Vol. 43, No. 11 March 14-20, 2013
QUINN IS IN
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The City Council Speaker kicked off her campaign for Mayor with a stop in Forest Hills. By Steven J. Ferrari … Page 3
Officials React To Overturn Of Soda Ban
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Queens Deadline By STEV EN J. FERRA RI City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) officially kicked off her bid for Mayor with a tour of all five boroughs on Sunday, including a walk down Austin Street in Forest Hills. The Queens neighborhood was Quinn’s third stop of the day, starting her tour in Manhattan and then travelling to the Bronx. At each location, throngs of supporters followed the Speaker as she made stops to greet people on the street and visit with local businesses. While speaking with pedestrians on Austin Street, Quinn stressed that she hoped for a substantive campaign in the coming months. “I hope a lot of issues rise to the top,” she said. “I hope this race is about issues.” One issue that was brought to the forefront was the subject of term limits, raised by an angry voter at the start of her walk in Forest Hills. While she addressed reporters, Herbert Goldman, who said he had just happened upon the candidate on his way to the grocery store, attempted to interrupt Quinn. Goldman demanded an answer on why Quinn had led the City Council to allow Mayor Mike Bloomberg to run for a third term. “You don’t give a damn about our election vote,” Goldman told Quinn. Goldman said he liked Bloomberg, but that he was very disappointed the Mayor ran for a third term in 2009. “What is he, a king or something?” he asked. After she addressed the press, Quinn walked over to Goldman to speak to him about his issues. Surrounded by a throng of press and Quinn supporters, Goldman stood his ground, pulling his hand back from Quinn as she attempted to hold it. Goldman said that while he appreci-
ated Quinn’s attempt to speak to him about the issue, it did nothing to change his mind about her candidacy. “I’m not voting for her,” he said. “I’ll find someone to vote for, but it won’t be her.” After the encounter with Goldman, Quinn continued on her way. The Speaker said she understood that some people were going to dislike the decisions she has made in her position. “I’m me and hopefully more people will like that than not like it,” she said. When asked her opinion of Bloomberg, Quinn deflected by focusing on the 2013 Mayoral race. “I don’t think he’s running,” she said. The 2013 race for Mayor has attracted a long list of candidates seeking the seat. According to a recent NY1/Marist College poll, Quinn leads the crowded field of Democrats, with 37 percent of registered Democrats supporting her. Former City Comptroller Bill Thompson trails in second with 13 percent and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has 12 percent. Rounding out the field are current Comptroller John Liu and former Brooklyn Councilman Sal Albanese. The poll reported that 26 percent of voters were undecided. On the Republican side, former MTA head Joe Lhota leads the field with 20 percent, while 55 percent of Republican voters were undecided. The Mayoral primary is scheduled for Sept. 10. Reach Managing Editor Steven J. Ferrari at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 122, or email@example.com.
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Quinn Kicks Off Campaign With Forest Hills Stop
Council Speaker Christine Quinn kicked off her campaign for Mayor with a walking tour through all five boroughs, including a stop in Forest Hills.
Two Queens Schools Set To Shutter By LUIS GRONDA Despite protests from parents and community activists, the Panel for Educational Policy voted on March 11 to approve a plan that would phase-out or co-locate several schools in the City and many in Queens. The decision means that two Queens schools – and many others throughout the City – will soon no longer exist, while other area schools will have new inhabitants come the new school year. Two schools based in Cambria Heights - Law, Government and Community Service High School and Business, Computer Applications and Entrepreneurship High School – will be phased out beginning next year. Other Queens schools that will see changes are Newtown High School in
Elmhurst and Flushing High School. Those two will have new schools located in its facilities. At Monday night’s meeting, parents and teachers shouted and jeered at Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and anyone else representing the Board of Education whenever they spoke. Explaining why he supports the plan, Walcott said that while it is not an easy decision to make regarding which schools are phased-out, he said that it is one that falls on his shoulders and it will benefit those institutions in the future. “We understand the anger, the reaction on the part of the parents, teachers and community as far as phasing out an institution that they’re very close to,” Walcott said, as he was met with a loud chorus of boos from the audience. Before the vote, many people com-
mented on the proposals that urged the PEP to pass a moratorium that would freeze school closures and co-locations until each school that is on one of these lists gets more of an opportunity to comment on what could happen to them. One of many opposed to the closures was United Federation of Teachers secretary Michael Mendel, who said that the DOE does not care about how the children feel when they want to make changes like the one proposed. “When the history of education is written for this decade, it’s going to be the black hole of education,” Mendel said. “No administration has hurt children more than you.” Ultimately, the moratorium was voted down by the panel by a 7-4 vote, which paved the way to approve the co-loca-
tions and phase-outs later that meeting. Dymtro Fedkowskyj, the Queens representative on the panel and one of the co-sponsors of the moratorium, said that he was disappointed that it was voted down, because the schools that the DOE said are failing began to show signs of improvement this year. He added that more time was needed to fix whatever problems those schools had. He also said that while he knew beforehand that it was an uphill battle to get the resolution passed, they felt that this issue needed attention. “We needed to bring a spotlight to what our community desires,” Fedkowskyj said. Reach Reporter Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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By JOE MA RV ILLI A last minute decision by the New York State Supreme Court overturned the City’s forthcoming soda restrictions; only hours before it was due to go into effect. State Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling declared Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s restriction of sugary drinks with more than 16 ounces as invalid on March 11, the day before the ruling would start to apply to businesses throughout the City. Tingling stated that Bloomberg exceeded his authority when he bypassed the City Council and put the issue in the hands of the Board of Health, whose panel members were appointed by Bloomberg. The judge said that the ban would “not only violate the separation of powers doctrine, it would eviscerate it.” In addition to the mayor overreaching in his power, Tingling slammed the regulations as “fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences,” mentioning that the enforcement would be uneven within a single block. The restraint would have affected restaurants, mobile food carts, delis and concessions at movie theaters, stadiums or arenas within the five boroughs. The exceptions to the rule would have been state-managed supermarkets and convenience stores, such as 7Eleven. Tingling also said that the regula-
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Judge Overturns Mayor’s Soda Ban
Councilman Dan Halloran held a rally before the soda ban was overturned to protest the proposal. tions ignore other beverages with higher concentrations of sugar sweeteners and calories. Since the ban also does not limit customers from getting refills, the rule is essentially “gutted.” Mayor Bloomberg strongly disagreed with the decisions, believing that the regulations would help to save lives. “We have a responsibility as human beings to do something, to save each other, to save the lives of ourselves, our families, our friends, and all of the rest of the people that live on God’s planet,”
he said. “We’re confident that today’s decision will ultimately be reversed.” President and CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Kenneth Davis, also reiterated his support for the sugary drinks constraints. “It is regrettable that in a city where two-thirds of all adults are overweight or obese, and one in five children is overweight, we cannot move forward with innovative measures aimed at primary prevention,” he said. Many officials and business associations praised the judge’s ruling. “I hope the Mayor will now choose to focus his time and effort on more pressing matters,” State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) said. “As residents receive less and less city services, they need initiatives that produce real, tangible results, not gimmicks like the soda ban.” “I will work with my colleagues in the City Council to make sure a law like this never passes again,” Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) said. “Our small businesses are the engine that drives our economy. This soda ban is like the government putting sugar in the gas tank.” The Queens Economic Development Corporation was pleased with the result as well, stating it would be good for business. “Mayor Bloomberg’s ban would have been bad for small businesses, probably leading to job losses, because most large soda consumers buy the product from
their local delis and mobile food carts,” Director of Public Relations Rob MacKay said. “I don’t like the fact that Mayor Bloomberg tried to implement this ban through a Board of Health decree. He should have gone through the City Council like other laws.” The Bayside BID was not prepared to rest though, stating that they will continue to educate businesses about the soda restrictions in case the ruling is successfully appealed. “We are just focusing our position that the Dept. of Health educate businesses about the soda ban,” Executive Director Lyle Sclair said. “If anything, we hope that they take this time to reach out to businesses just in case they are successful in their appeal.” The judge’s decision came just hours after Halloran held a press conference in Bayside, protesting the ban. He was joined by Sclair and small business owners, some who were very upset with the restrictions. “If you want to educate people and tell them the sugar’s no good for them, that’s fine. But to ban the two-liter bottle is absolutely ridiculous,” James Coady, whose family owns Cascarino’s restaurants throughout Queens, said. “I tell any kids that work for me to not open up a business in New York. It’s not worth it anymore.” Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at email@example.com.
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Parks To Hire 81 Enforcement Officers By LUIS GRONDA 450 PEP officers kept an eye on the The City Parks Dept. has boosted its parks. manpower, announcing last week that it According to Arthur Pincus, assiswill hire 81 new park enforcement offic- tant communications commissioner for ers to patrol green spaces in Queens and the Parks Dept., it has not been deterthroughout the City. mined exactly where the officers will be The hires serve as good news to many assigned but they believe that each who have been advocating for more borough will get at least 10 of the new parks officers. hires. The number of officers for parks has Mary Ann Carey, district manager of dwindled in recent years, leaving many Community Board 9, said that more major parks with few patrolling offic- officers are needed to patrol Forest Park ers. by foot and help out the 102 nd Precinct, Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D- which monitors the green space as part Astoria) was elated about the new hires of their command. and hopes that the Parks Dept. will allocate a fair amount of the new workers to patrol parks in Queens, adding that last summer, only one PEP officer was assigned to Queens. “Crime is rising in our parks, and a handful of officers to keep an entire borough of parkland safe just won’t cut it,” Vallone said in a statement. “I’m Sacred Heart School fathers glad the City has finally decided to hire sponsored a golf outing last fall more PEP officers, but we have to make for the purpose of raising funds sure Queens gets enough of them to to purchase iPads for students keep people safe.” at the Bayside school. Classes Geoffrey Croft, president of New now have the opportunit y to York City Parks Advocates, said that use the newly-purchased 35 while it is great that more officers will iPads in place of laptops in the be added, how it will ultimately imcomputer lab. pact Queens is undetermined because it is unknown how many of the new hires will be sent to the Borough. He added that even with the additions announced, it is still a far number Cabrera Flyer_Gennaro Queens Tribune3 3/5/13 3:13 PM Page 1 from theTax early 1990s when around
“We need the additional presence so that people can feel safe,” she said, adding that they would especially like to see an increased enforcement in the summer when more people are using the park and when the Bandshell hosts its summer concerts. Bob Holden, president of the Juniper Park Civic Association, said he cannot get too excited about the new officers until they know for sure how many the Borough is getting. He said that hopes some are sent to patrol Juniper Park as it is needed to curtail crime that could happen there and make sure
people are respecting the green space. “In another few weeks, when the weather is warm, all of a sudden it’s packed,” Holden said. “We need more officers to make sure people are doing the right thing.” According to Pincus, the hiring process for the open positions is underway and you can go to nycgovparks.org/ opportunities/jobs and click on the “Parks Enforcement Patrol” link to see how to apply. Reach Reporter Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Bye Bye Ban Mayor Mike Bloomberg hoped to continue his legacy of promoting a healthy New York City with his proposed ban on selling largesized sugary drinks. The ban was an attempt to address the growing problem of obesity not just in the City, but throughout the country. The plan, however, was simply a cosmetic solution that did not address the larger issues, including a lack of exercise and personal choices that each New Yorker must make. The Mayor has stated his intention to appeal this week’s court ruling striking down the soda ban, but we believe that if he truly wants to address the issue of obesity, there are other avenues that would better serve his constituents. Promote more outdoor activities, get children involved in physical education in schools and educate your constituents on the dangers of consuming too much sugar, instead of forcing a capricious and seemingly arbitrary ban that affects small businesses throughout the City. While the ban on sugary drinks would have prevented restaurants from selling a product containing more than 16 ounces, it did little to educate on the dangers of these drinks, nor did it prevent a consumer from just getting a second drink to supplement. Education is a key component to changing someone’s habits. Perhaps the Mayor needs an education on how to properly address this issue.
