__MAIN_TEXT__
feature-image

Page 1

VOL. 21 • NUMBER 12 • APRIL 1, 2021

GOOD HARE DAY Hundreds of Children Turn out Saturday along Cross Bay Boulevard for Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic’s ‘Hop N’ Treat’ Extravaganza

See Story on Page 2

Photo Courtesy of HBL Civic

THE FORUM NEWSGROUP • VOL. 21 • Number 12 • APRIL 1, 2021 | 1


What an Egg-cellent Event! Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic’s ‘Hop N’ Treat’ Sets up South Queens for an Amazing Easter Season

By Michael V. Cusenza At least for one beautiful Saturday afternoon in Howard Beach residents forgot about COVID-19, focused on community—and reveled in the innocence and wonderment that only children can provide— especially at Christmas time, and now during the Easter season that encourages new beginnings. Two-hundred kids participated at the popular event on Cross Bay Boulevard. And 200 Easter baskets were donated to the drive. Here’s to a job well done by Joann Ariola and the Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic—and our extended Howard Beach family. Happy Easter to you and yours! Photos Courtesy of the Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic

2 APRIL 1, 2021 • Number 12 • VOL. 21 • THE FORUM NEWSGROUP


End of Marijuana Prohibition on the NY Horizon

Your problems are our job. Let us begin helping you with a free consultation.

Photo Courtesy of Sen. Addabbo’s Office

“Programs like this give my constituents an easy way to get rid of their old electronics right in their neighborhood,” Sen. Addabbo (l.) said.

By Michael V. Cusenza On Tuesday, the State Senate passed legislation that will end the prohibition on adult-use marijuana in the state. The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), sponsored by Sen. Liz Krueger, will establish a new office for the regulation of cannabis and decriminalizes the use of adult-use marijuana. The MRTA creates a new Cannabis Law, and will consolidate the newly-created adult-use cannabis program with the existing medical cannabis program, and the existing cannabinoid hemp program, which will be under the control of the newly created Cannabis Control Board (the Board) and the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM). The Board and OCM will be placed under the State Liquor Authority (SLA), but the SLA has no involvement with the Cannabis program. The MRTA creates the framework that will build a regulated industry that will replace the illegal market while also preventing large companies from dominating the market. Additionally, this legislation will establish equity programs that will provide loans, grants, and incubator programs to ensure broad opportunities for participation in the new legal industry by people from communities that have been disproportionately impacted by marijuana prohibition as well as by small farmers. MRTA will automatically expunge records for people with previous convictions for activities that are no longer criminalized. MRTA will establish an Office of Cannabis Management with a board of 5 members 3 appointed by the governor and 1 by each legislative house, with the chair subject to Senate confirmation. This legislation will also establish an Executive Director who will be appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate, and a Chief Equity Officer subject to approval by at least 4 members of the board. There is also an Advisory Board made

up of 13 members, 7 appointed by the Executive, 6 by the Legislature, with commissioners of DEC, DOH, OASAS, and the Attorney General as ex-officio non-voting members. The Advisory Board members must have balanced statewide geographic representation and be diverse in its composition. The appointed members are required to have expertise in several fields relating to health, social equity, and the cannabis and agricultural industries. The Cannabis Advisory Board will represent a broad range of communities of interest, which will be responsible for approving grants from the Community Reinvestment Fund as well as making policy recommendations and reporting on the state of the cannabis program. MRTA grants the Office of Cannabis Management powers to evaluate license applicants using a broad range of metrics, including social equity status, commitment to environmentally sound policies, public health, and fair labor practices. It also expands the medical cannabis program allowing for additional licensees, expanded patient access, and a broader range of product types and allows current Registered Organizations limited access to the adult use market in exchange for licensing fees that will help fund equity programs. The legislation prohibits vertical integration for all other licensees except microbusinesses, and the Registered Organizations currently operating in the Medical program, to protect the retail sector from being controlled by larger cannabis producers, and establishes a goal of 50% of licenses going to equity applicants. This legislation will allow limited homegrow of three mature and three immature plants for both medical patients and in the adult use program, subject to regulation by the Office of Cannabis Management. Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday said, “This is really important legislation. I’m glad this day is finally here. It’s long overdue.” File Photo

Taking control of your situation starts with a no cost, no obligation call to the experienced professionals at Faulisi Law. Stop worrying. Start doing.

OFFERS SERVICES IN: - Business Law - Tax Problems - Accounting - Wills & Trusts - Divorces - DWI - Criminal Law JOSEPH FAULISI, ESQ., CPA Call today: e-mail: info@faulisilaw.com website: faulisilaw.com 101-42 99th Street Ozone Park, NY 11416 ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

HAPPY

DAY

Wishing You A Joyus, Blessed Easter! Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. New York State Senator District 15

District Offices: 66-85 73rd Place 159-53 102nd Street Howard Beach, NY 11414 Middle Village, NY 11379 718-738-1111 718-497-1630 718-322 5760 FAX 718-497-1761 FAX

THE FORUM NEWSGROUP • VOL. 21 • Number 12 • APRIL 1, 2021 | 3


Park Place: Civic Updates Howard Beach Residents on Schneiderman Playground Project By Michael V. Cusenza One of the more intriguing topics on the agenda of the March 2021 virtual meeting of the Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic was an update on the long-promised upgrade of the beloved Harold Schneiderman Playground in Lindenwood. Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic President Joann Ariola passed the microphone to Community Board 10 Chairwoman Betty Braton so Betty could catch everybody up on the latest City parks and rec news as it relates to the popular South Queens Schneiderman spot—especially considering that summer is just around the corner. The daunting project will reconstruct the playground. Thanks to the offices of the Queens Borough President and City Councilman Eric Ulrich, between $3 and $5 million has already been allocated and secured for the Schneiderman project. There are three components to such Parks Department undertakings: Design, Procurement; Construction. As of Wednesday, March 31, 2021, the Design aspect is 30-percent complete. “The schematic design for this project has been approved internally at Parks and is now going through review by the community board and external regulatory agencies for comment and approval,” according

Harold Schneiderman Playground in Lindenwood.

to a “Project Update” posted on the NYC Parks site. “Bear in mind,” Braton noted Tuesday evening, “this is not etched in stone. This is a schematic.” Still, the long-time CB 10 chairwoman remains optimistic. “In about two years, we’ll have a nice park for our residents and children to enjoy,” Braton added. According to the City Parks Department, Harold Schneiderman Playground, located at 155th Avenue between 84th and 85th streets, is named in honor of Harold Schneiderman (1926-1985), who lived nearby. Born in Buffalo, Schneiderman

