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MTA Chairman Lhota Details Plan to Overhaul Subway System See Story on Page 3

On Their Own Dime and Time, Two Cousins Replace Tiny Old Glory at Beloved Howard Beach Park with Brand-New, Super-Sized Stars & Stripes Howard Beach cousins – both named Michael Casillo – raised the fresh flag at Frank M. Charles Memorial Park two days before the Fourth of July.

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Fireworks, Family, and Fun Mark Fourth of July Holiday in City

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Two Howard Beach Cousins Replace old Charles Park Flag with Brand-New, Bigger Version time for the Fourth of July holiday.

By Michael V. Cusenza Two enterprising cousins, disappointed with the size and condition of the American flag that stood sentry high above Frank M. Charles Memorial Park in Howard Beach, took it upon themselves last weekend to purchase a brand-new, larger Stars and Stripes and replace Old Glory at the federal green space. The family members – both named Michael Casillo and both residents of Howard Beach – bought the new banner and mounting cables with their own money, and with the help of neighbors Dorothy Gale and Ray York raised the fresh flag on Sunday, just in

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The Casillo cousins and military veteran Ray York proudly display the new Stars & Stripes at Charles Park.

“My cousin and I grew up playing in Charles Park. We frequently visit it, walk the track with friends and family,” said the younger Michael Casillo, 22. “The [war] memorial is great with a high flagpole, but the flag was way too small and we couldn’t see it from far. We love this country and this neighborhood so the money and our time were minimal compared to the honor and pride we got from flying the flag. And a new objective we got from this is that we want young people like ourselves to get more involved in the neighborhood.”

Mayoral Control of City Schools Extended for Two Years By Michael V. Cusenza Following a politically charged, contentious couple of months, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last Thursday signed legislation to extend mayoral control of New York City schools for two years. “Providing a two-year extension gives the system an important measure of stability that’s key to initiatives that have produced record achievement,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “In extending our control of the nation’s largest school system, State lawmakers and the Governor deserve great credit for protecting the dramatic progress our teachers and principals have made in classrooms across the city. At the end of the day, Governor Cuomo, Speaker Heastie, and Leaders Flanagan, Klein, and Stewart-Cousins worked overtime to ensure New York City schools continued on a path of progress. The bipartisan cooperation that prevailed on this issue will have an immediate and lasting effect on the lives of our city’s children. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, education advocates, business and labor leaders, and a diverse coalition of allies played an equally crucial role in putting aside partisan

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Mayor de Blasio was all smiles last week after Albany finally granted him a two-year term of control over City schools.

politics and getting this legislation across the finish line.” Thursday’s development arrived just a day after Cuomo issued a proclamation calling for an “extraordinary legislative session” to extend mayoral control. De Blasio

and Senate Republicans had been quarrelling over mayoral control terms for months. Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan had reportedly offered one-, two-, and even fiveyear extensions of control, but the deals came with demands, including tuition tax credits

for private and parochial schools in the five boroughs and lifting the charter school cap. In the end, the Assembly and Senate agreed to a two-year extension—seemingly with no political strings attached. “A lot of controversy, a lot of discussion, but at the end of the day this is the best way to provide education to our children in New York City and we all talk multiple times a day about how important education is,” Cuomo said. “It was critically important to extend mayoral control and to extend it for two years is a job well done by the Legislature.” Some of de Blasio’s most vocal critics laid blame for the months’ long antagonistic back-and-forth with Senate leadership at Gracie Mansion’s doorstep. “It is a disgrace that the mayor’s unwillingness to work with the governor and the State Legislature placed public school students in the crosshairs,” City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) said. “Under [Mayor Michael] Bloomberg, mayoral control reformed a broken system and produced real results. It is critical that Mayor de Blasio put politics aside so that this doesn’t happen again – the future of our children hangs in the balance.”

Just in Time for the Fourth of July… Hardened city eyes caught a glimpse of a rare sight this week in Howard Beach: Perched high above Cross Bay Boulevard, just outside Starbucks between 157th and 158th avenues, was a bald eagle, both the national bird and national animal of the United States. In the late 20th century, the bird of prey was on the brink of extinction in the contiguous U.S. Populations have since recovered and the species was removed from the government’s List of Endangered Species on July 12, 1995 and transferred to the list of threatened species. It was removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in the Lower 48 States on June 28, 2007. Forum Photo Courtesy of Patrick Delaney

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Cuomo Declares State of Emergency for City Subway System By Michael V. Cusenza Prompted by one of the worst performance periods in recent agency history – including three subway derailments in a fourmonth span – Gov. Andrew Cuomo last Thursday signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency to suspend procurement rules for the beleaguered Metropolitan Transportation Authority, allowing the organization to speed up repairs and the purchase of material and equipment to replace outdated infrastructure. Executive Order No. 168 cites the “increasingly constant and continuing failures of the tracks, signals, switches and other transportation infrastructure throughout the system…that have resulted in various subway derailments, extensive track outages, and substantial service disruptions impacting the health and safety of hundreds of thousands of riders.” Speaking at the MTA Genius Transit Challenge Conference, Cuomo also announced that the State will contribute an additional $1 billion to the MTA Capital Plan. Additionally, Cuomo tasked Con Ed to commence an immediate investigation of their equipment, transmission, and

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Cuomo signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency to suspend procurement rules for the MTA, allowing the MTA to speed up repairs and the purchase of material and equipment to replace outdated infrastructure.

