JUST HOW MANY FUCKING CHURCHES DOES GREATER JAMAICA REALLY NEED – LAURELTON WOMAN OPENS CHURCH IN HER GARAGE

AND is this REALLY LEGAL.  I mean is there a zoning ordinance (law) in effect for that neighborhood? I see nowhere in this article where the so-called journalist asked this question.

It also  figures this would be in Greater Jamaica. Like there are not enough BULLSHIT churches in the area, like every other block. Can you say AVOIDING PAYING TAXES. What a SCAM, this whole fucking church crap in Queens. Think about the number of churches from big money makers like Floyd Flake’s Church of the Almighty Dollar to shit store front churches to bullshit like this garbage church AND think about all the lost revenue since churche & religious institutions are not taxed. AND what do these churches and there “leaders” really do for the community, how do they help improve it, because from where I am standing, Jamaica is a FUCKING MESS of Biblical proportions.

What a FUCKING SCAM. Probably in a few years you will hear some shady thing with this and her non-profit Radikal 4 Kidz, which was started last March. Considering all the scam non-profits in this area and all the bullshit and nonsense, I would not be surprised.

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From Queens Times Ledger:

Correction officer opens church in her Laurelton home

Tina Booker holds services in the garage of her home in Laurelton.

In the spacious garage of her Laurelton home, Department of Correction Officer Tina Booker has established a new calling in addition to her work with inmates and fellow corrections staff and her role as the head of Radikal 4 Kidz, a non-profit organization.

Since October 2016, Booker’s garage has been home to the “Full of Faith Christian Center,” where she ministers each Sunday to a small but growing congregation. The opening of the church marked a new chapter in Booker’s spiritual life. She was called to the ministry in 2009 and was ordained as a reverend in 2012.

“I just started seeking a closer relationship with God and knew I was called to something greater because I love people,” she said. “The Bible helped me. Everybody has their different religious beliefs, but it helped me grow, and even encouraged me when coming to work.”

Booker has been with the Correction Department for 18 years, working in security and administrative positions with a wide variety of inmates and staff. In January, the DOC opened a Chaplain’s Office for DOC staff, and Booker is the first officer established as a Correction Department chaplain. In her role, she offers guidance and counsel, comforts ill officers and grieves with those who have experienced loss on the staff.

In addition to her Correction work and her ministry, Booker runs Radikal 4 Kidz, which hosts town hall meetings to bridge the gap between law enforcement and communities, and also organizes family-friendly activities for youth and parents. The organization received its 501(c)(3) status last March.

“These young guys are so creative, these young women are so creative in the things they can do — drawing, writing, it’s phenomenal. And I ask, ‘Where did we drop the ball?’” she said when speaking about the inmates. She hopes her work can help reach younger individuals in the community to keep them out of the criminal justice system. “That could be one less young person that I see behind the gate,”she said.

Booker’s church services typically begin with about 15 minutes of peaceful music and meditation and she said sometimes tears of joy flow from the faces of parishioners. There are scripture reading, a sermon and songs in a relaxed environment Booker said is always buoyed by humor.

 “I always say God has a sense of humor. How could there be comedians if we didn’t?” she said. “So many people are scared of church and spirituality. But you have to be you and strive to be the best you.”

Booker is looking for a donated space in Brooklyn or Queens that she can use as a safe haven for neighborhood adolescents to peacefully gather. She continues to work as a correction officer and chaplain, counseling inmates, staff, her parishioners and her community. She said the many hats she wears have made her life very busy, but she was nevertheless joyful about her own call to service.

“I just think people should know when it comes to ministry, there’s an open door of love to receive anyone that walks in through the door,” she said. “Love, care and concern.”

Reach reporter Patrick Donachie by e-mail at pdonachie@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

 

POST WORKER SLASHED IN LAURELTON: IT MIGHT BE THE GEM OF GREATER JAMAICA – BUT LOOK IN THE NOOKS & CRANNIES AND YOU WILL SEE SOME GHETTO SHIT

Ironic that just a few weeks ago, NY1 did a story on Laurelton with it’s nice homes, which it certainly does, but still ghetto crap finds its way into every nook and cranny of Jamaica, not matter what. First the main street of Merrick is Laurelton is your typical ghetto crap you find all over Jamaica (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/02/22/and-now-the-ghetto-main-district-of-laurelton-no-so-nice/), then a shooting took place recently(https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/jesus-fucking-christ-why-can-the-ghetto-crowd-act-like-civilized-human-beings-or-are-they-incapable-of-that-25-year-old-woman-shot-after-fight-breaks-out-in-laurelton-bar-on-shitty-merrick-blvd/) and now a postal worker was slashed by some resident hood rat named, Robert Powell,  on 220th Place near 138 Ave.

