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Citing its Possible Impact on Quality of Life, Hundreds Rally in Ozone Park against Proposed Homeless Shelter Not in our backyard: Later this year, the City wants to house 113 single adult men with mental illness at 85-15 101st Ave. (main) Concerned residents gathered at the Majestic Marquise catering hall Tuesday night (inset) and loudly voiced their opposition to the plan to the members of Community Board 9. File Photo

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Gillibrand Blasts Trump Administration for ‘Inhumane’ Border Policy, Crafts ‘Keep Families Together Act’ By Forum Staff United States Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Friday unveiled the Keep Families Together Act, which aims to immediately stop the Department of Homeland Security from taking children from their parents at the border. “This cruel, inhumane policy is the kind of thing we read about in a history book and shake our heads at in disgust, and I have no doubt that it will traumatize a generation of children, who will never forget for the rest of their lives that when they arrived in the United States, the government took them from their parents,” Gillibrand said. “Congress must step in now and immediately halt the separation of children from their families at the border, and I will fight as hard as I can with my colleagues to pass this urgently needed legislation.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced last month that all adults who arrive at the border would be prosecuted for illegal entry, even if they attempt to seek asylum. This policy, according to Gillibrand, has resulted in Photo Courtesy of Sen. Gillibrand’s Office hundreds of children being separated from their parents when they arrive in the United States. At a May 24 Senate Senator Gillibrand characterized the DHS border policy as “the kind of thing we read about in a history book and shake our heads at in disgust.” Judiciary Committee hearing, CBP informed senators that 658 children were taken from 638 parents during a 14-day

period in May – an average of 47 children being taken from their parents each day. Gillibrand noted that the KFTA allows children to be separated from their parents only in the event that they are being trafficked or abused by their parents. The bill also provides for an immediate review by a superior upon the recommendation to separate, and only after consultation with a child welfare expert. “The United States must not be a country that traumatizes young children by separating them from their parents. Young children have been taken from their parents’ arms and federal law enforcement hasn’t given parents even the most basic information about their children’s whereabouts,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, one of 31 cosponsors of Gillibrand’s measure. “Congress has a moral obligation to take a stand and say that families should not be forcibly separated. Many of these families are fleeing terrible violence, traveling thousands of miles on foot for the chance to file an asylum claim and save their lives. To traumatize them further is unconscionable, and I hope that our Republican colleagues will work with us to put an end to this immoral policy.” Gillibrand also noted that KFTA was developed in consultation with child welfare experts to ensure that the federal government is acting in the best interest of children.

Area Elected Officials Tout Legislation that Supports New Yorkers with Disabilities By Michael V. Cusenza Three South Queens pols this week lauded various pieces of legislation aimed at ensuring equality and fairness for New Yorkers with disabilities by strengthening anti-discrimination protections and improving access to State resources. Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Howard Beach) detailed a package of bills that the Assembly recently approved that would support Empire State residents with disabilities, including a measure that would re-establish the Office of the Advocate for People with Disabilities, which would defend persons with disabilities and ensure that they are afforded the opportunity to exercise all of the rights and responsibilities accorded to all citizens of the state; and to better protect people with disabilities from housing discrimination, another bill would allow service animals to dwell with their owners. Pheffer Amato noted that the Assembly package also includes bills to help ensure that New Yorkers with disabilities are properly protected in case of an emergency by: requiring every high-rise building owner to establish and maintain an emergency evacuation plan for disabled occupants and visitors; and aiding localities in preparing for and responding to disasters by requiring counties with local emergency management plans to maintain a confidential registry of people of all ages with disabilities who may require evacuation assistance and shelter during a disaster. These people would be provided with the option to be included on such a ledger. And to better assist veterans with service-related disabilities, Pheffer Amato said

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Money raised from the sale of such Down Syndrome Awareness license plates will be directed to a new DS research fund, Sen. Addabbo said.

the Assembly legislation includes a measure that would establish the State Interagency Coordinating Council for ServiceDisabled Veterans, define the powers and duties of the council, and require an annual report. This council would play a critical role in helping vets who became disabled serving their country get the support and resources they need. The disabled often face challenges, especially discrimination, when trying to en-

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ter the workforce, Pheffer Amato said, adding that the unemployment rate of people with disabilities is significantly higher than those without a disability. To address this, the Assembly also passed a measure that would establish a small business tax credit for the employment of people with disabilities. “New Yorkers with disabilities have faced and overcome challenges many of us can’t even imagine,” Pheffer Amato added.

“They embody our New York values of resilience, determination and perseverance. We must do everything in our power to ensure these individuals have the opportunity to live a full life and are treated with dignity and respect.” Additionally this week, legislation that would increase public awareness of Down syndrome and fund research projects into the chromosomal disorder was recently approved by the full Senate and Assembly, according to State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (DHoward Beach) and Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven), the measure’s sponsors. “This bill authorizes the creation of distinctive Down Syndrome Awareness license plates for people in New York who want to spread the word about this condition,” Addabbo explained. “In addition, money raised from the sale of these license plates will be directed to a new Down Syndrome Research Fund. I am delighted that my Senate and Assembly colleagues recognize the importance of supporting individuals and families living with this disorder.” Addabbo and Miller noted that the proposed law originated with a request made by a mutual constituent. “I appreciated the support of my legislative colleagues who voted to pass this proposal, which has great potential to increase awareness of Down syndrome, add to scientific research about this condition, and highlight the many contributions that have been made, and are being made, by people born with Down’s,” Addabbo added. The legislation has been sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office for his consideration.