interlocks throughout the entire subway system. The governor said that Con Ed will work with MTA to within 90 days to complete inspections of their equipment at all remaining subway stations and repair any problems found; replace vulnerable cable servicing subway stations as prioritized by MTA by end of year; add redundancy to subway stations without redundancy by end of yearwhere feasible; and by end of year be-

gin deploying remote monitoring equipment to speed up communications during crises. “We know the system is decaying and we know the system is decaying rapidly,” Cuomo said at last Thursday’s conference. “I think of it as a heart attack – it happens all of a sudden and the temptation is to say, well something must have just caused it. No, a lifetime caused it. Bad habits caused it. Lack of exercise caused it. Smoking caused

it. Cholesterol caused it. This has been caused over decades, we understand that. But, the delays are maddening New Yorkers. They’re infuriated by a lack of communication, unreliability, and now accidents. Just three days ago we literally had a train come off the tracks. It’s the perfect metaphor for the dysfunction of the entire system. The derailment of the A train injured 12 people, thankfully none of them seriously. The New York City

subway system is the most problematic component of the MTA system. We know the underlying causes of the problem. We know that decades of underinvestment, deferred maintenance and deferred modernization have caused the problem. We know this has now compounded from a surging ridership. More volume than the system was ever designed to hold.” The governor said the MTA needs “a new approach, a new culture, new methods to quickly and dramatically make progress” in four key areas: “Number one: an updated fleet of new subway cars and a better system to overhaul and fix and maintain the existing cars. Number two: we have a signal system that is in desperate need of upgrade and replacement. Number three: we have an outdated communications system to inform riders of operating conditions. Number four: we have a power grid that fails all too often. Our fleet of 6,400 cars reflects the historic and lack of investment in the subway system. Subway cars are designed to be on the track for 40 years. Today, we have more than 700 cars that have passed their expiration date. The oldest subway cars are 52 years old. They literally should be in a museum.”

Record Number of Summer Jobs in Ladders for Leaders Program: de Blasio By Forum Staff The City has placed a record number of young adults in paid summer  internships through the Ladders for Leaders program, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday. According to the administration, a pro-bono ad campaign urging employers across the five boroughs to hire local talent helped secure 600 participating employers this summer, as projected, up from 475 in 2016. “New York City is a hub for talented youth,” de Blasio said. “Through the Ladders for Leaders program, not only do we help our young people explore potential career paths, we also introduce them to the very people who may hire them one day – and the annual increase in employers shows just how mutually beneficial that is.” Ladders for Leaders, part of the City’s Department of Youth and Community Development  Summer Youth Employment Program, is a competitive  summer  internship program connecting businesses of all sizes to local, high-achieving high school and college students. Applicants must have a 3.0 grade-point average, undergo a rigor-

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“New York City is a hub for talented youth,” Mayor de Blasio said.

ous review process and receive 30 hours of training prior to their internship. They are guaranteed a minimum of 25 hours of work per week in the six week program. The print and broadcast ad campaign – the first of its kind geared toward employers – was driven by pro-bono, public-

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private partnerships with Discovery Communications as part of its annual “Creating Change” pro-bono initiative, Young & Rubicam, Clear Channel Outdoor, OUTRFRONT Media, JCDecaux and iHeart Media. It featured two 30-second public service announcements and a print ad

campaign. The PSAs ran across city broadcast channels (NYC Life/NYC Gov) and Taxi TV and featured alumni from Ladders. An accompanying radio spot played on iHeart Media Online, WNYE 91.6 FM and New York City’s on-hold messaging reel. Original print and digital ads appeared via LinkNYC kiosks; Clear Channel Billboards; OUTFRONT Media Digital Billboards; and in JCDecaux bus shelters across all five boroughs. “We are thrilled to have so many private partners making a real commitment to investing in our next generation of leaders. Expanding early work experience is a proven step in helping young New Yorkers prepare for the workforce – which is good for New York City communities and businesses alike. Congratulations to the Center for Youth Employment and the Department of Youth and Community Development, who have helped foster this continued growth; and thank you to the private partners who are helping us to build a diverse homegrown talent pool that will continue to strengthen our City’s economic future,” said Darren Bloch, executive director of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.


State Senate Approves Homeless Shelter Siting Transparency Bill By Michael V. Cusenza The State Senate recently passed legislation to improve community notification and involvement when permanent or temporary homeless shelter facilities are being located throughout the five boroughs, Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), a co-sponsor of the measure, announced on Monday. Under the plan, Addabbo noted, communities would have greater involvement in the placement of shelters when compared to the guidelines announced earlier this year by the Mayor’s Office. For example, the legislation would give communities 45 days notification – instead of 30 days – before hearings are held on the siting of permanent shelters by the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services. The bill would also enable community boards to request public hearings on a shelter. The City Department of Homeless Services would then be required to modify proposals based on “reasonable concerns” expressed at such hearings. With regard to temporary shelters, Addabbo said the proposal requires community notification one week from the City’s use of the hotel or motel as a shelter. DHS would also be mandated to perform inspections to ensure sites are safe and free of viola-

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Sen. Addabbo noted that the bill is an effort to make sure that local residents are better informed and consulted about the siting of homeless shelters, such as this Comfort Inn in Ozone Park.

tions and maintain a publicly available list of these sites. In addition, the bill requires that a quarterly DHS report on the use and proposed use of these sites be submitted to local elected officials. In light of the fact that hotels and motels are often used for weather-related emergencies affecting the homeless, the legislation allows for 48hour post-placement notification in the event of an emergency situation. In February, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled what he has characterized as a “com-

prehensive borough-based plan to reduce the footprint of New York City’s homeless shelter system and drive down the population of homeless New Yorkers relying on shelter.” Titled “Turning the Tide on Homelessness, Neighborhood by Neighborhood,” the 114-page vision to address the homelessness crisis outlines the timing and logistics of ending the use of 360 cluster sites and commercial hotel facilities. The plan calls for completely eliminating the use of

cluster apartment units by the end of 2021 and commercial hotel facilities by the end of 2023; and reducing the current number of shelter sites by 45 percent. Replacing the sites will be 90 traditional shelters distributed across the five boroughs. According to the administration, the new network will be able to more effectively house the homeless near the communities, jobs, school, houses of worship and support systems needed to help them get back on track. “While I believe placing homeless individuals into hotels is a failing policy implemented by our mayor, his administration should inform the local elected officials and public when such action is taken. Good government demands open communication among community members, elected officials, service providers and other stakeholders in the face of difficult challenges, including our efforts to find effective solutions to housing the homeless,” Addabbo added. “If we are to provide the best possible housing and assistance for people who are in desperate need of shelter and services, notifying and working cooperatively with local communities is not only key, but absolutely necessary.” The shelter siting transparency bill is now under review in the Assembly Committee on Cities.

