We were informed on Thursday, August 5th, 2021 that the mayor would be announcing in the next few days that he placing a correctional training facility in College Point. We have limited information about this so far. This announcement is not about whether we agree or disagree with this decision. It is about how this facility will impact College Point. We have over 20 municipalities in College Point with ZERO GIVE BACKS. When the city decided to place the Police Academy in College Point, we were told that it would not impact College Point at all. However, folks that live in that area will tell you differently. The cadets are not allowed to park in the Police Academy parking lot, which means they have no choice but to park all around the area near the hockey field. Our neighbors in that area have major issues with how the cadets park their cars and cannot find a spot for themselves. Please call our local representatives to demand that the city give us something in return if we have to have the correctional training facility in College Point and demand that the Police Academy parking issues are resolved immediately. ALSO ask our local politicians to ENSURE this this is NOT a foundation for a borough based jail.
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Please consider supporting our GoFundMe effort to help College Point during the Covid-19 crisis! Please visit our GoFundMe page for the details. We will give meals of thanks to essential workers at our three large nursing homes (one had 16 deaths) and will restock the town’s only active food pantry, which has seen unprecedented demand due to Covid-19. We are partnering with Kathryn Cervino, Dr. James Cervino, Margaret Loughlin, and Genaro’s Pizzeria. Click here for more information.
If you are having a problem with a resident or residents from the shelter, Jim Coughlin, Senior Vice President of Services from Westhab and Jamar Robinson, Director of the day-to-day operations at the facility said to call the shelter staff immediately. When you call the shelter you can reach out directly to Jamar Robinson or the shift manager if Mr. Robinson is unavailable. They also said even if you are not sure if this person is from the shelter, they will go to the location to determine if it is a resident. If the person is not a resident, they will reach out to Breaking Ground. Breaking Ground is an organization that reaches out to people who living on the streets. As always, if it is an emergency call 911. It is always good to have the incidents on record. We also ask that you complete a Community Incident Report for ALL incidents so we have record of the problem.
Director: Jamar Robinson
(718) 445 0235 Ext. 610
(718) 445 0235 Ext. 601
(929) 218 7359
These are some local numbers that we thought would be helpful to share. Be aware, the post office does not always answer their phone. If you are reporting a fire, please call 911 and not the direct fire house. The College Point Ambulance Corps is a volunteer organization, they are only open when they have available volunteers.
College Point NYFD
College Point Post Office
(718) 359 8691
College Point Ambulance Corps