MORE GHETTO NONSENSE IN JAMAICA INCLUDING ASSHOLE COUNCILMAN RUBEN WILLS – EBONY CLOWN POLITICAL HACK EXTRAORDINAIRE

Can you imagine, if a young ordinary Jamaica man kept delaying his trail for over half a year, what would happen, yet political gangster Ruben Wills, what happens, nothing and we the tax payers still continue to foot his salary as he continues to still be in office.

I doubt that this slime bucket, Anthony Claudel,  in the first ghetto nonsense story below attempted to postpone his trail for 6 months.

And now onto the nonsense.

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From Queens Courier:

Photo via Shutterstock/Inset courtesy of NYPD
Anthony Claudel is wanted for an assault in Jamaica Hills on May 15.

Cops need your help in finding a man wanted for allegedly stabbing a man in the face with a screwdriver at a Jamaica Hills home earlier this month.

Police identified the suspect as Anthony Claudel, 25, whose last known address is in Brooklyn. The 107th Precinct published on its Twitter account on May 26.

Law enforcement sources said Claudel attacked the 35-year-old male victim at a home on 162nd Street near Normal Road at 11:50 a.m. on May 15.

Sources familiar with the investigation stated that the victim, who owns the property, arrived to change the lock on the home of a tenant, who was identified as Claudel’s friend. Police said Claudel attacked the landlord upon his arrival, stabbing him in the face with a screwdriver, then fleeing the scene.

Police responded to the incident; the landlord sought medical treatment on his own for a laceration and other minor injuries.

The NYPD described Claudel as a black man with black hair and brown eyes, standing 5 foot 5 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information regarding Claudel’s whereabouts is urged 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.

CROOKED COUNCILMAN RUBEN WILLS TRIAL STARTS………YET AGAIN

BAD Wills

June 15th. That is the date for crooked Ruben Wills trial on corruption to begin………..AGAIN. Let’s see what fucking excuse he uses to try to wiggle his way out of this one.

Get rid of the this fucking SE Queens political gangster for good.

Detectives from the New York State attorney’s office escort City Council member Ruben Wills of Queens in handcuffs to be arraigned in Queens Criminal Court after being arrested on charges of misusing public funds on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

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From Queens Chronicles:

Ruben Wills trial set — again

 

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:30 am

City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) has received yet another trial date on corruption charges.

The councilman now is scheduled to begin proceedings on June 15, according to a spokesman for the office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The case was the subject of a status conference on May 11 at the Queens County criminal courthouse in Kew Gardens.

 Wills, 48, was arrested in May 2014 on allegations that he misappropriated campaign money for personal use. He subsequently was charged with taking more than $30,000 from a nonprofit charity that he directed. That money came from a grant from then-state Sen. Shirley Huntley, for whom Wills once served as chief of staff.

Huntley served 10 months of a 366-day federal prison sentence after pleading guilty to a corruption charge in 2013.

Wills, originally set to go to trial last November, was in the news most recently in March when he failed to show up before Queens Supreme Court Justice Ira Margulis. The judge drafted but did not issue an arrest warrant. Wills’ attorney claimed he forgot to notify Wills of the March 1 date.

CORRUPT CONGRESSMAN GREGORY MEEKS SUPPORTS CROOKED COUNCILMAN RUBEN WILLS RE-ELECTION: UN-FUCKING-BELIEVABLE BUT NOT SURPRISING IN JAMAICA

BAD Wills

Of course the totally corrupt Congressman Gregory Meeks would support dead beat dad and crooked Councilman Ruben Wills. Birds of a feather stick together as does SHIT.

In regards to Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica), who is facing charges for allegedly using taxpayer funds for personal use, Meeks stood by his city colleague. He said that he would support Wills in his upcoming bid for re-election.

“Ruben and I have worked very closely together,” Meeks said. “In this country, I believe that you are innocent until proven guilty. It is my role as a member of congress to ensure that if I see anything that affected anyone from delivering services and working with the community that they represent, then that would be a problem.”

