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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:44 AM

Tim Turane, #DistrictAdvocate for the Recording Academy in Southeast Queens

For the fourth straight year, Tim Turane is representing music creators in Southeast Queens. As a 7-year member of The Recording Academy, Tim Turane's role is instrumental in Congress passing creator friendly legislation.

 


Monday, June 15, 2020 10:30 AM

Tim Turane Co-Organizes Bridging The Gap

Following the vision of Nadine Morency-Mohs, Tim Turane is supporting the Bridging The Gap event to be held on June 15, 2020, at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY. 

Tim reached out to multiple businesses willing to provide job or internship opportunities to youth in Queens. This was done in response to the cancellation of SYEP in New York.


Friday, June 5, 2020 2:03 PM

Checking Abuse of Power in District 27

Following a protest in Hollis, Queens on June 3, an innocent 15-year old boy from the neighborhood was slammed against a bike rack, then slammed against a lift gate, and then arrested. Assisting Officer Spitz of the 103rd police precinct spit at a group of children verbally protesting the harsh treatment of the young boy. The teenager was held for 5 hours without a charge. Due to pressure led by myself and the Code Black Coalition, and supported by Senator Leroy Comrie and his office, Officer Spitz has been suspended pending an investigation. We demand accountability for such abuse of power.


Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:14 AM

The Independent: New York protests: NYPD chief kneels with demonstrators and calls for end to violence


Monday, June 1, 2020 11:00 PM

NBC: In New York, some police take a knee with protestors


Monday, June 1, 2020 5:34 PM

CBS: NYPD Officers Take Knee In Solidarity With Protesters; De Blasio Praises Them For ‘Listening, Working With The Community’

Before imposing a curfew, the mayor said that this was how we were going to overcome this moment and move forward. 


Monday, June 1, 2020 5:15 PM

ABC 7: Crowd Cheers as Police Take a Knee with Protestors

"Thank you" and applause are heard from the crowd when the police took a knee with us at our protest. 


Monday, June 1, 2020 11:07 AM

News12 Bronx: NYPD officers kneel in solidarity with protesters


Monday, June 1, 2020 10:59 AM

CNN: NYPD officers take a knee with protesters

"Aleeia Abraham shot video of some police officers kneeling with protesters on Sunday during a march calling for justice for George Floyd...

She said she'd never seen police do that in all her years of activism, or even on television at other protests.

'That’s great, it’s a good sign but what we’re really looking for is action," Abraham said. "I’ll be even more impressed when we’re not stepped on and gunned down. That’s the moment I’m looking for.'"

 

Aleeia Abraham is Campaign Manager of Friends of Tim Turane.


Monday, June 1, 2020 9:30 AM

The Hill: Some police officers support George Floyd protesters by taking a knee, marching


Monday, June 1, 2020 5:32 AM

Queens Daily Eagle: NYPD officers kneel in solidarity with Jamaica demonstrators protesting racist police violence


Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:04 PM

amNY: A sign of hope: NYPD officers kneel with protesters during Queens rally


Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:00 PM

Daily News: Commanding Officer Takes a Knee in Solidarity

Together with the BlaQue Resource Network and The Excelling Church, we organized a protest against police brutality in SouthEast Queens, on the heels of the unjust death of George Floyd. A local Commanding Officer took a knee in solidarity with us as we recited the names of black lives lost at the hands of the police. 


Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:39 PM

New York Post: NYPD cops take a knee beside protesters in moment of solidarity

"Aleeia Abraham, president of community group BlaQue Resources Network, which helped organize the earlier Queens protest, said the moment of unity there was 'very surprising.'

'None of us had ever seen anything like that,' she told The Post. 'In that moment, they understood why we were so mad.'

The cops had been invited to kneel by the pastor of The Excelling Church, which also helped to organize the protest, Abraham said.

'Hopefully they can set an example for the rest of law enforcement of how to deal with protesters,' she said.

The office of acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee shared the video on Twitter, adding: 'YES. THIS is what de-escalation looks like. Trust.'

'Have yet to see this anywhere else in #NYC. We need more of this now, Mr. @NYCMayor,' the tweet read.

The moment of solidarity took place after a day and night of tense protests across the five boroughs that resulted in at least 345 arrests and 33 cops injured.

Abraham said that 'the kneeling is nice, it’s a start.'

'But we want action.'"

Aleeia Abraham is Campaign Manager of Friends of Tim Turane.


Friday, May 29, 2020 11:49 AM

Repeal New York 50-A

Transparency is the only way to practice democracy. Police are supposed to be the good guys. What do you have to hide? Police abuse their power to peer into our lives, why shouldn't we have the power to know if the officer is a danger to us? Repeal it.


Friday, May 15, 2020 11:36 AM

Tim Turane Supports American Legion Post 483 Through Volunteer Work, Communications

Tim Turane is a Veteran who honorably served for 13 years. He is a soldier who has responded to wars, hurricanes, and civilian threats. 

In the face of the Covid-19 crisis, Tim could not sit still. Throughout this time, Mr. Turane has volunteered to set up food, manage teams, deliver food to seniors, and volunteer his communications skills to the American Legion in his Queens neighborhood. 

AMNY came by to cover the great work American Legion Post 483 in Rosedale-Laurelton, Queens.


Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:01 PM

Friends of Tim Turane to Issue Face Masks to Southeast Queens Residents

Throughout the week, Friends of Tim Turane and Tim Turane will distribute face masks to residents of Southeast Queens. 

The effort will be concentrated in Hollis, St. Albans, Cambria Heights, and Jamaica. 

There is currently a limited amount of mask for distribution, however the distribution will continue as more products become available.


Sunday, May 3, 2020 3:35 AM

New York City Bar Compiles Domestic Violence Resource List

Domestic violence is far to common. Even one confirmed case of domestic violence is too much. The New York City Bar Committee on Domestic Violence compiled a list of resources people who are victims of domestic violence can use.

Please share with anyone you know who may be a victim of domestic violence.

You can find the list here.


Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:32 AM

Remote Learning Device Request New York City

There are still students who do not have the consistent ability to access school due to limitations on their current mobile devices. Some students are doing full assignments on cell phones. 

If you know anyone in the New York City area with this issue, please follow this link and request a device for remote learning.


Saturday, April 25, 2020 3:53 PM

Queens Students K-12 Receive Free Cable from Spectrum for 60 Days

Students who attend school in New York City may be eligible for free Spectrum service for 60 days. This service will be provided to homes that do not already have Spectrum.


Monday, April 13, 2020 3:24 PM

Jazz Road Responds with $1,000 Grants, Priority to Black Women

Jazzroad.org are offering $1,000 relief grants for jazz artist who have lost work due to COVID-19. 

 


Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:01 AM

New York State Senators Help Newly Unemployed Workers

There are many people having an issue contacting their Department of Labor.

We created an 8-step guide to effectively receive assistance from your Senator by following these simple steps.


Monday, April 6, 2020 11:21 AM

Veterans of South East Queens Resource Guide

Resource guides provide information to a specific group of people. This resource guide is for Veterans. 

We have included information you may find valuable for yourself and your children. 

This is the first publication from Friends of Tim Turane and we hope you find the content useful in some way. If you have any questions or suggestions, please message us through the website.


Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:56 PM

50 Meals for Jamaica Hospital First Responders

This past Friday, March 27, 2020, Friends of Tim Turane was joined BlaQue Resource Network to assist their joint effort with Golden Krust to distribute 50 meals to first responders at Jamaica Hospital.

Friends of Tim Turane facilitated coordination with Jamaica Hospital Department of Public Affairs, the Nursing Director, and Dr. Rubin to distribute meals prepared by Golden Krust to first responders.

The BlaQue Resource Network developed a day long outreach strategy. The BlaQue Resource Network helped develop the vision of Golden Krust so the organization can meet its philanthropic goal. BRN helped secure volunteers to bag and box the lunch. They also recruited volunteers to drive and delivery the food to the location. This professional navigation of logistical oversight proves how important community organizations are.

This collaborative community effort sets precedent for what must be done in Queens as people address their new normal. More small contributions and selfless actions by other community groups and civic leaders can lead to the success necessary to overcome this trying time.

 

 


Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:04 PM

Hope For Renters During COVID-19 Crisis

There has been growing concern in communities about how tenants would be affected by the Coronavirus epidemic. On March 19, 2020 State Senator Gianaris posted on his website concerning a proposed rent suspension. It would apply to residential tenants who lost work and small businesses closed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The full text of the bill can be found here. The bill is currently in committee. Two more steps and the bill will be sent to Governor Cuomo.

A rent freeze will help homeowners qualify for relief and allow tenants who are not working maintain responsibilities to include child support payments. 


Monday, March 23, 2020 11:58 AM

Urge Lawmakers in Washington to include the Artistic Community in the Trillion Dollar COVID-19 Relief

As a long time member of The Recording Academy and an executive in the music industry, I understand the affects to musicians during this Coronavirus epidemic.

I joined my fellow Recording Academy members in writing a formal letter to our Congressional leadership to include musicians in the COVID-19 plan. 

Artists make much of their money by participating live performances. Furthermore, there are local acts who play gigs to survive and pay bills. Not all recording artists are multi-millionaires. 

I know Congressman Meeks is a strong supporter of the music community in Jamaica, Queens. He will not let your voice go unheard in Washington. 

 

 


Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:27 PM

New York Waives Mortgage Payments, Bank Overdraft Fees

New York will waive mortgage payments for unemployed and part-time workers. The waiver will be in place for 90 days.

"If you are not working, if you are working only part-time, we're going to have the banks and financial institutions waive mortgage payments for 90 days," he said at a news conference Thursday. "That will be a real-life economic benefit. It will also be a stress reliever for many families."

Bank overdraft fees will also be ordered waived by the Governor. It is important you contact your bank and ensure they are compliant with the order.

Lastly, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced the White House has presented a plan to give a $1,000 stimulus check to combat this economic disaster. An additional $500 per child is also in the proposed plan.


Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:49 PM

CDC Responds with Update to Coronavirus

I believe in getting information from credible sources. It is important elected officials do not use politics in the time of crisis. We must share information that is relevant to our communities to ensure we remain safe and healthy.

The COVID-19 or Coronavirus is a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus that was first detected in China. It has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. 

Staff at St. John's University and Queens College have tested positive for the virus in Queens. As you may have been informed, NYC schools are closed until April 20, 2020. 

Please follow this link from the CDC to receive accurate up-to-the-minute updates regarding COVID-19.


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