In Your Opinion: Just Say No To The Editor: I do not understand what has happened in the “City so nice they named it twice.” When did this change happen? We used to be a city of people that stood up for what was what and made no bones about it. Now here in Queens we have our elected “representatives” (I use the term lightly), selling out the very people they swore to represent. There are three large projects undergoing public review, which would significantly sacrifice acreage of parkland within Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Yet several elected officials are on board with the developers. They are in effect speaking for the developers instead of their constituents. They tell us that the theft being perpetrated upon all of us is exactly what we need and want. City Council members whose communities are directly affected by this theft, that this is a very good thing. They speak of “public private partnerships.” They speak of the wretched conditions of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, yet they do not speak
of their incompetence, inability, or unwillingness to fund the very same park. They tell local business owners that these projects are a good deal. They do not tell the local merchants that there will be no increase in business. When you delve into it, you find that every stadium has their own restaurants that cater to all types of clients and this one will be no different. These stadiums are built as cities unto themselves, complete with pro shops, restaurants, fast food joints and vending machines. They do not tell these merchants that the added traffic, without added roads and parking, will only force a crackdown on parking, possibly eliminating valued parking in front of their establishments. Think about it, Northern Boulevard already has no parking westbound for the morning rush hour, and no parking eastbound for the evening rush. What is going to happen on all the other streets when the roads become blocked? Julissa Ferreras represents the district that will be impacted the most. Most of her constituents use the park on a daily basis during the summer months.
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They play soccer, cricket, and have picnics, festivals and a myriad of other events in this park. Yet, she is leading the charge to take the parkland away. Barry Grodenchick, Melinda Katz, Leroy Comrie, Jose Peralta, have all remained silent on this issue. They want the seat of Borough President, yet remain silent while the Borough gets robbed. This is not acceptable! Back to my initial comment “What has happened in the ‘City so nice they named it twice?’ When did this change happen?” Are we to stand by and allow our park to be taken from us? Are we to stand by and allow our “Representatives” to represent the businesses instead of us? Has it become OK to accept whatever it is they give us because they do it with a smile and a nod? They feign care and concern when we get upset. Just because you speak to us in a calm manner in the pretense of being civil, does not mean you are being civil. Allowing the thieves to rob from us is not a very civil thing! Wouldn’t you agree? Enough already, the time is now. We need to call out our “Representatives” and hold them accountable for what they do. Stand up, New York. This is our park! There is no deal to be made, our families; our children have rights to this park. Not USTA, Not MLS, Not Mr. Wilpon and his Sterling-Related companies! This is our land. I urge you to call your representatives, and tell them “No to the land theft at Flushing Meadow Corona Park!” Alfredo Centola, Malba Gardens Civic Association
Another Page To The Editor: In the March 7-13 issue, a writer suggested that the Queens Tribune have two editorial pages, with one for Republicans, alleging their philosophgy isn’t based on facts. May I suggest an expansion of the idea, and have one for Democrats also, especially the left-wing faction of the party. Have a page wherein Democrats come up with their latest spending ideas and social programs. As if the current crop doesn’t have enough Americans dependent upon government, and the rest of us taxed to death, perhaps the Democrats can come up with more programs to have government control and intrude into our lives. How about free iPhones, lessons in how to tie shoelaces and ballots printed in Kikongo? That ought to generate several thousand pages of legislation and make
more Americans think less for themselves and instead have the government run their lives. Plus by having all such comments on one page, those of us who believe in selfsufficiency and personal responsibility wouldn’t have to waste our time reading the liberal drivel. Edward Riecks, Howard Beach
Help Us To The Editor: Bus drivers and matrons went back to work without EPP job protection. The five democratic candidates for Mayor said they would look into the EPP when they become Mayor. We need to hear now how each politician would work on getting EPP for 1181 union. We need Governor Cuomo, Senator Charles Schumer and other state officials to help now. Margaret Dulisse, Howard Beach
Quinn-tessential To The Editor: Christine Quinn makes it official and is running for Mayor of one of our country’s greatest cities. If elected she would be the first openly gay woman to hold this office. Now as for myself I have disagreed with some of her actions on the City Council but I did like where she said, “I’m about keeping NYC a place for the middle class to live and grow and a place that’s gonna help hard-working people get into the middle class.” Well, if she does become Mayor I hope she makes that happen. Now for that I wish her lots of luck. Frederick R. Bedell Jr., Glen Oaks Village
Speaking Volumes To The Editor: The accompanying pictures to “St. Patrick’s Day Celebrated in the Rockaways” (TribPix - March 7) speak volumes. Mayor Bloomberg, NYC Council Speaker and Mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, former Congressemember Bob Turner, NYC Councilmember Eric Ulrich and Republican Mayoral candidate Joe Lhota all proudly paid their respects to the Irish by marching in the Rockaways annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Only Senator Charles Schumer needed a large bullhorn to enhance his verbal blarney! Larry Penner, Great Neck
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LEGAL NOTICE FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS Docket No: NN-24228/12 CHILD NEGLECT CASE In the Matter of a Proceeding under JEREMIAH CARTER Article 10 of the Family Court Act TEALA CARTER Respondent IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK NOTICE: PLACEMENT OF YOUR CHILD IN FOSTER CARE MAY RESULT IN YOUR LOSS OF YOUR RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILD. IF YOUR CHILD STAYS IN FOSTER CARE FOR 15 OF THE MOST RECENT 22 MONTHS, THE AGENCY MAY BE REQUIRED BY LAW TO FILE A PETITION TO TERMINATE YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS AND TO COMMIT GUARDIANSHIP AND CUSTODY OF YOUR CHILD TO THE AGENCY FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADOPTION. ALSO, THE AGENCY MAY FILE BEFORE THE END OF THE 15-MONTH PERIOD. IF SEVERE OR REPEATED CHILD ABUSE IS PROVEN BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE, THIS FINDING MAY CONSTITUTE THE BASIS TO TERMINATE YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS AND TO COMMIT GUARDIANSHIP AND CUSTODY OF YOUR CHILD TO THE AGENCY FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADOPTION. TO: TEALA CARTER A Petition under Article 10 of the Family Court Act having been filed with this court, and annexed hereto: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear before this Court at 15120 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432, Part 1; on May 2, 2013 at 9:00 AM o'clock of that day to answer the petition and to be dealt with in accordance with Article 10 of the FAMILY COURT ACT.
ON YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR as herein directed, a warrant may be issued for your arrest. By Order of the Court Hon. Judge Marybeth Richroath Judge of the Family Court Dated: 03/06/13 FURTHER NOTICE Family Court Act § 154(c) provides that petitions brought pursuant to Articles, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 of the Family Court Act, in which an order of protection is sought or in which a violation of an order of protection is alleged, may be served outside the State of New York upon a Respondent who is not a resident of domiciliary of the State of New York. If no other grounds for obtaining personal jurisdiction over the Respondent exist aside from the application of this provision, the exercise of personal jurisdiction over the respondent is limited to the issue of the request for, or alleged violation of, the order of protection. Where the Respondent has been served with this summons and petition and does not appear, the Family Court may proceed to a hearing with respect to issuance or enforcement of the order of protection.
Action for divorce: Tong Sop Cho v. Myung Hee Jeon You are hereby summoned to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or to serve a notice of appearance on plaintiff’s attorney within thirty (30) days after the publication and in case of your failure to answer appear, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the notice set forth below in the complaint. The object of this action is to obtain a judgement of divorce dissolving the marriage be-
tween the parties on the grounds that are in accordance with Sub (2) of the Sec 170 of the Domestic Relations law. Hong Kyung Choi, Esq. Attorney for plaintiff 141-25 Northern Blvd. #A30, Flushing, NY 11354 ___________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: DMG EXPRESS LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/23/ 13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 24-25 21st Street, Astoria, New York 11102. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. ___________________________________ Favor Holdings LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 8/11/ 11. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 136-20 38 th Ave, #6F, Flushing, NY 11354. General Purposes.