Meeks said that, so far, he has not seen such evidence.

AND Meeks has no damn moral center either, just another in a long line of Jamaica political gangsters, who have done SHIT for Jamaica. Of course him and Wills worked closely together, to see how they can fuck over the tax payers while filling up their piggy banks, while Jamaica turned to shit for years.

AND this is why Jamaica is the way it is. A fish rots from the head down, and nothing is more rotten or foul smelling than Gregory Meeks.

But before you read the bullshit in the rag Queens Press (by the way, Senator Leroy Comrie’s wife, Marcia, works for this rag), read up on corrupt Meeks.

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From National Legal and Policy Center:

Rep. Gregory Meeks, Congress’ Most Corrupt, Tests Ethics Enforcement

Although he has plenty of competition, Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) is generally regarded by watchdog groups as the most corrupt member of Congress. From Allen Stanford’s Ponzi schemes to Azerbaijan junkets to the unfolding House IT scandal, it seems like Meeks doesn’t miss a chance to get in on shady dealings.

Whether he can survive in office much longer will be determined by whether ethics enforcement mechanisms actually begin to function. It will depend on whether President Trump, and his appointees, follow through on his pledge to “drain the swamp” and whether House Republicans end their assault on the Office of Congressional Ethics, and instead get behind real reform.

Meanwhile, Meeks is up to his old tricks.

The Washington Free Beacon reported on January 30 that two of his campaign committees have paid a total of $168,000 since 2008 to a “company” owned by the wife of the chief of staff for his New York office. From the story:

Robert Simmons’ wife, Patsy, is listed as the treasurer for Friends for Gregory Meeks, the congressman’s campaign committee. Campaign committee treasurers are typically unpaid friends of the politician.

However, acting as treasurer has proved lucrative for Patsy Simmons. Patsy has profited quietly from Meeks’ campaign, earning more than $100,000 in a scheme revealed by the New York Post seven years ago.

Payments from Meeks’ campaign committee are not made out directly to Simmons. Instead, the committee cuts checks to Einna Inc., a company Patsy registered in 2008, according to New York business records.

Of course, the appearance is that Meeks is somehow benefitting. The work of a campaign treasurer is usually quite limited, and certainly not worth what Simmons or her company were paid.

A 2010 New York Times story titled “Rep. Meeks Cries Poor, but He Lives the Good Life” detailed how he eschewed bank accounts and preferred to deal in cash. In addition, we have placed him at various times in casinos on three different continents. We probably missed some.

Its not surprising that Meeks would be party to the arrangement with Simmons but that he could be so stupid. After all, he was exposed by the New York Post in 2010 doing the same thing. The only difference is that prior to Post story, the money was paid directly to Patsy Simmons. After the story, the money was paid her company. Tricky, huh?

According to the same Free Beacon article:

…Meeks purchased a new Lexus as a campaign vehicle. On Oct. 23, 2015, Meeks’ committee made a $13,722 down payment at a Lexus dealership in New York. The campaign has been making $968.60 monthly payments on the vehicle.

Driving in style courtesy of his campaign contributors is nothing new for Meeks. An audit by the Federal Election Commission of his campaign committee for 2003 and 2004 found that Meeks spend more than $20,000 on personal expenses, most of which was for personal use of an earlier Lexus, including “vehicle repair service, satellite radio and fees for custom license plates.”

Last month, one of Meeks’ political allies, a former New York State Senator named John Sampson, was sentenced to five years in prison. Between 1998 and 2008, Sampson allegedly embezzled approximately $440,000 from the foreclosure sales of four Brooklyn properties on which he was a court-appointed referee. The embezzlement charges were thrown out because the statute of limitations expired. The charges on which he was convicted relate to the cover-up.

