Ruben Wills

Russell Simmons joins march to reclaim Queens streets for peace
Russell Simmons joins march to reclaim Queens streets for peace
News Billy Rennison 8/21/2012 at 1:12PM

Residents and leaders in southeast Queens — joined by a famous native son — marched recently to return peace to their increasingly violence-filled streets. The Sunday, August 19 rally, organized by The Peacekeepers Global Initiative, drew hundreds of locals bothered by the outbreak of shootings the area has witnessed — as well as parents who [...]

New Neighborhood Opportunity Network opens
New Neighborhood Opportunity Network opens
Business Queens Courier Staff 7/24/2012 at 4:33PM

On Tuesday, July 17, the NYC Department of Probation (DOP) celebrated the launch of the Jamaica Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON), which is located at 162-24 Jamaica Avenue. DOP Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi was joined at the lectern by Councilmember Ruben Wills, Community Board 12 District Manager Yvonne Reddick, probation clients and Jamaica NeON staff.  The audience [...]

Families devastated by cuts to Jamaica senior center
Families devastated by cuts to Jamaica senior center
News Melissa Chan 4/10/2012 at 11:43AM

Some seniors in southeast Queens may soon lose their “friends.” The Friendship Center — a program under the Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults (JSPOA) — relies heavily on funding from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to support its rehabilitative programs. However, due to fiscal constraints, the agency said it could no [...]

[UPDATE] Election Day 2011
[UPDATE] Election Day 2011
News Steve Mosco 11/08/2011 at 9:58AM

[UPDATE] Only 83 voters have visited the polls at Benjamin Cardozo High School since they opened this morning at 6 a.m, according to poll worker Michele Miller. The Bayside area high school is open for those wanting to vote for six Supreme Court judges and the District Attorney. There are six candidates under each party [...]