Public hearing to be held 9/9 on Yeshiva expansion

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A public hearing will be held to address the proposed expansion of the Yeshiva campus located on 88th St. The plans are reported to call for 28 new classrooms and 177 new dormitories, which would accommodate approximately 700 new students.

The hearing will be held at Christ the King High School on September 9 at 7 p.m.

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Glendale florist charged with tax fraud

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A Glendale floral shop owner is in serious hot water after repeatedly committing tax fraud.

Brian Marcus, who owns Glendale Florist at 78-17 Myrtle Ave., failed to remit a total of $71,107 in sales tax to the State between December 2011 and February 2015. He also failed to file his own personal income tax from 2012 to 2014.

The Howard Beach resident is president of N.F.M.C. Corp and Distinctive Wedding Designs for You, Inc.

According to the New York State Tax Department and Queens District Attorney, Marcus was charged with six counts of Criminal Tax Fraud in the Third Degree, Criminal Tax Fraud in the Second Degree, two counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, all felonies. He will also face a misdemeanor charge for failing to maintain a COA.

If found guilty, Marcus is facing up to 5 to 15 years in prison.

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Atlas Park Summer on the Green schedule 8/24 – 8/30

Mon 8/24 – Family Fun Day. Rain or shine. If it’s too hot, raining or the grass is soggy the event will be held indoors on lower level beneath Regal Cinemas.
11am – Mad Science – The Rocket Show
12pm – Free Dance Lesson

 

Wed 8/26 – Movies on the Green sponsored by Broadway Stages
7pm – Live DJ
830pm – Outdoor movie – Brave. People with blankets up should near the front and people with chairs further back so everyone can see without being blocked.

 

Thurs 8/27 – Reading on the Green with the Queens Public Library sponsored by Mayne Construction of LI. Recommended age for the arts & crafts portion is 3 and up. Rain or shine.
11am – Held indoors on the lower level beneath Regal Cinemas.

 

Fri 8/28 – ZUMBA on the Green with NYSC. This event has been extended to 9/18.
530pm. You do not have to be a member of NYSC to participate.

 

Sat 8/29 – Yoga on the Green with NYSC
930am – Bring a mat. You do not have to be a member of NYSC to participate.

Sat 8/29 – The Wanderers live in concert. If you like 50’s music you’ll want to be here!
7 – 9pm on the Center Green.

 

Sun 8/30 – ZUMBA on the Green with NYSC.
930am. You do not have to be a member of NYSC to participate.

 

***ZUMBA and Yoga classes will be moved inside NYSC if it’s too hot, raining or grass is soggy.

 

All events are free.

They will be accepting donations vis ipods, ipads, iphones or itouches at all events for people who suffer from Dementia or Alzheimer’s.

See link below which highlights the need for them. LAST WEEK TO DONATE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyZQf0p73QM

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Pols commemorate centennial of Leo Frank’s murder in Glendale

One-hundred years after his murder, elected officials, community members and a relative he didn’t live long enough to meet gathered at Old Mount Carmel Cemetery in Glendale to commemorate the life of Leo Frank, a Jewish man and Brooklyn son lynched in the Jim Crow South.

While serving a life sentence for murder based on paper-thin evidence, Frank was kidnapped from his Atlanta prison by a mob and lynched on August 17, 1915.

His killing, and what is by many considered his wrongful conviction, has widely been attributed to anti-Semitism, and served as a rallying call for the Jewish community, leading in part to the creation of the Anti-Defamation League, established a year after his trial.

While elected officials at the ceremony acknowledged the strides that had been made since Frank’s murder, they stressed how much more needed to be done towards promoting tolerance, especially in the wake of a slew of hate crimes that have gripped the city in recent months.

Hate crimes are up 9 percent this year over last, with anti-Semitic hate crimes specifically up 29 percent.

“Hate and bigotry ultimately took Leo Frank’s life, and this still happens today, 100 years later,” said Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley. “Whether it’s the color of your skin or the religion you practice, here in New York, across America, and all around the world, people are still killed for who they believe in or who they are.

“We’re here to remember a good man, and remember that we need to educate more, and need to fight these injustices to make this world a better place,” she added.