Photo Courtesy of Google

lived the last 25 years of his life in Howard Beach, and was involved in a wide number of community and charitable organizations. Schneiderman, owner of over a dozen supermarkets, was known for his work with the Order of Knights of Pythias, a national fraternal organization founded by Justus H. Rathbone in 1864—during the Civil War—to promote “Friendship, Charity, [and] Benevolence.” The Order draws many lessons from the story of the friendship between Damon and Pythias, historical characters who predated the Christian era by 400 years. They were members of a school founded by Pythagoras, whose goal

was the moral uplifting and purification of society. The Order held that the two most excellent acts were “to speak the truth and render benefits to each other.” At the suggestion of President Lincoln, the Order applied to Congress for a Charter, and became the first American Order ever chartered by an Act of Congress. As the District Deputy Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias, Schneiderman served on the Board of the Pythian Summer Camp for City Youth, and was one of the founders of the New York State Women’s Chapter of the Pythian Order. Schneiderman was also known for his involvement with the local Little League. He participated regularly in the Cerebral Palsy Telethon, and contributed money to the Samaritan Village, Daytop Village, and Convenant House. After his death in 1985, the Cross Bay Utopia Lodge Knights of Pythias established the Harold Schneiderman Memorial Fund to continue his charitable work. Local Law No. 96 of 1993, sponsored by City Councilman Walter Ward, renamed the site Harold Schneiderman Playground in honor of the community activist. The playground was officially re-dedicated in a ceremony in July 1994, which was attended by a crowd of elected officials and local residents, including Schneiderman’s wife, Marion.

Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano LLP

Attorneys At Law

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION Š SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CIVIL SERVICE DISABILITY PENSIONS Š PERSONAL INJURY QUEENS

Catherine M. Stanton, Esq.

800.692.3717 www.workerslaw.com ƥ…‡•ƒŽ•‘Ž‘…ƒ–‡†‹”‘‘Ž›ǡ—ơ‘Žǡ”‘šǡ‡•–…Š‡•–‡”ǡ‘…Žƒ†ǡƒ†”ƒ‰‡ —”•–ƒơ‹•—Ž–‹Ž‹‰—ƒŽƒ†…ƒƒ••‹•–›‘—‘ƒ––‡”™Šƒ–Žƒ‰—ƒ‰‡›‘—•’‡ƒ 4 APRIL 1, 2021 • Number 12 • VOL. 21 • THE FORUM NEWSGROUP

118-21 Queens Blvd. Suite 302 Forest Hills, NY 11375

NASSAU 25 Newbridge Road Suite 203 Hicksville, NY 11801


Vols Target Graffiti, Litter in Ozone Park Spring Cleaning

Photo Courtesy of Ulrich’s Office

Dozens of volunteers turned out last weekend to lend a hand and clean beautify their community.

By Michael V. Cusenza On Saturday, Councilman Eric Ulrich  (R-Ozone Park) hosted a spring community clean-up in partnership with the City Department of Sanitation.  Joined by members of his staff, the Queens Explorers, Auxiliary officers from the 106th Precinct  and community leaders, the initiative targeted trash- and graffiti-prone areas in Ozone Park and Centreville. The materials for the cleanup efforts were provided by DSNY. Volunteers spent their Saturday afternoon cleaning up trash and painting over graffiti across some of the most problematic locations in the district, including Liberty Avenue; 101st Avenue; 114th Place and North Conduit Avenue; as well Centreville Street and Huron Street. The clean-up was a major success, with dozens of garbage bags filled with litter removed from the streets; and several graffiti hotspots painted over. “I want to thank my staff, the 106th Precinct, the Queens Explorers, Joann Ariola - and all our volunteers - for coming out on Saturday to help clean-up our community,” Ulrich said. “I am proud of all that we were able to accomplish this weekend. Our streets look noticeably cleaner thanks to the hard work of our volunteers.”

“I look forward to hosting another one of these clean-up events in the near future,” the Councilman added. “Our office will be looking for more volunteers to help us with future projects, and I hope our neighbors will consider giving a couple hours of their time on the weekend to make a difference. We want to keep our communities clean and have a good quality of life, but that only happens when everybody works together.” “The 106th Precinct and the Queens Explorers were proud to partner with Councilman Ulrich’s office to  help out at Saturday’s spring  clean  clean-up. Addressing graffiti and litter is an important quality of life issue that truly makes a difference in our communities,”  said Det. Brenda Reddick at the 106th Precinct. “I’d like to thank Councilman Eric Ulrich for organizing this initiative; and all of our volunteers for their hard work to keep our streets clean.” “Quality of life issues, such as graffiti, is one of the biggest concerns of our residents. We won’t stand by idly - we will continue to paint over graffiti no matter how many times we need to,”  said community activist Joann Ariola. “Thank you, Council Member  Ulrich, for always addressing the problems that are of the highest importance to your constituents.”

Photo Courtesy of Ulrich’s Office

“Quality of life issues, such as graffiti, is one of the biggest concerns of our residents. We won’t stand by idly—we will continue to paint over graffiti no matter how many times we need to,” said community activist Joann Ariola.

The Pharmacist’s Corner

Presented by Frank Pantina, R.Ph

VACCINES APPROVED AT CROSS BAY CHEMIST I am very happy to inform you that we have gotten confirmation that our shipment of Johnson & Johnson ( Janssen) COVID-19 vaccines is enroute to Cross Bay Chemist (CBC). Over the past several weeks, we have followed every painstaking detail to secure these vaccinations in order to facilitate availability at the community level. It has been a most arduous process, but the end result is one which we hope will have tremendous positive affect on our community. Clearly, it has been well established that getting vaccinated against COVID is the most direct path to diminish the harrowing effects this virus has had on the world. However, for many, especially in the senior community, there has been much angst and difficulty associated with actually obtaining the vaccine. Our two-fold mission was to secure vaccines for our community and to make it as easy as humanly possible for qualified individuals to obtain it. We are now accepting applications with appointments to follow. Eligible patients must be 30 years of age or older, however we are advising you that CBC HB will be prioritizing the allotment of vaccines we have available. Teachers, our elderly population and individuals with comorbidities and underlying conditions with a doctor’s note, will be given first priority. If you would like to get the vaccine at CBC HB, you must come to the store and fill out a consent form. Absolutely no phone reserva-

tions will be taken. When you come to the store you will need to bring all of your insurance cards as well as a valid photo ID. Our staff will make a set of copies of your documentation. There has been much speculation about which vaccine a person should take but at the end of the day, the bottom-line message delivered was much the same as the one to wear masks. GET VACCINATED. All three vaccines – Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna – completely prevented hospitalizations and deaths in clinical trials, which is why public health experts are recommending that people get the first vaccine that is available to them. The vaccines differ on some levels with regards to how they work and how they are studied but the results all bring the same news: they work. Efficacy rates for all three vaccines range form 85-95% against sever COVID infection. One of the major differences with the J&J vaccine now offered here, is that it is administered in a single dose, while the Moderna and Pfeizer vaccines are both given at intervals between three and four weeks apart. The vaccines work by prompting your own cells to produce the spike protein – the protrusions on the coronavirus that allow it attack human cells – so your immune system learns to recognize and respond quickly to a real infection. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call the store at 718-659-9500.