Reportedly, the Sampson investigation was an extension of the investigation of Meeks prompted by newspaper headlines based on information provided by the National Legal and Policy Center. Beginning in 2010, we reviewed public documents connected to Meeks and his political network. Meeks was involved with a nonprofit called New Direction Local Development Corporation. Among other irregularities, the group raised money for Hurricane Katrina victims who never received the money. Newspaper headlines about New Direction, starting with a New York Post exposé on January 31, 2010, apparently prompted a series of overlapping investigations.

Sampson tried to replace some of the stolen funds with the proceeds of an unsecured $188,500 “loan” from Edul Ahmad. A Guyanese-American businessman. Ahmad pleaded guilty in 2012 in a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud scheme.

Ahmad also “loaned” money to Meeks, who has extensive ties to Guyana. After the FBI started to scrutinize Meeks’ finances in 2010 after the New Direction stories, Meeks amended his Financial Disclosure Reports to show a $40,000 payment from Ahmad in 2007. Meeks claimed it was a loan, but there were no notes or payments until several years after the payment was made.

So why is Sampson on his way to prison and Meeks is still in the House? It’s very simple. Sampson held a state office. Meeks’ office is federal.

The indictment of a sitting Congressman requires the approval of the Attorney General. Meeks has been extraordinary lucky that for the last eight years the two Attorney Generals have been Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch. Both have strong ties to the Queens political machine and neither would ever allow the prosecution of Meeks.

Sampson was prosecuted by Preet Bharara, a Democrat whose made a name for himself by going after other Democrats, like presently, New York Mayor Bill Di Blasio. Bharara’s string of prosecutions of sitting officeholders in New York has been so popular that even before Donald Trump was sworn in, he announced that Bharara would stay as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bharara has taken down the Speaker of New York Assembly, Sheldon Silver, and the State Senate President Dean Skelos, but he has not gone after two members of Congress who would seem to be sitting ducks for an ambitious prosecutor, Meeks or now-retired Rep. Charles Rangel.

Meeks has also been fortunate that the House Ethics Committee has functioned as it always has. Instead of enforcing House rules, it acts to protect incumbents from scrutiny and sanction.

When the Ahmad loan to Meeks was reported in the media, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) in Government filed a Complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), not to be confused with the House Ethics Committee. CREW alleged that Meeks failure to disclose the loan was a violation to House Rules, an allegation with which the OCE would eventually agree. OCE went even further and concluded that the loan “appears to be a gift.” When Meeks’ amended his disclosure forms, it was in effect, an admission that he failed to report the loan previously. OCE referred this “slam dunk” of a rules violation to the House Ethics Committee in May 2011.

True to form, the Ethics Committee dismissed the allegation more than a year later, noting that “inadvertent errors” are “not uncommon” on financial disclosure reports. This was not the first time that the Committee failed to act in the face of conclusive evidence of Meeks’ rules violations.

In March 2011, NLPC filed a Complaint asking the Committee to investigate Meeks for paying $830,000 for a newly built home in 2006 that was worth more than $1.2 million. The Committee never acted or even acknowledged the Complaint, even though the deal received significant attention in the New York Times story mentioned above. The scheme bore similarities to the case of Republican Congressman Duke Cunningham who went to prison in 2005 for selling his house for an inflated price to facilitate a bribe.

In theory, the ultimate ethics enforcers are the voters. In practice, elections do not matter for Meeks. He, and three or so dozen other members of Congress, represent districts gerrymandered to ensure minority representation. There is a slight chance that these incumbents can be knocked off in a Democratic primary, as in the case last year of ex-Rep. Corrine Brown of Florida, serving in her twelfth term. At the time, I wrote that twenty-four years is an awfully long time to wait for the system to work.

Like Meeks, Brown had been in ethics trouble almost from the moment she stepped foot in Congress, but she skated from scandal to scandal. Meeks probably never expected a Trump presidency along with a GOP Congress, but he certainly knows that the Justice Department, the House Ethics Committee and the Federal Election Commission act only in the most egregious circumstances, and never apply statutes and regulations on a consistent basis.

