MORE GOOD NEWS ON THE RESCUED DOG, DOMINGA

MORE GOOD NEWS ON THE RESCUED DOG, DOMINGA. Kudos to the many volunteers who have helped this entire time and the many people who have donated money for her treatment and care.

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Dominga is doing better, there seem to be more awareness, she likes yo be petted, loves steak and goes outside. She continues getting weekly acupuncture sessions. Also a blood test was performed recently and results were normal.

We created a facebook page for Dominga, so please visit and please share!

Dominga Dog
https://www.facebook.com/domingadog

Our group just rescued another dog that lived on the streets of Upper Manhattan for 11 or 12 years. Her name is Domingo.

She is in desperate need of surgery for a huge tumor the size of a soccer ball on one of her legs.

The same group of people who recently saved another feral dog, Ricky, found out about Domingo about a month ago, and started looking for ways to capture her.

A school teacher from the Bronx was driving by the area, noticed the stray dog, and immediately reached out to a number of rescue groups for help. Only one person agreed to help. It was Linda. Linda, a long-time animal lover and rescuer, mother of two adorable girls, found time in her busy schedule to come and try to catch the dog from Long Island to the Bronx several times a day for weeks. She managed to put a leash on Domingo yesterday.

Now Domingo is in the care of vets and needs to undergo a very complicated surgery for removal of the tumor.

All the funds collected by this page will go directly to the rescue group.

The Rescue group website is:

www.almosthomeli.org

The group has a Paypal account as well published on the web page.

Many thanks to all for your kindness and care!

NYPD’S NATIONAL NIGHT OUT IN QUEENS IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS

From Queens Chronicle:

NYPD marks National Night Out in Queens

Cops serve up food, fun, information

 

 Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 10:30 am

NYPD police precincts throughout Queens will, as always, be participating in National Night Out Against Crime, which will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

The evening is celebrated nationwide as an event that brings neighbors together. People in neighborhoods all over the country will gather and turn their porch lights on as a symbol of people standing up to crime.

Police are inviting residents to designated parks throughout the borough for an evening of family entertainment and community outreach.

The 102nd Precinct will host its event from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Buddy Memorial Center in Forest Park, located at the intersection of Park Lane South and Myrtle Avenue. There will be free food and entertainment, as well as a raffle for a bicycle and school supplies.

The Richmond Hill East Business Persons Corp., also in the 102nd Precinct, will host an event of its own from 6 to 9 p.m. on Jamaica Avenue between 123rd and 124th streets.

The 103rd Precinct is sponsoring festivities from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Rufus King Park on Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica between 150th and 153rd streets. Entertainment, food and children’s activities will be free, along with information on personal safety and crime prevention.

The 104th Precinct will meet in Juniper Valley Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. Along with the usual food, activities and crime prevention information, the Juniper Park Civic Association will host a concert with the classic rock band Generations.

The 105th Precinct will host residents from 5 to 9 p.m. at Frederick Cabbell Park/Cambria Playground, located at Francis Lewis Boulevard and 121st Avenue in Cambria Heights.

The 106th Precinct is inviting its guests to be in Police Officer Edward Byrne Park on 135th Avenue in South Ozone Park from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be free food, music and giveaways.

The 107th Precinct will hold its event at the Electchester Shopping Center at 158-11 Harry Van Ardsdale Jr. Ave. from 7 to 9:30 p.m. There will be entertainment, food, a DJ, dancing and face painting.

Over in the 108th Precinct, people will gather at Louis Windmuller Park’s Lawrence Virgilio Playground from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be children’s rides, entertainment and free food. The park is at 52nd Street and 39th Avenue in Woodside.

The 109th Precinct will be gathering from 5 to 9 p.m. at PS 20 at 142-30 Barclay Avenue in Flushing. There will be food, entertainment, a DJ, face painting, pony rides and games for children.

The 110th Precinct will meet from 5 to 8 p.m. at Flushing Meadows Corona Park near the entrance at 111th Street between 54th and 55th avenues. Aside from food and entertainment, the evening will include information on crime prevention and child safety, a petting zoo courtesy of the Queens Zoo, and a softball game between police and employees from the Queens Center mall.

The 111th Precinct is welcoming visitors to the upper level of the Douglaston Plaza Shopping Center. Games, prizes, raffles, entertainment and food are free.

The 112th Precinct’s event is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. at MacDonald Park in Forest Hills, with free food and entertainment. The park is located on Queens Boulevard between Yellowstone Boulevard and 70th Road.

The 113th Precinct will meet in Baisley Pond Park in South Jamaica from 6 to 9 p.m.. There will be free food and entertainment, rides and activities for children, plus raffles and giveaways.

