Brooklyn Lawmakers On The Move Oct. 10, 2018

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BP Adams, NYC Schools Chancellor Unveil Plans For First-Ever BK STEAM Center

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza will unveil plans for the first-of-its-kind Brooklyn STEAM Center today.

This new facility is will aim to support students with real-world work experience in emerging professions based at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Additionally, the facility will emphasize the importance of investing in STEAM education — science, technology, engineering, art, and math — and other highly-skilled professionals in Brooklyn.

This state-of-the-art educational hub will serve hundreds of juniors and seniors from eight of the borough’s public high schools as part of their pursuit of high-quality career and technical education (CTE) programs, providing them upon graduation with a portfolio of work that meets industry expectations, a network of professional contacts, proficiency across a set of technical and professional competencies, as well as a clear next step to college and/or career advancement.

Adams’ $5 million allocation to the Brooklyn STEAM Center is the highlight of more than $25 million in Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) funds from Brooklyn Borough Hall to advance STEAM education across more than 175 schools in the borough.

The event is slated for 8;30 a.m., today, Oct. 10, at 63 Flushing Avenue, Building 77 -Courtyard at the Brooklyn Navy yard.

In case of inclement weather, the press conference will be held in the lobby of Building 77.**

Golden Announces Recycling Events, Urging Residents To Keep Brooklyn Clean

State Sen. Marty Golden

State Senator Marty Golden (R-Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay, Borough Park, Midwood) will host two upcoming recycling events to urge local residents to keep their community clean.

Specifically Golden will be offering residents assistance in the proper disposing of unwanted items like paperwork and electronics, that are cluttering their apartments and homes.

The free shredding event is being held in partnership with The GreenChip Electronic Waste Solutions, the Goodwill Industries of Greater NY & Northern NJ, and the New York City Department of Sanitation to offer free electronics recycling and textile collection.

The event will also feature the NYC Department of Sanitation’s distribution of lawn and leaf bags for garden waste.

“I am excited to host these events and I trust that many of my constituents will take advantage of the chance to shred the old papers, donate clean used clothing, or dispose of the old televisions, computers and electronics we can no longer put out with our regular garbage collection. So mark your calendars and join us in recycling to keep Brooklyn clean,” said Golden.

The events are slated for:

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, at Our Lady of Angels Church Parking Lot (73rd Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues) in Bay Ridge.

And 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 28, in Marine Park at the Avenue U Parking Lot (between East 33rd and Stuart Streets).

For more information on the events, call Senator Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044.

Malliotakis Applauds MTA’s Upcoming R Train Repairs

Assembly Member Nicole Malliotakis

Assembly member Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I,Ref – Staten Island/Brooklyn) applauded the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) plan to make improvements to the R Train subway line.

As part of the Phase 1 of the MTA’s subway action plan, the authority will look to stabilize and and improve the 113-year-old system by targeting major areas of delay including signal problems; track maintenance; system safety and cleanliness; customer communication; and management.

The R train will see improvements starting with signal problem updates and will run off of it’s usual route on Saturday and Sunday.

“I am glad that our voices are being heard and that improvements to make the R train run more reliably are part of the initial phase of the MTA’s subway action plan. The number of service interruptions and delays on the line have become unbearable and the action plan can’t be implemented fast enough,” said Malliotakis.

“Although there are temporary disruptions while the work is being done, it will be well worth it if we get to enjoy adequate and more reliable service once the upgrades are completed. The shuttle buses being offered are appreciated and we will monitor to make sure an adequate number of buses are provided and in a timely manner,” added Malliotakis.

For more information on the service changes for the R train this weekend, click here.

Donovan’s Hurricane Recovery Provisions Signed Into Law

Congressman Dan Donovan

Congressman Dan Donovan’s (R-South Brooklyn, Staten Island) applauded President Donald Trump’s signature of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 302), which includes critical disaster recovery reforms.

Last Wednesday, the U.S. Senate passed the legislation, that includes disaster relief provisions secured by Donovan. These provision include a number of reforms to the manner in which federal disaster aid is dispersed and adjusts the limits of certain disaster aid programs.

As well as providing $1.7 billion in emergency-designated Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) supplemental appropriations for areas affected by disasters in 2018.

“With President Trump’s signature, we can now reform a disaster assistance process that was terribly unfair for Superstorm Sandy victims. I was on Staten Island when Hurricane Sandy devastated our community and I saw these hardships firsthand,” said Donovan.

“This should have been addressed by our previous representative – not six years later as we approach the Superstorm Sandy anniversary later this month. I applaud Congress and President Trump for standing with New Yorkers and other disaster victims so that no one has to face these problems ever again,” added Donovan.