The Republican Congress got off to a disgraceful start when it attempted its first order of business to gut of the limited authority enjoyed by OCE. The move prompted widespread disbelief, fueled by a Trump tweet, forcing the anti-OCE plotters to back off. Whether the House leadership finally grasps what happened in the 2016 election will be apparent in what happens to the likes of Meeks, once the evidence of additional wrongdoing inevitably emerges.

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From Queens Press:

Meeks Talks Trump Turbulence, Jamaica’s Future

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Congressman Gregory Meeks talks with the PRESS of Southeast Queens’ staff. Photo by Jon Cronin.

BY TRONE DOWD

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) stopped by the PRESS of Southeast Queens on Friday to discuss the current political climate in Washington, D.C. Meeks, who recently became the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus’ Political Action Committee, is the senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and serves as the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats.

Washington, D.C.
He said that the political landscape in the nation’s capital has recently changed significantly.

The congressman, who had forged a close relationship with President Barack Obama, discussed life in Congress under President Donald Trump. Meeks has been an outspoken critic of the president.

After having served under Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama, Meeks said that he has never had so little faith in the president’s word.

“In the 100-plus days that this president has been in office, people don’t know what he means when he speaks,”

Meeks said. “Even recently, he said that you can’t trust what his spokespeople say. As I travel to different countries—including Germany, the Baltics, the U.K.—folks don’t know what to think or believe. He says one thing one day and another thing 30 minutes later.”

This week, Trump disregarded his own administration’s account that he did not share classified information with Russian diplomat Sergey Lavrov regarding the location of radical Islamic State groups in the Middle East. Trump tweeted that “as president, I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting), which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism,” despite his own National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster saying that the report was false just hours before.

The statements came just a week after Trump contradicted White House statements pinning FBI Director James Comey’s firing on a recommendation from Attorney General Jeff Sessions in relation to Comey’s handling of the investigation on Hillary Clinton. In an interview two days later, Trump said that he had been mulling over a decision to do so since January and finally pulled the trigger after he deemed the investigation into his potential ties to Russia a fabrication “by Dems as an excuse for losing the election.”

Meeks said he was “deeply disturbed” by the article and the administration’s subsequent denial and affirmation of the events reported.

“On the campaign trail, President Trump, Speaker Ryan and many Republicans suggested that not everyone cleared should have access to classified information,” Meeks said. “President Trump’s disclosure shows that they should have directed that sentiment at him. President Trump has demonstrated himself to be unwilling, unfit or incapable of protecting our nation’s secrets. This grave mistake is yet more evidence that President Trump is willing to put Russian interests above American interests and our partnership with our allies.”

The congressman said that as the ranking Democrat of the Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats subcommittee, he hopes to obtain additional information on the meeting between Trump and Lavrov.

Meeks said that Trump’s history as a businessman has not translated well to the presidency thus far as many voters had hoped during the 2016 election.

“He’s never had to be accountable to anybody previously,” Meeks said. “It’s not like he ran a corporation as CEO. He ran a family-owned business where whatever he said, went. That is not how you run a country.”

The congressman said that he is placing his faith in constituents to put pressure on elected officials to challenge the president.

“I would hope that, at some point, with the speaker [U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan] and some of my other Republican colleagues, things will change,” Meeks said. “They should be able to do that because they are independent from the executive branch. We are supposed to have checks and balances.”

Meeks said that as a college student during the early 1970s, he saw Democrats and Republicans unite when they witnessed President Richard Nixon’s abuse of power. Meeks said that he hopes his colleagues would choose country over loyalty to the president.

Jamaica Development
Back in his home district, Meeks said that he was optimistic regarding the future of Jamaica.

“It’s going to be fantastic,” Meeks said of developing Downtown Jamaica. “Once we have a thriving Downtown Jamaica, it will compliment the homes that surround it.”

