Bklyn Lawmakers On The Move Oct. 1, 2015

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Cuomo Comes To Bed-Stuy Tonight

Governor Andrew Cuomo is coming to Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street tonight to talk about his executive order to appoint a special prosecutor for police shootings of unarmed individuals. The event starts at 6 p.m. All of the neighborhood’s elected officials will be on hand. Please see the flier below.


Donovan Votes To Avert Government Shutdown, Warns Residents On Hurricane Report

Southwest Brooklyn/Staten Island Republican Congressman Dan Donovan said yesterday he would never vote to shut down government over particular issues as he was, “sent me to Washington to make government more efficient and effective, not to suspend its operations.”

Congressman Dan Donovan
Congressman Dan Donovan

“We need to come together to deliver solutions and stop pointing fingers at one another. The public doesn’t elect us to shut down government when we don’t get our way – nor do they elect us to recklessly spend their hard-earned tax dollars by ringing up $18 trillion in debt. Let’s focus our energy on finding solutions for our nation’s problems, including our debt crisis. In the meantime, I’ll continue voting to keep the lights on and the government running,” Donovan said.

Donovan also reminded Staten Islanders and Brooklynites to make all necessary preparations in advance of potentially damaging storms this weekend. The National Hurricane Center’s models show Hurricane Joaquin’s possible path includes New York City.

Donovan spoke to the New York City Office of Emergency Management Commissioner Joe Esposito and FEMA officials to request regular updates on Joaquin’s trajectory and to make sure agencies are making requisite preparations for a worst-case scenario.

“We’ve been through this before, and the most important actions people can take are to prepare well in advance and to listen to FEMA and the New York City Office of Emergency Management. The models show potential tracks for Joaquin ranging from South Carolina to Maine, and FEMA has staff and supplies pre-positioned. The earliest the storm could hit us is late this weekend – between now and then, put together a family communication plan, monitor the forecasts closely, and create an emergency supply kit,” Donovan said.

Adams Commemorates Eid Al-Adha With Donation To Brooklyn Food Pantries

Borough President Eric Adams
Borough President Eric Adams

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams today will join the Turkish Cultural Center Brooklyn, a non-profit organization based in Sheepshead Bay, and Embrace Relief, a global relief effort providing aid to the underserved and those struck by disaster, in donating 1,500 pounds of meat to food pantries across Brooklyn.

The contribution is being made as part of an observance of Eid Al-Adha, a Muslim festival also known as the Feast of Sacrifice. According to Islamic custom, observers distribute meat as charity to commemorate Abraham’s obedience to God as he was tested to sacrifice his son.

Adams, joined by interfaith leaders, will speak to the importance of serving the less fortunate in the borough before presenting the donations of meat to food pantry representatives.

The event is slated for 3 p.m., today at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 208 Joralemon Street in Downtown Brooklyn.

Golden’s Senior Idol Show This Weekend 

State Sen. Marty Golden
State Sen. Marty Golden

Bay Ridge State Senator Martin J. Golden, in conjunction with Xaverian High School, will host Brooklyn’s Annual Senior Idol show, a popular musical contest featuring talented senior citizens, at 7 p.m., this Saturday, October 3, in the school
auditorium, 7100 Shore Road.

Over 30 Brooklyn residents 50 years and older auditioned in early September from which the finalists were selected for Saturday’s show. The winner will be selected through the votes of the audience and the judges.

The prize for the winner is $500 sponsored by Senator Marty Golden. All proceeds from the ticket sales to the event benefit the Xaverian High School music program.

Hamilton’s Wife Gets Nod For Civil Court Judge Position

Democratic Party District Leaders last night unanimously chose Lorna McAllister, the wife of Central Brooklyn State Sen. Jesse Hamilton, to be on the ballot for Civil Court judge next month.

McAllister was the only person nominated to fill the Genine Edwards seat. Edwards was recently nominated to the State Supreme Court bench.

McAllister is currently a court attorney for the Hon. Peter Sweeney. Sweeney is a presiding Acting Justice in the Supreme Court, since 2010. Civil Court Judges serve 10-year terms and are paid $159,900 annually.