Friday the 13th Odds & Ends

Hamilton, Central Brooklyn Electeds Unveil “Dr. Joan Maynard Way”

State Sen. Jesse Hamilton

Sen. Jesse Hamilton (D-Central Brooklyn) will lead a virtual who’s who of the Borough’s top African- and Caribbean-American elected officials in unveiling “Dr. Joan Maynard Way” at the entrance to the Weeksville Heritage Center, a Crown Heights neighborhood that freed African Slaves founded in 1838.

Dr. Joan Maynard was founder of the Society for the Preservation of Weeksville and Bedford Stuyvesant History, and was the catalyst to preserve the Hunterfly Road Houses. As an artist, educator, community organizer, and preservationist, she made lasting contributions to the preservation of African-American history. The street co-naming ceremony and reception aims to celebrate her lasting legacy.

Slated to join Hamilton in the celebration include U.S. Reps. Yvette Clarke and Hakkem Jeffires, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, City Council Members Robert Cornegy Jr. and Darlene Mealy, State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery and Assemblymember Tremaine Wright.

The unveiling ceremony will present the sign “Dr. Joan Maynard Way,” the co-name for Buffalo Avenue between St. Marks Avenue and Bergen Street. At the reception, Hamilton will present Weeksville Heritage Center with a $10,000 oversize check to contribute to their education work. In addition, Jacob Morris, Director Harlem Historical Society & The NYC Freedom Trail, will be recognized for his work as a scholar, education activist, and public historian.

The event is slated for between 1-4 p.m. at Buffalo Avenue and Bergen Street in Crown Heights.

KCP Editor Stephen Witt Moderates “Finding Best Mayor For Our Neighborhoods”

Stephen Witt

The Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association will head a coaltion of South Brooklyn civic association to host a forum Thursday dubbed Brooklyn Civic Association Tries “Finding Mest Mayor for our Neighborhoods.”

Invited panelists include all the mayoral candidates, prospective City Council Speaker Jumaane Williams, and presidents of civic associations from Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, Madison-Marine-Homecrest, Manhattan Beach and Sheepshead Bay.

Kings County Politics Editor-in-Chief Stephen Witt will moderate the forum, and put to the candidates questions gleaned from the civic associations.

“In Washington, DC, we see division, intolerance, the lack of non-ideological collaboration and compromise. This is a roundtable discussion, not a debate or resume recitations,” said Ed Jaworski, Madison-Marine-Homecrest’s president.  “We are going to ask: ‘What do neighborhoods want from a Mayor,’ rather than: ‘What does the Mayor want to do’?  We’ll see if it’s possible to do better at discussing, listening, negotiating at this level and in this setting, in a bipartisan, interactive, civil manner.”

The forum is slated for between 7:30-9 p.m., Thursday Oct. 19 at the Carmine Carro Community Center in Marine Park (Fillmore Avenue and Marine Parkway). For more information: Phone 718-375-9158; cell 347-661-6960[email protected]


CFB Rains Campaign Money on Eugene, Saperstein, Yeger

City Council Member Mathieu Eugene
Brian Cunningham

City Council member Mathieu Eugene (D-Flatbush,Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Ditmas Park), Democratic Candidate Kalman Yeger  (44th District) and Republican Candidate Steven Saperstein (48th District) were the big winners as the city Campiagn Finance Board doled out another round of public money to finance candidates in the upcoming Nov. 7 general election.

Candidates meeting fundraising threshholds are alotted a $6-to-$1 match, meaning they get $6 for every $1 dollar they raise and get get a maximum of slightly more than $100,000, which minus some withholding comes out to $95,095.

Eugene reached the maxiumum $95,095 for his campaign against Reform Party Candidate Brian Cunningham for the 40th District City Council race. While Cunningham is running on a third party line, he came in second place in the recent four-person primary. He also received the maximum $95,095 so both candidates have a fairly large campiagn warchest in what is expected to be a competitive race.

City Councilman Chaim Deutsch
Steve Saperstein.

Saperstein, who is taking on incumbent City Council Member Chaim Deutsch (D-Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach, Hoemcrest) received a healthy $71,321 and added to money the CFA previously gave him, Saperstein has now maxed out as Deutsch did previoulsy.

In terms of campiagn cash left on hand, this race is fairly even with Deutsch having  $98,597 to Saperstein’s $93,933, according the the CFB website.

Kalman Yeger
Yoni Hikind

Yeger also received the maximum $95, 095 in the high-spending race to succeed City Councilman David Greenfield (D-Borough Park, Midwood, Bensonhurst). Yeger is facing Yoni Hikind, who is running on his own party line and is not participating in the city’s campign finance program.

According to the CFB website Yeger has $142,364 left to spend on the race while Hikind has $93,453.

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