The 114th Precinct celebration will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. at Astoria Park’s Great Lawn between Shore and Ditmars boulevards

The 115th Precinct event will run from 5 to 8 p.m. at Northern Playground, located in Jackson Heights on Northern Boulevard between 93rd and 94th Streets. Bouncy houses and lots of food will be accompanied by a clown and a DJ.

JAMAICA RESIDENTS NOW WORRY ABOUT THE AREA DEVELOPMENT, WHERE WERE THESE SAME FOLKS WHEN THIS COMMUNITY WAS BEING DESTROYED FOR DECADES

It seems that some Jamaica residents are all of a sudden worried about the development that is taking place in Jamaica and funny that the rally was held at very questionable Rev. Floyd Flake’s church.

BUT, where were all these people and ministers when the community was being turned into shit & garbage from some of the low-class bottom of the barrel types that are way too  prevalent in our community. Where where these people when one crooked useless elected official after another was not doing their job and ripping tax payers off, like the Floyd Flake of the church where this rally was held. Where were these people when elected officials were fucking up the zoning to allow all kind of shit to take place in Jamaica. Where were all these folks when homeless shelters were dumped into the community left and right. Where were these folks when poisonous waste disposal places like Royal Waste was dumped near a residential area.Where were all these folks when tons of auto body shops were placed in the area and turned our streets and sidewalks into junked cars making it look like a mess.

WHERE??????????????

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From Queens Courier:

Jamaica residents rally for more affordable housing, inclusion in area development boom

| amatua@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Angela Matua

THE COURIER/Photos by Angela Matua
Jamaica residents gathered at the Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York to demand affordable housing and union jobs.

Jamaica residents gathered at the Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York on Wednesday to demand that the city and developers capitalizing on the available space in the area “build it right.”

The rally, which began at the church and ended at a proposed mixed-use development on 168th Street, was meant to educate people about the current state of development in southeast Queens and provide a background on the rezoning that led to a construction boom.

“We are simply demanding that local electeds and city officials use their membership to assure that the coming development in this area prioritizes deeply affordable housing, to make sure that we have protections for existing tenants and to make sure that we have family sustaining union careers for local residents in this neighborhood,” said Andrew Wilkes, pastor of social justice and young adults for the church.

Minister Helen Broady spoke on the 2007 rezoning of 368 blocks in Jamaica and the recently announced Jamaica Now plan, a $153 million action plan that aims to create more than 3,000 units of housing, 500,000 square feet of commercial space and 800 new hotel rooms in the next five years.

A special inclusionary housing program incentivizes developers to build affordable housing around downtown Jamaica and Hillside Avenue, but only 20 percent of the units in the designated area are required to be affordable.

Broady argued that the 20 percent of affordable housing may not actually be affordable for  Jamaica residents. The area median income (AMI) in New York City is determined by taking the average of median income of all five boroughs and several suburban counties. Developers can rent out their units to people making the maximum income level allowed.

For a family of three looking to rent in Jamaica’s inclusionary zone, the maximum AMI is capped at $62,150, according to the Department of City Planning. In Community Board 12, which includes Jamaica, the AMI for a family of three is about $50,000.

“We are not here to say don’t develop, but to say build it right,” Broady said.

Jobs were also a topic of discussion Wednesday night, as 400 construction jobs and 80 permanent jobs are estimated to be generated through the 168th Street development. Broady said that though developers are required to hire locally, that requirement is not enforced. She also pointed out that a salary of $11.50 per hour, a “living wage” for construction workers mandated by the city for this project, would not allow local residents to afford rent.

Ricardo Louis, a southeast Queens resident for 20 years, said he should be included in any plans to build in his community.

“If you’re going to come to my neighborhood and build in my area, why can’t I be a part of it?” Louis said.

Members of the District Council 9 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades came to show their support as well as Andy Lane, a representative from Councilman I. Daneek Miller’s office who read a statement from the councilman.

“As chair of the civil service and labor committee, one that is dedicated to economic development and community, we are committed to responsible development. This includes continuing to host MWE forums that provide opportunities for local businesses, good jobs through project labor agreements and developers and creating careers, not just jobs,” according to Miller’s statement.

 

MORE BAD NEW OUT OF GHETTO RESORTS CASINO – 66 YEAR OLD SECURITY BRUTALLY ATTACKED BY THUG, THEN STEALS VICTIMS CAR

I mean what assholes thought that dumping a casino  in the ghetto capital of Queens was such a good idea, I mean you had no foresight, not intuition, not little voice saying “bad idea”. No one said “A casino in the ghetto, ah not really a good idea”.  But the powers to be, including some of our asshole elected officials gave it the go-ahead.

Since it opened, it has been one bad ghetto behavior after another, stealing, assaults, robberies, brawls……………..YEP, this was a real good idea.