Ozone Park Community Rallies against Proposed Homeless Shelter Site By Michael V. Cusenza Hundreds of irate Ozone Park residents on Tuesday emphatically voiced their opposition to the City’s plan to establish a homeless shelter on 101st Avenue later this year. On fairly short notice they packed, shoulder-to-shoulder, inside the Majestic Marquise catering hall—just a pebble’s skip from the proposed shelter site—to tell the members of Community Board 9 that such a facility was not welcome in their backyard. “This particular homeless shelter is located in the wrong area,” said Sam Esposito, an Ozone Park native, former member of CB 9, and one of the organizers of Tuesday evening’s rally. In an email obtained by The Forum, a City official indicated that the Department of Homeless Services has already notified area elected officials and the community board that “we’re opening a new shelter [at] 85-15 101st Avenue, Ozone Park, for 113 single adult males with mental illness.” This did not sit well with said elected officials. “I am deeply disturbed by the City’s decision to place a men’s

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Hundreds of area residents turned out to the Community Board 9 meeting on Tuesday evening at Majestic Marquise catering hall to voice their opposition to the shelter site.

shelter in the heart of Ozone Park,” fumed City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park). “Mayor de Blasio has failed to alleviate the chronic homelessness epidemic facing our city. Instead of addressing the root causes of poverty and a lack of affordable housing, the administration is frantically trying to construct

shelters in residential neighborhoods. This strategy is neither helpful to those who have fallen on hard times, nor is it in the best interest of the local community. The proposed location on 101st Avenue is completely inappropriate for people with mental health issues. I will be working with my colleagues in government to de-

termine if a more suitable population can be sheltered there. Our community deserves better.” State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (DHoward Beach), a lifelong Ozone Park resident, blasted de Blasio’s “ill-conceived plan” and “$2 billion worth of failed homeless policies.” “I intend to urge the Mayor’s

Office to reconsider this plan for a number of valid reasons, one being its unacceptable large population of mentally disabled males, in such close proximity to five schools,” the senator said. On Tuesday, the restless crowd roared as Esposito ripped the City for several minutes for a homeless crisis agenda that, he said, will “change Ozone Park forever.” “This is not about hate…it’s not about prejudice…it’s not about not caring,” he noted. “It’s about common sense, safety, and concerns for our children. This is about the quality of life that is about to be turned upside-down like this community has never seen. It’s about the City’s lack of respect. It’s about the City lying to us time and time again. Nothing the City said can be believed anymore.” Esposito said that he believes that, should the City ignore the cries of its residents and open the shelter doors “in late winter,” as is proposed in the email, it “will ultimately destroy Ozone Park over time.” “In the end,” he added, “we’re going to have a lot of I-told-youso’s.”

Oscar Morel Sentenced to Life in Prison without Parole for ‘Cowardly’ Murder of Ozone Park Imam and Associate By Michael V. Cusenza Oscar Morel, the Brooklyn man convicted in March of the 2016 daylight execution of Ozone Park Imam Maulana Akonjee and his associate and friend Thara Uddin, has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced last week. Morel gunned down the two men as they walked home following prayers at the Al-furqan Jame Masjid Mosque on Glenmore Avenue in August 2016. “The cowardly actions of this defendant did not just take the life of two admired men, but the killings ripped at the heart of the Muslim community—our community,” Brown said. “It is my hope that today’s conclusion to this case brings some closure and comfort to the many family and friends of the victims.” According to trial testimony, on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, the imam and Uddin were walking on Liberty Avenue near 79th Street just before 2 p.m. when Morel approached them from the rear. Pointing a .38-caliber revolver at their heads, Morel fired several shots and fled the scene. Imam Maulana, 55, was hit four times in the head and body. Uddin, 64, was shot once in the head. Both men were rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where they succumbed to their injuries. According to trial records, video surveillance from near

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the scene of the shooting showed Morel exit a black SUV and walk toward the two victims off-camera; moments later Morel was observed on the same video camera running back to his vehicle and leaving the area. Brown noted that about 12 minutes after the shooting

Morel was seen on video surveillance in Brooklyn at Pitkin and Pine avenues where he allegedly hit a bicyclist with his SUV and fled the scene without stopping. A good Samaritan who witnessed the incident followed Morel in his own vehicle to record his license-plate number for authorities. Brown also cited evidence presented at trial, including the gun that was recovered from Morel’s East New York apartment. Forensic analysis confirmed that the bullets that killed the imam and Uddin were fired from that revolver. Prosecutors never identified a motive for Morel’s action. “Morel executed Imam Akonjee and Thara Uddin mere blocks from the mosque in cold blood, from which the community still reels and mourns to this day. The two men were fathers devoted to their faith, their families and the community, and their murder shook the community and instilled fear through its core,” Queens Borough President Melinda Katz said minutes after the sentence was handed down last Wednesday. “The justified sentence delivered today sends a powerful message that in Queens, such heinous acts of hate will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Queens thanks the stellar team at District Attorney Richard Brown’s office for this strong delivery of justice.” The New York chapter of the Council on AmericanIslamic Relations, which has served as civil counsel and media representative for the Akonjee and Uddin families, said it welcomed the sentence.