For your family’s prescription needs, please call

CROSS BAY CHEMIST at 718-659-9500 or 718-880-1644 157-02 Cross Bay Blvd. in Howard Beach: Mon-Fri 9am-9pm. Sat-Sun 9am-7pm. or 96-05 101st Ave. in Ozone Park: Mon-Sat 9am-7pm. Sunday: Closed.

Feds Find Dozens of Live Finches in JFK Luggage

United States Customs and Border Protection officers discovered 29 finches concealed in hair rollers inside a Guyana man’s baggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport, U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials announced Sunday. CBP officers found the finches during a secondary baggage examination after the 26-year-old man arrived on a flight from Georgetown, Guyana. CBP Agriculture specialists consulted with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service inspectors who directed CBP to seize the finches. The man, who was destined to an address in New Jersey, was not criminally

charged; however, CBP assessed a $300 civil penalty, allowed the man to withdraw his request for admission, and placed him on a Guyana-bound flight on Monday. CBP agriculture specialists quarantined the finches and turned them over to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Veterinary Services. According to Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agent Gabriel Harper, some people import finches to enter them in singing competitions in Queens and Brooklyn. Many of whom attend the contests wager on the birds. Photo Courtesy of U.S. CBP

THE FORUM NEWSGROUP • VOL. 21 • Number 12 • APRIL 1, 2021 | 5


Meng Commends Biden for Announcing New Actions to Help Combat the Increase in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes By Michael V. Cusenza President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced additional actions to respond to anti-Asian violence, xenophobia, and bias. Tuesday’s announcements include: Reinstating and reinvigorating the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, with initial focus on anti-Asian bias and violence: The president will re-establish and expand the initiative’s initial mandate to coordinate across federal agencies to combat anti-Asian bias and violence, especially anti-Asian violence at the intersection of gender-based violence. The initiative will have an expanded mandate to promote inclusion, belonging, and opportunity for all Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. Over the coming weeks, the Administration will meet with Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander leaders and organizations to hear their recommendations for the initiative’s mission, structure, and community engagement. And, the President will appoint a permanent Director to lead the Initiative in the coordination of policies across the federal government impacting Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. Funding for AAPI survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault:  The Department of Health and Human Services is allocating $49.5 million from the American Rescue Plan to a new grant program for community based, culturally specific services and programs for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who face additional barriers to services and safety, such as language access barriers. This program will expand services to domestic violence survivors from Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. Establishing a COVID-19 Equity Task Force committee on addressing and ending xenophobia against Asian Americans: President Biden established a COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force through his  Executive Order on Ensuring an Equitable Pandemic Response and Recovery  on January 21, 2021. The Task Force is charged with making recommendations to the President to eliminate health and social disparities that result in disproportionately higher rates of exposure, illness, hospitalization and death related to COVID-19, and for preventing such inequities in the future.  To carry out this work, today HHS is announcing that the Task Force has established a subcommittee on Structural Drivers of Health Inequity and Xenophobia. This subcommittee will provide recommendations to ensure the Federal Government’s response to COVID-19 mitigates anti-Asian xenophobia and bias, as established by the Presidential Memorandum Condemning and Combatting Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

File Photo Photo Courtesy of Emil Cohen

In addition to addressing bias and xenophobia against Asian American communities, the subcommittee will advance health equity for specific Asian American communities, including Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian communities who have disproportionately been infected by and died from COVID-19. The subcommittee will lead policy sprints to develop actionable recommendations for advancing cultural competency, language access, and inclusion towards Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders as the United States ends and recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Establishment of a Department of Justice cross-agency initiative to address antiAsian violence:  To implement the President’s week-one Memorandum combatting AAPI xenophobia, DOJ has established a whole agency initiative to respond to antiAsian violence. Actions to date include: Leadership and coordination: The Department of Justice Civil Rights Division re-convened the Department’s Hate Crimes Enforcement and Prevention Initiative and is focused on the rise of hate crimes against the AAPI community.  The initiative is reinitiating community outreach and engagement programs and addressing gaps in hate crimes reporting. Data and transparency: To ensure transparency in the nation’s hate crimes data, and to support community-led efforts to shine a spotlight on acts of anti-Asian violence, the Federal Bureau of Investigation will publish a new interactive hate crime page on its Crime Data Explorer website, which will spotlight reports of anti-Asian hate crimes. This online tool will help communities, researchers, and advocates study and measure national hate crimes statistics. And, to promote accurate reporting of hate crimes against Asian Americans, the FBI is also adding scenario-based training on anti-Asian bias crimes to its data collection training manual that is provided to state and local partners. In January 2021, the FBI Criminal Justice Information System transitioned to the National Incident-Based

6 APRIL 1, 2021 • Number 12 • VOL. 21 • THE FORUM NEWSGROUP

Reporting System, which improves upon the prior reporting system by adding more than 50 additional categories of crimes and demographic data, and supports state and local law enforcement agencies in reporting hate crimes, including crimes related to anti-Asian bias. Removing language access barriers to hate crimes information: DOJ has updated its  hate crimes website, which provides a centralized portal of hate crime-related resources for law enforcement, researchers, victims, and advocacy groups. Information on the site has been made accessible in four of the most frequently spoken AAPI languages: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. Community resources and outreach: DOJ is partnering with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) on a panel discussion for its 50,000 members focused on improving efforts to combat anti-Asian hate incidents. DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, Community Relations Service, and the FBI will participate in the discussion and share resources. DOJ is also partnering with community-based organizations to expand public education and awareness about hate crimes reporting, prevention, and response. Law enforcement training:  The FBI will begin holding nationwide civil rights training events to promote state and local law enforcement reporting of hate crimes. These new civil rights trainings will feature modules on recognizing and reporting anti-Asian bias. The Department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services is field testing a new hate crimes curriculum focused on law enforcement response, investigation, and reporting of hate crimes. The course focuses on increasing capacity and competency to investigate and accurately report all hate crimes, including those motivated by anti-Asian bias. Launching a  new virtual bookshelf  of federally-funded projects that explore and celebrate Asian Americans’ contributions to the United States: The National Endowment for the Humanities is launching a