I still am not sure that all the money being dumped into Jamaica is really going to change things, if some of the same shit still exists in the community. I mean you can take the person out of the ghetto, but can you really take the ghetto out of the person.

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From Queens Courier:

Perp violently attacks security guard outside Resorts World, steals his Lexus: NYPD

| ctumola@queenscourier.com

File photo

File photo

A 66-year-old security guard was brutally assaulted in front of Resorts World Casino over the weekend before his attacker stole his car, police said.

The incident happened about 7 p.m. on Saturday at the 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. venue in South Ozone Park.

According to authorities, the victim was just outside the casino when the suspect — described as a black male, bald and about 6 feet tall — approached him and began physically assaulting him. During the attack, the victim dropped the keys to his 2008 Lexus, allowing the suspect to grab them. He then fled in the security guard’s vehicle, which was parked nearby.

1809-15 106 pct Robbery 7-25-15

EMS took the victim to an area hospital where he was treated for a broken nose and a broken eye socket.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

NOT ONLY AN ILLEGAL TRUCK DRIVING ON JAMAICA RESIDENTIAL STREET, BUT GOING AT A DANGEROUS HIGH SPEED

Vision Zero my fucking ass. If the Mayor, Queens Borough President, local elected officials, community leaders and other powers to be really cared, they would do something about the below IMMEDIATELY.

A large noisy dump truck not only driving illegally in the early morning on my residential street of 170th (between Jamaica & Hillside Ave) BUT, going well beyond the 25 MPH speed limit. You know how many elderly are on these blocks (there is a big NYCHA senior citizen building at 90-20 170th Street), plus many young children live on these blocks as well. Imagine a young child crossing the street and this speeding truck not able to stop in time.

http://youtu.be/QL4T7ucOK48

Queens Borough Hall, Department of Transportation, you do not need to waste time and money on an investigation. Yours truly has done that for a year with photos, videos, times, dates, 311 reference numbers, email correspondences to all of you. You all have wasted a year doing so little.

No, what you need to do is ENFORCE THE LAWS and PUT UP HUGE SIGNAGE and crack down on this bullshit that has been going on every single day from 6am to 11pm at night as two large light blue waste solid trucks (not Royal) did at 10:00pm on Tuesday evening, July 28, 2015.

SOUTH JAMAICA PRECINCT CRACKING DOWN ON SPEEDING DRIVERS, BUT WHAT ABOUT ILLEGAL TRUCK DRIVING, DOUBLE PARKING, ETC

While part of the Mayor’s Vision Zero project, this crackdown just does not go far enough. What about the illegal truck driving on residential streets, how about that horrible double parking on streets like Merrick Blvd & Hillside Avenue, what about all those illegal motor bikes all over our streets to name a few. AND why does this “full enforcement” end August 9th. Damn, at least do it for a month and then monitor it on a regular basis.

As usual NOT ENOUGH. It is not like we live in some small hick town, we are an overcrowded city of probably 10 million people and tons of idiot drivers where there is not enough enforcement of laws to begin with.

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From DNAinfo New York:

South Jamaica Precinct to Put Brakes on Speeding Drivers

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | July 28, 2015 5:05pm
 The South Jamaica police precinct will soon start cracking down on reckless drivers and other road users, as part of the mayor's Vision Zero traffic safety initiative.

The South Jamaica police precinct will soon start cracking down on reckless drivers and other road users, as part of the mayor’s Vision Zero traffic safety initiative.

DNAinfo/Rachel Holliday Smith

QUEENS — The South Jamaica police precinct will soon start cracking down on reckless drivers, police officials said.

Beginning this week, officers from the 113th Precinct, which also covers St. Albans and Springfield Gardens, are teaming up with the Department of Transportation to “focus on pedestrian and driver safety education” under the city’s Vision Zero plan, which seeks to reduce traffic fatalities, according to an email sent out by the precinct’s Community Affairs office.

As part of the initiative, officers will visit local schools, churches and senior centers throughout the precinct.

They will also conduct an “aggressive flyer campaign near the Locust Manor and St. Albans LIRR train stations,” as well as along Merrick, Guy Brewer, Linden and Rockaway boulevards, where several electronic message boards will be placed to inform drivers how fast they are going and to remind them that the speed limit is now 25 mph, officials said.

Next week, drivers can expect “full enforcement” until Aug. 9, police said.

Similar initiatives have been conducted in other precincts.