and successors in interest, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendants who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right title or interest in and to the premise describe in the complaint herein, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR FREMONT INVESTMENT & LOAN, MIDLAND FUNDING LLC, “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #12, “ the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to Plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendant(s). TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEYS FOR THE MORTGAGE COMPANY WHO FILED THIS FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT, A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AND YOU CAN LOSE YOUR HOME. SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OR GO TO THE COURT WHERE YOU CASE IS PENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO ANSWER THE SUMMONS AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. SENDING A PAYMENT TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not serviced with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New
York); The United States of America, if designated as a Defendant in this action, may appear within (60) days of service thereof and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT: THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose on a mortgage which was recorded in Document 2006000445806, in the office of the Clerk of the County of QUEENS where the property is located, on August 7, 2006. Said mortgage was then assigned to HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-FM1, ASSET BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, by assignment of mortgage which was dated June 14, 2012, covering premises known as 69-27 Elizabeth Avenue, Far Rockaway, NY 11692 (Block: 16050 Lot: 18). The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt described above. To the above named Defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. Denis J. Butler, Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated January 7, 2013 and filed on January 14, 2013 along with the supporting papers in the office of the Clerk of the County of Queens. This is an action to foreclose on a mortgage. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough and County of Queens and the City and State of New York. BLOCK: 16050 LOT: 18 said premises known as 69-27 Elizabeth Avenue, Far Rockaway, NY 11692. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. By reason of the default in the payment of the monthly installment of principal and interest, among other things, as
hereinafter set forth, Plaintiff, the holder and owner of the aforementioned note and mortgage, or their agents have elected and hereby accelerate the mortgage and declare the entire mortgage indebtedness immediately due and payable. The following amounts are now due and owing on said mortgage, no part of any of which has been paid although duly demanded: Entire principal Balance in the amount of $295,930.60 with interest at the rate calculated in accordance with the provisions of the note from October 1, 2007, together with unpaid late charges in the amount of $3,195.45 that have accrued prior to this action due and payable, with interest as stated above. UNLESS YOU DISPUTE THE VALIDITY OF THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER YOUR RECEIPT HEREOF THAT THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, IS DISPUTED, THE DEBTOR JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU AND A COPY OF SUCH VERIFICATION OR JUDGMENT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU BY THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR. IF APPLICABLE, UPON YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST, WITHIN SAID THIRTY (30) DAY PERIOD, THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DISCHARGE FROM THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, YOU ARE NOT PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR THE UNDERLYING INDEBTEDNESS OWED TO PLAINTIFF/CREDITOR AND THIS NOTICE/DISCLOSURE IS FOR COMPLIANCE AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE New York State requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT You are in danger of losing your home. If you fail to respond to the summons and complaint in this foreclosure action, you may lose your home. Please read the summons and complaint carefully. You should immediately contact an attorney or your local legal aid office to obtain advice on how to protect yourself. SOURCES OF
INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid, there are government agencies, and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by New York state Banking Department at 1-877-Bank-NYS or visit the Department’s website at www.banking.state.ny.us FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. Section 1303 NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving the copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you may lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING AN ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 301, Armonk, NY 10504
___________________________________ Ghumman Medical Care, PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/18/13. Office in Queens County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 237 Center St., Williston Park, NY 11596. Purpose: Medicine. ___________________________________ SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK – COUNTY OF QUEENS INDEX # 13104/ 12 FILED: 1/23/2013 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE Plaintiff designates Queens County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgage premise is situated. HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-FM1, ASSET BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, Plaintiff(s), against PHYLLIS GILBERT, if living, and if she be dead, her respective heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributes, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors
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By JOE MA RV ILLI A homeowner has gone to court against a Homeownersâ€™ Association over a stop work order on two houses he planned to build on a corner, a proposal that he was told violated covenant laws. Charles Chang already had the structure that stood at 35-05 163rd St. in Murray Hill demolished so he could begin construction on his two houses when he was hit with a stop-work order from the Broadway-Flushing Homeownersâ€™ Association about two years ago. They stated in a letter that the construction violated Article 13 of the Rickert-Finlay Covenant of 1906. According to a letter the association sent to Chang in 2010, this statute means that he would be unable to build two houses unless he had 140-feet by 100feet of space available, rather than the 120-feet by 100-feet he has. The letter also stated that the covenant laws take precedent over city zoning laws. The City building code says the lot size has to be 60 by 100 per house, which would give him enough room for two structures. None of the City agencies mentioned the covenant laws to Chang when he applied to build the houses. â€œWe have approval from everybody. You name it, we had it,â€? Chang said. â€œThe Association was very uncooperative.â€? As a result, Chang has gone to the courts to challenge the sanctity of the
covenant laws so he can build again, stating that there are already violations within the zone where those old statutes apply. The area where the covenant laws exist falls within most of the blocks between 156th Street and 168th Street and between Northern Boulevard and 33rd Avenue. Among the violations are flat roofs when the covenant says all roofs must be pitched and two-family homes where such structures are not allowed. â€œTo our particular property, weâ€™re trying to say the covenants donâ€™t apply due to the development of the surrounding area, where most of the homes have violated the covenant,â€? Simon Rothkrug, Changâ€™s lawyer, said. Vincent Nicolosi, the attorney for the Homeownersâ€™ Association, disagreed with Rothkrugâ€™s statement. â€œThereâ€™s about 1.6 percent on technical violations. Some of that 1.6 percent violated it before the Homeownersâ€™ Association was even created,â€? Nicolosi said. â€œUnder no case law that I know of will a covenant be extinguished because of violations of three or four percent.â€? The date of the trial is set for April 22. Chang hopes for a quick resolution to the issue, as the multiple financial costs on top of the more than $1 million he spent on the property is hurting him economically. â€œItâ€™s killing us. We have to pay taxes on the lot. We have to pay interest on the mortgage. We have to maintain two
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New Houses Blocked By Covenant Laws
Two houses planned for this propert y were blocked by the BroadwayFlushing Homeownersâ€™ Association, because the plans violated a 1906 Covenant. residencies,â€? he said. â€œThe opposing partyâ€™s been delaying and delaying.â€? Chang mentioned that he tried to work with the Homeownersâ€™ Association to appease them, to no avail. â€œDuring litigation, we even went as far to say â€˜let us start construction on one house and then once the lawsuitâ€™s settled, we can either appeal the construction of the second house or start the construction of the second house,â€™â€? he said. â€œThe Association filed an injunction for us to build the first house, because we have the lots divided in the DOB, but not with the tax department.â€? Nicolosi responded that Chang divided the lot into two 60 by 100 lots, which is not allowed under the covenant. He mentioned as well that he plans to write to the Dept. of Buildings
and make them aware of the covenant. â€œThe Building Dept. inadvertently approved plans that directly violate the covenant,â€? he said. â€œThe Building Dept. doesnâ€™t know about covenants unless itâ€™s brought to their attention.â€? â€œItâ€™s a civil matter whether the courts will uphold the zoning resolution rather than the restrictive covenant,â€? architect Gerald Caliendo said. â€œIf youâ€™re going to uphold a covenant, you uphold it completely. If the covenant is outdated, why would you uphold it? Zoning laws of the city of New York were put in place to protect people. Thatâ€™s what theyâ€™re there for. Thatâ€™s what we follow.â€? Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Queens Man Gives Back With New Film By STEV EN J. FERRA RI The rough cut of a film shot in Queens will debut during an event this weekend designed to raise money for post-production work. The film, titled “Street Choice,” follows the lives of two childhood friends from different backgrounds who grow up taking separate paths based on the way they were raised. While one friend gets caught up with street gangs and succumbs to peer pressure, the other goes to medical school and decides to return to his home to give back to his community. The writer and director of the film, George Cox, said he wanted to create an urban tale that felt real to those who experienced similar situations growing up. “We asked a lot of people at churches and on the streets, what do you want to see,” Cox said. “They said, ‘Mr. Cox, we want to see something that’s real.” After serving time in the Army during the Korean War, Cox came to New York City, following his sister to Brooklyn before moving to Southeast Queens. He received a certificate from the film school at New York University and has played bit parts in a number of films and TV shows, including “Serpico,” “Down To Earth,” and “30 Rock.” While principal photography on the film is completed and a rough cut is finished, the filmmaker said the final step is to convert the film entirely to hi-
definition. When he started filming seven years ago, HD was unavailable. To cover the cost of the post-production work, and to submit the film to the Motion Picture Association of America for a rating, Cox is holding a fundraiser this weekend. The event, which will include a screening of the film, along with coffee and desserts, will take place at Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village, from 6 to 9 p.m. on March 17. Cox said he expects the film to get an R rating from the MPAA because of the language featured in the film, so the event is for adults only. “Right now, it’s only for adults,” he said. “We don’t want to offend anybody.” Cox said he spent the last seven years working on the film, which was shot in Queens locations including St. Albans, and once the film is complete, he hopes to get “Street Choice” on the festival circuit. Earlier this year, the film was screened at the San Diego Black Film Festival. “They gave us a great review,” Cox said. The filmmaker noted that each of the comment sheets he received for his 91minute film came back marked either excellent or good. He said he was encouraged by the reception the film received at the festival. Once work on “Street Choice” is
finished, Cox, who turns 80 this year, said he wanted to do another film, and provide jobs for other graduates from NYU’s film school. “We’ve got to help each other,” he said. Tickets for the March 17 event cost $45 in advance. The event will include
a screening of the film, coffee and dessert. Cox said the film’s cast will also be in attendance. For information or to purchase tickets, call (917) 602-6535. Reach Managing Editor Steven J. Ferrari at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 122, or at email@example.com.
Jimmy Meng Gets Month In Prison By STEVEN J. FERR ARI Former Asssemblyman Jimmy Meng, the father of U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, was sentenced to one month in prison on March 12, after he pled guilty to wire fraud in Brooklyn federal court. While he only served one term in the State Assembly, Meng was considered an influential person in the Asian community. He was arrested in July after he accepted $80,000 that he claimed he would use to bribe prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. However, Meng made no attempt to follow through on the promise. “Jimmy Meng held himself out as a power broker, able to buy and sell justice,” U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said. “In reality, he was a swindler who tried to obtain $80,000 for a nonexistent bribery scheme.”
In addition to the one month in prison, Meng was fined $30,000 and was sentenced to four months of home confinement and 750 hours of community service. He is set to begin his prison term on May 3. After the sentence was announced, Meng’s daughter, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, said she looked forward to the opportunity to move on from this situation. “I love my father very much. He made no excuses for his actions, took full responsibility for his behavior and accepted the consequences,” she said. “Hopefully we can put this difficult chapter in our lives behind us so that he can be back with his family and grandchildren, and move on to the next stage of his life.” Reach Managing Editor Steven J. Ferrari at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 122, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Legislative Update Stavisky Celebrates Women’s Histor y Month State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) reminds New Yorkers that March is Women’s History Month, an opportunity to reflect on how women have shaped society, government and culture as well as to raise awareness about the inequalities that remain. Stavisky pointed out that this month is an opportunity for volunteers to help women in the community while also refocusing efforts to ensure equal pay for equal work and the protection of women’s health rights. “As the first woman from Queens elected to the State Senate, I have a personal stake in remembering the women leaders who paved the way,” Stavisky said. “Though we should be thankful for their work and sacrifice every day, I welcome the opportunity to spend the month of March being particularly aware of the role of women in our society, and thankful that it is greater now than it has ever been.” The Senator noted that Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed the National Woman Suffrage Association in New York in 1869 to
fight for a woman’s right to participate in American democracy. The women’s suffrage movement gained its ultimate momentum at the Seneca Falls Convention, when Lucretia Mott spoke to those who had journeyed to New York in search of equality and culminated in the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which established the right of women to vote. “New York has played a pivotal role in women’s history, but there is much more to be done. This Women’s History Month, the Senate must stop stalling and pass the Reproductive Health Act, so that all women can have access to the services they need,” Stavisky said. For information on Women’s History Month, visit http:// womenshistorymonth.gov.
Rehab Technology Act Reintroduced U.S. Reps. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) and Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) recently announced the reintroduction of the Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Ace (H.R. 942), legislation that helps ensure patients with disabilities
Notice is hereby given that an order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County, on the 27 day of February 2013, bearing Index No. NC 135/2013, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 8917 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY, in Rm. 357, grants me the right, to assume the name Leslie Allison Gonzalez. My present address is 5004 Avenue N, #3F, Brooklyn, NY 11234; The date of my birth is November 28, 1994; My present name is Leslie Allison Alvelo. __________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an on-premises license, #TBA has been applied for by Tikka Lounge & Restaurant Inc. to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 153-33 Hillside Avenue Jamaica NY 11432. ___________________________________ WW Brooklyn Realty LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 12/7/12. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon
whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 147 Greenway North, Forest Hills, NY 11375. General Purposes. ___________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 1/24/13, bearing Index Number NC001059-12/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Sameera (Middle) Ansari (Last) Kalra My present name is (First) Sameera (Last) Kalra aka Sameera Ansari My present address is 4-75 48 Avenue, Apt 224, Long Island City, NY 11109 My place of birth is United Kingdom My date of birth is July 18,1979 ___________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on Mar 04, 2013, bearing Index Number NC-001167-12/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of
the Clerk, located at 8917 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Raheela (Middle) Alexandria (Last) Medina My present name is (First) Raheela (Middle) Medina (Last) Kassim aka Raheela M. Kassim My present address is 61-12 Parsons Blvd., Fresh Meadows, NY 11365 My place of birth is United Kingdom My date of birth is March 20, 1993 ___________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on MAR 05 2013, bearing Index Number NC-001182-12/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 8917 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Shreya (Middle) Angela (Last) Mohan My present name is (First) Shreya (Last) Mohan (infant) My present address is 8270 250 th St., Bellerose, NY 11426 My place of birth is Queens, NY My date of birth is December 25, 1999
or severe medical conditions are able to access the highly-specialized medical equipment that meets their needs and helps improve their day-to-day lives. The bill establishes a distinct Medicare benefit category for complex rehabilitation technology products, such as specialized power wheelchairs and adaptive seating systems. This would allow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to better target their payment and coverage policies to this unique type of equipment, by adopting higher quality standards for suppliers, improving oversight to prevent fraud and abuse, and expanding eligibility criteria for beneficiaries to access these products. “For people with disabilities or other medical conditions, complex rehabilitation technology products aren’t a luxury, they’re a necessity,” Crowley said. “Our legislation will help ensure more patients can access the highquality products and services they need to help them lead a better, more independent life. And, it puts forward muchneeded quality standards and consumer protections, making the Medicare program stronger for individuals and suppliers as a result.” The bill includes provisions to ensure these items are being prescribed appropriately to prevent fraud and abuse, including requiring that a licensed physical or occupational therapist evaluate the patient, increased quality standards for suppliers of these products, and a supplier accreditation process to ensure compliance with these enhanced quality standards. The bill will also remove barriers that beneficiaries currently face in obtaining this equipment; for example, by making it easier for patients in skilled nursing facilities to transition to home or community care.