U.S Rep. Grace Meng

virtual library including resources for educators, civic leaders, arts and humanities institutions, and families to explore Asian American history, and address the history and ongoing challenge of anti-Asian discrimination and racism in the United States. Funding critical research to prevent and address bias and xenophobia against Asian American communities. The National Science Foundation is taking a comprehensive approach to investing in research to understand, address, and end bias, discrimination and xenophobia, including against AAPI communities. NSF is currently supporting more than 100 grants across the country totaling more than $33 million dollars of investment. These diverse researchers are advancing innovative studies to reveal new and more effective strategies for reducing the frequency and severity of discrimination experienced by historically underrepresented groups, and reduce targeting of, and violence towards, historically underrepresented communities and individuals, including Asian American communities. This work continues NSF’s history of commitment to supporting fundamental research in these vital areas. On Tuesday, Rep. Meng, vice chairwoman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, commended Biden  for  announcing new actions. “I commend President  Biden  and Vice President Harris for announcing more steps to address the disgusting and unconscionable acts of anti-Asian hate and violence,” said Congresswoman Meng. “For over a year, the Asian American community has been screaming out for help, especially in light of the tragic mass shooting in the Atlanta-area. The steps outlined by the  Biden-Harris Administration will help with our ongoing fight to combat this bigotry and violence. I also thank the President for calling for a vote on the COVID-19 hate crimes Act that I and Senator Hirono introduced. I look forward to working with President  Biden  to stop this assault on the Asian American community and keep Asian Americans safe.”


Pastor Stephen Roser Howard Beach Assembly of God Many of us will turn our thoughts to the cross and the empty tomb during this season, but the torn veil of Jerusalem’s temple is an equally powerful symbol of the benefit to us of Christ’s death. For centuries, this thick veil hung in the Old Testament tabernacle, preventing anyone except for the Great High Priest from entering the inner compartment, the Most Holy Place. Other priests were permitted no further than the outer compartment, the Holy Place, while the rest of the population was not permitted to enter at all. The veil separating the two compartments illustrated two conflicting truths: God calls man to come and worship Him, but He may not come too near because his fall into sin renders him unfit. Nevertheless, in one dramatic

moment Christ died in man’s place upon the cross, uttering the words “It is finished!,” and the veil was torn in two from top to bottom. It was God’s message to the world that the way into His dwelling place was now opened to all who will come to Him by Christ. The torn veil beckons us to come, to joyfully and boldly come, into His presence. Christ suffered sufficiently to remove the punishment due us for our sins. Our conscience, the location of guilt for sin which hinders free access to God, can now be purged, robbed of all its power to condemn. While we meditate upon the cross and the empty tomb, let us not forget the torn veil because it offers us a supreme privilege, that of personal relationship with the Lord. We can accept that privilege this very Easter.

4503"(& 41"$&4 /&"3:06

0;0/&1"3,-*#&35:"7& 26&&/4 /:

 

(-&/%"-&$001&3"7&/6& (-&/%"-& /:

8885*4503"(&$0.

Faulisi & Company CPA’S LLP

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS It’s time you had an experienced CPA on your side!

Ben Faulisi CPA, CMA, CGMA

ɓSPECIALIZING IN SMALL AND MIDSIZE BUSINESS ɓTAX PREPARATION ɓPAYROLL/SALES TAX ɓBOOKKEEPING ɓBUSINESS START UP & CREATION

CALL US TODAY

347-829-5101

Faulisi & Company CPA’s LLP 101-42 99th Street Ozone Park, NY 11416

ɓTAX RESOLUTION & IRS RELIEF ɓQUICKBOOKS & POINT OF SALE ɓESTATE & GIFT PLANNING ɓTAX & WEALTH MANGEMENT ɓOTHER CPA SERVICES

We serve the construction, ʗRERGMEP entertainment, restaurant, medical, Not-for PrSʗX Industries

THE FORUM NEWSGROUP • VOL. 21 • Number 12 • APRIL 1, 2021 | 7


8 APRIL 1, 2021 • Number 12 • VOL. 21 • THE FORUM NEWSGROUP


COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTAL Licensed and Insured Certified in 7c Inspection and Termite Control Free Estimates

NOW OFFERING COVID-19 SANITIZING SERVICES

USING ELECTROSTATIC SPRAY ATOMIZERS WITH EPA APPROVED BOTANICAL DISINFECTANTS

FAMILIES EXTERMINATING INC. THE FORUM NEWSGROUP • VOL. 21 • Number 12 • APRIL 1, 2021 | 9


Council Votes to End Qualified Immunity and Seven Other Measures to Reform NYPD By Forum Staff The City Council will vote on Thursday in favor of five bills and three resolutions designed to increase police accountability and reimagine public safety in the five boroughs. To increase accountability, the Council will vote on a bill that will effectively end qualified immunity as a defense for certain civil rights violations. New York courts have created their own version of the federal doctrine of qualified immunity, which shields police officers who are performing discretionary functions from civil liability. Together, the State and federal versions of qualified immunity have effectively prevented countless victims of police brutality and their families from obtaining financial damages and holding officers and the cities that employ them accountable.   The Council’s legislation would end qualified immunity for police officers in New York City by creating a new local civil right protecting New Yorkers against unreasonable search and seizures and against excessive force and ban the use of qualified immunity, or substantially equivalent immunities, as a defense. The Council will vote on a bill that will create a crash investigation and an analysis unit in the Department of Transportation (DOT), which will be responsible for investigating all crashes involving serious injury. This bill will center responsibility for traffic safety within the DOT instead of the NYPD. To increase transparency, the Council will also vote on legislation that requires NYPD to issue a quarterly report on all traffic and vehicle stops, disaggregating information by precinct, race/ethnicity and age of the driver. The report will include information regarding summonses issued, number of arrests made, vehicles searched and if consent was provided. The Council will vote on a bill that allows the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) to investigate police with a history of bias and racial profiling complaints. In addition, the Council will vote on a proposal that transfers the authority of issuing, suspending and revoking press passes from the NYPD to the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME). The three resolutions being voted on include one that supports a state bill  which gives final authority on discipline of officers facing civilian complaints to the CCRB rather than the Police Commissioner. Currently, the Police Commissioner has the right to disregard CCRB recommendations and offer a less severe discipline, or no punishment at all. A second resolution supports a State bill that requires police officers to live in New York City. Under the legislation, new NYPD officers will have to establish residency in the City. A third resolution will adopt a policing reform plan. This plan, which a State Executive Order requires the Council no later than April 1. If the Council does not adopt a plan,

