Brooklyn Lawmakers on the Move Nov. 2, 2020

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Cornegy in Black Solidarity Stop the Violence Event

City Councilman Robert Cornegy Jr

City Council Member Robert Cornegy (D-Bedford Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights) today will join with community groups in surge of resources and outreach to stop the violence in neighborhoods where a pair of fatal shootings left two young people dead. 

From arts and athletics resources for young people, to adult education and workforce development resources, more than a dozen City agencies and community groups will join in a surge of outreach at the event which coincides with the 51st anniversary of Black Solidarity Day.

The Stop the Violence Event coincides with the 51st anniversary of Black Solidarity Day. Black Solidarity Day was observed on November 3, 1969 and set to be one day before Election Day. The day’s first observance coincided with the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement, urging a mobilization against oppression.

This event is slated to take place at 3 p.m. today, Nov. 2 at Malcolm X Blvd and Chauncey Street in Bed-Stuy. 


Boro Park Lawmakers Tag Team to Save Local Businesses

Sen. Simcha Felder
Assembly Member Simcha Eichenstein
Assembly Member Simcha Eichenstein

State Sen. Simcha Felder (D-Boro Park, Midwood), Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein (D-Borough Park, Midwood), (D-Boro Park, Midwood) and City Councilman Kalman Yeger (D-Borough Park, Bensonhurst, Midwood) today will announce dueling state and city legislation to save local small businesses from fines given during the COVID pandemic outbreak.

Dubbed the Save Our Stores Act, the measure will target the ongoing senseless lockdowns and excessive fines in red zones,” the lawmakers said, alluding to neighborhoods where the city and state-imposed shutdowns due to increases in COVID cases.

The legislation announcement is slated for 10:30 a.m. today, Nov. 2 at 16th Avenue and 49th Street in Boro Park.


Adams to Deliver Plant-Based Shakes

Borough President Eric Adams
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams today will visit a senior center in the “red zone” to deliver packages of personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as plant-based nutrition shakes to the residents and staff.

The visit to the Signature Senior Center in Midwood comes as the city prepares for a second wave of COVID-19 infections, and the City and State consider re-imposing lockdown measures to stem any emerging outbreaks.

Adams will urge staff and residents of the center to remain resilient, and thank those who have stepped up, including Kate Farms, to help the vulnerable during this time of need.

This event is slated for 1 p.m., today, Nov 2, outside the Signature Senior Center, 631 Foster Avenue, in Midwood.

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