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Addabbo Bill to Create Responsible Gaming Task Force Gaining Steam in Albany as States Begin to Embrace Sports Betting By Michael V. Cusenza The State Senate recently approved legislation that would establish a Task Force on Responsible Gaming to combat problem gambling, Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (DHoward Beach), the bill’s sponsor, announced on Monday. The measure would create an 11-member legislative panel within the State Gaming Commission, Addabbo said, with some appointees chosen by the Senate and Assembly. Other members would include the leaders – or their designees – of the State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, the Gaming Commission, the Division of the Lottery, and the Division of Horse Racing and Pari-mutuel Wagering. The Task Force members would be volunteers and need to have expertise in problem gambling treatment and prevention, as well as insights into problem gambling programs administered by gaming facilities. The group would make recommendations to the Legislature and governor regarding the best strategies to address gaming disorders among Empire State residents. “New York’s Office of Alcohol-

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Senator Addabbo’s measure would create an 11-member Task Force on Responsible Gaming within the State Gaming Commission.

ism and Substance Abuse Services has estimated that one million state residents have a gambling problem, including five percent of adults over the age of 18,” said Addabbo, the ranking member on the Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering. “In addition, the 2013 National Survey of Problem Gambling Services found that, in 2012, New York ranked second in the na-

tion in combined lottery sales, commercial casino gaming revenues, and Indian gaming revenues. With more facilities for gambling now in the mix, we need to realize that greater wagering opportunities may lead to an upsurge in problem gambling, which can ruin lives in any number of ways.” Also on Monday, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed Assembly

Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at Garden State casinos and racetracks for certain professional and collegiate sports or athletic events. Under the new law, a licensed casino or racetrack may accept wagers at a sports wagering lounge at its respective premises, and can petition to operate a sports pool at a temporary facility during the construction of a sports wagering

lounge. In addition, licensed casinos and racetracks can seek to operate an online sports pool beginning 30 days after the effective date of the bill. “This is the right move for New Jersey and it will strengthen our economy,” Murphy said, later noting that the estimated State tax revenues that could be generated from sports betting are projected at approximately $13 million in the first full year of operation. Murphy’s signature on Monday came less than a month after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the federal ban on sports betting, indicating that it is up to individual states to decide if they want to allow wagering on athletic events. As Albany considers legalizing sports betting, Addabbo said this week that his task force bill “would create a framework to confront” the dark side of gambling. “While we hope the expansion of wagering activities will ultimately provide an economic boost for the state and areas hosting casinos, we also need to recognize and address the potential for a serious increase in problem gambling in New York,” he added.

Legislators Still Pushing for More Speed Cameras in the Five Boroughs By Michael V. Cusenza New York lawmakers and advocates this week renewed their call to the State Senate to pass a bill that would expand and extend the city school zone speed camera program. Sponsored by Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), the measure would add 150 monitoring devices to the current 140 speed safety cameras operating under a pilot program approved in 2013. The program is set to expire next month unless the Legislature acts by June 20, Peralta noted. According to Senate records, the proposal is still under consideration in the Senate Committee on Cities. “This is about protecting children. Who does not want to protect children? Who does not want to save lives? We need to ensure streets are safe when New York City schoolchildren travel to and from school every day. My bill will make city streets safer for kids,” the senator added. “If we do not act, the cameras will go away in July and our kids will return to unsafe streets when they go back to school in September.” According to Peralta, the bill would allow 290 speed cameras to operate within a quarter-mile of a designated school, beginning one hour prior and running until one hour after a

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This image was captured at a March rally on the steps of City Hall in which victims and advocates demanded that State lawmakers expand NYC’s school zone speed enforcement camera program.

school day. Devices would also be operational during student activities, including up to 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after the activities. Additionally, the proposal calls for the installation of warning signs within 300 feet of a monitoring device, and prohibits the installation of a camera within 300 feet of a highway exit ramp.

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Peralta noted that on Thursday the City Council approved the home rule request required for the Legislature to pass the bill. The measure is supported by all 31 members of the Senate Democratic Conference and two Republican senators. “The school year is about to end, but that’s no excuse for reckless driving that could end

lives,” said Sen. James Sanders, Jr. (D-South Ozone Park). “An expansion of the school zone speed camera program will help cut down speeding, and save lives on city streets. Drivers will think twice about speeding and disobeying traffic laws by schools when they spot cameras and their warning signs. Those that don’t—their vehicles—will have cameras snap their picture and be penalized with a fine.” Elected officials on all levels have been calling for more speed cameras for months. In May, Mayor Bill de Blasio urged Albany to act and reauthorize and expand the program. “We need school zone speed camera legislation extended and expanded immediately to prevent future tragedies on our streets. Speed cameras save lives,” Hizzoner said. The City has also proposed reforms to the program, including: revising the definition of a school zone to allow the Department of Transportation to address speeding on streets that are near a school, as opposed to only the street or streets on which a school is located; and extending the program through 2022. This week, Peralta said he hopes his legislation is debated and voted on before the current session ends on Wednesday. “The time for excuses is over,” he declared.


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Heastie Puts Specialized HS Admissions Bill on Hold By Michael V. Cusenza Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie this week tabled a bill that would gradually eliminate the Specialized High Schools admissions exam, instead opting to take it up in the Lower Chamber during the next legislative session. The Assembly Committee on Education last week voted 16-12 in favor of the Assemblyman Charles Barron (D-Brooklyn) sponsored measure. “This is a first step in addressing this issue, and I will be having conversations with Assembly members and various stakeholders to determine how to proceed in order to best serve New York City’s school children,” Heastie said. “The Assembly Majority will work deliberatively, speaking with all the affected communities, so that together we can find a resolution that benefits all of New York City’s students.” Last week, the City announced a new two-part plan to make admissions to the eight testing Specialized High Schools—Queens High School for the Sciences at York College; The Bronx High School of Science; The Brooklyn

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Last week, Mayor de Blasio unveiled his administration’s plan to improve diversity at specialized public high schools.