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Queens Village Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking Two Teen Girls By Forum Staff Last weeks guilty verdict of a Queens man convicted of sex trafficking two teenage girls marks the latest in a long string of sex trafficking convictions bu the office of Queens DA Brown. The 29-year-old Queens Village resident identified as Ricardi Dumervil (a/k/a “Dirty”),was convicted of sex trafficking and promoting prostitution for forcing two teenage girls – ages 18 and 19 – into prostitution. “The defendant has been convicted of inducing fear of physical harm into two young women so that he could treat them as chattel, commodities to

be sold to others for cash, which he then pocketed for himself. Sex trafficking is a violent, degrading and demeaning crime that will not be tolerated in Queens. The defendant will now be incarcerated for his crimes., said DA Brown. Following a two-week jury trial before Queens Supreme Court Justice Michael Aloise, Dumervil was convicted of two counts of sex trafficking, one count of second-degree promoting prostitution and two counts of thirddegree promoting prostitution. Dumervil’s conviction is the 35th obtained by Brown's office since Queens DA Richard Brown noted that this conviction is the latest in a long string State legislation strengthening of sex trafficking convictions – 35 – obtained by his Office since State legislation penalties against human traffick- strengthening penalties against human trafficking took effect on Nov. 1, 2007.

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ing took effect on November 1, 2007. As of December 31, 2016, the last available year for statistics, the office’s sex trafficking convictions totaled nearly one-third of the statewide total. Significantly, all of the defendants have been, or in Dumervil’s case will be, sentenced to serve state prison time. Dumervil forced a 18-year-old and 19-year-old girl into prostitution between April 1, 2014, and March 7, 2015, by instilling a fear in them that he would physically injury them if they did not comply with his demand to engage in sexual activity with various individuals in exchange for money, which they were required to turn over to him.

Five Arrested for Possessing Opioids, Psychedelics and Other Illegal Drugs Stashed in Woodside Home By Forum Staff Police seized meth, mushrooms, marijuana and pills In an early morning raid and arrested five individuals charging them with criminal possession of a controlled substance and other crimes last Wednesday. Police recovered what they termed as “a vast amount of illegal drugs - including the highly-addictive oxycodone and methamphetamine as well as more than 10 pounds of marijuana. District Attorney Brown said, “A morning wake-up call by the police armed with a court authorized search warrant resulted in the arrest of five individuals - three men and two women - in Queens. Police seized a large quantity of illicit drugs and other contraband. Police also recovered ammunition for a firearm. These arrests should serve as a warning to other drug dealers that the law enforcement community will

Cops executed a court-authorized search warrant at this home on 69th Street in Woodside.

continue to aggressively track down those who traffic in drugs and seek to put them in prison.” The defendants were identified as Jasper Davis, 26, of Elmhurst, Queens, Alnerfo Orfanei, 64, of Bogota, New Jersey, and Alex Herrera, 56, Josephine Paguio, 55, and

Marilyn Castro, 45, all of Woodside, Queens. The defendants were arraigned and charged with second-, third- and fifth- degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, first-degree criminal possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana. Defendants Herrera

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and Paguio are additionally charged with unlawful possession of pistol or revolver ammunition. Bail was set at $300,000 for Herrera; $100,000 for both Davis and Castro; $50,000 for Paguio; and $10,000 for Orfanei. According to the criminal complaints, police executed a court-

authorized search warrant at 41-06 69th Street in Woodside. Inside the basement of the semi-detached home, police allegedly recovered 138 bags and seven jars of crystal methamphetamine on top of a dresser, 11 bags of marijuana stashed in a cabinet and two bags containing psychedelic mushrooms in a safe. In the back of a basement cabinet, police seized 79 oxycodone pills, 103 methylenedioxymethamphetamine pills ( known as MDMA or by the street name Molly), 47 clonazepam pills, 142 alprazolam pills and 50 amphetamine pills. According to the complaints, defendant Paguio was allegedly located inside a rear third-floor bedroom where police recovered eight rounds of .25 caliber ammunition inside a box on top of the room’s dresser along with additional bags of marijuana. If convicted, all five defendants face up to 10 years in prison.

Brazen Broad-Daylight Gunpoint Robbery of Middle Village Store Caught on Camera By Michael V. Cusenza City Police Department detectives this week reached out to the public for help in identifying a suspect wanted for questioning in connection to the bold gunpoint robbery of a Middle Village convenience store last month that was caught on surveillance footage. According to police reports, the man entered the Quick Stop Deli on Eliot Avenue and 85th Street on Saturday, June 17, around 4:15 p.m., and proceeded

to walk behind the counter while displaying a firearm in his right hand. The suspect then ordered the 45-year old male employee to remove the contents of the register; the employee complied and the suspect fled on foot southbound on 85th street with approximately $1,600 stuffed into various pockets. The perpetrators is described as a white man with a slim build and sporting a mustache; he was last seen wearing a dark hat, dark hooded jacket and dark jeans.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, (888) 57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit info by logging onto  NYPDCrimestoppers.com  or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All correspondences are strictly confidential. Photo Courtesy of NYPD

The perpetrator’s actions were caught on the store’s surveillance cameras.


