Wednesday, 28/9/2016 | 10:07 UTC+0
Celebrating Communities
  • Downtown Far Rockaway Revitalization Zone
    ‘The Village’ Gets Hefty Investment for Revitalization

    On Friday, August 19th, City Commissioners and local elected officials joined NYC Economic Development (NYCEDC) President Maria Torres Springer and Council Member Donovan Richards to announce plans to revitalize Downtown Far Rockaway. The plans include a hefty investment of $91 million dollars and a collaboration with City Agencies.

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  • Vanel vs. French vs. Paul vs. Williams in Assembly District 33 Debate

    In the hotly contested race to fill the seat of the recently deceased Assembly Woman Barbara Clark, it was candidates of a refreshingly younger generation that took center stage for their turn at leadership. Natasha, at 28, was a surprising standout among a group of strong contenders as she showcased her experience and addressed community shortfalls.

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  • Hyndman vs. Gittens-Bridges vs. Dr. Guillebeaux in Assembly District 29 Debate

    Although Hyndman began her tenure with the legislature at the beginning of this year. She leaned on the work of the legislatures recent session as her body of work. Hyndman’s freshman status is challenging for both incumbent and challengers. Just building a legislative resume, it becomes hard to for Hyndman to directly point to her contributions in the seat. She did a good job, however, of showing that she is learning fast the workings of an elected official by speaking directly to laws currently on the books and blockage by Republicans in the Senate legislature.

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  • Adams vs. Sanders in Senate District 10 Debate

    Shade was a major factor in this battle with the challenger invoking subtle hints about the incumbents’ incompetence rather than presenting her own substantive strategies. The challenger started early into the short debate by referring to the Senators time on the City Council where he voted in favor of a third term for Mayor Bloomberg. She then pointed to money for education that has been tied up in the legislature for a decade.

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  • Cook vs. Reid in Assembly District 29 Debate

    Rodney Reid has the advantage by default as his opponent was no-show. Organizers said that all candidates were invited to attend. Contacting Assembly Member Cook, who answered the phone at her office about the absence, she stated “I was not invited”. Reid was a solid contender jumping right into District issues including flooding and predatory lending.

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  • Forum Offers Quick View of Candidates across many SEQ Races

    After the unofficial end to summer, it is time for the race to the primaries.  The primary election is on Tuesday, September 13 and the days leading up the vote are packed with forums.  On Tuesday, September 6, the Jamaica branch of the NAACP and its partners presented a forum for candidates vying for the

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  • Olympic Dad Askia Muhammad
    Success Track: Family, Faith, Focus

    “Faith is the centerpiece of our family,” said this father. Askia is an adjunct Professor who is also an Iman and a divinity student who does interfaith work. The children “came up in the mosque but it wasn’t forced upon them…but the family did maintain guidelines,” he said .

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