Meeks said that development would draw new places to shop, jobs and opportunities to Jamaica, from which many commercial investors fled decades ago.

“People who currently own homes will see that their property values will go up,” Meeks said. “We will see housing stock that is completely mixed use. The redevelopment of JFK Airport will boost things as well.”

Meeks said that mixing in new businesses—for example, Starbucks and Dallas BBQ’s—and sustained businesses currently on corridors such as Jamaica Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard is the key to maintaining a sustainable balance that doesn’t displace residents who live there now.

Queens Politics
In regards to Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica), who is facing charges for allegedly using taxpayer funds for personal use, Meeks stood by his city colleague. He said that he would support Wills in his upcoming bid for re-election.

“Ruben and I have worked very closely together,” Meeks said. “In this country, I believe that you are innocent until proven guilty. It is my role as a member of congress to ensure that if I see anything that affected anyone from delivering services and working with the community that they represent, then that would be a problem.”

Meeks said that, so far, he has not seen such evidence.

When asked about the upcoming mayoral race, Meeks said that he “has no problems with the current mayor,” but was not ready to make an official endorsement in the race yet.

As for Queens getting its fair share, Meeks said that he and his borough colleagues are limited in their ability to push federal funds towards the borough.

“We try to fight for money to come into the state of New York, and then the city,” the congressman said. “The city divides that money up as [it] sees fit. That’s why it is important for us to work together and make sure that our city council people get their fair share because, most of the time, it’s federal dollars that others get to decide how it’s distributed.”

 

SHAMEFUL & IN POOR TASTE: JAMAICA YMCA AND JAMAICA CENTER FOR THE ARTS & LEARNING FUND-RAISING GALA HAS CROOKED COUNCILMAN REUBEN WILLS AS A GUEST SPEAKER – AGAIN WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT THE JAMAICA COMMUNITY

Mug Shot of corrupt Council Member Ruben Wills

It is bad enough that do nothing State Senator Leroy Comrie will be a guest speaker at Thursdays fund raising gala at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning for the Jamaica YMCA’s 90th anniversary celebration, but to also have one of the most despicable & corrupt local elected officials, Councilman Ruben Wills, at this gala is SHAMEFUL. I mean, what the hell where they thinking.

Ruben Wills, is up on corruption charges  of stealing $30,000 of tax payers money (https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/08/nyregion/city-councilman-ruben-wills-arrested.html), has skipped out on several court dates (http://nypost.com/2017/03/01/judge-threatens-to-arrest-councilman-if-he-skips-court-date/), is a dead beat dad owing child support (https://bossip.com/358716/child-support-rears-its-ugly-head-do-gooder-city-councilman-wanted-for-over-20k-in-back-payments12006/) and overall asshole, besides being an awful elected official.

And what does all this thug behavior get him, to be a guest speaker at the fund-raising gala event at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning for the Jamaica YMCA’s 90th anniversary celebration.

City Councilman Ruben Wills was led out of a police station house in Forest Hills, Queens, on Wednesday. Credit Uli Seit for The New York Times. May 7, 2014

TOTALLY DISGRACEFUL & SHAMEFUL ON THE PART OF JAMAICA YMCA & JCAL.

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From Times Ledger:

Members to be honored at Jamaica YMCA celebration

Eight individuals and one organization will be honorees Thursday at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning for the Jamaica YMCA’s 90th anniversary celebration.

 The branch is located at 89-25 Parsons Blvd. in Jamaica.

The fund-raising gala will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 153-10 Jamaica Ave. It will feature sketches, a dance presentation by Ladies in Formation, and music by Note Band.

Elected officials will be guest speakers at the event.

State Sen. Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) and Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) will be guest speakers. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is expected to drop by.

“We have some of the local dignitaries that are coming through, and we are going to be engaging and going over the history,” Jamaica YMCA Membership Director Tony Poprilo said.