New Law Permitting Photo Identifications as Evidence at Trial now in Effect By Forum Staff Juries in New York are now allowed to consider the most reliable evidence that identified the perpetrator of a crime: a photo array shown to a witness by police, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday. Previously, State law prohibited photo arrays from being introduced as evidence at trial. New York also has adopted a standard protocol for law enforcement to follow when showing photos to witnesses for purposes of identifying the perpetrator of a crime. This identification procedure reform law includes safeguards to protect innocent people from arrest and conviction. “This administration has fought tirelessly to ensure our criminal justice system works for all New Yorkers, and today we have taken another step forward,” Cuomo said. “Photo identification evidence can be a powerful tool to convict a perpetrator and protect the innocent, and these new procedures lay out a fair and effective path to help ensure criminals are caught and justice is served.” Identification procedure reform was included in the enacted State budget, which

Cuomo noted that the new law officially went into effect on July 1.

also required the State Division of Criminal Justice Services to establish the standard protocol for law enforcement. The protocol adopted by the State includes a number of safeguards, including requiring an investigator who does not know the identity of the suspect or where the suspect’s photo

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is located within a photo array to show the photos to a witness. The DCJS used an identification procedure model policy previously approved by the State’s Municipal Police Training Council as the basis for the protocol and worked with criminal justice stakeholders to ensure

it aligns with the latest research, protects against misidentifications and meets the needs of police as they conduct investigations. The Council, composed of representatives from law enforcement agencies and academia, endorsed the protocol as its new model policy, which agencies can use to create their own written policies. “A prosecutor’s sworn duty is to ensure that the guilty are tried and convicted with fairness and the innocent are exonerated. This can only be achieved by utilizing the most reliable evidence available. It is widely recognized that photo arrays offer the best opportunity to obtain fair and accurate identifications,” said Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe, who also is president of the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York. “DAASNY appreciates the efforts of the Municipal Training Council to update the policies and protocols concerning photo identification procedures. This will ensure that law enforcement and prosecutors understand the recent changes to the criminal procedure law and have guidance on best practices concerning the use of the identification procedures.”

Joe Lhota Announces Plan to Overhaul MTA Subway System By Forum Staff Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joe Lhota last Thursday responded to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s challenge to reimagine solutions to systemic issues with the subway system by announcing he will conduct a top-to-bottom audit to overhaul the organization and present a plan within 60 days to modernize the system. According to Lhota, the MTA, working with transit experts and top management consultants, will do a comprehensive audit of the challenges facing and limitations of the organization to identify strategies for shortand long-term transformational change. Thirty days later, the MTA will then put forward a detailed, long-term plan, in conjunction with the MTA Genius Transit Challenge, to overhaul the system, focusing on a series of MTA priorities, including changing and training personnel, implementing and executing processes that work, improving customer communication and engaging and implementing new technology. The Genius Transit Challenge is an international competition seeking innovative solutions to modernize and improve the reliability of the city subway system. The competition will award a “genius” prize of up to $1 million for the best idea in each of the following categories: Improve Signaling in the New York City Subway System: Accelerate deployment of modern train signaling technologies to the subway system, to increase the number of trains at peak periods and promote faster

Lhota made the announcement at last week’s MTA Genius Transit Challenge Conference.

and more reliable service; Rapidly Deploy Modernized Subway Cars to the Subway System: Obtain and deploy modern subway cars more efficiently, or refurbish existing cars in order to increase the subway system’s capacity and reliability, prevent car breakdowns, and reduce delays; Increase Communications Infrastructure in the Subway System: Identify communications systems that will support rapid installation and deployment of modern

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train communications and control tech- subway system is unacceptable. In tandem nologies in the subway system, to increase with the Genius competition proposals, we the subway system’s capacity and reliability. will deploy a multi-faceted plan to restore “Millions of New Yorkers depend on confidence to the MTA and prove that we the MTA every day, and we must rebuild can deliver for our customers.” confidence in the authority with a comLhota noted that as ridership has plete overhaul of the system – identifying soared, changes to the subway system’s inthe root causes of our problems and taking frastructure have not kept pace. New York immediate and decisive action to fix them,” City Transit must innovate to accommoLhota said. “It is our responsibility to trans- date a growing demand and to continue to port people as safely, quickly and efficiently be the economic engine of the city, state, as possible, and the current state of the and region, the chairman said. THE FORUM NEWSGROUP • VOL. 16 • Number 27 JULY 06, 2017 | 7


City Celebrates Fourth of July in Spectacular Style By Michael V. Cusenza A splendid summer Tuesday filled with families, franks, and fun gave way to a night that boasted one of this city’s greatest traditions: Macy’s 41st Annual 4th of July Fireworks Show. The clear sky over the East River was lit by a 25-minute dazzling display of pyrotechnics set to an invigorating score that, according to Macy’s, “featured tunes from various genres that resonate deeply with all Americans.” In all, 50 pyrotechnicians controlled the colorful chaos that emanated from five barges containing no less than 15 miles of wiring which helped to ignite the fireworks that produced 2,400 bursts and effects per minute during the synchronized spectacle. Photo credit

Veteran Police Officer Assassinated in ‘Unprovoked Attack’ in the Bronx

By Michael V. Cusenza

A veteran City cop was murdered in cold blood early Wednesday morning in the Bronx as she sat in a marked department vehicle with her partner, according to NYPD officials. Police Officer Miosotis Familia, 48, sustained a single gunshot wound to the head when assailant Alexander Bonds, 34, fired through the mobile command unit’s window shortly after midnight. Familia’s partner, who was unharmed, immediately radioed for assistance, Police Commissioner Jim O’Neill said. “Shots fired!” the officer screamed into the radio, according to a New York Daily News report. “I need a f---ing bus! 10-85 10-85! My partner’s shot! My partner’s shot! My partner’s shot! Hurry up central!” According to O’Neill, an NYPD Anti-Crime team consisting of a sergeant and a police officer, who were in uniform, encountered Bonds running on Morris Avenue, approximately one block from the scene of the shooting. As they confronted him, he drew a revolver. The officers fired at him, striking and killing him. A silver revolver was recovered at the scene.