Damn boy, assaulting a postal worker. Bring the lube to prison, because your ass is getting put away for a long time. And pull those fucking pants up, you are grown ass man. That is not some fashion statement, that is just STOOPID GHETTO.

NYPD ESU take perp into custody after he barricated himself inside the home at 137-37 220 place in Queens after he stabbed a woman at the residence, the woman was taken to Jamaica hospital. Photos by Robert Stridiron. 03/06/17

You see ghetto crap is like a cancer. If you don’t get it in time, it spreads.

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From NY1:

Postal Worker Slashed in Queens

By NY1 News
Monday, March 6, 2017 at 08:06 PM EST

Police are investigating after a postal worker was slashed while on the job in Laurelton.

The NYPD says it happened just before 12:45pm Monday on 220th Place near 138th Avenue. Investigators say a 32-year-old man slashed the postal worker. Police searched for the suspect through the afternoon, eventually found him and arrested him.

The postal worker was taken to North Shore LIJ Hospital and is expected to survive.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

From Queens Courier:

Photos by Robert Stridiron/RHS Breaking News Services

A man barricaded himself inside of his Laurelton home after stabbing a postal worker in the face on Monday morning, law enforcement sources said.

According to police, at around noon on March 6, a 49-year-old female postal worker was delivering mail in front of 137-37 220 Place. Robert Powell, 32, who lives at the residence, slashed the victim in the face with an unknown object, causing a deep laceration in her face.

Following the assault, Powell barricaded himself inside of his home and refused to open the door.

The NYPD Emergency Service Unit (ESU) and the hostage negotiation team were called to the scene. The victim was transported to North Shore Manhasset Hospital, where she received stitches, in stable condition.

A short time later, police said, ESU gained entry at the location and took Powell into custody without incident. He was charged with assault, obstruction of government administration and harassment in the second degree.

 

ANOTHER SIDE OF JAMAICA -LAURETON – BUT STILL DOES NOT CHANGE MY MIND OVERALL ABOUT SHITTY JAMAICA

The saving grace about the Jamaica community, Laurelton, is distance, far from the ghetto trash mess that is pretty much the rest of Jamaica, although ever ride down Merrick Blvd in Laurelton, it is a ghetto mess of dirty stores, thug autobody shops with junked cars on streets and sidewalk and typical fast food shiteries.

But get beyond that point and you will see a different community that is the exception in Jamaica not the norm.

A community is only as strong as it’s weakest link and Jamaica has a tons of weak links.

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From NY1:

Laurelton: The Queens Community Gentrification Forgot, Where Black Incomes are Higher than Whites

By Ruschell Boone
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 10:13 PM EST
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While gentrification has been an issue in many of the city’s Black neighborhoods, there has been relatively little impact in the middle-class communities of Southeast Queens. Borough Reporter Ruschell Boone looks back at how things have changed in a borough where Black incomes have surpassed those of whites in the time since NY1 launched 25 years ago.

While images of crime and poverty are often associated with Southeast Queens, there has long been another side. Large bedroom communities that have been meccas for upper middle and middle class blacks for generations.

Vernel Bennett and his wife Delores moved to Laurelton in 1987. He was a supervising corporate tax auditor for the city. She was an assistant vice president at JP Morgan Chase.

“If I moved into another neighborhood and my neighbor is not the same color or background, they, you know have some preconceived notions,” said Delores Bennett. “That’s not here. Like, here, you move here, you know. You know what kind of people are here.”

There are about 18 neighborhoods in Southeast Queens. Most have predominantly black populations with relatively high incomes. In many cases, they’ve surpassed whites in the area over the past two-and-a-half decades.

In Laurelton, the average income for black families is $81,000 year. For whites, it is $73,000.

“We have every profession you can name,” said Vernel Bennett. “We have from the lawyer to the doctor and the accountant, you know, to the plumber and the electrician.”

