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Redevelopment Plans in Elmont Highlight Quality of Life Concerns for Haitian communities in the Area

The mostly residential community where the project would be implemented sits on the border of Nassau County and Queens is home to approximately 3,500 people of Haitian descent, according to Data USA, which provides neighborhood statistics. However, according to Stringer and Grodenchik, it could also become home to traffic congestion for the Long Island neighborhood and the adjacent areas in Queens if the development is built.

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Haitians in America: Millennial War Vet Looks For a New Way to Serve

Before he was 30, Carl Achille had served America in two profound ways. A native New Yorker with Haitian roots, Achille, served in the United States Army following the attacks on New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. By 19 years old, he was already a war veteran. In 2008, he joined the New York City Police Department, serving in the communities of Brooklyn North and quickly rose to the Street Narcotics Unit in East Harlem. He was also selected to the elite Organized Crime Control Bureau in the Gang Division, earning the Gold Detective Shield.

Since then he’s developed a passion for community service and advocacy that he plans on taking to the next level as an elected official.

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