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10/12/2010: Improving The Quality Of Life In South Jamaica

News From New York State


Senator Shirley L. Huntley


For Immediate Release: October 5, 2010


Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531


-MEDIA ADVISORY-


Improving the Quality of Life in South Jamaica


Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) is seeking to bring solace and answers to residents of South Jamaica, after a shooting claimed the lives of two people. Senator Huntley will conduct a press conference addressing the recent shooting and other quality of life issues such as illegal solicitation for profit, and the continuance of crimes that foster exploitation and substance abuse in the community.


An additional issue that will be addressed at the press conference is the presence and prevalence of boarded and vacant houses and buildings. These vacant properties adversely affect the surrounding community by attracting unwanted trash, rodents, and those who use the property to engage in criminal activities.


“We, as elected officials, community leaders, law enforcement, members of the clergy, and residents must stand together and voice our outrage about the negative influences in the community, and what we must do to improve safety, and the quality of life in our neighborhood.” says Senator Huntley.


Who: Senate President Pro Tem Malcolm Smith


Assemblywoman Vivian E. Cook


Assemblyman William Scarborough


Assemblywoman Michelle Titus


Councilman Leroy G. Comrie, Jr.


29th AD - District Leader Jacqueline Boyce


32nd AD - District Leader Anthony Andrews, Jr.


32nd AD - District Leader John McRae


Community Board #12 District Manager Yvonne Reddick


Bishop Charles L. Norris, Sr., Clergy United for Community Empowerment


Elizabeth Bishop-Goldsmith, Founder of Mother’s Against Guns (MAG)


When: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 4:00 PM


Where: Bethel Emmanuel Temple Church


106-23 154th Street


Jamaica, New York 11433