Presenting the history of the Jamaica YMCA at the cocktail reception will be Jamaica YMCA Executive Director Cedric Dew.

Jamaica YMCA’s Fund Development Specialist Gloria Messam is helping to organize the event.

“There will be nine [individua­ls]represe­nting the 90th for each decade,” Messam said. “The very past, the past and the immediate future with the very young” will be represented among the honorees.

The honorees include people and an organization that have served the YMCA; current and former chairs or board members, some of whom were teen board members.

The honorees are Prince Felix, Charles B. Henry Sr., Kenneth Levy (in memoriam), Charlie Lloyd, Lois Menyweather, Chris Miller, Alvin Stevens and Brianna Young, along with the First Presbyterian Church of Jamaica.

“This Jamaica Y was established there before we moved to our present location,” Messam said.

Tony Poprilo was happy to be a part of such a milestone.

“The Jamaica YMCA is the living embodiment of what we call family,” Propilo said. “The YMCA caters to the young, the adults, to senior citizens, and this is going to be a culmination pf the 90 years of service that we have been providing to the Jamaica community.”

WHY QUESTION. WHY DO CERTAIN GROUPS/ELECTED OFFICIALS SHOW UP FOR PROJECTS DURING ELECTION CYCLES BUT NOT THE REST OF THE TIME & WHY THE FUCK IS CROOKED COUNCILMAN RUBEN WILLS STILL SUCKING UP OUR TAX DOLLARS

First thing is first. WHY, WHY, WHY is douchebag, asshole, crooked ebony clown Councilman Rueben Wills still sucking dry our tax dollars that goes to his salary even though he has several charges against him. Three  years ago this major douche bag and crook was charged by the state attorney general with grand larceny and filing false business records. He is accused of stealing $30,000 of public tax dollars from a nonprofit group he founded with some of the money being used for his department store shopping sprees (http://nypost.com/2017/03/01/judge-threatens-to-arrest-councilman-if-he-skips-court-date/). He has also skipped a couple of his hearings sighting “an undisclosed medical condition requiring surgery”( like what removing his brain from his asshole), even though this clown is always out and  about doing photo-ops (http://nypost.com/2017/03/01/judge-threatens-to-arrest-councilman-if-he-skips-court-date/).

SO WHY THE FUCK is this crooked clown still in office while the hard working tax payers pay for his salary, a salary he receives for being a crook and a do nothing for the community. And what asshole residents actually voted for this douche ebony clown to begin with.

SECOND, WHY do things seem to happen,  like the non-profit organization Rebuilding Together along with some has been professional basketball player and asshole Ruben Wills, during election times, yet the rest of the time, they are MIA and communities like Jamaica look like a mess.

SE Queens corrupt democracy at work.

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From Times Ledger:

Jamaica residents get needed home repairs

Hundreds of volunteers came together Saturday through the non-profit organization Rebuilding Together to fix homes for families in need in Jamaica. The event marked National Rebuilding Day.

Spearheading Rebuilding Together NYC was its executive director, Kimberly George, retired NBA player and NBA Cares Ambassador Felipe Lopez and City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica). They worked with volunteers from all over New York and construction workers who donated their time and expertise to repair some of the lingering damage from Hurricane Sandy.

The people eligible for the service are residents who earn below 80 percent of the area’s median income, for instance, a single homeowner making less than $50,000 a year, or a family of six making less than $80,000, according to Rebuilding’s website. Disabled citizens, and individuals or families whose home has been destroyed or damaged by natural disasters are also considered for free repairs.

“National Rebuilding Day is one day when we come together and do a bunch of projects in the same neighborho­od,” George said. “Jamaica, Queens, is not in the flood zone, but it suffered damage because of sewage backup and the high winds knocking sidings off of homes. A number of our construction work has been focused on Sandy recovery since it hit in 2012.”

While the area was not hit as hard as the coastal parts of New York City during Hurricane Sandy, the concentration of aging homes, often passed down to family members with low incomes, made it a logical location, according to George.

