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OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Women aren’t the only ones to get breast cancer — men are diagnosed with it, too. In fact, in 2017, about 2,470 men are expected to be diagnosed with the disease.

by · October 10, 2017 · Health, Health & Nutrition, Opinion
Energetic Felling of the Old Kosciuszko Bridge. Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

ICYMI: ENERGETIC FELLING OF THE OLD KOSCIUSZKO BRIDGE (Video)

AERIAL DRONE FOOTAGE OF ENERGETIC FELLING OF THE OLD KOSCIUSZKO BRIDGE STEEL TRUSS SPANS On Sunday, Governor Cuomo and hundreds of New Yorkers assembled to watch the energetic felling of the old steel truss spans of the Kosciuszko Bridge in […]

by · October 4, 2017 · Government, News, Video
NYC Green Carts Equipped for Wireless Food Stamp Transactions Encourage Healthier Shopping

NYC Green Carts Equipped for Wireless Food Stamp Transactions Encourage Healthier Shopping

NYC Green Carts Equipped for Wireless Food Stamp Transactions Encourage Healthier Shopping New research links the equipping of mobile fruit and vegetable stands with wireless banking devices programmed to accept food stamps to the buying of more healthy foods by […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Food & Restaurants, Health
Profile America: Food Stamps

Profile America: Food Stamps

On this date in 1959, Congress acted to help low-income Americans achieve minimum levels of nutrition by passing a bill creating the food stamps program.

Amazon Expands NYC Footprint

Amazon Expands NYC Footprint

CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEW AMAZON OFFICE IN NEW YORK CITY WILL CREATE 2,000 JOBS Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Amazonwill expand its presence in New York City with the addition of a 359,000 square-foot administrative office at 5 Manhattan West. This […]

September 20, 2017-Bronx, NY- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces Bronx Civic Center as $10 Million New York City region winner of second-round Downstate Revitalization Initiative.

Cuomo Announces $10 Million Downtown Bronx Civic Center Grant

On Tuesday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the Bronx Civic Center neighborhood in the South Bronx will receive $10 million in funding and investments as the New York City winner of the second round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. As in […]

Rendering of fast-charging hub courtesy of ChargePoint

Mayor Announces Fast-Charging EV Hubs in All 5 Boros

City to develop fast charging hubs in every borough in 2018 with new commitment to develop 50 fast charging hubs citywide by 2020 Will help spur adoption of EVs by New Yorkers, with goal of 20% of new car registrations […]

Assembly Speaker Heastie Makes History Appointing 1st Woman WAM Chair

Assembly Speaker Heastie Makes History Appointing 1st Woman WAM Chair

In a historic step, Brooklyn Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein becomes the first woman to chair the committee.

by · September 20, 2017 · Government, News
Unmarried and Single Americans Week 2017

Unmatched: Unmarried and Single

Tuesday, September 19 — Today is the third day of “Unmarried and Single Americans Week”. The occasion notes that many who are unmarried do not identify with the word “single,” since they may be parents, have partners, or are widowed […]

by · September 19, 2017 · Census, Profile America, Trends
Federal judge issues preliminary injunction protecting sanctuary cities

Federal judge issues preliminary injunction protecting sanctuary cities

Federal judge issues injunction on U.S. DOJ plans to tie grant funds to sanctuary city status U.S. Circuit Court Judge Harry Leinenweber issued a preliminary injunction on Friday to prevent the U.S. Department of Justice from suspending public safety grants […]

CUOMO DIRECTS INVESTIGATION INTO LATEST CONED POWER FAILURE

CUOMO DIRECTS INVESTIGATION INTO LATEST CONED POWER FAILURE

GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS INVESTIGATION INTO LATEST CONED POWER FAILURE Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed the New York State Department of Public Service to conduct an immediate investigation into Con Edison’s substation failure on Sunday afternoon that led to power failures across Brooklyn, including […]

by · September 18, 2017 · Government, News
NYC Transit Jobs

NYC Transit Jobs

There’s an exciting new title at the NYC Transit Authority: Elevator & Escalator Specialist.  The starting salary is $45.10 an hour for a 40 hour work.  In addition to the hourly rate, this position offers a night differential and the opportunity to earn overtime. Plus, NYC […]

COMUNILIFE, INC. AND NYU MCSILVER INSTITUTE CONVENE COMMUNITY FORUM ON LATINA AND BLACK MALE YOUTH SUICIDE

COMUNILIFE, INC. AND NYU MCSILVER INSTITUTE CONVENE COMMUNITY FORUM ON LATINA AND BLACK MALE YOUTH SUICIDE

COMUNILIFE, INC. AND NYU MCSILVER INSTITUTE CONVENE COMMUNITY FORUM ON LATINA AND BLACK MALE YOUTH SUICIDE Suicide epidemic is pervasive in New York City and risk factors differ. To mark the upcoming annual International Suicide Prevention Awareness Day, Comunilife and the NYU McSilver […]

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CITY RESOURCE FAIR COMING TO HARLEM, 9/27

NEW YORK— On Wednesday, September 27, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer will host a City Resource Fair during City Hall in Your Borough week. Top representatives from City Hall, the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant […]

Former Council Candidate Julio Pabon Testifies at CFB Meeting

Former Council Candidate Julio Pabon Testifies at CFB Meeting

On Thursday morning, former Council District 17 candidate Julio Pabon offered testimony about his campaign’s experience participating in the NYC Campaign Finance Board’s matching funds program. Mr. Pabon offered compliments to the CFB compliance staff and was mildly critical of […]