One of countless lynchings that gripped the deep South in the decades after the Civil War, Councilman Rory Lancman said it was important to utilize Frank’s story to reflect on intolerance against all people.

“Frank wasn’t the only American lynched in Georgia in 1950, we can be sure of that,” he said. “He is fortunate that he has a gravestone. Most didn’t even get that. So when we remember Frank, we must have in our minds every single victim of anti-Semitic, racist, homophobic, sexist injustice.”

Public Advocate Letitia James said it was important never to forget America’s bloody past, no matter how painful.

“Lynching unfortunately is a tragic part of our American history, but we nevertheless must tell the story of Leo Frank,” she said. “It’s important we keep Leo’s story alive, because despite the progress we’ve made, me know anti-Semitism and bigotry are alive and well today.”

Council member Liz Crowley spoke at the event.

Council member Liz Crowley spoke at the event.

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Glendale business targeted in computer-related phone scam

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Many businesses around the New York City area have recently seen a spike in a number of phone calls that turn out to be computer-related scams. Yrcriz Rondon, an insurance broker for Rondon Brokerage in Glendale, is one of them.

Yesterday afternoon, Rondon received a mysterious phone call from a “Dell representative” who claimed to see an issue in her computer. For a charge, the person was willing to help her fix the issue.

Leonard Kaplan, owner of CDML Computer Services, said the scam is what the security industry deems a rogue security program. Through his research, he noticed that many of the calls are coming from call centers overseas, particularly India.

The calls are standardized, starting off by introducing the caller as an employee of a company such as Microsoft or Dell. They proceed to tell the businesses that the company noticed malware activity on their computer. Through a series of guided steps on the phone, the scammers trick the user into logging onto their computer and giving information that create ultimate access to the scammers.

When Rondon received the phone call, she was extremely skeptical in the caller’s concern.

“They don’t typically call you to say that they value you as a customer and that they would like to help you solve this issue,” she said. Knowing that she has a reliable computer repairman, Rondon declined the caller’s offer.

But other businesses may not have been so fortunate. Kaplan said that at least two people downloaded the program, giving the scammers access to everything on their computers.

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Police bust two for graffiti in Glendale Park

Police announced the arrest of two individuals for making graffiti at Glendale Playground. The suspects, according to police, spray painted a wall in the park, located at the corner of 71st Street and Central Avenue in Glendale.

 

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Atlas Park Event Schedule

Check the Atlas Park Facebook Page for updates.

Mon 8/10 – Family Fun Day. Rain or shine. If it’s too hot, raining or the grass is soggy the Mad Science portion will be held indoors on lower level beneath Regal Cinemas.

11am – Mad Science – Spin, Pop, Boom!

12pm – Bitty Soccer with the Ridgewood YMCA. Sneakers required.

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Wed 8/12 – Movies on the Green sponsored by Broadway Stages

7pm – Live DJ
830pm – Outdoor movie – Finding Nemo. People with blankets up should near the front and people with chairs further back so everyone can see without being blocked.

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Thurs 8/13 – Reading on the Green with the Queens Public Library sponsored by Mayne Construction of LI. Recommended age for the arts & crafts portion is 3 and up. Rain or shine.

11am – Held indoors on the lower level beneath Regal Cinemas.

5-9pm – East Coast Car Association Classic Car Show. Over 60 vintage cars expected!

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Fri 8/14 – ZUMBA on the Green with NYSC. Angelina will be teaching the class for the last few weeks!
530pm. You do not have to be a member of NYSC to participate.

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Sat 8/15 – Yoga on the Green with NYSC
930am – Bring a mat. You do not have to be a member of NYSC to participate.
7pm – Radio Daze in Concert. 80’s music at its best!

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Sun 8/16 – ZUMBA on the Green with NYSC.
930am. You do not have to be a member of NYSC to participate.

***ZUMBA and Yoga classes will be moved inside NYSC if it’s too hot, raining or grass is soggy.

 

All events are free.

We will be accepting used ipods, ipads, iphones or itouches at all our events for donations to people who suffer from Dementia or Alzheimer’s. See link below which highlights the need for them. LAST WEEK TO DONATE!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FWn4JB2YLU

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