The Watson family — which includes Tyree, Yolanda, Tyree Junior and Destiny — were devastated when their home was flooded, but found hope in Rebuild Together.

“The damage that we received was to the kitchen, water damage, and water in the basement,” Yolanda Watson said. “Since Rebuilding came to help us, the house is amazing. It’s just not the same place, it’s great.”

At the time of the damage, Destiny and Tyree Jr. were teens.

“It was definitely shocking seeing the house in the condition that it was,” Tyree Jr. said. “I’ve been in the house since I was a kid. It was the only house I knew.”

Saturday was special for the elder Tyree Watson because it was also his 51st birthday and the repairs also helped mitigate his health problems.

“I am especially happy today,” he said. “They are taking out the carpet and I’m an asthmatic. Now my asthma has decreased as they take out the carpeting.”

Receiving help for her and her sister’s disability needs was Yvonne Shackelford, 49.

“I’ve been here 40 years,” Shackelford said. “My parents passed the house onto us when they passed away.”

Although Shackelford is disabled now, she wasn’t always. As she took care of her ailing sister, Cleo, she developed degenerative joint disease and heart disease.

“We needed to handicap the house for her,” Shackelford said. “I took care of her, and unfortunately she passed away in July, before I was able to get the house completed.”

While her sister Cleo was in rehabilitation for her medical issues, they tried to fix their home on their own and ended up with contractors that wrecked it, she said.

“They left holes everywhere. They destroyed the kitchen. We didn’t have a kitchen for four years. I couldn’t bring her home with the place like that,” Shackelford said. “Thanks to Rebuilding, they put it back together.”

One of the construction companies that provided personnel and equipment was Shawmut Design and Construction.

“We’ve been a part of this for some time now,” said Justin Poulos, a project manager. “It’s a great day to give back to the community. The reward is at the end of this, and it’s seeing the faces of the homeowners.”

Lopez, a former St. John’s basketball star, helped to fix and paint the Allen Senior Center.

“It’s an awesome thing for them to see the whole thing brand new with new furnishing,” Lopez said. “We’re definitely happy to be partnered with such a great non-profit, the volunteers and the socially responsible companies that came out to support the community. It was a great thing to see this come together.”

The NY State Affordable Housing Corporation, Sandow, Gilbane Building Company, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and Guineans Association for Development supported the event, along with The Home Depot Foundation.

OUT WITH THE OLD SHIT LIKE CROOKED COUNCILMAN RUBEN WILLS AND IN WITH NEW BLOOD LIKE RICHARD DAVID

One of the biggest problems with SE Queens besides some of the residents and apathy are the lack of proper and good leadership for years and decades. It has been the same SHIT it seems like forever. Names like Comrie, Meeks, Cook, Spigner, Flake, Scarborough, Smith and Ruben Wills, one of the biggest douchebags to ever set foot in the political arena and that is a feat in itself considering that the majority of NYC elected officials are worth shit. Do nothings, kiss asses, crooked, corrupt, idiots and political whores and nowhere is that more apparent in the step-bastard borough of Queens from the Queens Borough Presidents, past and present all the ways down to council members, like 12 years of nothing with Comrie. SE Queens and Jamaica have been CRAP for decades, proving that there is very ineffective leadership. Currently I would say the best in the SE Queens area are Senator Tony Avella (who covers a small portion of the area), Councilman Donovan Richards and lately I have been growing fond of Councilman I. Daneek Miller and who has proposed several good bills since he has been in office.

Now time for some major spring cleaning and that cleaning is dumping that big asshole Ruben Wills. So step in Richard Donovan who is announcing his bid for Will’s seat in District 28. The way I look at it, even the current person has no done anything, throw his or her ass OUT and replace them. Should David win, eyes will be on him to promote change and help improve the area, otherwise, out he will go as well.

So eyes are on  you David.