 

COUNCILMAN WILLS IS NOT ONLY CROOKED, INEFFECTIVE, BUT TIES WITH ANOTHER LOSER AS HAVING WORST ATTENDANCE RECORD ON CITY COUNCIL

And here is a case where the low-class bottom of the barrel Jamaica ghetto types are not at fault but supposedly the better quality, more educated Jamaica folks are,  who constantly put in the same useless asshole elected officials over and over again expecting different results and not holding these elected officials accountable while they  make a nice salary, do very little and the community shows the effects from this.

Councilman Ruben Wills is a triple threat. Corrupt, useless and now we find out has the worst (well tied with another loser, Andy King of the Bronx) attendance record on City Council. I mean how can you even do your job somewhat well, when you do not attend City Councilman meetings and then are tied up on legal issues due to corruption charges. Not that one cannot do his or her job right by missing some of these meetings, which I am sure plenty are bullshit and useless, so you have to pick and choose. And I would side with Wills IF he was a good effective elected official, BUT HE IS NOT.

AND as usual the bullshit excuses, which most politicians carry around in their back pockets for easy access are already coming out as can be read in the article below. Here is an excerpt:

Wills spokesman Brandon Clarke said the Councilman lost three family members in recent months and had to travel out of state after the deaths, but the Council’s official bereavement absences are limited to one calendar day.

“Despite the personal losses he has suffered, they have not affected the Councilman’s ability to effectively administer to the needs of his constituents,” he said.

Okay, three family member passed away (what like third cousins removed, doesn’t matter though). That would only be a few days out. SORRY, BAD EXCUSE.

Political Spokesman (bottom feeders) for Wills says that it has not affected his ability to effectively administer to the needs of his constituents. WHAT THE FUCK are you talking about. Wills is one of the worst useless Jamaica elected officials and he has plenty of company in that department to begin with. He is NOT effective, HE DOES NOT administer to the needs of his constituents or district, which is one of the worst.

As usual reality gets all fucking muddled up.

WAKE UP PEOPLE or shall I say SHEEPLE.

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From The Daily News:

Two NYC councilmen with legal troubles have worst attendance records on City Council

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 11:45 PM
SALESOUT NARCH EUO 3TP HANDOUT/REUTERS

Indicted Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Queens), pictured, is one of two pols with the worst attendance record at City Council.

A Queens pol accused of corruption and a Bronx pol accused of sexual harassment have something in common besides legal trouble – the worst attendance records on the City Council.

Indicted Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Queens) and Councilman Andy King (D-Bronx) each missed about a third of their required meetings, putting them in a tie for dead last in attendance on the 51-member body.

King, who was hit with a claim this year charging he wrongfully fired a staffer after she spurned his sexual advances, skipped 29 of the 89 hearings he was supposed to go to, or 32.6%, according to attendance records obtained through the Freedom of Information Law.

Wills missed 26 out of 111 committee and Council meetings during the fiscal year that ended in June – 32.4%.

The Jamaica Democrat was indicted on corruption charges last year – with prosecutors alleging he stole public campaign funds and took a state member item for a sham charity but pocketed most of it.

Wills spokesman Brandon Clarke said the Councilman lost three family members in recent months and had to travel out of state after the deaths, but the Council’s official bereavement absences are limited to one calendar day.

“Despite the personal losses he has suffered, they have not affected the Councilman’s ability to effectively administer to the needs of his constituents,” he said.

A rep for King defended his record and said his absences had nothing to do with the harassment case.

Councilman Andy King (D-Bronx), pictured, who was hit with a claim this year charging he wrongfully fired a staffer after she spurned his sexual advances, skipped 29 of the 89 hearings he was supposed to go to, or 32.6%, according to attendance records obtained through the Freedom of Information Law. Richard Harbus/for New York Daily News

Councilman Andy King (D-Bronx), pictured, who was hit with a claim this year charging he wrongfully fired a staffer after she spurned his sexual advances, skipped 29 of the 89 hearings he was supposed to go to, or 32.6%, according to attendance records obtained through the Freedom of Information Law.

“He works really hard, and he attends a lot of hearings, and he’s in the district a lot. Those are not sick days. He’s working all the time,” said spokeswoman Stephannia Cleaton.

The duo aren’t the only pols with poor attendance at the $112,500-a-year job.

Ranking next is Annabel Palma (D-Bronx), who missed 27% of her meetings, in addition to another 16 excused medical absences, the records show.

Former minority leader Vincent Ignizio (R-Staten Island), who left for a non-profit job, and Inez Barron (D-Brooklyn) were both absent about 18% of the time. An Ignizio spokesman said over the course of his career, he had 90% attendance, and Barron said she gives priority to incidents in her district.

Rory Lancman (D-Queens) and Darlene Mealy (D-Brooklyn) round out the list with 17% absences.

“I’ve been doing this long enough to know which meetings are important to attend and which aren’t,” Lancman said. “The work leading my own committee has to take precedence.”