Bklyn Lawmakers On The Move April 20

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Adams Helps Out 108-Year-old With Rent

Borough President Eric Adams
Borough President Eric Adams

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, along with the Boro Park JCC and the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty  will present a 108-year-old Brooklyn Holocaust survivor with a rent check today in Boro Park.

Rabbi Mordechai Simcha, 108, currently lives in the Belvedere Assisted Living Center, 5110 19th Avenue, and he’ll get the check  with $3,500 in rental assistance to ensure that he can continue to live in the home. Up until now, Simcha has been in deteriorating health and living on a fixed income.

Funding comes from Met Council’s financial assistance program as well as funds from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. There are currently more than 30,000 Holocaust survivors in the New York metropolitan area living at or below the poverty level.

 James Speaks At VIDA Mixer

Public Advocate Letitia James
Public Advocate Letitia James

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James will be the guest speaker at the Vanguard Independent Democratic Association Young Professionals Networking Mixer on Wednesday.

VIDA is one of the oldest and most powerful Democratic Clubs in Central Brooklyn. James will speak on “Balancing the Scales of The Criminal Justice System”

When: 6:30-9 p.m., Wednesday, April 22

Where: Vodou Bar, 95 Halsey Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Colton To Hold Seminar For Those Ready To Retire

Assemblyman Bill Colton
Assemblyman Bill Colton

Southwest Brooklyn Assemblyman William Colton is holding a free public seminar titled: ‘Are Your Ready For Retirement?’

High Level professionals will help those around the retirement age help evaluate attendees retirement readiness. Among the things they will cover include:

  • What is the best time for you to retire
  • How to choose for yourself best health care coverage on the market
  • How to minimize taxes on your retirement income
  • What retirees need to know about financial and estate planning
  • Come with your personal questions, leave with professional answers.

When: 6:45 – 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 30

Where: 29 Bay 25 St., Brooklyn (at the meeting room of  United Progressive Democratic Club)

No special reservation required. For more info call  718 236 1598

Teyger’s Proposed Bill Gets Blowback

City Councilman Mark Treyger
City Councilman Mark Treyger

Councilman Mark Treyger’s proposed measure that seeks to fine bicyclers caught texting while rising came under attack at a City Council hearing last week, Sheepshead Bites reported.

Among the critics of the bill was Councilman Antonio Reynoso, whose district includes the hipster-populated and bike-friendly Williamsburg.

“We should start asking pedestrians to wear reflectors when they cross the street, because they might be the problem next,” Reynos reportedly said. “I think we are fooling ourselves with this legislation.”

But Treyger continues to defend the bill.

“The vast majority of New Yorkers, including bike advocates and groups like Bike New York, agree that it is unsafe and irresponsible for cyclists to use a handheld device while biking on public streets,” he told the media outlet.