Monday, December 9, 2019

Learn Why Award Winning Entrepreneur Dawn Kelly Felt "Terrorized" And "A Runaway Slave" From The NYPD

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Dawn Kelly The Award Winning Owner Of The Nourish Spot Recounts How White Undercover Cops Made Her Feel "Terrorized and Frightened" In Our Area
Dawn Kelly has won awards from the SBA, City Officials, and featured in Forbes Magazine

Dawn Kelly, a well respected restaurant owner known for her dedication and innovation in bringing healthy food choices to South Jamaica Queens recently shared her account of a fearful experience with what seemed to be NYPD undercover police officers.  Kelly is the owner of the Nourish Spot located at 107-05 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11433.

Dawn is also known for her advocacy for business and community development in Southeast Queens.  Ms. Kelly recounted on social media an experience of being followed by unknown white men who she later concluded were uncover NYPD officers.

Her expression of events should give people in the Southeast Queens area great concern.  What we shouldn't want in our community is a throw back to over aggressive and in some cases unconstitutional police tactics of the past used in the area.

A revert back to policies like the controversial "Stop And Frisk," that former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, admits was a mistake or arrest quotas allegations by the group known as the NYPD 12 is unacceptable.

Dawn and the writers at the Southeast Queens Scoop will be reaching out to the NYPD to get a response to her interaction with police.  Dawn Kelly's account of events on her social media page are shared below...


Saturday, December 7, 2019

Be There When B.E.S.T. Brings The 3rd UPlifting "Winter Wonderland Experience" To SE Queens

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The B.E.S.T. Winter Wonderland Experience Uplifts And Empowers Area Residents And Community Businesses For The 3rd Holiday Season
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On Saturday, December 7th, 2019 the B.E.S.T. Networking Group, started by visionary and community minded Founder Marsha Duke, is sponsoring an innovative family orientated fun pop-up shop called the Winter Wonderland Experience.  The Winter Wonderland Experience, pop-up shop promises to be a great community event for both the attendees and vendors.  It offers a fun less stressed shopping experience with dynamic and creative entrepreneurs in Southeast Queens.

It afford area residents the chance to support community based and small businesses.  When area residents support small and community based businesses they actually help to bring more employment, income, and raise property values in their community. 

The Winter Wonderland Experience, is a pop-up shop tapping into this national trend with a distinct local flavor.  Southeast and Jamaica Queens, NY, is still a hotbed of innovative and impressive business people ready to showcase their products.

Southeast Queens has a history enriched with some of the most creative artists and talented entrepreneurs in the world growing up in the area.  Most people in our area know jazz and hip hop artists and business people like Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, Lena Horne, Russell Simmons, Daymond John, LL Kool J, Nikki Minage, 50 Cent and many others hail from the area.


The Winter Wonderland Experience, however looks to showcase today's local talent on a broader scale beyond just entertainment to the community and visitors in nearby areas.  This is the 3rd year of the pop-up shop.  In the past the Winter Wonderland Experience, has showcased vendors and merchants as diverse as the health focused Regale Vitamin brand to the creative and mesmerizing desserts of "Gateau du Ciel" which means heavenly desserts in French.


Thursday, December 5, 2019

NY State’s Largest African American Chamber of Commerce LIAACC’s 2019 Annual Holiday Celebration & Awards Gala on Dec 5, 2019 At Uniondale Marriott

 2019 Holiday Gala Event

LIAACC President
Phil Andrews wins
SBA Award
New York, New York - Come celebrate with one of the City & State Magazine’s 2019 Top Power 100 List Members, LIAACC’s President Phil Andrews.  Also meet and greet Officers, Board of Directors, Members, Corporate & Community Partners, and Honorees at our 2019 Annual Holiday Celebration & Awards Gala on Dec 5, 2019 at the Uniondale Marriott.

Time: This year’s event is appropriately themed “Supporting & Honoring Excellence In Diverse Sectors” The Chair of this year’s gala is LIAACC’s Nassau County Director Valerie Anderson Campbell and the Co-chair is Elizabeth Wellington, LIAACC’s Nassau County Deputy Director.