Photo Courtesy of Emil Cohen/NY City Council

Councilwoman Adrienne Adams, chairwoman of the Public Safety Committee

the State is authorized to withhold State and federal pass-through funding. Prior to its finalization, the Council amended the Plan to focus on prospective goals and policies, to add deadlines and responsible parties for fulfilling requirements in the plan, to enhance public transparency, public notice and stakeholder engagement requirements in its implementation, and included integral funding commitments totaling over $70 million dollars put towards existing and new initiatives to support and expand public safety alternatives to policing and incarceration and ensure that the City lives up to its commitments. Finally, the Council will also vote on a bill to extend protections for commercial tenants who have been impacted by COVID-19 until June 30, 2021. The legislation will extend Local Law55, which suspended personal liability provisions in leases of businesses that were required to shut down as part of the State’s efforts to control the spread of COVID-19. The Council will also vote on a resolution calling on the State Legislature to impose a new tax on billionaires. The proposed “mark to market tax” would tax the increase in value of billionaires’ assets at the same rate as other income. The revenue would be used to fund a $3.5 billion Excluded Workers Fund to ensure that undocumented, essential workers can also access vital financial assistance like unemployment benefits. These actions would be important steps to address the wealth inequity that we have unfortunately seen grow exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic. he New York City Council will vote today on five bills and three resolutions designed to increase police accountability and reimagine public safety in our city. To increase accountability, the Council will vote on a bill that will effectively end qualified immunity as a defense for certain civil rights violations. New York courts have created their own version of the federal doctrine of qualified immunity, which shields police officers who are performing discretionary functions from civil liability. Together, the State and federal versions of qualified

10 APRIL 1, 2021 • Number 12 • VOL. 21 • THE FORUM NEWSGROUP

immunity have effectively prevented countless victims of police brutality and their families from obtaining financial damages and holding officers and the cities that employ them accountable.   The Council’s legislation would end qualified immunity for police officers in New York City by creating a new local civil right protecting New Yorkers against unreasonable search and seizures and against excessive force and ban the use of qualified immunity, or substantially equivalent immunities, as a defense. The Council will vote on a bill that will create a crash investigation and an analysis unit in the Department of Transportation (DOT), which will be responsible for investigating all crashes involving serious injury. This bill will center responsibility for traffic safety within the DOT instead of the NYPD. To increase transparency, the Council will also vote on legislation that requires NYPD to issue a quarterly report on all traffic and vehicle stops, disaggregating information by precinct, race/ethnicity and age of the driver. The report will include information regarding summonses issued, number of arrests made, vehicles searched and if consent was provided. The Council will vote on a bill that allows the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) to investigate police with a history of bias and racial profiling complaints. In addition, the Council will vote on a proposal that transfers the authority of issuing, suspending and revoking press passes from the NYPD to the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME). The three resolutions being voted on include one that supports a state bill  which gives final authority on discipline of officers facing civilian complaints to the CCRB rather than the Police Commissioner. Currently, the Police Commissioner has the right to disregard CCRB recommendations and offer a less severe discipline, or no punishment at all. A second resolution supports a State bill that requires police officers to live in New York City. Under the legislation, new NYPD

officers will have to establish residency in the City. A third resolution will adopt a policing reform plan. This plan, which a State Executive Order requires the Council no later than April 1. If the Council does not adopt a plan, the State is authorized to withhold State and federal pass-through funding. Prior to its finalization, the Council amended the Plan to focus on prospective goals and policies, to add deadlines and responsible parties for fulfilling requirements in the plan, to enhance public transparency, public notice and stakeholder engagement requirements in its implementation, and included integral funding commitments totaling over $70 million dollars put towards existing and new initiatives to support and expand public safety alternatives to policing and incarceration and ensure that the City lives up to its commitments. Finally, the Council will also vote on a bill to extend protections for commercial tenants who have been impacted by COVID-19 until June 30, 2021. The legislation will extend Local Law55, which suspended personal liability provisions in leases of businesses that were required to shut down as part of the State’s efforts to control the spread of COVID-19. The Council will also vote on a resolution calling on the State Legislature to impose a new tax on billionaires. The proposed “mark to market tax” would tax the increase in value of billionaires’ assets at the same rate as other income. The revenue would be used to fund a $3.5 billion Excluded Workers Fund to ensure that undocumented, essential workers can also access vital financial assistance like unemployment benefits. These actions would be important steps to address the wealth inequity that we have unfortunately seen grow exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Accountability for bias-based policing Int. 2212-A, sponsored by Council Member Vanessa Gibson, will clarify that the Civilian Complaint Review Board has the power to investigate bias-based policing and racial profiling complaints made by the public. It would also provide that based on a final determination by the NYPD, the Board, the Commission on Human Rights, the Department of Investigation or a court that a member of the NYPD engaged in an act of bias, the Board would be empowered to investigate past professional conduct by the member. If the act of bias was “severe” (defined by the Board), the investigation would be required. After the member has had an opportunity to respond to the Board’s findings and recommendations, the Board would be required to provide final versions to the member, the Police Commissioner and others. The Police Commissioner would have to respond in writing. The NYPD would be required to engage an independent consultant to review cases handled by the NYPD’s Equal Employment Opportunity Division between October 1, 2017 and October 31, 2020.


‘Treatment Protection Act’ Looks To Be On Its Way Onto The Books, Further Improving Transparency at NY Nursing Homes By Michael V. Cusenza The New York State Senate recently passed the Treatment Protection Act that repeals previous immunity protections that prevented health care facilities, administrators, and executives from being held accountable for harm and damages incurred at facilities. In addition, this package will make sure residents have necessary information on the Long-term Care Ombudsman Program, require that the patients’ bill of rights is offered in the Empire State’s six most-spoken languages, and make information related to nursing home assets and operations publicly available. Last Wednesday’s bills build on legislation passed last month to better support and protect nursing home residents, according to Senate leadership. The Senate Majority also held joint statewide public hearings this past year on residential health care facilities and COVID-19 to discuss various issues and concerns directly with the public. The legislation being passed by the Senate includes: Emergency or Disaster Treatment Protection Act: This bill, S.5177, sponsored by Senator Alessandra Biaggi, repeals the extra protections from liability granted to nurs-

Photo Courtesy of Sen. Biaggi’s Office

State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi

ing homes, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities for treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mandatory Translation of Rights and Information on Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: This bill, S.4377, sponsored by Sen. Rachel May, mandates a prominent display to inform residents of the Long-term Care Ombudsman Program and requires the Department of Health to translate the nursing home residents’ bill of

rights into the six most common non-English languages spoken in New York. Improved Certificate of Need Process: This bill S.4893A, sponsored by Sen. Gustavo Rivera, will reform the review process for change of ownership or operations proposals brought before the Public Health and Health planning Council. This added transparency ensures nursing home assets and ownership information are made public. “During the early months of the pan-

demic, the Legislature granted healthcare facilities broad corporate immunity stripping grieving families of their right to seek proper legal recourse and potentially incentivizing nursing home executives to cut corners. Now knowing that we would lose over 13,000 nursing home residents to COVID-19, we have a duty to right this wrong and fully repeal the remaining protections. I’m proud to sponsor S.5177 and vote for this legislative package in honor of the thousands of New Yorkers we lost in nursing homes and their grieving families looking for answers,” said State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi (D-Bronx). Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins added, “The tragic situation in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a dire need to guarantee greater transparency and accountability. This legislation, in addition to the nursing home-related reforms recently advanced by the Senate Democratic Majority, continues our strong commitment to prioritizing the wellbeing, rights, and needs of residents and their families. I thank the sponsors for their work on these pressing issues, and we will continue to find ways to improve these facilities.”

