Savino, Treyger, BK Cyclones Host Women’s History Event
State Senator Diane Savino (D-Bensonhurst, Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Dyker Heights, Gravesend, Sunset Park, Staten Island) and City Council member Mark Treyger (D-Coney Island, Bensonhurst) alongside the Brooklyn Cyclones hosted their second annual Women’s History Event at MCU Park last Friday.
The event’s honorees included Captain Tania Kinsella, Commanding Officer of PSA #1; Erin Dinan, Founder of “One Sandwich at a Time”; Suzette Robbins, Paraprofessional at PS 329/Brooklyn Lightning Track Club Coach; and Lakeisha Bowers, NYC Workforce 1 Development, Community Coordinator. The event fell right as Women’s History Month comes to a close, which is recognizes the achievements of women every March.
The event was attended by close to 100 people from the community, including two young women, Allison Randazzo and Anna Lelashvili 11th graders at Rachel Carson High School who performed a moving poem they wrote “Love It If We Made It.”
“Tonight is about women, who despite many obstacles, stepped forward and decided to be a leader,” said Savino.
“From tenant associations to PTA’s, women are key leaders in our community that are raising the standard of living for all families. We have more work to do to reach true equity in our society and I’d argue that each and every day should be women’s day in our world,” said Treyger.
Cumbo Announces Free Legal Housing Assistance Events
Majority Leader City Council member Laurie Cumbo (D-Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights) announced last week a four-part series of free legal services focused on housing issues across 35th Council District.
The Legal Housing Workshops will cover step-by-step procedures, strategies and templates for handling housing matters, housing repairs, and challenges with landlords, to be handled in court or out of court.
The events are open to anyone living in a small, medium or large rental or anyone living in the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Those with general legal housing questions or specific questions are also welcomed.
Cumbo also announced that The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) van will be in the area as well to help with legal issues.
The first Legal Housing Workshop is slated for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 28, at BAM Fisher, Leavitt-Workshop, 321 Ashland Place in Fort Greene.
The NYLAG Van will be available from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 28, at 792 Eastern Pkwy In Crown Heights.
NYLAG’s Mobile Legal Help Clinic appointments are available by pre-registration, at this link. If you need assistance making an appointment, contact Majority Leader Cumbo’s district office at (718)-260-9191.
Rose Supports Dream and Promise Act, Pushes For Pathway To Citizenship
Congressman Max Rose (D-South Brooklyn, Staten Island) is supporting an effort to protect the nation’s DREAMers, as well as our Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders by co-sponsoring H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019.
The Dream and Promise Act of 2019 would provide a pathway to citizenship for eligible DREAMers who entered the U.S. under the age of 18 and who were continuously present in the U.S. for 4 years prior to the date of the bill’s enactment. DREAMers would be provided conditional permanent resident status and would need to fulfill an education, employment, or military track to adjust to permanent resident status.
In addition, the bill would secure permanent residency for people with TPS and DED. After 5 years, those permanent residents would be eligible to apply to become citizens. On average, TPS recipients have lived in the United States for 20 years, building a new life for themselves and their families. Similarly, DED recipients have lived in the United States and contributed to their communities since 2007.
Rose’s announcement comes after months of efforts to work with the Trump Administration to secure protections for local families on Staten Island and in South Brooklyn. Earlier this month, Rose also called on the Trump Administration to extend the DED program to prevent thousands of Liberians living lawfully in the United States from imminent deportation if their temporary status is not extended beyond the March 31st deadline.
“Families in my district and across the country are living in incredible fear about what tomorrow will bring—families who have worked hard, played by the rules, and submitted to rigorous vetting so that they can become law-abiding and taxpaying members of our communities. I’m proud to support the Dream and Promise Act because not only is it the right thing to do, but because these families don’t have time to wait or have faith that the Administration will act,” said Rose.
Maimonides To Hold Grand Opening of New Prostate Center
Maimonides Medical Center will host the grand opening of the Maimonides Prostate Center this week.
The new Maimonides Prostate Center is the only full service prostate center in Brooklyn. Maimonides is at the forefront of minimally invasive multidisciplinary surgical and medical care, offering men facing a diagnosis of prostate cancer, or any other prostate condition, the most advanced and personalized treatment options available, including: the newest technological breakthrough in high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), access to clinical trials and a full spectrum of support groups and services.
Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States. It is also one of the leading causes of cancer death among men of all races and Hispanic origin populations, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
The ribbon-cutting program will include remarks from Maimonides President & CEO Kenneth D. Gibbs, Senior VP of Operations & Clinical Programs Declan Doyle, and Dr. David Silver, Chief of Urology & Director of the Maimonides Prostate Center.
The event is slated for Tuesday, March 26, at 6300 Eighth Avenue in Boro Park.
For more information or to RSVP, please call Jodi Cross or Eileen Tynion at 718.283.8200.