The Uniondale Marriott is located at 101 James Doolittle Blvd, Uniondale, New York, 11553. The Gala will start at 7:00 pm and end at 11:00 pm. The gala will include dining, dancing, entertainment, vendor display, and awards presented to prestigious organizations and individuals across diverse sectors in society.



Wednesday, December 4, 2019

See How Mayor de Blasio And NYS Senator Sanders Address Sewer Breakage In Southeast Queens

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Senator Sanders - Mayor de Blasio and Other Area Leaders Provide An Update to The Community on Sewage Spill Affecting SE Queens

Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) joined Mayor de Blasio and other Queens elected officials for an emergency press conference yesterday to update the community on issues stemming from a sewage main blockage that occurred over the weekend, damaging hundreds of homes in Southeast Queens.

"This is a terrible and unfortunate incident to have happened, especially around the holidays," Sanders said. "My office will be working with the city and all of the appropriate agencies to help affected homeowners recover and resume their busy lives."

The exact cause of the blockage is unknown and still being investigated. The affected pipe, which is located 40 feet below ground, carries sewage from the community to a treatment center.


Monday, December 2, 2019

Checkout How NYC Is Moving Towards Pay Equity For Certified Early Education Teachers

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Speaker Corey Johnson, Mayor Bill de Blasio Announce City Has Achieved a Pathway to Pay Parity for Early Childhood Education Providers

November 18, 2019

Fulfills commitment made between the Council and Mayor at June budget handshake

City Hall, NY – ­­­­ Speaker Corey Johnson, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Labor Relations Commissioner Renee Campion, and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced that the City has honored the promise to achieve a pathway to pay parity between certified early childhood education teachers and entry-rate Department of Education salaries by October 2021.

“This City Council believes strongly in tackling pay inequities among city workers, and as part of that commitment we promised to address the gap between community-based early childhood educators and their Education Department counterparts. I am thrilled to announce the final of several deals, promised as part of this year’s budget agreement, to put these community-based educators on the path to pay parity.

This took a lot of hard work, and I thank DC37 and the de Blasio administration for being partners in this process. I’d also like to thank the advocacy groups for holding us accountable to make this happen including the Campaign for Children led by the Citizens Committee for Children, United Neighborhood Houses, FPWA and UJA. The Council will continue to fight for the rights of working people throughout the five boroughs,” said Speaker Corey Johnson.

Senator Sanders' Bills Regarding Health Signed Into Law by Governor Cuomo

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Senator Sanders' Bills Regarding Health Signed Into Law by Governor Cuomo

Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) is proud to announce that three of his bills were signed into law last week by Governor Andrew Cuomo. This legislation relates to improving nursing home care, tackling the opioid epidemic and clarifying the definition of palliative care. 

More information on the bills are below:

S4583 - Requires nursing homes to provide potential residents with their policy on granting physician privileges prior to the execution of a residency agreement.

“Potential nursing home residents have a right to know which physicians will be available to provide care prior to signing a residency agreement,” Sanders said. “Many individuals enter nursing homes having pre-existing relationships with doctors in their community. Whether or not those physicians already have or have the opportunity to be granted privileges may play an important role in choosing a nursing facility.”

Thursday, November 28, 2019

ButterMEssentials Honored At 2019 Caribbean Impact Awards

Husband And Wife Co-Owners Win 2019 Caribbean Life Awards For Their ButterMEssentials Brand

2019 Caribbean Life Impact Awards Honorees

New York, New York - Brooklyn-based ButterMEssentials honored at Caribbean Life Impact Awards on November 14, 2019 at Paradise Catering Hall in Brooklyn. ButterMEssentials recently opened its first physical location in Brooklyn at 688 Nostrand Ave. Unit 1, Brooklyn, New York 11221. City Councilman Robert Cornegy, Jr. presided over ButterMEssentials Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Brooklyn.

“The opening of the first physical location of ButterMEssentials will open the floodgates for the company’s consumers to directly experience a quality shopping experience on par with other national and international brands of the market which deal with hair, bath and body product for women, men and children. The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. was honored to provide ButterMEssentials a citation on the occasion of their grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting in Brooklyn.”   Phil Andrews, President – Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.