Latin School; Brooklyn Technical High School; High School for Mathematics, Science and Engineering at the City College of New York; High School of American Studies at Lehman College; Staten Island Technical High School; and Stuyvesant High School—“fairer and improve diversity”: • Eliminating the use of the single-admissions test over three years: The elimination of the Specialized High Schools test would

require State legislation, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza noted. By the end of the elimination, the SHS would reserve seats for top performers at each city middle school. If the law is passed, the test would be phased out over a three-year period. Based on modeling of current offer patterns, 45 percent of offers would go to black and Latino students, compared to 9 percent currently; 62 percent of offers would

go to female students, compared to 44 percent currently; and fourtimes more offers would go to Bronx residents. • Expanding Discovery program to help more disadvantage students receive an offer: The Discovery program is designed to increase enrollment of low-income students at Specialized High Schools. The Department of Education has pledged to immediately expand Discovery to 20 percent of

seats at each SHS and adjust the eligibility criteria to target students attending high-poverty schools. It would be a two-year expansion, beginning with admissions for September 2019. Based on modeling of current offer patterns, an estimated 16 percent of offers would go to black and Latino students, compared to 9 percent currently. The controversial plan has reinvigorated long-dormant public education debates. “The Assembly Education Committee’s vote that advances the mayor’s plan is disappointing,” said U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing), a Stuyvesant alum. “The mayor could have chosen to pursue the creation of additional specialized high schools to meet demand, he could have requested more resources from Albany for every single New York City elementary, middle, and high school, or he could have chosen to address the broader systemic segregation in our city. Instead of focusing on comprehensive reform in one effort, the mayor’s legislative push concerning how eight wellperforming schools operate isn’t a serious policy proposal; it’s a headline.”

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EDITORIAL “Fifty-three years I’m living here…53 years of causes—I’ve never seen anything like this.” That’s how one Ozone Park native put it Tuesday evening as he slowly scanned the standing-room-only crowd packed inside the Majestic Marquise catering hall on 101st Avenue. The speaker was marveling at the hundreds of concerned residents that turned out, on short notice, to tell the City, in no uncertain terms: Not in my backyard. You see, the de Blasio administration wants to, once again, turn around, drop trou and dump on Queens. The City has informed Ozone Park that it’s opening a new shelter at 85-15 101st Ave. for 113 single adult men with mental illness. Yup, right in the heart of Ozone Park, in absurdly close proximity to five schools, four parks, and eight churches. Why? Here is the City’s rationale, in part, for choosing this particular site: “There are 272 individuals that come from CB 9 in shelters across the city, however, there are only 126 individuals being sheltered in CB 9, in one commercial hotel, which will be phased out as part of Turning the

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Tide.” (Turning the Tide refers to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Turning the Tide on Homelessness, Neighborhood by Neighborhood,” the 114-page vision to address the homelessness crisis that outlines the timing and logistics of ending the use of 360 cluster sites and commercial hotel facilities. Replacing the sites will be 90 traditional shelters distributed across the five boroughs. Or so the City says.) So, because there are 272 people

strategy is neither helpful to those who have fallen on hard times, nor is it in the best interest of the local community. The proposed location on 101st Avenue is completely inappropriate for people with mental health issues.” Thank you, Councilman Ulrich. And it’s not like the City has an exactly pristine track record when it comes to keeping promises or even telling the truth. This week, this is how federal officials described their dealings with the City Housing Authority: “NYCHA has repeatedly made false statements to HUD and the public regarding these matters. These include false certifications by NYCHA each year that it would comply with HUD’s lead paint safety regulations. who hail from Community Board 9 NYCHA also deceived HUD about livneighborhoods currently living in shelters across the city, and “only 126” ing conditions at NYCHA, going so far as to publish a ‘Quick Tips’ training of them are being housed in facilities guide for how to hide conditions from in CB 9, we have to accept without HUD’s inspectors. objection whatever you want to do, Only in New York. wherever you want to do it? Reach out to your elected officials No. and tell them to tell the City that “Instead of addressing the root causes of poverty and a lack of afford- when it comes to opening a homeless shelter for mentally ill men in the able housing, the administration is frantically trying to construct shelters heart of Ozone Park: Not in my backyard. in residential neighborhoods. This

LEGALLY SPEAKING one of the local watering holes and at a Bank on Crossbay Blvd for a period of time. The community was very important to them both having spent over 60 years raising their family and being active in Our Lady of Grace Church. Their children were married in the church and many I generally write about legal of their grandchildren were bapissues particularly those per- tized and educated in the Parish. taining to injured workers and Nanny was born in Charlestheir rights. However I wanted town, County, Mayo, Ireland the to acknowledge the loss of a gi- oldest daughter of 13 children ant. She may not be famous or and lived on a farm at the edge world renowned but her pass- of town. Many of her progeny ing has had a profound effect on from the United States have been me, my family and all those who lucky enough to visit her childknew her. I am referring to my hood home. She decided early grandmother Mary Ann Camp- on that she did not want to end bell Walsh who passed away on up being a farmer’s wife and April 12, 2018, just 3 days after made the voyage to the United she celebrated her 110th Birth- States at the age of 18 and settled day. Many in Howard Beach in Philadelphia where she met knew her personally or heard of my grandfather. We loved to her. “Nanny” as she was known hear the story of how they met and my grandfather Dan Walsh at a dance when my grandfawere staples of the community ther was on a date with another having settled there in the mid girl. As he was the consummate 1930s when much of the “Beach” gentleman, he continued on the was swamp land. My grandfa- date with the other young lady ther was a welder for many years but asked for my grandmother’s but also worked as a bartender in phone number. Usually Nanny 6 JUNE 14, 2018 • Number 24 VOL. 17 • THE FORUM NEWSGROUP

