to do my part in taking this journey to the next level.”

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Dead whale washes up on Rockaway shore

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A deceased humpback whale washed up on the shore at Beach 117th Street this morning around 7:30 a.m. The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society is currently working alongside the New York City Department of Sanitation and the Office of Emergency Management to assess how to remove the mammal.

The group notes that, although the whale is deceased, it is strongly recommended a distance of 150 feet be maintained at all times due to disease and safety concerns.

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Customs catches passenger with cocaine pretending to be crew member

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Last week, customs agents from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) caught a passenger pretending to be a crew member at JFK International Airport.

On March 27, officers intercepted Mario Hudson, who was arriving from Kingston, Jamaica. he was dressed what appeared to be a pilot’s uniform.

But during baggage inspection, CBP officials found what appears to be two fake Delta Airlines ID badges.

While examining Hudson’s luggage, officers noticed the sides and bottoms appeared to be unusually thick and heavy, they said. Hudson was taken to a private search room, where his suitcase was probed.

Officials found a white powder that tested positive for cocaine. The total weigh of the cocaine taken was about 5 pounds, with an approximate street value of $85,000.

Hudson was arrested for the import of a controlled substance and was turned over to Homeland Security for investigations. He now faces federal narcotics smuggling charges and will be prosecuted by the US Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District.

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