OPWDD Cuts Restored Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (DOzone Park) announced that the Assembly restored in its 2013-14 budget proposal the funding cuts to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) community based services. “The services offered by OPWDD are not luxuries but integral services that people depend on every day of their lives. These programs dramatically improve the lives of people with special needs,” said Assemblyman Goldfeder. “The Assembly’s funding restoration will allow for these essential services to continue especially to people still struggling in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy.” Not-for-profit, community based services provide support to more than 80 percent of people with developmental disabilities, and have already sustained more than $350 million in cuts over the past few years. The Assembly budget proposal restores $120 million to not-for-profit organizations that work with individuals with devel-
opmental disabilities. Further, the Assembly budget provides an additional $20 million to maintain state-operated mental health services, noted Goldfeder. “On behalf of everyone at HeartShare, we thank Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and his colleagues in the Assembly for their support of abolishing the 6 percent cut,” said William R. Guarinello, President and CEO of HeartShare a non profit organization that offers a variety of programs for individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as services for children and families. “A cut of this magnitude would be devastating to the individuals we serve and it would trigger pay cuts to a staff that puts so much into the quality of services we have in the developmental disabilities field. We urge Assemblymember Goldfeder and all Assemblymembers to keep up the fight in the final budget negotiations.”
Israel Applauds Grants U.S. Rep Steve Israel (D-Melville) applauded New York State for including grants for small businesses in its action plan for federal Sandy Aid through the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Israel also encouraged HUD to quickly approve New York State’s action plan, so the funds can be distributed to those businesses that need it most. As part of the $50 billion Sandy Aid package that was signed into law in late January, $16 billion was allocated for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery funding. This type of funding gives grantees significant flexibility in how best to use their funds to meet the greatest unmet needs. The funding is allocated in stages to individual states and localities, which must then submit an action plan to the detail how the funds will be used specifically. On Feb. 6, HUD announced New York State would be allocated about $1.7 billion in its first round of CDBG funding. This week, New York State submitted its action plan detailing how funds will be used, which will now be posted for a seven day public comment period. Once HUD approves the plan, funds can be distributed, so businesses like Over the Bridge can get the financial help they need with physical repairs and losses resulting from Sandy damage. “I am pleased to hear that New York State plans to include much-needed help to struggling small businesses in its plan for administering federal Sandy recovery funding,” Israel said. “This will help our communities and local small businesses get back on their feet and once again thrive. It’s been more than four months since the storm hit, and it’s time these businesses get the help they need. I encourage HUD to approve New York State’s action plan as soon as possible.”
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Assemblyman Ron Kim and State Sen. Toby Stavisky discuss a bill they co-sponsored that would provide more detail to the Asian population.
Kim, Stavisky Introduce Bill A bill to mandate the collection of specific Asian American demographic data was introduced this month in both the State Senate and State Assembly. The legislation, numbered S2348 and A1186 in their respective branches, was created by State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) and Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing). Its purpose is to break down the Asian population from just a general heading to a more detailed listing of different demographics. Rather than lumping all the diverse Asian groups in New York under the label of “Asian” or “Other,” there would be 19 Asian American groups and five Pacific Islander groups listed. The bill leaves room for more to be added at a future date. “The Asian American community is not a homogenous community. It’s very different and their needs are different,” Stavisky said. “‘Other’ to me means absolutely nothing. It sounds like it’s strictly an administrative method of segregating into different categories. You want to know how something is going to affect these individual parts of the entire group we call Asian Americans.” Kim and Stavisky said the bill would apply first and foremost to the five or six largest City and State agencies, such as the Dept. of Labor, the Dept. of Health and Dept. of Motor Vehicles. By breaking down the Asian American population into many different categories, it will help each part of the community get the resources they need, rather than having them spread out among the general Asian population. “It’s not fair to the Asian-American community, especially when that community has the fastest growing population in the entire country. We need the right data; otherwise these nonprofits cannot do their job,” Kim said, calling the issue “the need to collect data in an effective way so that Asian American groups and programs can defend their budgetary needs at the state level.” The legislation was modeled after the way California breaks down its Asian demographic. At the moment, it is the only state that does so. Joining the two elected officials were
members of the Coalition of Asian American Children and Families, the New York Asian Women’s Center and the Shield Institute. “In New York State, there are 1.6 million residents that identify as Asian,” the CACF representative said. “We should be making sure we’re a model for other states with growing Asian American populations.” “Asian-Americans comprise 13 percent of the population and its growing and its growing fast,” added the NYAWC representative. “I feel like legislation such as this directly affects the kind of services Asian Americans can access and we as service providers really need this piece of legislation and the disaggregated data to advocate for funding for our services.” “Without the proper data, what we’re looking at when we look at economic divide or health-based needs is the fact that everyone’s lumped into one category,” the Shield representative said. “We can’t do any strategic planning on the idea of language and cultural competency when we don’t know what’s there.” The bill is currently in committee, though Kim said he is hopeful it will move forward shortly. It has been cosponsored in the Assembly by nine members, including Queens officials Nily Rozic (D-Hillcrest), David Weprin (DFresh Meadows), Francisco Moya (DJackson Heights) and Vivian Cook (DJamaica). Reach Reporter Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, or at email@example.com. -Joe Marvilli
Med Facility For 9/11 First Responders First responders affected by the events of 9/11 will now have a larger facility available to them for necessary treatments. North Shore-LIJ unveiled a new medical facility in Rego Park on March 11 that will serve personnel who went to Ground Zero during the attacks. The 3,600-square-foot center, called the Queens Clinical Center for Excellence, was relocated from a smaller space in Flushing and was funded by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensa-
tion Act, which provided $3.85 million in total. Michael Dowling, president and CEO of North Shore-LIJ, said the facility will provide both physical and mental services to its patients at a more convenient location. The new site will also have more rooms and a larger staff to attend to patient needs and run the center on a daily basis. Dr. Jacqueline Morine, who serves as director of the medical facility, said they have gotten to know first responders from the NYPD, FDNY, construction workers and volunteers over the years and this new center will be better equipped to help them with whatever they need. “When they went down there, they were thinking about, ‘what can I do to help, how can I provide my services?’” she said. “Many of them worked hours and hours, they weren’t thinking about themselves.” Lorelei Sander, a retired NYPD officer, 9/11 first responder and a Flushing resident, developed a breathing problem 12 days after being at Ground Zero helping out any way that she could. Since that time, she developed gastroesophageal disease, or GERD, as well as sinus swelling/irritation and a persistent cough. She had been getting treatment at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, but this new location, although smaller, will allow her to get more personalized treatment than she was getting before. According to Dr. Morine, the center is funded through 2016. While they hope to get more funding in the future, for now, they have enough to run the center and treat their patients. Reach Reporter Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. -Luis Gronda
Senior Housing To Open In Howard Beach Seniors can now apply for housing in a new apartment complex set to open later this year. Catholic Charities will soon open a new senior housing building at 155-55
School Concert: The InterSchool Orchestra of New York performed at Public School 115Q in Floral Park recently, along with the St. Francis Prep Chamber Orchestra. The new ISO Queens East Orchestra is conducted by Joseph Seifers, a music teacher at Public School 203Q in Oakland Gardens.
Cross Bay Blvd., in Howard Beach. Construction has been ongoing at the site since December 2011 and is set to open its doors in September. The complex will have 96 apartments in total, divided up between 60 onebedroom, nine two-bedroom and 27 studio apartments. The building itself will also have laundry rooms, a community room, resident lounges and offices. The exterior will also have a recreation area for its residents. The total cost for the project was more than $31 million and, according to Lucy Garrido-Mota, a spokeswoman for Catholic Charities, most of it was paid for by New York State, using subsidized loans and allocated tax credits to fund the complex. An informational hearing was held last week at the Catholic Charities Howard Beach Senior Center to tell prospective residents about the apartment and give them a chance to ask any questions they may have. Judy Ascherman, director of the senior center, said many seniors that attended expressed interest, and there is a huge need for affordable housing apartments in Queens and throughout the City. According to a fact sheet about the complex provided by Catholic Charities, preference will be given to residents of Community Board 10, with 31 of the rooms sectioned off for those residents. The deadline to apply is April 22 and people will be notified in late May and June, according to Garrido-Mota. If you are interested in applying, please visit ccbq.org/howardbeachapts and download the application. You can also call Catholic Charities’ Astoria office at (718) 726-9790. Reach Reporter Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or at email@example.com. -Luis Gronda
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112th Precinct BURGLARY – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance identifying and locating a suspect wanted for a burglary. On Feb. 7 at approximately 3:23 a.m., inside Olga Salon, 91-02 63rd Drive, a suspect used a hammer to shatter the store’s front glass door. The suspect then entered the location and removed currency from the register and a portable radio from behind the counter area and then fled the store. The suspect is described as a white male, 35-40 years old, 5-foot-8, 160170 lbs., last seen wearing a dark colored jacket. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by visiting nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to CRIMES (274637) then enter TIPS577. All calls are strictly confidential.
114th Precinct FORCIBLE TOUCHING – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following suspect wanted in connection with a forcible touching incident. On March 4 at approximately 6 p.m. while inside the Queens Public Library located at 40-20 Broadway, Astoria, a 15-year-old female was approached by the suspect, who grabbed her crotch and exposed his genitals to the victim. The suspect fled the location and no injuries were reported. The suspect is described as a male, either Hispanic or Middle Eastern, between the ages of 40 and 45, wearing a tan jacket, grey hat, black shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by visiting nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to CRIMES (274637) then enter TIPS577. All calls are strictly confidential. BURGLARY – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the following suspect wanted in connection with a burglary. On March 4 at approximately 1 a.m., the suspect walked in the front door of 25-32 30th Drive, picked the lock to the garage and the storage area and removed two bicycles and one laptop computer. The suspect is described as an Hispanic male, between 5-foot-7 and 5foot-9, 170-190 lbs., wearing a light blue sweatshirt, dark colored pants and black sneakers. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by visiting nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to CRIMES (274637) then enter TIPS577. All calls are strictly confidential. GRAND LARCENY – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance with the
whereabouts and identity of the following individuals wanted in connection to three grand larcenies committed in January and February. During these incidents, two unknown female suspects enter commercial establishments and remove unattended handbags from female shoppers. Subsequent to removing the handbags, the complainants’ debit/credit cards are used to make purchases at local clothing stores. The first incident occurred on Jan. 20 at 2:45 p.m. The complainant’s wallet was removed from her handbag while she was inside Shine Beauty Salon, 3062 Steinway St. The complainant’s credit card was then used to make purchases at Victoria’s Secret, Party City and Michael’s. The second incident occurred on Feb. 26 at 6:45 p.m. The complainant’s wallet was removed from her handbag in her shopping cart while she was shopping at Marshall’s, 48-18 Northern Blvd. The complainant’s credit card was then used to make purchases at Victoria’s Secret and Sports Lane. The third incident occurred on Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. The complainant’s handbag was removed from her unattended shopping cart while she was shopping inside Marshall’s. The complainant’s credit card was then used at McDonald’s and CEX electronics store. The suspects are described as two females with light complexions. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by visiting nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to CRIMES (274637) then enter TIPS577. All calls are strictly confidential. ROBBERY – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance identifying and locating the following suspects wanted in connection with a gunpoint robbery. On March 2 at 1:15 p.m. inside 3509 24th St., the suspects enter the commercial location carrying cardboard boxes. Upon gaining entry, the suspects demand money. The victim, a 78-yearold male, complied and the suspects fled with an unknown amount of cash. Minor injuries were reported at this incident. The first suspect is described as an Hispanic male in his 20s, wearing a hoodie and a jacket and displaying a firearm. The second and third suspects are described as Black males in their 20s, wearing hoodies and jackets. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by visiting nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to CRIMES (274637) then enter TIPS577. All calls are strictly confidential.