gave potential suitor’s the butcher’s number but there was something special about Dan and gave her the correct number which he promptly memorized. After a stint in the Bronx, they settled into a comfortable life in Howard Beach where they raised 5 children, Mary Dinella (Roger), Anne Paulsen (Al) Kay Stanton (Bob) and the two youngest Joan Baldwin ( Joe) and Dan Walsh Jr. (Ann) who preceded their mother in death. She lost her beloved husband, Dan (Papa) after 67 years of marriage. Eventually Nanny moved to Virginia and lived with my mom and dad for 10 years before moving into The Laurels of Charlottesville at the age of 106. She spent much of her later years doing crafts for her adopted parish of Saints Peter and Paul and could outwalk many 50 years younger than her. Each member of my extended family cherishes the time spent with her. I was lucky enough to grow up 4 blocks from their home so she was a big part of my life. One of my favorite memories was studying for the Bar

Exam at her house because I could be left alone without distraction or noise. At the end of a long day of studying I would find Nanny and Papa in their living room watching English comedian Benny Hill. It became our ritual to watch it together. The thought of them laughing heartily at some of the quite risqué jokes brings a big smile to my face. Nanny was the bridge between the United States and the old country. As JFK was quite close to Howard Beach, her home became a weigh station and starting point to many family vacation plans. She was always hosting someone for an evening or longer, and could whip up a 5-course meal on a moment’s notice. It was never a bother or an inconvenience. In fact, she relished the company –young or old it didn’t matter. If it was family or friend you were always welcome and there would be stories or singing and amazing food. While there is joy in knowing her legacy will live on because as of this date she leaves behind 23 grandchildren, 36 great-grand-

children and 5 great-great grandchildren (and counting), it is sad to think that I won’t see her again in this life. Her impact and memory will live forever, and while I was blessed to have had her in my life for so long, I miss her terribly. Rest in Peace Nanny.

Catherine M. Stanton is a senior partner in the law firm of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP. She can be reached at 800.692.3717.


Richmond Hill Man Convicted of Raping 14-Year-Old Girl By Forum Staff What began as a joke between two 14-year-olds, ended in the rape of one of them and the conviction, last week, of a Richmond Hill man for various charges. Albert Premnauth, 24, of Jamaica Avenue, was charged with rape, criminal sexual acts and other crimes,was convicted last week, and will face sentencing in mid-July, after a jury found him guilty of forcing himself on the 14-year-old girl last year. Queens District AttorneyRichard A. Brown detailed Premnauth’s offenses. “This case tragically demonstrates how dangerous it is for teenagers to take explicit images or videos of themselves and then to send them to others - even those they consider to be their friends. Once the image is sent, they have lost all control over what happens next with the images. In this instance the 14-year-old victim, as a joke, sent a naked video of herself to her 14-year-old female friend on Snapchat. The video then ended up in the hands of the 18-year-old male friend, who threatened to post it online if the victim did not have sex with the defendant to pay off his debt.” The victim became entangled with Premnauth after she Photo Courtesy of Beats by Dre was offered up to barter off the debt of her friend with sex. Premnauth forced the victim to have sex with him, then paid her $100 and DA Brown explained that despite the fact that the teen- gave her a pair of Beats by Dre headphones. aged victim, begged Premnauth not to rape her, he contin-

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ued with his violation of her. The situation unfolded after the victim sent a nude video of herself to her 14-year-old female friend as a jokeearly in 2016. That friend then shared the video with an 18-year-old man, who owed the defendant money for marijuana. The victim was then left with the choice of having sex with Premnauth or having the nude video posted on the Internet. A meeting was arranged and on February 20, 2016, the victim met the defendant at his home. The girl told Premnauth that she was only 14 and begged him to give her time to pay him the money allegedly owed by the other man. But the defendant refused, forced her to have sex with him and then paid her $100 cash and gave her a pair of Beats by Dre headphones. Both the cash and the headset were turned over to the 18-year-old, who sold them to pay back Premnauth. Following a week-long trial, a jury found the defendant guilty of second-degree rape, second-degree criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child late last Friday. Acting Supreme Court Justice Peter Vallone Jr., who presided at trial, indicated the defendant faces up to seven years in prison at sentencing. When he is released, Premnauth will be required to register as a sex offender.