Bayside Man Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud, Swindling Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars from Victims

Photo Courtesy of EDNY

Acting Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Lesko

By Forum Staff On Tuesday, Tae Hung Kang, also known as “Kevin Kang,” pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit securities fraud in connection with a scheme involving foreign exchange trading that targeted members of the Korean-American community. As set forth in court filings and Tuesday’s proceeding, Kang, 57, defrauded investors located in the Eastern District of New York and elsewhere in connection

Kang’s Queens office was located on Northern Boulevard in Bayside.

with foreign exchange trading which refers to trading one currency for another in an effort to profit from fluctuating exchange rates. The Bayside man enticed investors to invest their money into stock issued by his company, Safety Capital Management, Inc., which did business as FOREXNPOWER. The investors were told their investments would be pooled by Kang and others to conduct foreign exchange trading, or to expand the FOREXNPOWER business. Kang falsely promised investors outsized

Photo Courtesy of Google

returns at minimal risk. Ultimately, nearly all of the money that was invested in Safety Capital stock was misappropriated by Kang and his co-conspirators. Kang used some of the money stolen from clients to pay for advertisements targeting additional investors and promoting FOREXNPOWER’s outsized trading returns based on an algorithmic trading method that did not actually exist. Kang’s co-defendant John Won is awaiting trial.

“With today’s plea, Kang is held accountable for his fraud and for betraying the trust of the Korean-American community who, believing in Kang’s integrity, invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in his company’s stock,” said Acting Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Mark Lesko. When sentenced, Kang faces up to five years in prison, as well as forfeiture and a fine. Kang has also agreed to pay restitution in the amount of $835,058.32, Lesko noted.

THE FORUM NEWSGROUP • VOL. 21 • Number 12 • APRIL 1, 2021 | 11


8&$00-:063 46..&34"/% /088&8*-- 8"3.:063 8*/5&34

&91&354&37*$& 4"-&4 BOE*/45"--"5*0/ r-JHIU$PNNFSDJBM3FTJEFOUJBMr)FBU1VNQTZTUFNr)FBUJOH  (BTBOE&MFDUSJD'VSOBDFr7FOUJMBUJPOr*OTUBMMBUJPO&MFDUSJD (BT8BUFS)FBUFSr"JS$POEJUJPOJOHNBJOUFOBODFr4BMFTBOE 3FQBJSr4BMFTBOE4FSWJDFr%VDUMFTT"JS$POEJUJPOJOHr*OTUBMMBUJPO r4QFDJBMJ[JOHJO.JOJ4QMJU#JCC$MFBOJOH/PNFTTPSSFNPWBMOFFEFE "MMCSBOETZTUFNTBWBJMBCMF 1MFBTFDBMMGPSTFSWJDF EFUBJMTBOEQSJDJOH



.*(6&-3&:&4

$FSUJmFE)7"$5FDIOJDJBO &1"$MFBO"JS3FDZDMJOH&NJTTJPO $FSU'&"$"&

12 APRIL 1, 2021 • Number 12 • VOL. 21 • THE FORUM NEWSGROUP


HELP WANTED INSIDE SALES POSITION

AVAILABLE AT CALLAHEAD CORP.

SEEKING FEMALE AND MALE ALIKE. $36,000.00 BASE PAY, MEDICALAND DENTAL 100% COVERED, 401K, 2 WEEKS PAID VACATION. WILL TRAIN, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. COME WORK FOR NY’S LARGEST PORTABLE SANITATION COMPANY AND MAKE BETWEEN: $50,000.00 AND $125,000.00 BY BEING ON THE PHONE WITH OUR CUSTOMERS. APPLY IN PERSON MONDAY - FRIDAY BETWEEN 2:00PM AND 7:00PM AT 304 CROSSBAY BLVD., 304 CROSSBAY BLVD., QUEENS, NY 11693 NO PHONE CALLS

SEEKING DATA ENTRY FULL TIME

MUST BE DETAIL ORIENTED, HAVE COMPUTER SKILLS, RESPONSIBLE, AND READY TO LEARN NEW SKILLS. CALLAHEAD OFFERS: PAID VACATION, HOLIDAYS, 401K, AND HEALTH AND DENTAL BENEFI TS. PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON MONDAY - FRIDAY 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM AT 304 CROSSBAY BLVD., QUEENS, NY 11693 NO PHONE CALLS

HANDYMAN WANTED

MUST HAVE CLEAN DRIVER’S LICENSE. MUST BE ABLE TO DO LIGHT PLUMBING AND CARPENTRY. 4-DAY WORK WEEK. $700 PER WEEK. 100% MEDICAL & DENTAL, 401K, UNIFORMS, PAID VACATIONS, SICK AND HOLIDAYS. APPLY IN PERSON: MONDAY-FRIDAY BETWEEN 9 AM & 7 PM AT: CALL-A-HEAD CORP. 304 CROSSBAY BLVD., QUEENS, NY 11693 NO PHONE CALLS HOUSE FOR RENT Howard Beach

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, LR, DR, Sep. Thermostat, Private Driveway & Yard $2,300 Includes Heat, Cooking Gas & Water DeNiro Realty (917) 892-9558 HOWARD BEACH Store For Rent Cross Bay Blvd frontage with parking 1040 sq ft of walk in space. Call Now ! OZONE PARK detached Colonial Just Listed ,7 rms, 3 bedrms, open porch , formal dining rm, huge bsmt, hardwood floors , eat in kit, bonus room, and 2 car det garage call now !

HOWARD BEACH 1 fam det, 10 rms, 4 bedrms, updated kit w/ granite tops, deck, full bsmt , 1 car gar, Call Now!

HOWARD BEACH 2 Fam, 12 rm,s, 6 bedrms , Terr, full bsmt , 2 car gar ,Call Now !

HOWARD BEACH ROCKWOOD PARK Brookfield Hi Ranch ALL REDONE. 9rms, 4 bedrms , 2.5 bths, stainless appliances, 50x91 lot, gar & pvt dr, mint cond, Call Now !

HOWARD BEACH Garden Co-op, 1st fl, 3 bedrms, formal dining rm, hardwood flrs , pet friendly, asking 245K call now !

HOWARD BEACH Hi-Rise co-op 5 rms, 2 bedrm, low maint 699.00, walk to bus and shopping, Call Now!