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Brain Fuel May Ease Alzheimer’s Symptoms Whether a patient faces a simple health problem, such as a head cold, or one as complex as Alzheimer’s disease, relieving the symptoms is often as important as resolving the issue itself. Yet for the more than five million Americans affected by Alzheimer’s, treating the symptoms is even more vital. Some of the early signs of Alzheimer’s include memory loss that disrupts daily life, mood and personality changes, and difficulty solving otherwise simple daily tasks. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixthleading cause of death in the United States, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Of the top 10 causes of death, it is the only one for which there is no cure or preventive measure. However, research suggests that addressing one early facet of the disease - decreased blood sugar in brain cells, also known as diminished cerebral glucose metabolism (DCGM) - may help relieve symptoms for certain people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s. In a healthy brain, glucose is the primary energy source. A brain affected by Alzheimer’s doesn’t process glucose into energy as efficiently as a healthy brain.
“Unlike other cells in the body that can metabolize fats as fuel, brain cells rely on glucose (sugar) for their primary energy source,” said Dr. Richard S. Isaacson, associate professor of clinical neurology and vice chair of education at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. “One aspect of Alzheimer’s is that it hinders the brain’s ability to use glucose, and this significantly affects brain function.” “DCGM is an early feature of Alzheimer’s disease, represented by region-specific declines in brain glucose - or energy metabolism,” Isaacson said. “DCGM correlates with both the cognitive decline and the pathology associated with Alzheimer’s. Research suggests that addressing DCGM may help mitigate symptoms for some patients.” Providing brain cells with an alternative energy source may help ease the effects of DCGM, while enhancing memory and cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients. One prescription-only medical food aims at helping Alzheimer’s patients by addressing DCGM - Axona by Accera, Inc. The easy-to-mix, once-daily drink is currently the only prescription
therapy for patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s that addresses the link between the brain’s inability to process and use glucose with the degenerative symptoms of Alzheimer’s by providing the brain with an alternative energy source. The liver digests and metabolizes Axona to produce the naturally occurring compounds ketones - that the brain can use as an alternative energy source. Patients or caregivers mix the powder with other liquids or foods and take it once a day in conjunction with commonly prescribed Alzheimer’s medications. “More research is necessary to determine the exact reasons why DCGM can have profound effects on cognition over the long term,” Isaacson said. “When blood glucose drops rapidly, significant decline in cognitive function occurs and may be accompanied by confusion, coma and even brain Treating the symptoms of Alzheimer’s is death.” vital to long-term health with the disease. While Axona is not a cure for Alzheimer’s, it can help some pa- term memory, changes in behavior tients mitigate the symptoms of the and difficulty with language, see your disease. Doctors and caregivers of doctor for a full evaluation,” said patients using Axona have reported Isaacson. To learn more about Alzheimer’s patients appear more alert and engaged in daily activities and conver- disease, visit www.alz.org, the website of the Alzheimer’s Association. For sations. “If you or a family member expe- more information on DCGM and rience symptoms such as poor short- Axona, visit www.about-axona.com.
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Nursing Homes Avoided With Prescription Packaging Numerous factors impact a senior’s ability to live independently, such as health and memory problems, mobility issues, and care coordination concerns. Often overlooked is the fact that one quarter of all nursing home admissions are the result of poor medication adherence. Representing a loss of independence, being placed in a nursing home is a difficult milestone for both seniors and their families. It is also costly for seniors, their families and the health care system. The cost of a single room in a nursing home averages more than $200 per day and close to $200 billion for all Americans annually. About 62 percent of this cost in the United States is assumed by public, taxpayer-financed sources such as Medicaid and Medicare. Almost half of seniors aged 65 and older take at least five different prescription drugs regularly, and one in four take between 10 and 19 pills each day according to data compiled by Kelton Research. In addition, more than half of seniors admit to not taking their medications as directed, and the adherence rate decreases as the number of daily medications prescribed increases. “For seniors, taking one pill a day
is manageable, however the complexity of taking multiple medications each with its own set of instructions, represents a real challenge that impacts their health and independence, said Ian Salditch, CEO of MedicineOn-Time. “However, the difficulties associated with taking multiple medications can effectively be addressed through customized prescription packaging.” Salditch’s company developed Medicine-On-Time, where local pharmacists sort and organize medications into personalized pill cups labeled with the day, date and time to take them. Pharmacists provide all the pill cups to the patient organized into colorful calendar cards. It’s convenient, easy-to-use and, most importantly, proven effective to help people maintain independence and enjoy better health. A study released in the American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy found that seniors using Medicine-On-Time were 66 percent less likely to be admitted to a nursing home. Free trials and a tool to find the closest pharmacy offering the Medicine-On-Time service can be found at sortmymeds.com. Additional information on Medicine-On-Time can be found at www.Medicine-OnTime.com.
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Group Opposes USTA Plans
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By STEVEN J. FERRARI As Community Boards throughout Queens prepare to vote on the proposed expansion of the United States Tennis Association’s Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, a coalition has formed, asking the organization to change its ways. On March 8, the Fairness Coalition of Queens joined elected officials and community leaders to protest what they called the “negative impacts” the USTA has on Flushing Meadows Corona Park and surrounding communities. “For our community in Queens, the USTA is nothing more than a gated community walled off from local residents,” Javier Valdes, co-executive director of Make the Road Under the USTA’s expansion proposal, Louis Armstrong Stadium will NY, said. “We are deeply concerned be rebuilt in the same location. that an expansion of the USTA will just lead to even more problems for proposed soccer stadium and an en- leased report, titled “Double Fault.” tertainment and retail complex sur- Officials expressed disappointment the community.” The USTA’s proposed expansion rounding Citi Field because of the with the USTA over the tax breaks includes the construction of two new loss of parkland the proposals would the City has provided to the facility stadiums to replace the Louis cause. with minimal returns to the surroundThe Rev. Darrel DeCosta, pastor ing communities. Armstrong stadium in the same location and the Grandstand in a new of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Theo Oshiro of Make the Road location at the southwest corner of Corona, said many members of his NY stressed that many of the visicongregation use the park. These tors who attend the annual US Open the tennis center site. The proposal to expand the ten- proposals, he said, would take that in August do not visit local establishnis center includes the loss of .68 away from them. ments around the center. “We need to hear the voice of the acres of parkland that the City has “There’s really no lasting sociodetermined the organization does community,” he said. “It’s not just economic change from these not need to replace. According to a about profit, it’s also about nourish- events,” Oshiro said. “Folks rarely statement from the USTA, most of ing the soul of the community.” use the businesses around the tenthe .68 acres is an existing asphalt nis center.” road that will remain open to the While the USTA has also received Economic Issues public 11 months out of the year. The loss of parkland was just one various tax breaks and subsidies, Members of the community also of the many issues the Fairness the coalition noted that most of the expressed disappointment that the Coalition raised in a recently-re- USTA’s high-paying jobs are located US Open causes parts of in the organization’s headFlushing Meadows Corona quarters in Westchester. Park to be shut off to the “It’s outrageous that that public during the event. is allowed to happen,” CounJoel Martinez, a member cilman Daniel Dromm (Dof Make the Road NY and a Jackson Heights) said. professional marathon runner, said he trains at the USTA Responds par k, but dur ing the US In the wake of the FairOpen, he is routinely told to find a new route to run. ness Coalition’s report, the USTA released a statement Speaking through an inarguing that the project has terpreter, Martinez said police stationed at the park received “strong suppor t” from area businesses and would tell him he was not althe surrounding communilowed to run his usual route during the US Open. ties. “The deceitful accusa“If they approve this extions … aim to discredit the pansion, what happens to the park?” he asked. “The USTA’s proposed enhancement plan for the Billie Jean park is my home.” King National Tennis Center,” The Fairness Coalition of Queens has actively prothe statement read. The statement argues tested a number of propos- Joel Martinez, a member of Make the Road NY, als for Flushing Meadows discusses his opposition to the USTA’s proposed that the tennis center is open Corona Par k, including a expansion during a press conference last week. daily to the general public
and even welcomes schools community tennis programs throughout the year. While members of the Fairness Coalition stated that hourly rates to use the courts were out of line with what residents of the surrounding community were capable of paying, the USTA said that was untrue. “The vast majority of NTC patrons access courts at fees well below the listed rates,” the organization said in a statement. “The USTA sponsors numerous programs and camps whose participants get deeply discounted or free court time.” The USTA also addressed the claim that taxpayers have provided more than $320 million in City bonds for construction, noting that the organization has repaid the bonds with interest of more than $132 million. “Since 1997, the USTA has invested millions of its own funds into the NTC, and this project will continue that investment.”
Boards Weigh In As of press time, three Community Boards have weighed in and voted on the USTA’s expansion, with another three CBs meeting later in the week. The first board to vote on the topic was Community Board 7, which includes Flushing and Willets Point. The board voted in favor of the proposed expansion by a vote of 30-6 on March 11. The vote came one week after the board’s Parks Committee recommended approval with conditions. The USTA touted the victory earlier this week. “We are very pleased that Community Board 7 has voiced its suppor t for our proposed enhancements,” Daniel Zausner, chief operation officer of the NTC, said. “Our goal is to continue to be a good steward of the park and a good neighbor and community partner as we have been for the past 35 years.” Tw o other Community Board votes did not turn out in the USTA’s favor. Community Board 9, which represents Kew Gardens, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill and Woodhaven, voted against recommending the expansion, also on March 11, with 20 votes for, 22 against and one abstention. On March 12, Community Board 4, which encompasses Corona and Elmhurst, voted unanimously to oppose the expansion. Community Boards 6 and 8 scheduled presentations, public comment and votes on the expansion on March 13, after this issue went to press. Community Board 3 planned to hold a hearing and a vote on March 14. Once the Community Boards have weighed in, the proposal will then go before Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, the City Planning Commission, the City Council and the State Legislature. Reach Managing Editor Steven J. Ferrari at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 122, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Getting On Board With Radical Tricks
Professional skateboarder and Queens native Rodney Torres (pictured above), founder of Torro! Skateboards, brought a team of more than 15 boarders from Team Torro to the New York Hall of Science to highlight tricks featured in the exhibit, “Tony Hawk Rad Science.” Photos by Ira Cohen.
Tax Fraud Takedown Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (center) officially kicked off his campaign for Queens Borough President Monday night, flanked by his father, former Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr. (left) and U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (right). Photo by Ira Cohen.
The Entrepreneur Space in Long Island City recently celebrated its second anniversary with a birthday party. Pictured (from left) are Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Ashley Rougier from Darling Chocolate, QEDC Executive Director Seth Bornstein and MSLO editors Thomas Joseph and Jodi Levine.
Queens DA Richard Brown (at podium) announced that seven individuals and two New Jersey check cashing companies had been indicted by a Queens County grand jury for their alleged involvement in a tax fraud ring that allegedly stole more than $500,000 in U.S. Treasury income tax refund checks during 2011 and 2012 by fraudulently using the personal identification information of individuals. Joining District Attorney Brown were (starting fourth from left) Port Authority Police Chief John Ryan, Assistant District Attorney Antara Kanth, Port Authority Police Superintendent Michael A. Fedorko, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Department of the Treasury, Office of the Inspector General, Jerry S. Marshall and Assistant District Attorney Gerard A. Brave, Chief of the District Attorney’s Rackets Bureau.