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By Forum Staff An Ozone park man has pled guilty to possessing a sexual performance bya child when he downloaded numerous images of children being abused on his home computer between May 2016 and February 2017. Luis Ulloa-Rivas, 41, of 93rd Street, plead guilty to promoting a sexual performance of a child before Acting Queens Supreme Court Justice Gia Morris. District Attorney Brown said, “In pleading guilty, the defendant has admitted to possessing horrid images of girls and boys being sexually abused. These disturbing videos, which the defendant traded on a peer-to-peer network, are for all intents and purposes evidence of actual child sexual abuse. The children are real victims of crimes and will have to live with the emotional affects for the rest of their lives. This defendant will now go to jail as a result of his sick viewing habits.” According to the charges, law enforcement investigators utilizing a software tool identified the defendant’s computer as one sharing child sexual abuse images on peer-to-peer networks between May 12, 2016, and February 3, 2017. While executing a courtauthorized search warrant to Ulloa-Rivas’ home on May 4, 2017, the defendant admitted he had been downloading videos of adults engaging in various forms of sexual activity with children 10 to 12 and in some instances younger. Ulloa-Rivas will be sentenced on July 30, 2018, at which time he faces 1 to 3 years incarceration. After his release, the defendant will be required to register as a sex offender.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown recently joined Assistant District Attorney Nicoletta Caferri, chief of Brown’s Animal Cruelty Prosecutions Unit, in honoring City Police Sgt. Michael Murphy upon his retirement from the NYPD’s Animal Cruelty Investigations Squad. Congratulations and thank you for your service! Photo Courtesy of the Queens District Attorney’s Office

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Cuomo Tours State to Tout ‘Common Sense Gun Legislation’ By Forum Staff Governor Andrew Cuomo this week set out on a statewide bus tour to trumpet the Red Flag Gun Protection Bill he drafted earlier this month. Also known as the Extreme Risk Protection Order Bill, the measure would prevent individuals determined by a court to have the potential to cause themselves or others serious harm from purchasing, possessing, or attempting to purchase or possess any type of firearm, including handguns, rifles, or shotguns. “New York will not stand by and wait for Washington to take action against the gun violence and school shootings that have become all too common in this country,” Cuomo said on Monday.”Parents should not have to fear sending their children to school every day and teachers should not have to wonder if they will return home from work. Together, we can and will pass this common sense gun legislation and we will continue to fight to ensure gun violence has no place in this great state.” If approved by the Legislature, the bill would make NY the first state in the country to empower its teachers and school administrators to prevent school shootings by pursuing court intervention.

By Forum Staff

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The governor said that his state won’t “stand by and wait for Washington to take action against the gun violence and school shootings that have become all too common in this country.”

Under current Empire State law, guns may be removed from a person subject to a temporary order of protection issued by a criminal or family court, but a court can only issue a temporary order of protection in connection with a criminal or family offense proceeding, according to the administration. There is no law on the books in

New York that enables a court to issue an order to temporarily seize firearms from a person who is believed to pose a severe threat of harm to himself, herself, or others unless that person has also been accused of a crime or family offense. The Red Flag proposal, Cuomo noted, would provide all necessary procedural

safeguards to ensure that no firearm is removed without due process while ensuring that incidents like the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and the mass killing at the Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn., in April are not repeated. In both of those cases, the shooter was reported by multiple sources to be disturbed and dangerous yet was allowed to purchase and possess deadly firearms. An extreme risk protection order could have prevented deaths, Cuomo said. Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon (DBrooklyn) said the Red Flag Gun Protection Bill “will save lives.” “When a person exhibits warning signs that they pose a risk of serious harm to themselves or others, teachers, school administrators and family members often observe these signs firsthand. But in New York, even if these concerns are reported, law enforcement may have no authority to act and help prevent gun violence tragedies,” added Simon, chairwoman of the Assembly Subcommittee on Workplace Safety. “A temporary Extreme Risk Order of Protection would restrict a person’s access to firearms if they pose a serious risk, while providing due process protections and the right to appeal.”

Mayor, Council Reach Early Agreement on $89B City Budget

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council leaders on Monday evening announced an agreement for an on-time, balanced, $89.15 billion city budget for Fiscal Year 2019. According to Council Speaker Corey Johnson, the new plan includes items “to improve the lives of all New Yorkers,” such as $106 million for the Fair Fares discount MetroCards program, increased budget reserves, and prioritizing permanent housing in response to the City’s affordability crisis. “This is my first budget as Speaker, and I am very proud of what it says about this Council’s priorities,” Johnson added. “We are creating a new approach to fighting poverty with our Fair Fares program, which could save $700 a year for eligible New Yorkers in desperate need of a break. Now that New York City has joined the Fair Fares movement, it is my hope that its success here leads other cities across the country to follow suit. To battle the city’s afford-

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Mayor de Blasio and Council Speaker Corey Johnson announced on Monday afternoon that they had arrived at an early “handshake” deal on a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2019.

ability crisis, we have prioritized permanent housing in a plan that will bring 2,000 units of supportive housing over the next 11 years, and an extra $150 million in Capital funds will go towards making schools handicapped accessible. This budget is the result of the Council working together and prioritizing big ticket items that we know will help New Yorkers in all five boroughs.” This year’s fiscal pact also in8 JUNE 14, 2018 • Number 24 VOL. 17 • THE FORUM NEWSGROUP

cludes the expansion of 3-K for All, serving 14,000 students in 12 districts while also providing Fair Student Funding for city schools. For de Blasio, the agreement reaffirms “our commitment to making New York City fair.” “I’m going to state something we have to remember each year, a budget is an expression of values and it’s a roadmap for our future and I’m very proud of the re-

lationship with this City Council and the values that are truly shared, deeply shared. That’s part of why we’ve been able to do this work in such great partnership now in the fifth year,” the mayor said. “What I’ve loved about working with this City Council is there’s been a deep desire to get a lot done but also a real strong sense of the bottom line and this Council’s been very focused, this year and in previ-

ous years, on adding to reserves and making sure the city was protected for the long run.” Other FY2019 Budget highlights include: • $3.5 million for additional litter basket pickup; • $10.3 million to expand the Summer Youth Employment Program from 70,000 to 75,000 slots; • A baseline of $8 million for the Comprehensive Afterschool System of New York City and $9 million for adult literacy programs; • $9.6 million to maintain the City’s parks and $1.7 million to extend the opening of public beaches and pool season for one week past Labor Day; • $11.4 million for the Crisis Management System, which includes the Cure Violence program; • $12 million to have every patrol officer wear a body camera by the end of the year. “This budget is profoundly responsible. It is balanced. It is progressive and it is early,” de Blasio noted. “Congratulations, everyone.”


