Brooklyn Lawmaker On The Move Feb. 13, 2019

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BP Adams To Host “Love Your Feet” Extravaganza For Senior Podiatric Care  

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams will host “Love Your Feet,” a first-of-its-kind event ahead of Valentine’s Day to spotlight the needs of seniors pertaining to podiatric care.

A 2016 study published in the medical journal Maturitas found that foot pain impacts one out of every four adults aged 45 and older, with pain that is at least somewhat disabling in two-thirds of those cases.

Foot pain for seniors is associated with an increased risk of recurrent falls and restricted physical activity, and it may be a symptom of arthritis, diabetes, as well as other circulatory and nerve disorders.

Adams, who was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2016 and has become a staunch advocate for preventive health care, will partner with urban apparel brand JEX.NYC and creative consultancy And Them on a morning of podiatric care education, foot exams, and shoe giveaways designed to support adults with comfort challenges.

The event is slated for 10:30 a.m., today, Feb. 13, at Brooklyn Borough Hall- Community Room, at 209 Joralemon Street in Downtown Brooklyn.

Levin, City Council To Rally In Support of Home Stability Support Act

City Councilman Stephen Levin

City Council member Stephen Levin (D-Williamsburg, Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, and parts of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Greenpoint, Downtown Brooklyn, Gowanus, Park Slope) alongside the City Council will rally in support of statewide legislation to establish the Home Stability Support (HSS) program.

The measure, sponsored by Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi and State Senator Liz Krueger, would create a new rent supplement for residents who are eligible for public assistance benefits and facing eviction, homelessness, or loss of housing because of domestic violence or dangerous living conditions.

On Wednesday, the coalition of elected officials will call on Governor Andrew Cuomo to take support the bill and send a letter for immediate action.

The event is slated for 12-noon, today, Feb. 13, at City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan.  

Malliotakis Questions Rose’s “Friendship Values” With Congresswoman Omar

Assembly Member Nicole Malliotakis
Max Rose
U.S. Rep.-Elect Max Rose

Assembly member Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I,Ref -Brooklyn, Staten Island) is questioning Congressman Max Rose’s (D-South Brooklyn, Staten Island) “friendship values” in relation to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) this week after he accepted her apology for recent anti-semitic remarks.

Last Sunday night, Omar, in messages on Twitter, implied that U.S. policy on Israel was influenced by money and by AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee). She also previously criticized the government of Israel. The tweets were interpreted by many to be anti-semitic. Rose was one of the first to condemn the Omar’s social media comments, tweeting over the weekend, “When someone uses hateful and offensive tropes and words against people of any faith, I will not be silent,” according to the Huff Post.

However, by Monday Rose accepted Omar’s public apology for her disparaging remarks, stating, “She’s a friend. I take her at her word,” he told reporters, adding, “We share great values. She wants to see a great country, and I look forward to working with her.”

“Yesterday morning, Congressman Max Rose condemned Congresswoman Omar’s anti-Semitic remarks but by the end of the day he was back at putting his party loyalties ahead of doing what’s right, calling the ultra liberal Omar his “friend” with whom he “shares values” after she once again made vile anti-Semitic statements and attacked our NATION’S TRUE FRIEND AND ALLY Israel,” said Malliotakis.

“Equally as disturbing, she will be fundraising next week with an individual who promoted social media posts calling the Jewish people “stinking” and for them to be “destroyed.” Can’t wait to hear Doublespeak Max trying to justify his friend’s action,” added Malliotakis.

CM Williams, BP Adams Respond To Shooting of Two NYPD Officers

Jumaane Williams
City Council Member Jumaane Williams
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams

City Council member Jumaane Williams (D-Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood) and Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams sent their condolences to family members of New York Police Department (NYPD) officer Brian Simonsen, who was involved in an officer shooting last night in Queens.

Friendly fire was blamed in the death of a New York City police detective who responded to a robbery in Queens after a gun battle erupted Tuesday night that injured another officer and left the suspect in critical condition, police said.

On Tuesday night, Officer Simonsen 42, was fatally shot in a T-Mobile store after responding to a robbery in Richmond Hill, Queens, that erupted in a gun battle. Sergeant Matthew Gorman was also struck by friendly fire in the leg, police told the New York Post. Police told the Post that both officers were believed to have been struck when other officers arrived at the scene and began shooting.

“Two New Yorkers went to work today, and because of an act of gun violence, one will not come home. I offer my prayers for peace and comfort to the family of the officer killed tonight while serving in the line of duty, and to the second officer for their full recovery. This violence, this loss, is a terrible reminder of the danger that police officers face every day simply in going to work. That one will not come home is tragic and devastating for those who knew them, for the entire NYPD, and for a grieving city grateful for their service,” said Williams.

“One of my brothers in NYPD blue was killed tonight in Richmond Hill, protecting and serving the city he loved. I pray deeply for the family of Detective Brian Simonsen, a 19-year veteran of New York’s Finest who was fatally shot in the line of duty as he responded to an armed robbery. My prayers are also extended for the recovery of Sergeant Matthew Gorman, who was wounded in the exchange of gunfire. I know too well the uncertainty that every police officer takes into every shift, and I ask all New Yorkers to join me in sharing goodwill with the thousands of men and women in law enforcement, particularly the members of the 102nd Precinct, who will be in mourning during the days and weeks ahead. May there be justice in the wake of this tragedy, and may we never forget Detective Simonsen,” said Adams.  

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