This month’s Brookfield CAC meeting will commence at 7:00 PM on October 15th in the Great Kills Little League clubhouse building located on Kennington St. As you may have noticed, if you drive along Arthur Kill Road, things are looking very green on the property. The inside perimeter roadway is being paved and gravel is being crushed and distributed along the walking paths. Wildlife can be seen throughout the property as it starts taking on the look of a park. In early spring the planning phase will begin. There are still issues to be discussed regarding the finalization of the construction as well as about the end-use plan. Please help spread the word.
The hills and creeks of the closed 2,200-acre Fresh Kills Landfill, on Staten Island’s west shore are transforming into NYC’s biggest and most fascinating new park. Join us for the third annual preview of what the park will have to offer! For full event details visit www.nyc.gov/sneakpeak or open the attached flyer.
Uninsured women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the past year can sign up for a free screening Sunday at the Staten Island Hindu Temple in Sunnyside.
Project Renewal’s Scan Van will be on hand to offer the mobile mammograms beginning at 10 a.m. outside 1318 Victory Blvd. An appointment is necessary and can be made by calling 800-564-6868. The service also accepts Medicaid/Medicare and most other insurance plans, in addition to being offered free to uninsured eligible women.
The screenings are funded by the Cancer Services Program of Staten Island, Richmond County Savings Foundation and Avon Breast Care Fund.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, together with the Department of Sanitation and the Department of Parks and Recreation, recently launched their Clean Streets=Clean Beaches campaign to educate citizens about the effects that improperly disposed of street litter can have on our enjoyment of the beaches during the hot summer months. During a rain storm, street litter can wash into storm drains and be carried into local waterways and onto the beaches.
The NYPD has scheduledYouth Summits across the city to educate the community regarding youth crews/trends in their respective neighborhoods. Community leaders, representatives of community based organizations that deal with youth, teachers, administrators, clergy, and concerned citizens are all invited to attend.
Please be advised that MTA Staten Island Railway (SIR) will be rehabilitating the Armstrong Avenue Bridge during the weekend of May 11-13, 2012.
The rehabilitation of the Armstrong Avenue Bridge includes the repair and painting of steel members, abutment walls, waterproofing of the bridge deck including removal and replacement of tracks. MTA NYCT/SIR is undertaking the rehabilitation of the bridge as part of a $21M project to rehabilitate eight bridges along SIR.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in New York State.Until the cause and cure for breast cancer is found, the best tool in the fight against breast cancer is education and early detection. A mammogram can detect breast cancer almost 24 months before it can be manually detected.
In last year’s state budget Senator Andrew Lanza helped to secure funding for a Mobile Legal Help Center which will which will be available to Staten Islanders on Monday, April 23rd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at his office located at 3845 Richmond Avenue.