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Newly Renovated Library Opens at PS 65

Students, faculty, and City officials joined Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) on Tuesday for the grand re-opening of the newly renovated library at PS 65. Funded through Ulrich’s office, the $913,371 in upgrades for the “Under the Sea”-themed facility inside the Ozone Park school include new technology, seating areas, furniture and submarine-like windows near the library entrance.

“It is important that we continue to invest in our schools, which play such a vital role in our communities. This beautiful, newly-upgraded library will help students better enjoy their school and all the educational opportunities it has to offer,” Ulrich (c.) said. “I’d like to thank Principal [Rafael] Morales, the [School Construction Authority], the architects and everyone who has turned this vision into a reality.” Photo Courtesy of Councilman Ulrich’s Office

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The Fair Fares program will account for about $106 million of the new $89 billion budget.

By Michael V. Cusenza The murder occurred on June 3 on 220th Street near 102nd Avenue.

By Forum Staff A 24-year-old Queens Village man has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the death of another man who was sitting in a van when the defendant approached and fired two shots into the vehicle early Sunday morning. John Hines, of 111th Avenue was arraigned before Queens Criminal Court Judge Toni Cimino on a complaint charginghimwith second-degreemurder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. District Attorney Brown said, “This is yet another senseless act of gun violence in our community. The defendant is alleged to have

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One of the highlights of this year’s balanced City budget is the deal struck between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council to make the Fair Fares public transportation program part of the $89 billion pact. According to straphangers advocacy group the Riders Alliance, the agreement calls for the City to spend $106 million in the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget to provide halfpriced transit fares to city residents with annual incomes at or below poverty, which is about $25,000 for a family of four. Approximately 800,000 working-age New Yorkers would be eligible for the program and could save up to $726 dollars a year on the cost of a MetroCard. “For too long, our transit system has been priced out of reach for the New York-

ers who need it most, and our entire city has suffered as a result,” said John Raskin, executive director of Riders Alliance. “Fair Fares is an enormous step toward addressing that problem.” De Blasio on Tuesday delivered remarks at a celebratory rally at the Fulton Street subway station in Manhattan. “First and foremost, it’s a moral matter, but it’s also about the future of this city – a fair place that people want to be; a fair place that people can believe in, where everyone has a sense of belonging, and they know that we are actually all in it together,” the mayor said. “That is the city we are all at work building; one where everyone is respected and everyone is honored, and that’s what is being achieved here today with this huge step forward for Fair Fares, and everyone has a part of that victory. Congratulations to ev


Bronx Man Gets 25-to-Life Sentence for Fatal Stabbing in Jackson Heights

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By Forum Staff A notably short deliberation by a Queens jury, resulting in the conviction of a Bronx man on charges of second-degree murder, has ended with a sentence of 25 years to life imposed on the defendant. Steven Torres, 27, of West 195th Street will now serve his time for the fatal stabbing of a 69-year-old man under the elevated tracks of the 90 Street and Elmhurst, Queens, train station on September 16th 2013.

District Attorney Brown said, “The quick deliberation by the jury speaks volumes. The defendant violently and furiously stabbed an innocent bystander. The sentence imposed by the Court… is more than warranted to punish this defendant for this horrific crime and protect society.” According to trial testimony, at approximately 1 p.m., on September 16, 2013, the victim, Ever Orozco, 69, of Woodside, Queens, had just dropped off his wife at a nearby doctor’s office, parked his

car near the 90th Street-Elmhurst Avenue #7 train station when he was viciously attacked. The victim was stabbed multiple times by Torres. Numerous people who witnessed the slaying, jumped into action by chasing Torres. One individual took a photo of the defendant as he was running away and another took pictures when he was being apprehended. Mr. Orozco was transported to a local Queens hospital where he was pronounced dead.

CK Board Member Named 2018 Woman of the Year

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Base Rock LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 4/11/18. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 42-23 212th St, #1B, Bayside, NY 11361. General Purposes.

JD PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/03/2018. Office in Queens Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to JONATHAN DECKER, 57-15 69TH LANE, UNIT #7, MASPETH, NY 11378. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of A S D LOGISTICS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/05/18. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: AROON DARBY, 11034 158TH STREET, JAMAICA, NY 11433. Purpose: any lawful activity.