HOWARD BEACH Garden Co-Op, Spacious and bright 1st floor corner, 4 rms, 1 bedrm, sunny and bright unit, Q41 bus to NYC, walk to park & shopping center ,

Oceanfront historic property

TRUCK DRIVERS WANTED

ROUTES AVAILABLE AT CALLAHEAD CORP.

NO CDL REQUIRED, 4 DAY WORK WEEK, (ENJOY 3 DAYS OFF). RUN YOUR OWN ROUTE. YEAR ROUND NO LAY OFFS! 100 % MEDICAL, DENTAL, UNIFORMS, 2 WEEKS PAID VACATION.401K. PLUS COMMISSION. WILL TRAIN! 4AM-2:30PM. SWING DRIVER $1000.00 PER WEEK INCLUDES $100.00 WEEKLY BONUS PROGRAM. ROUTE DRIVER$900.00 PER WEEK, INCLUDES$100.00 WEEKLY BONUS PROGRAM. PLUS 10-12 HOURS OVERTIME. APPLY IN PERSON MONDAY- FRIDAY AT 304 CROSSBAY BLVD, QUEENS NEW YORK 11693 NO PHONE CALLS

5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1800 sq/ft, Land approx. 12,000 sq/ft $159,000 | NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA www.realtor.ca | MLS #: 1225551

DENTAL Insurance Physicians Mutual Insurance Company

A less expensive way to help get the dental care you deserve! CALL NOW!

FREE Information Kit

1-855-225-1434

Get help paying dental bills and keep more money in your pocket This is real dental insurance — NOT just a discount plan You can get coverage before your next checkup

Don’t wait! Call now and we’ll rush you a FREE Information Kit with all the details. Insurance Policy P150NY 6129

1-855-225-1434 Visit us online at

www.dental50plus.com/nypress MB17-NM003Ec

THE FORUM NEWSGROUP • VOL. 21 • Number 12 • APRIL 1, 2021 | 13


Legal Notices LOKUS MANOR RECORDINGS LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/06/2020. Off. loc.: Queens Co. SSNY des. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LOKUS MANOR RECORDINGS LLC, 13429 166TH PLACE, APT. 1B #17c, JAMAICA, NY 11434. Purpose: General. SQUAREFORCE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/17/21. Off. loc.: Queens Co. SSNY des. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, c/o Robinson Brog, et al., Attn: Albert V. Dumaual, Esq., 875 Third Ave, 9th Fl., New York, NY 10022. Purpose: General. Next Solutions Group LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/17/21. Off. loc.: Queens Co. SSNY des. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, c/o Robinson Brog, et al., Attn: Albert V. Dumaual, Esq., 875 Third Ave, 9th Fl., New York, NY 10022. Purpose: General. Aleen Holdings LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/17/21. Off. loc.: Queens Co. SSNY des. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, c/o Robinson Brog, et al., Attn: Albert V. Dumaual, Esq., 875 Third Ave, 9th Fl., New York, NY 10022. Purpose: General. Metropolitan Caregivers LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/05/21. Off. loc.: Queens Co. SSNY des. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Metropolitan Cargivers LLC, 3-26A Endeavor Place, College Point, NY 11356. Purpose: General. MONILUVSTYLES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/15/19. Off. loc.: Queens Co. SSNY des. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to SIMONE A. COTTLE, 109 16 FRANCIS LEWIS BLVD., QUEENS, NY 11429. Purpose: General. TRESCLAVELES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/17/21. Off. loc.: Queens Co. SSNY des. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, c/o Robinson Brog, et al., Attn: Albert V. Dumaual, Esq., 875 Third Ave, 9th Fl., New York, NY 10022. Purpose: General. APEX IMPERIAL, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/18/2021 Office Location: Queens Co. LLC formed in New Jersey (NJ) on 12/12/19 SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process APEX IMPERIAL, LLC, 133-47 SANFORD AVE. #13E, FLUSHING, NY 11355. Purpose: any lawful activity. BRISAL PROPERTIES, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/03/2021 Office Location: Queens Co. LLC formed in New Jersey (NJ) on 12/12/19 SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: SALISHA HOPELEDGISTER, 240-24 145TH AVE, ROSEDALE, NY 11422. Purpose: any lawful activity. 14 CHOI PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LLC FILED W/ SSNY ON 3/3/21. OFFICE: QUEENS CO. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT FOR PROCESS & SHALL MAIL TO: 153-02 NORTHERN BLVD., FLUSHING, NY 11354. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL

MOVEMENT AND MIND COACHING AND CREATIVES, LLC filed w/ SSNY on 3/1/21. Office: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: MOVEMENT AND MIND COACHING AND CREATIVES, LLC, 111-14 76TH AVE. APT 102, FOREST HILLS, NY 11375 Purpose: any lawful. Notice of Formation of 42-20 Development LLC. Art. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/22/2017. 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, 141-43 Northern Blvd., 2nd Fl, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of H5 Capital, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/20/2018. 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, 14615 Cherry Ave, Flushing, NY 11355. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Grand 147th Street Development LLC. Art. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/16/2018. 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, 10-03 141st St, Whitestone, NY 11357. Purpose: any lawful activity. MAQUINA 37 LLC filed w/ SSNY on 12/21/20. Office: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: MAQUINA 37 LLC, 8908 163RD AVE, HOWARD BEACH, NY 11414. Purpose: any lawful. Citydocs IPA LLC filed w/ SSNY on 3/2/21. Office: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 14728 Hillside Ave., Jamaica, NY 11435. Purpose: any lawful. AF FREELANCE MARKETING, LLC filed w/ SSNY on 3/9/21. Office: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: ARIES MANALOTO FRANCISCO, 91-15 86th Drive 1st floor, Queens, NY 11421. Purpose: any lawful.

CROSSTOWN LOGISTICS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/10/21. 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 KUDESIE CHUNIELAL, 11710 140TH STREET, JAMAICA, NY 11436. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

WITTS SERVICES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/16/21. 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 REGISTERED AGENTS INC, 90 STATE STREET, SUITE 700, OFFICE 40, ALBANY, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

For the best service and prices IRUFODVVL¿HGDGVDQGOHJDOQRWLFHV Call The Forum 718-845-3221

Saving a Life EVERY 11 MINUTES

alone I’m never

Life Alert® is always here for me. One touch of a button / sends help fast,, 24/7. wit

GPSh!

+HOSDW+RPH +HOS2QWKH*R ®

:Yll]ja]kF]n]jF]]\;`Yj_af_&

For a FREE brochure call:

1-800-404-9776 WE SPECIALIZE IN STAINLESS STEEL LINING SYSTEMS

Always Affordable Chimney Inc. We do more than just sweep chimneys!