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Leisure By JOE MA RV ILLI Garden of Dreams is more than just a charity organization. The non-profit is dedicated to giving hope and opportunities to children facing devastating problems, such as loss, illness, poverty, foster care issues and more. On March 11, Garden of Dreams held a rehearsal of their upcoming Talent Show at Radio City Music Hall. Twenty different children performers of all ages and musical skills arrived to practice their pieces for the April 16 concert. Throughout the preparation, the kids were mentored by a panel of celebrities, including Queens-born Talent Show Creat ive Director, Dar r yl “DMC” McDaniels. The other entertainers on hand to guide the children were Miss USA Nana Meriwet her, Mo del Damaris L e w is, Broadway star Tony Vincent, Rockettes Tara Dunleav y and Karilyn Sur rat t, Knick City Dancers Ana DeMatos and Alyssa Quezada and R&B boy band Mindless Behavior, who got a huge reaction from the crowd. Alexis Stewart, a 13-year-old dancer from Elmont, was nervous being in front of all the celebrity mentors. But once her song of choice, “Reflections” from “The Lion King” musical, started playing, she relaxed and fell right into her routine, which garnered much applause from the crowd.
Associated with the N YPD Widow’s & Children’s Fund, Stewar t chose the song because it helped her reflect on her father, a police officer who was killed in the line of duty. “I felt like it helped me to reflect some of my dad in me and it just felt like the song I would choose because the auditions were on his birthday. I felt like that would help me a little bit,” she said. Although she was a lit tle anxious, Stewar t said she was very excited about performing at Radio City Music Hal l. Having been a dancer for nine years, she felt that this opportunity would be a huge boost to her career. “I’m hoping it’ll take me where I want to be. Take me to Jui lliard. Take me to those per forming ar ts schools,” she said. “I feel like it’s opening many doors for me and many oppor tunities for me to get where I want in per forming.” DMC felt that the chance to make connections, both career-wise and personal ly, is a big par t of Gar den of Dreams. “They see the CEOs, they see the managers, they see the coaches, they see the journalists,” he said. “They see other opportunities to make it possible to still be involved in doing something they love.” DMC got involved with the Garden of Dreams when they approached him due to the work he did with his documentar y, “DMC: My Adopt ion Jour-
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West Side Tennis Stadium To Host Tournament By LUIS GRONDA In what they hope will become an annual event in Queens, Tennis New York and the United States Tennis Association will host the inaugural New York Open tournament this summer at the h istoric We st Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills. The tournament will be held July 47, which coincides with the 100 th anniversary of t he stadium’s opening. It is most known for hosting the U.S Open in the late 1960s and 70s. Dale Caldwell, president and CEO of Tennis New York, which hosts tournaments nationwide, said that the reasoning to have the tournament is twofold: first, because there had been no open tournaments in Ne w York ot her than the U.S Open and second, because they wanted to celebrate the history of the stadium where famous tennis players like John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and Billie Jean King competed. “We would be celebrating the history of the tennis stadium while creating new memories at the same time,” Caldwell said. “There’s no bet ter place to have this tournament than in Forest Hills.” The tournament will be open to the public, including New York Cit y re sidents and abroad, but you must be selected to play in the games. Selection will be based on a players pro ranking and winners from various
Parks tournaments held throughout the Cit y, accor ding to a Tennis New York spokesperson. The tournament will have men’s and women’s singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Matches will be played on the Tennis Center’s four cour t s and, although it has not been determined how big the tournament will be, it will most likely be a 16 or 32-player draw, the spokesperson said. Caldwell said that they plan on making the Open a yearly event and hope that people will think of this tournament as the beginning of summer, while the U.S Open signals the end of summer. “We know that many like to travel during that time of year,” he said, referring to the tournament being held on Fourth of July weekend, “but we are hoping to make this a destination for people to go to.” Other details of the tournament like how much ticket prices will be and what the winner of the tournament will get have also not been determined, but that will be announced in the near future, the spokesperson said. The application for the tournament has not been posted yet, but it will soon be available on foresthillstennis.com and tennisnew york.com. Reach Reporter Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127 or at email@example.com.
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ENVIRONMENT SPRING CLEANING Monday, March 18 Steinway librar y. Register. Also on Wednesday, March 20 Astoria library. Re g i st e r. G r e e n Yo u r Spring Cleaning. FLOW Monday, March 18 Green Film Series features “Flow” at the Sunnyside library at 6. Also on Thursday, March 21 at the Astoria library at 5:30. FOOD WASTE DROPOFF Saturdays 10:30-noon at the Sunnyside library and 1-3 at the Broadway librar y. GARDENING CLUB Saturdays help with our vegetable and shade garden at the Steinway library at 4. COMPOSTING Tuesdays Woodside library 5:15-6:30.
RELIGIOUS PASSOVER SEDER Monday, March 18 at the Central Queens Y in Forest Hills. 268-5011, et. 160 by March 11. FIRST SEDER Monday, March 25 Communal First Seder at the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills. 263-6500 by March 18 th. COMMUNAL SEDER Monday, March 25 JCCChabad of LIC offers communal Seders for those who don’t have others to celebrate with and also deliver to homebound seniors and financially challenged residents in West Queens. 609-0066. REGO PARK JC Monday, March 25 Passover Seder. Reservations. Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. 459-1000.
EDUCATION/GAMES/CRAFTS TANGO WORKSHOP Saturdays in March at Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside. 729-3880. JOB APPLICATIONS Saturday, March 16 Flushing library. Register. METRIX Saturday, March 16 LIC library. Register. RESUME WRITING Saturday, March 16 Job Search Strategies and Resume Writing Far Rockaway library at 2. JEWELRY MAKING Saturday, March 16 wire sculpting Steinway library. Register. BECOME A CITIZEN Saturday, March 16 Broadway library at 3. METRIX LEARNING Mondays, March 18, 25 Central library. Register. JOB READINESS Mondays, March 18, 25 S o u t h J a m a i c a l i b ra r y. Register. KNIT & CROCHET Mondays, March 18, 25 Douglaston library at 3. MAC MONDAYS Monday, March 18 a: Central library at 6. CRAFT CLUB Monday, March 18 Broadway library at 12:30. GENEALOGY Monday, March 18 LIC library at 1. BELLY DANCE Mondays, March 18, 25 Flushing library. Register. COWRIE SHELL Monday, March 18 jewelry workshop at the Astoria librar y. Register. EVENING CRAFTS Monday, March 18 Fresh Meadows library at 6. BUSINESS BASICS Mondays, March 18, 25 LIC library at 6. BALLROOM DANCING Monday, March 18 Forest Hills library at 6:30. KATHAK Mondays, March 18, 25 dance instruction at the Lefferts librar y. Register. GED Tuesdays, March 19, 25 Are You Ready fo r the GED? 480-4300 appt. Central library. BEGIN COMPUTERS Tuesdays, March 19, 26 Rosedale library at 11. BEGIN COMPUTERS Tuesday, March 19 Glen Oaks library. Register. BEGIN COMPUTERS Tu e s d a y, M a r c h 1 9 South Jamaica library at 11:30. TECHNOLOGIST IS IN Tuesdays, March 19, 26 receive personalized instructions on iPads, smartphones, more.
Pomonok library. Register. JOB READINESS Tu e s d a y, M a r c h 1 9 Woodside at 5:45. BEGIN INTERNET Tu e s d a y, M a r c h 1 9 Queens Village librar y. Register. BASIC COMPUTER Tuesday, March 19 LIC library at noon. FED JOB SEARCH Tuesday, March 19 Far Rockaway librar y. 3272549. E-BOOKS Tu e s d a y, M a r c h 1 9 Flushing library at 6. INTRO COMPUTERS Wednesday, March 20 Hollis library. Register. KNIT & CROCHET Wednesdays, March 20, 27 South Ozone Park library at 1. COMPUTER CLASS Wednesday, March 20 Woodside library at 5:45. JOB SEARCH Wednesday, March 20 C e n t r a l l i b r a r y. 9 9 0 8625. INTRO POWERPOINT Wednesday, March 20 Pomonok library. Register. BASIC COMPUTER Wednesday, March 20 Windsor Park at 11:30. Limited space. GENEALOGY Wednesday, March 20 B ay Te r r a c e l i b ra r y a t 1:30. BEADING 101 Wednesday, March 20 South Ozone Park librar y. Register. COVER LETTERS Wednesday, March 20 Word for Cover Letters C e n t r a l l i b r a r y. 9 9 0 8625. MOCK INTERVIEWS Thursdays, March 21, 28 Central library. Register. INTRO COMPUTERS Thursday, March 21 Ozone Park library. Register. BEGIN COMPUTERS Thursdays, March 21, 28 Rosedale library at 6. DIGITAL LITERAC Y Thursday, March 21 Central library at 9. GREETING CARDS Thursday, March 21 Far Rockaway library at 1:30. JEWELRY MAKING Thursday, March 21 art deco at the Briarwood librar y. Register. BEGIN COMPUTERS Friday, March 22 Auburndale librar y. Register. COVER LETTERS Friday, March 22 LIC library at 1:30. METRIX Fridays, March 22, 29 Central library. Register.