Familia, a mother of three, was rushed to St. Barnabas

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The weapon that cop-killer Alexander Bonds used to fatally shoot Police Officer Miosotis Familia.

Hospital. She succumbed to her injury around 3:30 a.m. “#NYPD PO Miosotis Familia has been assassinated in an unprovoked attack on cops assigned to keep NYers safe,” O’Neill tweeted. “Keep her family in your prayers.” Bonds, according to the News, was an ex-convict on parole at the time of the shooting. He was paroled in 2013 8 JULY 06, 2017 • Number 27 VOL. 16 • THE FORUM NEWSGROUP

after serving seven years upstate for robbery. Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said Familia “gave her life protecting a neighborhood that had been plagued by gang gun violence. Fully knowing the dangers that she faced, she suited up in uniform everyday and stood tall against those who threaten and terrorize the good folks of the Bronx. As we mourn her death and support her family, friends and colleagues, we ask for your help. Violence against police officers cannot stand. When you see or hear someone making threats against NYC police officers you need to let us know, you need to be our eyes and ears. Police officer Familia now joins the exclusive ranks of women who have heroically served and died in the line of duty. We will keep her in our hearts and minds as we do all of the women and men who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the city they loved.” Familia’s murder is eerily similar to the assassinations of Detectives Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in 2014. The partners were ambushed as they sat in their marked vehicle outside a Brooklyn housing development by a crazed gunman in what he characterized on social media as an act of vengeance on behalf of unarmed black men recently killed by cops.


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Meng Honors Forest Hills Student for Winning District Art Contest

The Pharmacist’s Corner

BACK FITNESSYour pharmacist can help These days we are all spending a lot more time in front of computers; be it work, social networking or pure entertainment, those hours add up to stress on our back which can often lead to discomfort and pain. Your pharmacist may offer advice and treatment options to deal with the pain, and more importantly to try and prevent it. These tips may keep you ahead of developing back pain:

Support your back

Adjust your chair to support your lower back, it will reduce the strain on your back. Get a chair which allows you to change the height, back position and tilt. Ask your pharmacist for suggestions as to what the ideal chair should feature.

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng with contest winner Sophia Cui.

By Forum Staff Forest Hills student Sophia Cui has won the 2017 “Sixth Congressional District Art Contest,” U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) announced on Friday. Cui, a student at Queens Metropolitan High School and she will be going into her senior year in September. She traveled to Washington last Thursday afternoon to attend the opening ceremonies of the art competition on Capitol Hill. The events recognized her exceptional artistic abilities as well as the artistic talents of other young artists from around the country. Cui won this year’s competition for her artwork entitled “Memories in Corona Park.” “It is an honor to have been selected as the winner of Congresswoman Meng’s art contest,” Cui said. “Having my artwork displayed in the Capitol and coming to Washington for the art

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competition ceremony was an incredible experience that I will never forget. Thank you again to Congresswoman Meng.” According to Meng’s Office, the competition, which consisted of submissions from students at numerous high schools throughout Queens, is part of “An Artistic Discovery,” the national Congressional art contest that showcases the artwork of high school students from across the nation. Cui’s  winning artwork – along with the winning pieces from art contests in Congressional districts throughout the United States – will now be displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel, a heavily traveled corridor of the Capitol. “It was a pleasure to welcome Sophia to Washington and I congratulate her for winning this year’s competition,” Meng said. “She is a talented young artist and her winning piece will proudly represent our Congressio-

Using the keyboard

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Washington. I wish her all the best in her future artistic endeavors.” Meng announced the winner and three runner-ups during a reception she hosted in April for students who entered the competition. It was held at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, where all of the submitted artwork had been on display.

The event included the students’ families, art teachers, principals and school administrators. Meng  also presented a Certificate of Congressional Recognition to all of the students who participated. The winner and runner-ups were selected by panel of professionals from the Queens Museum.  

Bill to Require Chain Pharmacies to Become Medication Disposal Sites Hits Cuomo’s Desk By Forum Staff The State Senate and Assembly have approved legislation that will require chain pharmacies to collect unused, unwanted or expired controlled substances from the public, State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. announced on Monday. In recent years, New York has established voluntary programs encouraging pharmacies to join with other businesses identified by the Federal Drug Administration as authorized collectors of unused, unwanted or expired medications. This legislation builds upon those efforts, Addabbo said, and establishes a program under which New York residents can mail back mediPhoto Courtesy of CVS Health cations to out of state pharmacies where they If Gov. Cuomo signs the bill into law, then CVS would be one of the chain pharmacies that would be required to purchase prescription drugs. Envelope costs collect unused, unwanted or expired controlled substances from the public. will be held to $2.  Chain pharmacies are those defined as having ten or more establishments and other parts of our environment, affect- of unwanted medications in a safe and secure operating under the same name, and they will ing aquatic life and raising questions about manner, and requiring larger pharmacies operalso be required to post signs about available the impact of this contamination on public ating in New York to offer disposal services is drug disposal options. health,” said Addabbo, a member of the Senate part of the solution.” “Evidence, is growing that medications Environmental Conservation Committee. “We A 2014 U.S. Environmental Protection are making their way into our water systems need to make it easier for consumers to dispose Agency study tested samples from 50 large 10 JULY 06, 2017 • Number 27 VOL. 16 • THE FORUM NEWSGROUP

wastewater treatment plants nationwide for the presence of 56 drugs. Addabbo noted that more than half the samples tested positive for at least 25 of the monitored medications. In addition, prescription drug use is rising.  According to a 2013 Mayo Clinic study, almost 70 percent of all Americans take at least one prescription medication, which is up from 48 percent in 2007-2008. Another concern is that the improper disposal of controlled substances, or keeping them sitting in medicine cabinets for long periods of time, is adding to the opioid addiction epidemic across the state and nation. “This legislation complements another bill I co-sponsor which would require that more information about safe drug disposal options and events be compiled on a state website coordinated by the State Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation,”  Addabbo added. The bill requiring chain pharmacies to collect controlled substances for proper disposal has been sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for final review.


