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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Senior Resource Fair for Fort Greene residents

Brooklyn: The second annual Senior Resource Fair, a four-hour exposition that showcases helpful resources for seniors, returns to Clinton Hill on March 29. The fair organized by the Senior Council of the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project was in high demand from neighborhood seniors, said an organizer for the fair. Comment

Bichotte endorses Mayor de Blasio for re-election

People: Brooklyn Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte on Sunday, March 26 endorsed Mayor Bill de Blasio for re-election, citing his strong record of improving public schools, creating affordable housing for working families and improving relations between police and the communities they serve. Comment

New revolving loan funds for minorities & women

New York: In collaborative efforts between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office and the City’s Department of Small Business Services, applications are now open for minorities and women in small business to access more loans to expand their businesses. Comment

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Guyanese in NY to celebrate 51st Independence Anniversary

Guyana: Guyana’s Independence Anniversary Celebration Committee (New York) has announced big plans to celebrate Guyana’s 51st Anniversary of Independence in New York, commencing with a flag-raising ceremony at New York City Hall on Independence Day, May 26. Comment

Friday, March 24, 2017

Workers rally for safer construction conditions

Manhattan: A new bill mandating that construction workers undergo safety training is picking up steam from members of a local union group. Comment

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Prom kicks: Annual drive to collect shoes for prom

Brooklyn: A local charity is ensuring teenage girls fashionably complete their prom outfits in style with a shoe drive at Round 2 Cafe on April 9. Comment

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Low-income city housing faces new challenges

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, deputy leader of the City Council, chaired a Housing and Buildings Committee oversight hearing on March 15 on the Fiscal 2018 preliminary operating and capital budgets for the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Fiscal 2018 preliminary operating budget for the Department of Buildings (DOB) amid impending cuts from the Donald T. Trump administration. Comment

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Kings County gets funding from City Council

Brooklyn: Councilman Mathieu Eugene (D—East Flatbush) presented a check of $1.4 million to Kings County Hospital earlier this month. The hospital was awarded the money by the city council to purchase the latest modernized equipment for patients. Comment

Monday, March 20, 2017

Celebrating historical women in healthcare

Brooklyn: Health care workers and administrators at Kings County hospital are honoring women’s history month with a blast from the past. On March 8 the hospital celebrated International Women’s Day with the launch of a new exhibit celebrating the history of women in health care. Comment

Highly demanded charter school to expand

Brooklyn: A local charter school is expanding their highly demanded academia for Brooklyn students. Ascend Public Charter Schools, which operates nine low and middle grade schools throughout Brooklyn, is hoping to open two more schools in East New York and East Flatbush by 2018. The school currently has about 6,000 students on a wait-list and the future expansion is hoping to satisfy the increasing list, said a school administrator. Comment

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

On their feet: Jamaican dance group honors its founder

Arts & Theater: They are playing tribute. Comment