A big block party is going down in South Jamaica this Saturday bringing dancing, games and more
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Looking for some fun in the sun? Head on down to South Jamaica for a block party hosted by State Senator James Sanders jr. and sponsored by the Baisley Pond Block Association. The block party will feature a hula hoop contest, face painting, musical chairs, a Memory Lane dance contest, and more. “I am proud to partner with […]

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NYPD Commissioner orders officers on patrol to work in pairs after Dallas attacks
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Following last night’s murder of five police officers on patrol at a Dallas, Texas, protest, the NYPD is stepping up its efforts to keep both officers and demonstrators across the city safe. There is presently no credible threat to police officers in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a Friday afternoon press […]

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Rockaway Beach kicked off its swim season, marking the completion of a stretch of boardwalk
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Rockaway Beach kicked off its swim season this past Friday, May 27. Despite the sweltering heat, members of The Rockaways community as well as local government officials convened at 94th Street Plaza to celebrate the occasion. The event also included a performance by the dance team from Waterside Children’s Studio. Borough President Melinda Katz spoke […]

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Community leaders call for a special prosecutor to probe a deadly police-involved shooting in South Ozone Park
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Less than a week after a man was fatally shot by police following a pursuit in South Ozone Park, the man’s family and a local lawmaker called for a special prosecutor to investigate the incident. State Senator James Sanders joined with family and friends of George Tillman, who was gunned down by NYPD officers in South […]

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Home-grown entrepreneurs and celebs shared their inspiring stories with kids at a Jamaica school
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Not all wealthy people inherited their money or had wealthy connections. Some successful individuals clawed out of the gutter to achieve success. That’s the message state Senator James Sanders and others drove home during a special Youth Development Panel on Thursday in Jamaica. Local celebrities and entrepreneurs participated in the discussion at M.S. 72, where they shared their troubled pasts […]

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