‘New York Buy American’ Legislation Passes State Senate and Assembly

By Forum Staff

Legislation that would require certain State agencies to use domestically produced structural steel and iron in public works projects with a contract cost of $1 million or more has passed both the State Senate and Assembly, Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), who voted in favor of the bill, announced on Monday. According to the State Senate, the New York Buy American Act applies to certain public works contracts of $1 million or more, particularly projects that address road and bridge work. Affected State agencies would include the Department of Transportation, Office of General Services, State

University of New York, Dormitory Authority, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Bridge Authority, and Thruway Authority. Exceptions could be made if

materials are not available, the project is of an emergency nature, the contract could jeopardize federal dollars awarded to the state, or the project is determined not to

be in the public interest. The bill also establishes a working group with representatives from Canada to evaluate “reciprocal access” for projects in New York, and to dis-

cuss the possible use of domestic concrete, cement and aluminum, as well. “By taking steps to use more steel and iron produced in the United States, we are proactively investing in our American workers, businesses, and our United States economy as a whole,” said Addabbo, a member of the Senate Labor Committee. “Whenever we can, we should try to grow New York State’s economy with materials produced at the hands of our own nation’s labor force.” Addabbo added that he hoped that Gov. Andrew Cuomo, “who championed similar efforts in his Executive Budget earlier this year, will sign this legislation into law.” Photo Courtesy of United Steelworkers

Homeland Security Announces New Global Aviation Security Enhancements By Michael V. Cusenza The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently announced enhanced security measures for all last-point-of-departure airports in 105 countries around world. The measures, which were crafted in response to “urgent and evolving threats,” according to DHS Secretary John Kelly, will be implemented in phases, in coordination with international partners. In light of evaluated intelligence, Kelly deemed it necessary to implement enhanced security actions for all commercial flights to the United States. These measures, both seen and unseen, include enhanced screening of passengers and electronic devices as well as heightened security standards for aircraft and airports, Kelly noted. • Countries: 105 • Airports: 280 (approximate; will vary based on seasonal airports) • Total airlines: 180

• Average daily flights: 2,100 • Passengers: 325,000 average daily passengers “Terrorists want to bring down aircraft to instill fear, disrupt our economies, and undermine our way of life. And it works— which is why they still see aviation as the crown jewel target in their world,” Kelly said last week at the Center for New American Security 2017 Annual Conference. “The threat has not diminished. In fact, I am concerned that we are seeing renewed interest on the part of terrorist groups to go after the aviation sector—from bombing aircraft to attacking airports on the ground, as we saw in Brussels and Istanbul. However, we are not standing on the sidelines while fanatics hatch new plots. The U.S. government is focused on deterring, detecting, and disrupting these threats.” Kelly noted that he has “made a point” to discuss securing aviation with all stakeholders: international partners, industry

leaders, private-sector participants. “My conclusion is this: It is time that we raise the global baseline of aviation security,” he said. “We cannot play international whack-a-mole with each new threat. Instead, we must put in place new measures across the board to keep the traveling public safe and make it harder for terrorists to succeed.” Raising that baseline starts with the aforementioned enhanced security efforts. In his remarks at the conference, Kelly said they “will be phased in over time” and include enhanced screening of electronic devices, more thorough passenger vetting, and new measures designed to mitigate the potential threat of insider attacks. “While these actions we are announcing today will improve the security of U.S.Photo Courtesy of DHS bound flights, I am hopeful other nations DHS Secretary John Kelly will follow suit,” Kelly added. “Unless we all raise our security standards, terrorists— est takedown—will find and attack the who see commercial aviation as the great- weakest link.

Connecticut Man Nabbed at LaGuardia Airport after TSA Officers Spot Gun in Carry-on By Forum Staff A Connecticut man never got the chance to connect to his holiday weekend flight on Friday thanks to LaGuardia Airport Transportation Safety Administration officers who caught him toting an unloaded handgun in his carry-on bag. The officers detected the gun as the New Town man entered the TSA  checkpoint and placed his carry-on items on the X-ray conveyor belt.  TSA  officials then

contacted Port Authority Police who responded to the checkpoint, confiscated the pistol, and arrested the man on weapons charges. According to the agency, Friday’s catch marked the second time this year that a traveler has been arrested for bringing a gun to a LaGuardia Airport checkpoint. Two guns were detected at the airport’s checkpoints in all of 2016.

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EDITORIAL

FLAGS

Recently, in an Editorial titled “Off the Sidelines,” we implored our loyal readers to get involved in their community. “The time has come for those who have been commenting and complaining from the sideline to do something about that which has confounded, frustrated, and angered them for so long,” we wrote in May. “You don’t have to run for office, you don’t have to raise funds for someone else, you don’t have to become some sort of insider. What you must do is get involved in any way you can.” It seems that cousins – both named Michael Casillo and both Howard Beach natives – got the message loud and clear, and have heeded the call to community service.