Also we need some NEW YOUNG blood in office in SE Queens and someone other than the same old black hack politicians, since the community needs a more diverse group in leadership to reflect the changing community.

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From Communities of Color:

Richard David Announces City Council Bid

March 22, 2017
Candidate Richard David

Richard David announced his candidacy for NYC Council District 28 on Valentine’s Day. The seat is currently held by Council Member Ruben Wills.
David is the former Vice President of the NYC Economic Development Corporation. He also was the Executive Director at the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs and a member of Community Board 9.
Davis is a resident of Richmond Hills and deeply rooted in that area of the District. Richmond Hills is the area of the District where Sikh temples exists alongside Mosques. The stretch of Liberty Avenue in the district is known to many as “Little Guyana” due to its large population of Indo-Caribbean residents.
David is the co-founder of the Indo-Caribbean Alliance which does outreach and community events in South Queens.
Despite his deep roots in Richmond Hills, he is no stranger to the other areas of the District which in lude Rochdale Village, South Ozone Park and South Jamaica. He is in attendance at area civic meetings, vigils and town halls. David is well known by area civic leaders and elected officials.
David is the first candidate to officially declare his intentions for the seat. Hettie Powell, an attorney from Rochdale Village, has expressed interest in running, has made a filing for the seat but has made no formal announcement. Adrienne Adams, Community Board 12 Chairperson, is rumored to be entering the race. She most recently unsuccessfully ran for NYS Senator District 10 against Senator James Sanders Jr.
“Local government has been virtually absent in my district for several years now. Our residents have been locked out of vital decisions, we do not have a respected voice fighting to bring more resources into the community and our quality of life has decreased,” said Richard David in a statement announcing his candidacy.
Wills is currently on trial for falsifying business records and third degree grand larceny charges. As a result of his indictments, Council Member Wills was stripped of his ability to designate grants to community groups in 2014. Council Member Wills spent the most part of last year on sick leave from the Council for an undisclosed illness.

 

DOUCHEBAG CROOKED COUNCILMAN RUBEN WILLS CONTINUOUSLY DELAYING TRIAL

This is about the 3rd time now that this major SE Queens political douchbag has delayed his corruption hearing due to bogus excuses, “I am sick”, I need an operation”, “I am black”, blah, blah, blah.

Take it like a fucking man, but then again you are no man, you are a boy, a douchebag boy at that.

Why is this dick still in office.

See folks, this is what you get when you put in these low-class ghetto assholes into office. And those who voted for this clown are major douchbags themselves.

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From Queens Chronicle:

Further delay in Wills case irks Queens jurist

Councilman may be seeking new lawyer

Posted: Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:30 am

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman apparently has had it with the steady stream of delays coming from Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) as the councilman moves closer to trial on corruption charges.

Wills was scheduled to appear before Queens Supreme Court Justice Ira Margulis on March 1. The councilman is accused of stealing about $33,000 from a nonprofit group that he ran.

Wills has repeatedly denied the charge, as well as one accusing him of redirecting $11,000 in campaign funds for personal use.

He did not appear, with multiple published reports saying his attorney, Steve Zissou, notified Margulis that he had forgotten to inform Wills of the date. Wills is said to be recovering from surgery in February for an unspecified ailment.

Margulis drafted but did not issue a bench warrant for Wills’ arrest. This past Monday, Wills’ attorney did show in court, and Wills’ next appearance was set for March 13.

But Schneiderman’s office said there were indications this week that Wills now is seeking to hire a new attorney.

“Ruben Wills — who is facing trial in Queens and Manhattan for two alleged criminal schemes — has for years done everything he can to avoid confronting the charges against him,” Schneiderman spokeswoman Amy Spitalnik said in an email to the Chronicle. “Elected office doesn’t give anyone license to break the law, or avoid the consequences.”

Messages left at Wills’ Manhattan and district offices were not returned prior to the Chronicle’s deadline.