No, that’s not a typo – It’s merely a reference to Stephen Berger, the head of a state commission that called for Victory Hospital’s closure in 2008. From a rally held last year (Image source: Michael Fleshman via Flickr).
Could the timing finally be right for Victory Memorial to reopen?
Local elected officials and community leaders gathered on March 8, to once again call for the return of ambulance services to the medical center formerly known as Victory Memorial Hospital [699 92nd Street].
The following is a press release from the office of City Councilman Vincent Gentile:
CITY HALL – At yesterday’s Stated Meeting, Councilman Vincent J. Gentile joined his colleagues led by Council Speaker Christine Quinn to authorize a study into the feasibility of burying overhead power lines underground in order to keep New Yorkers safe during severe weather emergencies.Continue reading »
If you’ve recently donated to Reaching-Out Community Services aka the Dyker Heights -Bensonhurst Food Pantry, then the above video should be in your email inbox.
During the five minute segment, various disaster relief groups, private sector volunteers, and community leaders including State Senator Marty Golden and Reaching-Out’s executive director Thomas Neve join Gerritsen Beach Cares to speak out for people whose lives have yet to return to normal well over two months since Superstorm Sandy wrought havoc on coastal communities.
If you’d like to support continued aid for hurricane victims in Gerritsen Beach, please call (347) 585-8630. For more information on Reaching-Out Community Services, please visit rcsprograms.org or call (718) 373-4565.
Calling it “the most ambitious speech of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s life, in every imaginable way,” Newsday reporter Lane Filler accurately characterized the shared reaction many had yesterday to Governor Cuomo’s annual state of the state address.
The speech, which lasted a lengthy 90 minutes, included a renewed commitment by the governor to not raise taxes. However, after two years of highlighting his conservative-friendly policies, Cuomo also seemed to renew his liberal credentials with what was at times a fiery speech emphasizing a decidedly progressive agenda on a plethora of issues – including an increase in the state’s minimum wage, ensuring income equality, reproductive rights, gun control, as well as education expansion.Continue reading »
Bill Guarinello, chairman of the Fort Hamilton Citizens Action Committee – as well as Bensonhurst’s Community Board 11, was paraphrased by Katinas as saying that the quick action and organization of base commander Colonel Eluyn Gines in the aftermath of Sandy – taken together with the fact that the installation served as a staging and support area for National Guard troops, should save it from the chopping blockContinue reading »
City Councilman Vincent Gentile’s Communications Director and Bay Ridge Cares co-creator Justin Brannan makes an appearance to discuss how he, local chef Allison Robicelli, Karen Tadross, and Father Michael Ellias collaborated to make the kitchen a reality.
According to Tadross, the Bay Ridge Cares kitchen at St. Mary’s – which began operations in mid November and prepares 800 meals a day six days a week, will be helping victims of Hurricane Sandy until at least December 15.
For more info about donations or volunteer opportunities at Bay Ridge Cares, please check out their Facebook page.