Disappointed with the size and condition of the American flag at Frank M. Charles Memorial Park in Howard Beach, the family members took it upon themselves on Sunday to purchase a brand-new, larger Stars and Stripes and replace Old Glory at their beloved federal green space. “We love this country and this neighborhood so the money and our time were minimal compared to the honor and pride we got from flying the flag,” said the younger Michael Casillo, 22. “And a new objective we got from this is that we want young people like ourselves to get more involved in the neighborhood.” Thank you, Michael and Michael. Thank you for such a selfless act. Thank you for

LEGALLY SPEAKING

doing a service to your community and neighbors. Thank you for caring. ***************************** Our extended Fourth of July holiday weekend got off to a great start with the Casillo family raising a beautiful, brand-new flag on Sunday at Charles Park. It came to a sobering close shortly after midnight on Wednesday when a veteran City police officer was shot in the Bronx. Miosotis Familia’s brothers and sisters in Blue and the staff at St. Barnabas Hospital tried valiantly to save her life, but she ultimately succumbed to the gunshot wound to her head several hours later. So in a matter of a couple of days in NYC we went from a fresh flag flying high above a

beloved World’s Borough park to Stars and Stripes at all municipal buildings in the five boroughs being lowered to half staff as the big city – the same one that Miosotis Familia swore an oath to protect and gave her life doing just that – mourns. While we would never celebrate a death, maybe in this time of grief we can take solace in knowing that the assailant who robbed Miosotis Familia’s three children of their brave mother won’t be able to harm anyone ever again. And maybe the ASPCA should seriously consider honoring the officers who put that animal out of its misery. Rest in Peace, Officer Familia. Thank you for your service. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Catherine M. Stanton is a senior partner in the law firm of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP. She focuses on the area of Workers’ Compensation, having helped thousands of injured workers navigate a highly complex system and obtain all the benefits to which they were entitled. Ms. Stanton has been honored as a New York Super Lawyer, is the past president of the New York Workers’ Compensation Bar Association, the immediate past president of the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group, and is an officer in several organizations dedicated to injured workers and their families. She can be reached at 800.692.3717.

As an attorney who has been practicing the minimum coverage so that in law for more than 27 years, I always try to keep the event of an accident resulting in serious inmyself updated on issues that affect not only juries, there will be a better chance that their my practice, but more importantly, my clients. policy will cover the medical expenses and inIn order to fully understand the numerous juries of the other driver. We do this to protect changes, I belong to a number of bar associa- our personal assets in the event we are sued as tions that offer continuing legal education pro- result of an accident. What many do not realize grams, as well as the opportunity to lobby at is that if you are seriously injured by another both the state and federal level on issues that driver who only has minimum coverage, you impact many New Yorkers. can only collect up to the $25,000 policy maxiDuring my last round of lobbying in Al- mum, regardless of the extent of your injuries. bany, one of the bills being proposed was the SUM Insurance provides coverage to New New York Driver and Family Protection Act. It Yorkers who are injured in an accident with a deals with Supplementary Uninsured/Under- driver who is not insured or is underinsured. insured Motorists insurance (SUM Insurance) Unfortunately, many New Yorkers are unaware and it is likely that many of you have very little of their ability to purchase this additional inidea of what this is. I didn’t either until it was surance. Since I had not been advised of this brought to my attention. insurance by my broker and had no idea it was While every driver in New York State is available, I was one of those drivers who didn’t required to have auto insurance, some opt for know it was an option. Once I found out about the minimum coverage required under the law, this, however, I immediately added it to my which is $25,000. Others purchase more than policy and was surprised to see how relatively 12 JULY 06, 2017 • Number 27 VOL. 16 • THE FORUM NEWSGROUP

inexpensive it was. The bill would require insurers to provide information to consumers about this type of coverage at the time they are purchasing insurance, which would enable them to make a fully informed decision. Once consumers are aware of the coverage, they could decide to opt out of purchasing it but at least they would know that it’s even an option to begin with. Additionally, this bill would protect motorists by amending the Insurance Law to establish that drivers’ underinsurance (SUM Insurance) equal their liability coverage. If drivers opt to decline the additional SUM Insurance coverage, they may waive it only after they fully understand what type of coverage is available – and then they must do so in writing. This bill makes sense because if anyone is injured by a driver who only has the minimum coverage, the injured party will still need treatment. Oftentimes this will fall onto Medicaid and other programs that are essentially tax-

payer funded. Once people are fully informed, it makes sense that those who take more than the minimum coverage would opt to take some amount of coverage for SUM Insurance. For those who are concerned about rising insurance rates due to this bill, you shouldn’t worry. SUM Insurance is low cost and according to insurance experts, will not raise insurance rates. As of this writing, the SUM bill passed both the Senate and the Assembly in Albany, and now is waiting to be called up by Governor Andrew Cuomo for his review and hopefully his signature into law. It seems clear that this bill would help all New Yorkers make informed decisions on issues that impact them in their day-to-day lives. While we all hope we never have to use it, if anyone of us or a loved one is involved in a serious accident, it would be nice to know that we at least don’t have to worry about proper coverage.


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Legal Notices Notice of Formation of JEN PROPERTIES 2015, LLC Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/06/17. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: THE LLC, 6405 YELLOWSTONE BLVD, #516, FOREST HILLS, NY 11375. Purpose: any lawful activity. ETA DEVELOPMENT LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/21/16. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 63 Cook Road, Preston Hollow, NY 12469. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 7/6 Notice of formation of JJN SHIMON LLC. Art. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/03/2017. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as service for process. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 75-35 167th Street, Fresh Meadows, NY 11366. Purpose: any lawful purpose. KEMZURI MANAGEMENT LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/28/17. Office:Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the AYESHA BILAL. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. ACE DEVELOPMENT LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/24/17. Office:Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 202-16 45th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11361. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 170 DOUGLAS AVENUE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/23/17. 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 Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 145-05 JAMAICA AVENUE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/23/17. 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 Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of formation of KENLI LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 3/25/2015. Office located in QUEENS COUNTY. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC at 4304 Bell Blvd Bayside NY 11361. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation: Waterside Holding LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary

FOREVER MANOR LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/18/17. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 135-11 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

JX2 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/08/17. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 61-32 229th Street, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of FORMULATE RED, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/16/17. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: CHRIS JESSIP, 4142 24TH ST #504, LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101. Purpose: any lawful activity.

