Adams Hosts Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams this morning will host his annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in the Rotunda of Brooklyn Borough Hall, bringing together the families of victims and fallen heroes with citywide leaders and local residents.
The event, commemorating the 15th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center, will feature interfaith prayers, readings and tributes by surviving family members, and selections from the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. T
There will be moments of silence coinciding with the time of the towers’ collapse; the silence observed at 9:58 a.m. in memory of the fall of the South Tower will be followed by the lowering of the American flag atop Brooklyn Borough Hall. Adams and victims’ families will then place a remembrance wreath outside the building.
Adams, who served in the New York City Police Department (NYPD) during 9/11, will speak about terrorism’s enduring impact on Brooklyn and New York City.
Other citywide leaders scheduled to address the ceremony include NYPD Commissioner William J. Bratton, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro, NYPD Chief of Department James O’Neill, FDNY Chief of Department James E. Leonard, and United States Army Garrison (USAG) Fort Hamilton Commander Colonel Peter Sicoli.
The event is slated to start at 8:45 a.m. todat at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street in Downtown Brooklyn.
Schumer, Gillibrand Get Fed Money For Brooklyn Non-Profit
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand Friday that the federal Department of Justice (DOJ) will provide $300,000 in funding to the Brooklyn-based non-profit organization, Black Women’s Blueprint, which serves African American victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking in all five boroughs of New York City.
For this project, the organization will partner with Women’s Hands Establishing Entrepreneurial Leadership Skills (WHEELS) to provide economic empowerment to victims who need that type of support. The funding was allocated through the DOJ’s Office on Violence Against Women and is authorized through the Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program
“Domestic and dating violence is never acceptable and we must do all we can to both prevent it in the first place, and to take care of those who are victimized by it. Fortunately, there are organizations like the Black Women’s Blueprint, dedicated to providing resources to help stop these terrible attacks,” said Schumer. “I will continue doing everything I can to ensure organizations like these have the resources they need to combat these horrible crimes.”
“This critical federal funding through the Department of Justice will help facilitate a wide range of programs to better assist domestic violence survivors,” said Gillibrand. “Domestic violence is a serious problem and we need to work towards creating a safe environment for individuals and families. By increasing accessibility to services for survivors we can help provide the support and resources they need to be protected and put their lives back together.”
Over the two year project period, WHEELS will work with Black Women’s Blueprint to ensure 30 survivors attain economic empowerment through a variety of classes and support. This will include basic computer literacy classes, typing programs, interactive employment readiness workshops, budgeting and money management, leadership and communicating with supervisors, problem solving and conflict resolution, managing home, children and work, business ethics and basic human relations and diversity.
The grant will also cover the Program Director’s time to establish and strengthen partnerships between Black Women’s Blueprint and community organizations, law enforcement agencies, the courts, academic institutions and other institutions that work with African American communities.
Golden Honors 68th Precinct Officers
State Senator Martin J. Golden (Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, Gravesend), a former New York City Police Officer, today will join 68th Police Precinct Commanding Officer Captain Joseph Harward in honoring 10 officers staitioned at the precinct.
Eight of the officers are being honored for their use of Narcan to save lives, and two of the officers are being celebrated for their extraordinary help in welcoming a new baby into the world.
The ceremony is slated for 7 p.m., tonight at the 68th Precinct, 333 65th Street in Bay Ridge.
Donovan, Golden Malliotakis Host Bklyn GOP Training Session
Brooklyn Republican lawmakers Congressman Dan Donovan, State Sen. Marty Golden, and Assembly Member Nicole Malliotakis, along with Kings County GOP Chair Ted Ghorra will host Republican Leadership Initiative training session this coming Saturday.
The Republican Leadership Initiative (RLI) is a national training program to equip grassroots leaders with the skills they need to work as professional field organizers in a presidential cycle. RLI is a key aspect of the RNC’s 2016 ground game strategy and will help groom the next generation of trained Republican field staff.
RLI trainings will involve key aspects of organizing— one-on-one meetings, team building, house meetings, voter registration, workshops, strategy sessions, and voter engagement.
The ideal participant for training:
• Has a passion for making a difference in their community
• Believes in conservative principles
• Is a hard worker, willing to exceed their goals and deadlines
This training is great for any candidate and key volunteer staff. It’s a resource for growing team numbers, building candidates following and even social media techniques that promotes candidates message. This training is crucial for all republican candidates, staff and volunteers.
The training session is slated for between 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Bay Ridge Manor, 476 76th Street in Bay Ridge. A light lunch will be served. RSVP by replying or by phoning or texting to 347-452-2180. Please include your name and phone number in your reply.
Stringer, Treyger Host Shred Day
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and City Council Member Mark Treyger in partnership with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP New York) today will host a Shred Day.
Community members are invited to bring their old, outdated documents containing personal/sensitive information for shredding. There is a limit to three boxes per household.
The event is slated for 3-6 p.m., today at the Amalgamated Warbasse Houses, 545 Neptune Avenue in Coney Island.