Benjamin Nicholls

Taylor Gobar's one-star review appears to be internet extortion to a Hillcrest business: FBI contacted

One local protester Taylor Gobar uses extortion through her reviews to hold businesses hostage until they do what she says.

It's a trend, it's real, and it's unethical. It's called "Internet Defamation," and I would soon find out one person is using it to threaten a well-respected Hillcrest business into submission. 

Plenty can be said about social activism, especially in the LGBT community. If the Stonewall Riots had not happened we may have not had the freedoms we enjoy today.

Homeless Outreach Team: a year in review

The Hillcrest program has engaged with 836 people and provided them some level of services, from relocating individuals to shelters to providing showers, job training and mental-health services. Out of the 836 contacted, 16 people were placed in homeless shelters.

Hillcrest Business Association seeks new executive director

Following Executive Director Benjamin Nicholls’ announcement that he will be leaving the Hillcrest Business Association (HBA), the non-profit, business-services organization announced an open call for applicants to fill the position.

Leave your mark on Pride Park!

Donations of all levels are being sought to help defray the costs of the LGBT historical monument planned for the base of the Hillcrest Pride Flag. All donors of at least $100 will have their name etched at the base of the monument.

HBA Beautification Committee seeks public input

Hillcrest Business Association Executive Director Benjamin Nicholls and the organization’s Beautification Committee are organizing a community walkabout, in part to gain feedback from residents and business owners on potential projects for the committee.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: More on Hillcrest Mardi Gras

Does the fact that the HBA has stepped away mean the event won’t continue? Of course Hillcrest Mardi Gras can continue.