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Queens Today ENTERTAINMENT POP & ROCK CONCERT Saturday, March 16 Flushing library at 2. HELLO DOLLY Saturday, March 16 sing-a-long with “Hello Dolly!” at Queensborough Communit y College. 6316311. LEVENTERA Saturday, March 16 five borough of music festival a t F l u s h i n g Tow n H a l l . 463-7700, ext. 222. CON BRIO ENSEMBLE Saturday, March 16 Langston Hughes library at 2. WOMEN’S HISTORY Saturday, March 16 Celebration of Women’s History 2-4 at the Johnson Family Life Center, 17217 Linden Blvd., St. Albans. MUSIC TIME TUNNEL Saturday, March 16 sounds of 30s-70s Jackson Heights library at 3. STAR GAZING Saturday, March 16 at Alley Pond Environmental Center. $12. 2294000 to register. GUATAMALA MUSIC Saturday, March 16 Flushing library at 5. NU URBAN CAFÉ Saturdays live jazz, r&b, open mic 8-midnight. Free. 188-36 Linden Blvd., St. Albans. 917817-8653. GISELLE Sunday, March 17 Russian National Ballet opera at 3 at Queensborough Communit y College. 631-6311. STAMP SHOW Sunday, March 17 Bayside Stamp Show at the Ramada Hotel in Bayside 10-4:30. Free admission and parking. 645-7659. GREAT LYRICISTS Monday, March 18 Naomi Zeitlin performs at 1:30 at the North Hills library. LOVE SONGS Monday, March 18 at the Middle Village library at 2. LATIN AMER. SOUNDS Monday, March 18 Poppenhusen library at 2. PASSOVER MUSIC Monday, March 18 Jewish and Russian Music in honor of Passover at 5:30 at the Lefrak Cit y library. SINATRA/GARLAND Tu e s d a y, M a r c h 1 9 Naomi Zeitlin performs at 2:30 at the East Flushing librar y. LADIES OF JAZZ Tu e s d a y, M a r c h 1 9 Lefrak Cit y library at 5. BINGO
Tuesdays 7:15 American Mart yrs Church in Bayside. 464-4582. Tuesdays 7:15 (doors open 6) Rego Park Jewish Center. 459-1000. $3 admission includes 12 games. SCRABBLE Tuesdays Fresh Meadows library at 2. CHESS Tuesdays 4 Rosedale library. THAT’S SHOW BIZ Wednesday, March 20 songs of the stage, silver screen and radio at the Douglaston library at 2. FROGS WALK Wednesday, March 20 Tw i l i g h t S p r i n g Pe p p e r Frogs Walk at 6:30 with Alley Pond Environmental Center. 229-4000 to register. $7. SOUTH ASIA ON FILM Wednesdays through April 25 at 4:30 at the G o d w i n - Te r n b a c h M u seum at Queens College. 997-4747 for titles and other info. ROCK & ROLL Thursday, March 21 Bellerose library at 3. AMER. SONGBOOK Friday, March 22 Arnie Gruber and the Great American Songbook at the Windsor Park library at 1:30. KARAOKE & OPEN MIC Fridays, March 22, 29 Peninsula library at 4. NU URBAN CAFÉ Fridays live jazz and r&b 9-midnight. Free. 188-36 Linden Blvd., St. Albans. 917-817-8653. GAME DAY Fridays 4:30 Woodhaven library. GAME PLAYERS CLUB Fridays 2 Hillcrest library. SPRING FLING FAIR Saturday, March 23 107 at Mary’s Nativit y/St. Ann’s Parish, 46-02 Parsons Blvd (Jasmine Avenue), Flushing. Gifts, crafts, toys, white elephant sale, egg hunt at 1, breakfast at 9, café dinner 6-7. 353-5961. QUINTET OF AMERICAS Saturday, March 23 at the Flushing library at 2. FLOWER SONGS Saturday, March 23 S: Astoria Symphonic Choir at Tr i n i t y Lutheran Church in Astoria. 917460-4289. QUICK SAND Saturday, March 23 Quick Sand program at Alley Pond Environmental Center includes crafts and fun and a nature hike and live animal demonstration. 229-4000. $24 adults. MOTOWN SOUND
Saturday, March 23 Rochdale Village library at 2. IMMIGRANT VOICES Saturday, March 23 “Useless” at 8 at Queens Theatre in the Park. 7600064. FA H R E N H E I T 451 TRIVIA Saturday, March 23 Steinway library at 2. QUICK SAND Saturday, March 23 indoor science at Alley Pond Environmental Center. 229-4000 to register. $24. CON BRIO ENSEMBLE Saturday, March 23 Forest Hills library at 2:30. HIT MEN Saturday, March 23 songs from 60s-80s at Queensborough Comm u n i t y C o l l e ge . 6 3 1 6311. HOLLYWOOD MUSICAL Saturday, March 23 Fresh Meadows library at 2:30. LATIN JAZZ Saturday, March 23 at Flushing Town Hall. 4637700, ext. 222. KEIGWIN & CO. Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24 dance at Queens Theatre in the Park. 760-0064. PITCH PERFECT Sunday, March 24 movie at Central library at 2.
ALUMNI IMMACULATE CONC. April 27 Immaculate Conception School in Astoria will host a reunion for all graduates. firstname.lastname@example.org
MISCELLANEOUS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Experienced in community outreach, social media, public relations and assisting in various activities with seniors at the Jackson Adult Center. 657-6692. FREE TAX PREP Saturday, March 23 113 at the Salvation Army, 161 st Street and Jamaica Avenue. IMMIGRATION Saturdays 10-1 at Council Member Leroy Comrie’s district office. 776-3700 to schedule appointment. REHEARSALS Saturdays, Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill begins rehearsals at St. John’s in Richmond Hill. www.richmondhillny.com/ Art sSMC.
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HEALTH TAI & YOGA Monday, March 18 Sunnyside library at 2. CHAIR YOGA Monday, March 18 Broadway library. Register. SHAPE UP NYC Mondays, March 18, 25 stretch and tone LIC library at 6:30. CHAIR YOGA Wednesdays, March 20, 2 7 P o m o n o k l i b ra r y. Register. SHAPE UP NYC Wednesdays, March 20, 27 Aerobics for adults Central library at 4. VISITING NURSE Wednesday, March 20 Lefrak Cit y library at 2. For those who might be eligible for Medicare or Medicaid. GENTLE YOGA Wednesday, March 20 Woodside library. Register. ZUMBA Wednesday, March 20 South Ozone Park library at 5:45. OA Wednesdays Overeaters Anonymous Howard Beach library at 11. EATING FOR ENERGY Thursday, March 21 Windsor Park library at 11:30. NUTRITION 101 Thursday, March 21 Sunnyside library at 2. SHAPE UP NYC Thursdays, March 21, 28 Body Sculpt Fitness at the Lefrak Cit y librar y at 5:30. ZUMBA Thursdays, March 21, 28
TALKS SNCC Saturday, March 16 Personal Accounts by Women of the SNCC at the Central library at 2. EXCEPTIONAL WOMEN Saturday, March 16 Other Black NYers: New Stories of Exceptional Women at the Langston Hughes library at 3:30. BOOK TALK Wednesday, March 20 “NW” discussed at the Central library at 11:30. POMONOK TALK Wednesday, March 20 “Breaking Night” discussed at 2 at the Pomonok library. INVESTOR SEMINAR Thursday, March 21 Forest Hills library at 11. ST. ALBANS Thursday, March 21 “The Perfect Marriage” discussed at the St. Albans library at 6:30.
Baisley Park library at 6. CHAIR YOGA Fridays, March 22, 29 McGoldrick library. Register. SHAPE UP NYC Fridays, March 22, 29
MEETINGS KNIT & CROCHET CLUB Saturdays, March 16, 23, 30 Peninsula library at 11. P-FLAG Sunday, March 17 PFLAG, a support group for parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays meet in Forest Hills. 271-6663. AMER. LEGION 131 Tu e s d a y, M a r c h 1 9 American Legion McKee Post 131 meets at 10-20 Clintonville Street, Whitestone at 8. 7674323. KNIT & CROCHET Tu e s d a y, M a r c h 1 9 Whitestone library at 2 and Windsor Park library at 2. BEREAVEMENT Tuesday, March 19 Bereavement Support Group at Holy Family in Fresh Meadows. 7:30. 969-2448. TALK OF THE TOWN Tuesday, March 19 learn the art of public speaking in St. Albans at 7:15. 6407092. DEMOCRATS Wednesday, March 20 Clinton Democratic Club m e e t s a t Va l l o n e & Va l l o n e , 2 5 - 5 9 Fra n c i s Lewis Blvd., Flushing. 428-7285 at 7. CDEC 26 Thursday, March 21 business meeting at 7, public meeting at 8. MS67 in Little Neck. WRITING CLUB Thursdays, March 21, 28 Peninsula library at 2. FDR DEMS Thursday, March 21 FDR Democrats meet at 7:30 at Chabad Center in Bayside. 460-8285. KNIT & CROCHET CLUB Fridays, March 22, 29 Fresh Meadows library at 11. CROCHET CLUB Fridays, March 22, 29 LIC library at 11:30. CHESS CLUB Friday, March 22 Woodside library at 4. JEWISH VETS Sunday, March 24 Jewish War Veterans of the USA Lipsky/Blum Post meet at the Kissena Jewish Center in Flushing. 4 6 3 - 4 7 4 2 . Ko re a n Wa r Ve t S o c c e r Te a m a l s o meets.
Dance Fitness for Adults at the Richmond Hill library at 5. ZUMBA Fridays, March 22, 29 with Wii at the South Jamaica library at 6.
PARENTS PARENTING Saturdays, March 16, 23, 30 parenting classes for possible behavioral and emotional disorders. Register LIC library. KIDS & LOSS Wednesday, March 20 Talking to Our Children About Loss at 2 at the Flushing library.
FLEA MARKETS SPRING FLING FAIR Saturday, March 23 107 at Mary’s Nativit y/St. Ann’s Parish, 46-02 Parsons Blvd (Jasmine Avenue), Flushing. Gifts, crafts, toys, white elephant sale, egg hunt at 1, breakfast at 9, café dinner 6-7. 353-5961.
SENIORS DEFENSIVE DRIVING Monday, March 18 Queens Village librar y. Register. DEFENSIVE DRIVING Monday, March 18 W i n d s o r Pa r k l i b r a r y. 468-8300. AARP TAX HELP Monday, March 18 Pomonok library at 11:30. AARP 3334 Mondays, March 18, April 15 St. Kevin’s Parish Center in Flushing. 224-0478. SENIOR COMPUTERS Tuesday, March 19 So. Ozone Park library at 10. AARP TAX HELP Tuesdays, March 19, 26 Auburndale library at 1. SENIOR COMPUTERS Wednesdays, March 20, 27 Central library at 2. AARP TAX HELP Wednesday, March 20 Windsor Park library at 1. SELFHELP LATIMER Wednesday, March 20 Diabetic Food care at 11. Wednesday, March 27 Preventing Strokes at 11. Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center, 3430 137 th St. 559-4395. AARP TAX HELP Friday, March 22 Pomonok library at 11:30.
KNIT & CROCHET Saturdays, March 16, 30 Peninsula library at 11. FAMILY STORY TIME Saturday, March 16 Flushing library at 11:30. NOVELS IN NATURE Sunday, March 17 at Alley Pond Environmental Center. 229-4000. GINGERBREAD MAN Sunday, March 17 at Alley Pond Environmental Center. 229-4000. S TORY T I M E Monday, March 18 Hollis library at 11:30. CHESS & SCRABBLE Mondays, March 18, 25 Peninsula library at 4. LEGOS Mondays, March 18, 25 Ridgewood library at 4. GAME NIGHT Monday, March 18 Richmond Hill library at 5. KATHAK DANCE Mondays, March 18, 25 Lefferts library. Register. ECO-CRAFTS Monday, March 18 for those 6-12 at Astoria library at 3:30. FAMILY STORY TIME Monday, March 18 Auburndale library at 4. READING & CRAFT Monday, March 18
North Forest Park library pre-K-2 at 4. SCIENCE CLUB Tuesdays, March 19, 26 Peninsula library at 3. CHESS CLUB Tu e s d a y , M a r c h 1 9 Howard Beach library at 4. CHESS & SCRABBLE Tuesdays, March 19, 26 Peninsula library at 4. COMPUTER FOR KIDS Tu e s d a y , M a r c h 1 9 Ridgewood library. Register. CHESS FOR ALL Tuesdays, March 19, 26 Rosedale library at 4. BOOK BUDDIES Tuesdays, March 19, 26 East Elmhurst library at 4. MOSAICS Tu e s d a y , M a r c h 1 9 Poppenhusen library at 4. SPRING CRAFTS Tu e s d a y , M a r c h 1 9 Queens Village library at 4. KIDS CLUB Tu e s d a y , M a r c h 1 9 Hillcrest library at 4:30. For those 8-12. HEALTH & SCIENCE Tu e s d ay, M a r c h 1 9 McGoldrick library at 5.
TEENS TEEN ZONE Monday, March 18 Queens Village library at 4. SCRABBLE CLUB Tuesday, March 19 East Flushing library at 3:30. CHESS FOR ALL Tuesdays, March 19, 16 Rosedale library at 4. BOOK BUDDIES Tuesday, March 19 East Elmhurst library at 4. MOSAICS Tuesday, March 19 Poppenhusen library at 4. SISTER TO SISTER Tuesdays, March 19, 26 girls discuss life skills and more at 4:30 at the Pomonok library. CHESS & SCRABBLE Wednesday, March 20 Peninsula library at 4. TEEN ZONE Wednesdays, March 20, 27 Q u e e n s V i l l a g e l i brary at 4. MAGIC TRICKS Wednesday, March 20 Poppenhusen library and Friday, March 22 Fresh Meadows library. Register. FREE SPEECH Wednesday, March 20 learn the general meaning of free speech at 4:30 Flushing library.
