Southeast Queens to host Family Resource Expo

unnamed

unnamed-1

Elected officials in southeast Queens are hosting a Family Resource Expo at CUNY York College on Saturday, May 6.

The expo will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the York College Atrium, located at 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. in Jamaica.

State Senator Leroy Comrie, Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman, Assemblyman Clyde Vanel and Councilman I. Daneek Miller are hosts of the event. Guest speakers include Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina, Queens Library CEO Dennis Walcott and New York State Regents member Dr. Lester W. Young, Jr..

Dozens of local and state agencies and community organizations will also be in attendance to provide information and resources for local residents.

To register to participate in the workshops, call 718-765-6459.

Share

Teen arrested for sexual assault in Rosedale

police_line_crime_scene_2498847226

Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy for allegedly attempting rape, burglary and aggravated sex abuse.

Detectives from the NYPD Special Victims Division are investigating a reported sexual assault of a 4-year-old girl inside her home on Francis Lewis Boulevard in Rosedale.

Police say it happened in the early morning hours of April 30th.

An initial investigation indicates that the suspect may have used a ladder to access the girl’s window on her second-floor apartment.

The investigation remains ongoing. The boy was arrested Tuesday at 2:30 a.m.

Share

The Truth & The Press in the Trump Administration

unnamed

The Queens County Young Democrats are hosting a talk called “The Truth & The Press in the Trump Administration” on Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m.

The event will be hosted at the Latin American Intercultural Alliance at 148-15 Archer Avenue in Jamaica.

QCYD will discuss the state of truth in the country, the strength of the press and how to keep truth alive.

It will feature a panel of experts to discuss how truth and the press impacts American democracy.

To learn more, see the Facebook event here.

Share

Resorts World hosts blood drive

Joe Marcus - Blood Drive 2017 (1)

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.

Share

Victim loses phone, credit card in swift theft

1076-17 Grand Larc 106 pct 03-19-17 pic 1 of 1

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.

Share

Volunteers to repair homes in Jamaica

Screen shot via Google Maps
Screen shot via Google Maps

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.

Share

Resorts World Casino NYC & American Red Cross Host Blood Drive

Picture 1

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

 

Share

TONIGHT: South Ozone Park Civic Association West Meeting

Screen shot via Google Maps
Screen shot via Google Maps

 

 

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.

Share

Severe car crash on Rockaway Boulevard

WP_20170418_10_25_11_Pro

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.

V__D64A (1)

Share

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Exhibit

C9PftKqXgAEdXCc.jpg-large

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.

Share