Tag: council-member-james-gennaro

Queens community celebrates Natalie Katz Rogers with street renaming ceremony

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May. 14, 2024 By Czarinna Andres and Lloyd Mitchell On Friday, May 10, dozens of people came together in Jamaica Hills at the corner of 164th Street and Goethels Avenue, now officially known as Natalie Rogers Way, to honor the legacy of the late Natalie Katz Rogers. Family members, elected officials and students and staff…
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Human rights organization honors 9 Holocaust survivors at the Hillcrest Jewish Center

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Jan. 29, 2024 By Athena Dawson A human rights organization hosted a commemoration event at the Hillcrest Jewish Center in Flushing on Sunday Jan. 28 to honor nine Holocaust survivors for the 79th anniversary of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The anniversary, which fell on Jan. 27, marked the day of liberation from the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps. The event, which was attended by the nine survivors, was organized by Arts4All Foundation and co-sponsored by Assemblymembers David I. Weprin and Sam T. Berger, Council Member James F. Gennaro and the Queens Jewish Community Council. Dozens of people including local religious…
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MeowSquad NYC hosts a ‘purrfect’ adoption event at the Hillcrest Jewish Center

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Jan. 29, 2024 By Athena Dawson On Sunday Jan. 28th, local residents gathered at the Hillcrest Jewish Center to attend a kitten adoption event hosted by Queens-based rescue MeowSquad NYC. The event, held in partnership by Council Member James F. Gennaro and Assemblymember Sam Berger, connected cat lovers of all ages to nine furry felines…
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‘We need accountability’: Queens elected officials, Jewish leaders demand answers on city’s response to antisemitic rampage at Hillcrest High School in Jamaica

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Nov. 27, 2023 By Bill Parry Queens elected officials and Jewish community leaders rallied outside the borough offices of the city Department of Education offices in Ozone Park on Monday, Nov. 27, demanding answers on the city’s lack of transparency over a two-hour antisemitic rampage in the hallways of Hillcrest High School in Jamaica on Nov. 20. Students were seen on video rioting after they discovered a teacher changed her social media profile picture to indicate that she “stand with Israel” on her own device, on her own time, according to Council Member James Gennaro. Videos of the violent rampage…
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Melted swings at Kew Gardens Hills playground replaced after alleged arson

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Nov. 13, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Toddler swings at Queens Valley Playground near P.S. 164 in Kew Gardens Hills were set on fire early on Saturday, Nov. 11, in an alleged act of vandalism, according to authorities. Images of the aftermath shared on X by @ViralNewsNYC showed the damage to six toddler swings that were…
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‘I didn’t get to say goodbye’: Briarwood family searching for answers after ACC euthanized their dog hours after it ran away from home

Mar. 29, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The Leon family in Briarwood had their 19-year-old Poodle-Maltese mix Leona disappear from their own backyard at around 11 a.m. on March 12 — but due to a horrific mixup, their beloved canine had been euthanized by the time they learned she had been found. The dog was found…
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‘He didn’t deserve to die’: Borough President Richards leads emotional candlelight vigil for Tyre Nichols

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards held a candlelight vigil for Tyre Nichols outside Queens Borough Hall Monday, Jan. 30 after Nichols’ death at the hands of police officers in Memphis, Tenn., made national headlines for the brutality in which the officers beat him. Almost immediately after news broke about Nichols’ death, the Memphis police officers… Read more »