Blacks began moving here from the South in the 1940s. They also came from other parts of the world.

John Crow is the community liaison for the Langston Hughes Library and a resident.

“We have Jamaicans, we have Haitians, we have Africans from the continent, Nigeria, Ghana, you know,” Crow said. “Wherever you name it. We have Grenadians, of course.”

While gentrification has not been an issue in areas like Laurelton, where residents have higher incomes and own their homes, in Jamaica, where most rent apartments, it is another story.

Jamaica was hit hard after the housing market crashed. But the neighborhood has since rebounded with revitalization plans for the downtown area. And crime is way down.

There has also been a significant shift in Jamaica’s black population. In 1990, there were 22,000. Today, the number is half that, according to the census.

Some of the other neighborhoods are becoming more diverse as well.

Many welcome the new residents, but are worried long timers are being pushed out.

“That’s always a concern,” Crow said.

 

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST, WHY CAN THE GHETTO CROWD ACT LIKE CIVILIZED HUMAN BEINGS OR ARE THEY INCAPABLE OF THAT – 25 YEAR OLD WOMAN SHOT AFTER FIGHT BREAKS OUT IN LAURELTON BAR ON SHITTY MERRICK BLVD

Jamaica, South Jamaica, St. Albans, Rosedale, Springfield Gardens, Laurelton, doesn’t matter the whole fucking area is shit storm ghetto mess thanks to hood rats, criminals with guns and other assorted assholes.

A Wednesday night at 3:40am in a ghetto bar in Jamaica on Merrick Blvd. Of course nothing good will come out of that.

What is it with ghetto folks. They just cannot act like civilized normal human beings.

ALL OF JAMAICA, a shit hell hole ghetto mess with so man asshole people. RUN RUN RUN from Jamaica, no matter what the power that be tell you about “up-n-coming” Jamaica, because a long as the ghetto element is here Jamaica will ALWAYS BE FUCKED UP.

Can’t wait to say good fucking bye ghetto land.youtube-stupid-people

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The Daily News:

25-year-old woman shot after fight breaks out at Queens bar

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A 25-year-old woman was shot in the ankle after a fight broke out at Lovell’s Afterdark Bar and Lounge on Merrick Blvd. in Queens.

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A gunman with a .40-caliber pistol shot a 25-year-old woman attending a birthday celebration following a Queens bar brawl early Wednesday, police said.

The fight between two men broke out inside Lovell’s Afterdark Bar and Lounge on Merrick Blvd. in Laurelton around 3:40 a.m., cops said.

When the clash spilled out of the bar onto Merrick Blvd. near 224th St., several people, including the victim, went out to see what was happening, witnesses told police.

That’s when the gunman pulled his gun and fired off four rounds, striking the woman in the ankle.

Paramedics took her to Jamaica Hospital for treatment.

The gunman ran off and remained at large Wednesday.

Cops questioned the bar patron the gunman was fighting with, but he hasn’t been cooperative with police, officials said.

EX-CON GETS ONLY ONE YEAR IN PRISON FOR STEALING ELDERLY WOMAN’S LAURELTON HOUSE AND THEN DESTROYING IT

Not only did this thug and his low-life thug’s son steal this elderly woman’s house, then they move  into it and did $80,000 worth of damage to her property, and destroyed almost $500,000 in family heirlooms. AND this fuck get on year jail time. He will be out in no time and do this shit again.

Some fucking justice.

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From The Daily News:

Ex-con pleads guilty to stealing elderly woman’s Queens house, faces year in jail

Ex-Con Darrell Beatty walking out of elderly woman's home he stole by forging the deed.

Ex-Con Darrell Beatty walking out of elderly woman’s home he stole by forging the deed.

Darrell Beatty (pictured) pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a forged instrument for using a phony deed to swipe Jennifer Merin’s Laurelton house out from under her.

(Anthony DelMundo/New York Daily News)

A Queens ex-con pleaded guilty on Friday to stealing an elderly woman’s house out from under her.

Darrell Beatty, 51, pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a forged instrument for using a phony deed to swipe Jennifer Merin’s Laurelton house out from under her.

As a result of the plea deal, he’ll get even more free housing — it calls for him to get a year in jail.

Merin, 72, said that’s not enough time.