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were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/14/ 13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Ciampa Organization, 136-26 37 th Avenue, Flushing, New York 11354. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. ___________________________________ Notice of Formation of Murphy Art Conservation, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/19/12. Office loc: Queens. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to 2 1 - 3 8 3 1 st S t , # B - 1 G , Astoria, NY 11105. Purpose: any lawful activity. ___________________________________ Notice of Formation of PROSPER 99 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/4/ 2013. Off. loc.: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 82-32 165th St., Jamaica, NY 11432. Term: until 12/ 31/2112. Purpose: any lawful activity.
NY (SSNY) on 11/20/12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 104-40 Queens Blvd. #20V, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: Any lawful activity. ___________________________________ Notice of Formation of 184-19 Aberdeen Road LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/18/12. Off. loc.: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 18425 Aberdeen Road, Jamaica, NY 11432. Purpose: any lawful activity. ___________________________________ Ruben Robenov, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/2/10. Office in Queens County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 105-55 62nd Dr. / #4B, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: General. ___________________________________
ROSENBLATT, Public Administrator of Queens County, who maintains her office at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York 11435, as Administrator of the Estate of FRANCES CAMMARATA, deceased, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause before the Surrogate at the Surrogate’s Court of the County of Queens, to be held at the Queens Gene r a l C o u r t h o u s e , 6 th Floor, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 11 th day of April, 2013 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of Proceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, as Administrator of the Estate of said deceased, a copy of which is attached, should not be judicially settled, and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow a reasonable amount of compensation to GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., for legal services rendered to petitioner herein in the amount of $34,106.37 and that the Court fix the fair and reasonable additional fee for any services to be rendered by GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., hereafter in connection with proceedings on kinship, claims etc., prior to entry of a final Decree on this accounting in the amount of 6% of assets or income collected after the date of the within accounting; and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow an amount equal to one percent on said Schedules of the total assets on Schedules A, A1, and A2 plus any additional monies received subsequent to the date of this account, as the fair and reasonable amount payable to the Office of the Public Administrator for the expenses of said office pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1106(4); and why the claim from Chase Cardmember Services in the amount of $2,645.21 should not be rejected; and why each of you claiming to be a distributee of the decedent should not establish proof of your kinship; and why the balance of said funds should not be paid to said alleged distributees upon proof of kinship, or deposited with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York should said alleged distributees default herein, or fail to
establish proof of kinship, Dated, Attested and Sealed 13 th day of February, 2013 HON. PETER J. KELLY Surrogate, Queens County Margaret M. Gribbon Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 459-9000 9525 Queens Boulevard 11 th Floor Rego Park, New York 11374 This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested unless you file formal legal, verified objections. You have a right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you. Accounting Citation __________________________________ Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Civil Court, Queens County on 1/23/13, bearing Index Number NC001042-12/QU, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435, grants me the right to: Assume the name of (First) Charles Naeem (Middle) Eric (Last) Balondemu My present name is (First) Charles (Middle) Eric (Last) Cofield aka Charles E Cofield My present address is 21-09 35 th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106 My place of birth is Queens, NY My date of birth is January 17, 1986 ___________________________________
ignated as agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o the LLC, 140-31 Cherry Ave., Apt. 1B, Flushing, NY 11355. Purpose: all lawful activities. ___________________________________ PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with their traditional policy on nondiscrimination and applicable Federal and State statutory provisions, the Franklin Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 142-27 Franklin Avenue, Flushing, New York 11355, declares that this institution declares that this institution operates to serve all persons without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual preference, handicap or source of payment. ___________________________________ NOTICE OF NON DISCRIMINATORY POLICY BRIDGEVIEW NURSING HOME LOCATED AT 14310 2 0 th AVE, WHITESTONE, NY 11550 A PARTICIPANT IN THE MEDICARE AND MEDICAID PROGRAMS DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE IN ITS POLICIES REGARDING ADMISSIONS, EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES BECAUSE OF RACE, CREED, COLOR, AGE, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, DISABILITY, SPONSORSHIP, MARITIAL STATUS, CITIZENSHIP OR NATIONAL & ETHENIC ORIGIN. ___________________________________
___________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: INTERNATIONAL HOME CARE SERVICES OF NY, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/20/ 12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 99-32 66th Road, Unit 5G, Rego Park, New York 11374. Purpose: For any lawful purpose ___________________________________ CORE ALLIANCE PHYSICAL THERAPY PLLC, a domestic PLLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 1/16/13. Office location: Queens. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the PLLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The PLLC, 148-09 Northern Blvd., #1K, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: Physical Therapy ___________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION of SHRI NEMINATH REALTY LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of
File No.: 2012-2076/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Umberto Gaetani Liseo Vincenzo Gaetani Liseo Maria Cammarata Rosina Cammarata Giovani Cammarata Francesco Cammarata Giuseppe Biancorosso Elena Maria Nazarena Biancorosso Francesco Biancorosso Attilio Bellomo Rosalia Bellomo Messina Francesco Bellomo Carmela Raia Concetta Raia Attorney General of the State of New York Chase Cardmenber Services The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of FRANCES CAMMARATA, deceased, or their estates, if any there be, whose names, places of residence and post office addresses are unknown to the petitioner and cannot with due diligence be ascertained. Being the persons interested as creditors, legatees, distributees or otherwise in the Estate of FRANCES CAMMARATA, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 69-62 43 Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377, in the County of Queens, State of New York. SEND GREETING: Upon the petition of LOIS M.
Notice of Formation of JELAKI, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/7/12. Off. loc.: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 269-29V Grand Central Pkwy., Floral Park, NY 11005. Purpose: any lawful activity. ___________________________________ Notice of Formation of 18 DARTMOUTH HOLDING, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/5/12. Off. loc.: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 20 Goodwood Road, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: any lawful activity. __________________________________ Notice of Formation Modern Dental Services PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 2/2/2013. Off. Loc.: Queens Cnty. SSNY des-
BRIDGEVIEW NURSING HOME LOCATED AT 143AVE 10 2 0 th WHITESTONE, NY 11357 PARTICIPATES IN THE COMMUNITY SHARPS DISPOSAL PROGRAM ON WEDNESDAYS FROM 10AM-11AM. TEL 718-961-1212 ___________________________________ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: WINDHAM PLUMBING, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/31/ 13. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2050. Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Richard Delciello, 46-16 27th Street, Long Island City, New York 11101. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.
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Queens Focus PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE. . .PEOPLE Jillian Urcelay of Belle Harbor and Michael Pallini of Breezy Point were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester at Villanova University in Pennsylvania.
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The New York Army National Guard has announced the reenlistment of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve. Specialist Adam Abdallah of Far Rockaway has reenlisted to continue service with the Headquarters, 27th Finance Management Company. Specialist Sean Durst of Richmond Hill has reenlisted to continue service with the Company B (Military Intelligence), 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion. Specialist Artemio Molina of Woodhaven has reenlisted to continue service with the Company A, 1-69th Infantry.
The Ozone Park Civic Association will meet 7:30 p.m. March 19 at 97-14 135th Drive in Ozone Park. The guest speaker will be Councilman Eric Ulrich, who will address questions and concerns about the neighborhood. Call (646) 298-7575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Mary Fulbrook, a professor of German history at University College in London, will discuss her new book, “A Small Town Near Auschwitz,” 1:30
The Jewish Center of Kew Garden Hills, 71-25 Main St., Flushing, will host a communal first Seder at 7 p.m. on March 25. The traditional Conservative ritual will feature a six-course glatt kosher for Passover meal. Cost is $75 per adult, with discounts for children and members. To RSVP, call (718) 263-6500 by March 18. The Queens County Conservative Party will hold its monthly meet-
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall speaks to kids at the March 6 ceremony to reopen the Broad Channel library on Cross Bay Boulevard. The library suffered more than $940,000 in damages caused by Superstorm Sandy and lost more than 16,000 books. At Marshall’s right is Library CEO Thomas Galante. City Councilman James Van Bramer is at left and City Department of Design and Construction Commissioner David Burney is second from left. ing 8 p.m. March 21 at American Legion Hall, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. The meeting is expected to feature City Council candidates supported by the Conservative Party. For information, call Tom Long at (718) 474-3826.
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What Year Is It? We here at QConf get many emails each week letting us know about events going on around the Borough, but we don't usually get as much advance notice as one email sent out recently. Last week, Queens Library sent out a press release about an event that they hosted in the Rockaways. It was your typical notice with all the information needed about a press conference. Except there was one detail we found very peculiar. The date for the presser was listed as happening on “Friday, March 8, 3013.” While we at QConf appreciate the advance notice of a press conference, we're pretty sure our current staff will not be able to go to that event for a story. Also, we wanted to let the library know they got the date of the event wrong. March 8, 3013 is a Monday, not a Friday. We’ll forward that email to a reporter working 1,000 years from now.
Too Much Pepper One Queens middleschooler felt that the food in his school’s cafeteria didn’t include enough pepper… spray. The Daily News reported that on March 5, 18 students and a staffer at the Jamaica High School campus were taken to local hospitals after a seventh grader unleashed a can of pepper spray. According to the report, a 12-year-old boy brought the can to school and a 13year-old boy swiped it and started spraying the cafeteria about 8:45 a.m. Both pupils attend Queens Collegiate High School. The victims were treated at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Queens Hospital Center and later released.
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For anyone who knows the first thing about hiphop, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels is a household name. Along with Joseph “Run” Simmons and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell, he was part of Run-DMC, one of the most well-known and influential rap groups of all time. With the group having been founded in Hollis, Queens, DMC felt that the borough left a significant impact on both his life and career. “Growing up in Queens showed us that even in the dirt-poor ghetto, there’s some goodness,” DMC said. “We had hard working parents, we weren’t in the projects. We had houses. I had a backyard. I went to Catholic school my whole life. All those things went into my music.” In the group’s first single, “Sucker M.C.’s,” DMC made a few references to his education in Queens, specifically in the lines “I'm D.M.C. in the place to be/I go to St. John's University/And since kindergarten I acquired the knowledge/after 12th grade I went straight to college.” "My story was I was a straight A student who went to St. John’s University and had to stop because I made a record,” he said. “That’s powerful. That whole Queens community, the lower/middle class suburb vibe, transcended through our music.” As Run-DMC’s career took off throughout the 1980s, Hollis started to become almost as famous as the group. “There was a point where people in other states were saying ‘I’m from Hollis!’ That Hollis, Queens, vibe was so positive,” DMC said. “It was hard, it was relatable, but it was positive.” DMC felt that their positive message and approval of education had the most lasting impact on the Borough and throughout their fanbase. “Some of the kids were like, ‘You mean, I don’t have to sell drugs to be successful?’ I don’t have to carry this gun and do stick-ups?’ We affected people like that,” he said. “In my generation, when you said hip-hop, you thought possibilities, education and safety. I think that’s what we represented.”
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of his van as his customizable license plate. The van and the vendor were found in the C-Town parking lot at Broadway and 30th Street. Maybe this will lead to a trend of license plate advertising, though it won’t work for everyone. Sure, hot dog and pretzel will fit, but French fries may have a bit of trouble fitting.
Candidates in this fall’s election are required to file their contributions to the Campaign Finance Board by March 15, but one candidate was touting his successes a little bit early. Austin Shafran, who will be competing in the Democratic primary for City Council District 19, sent out a release on Tuesday stating that he had raised nearly $60,000 in the last two months. According to the statement, Shafran’s filing includes 320 individual donors from throughout the district. “The support we have received from hundreds of working families, neighborhood businesses, and members of the labor community shows that people who love their city can come together
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