As a precaution, ConEd shut off electrical service to portions of South Brooklyn yesterday to facilitate quicker service restorations in the coming days. If you are without power as a result of yesterday's hurricane, ConEd has provided the following service to report outages and check in on service restorations. To report outages, Customers can report downed power lines, outages, and check service restoration status by computer or mobile device at www.conEd.com.
Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall this evening, with high winds continuing through the night. While New York City has already made preperations for the high winds and storm surges the hurricane will produce, families and individuals should also make preperations, keep informed and stay safe.Sandy's heavy rains and extremely high winds pose very serious risks throughout Kings County. The potential for flooding, deadly storm surges, widespread power outages, and downed power lines is very real.The New York State Division of Homeland Security is reccomending that everyone should move to, and remain in a place of safety. Ensure all windows and doors are secure, stay away from windows throughout the duration of the storm.
Congratulations and thanks to Kings County DA Charles Hynes and NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly on yesterday’s indictment of 11 individuals for the sale of 154 illegal guns. Six of the guns were used to commit crimes in New York City, including two shootings in Brooklyn.
The result of this year-long investigation shows how extensive the illegal gun enterprise is and the damage it has on our communities. I commend DA Hynes, Commissioner Kelly and the NYPD officers involved for a job well done.
The city Department of Education will be hosting a “Planning for Success Workshop: Supporting Transitions through High School to College and Career,” as part of the 2nd annual Parents as Partners Week, being held from October 15 to October 20, 2012.
The workshops are designed to inform parents about higher academic standards and ways parents can get involved in their child’s education, to ensure all students graduate ready for college and careers.
The Brownsville Community Justice Center is seeking a Program Coordinator to run the Brownsville Anti-Violence Project (BAVP), a new initiative geared towards reducing violence in the Brownsville community.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to, developing and maintaining relationships with local service providers and program partners, including law enforcement, faith leaders, and community stakeholders, in order to identify and access resources for individuals at high risk of being gun violence victims or perpetrators.
Senator Dilan stresses the importance of early detection
Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) is urging women to take advantage of free breast cancer support and referral services available throughout New York City this October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
According to the state Department of Health, one in eight women will develop breast cancer.
S.7189 consolidates bus services provided to pre-kindergarten and early intervention children under the City Department of Education.Allowing this process enables the City DOE to draw on its extensive knowledge of bus contracts and the subsequent negotiating process to ensure that pre-kindergarten and early intervention students are afforded the same process and treatment as all other New York City schoolchildren.
The Region II Federal Partners Council and Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Subcommittee are hosting a free training workshop for faith-based and community organizations on finding and applying for federal grants on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, from 9 am to 1 pm. at Mt.
Legislation permits optometrists to certify vision related disabilities
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law a bill authored by State Senator Martin Malave Dilan (D-Bushwick). The legislation, S.1340A, permits licensed optometrists to certify a vision related disability for the purposes of receiving a handicap license plate from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Bushwick) today praised the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plan to restore transit services to North Brooklyn that were cut as part of the MTA’s 2009-2010 cost saving actions.“The North Brooklyn communities of Greenpoint and Williamsburg lost some vital transit services as part of the 2010 reductions. Today, not only are some of these services returning, but are being expanded to meet growing demand. I commend MTA Chairman Lhota for making a little go a long way and responding to the needs of our growing Brooklyn communities,” said Senator Dilan, ranker Senate Transportation Committee.
Chandra S. Morgan is a New York City Council Legislative Clerk and life-long community activist.
Born in Leonora, Guyana, Ms. Morgan immigrated to the United States in 1995 and began working at the Guyana Mission to the United Nations. Putting her travel and tourism experience to work, Ms. Morgan left the Mission in 1999 to become an International Institute of Travel Director where she remained until 2007.
Ms. Morgan’s career in the public sector began soon after in the accounting unit of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. She soon branched out into community activism and campaigns throughout New York City.
“I’m disappointed New York’s request to suspend the expansion of the Secure Communities program was ignored. This program threatens any hope of developing new inroads among law enforcement and our immigrant communities of New York. Furthermore, any progress toward a working relationship between the two will surely suffer once this program is implemented.”
Session begins at 3 p.m. today. My bill, S. 1345 is expected to be voted on. The measure protects foster children from being placed in a home which has previously been found to be unsuitable for providing care.
Brooklyn, NY—After weeks of input from the Bushwick community and Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Bushwick), the Panel for Educational Policy has indicated it will vote tonight in favor of keeping Bushwick Community High School (BCHS) open.Last year, the school was slated for closure after a New York City Department of Education assessment indicated the school was failing. However, Senator Dilan and many in the community took issue with the assessment and chided education officials for applying a performance rating that did not take into account BCHS’ status as a transfer school.
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 17th Senatorial District.
Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.
I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2012 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:
Looking for a meaningful way to serve your community?State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan is seeking talented and passionate full, and part-time interns to work in his Brooklyn District Office. Interns can expect to combine their academic interests with real-world application in the following areas: legislation and policy; community programs; communications; special events; immigration; economic development; health; education; and housing.
The New York State Surety Bond Assistance Program provides critical credit, training and technical assistance support to qualified New York small businesses or Minority Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) to help them secure surety bonds for State contracting. Who is Eligible