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Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

Flatbush pol launches drive for Mexico, Caribbean

Brooklyn: Councilman Mathieu Eugene (D–Crown Heights) launched his disaster relief effort, “District 40 Cares” in East Flatbush on Oct. 11. The politician is partnering with area schools and medical centers to raise donations for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Mexico and hurricanes in the Caribbean, and he is calling on his community to assist them in getting aid to those in need. Comment

Saint Lucia’s consulate launches toy drive

Brooklyn: It’s a good deed for the kids. The Consulate General of Saint Lucia in New York recently launched a toy drive for young children. The Vice Consul Jeremiah Hyacinth and other officials celebrated the introduction of “One Toy Equals One Smile,” at the Saint Lucia House in Brooklyn last week, which will provide various toys for children in need for the holidays. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Brooklyn’s Panamanians celebrate 22nd annual festival

Brooklyn: Panama querida! Thousands descended on Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights to celebrate the 22nd annual Panamanian Independence parade on Oct. 7. The yearly festival commemorates the country’s sovereignty, and honors their traditions with a show of Panamanian culture. For many frequenters, the parade consistently grows by the numbers and gets better every year, said one participant. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

Caribbean American Center helps raise $14k in relief

Brooklyn: Raised and ready to go. The Caribbean American Center of New York (CACNY) helped fund-raised thousands of dollars and hundreds of personal-use goods and clothing for the Caribbean hurricane relief effort. Last month a benefit concert organized by CACNY was headlined by artists, Lyrikal and Kerwin DuBois, and raised $14,000, said the center’s executive director. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

Brooklyn Hospital honors founders of medical school

Brooklyn: An honor from a legend. Former football player and hall of famer Joe Namath honored medical heroes at the Brooklyn Hospital Foundation Founders Ball in Brooklyn Heights on Sept. 27. The sports legend attended the annual fund-raiser to celebrate Charles Modica and Patrick Adams, the founders of St. George’s University of Medicine in Grenada. Comment

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