OBI’S NEW YOK, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/23/2018. Office in Queens Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to OBI’S NEW YORK, LLC, 1423425. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

JEUNE ET TALENTUEUX, LLC Art. of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 2/27/2018. Off. Loc.: Queens Co. United States Corporation Agents, Inc designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, USCA, INC., 7014 13th Avenue, Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Notice of Qualification of Vernon Tower DE LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/17/18. Office location: Queens County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/17/18. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o 116-55 Queens Blvd., Ste. 206, Forest Hills, NY 11375. DE address of LLC: c/o United Corporate Services, Inc., 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation: SMART MARKETING GROUP, LLC Art. Of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/12/2014. Office Loc.: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: THE LLC, 161-12 SANFORD AVENUE, FLUSHING, NY 11358. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation: 90-75 Sutphin 2, LLC, Art. Of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/20/2018. Office Loc.: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 34-30 Collins Place, Flushing NY 11354 Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation, SL&TT Realty LLC. Articles of Org. filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/07/20 18. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copies of any process served against the LLC to: The LLC, 69-21 184th Street, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365. Purpose: any lawful purpose or activity. Notice of formation of Bonu and Jafar Entertainment, Limited Liability Company, Arts. of Org. filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/07/2017. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 97-07 Horace Harding Expy, 8B. Queens, NY 11368. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

TRIALS TO TRAILS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/11/2018. Office in Queens Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Alexandria Awad, 4045 193rd St., 2nd Fl., Flushing, NY 11358. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. RASOULPOUR TORREGOZA PLLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/08/2018. Office in Queens Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to AMIR RASOULPOUR, 3540 82ND STREET, #5E, JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY 11372. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice is hereby given that an order entered by the civil court, Queens county, on the 2 day of MAY 2018, bearing Index Number NC-000435-18/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the office of the clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY, 11435, grants me the right to assume the name of (first) SANTA (last) CRUZ-WHITE. The city and state of my address is 85-55 111 th STREET, Richmond Hill, NY 11418-1638. The date of my birth is MARCH 31, 1958; place of my birth is MANHATTAN, NY; my present name is SANTA QUINONES aka SANTA CRUZ aka SANTA CRUZ-WHITE

Articles of organization for a New York LLC, to wit, ALL SQUARE REALTY, LLC whose principal business location is in Queens county, were filed with the NewYork State Department of State on April 23, 2018. The Secretary of State is designated agent for service of process. The address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him or her is c/o The LLC, 2268 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11105-9997. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity to which a LLC may be organized under the LLCL of New York State. Notice of formation of JENZ CRAFT CO LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 04/04/2018. Office located in Queens. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC, 11590 224th street, Cambria Heights, NY 11411. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

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MAMOON BARKA LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/11/17. Office in Queens Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Corporate Filing Service 763 Coney Island Ave Brooklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Falidas Holdings, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/13/18. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Falidas Associates, LLC, 25-15 Queens Plaza North, Long Island City, NY 11101 (Attn: John Falidas and Paul Falidas). Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of formation of LEWIS CHEN DDS PLLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 12/26/2017. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC 6111 215TH ST OAKLAND GARDENS, NY 11364. Purpose: any lawful purpose. HSU & CHEN LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/22/18. Office in Queens Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to HSU & CHEN LLC, 20112 43RD AVENUE, BAYSIDE, NY 11361. Purpose: Any lawful activity. GA VIA TRANSPORT, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/24/18. Office in Queens Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Juan Garcia, 1893 Stockholm Street, 1st Floor, Ridgewood, NY 11385. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

ANNCHAR REALTY LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/15/1997. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 133-50 32nd Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice is hereby given that a license number 1309020 for a beer, wine and liquor license has been applied for by TIPSY TOMATO RESTAURANT & BAR LLC D/B/A TIPSY TOMATO PIZZERIA to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control law at 93-12 LIBERTY AVE, OZONE PARK, NY 11417 for on premises consumption. Notice of formation of Sunny NY Management LLC. Arts of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 5/30/2018. Office location: Queens. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 41-40 Union St. Apt 10F, Flushing, NY, 11355. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice is hereby given that an order entered by the civil court, Queens county, on the 16 day of FEBRUARY 2018, bearing Index Number NC-001241-17/ QU, a copy of which may be examined at the office of the clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY, 11435, grants me the right to assume the name of (first) VERA (middle) AMINTA (last) JOHNSON-WOODARD. The city and state of my address is 214 BEACH 96TH STREET, APT 2G, Far Rockaway, NY 11693. The date of my birth is AUGUST 22, 2000 ; place of my birth BROOKLYN, NY , my present name is VERA AMINTA WOODARD (infant) Notice is hereby given that an order entered by the civil court, Queens county, on the 22 day of MARCH 2018, bearing Index Number NC-000297/18/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the office of the clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY, 11435, grants me the right to assume the name of (first)ARMIN (middle) KAUR(last) DHILLON. The city and state of my address is 91-39 111TH STREET, RICHMOND HILL, NY 11418. The date of my birth is JANUARY 09, 1998 ; place of my birth NAWANSHAHR, PUNJAB, INDIA my present name is ARMANPREET KAUR Notice is hereby given that an order entered by the civil court, Queens county, on the 20 th day of FEBRUARY 2018, bearing Index Number NC-000112-18/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the office of the clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY, 11435, grants me the right to assume the name of ALICIA PATRICIA BURKE . The city and state of my present address is 22 Jamaica Walk, Breezy Point, NY 11697-1706. My date of birth is JANUARY 1941; place of my birth is Brooklyn, NY; my present name is PATRICIA ALICE ANDERSEN aka ALCIA P. BURKE, aka ALICIA BURKE aka PATRICIA ALICE BURKE aka PATRICIA A. BURKE aka PATRICIA A. ANDERSEN NOTICE OF FORMATION of RJ CAPITAL DEBT LLC. Articles of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/14/2018. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: THE LLC PO BOX 660007, FRESH MEADOWS, NY 11366. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

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