THE AVENUE CAFE NYC LLC filed w/ SSNY on 3/5/21. Office: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: STEPHEN KANHAI, 103-24 170TH STREET, JAMAICA, NY 11433. Purpose: any lawful. MIKE & TERRY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/11/21. 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, 41-07 162nd Street, Flushing, NY 11358. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. BUTCHER SHOP REALTY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/10/21. 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, 41-07 162nd Street, Flushing, NY 11358. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

14 APRIL 1, 2021 • Number 12 • VOL. 21 • THE FORUM NEWSGROUP

• Stainless Steel Chimney Relining Systems • Stainless Steel Caps • Tuck Pointing (replacing the mortar between bricks) ALLLL B A BR RIC ICK • Expert Masonry Repairs KW WO OR RK KO ON N HIM CCH IMN NEEYY H H • Cleaning Fireplace and Furnace Flues OUUSSIN O IN G MEN ENTI G M TION ON AD AD FO FORR DI DISC SCOU OUNT NT • Level I, II and III Chimney Inspections • Chimney Caps Supplied and Installed Full Camera • Violations Corrected Inspections • 24 Hour Emergency Service

10% OFF

MUST MENTION MENTION THIS THIS MUST AD WHEN WHEN SCHEDULING SCHEDULING AD YOUR APPOINTMENT APPOINTMENT TO TO YOUR HONOR THIS THIS PRICING PRICING HONOR

BOILER FLUE CLEANING Starting at

$

99 for residential; call for commericial quotes

FIREPLACE CLEANING Starting at

$

299

81 E Cedar Street • Massapequa, NY 11758

855-244-6880 • 516-830-0166 www.alwaysaffordablechimney.com Fully Licensed & Insured


78'259,//$*(

/,1'(1:22' +,*+/<'(6,5$%/(%(' %$7+723)/225&251(581,7 :,7+%$/&21<,13(0%52.( 648$5()8//<5(129$7(' 7+528*+28763$&,286 *$//(<.,7&+(1:,7+%5$1' 1(:48$57=&2817(57236 )8//3$175<$1'67$,1/(66 67((/$33/,$1&(6,1&/8',1* ',6+:$6+(5%8,/7,1 0,&52:$9($1':,1()5,'*( /$5*(0$67(568,7(:,7+ :$/.,1&/26(7+$5':22' )/22567+528*+28772162) &/26(7663$&(/2:)/,3 7$;$6+$5(

0,17+20(,17+( +($572)78'25 9,//$*(1(:.,7&+(1 $1'%$7+39&)(1&( 1(:%2,/(51(: +27:$7(5+($7(5 1(:522) $%29(*5281'322/ 029(,15($'<

/,1'(1:22'

/,1'(1:22' )$%8/286%('5220 $3$570(17217+( 1')/22521 7+675((7 0,17&21',7,21 1(:%$7+$1' 1(:.,7&+(1

0,17%('5220 :,7+7(55$&(

7"/&44"-0;"/0

+"5*/%&3,"63

5,&+021'+,// &2/21,$/,17+(+($57 2)5,&+021'+,// %('52206%$7+6 )8//),1,6+('%$6(0(17 &/26(726725(6 $1'75$163257$7,21 522)$1'%2,/(5$5( <($562/'(/(&75,& +$6%((183*5$'(' 029(,15($'<

0$66$3(48$

%('52206 %$7+6 ;*(25*,$1&2/21,$/

,*.#"3$&/*--"

#JMJOHVBM&YFDVUJWF"TTJTUBOU

'H)DOFRJURXSFRP

01&/)064& 4"563%": 1. 5)"7&/6& )08"3%#&"$) /:

/&850."3,&5

+645-*45&% 3*$).0/%)*--

.*/5$0/%*5*0/(3&&/800%"3.4 $001#&%300.4 $0/7&35&%50  -*7*/(300. %*/*/("3&"  #3"/%/&8,*5$)&/ /&8#"5)4  )"3%800%'-003*/( 5)306()065 5&33"$&

,&8("3%&/4

-07&-: %&5"$)&%$0-0/*"-'&"563*/(#&%300.4  #"5)4 -"3(&-*7*/(300.  '03."-%*/*/(300. &"5*/,*5$)&/

."/)"55"/26"-*5:3&/07"5&% 461&3.*/5$0/%*5*0/42' 580#&%300.$001"1"35.&/5*/ 0/&0'5)&#&45#&7&3-:)064& #6*-%*/(*/,&8("3%&/4 /&81-6.#*/("/%&-&$53*$ +645.07&*/"/%&/+0: $0/7&/*&/$&0'-0$"5*0/4)035 8"-,*/(%*45"/$&5016#-*$ 53"/41035"5*0/ 4)011*/(  3&45"63"/54"/%$*/&."

.*/5$0/%*5*0/'".*-: $0-0/*"- #&%300.4 #"5)4  61%"5&%,*5$)&/ '03."-%*/*/( 300. -*7*/(300. 1"326&5 '-003*/( '6--'*/*4)&% #"4&.&/5 13*7"5&%3*7&8":  $"3("3"(&

:,6+,1*(9(5<21( $9(5<+$33<+($/7+< %/(66('($67(5

THE FORUM NEWSGROUP • VOL. 21 • Number 12 • APRIL 1, 2021 | 15


We gladly accept phone orders!

718-835-4900

Sale Dates

Fri.

Sat.

Sun.

Mon.

Tues

Wed

Thurs.

APR

APR

APR

APR

APR

APR

APR

02 03 04 05 06 07 08

LET US TAKE CARE OF ALL YOUR GROCERY NEEDS WITH ONLINE ORDERING!

Teresa's Italian Sausages 16 oz pkgs

3

Per LB

Fresh Atlantic Salmon

$ 99 Per LB

Green Asparagus

1

Boar's Head American Cheese

.99

$ 99

$ 49 Per LB

Per LB

Boar's Head Deluxe Ham

7

$ 99 Per LB

Boar's Head Provolone Cheese

7

Chobani Greek Yogurt 4.5-5.3 oz

¢

$ 99

9

Fresh Broccoli Crowns

$ 99 Per LB

16 APRIL 1, 2021 • Number 12 • VOL. 21 • THE FORUM NEWSGROUP

4

10/ 10 $

Per LB

Boar's Head Canadian Bacon

Vintage Seltzer Water

16 oz pkg

1 Ltr

2/ 9

5/ 3

Peroni Italian Beer

Snapple Drinks

12 pk-12 oz

Assorted 64 oz

99

16

$

99

$

3/ 5 $

Must Buy 5. Limit 2 offers

Profile for Mike Kurov

THE FORUM NEWSGROUP | APRIL 1, 2021  

THE FORUM NEWSGROUP | APRIL 1, 2021  

Profile for makf
Advertisement