SKYWEN 11 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/30/17. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 8337 St James Ave, Apt 1G, Elmhurst, NY 11373. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 23-21 BQE West, Astoria, NY 11103. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of QSCA LLC. Art. Of Org. filed w. Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/2/2017. 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: QSCA LLC, 136-20 38th Avenue, Suite 5I, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of G.E.P. CUSTOM COLLECTIBLES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/21/2017. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o UNITED STATES CORPORATION AGENTS, 7014 13TH AVENUE, SUITE 202, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11228. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

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Notice is hereby given that an order en- LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on tered by the civil court, Queens county, on 02/26/2016. Office loc: Queens County. the 19 day of June 2017, bearing Index Num- SSNY has been designated as agent upon ber NC-001029-16/QU, a copy of which whom process against the LLC may be may be examined at the office of the clerk, served. SSNY shall mail process to: Doulocated at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY, 11435, grants me the right to assume ble A Property Locating Services, Inc., the name of (first) JONATHAN (middle) 118-35 Queens Blvd, Ste 400, Forest Hills, E. (last) HENAO. The city and state of my NY 11375. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. address is 8111 PETTIT AVENUE, APT. Notice is hereby given that a license, Se#6R, ELMHURST, NY 11373-3150. The date of my birth is MAY 18, 1984; place of rial No. 1300388, for wine, beer, anD cider my birth is VENEZUELA; my present name has been applied for by the undersigned is JHONATAN E. HENAO aka JONATHAN to sell beer, wine, and cider at retail in a

of State of New York (SSNY) on April/2017. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY designated for service of process.SSNY shall mail copies of any process served against the LLC to 150-16 Waterside Court, E. HENAO, aka JOHNATHAN E. HENAO Whitestone NY 11357. Purpose: Any lawful purpose or activity

Notice of Formation of BETES 2427 29th STREET LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/03/17. Office location: Queens County. SSNY desSINAM LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with ignated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail pro- the SSNY on 04/24/17. Office: Queens cess to: 24 40 29th St., Long Island City, NY County. SSNY designated as agent of the 11102. Purpose: any lawful activities. LLC upon whom process against it may Notice of Qualification of C2U HOMES, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/01/17. Office location: Queens County. NY Sec. of State designated agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served, and shall mail process to THE LLC, 17214 133RD AVENUE, APT. 7G, JAMAICA, NY 11434. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of formation of SPITI ENA, LLC. Articles of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/04/2017. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to: the LLC, 2 Bay Club Dr. Apt 18P, Bayside, NY 11360. Purpose: Any lawful activity or purpose.

ARTIE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/17/17. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 59-30 56th Road, Maspeth, NY 11378. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 91-14 63 RD Drive, Rego Notice of Formation of Vukelic Realty Park, NY 11374 for on-premises consumpLLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of tion. MGA GLOBAL, INC., d/b/a Old State (SSNY) on 6/15/17. Office location: Jaffa Fish House. Queens County. SSNY is designated as Notice is hereby given that an order enagent of LLC upon whom process against tered by the civil court, Queens county, on it may be served. SSNY shall mail process the 27day of June 2017, bearing Index Numto: 58-42 Catalpa Ave, Ridgewood, NY ber NC-001289-16/QU, a copy of which 11385. The name and address of the Reg. may be examined at the office of the clerk, Agent is Milan Vukelic, 58-42 Catalpa Ave, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Ridgewood, NY 11385. Purpose: any law- NY, 11435, grants me the right to assume the name of (first) NOELLE (middle) ful activity. CRYSTAL(last) CIRIL. The city and state of Notice of formation of 69-20 30th my address is 8507 Forest Parkway, WoodAVENUE, LLC, Art. Of Org. filed NY haven, NY 11421-1119. The date of my Sec. of State (SSNY) 02/01/2017. Office birth is AUGUST 21, 1983; place of my birth in QUEENSCo. SSNY design. Agent of is QUEENS; my present name is NOELLE LLC upon whom process may be served. CRYSTAL DIAZ aka NOELLE C. DIAZ, notice also grants me the right to assume the name SSNY shall mail copy of process to 69of (first) JESSE(middle) CARL(last) CIRIL. 20 30TH AVENUE, WOODSIDE, NY The city and state of my address is 8507 Forest 11377 Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Parkway, Woodhaven, NY 11421. The date of my birth is DECEMBER 10, 1982; place Notice of Formation 138-11 LLC. of my birth is QUEENS; my present name is Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on JESSE CARL FREEMAN aka JESSE FREEMAN 06/07/17. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon Notice is hereby given that an order enwhom process against it may be served. tered by the civil court, Queens county, on SSNY shall mail copy of process to the the 20 day of June 2017, bearing Index NumLLC, 64-30 211th Street, Oakland Gar- ber NC-000348-17/QU, a copy of which dens, NY 11364. Purpose: Any lawful pur- may be examined at the office of the clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, pose. NY, 11435, grants me the right to assume the name of (first) CELINA (last) SAINGAN. The city and state of my address is 89-18 134th WE COURT YOUR Street, Richmond Hill, NY 11418-2819. The date of my birth is March 16, 1997; place LEGALS of my birth is QUEENS , NY; my present name is CATHERINE SAINGAN COLLADO CALL 718.845.3221


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