Woman whose family house was stolen through deed fraud can’t sue

“I’m glad he’s going to jail. He deserves to go to jail but I think that the sentence was too brief,” she told the Daily News after Beatty’s plea. “He lived in my house for longer than he will be in jail and he’ll be out on the streets again.”

jennifer merinJennifer Merin had to go to court to get the property back in her name and to get Beatty evicted.

(David Wexler/For New York Daily News)

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown acknowledged that Merin had been put through hell.

“The victim of this complicated con was thrown into a living nightmare when she discovered that her family’s home — filled with the precious memories and mementos of three generations — was being inhabited by squatters who had locked her out,” Brown said.

“Fortunately, the property now has been returned to its rightful owner and the defendant, in admitting his guilt to possessing a fake deed which transferred the property to him, faces time behind bars for his crime.”

Ex-con accused in Queens deed scam to face trial

The brick Tudor style house had been left to Merin when her mother died. Her family had lived in it since it was built in 1930.

deedDarrell Beatty filed a phony deed in March of 2014.

(Acordex Imaging Systems)

Merin, whose primary residence is in Manhattan, realized something was wrong in May 2014 when water bills spiked for the 141 Ave. property.

First she discovered the locks had been changed — and then peeked through the windows to find her furniture and family heirlooms were missing.

She eventually found out an ex-con named Darrell Beatty was living inside with his two sons and a pit bull — but the cops said they couldn’t do anything because of the phony deed.

Ex-con accused of stealing Queens woman’s house arraigned

 

MAYOR COMES TO SOUTHEAST QUEENS, BUT NOT TO THE AREAS WITH MAJOR QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES

I mentioned on this past Thursday (6.16.16) on by blog on about receiving a flyer at 6pm about the Mayor holding a town hall meeting in SE Queens on Thursday, June 16th at 7pm. I pretty much did not see this publicized anywhere, like the Mayor really did not want people to know and to make sure his town hall meeting was filled up with mostly  political lackey’s and ass kissers, but obviously there were some regular folks there since community members expressed concern over quality-of-life issues, including the preponderance of trucks illegally parking or operating in a reckless manner in the confines of the 105th Precinct. 

Well, where have I heard THAT before.

But what is ironic about this meeting, was that it was only for Rosedale, Laurelton and Springfield Gardens, which are the nicest neighborhoods in SE Queens/Greater Jamaica area. Sure they have  some quality of life issues, probably Springfield Garden has the most, BUT these three areas are the nicest of all of SE Queens, have the lowest crime rates and homeowners more than likely outnumber renters as well. Now you folks in those areas, tell me if I am wrong or right. Now other parts of SE Queens/Greater Jamaica area have well worst communities and way major quality of life issues, with South Jamaica being the worst (highest crimes, shootings, poverty, etc), followed by the Downtown Jamaica and surrounding area. So why not hold a town meeting in the places that really need a town hall meeting and really need quality of life issues addressed and really need proper services and major enforcement of quality of life issues.

Again, typical political bullshit of powers that be ignoring areas with the major problems, like they do not even exist. You see this bullshit with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz as well, who is always praising Downtown Jamaica, when there is not really much to praise but more to be criticized and major issues not being addressed.

AND why did the Times Ledger leave out the date of the town hall meeting. Because I am sure if people saw that date, they would say “I did not know about that.”

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From Times Ledger:

Mayor holds town hall in southeast Queens

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Councilman Donovan Richards field questions from concerned community members during a town hall at Springfield Gardens Educational Complex.

Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed a location for the long-awaited new police precinct in southeast Queens might be determined by the end of the summer.

The news about the $70 million 116th Precinct came in the midst of a two-hour town hall held at Springfield Gardens Educational Complex. The event was moderated by Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton).

Community members expressed concern over quality-of-life issues, including the preponderance of trucks illegally parking or operating in a reckless manner in the confines of the 105th Precinct.

De Blasio also expounded on what he said were the major successes throughout his administra­tion’s tenure, including universal pre-K as well as after-school programs for sixth through eighth graders.

“There are still parents who don’t know pre-K is available for free,” he said. “Every middle school is guaranteed an after-school seat.”

The mayor also said that citywide, murders were down 10 percent compared to the year before, with gun arrests up 20 percent. He contrasted his vision with previous administrations and critics.

“I said we need a safer city and a fairer city,” he said. “And there were many people saying you had to have one or the other.”