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“Disgraceful”: Congress reps blast border patrol agents Members of New York’s Congressional delegation assembled i...
07/09/2019
“Disgraceful”: Congress reps blast border patrol agents"Vergonzoso" - Manhattan Times News

“Disgraceful”: Congress reps blast border patrol agents

Members of New York’s Congressional delegation assembled in Foley Square on Tuesday to slam comments made by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents on Facebook.

On Mon., July 1st, a ProPublica report detailed a secret, three-year-old Facebook group for current and former CBP agents, consisting of 9,500 members.

The report shared posts from the group, where agents joked about the deaths of migrants and discussed throwing burritos at Latina members of Congress, whom they referred to as “scum buckets” and “hoes.”
“The agents talking about ‘throwing burritos’ at U.S. Representatives are the same agents that are supposed to be caring for the most vulnerable migrants – pregnant women, families and children!” said Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez, who called the actions “disgraceful.”

“Tell me how the inhumane treatment is not connected one more time!” she added.

The ProPublica article was released the same day that 14 Democratic members of Congress, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, visited a Texas CBP facility and accused the agents of holding women and children in inhumane conditions.

On Tuesday, U.S. Representatives Velázquez, Hakeem Jeffries, Carolyn Maloney, Yvette Clarke, Max Rose and Jerrold Nadler held a press conference to denounce the comments of the agents.

Members of New York’s Congressional delegation assembled in Foley Square on Tuesday to slam comments made by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents on Facebook.

AG creates diversity and inclusion office New York Attorney General Letitia James has announced the creation of the firs...
07/09/2019
AG creates diversity and inclusion officeFiscal general crea oficina de diversidad e inclusión - Manhattan Times News

AG creates diversity and inclusion office

New York Attorney General Letitia James has announced the creation of the first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Office within the State Office of the Attorney General.

Sandra Grannum, who has been with the office for 17 years, has been appointed as the agency’s first Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

“New York’s vitality is in its rich diversity,” said Attorney General Letitia James. “My office is deeply committed to creating an environment of acceptance and open-mindedness, both internally and throughout the state. The creation of the Diversity and Inclusion Office is an essential step towards that goal, and I am confident that Sandra Grannum will foster a diverse and inclusive workplace that truly represents the people we serve.”

New York Attorney General Letitia James has announced the creation of the first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Office within the State Office of the Attorney General.

SNAP Snapped Go east.‎ Anti-poverty groups and community members are voicing concern that the city has closed one upto...
07/09/2019
SNAP SnappedSNAP cierra de golpe - Manhattan Times News

SNAP Snapped

Go east.‎

Anti-poverty groups and community members are voicing concern that the city has closed one uptown center providing food stamp assistance – while directing clients across town to another site in East Harlem.

On Fri., June 28, the Human Resources Administration (HRA) stopped offering full assistance for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at its St. Nicholas Center.

Located at 132 West 125th Street, the center served about 90 individuals per day from Northern Manhattan zip codes, conducting application and re-certification interviews for SNAP benefits, handling documents and resolving benefit issues.

According to HRA, the caseload of the St. Nicholas Center will be re-allocated to the East End SNAP Center located at 2322 Third Avenue in East Harlem.

Hacia el este. Grupos en contra de la pobreza y miembros de la comunidad están expresando su preocupación por que la ciudad cerrara un centro del norte de Manhattan...

Inwood Art Works launches filmmaker fund A new filmmaker fund has been launched to inspire the creation of cinema within...
07/09/2019
‎Reel RideSe lanza fondo para cineastas - Manhattan Times News

Inwood Art Works launches filmmaker fund

A new filmmaker fund has been launched to inspire the creation of cinema within the Inwood community.
Provided by Inwood Art Works, the grant will allow local filmmakers to access up to $5,000 to fund film projects made between September 2019 and August 2020.

A nonprofit that curates visual and performing arts events, Inwood Art Works sponsors the annual Inwood Film Festival and conducts a popular outdoor film series, Film Works Alfresco.

Inwood Art Works founder Aaron Simms said the grant was inspired by the fifth installment of the film festival, slated for March 2020.

“We wanted to do something special for our fifth year,” he said. “Instead of giving ourselves a gift, we decided to give a gift to filmmakers. It feels like we’re putting equity back into the community.”

Grant applications are being accepted until July 31.

A new filmmaker fund has been launched to inspire the creation of cinema within the Inwood community.

Get Yours: 4th of JulyThe latest edition of Uptown's bilingual community newspaper is out now.Art: Feggo www.manhattanti...
07/09/2019

Get Yours: 4th of July

The latest edition of Uptown's bilingual community newspaper is out now.

Art: Feggo

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New treatment center opens in East Harlem Lasers for life. A state-of-the-art proton therapy center for treating cancer ...
07/08/2019
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New treatment center opens in East Harlem

Lasers for life.

A state-of-the-art proton therapy center for treating cancer patients has opened in East Harlem.
While therapy that employs x-rays has long been used to treat cancers and benign tumors, proton treatment uses high energy beams instead.

The New York Proton Center, located at 225 East 126th Street, will now provide the proton treatment, which has proven effective at treating pediatric cancers, as well as neck and head tumors, breast cancer, and eye cancers. The therapy is said to yield an increased degree of precision compared to traditional radiation treatments, limiting exposure to healthy tissue.

“There is no exposure of healthy tissues beyond the tumor,” said Dr. Charles B. Simone, Chief Medical Officer of the New York Proton Center. He said the therapy was ideal for treating young patients.
“Traditional radiation makes children sick,” he said.

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on June 6, New York Proton Center CEO Allan Freeman said the center has been 10 years in the making. He said the three hospital partners – Memorial Sloan Kettering, Mount Sinai Health System and the Montefiore Health System – had difficulty finding a suitable location for the center, as the design required rooms 250 feet wide to house the oversized machines. Primary among these is the 80-ton cyclotron — a particle accelerator that generates the protons.

Láser de por vida. Se ha abierto un centro de terapia de protones con tecnología de punta para el tratamiento de pacientes con cáncer...

Game of Generals‬The regular season brought them 16 wins and 0 losses.Then, the Gregorio Luperón High School baseball...
07/08/2019
Game of GeneralsJuego de generales - Manhattan Times News

Game of Generals‬

The regular season brought them 16 wins and 0 losses.

Then, the Gregorio Luperón High School baseball team made history this month by winning the PSAL AAA Baseball Championship.

It was the first time a school of less than 600 students won the title.

The team is comprised of 19 student athletes of Dominican heritage, many of whom are recent immigrants.

“This story fills us with hope and renews our faith in continuing to create opportunities for our young people to develop their potential and achieve their dreams,” said Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez in a statement.

The team faced off against Beacon High School at Yankee Stadium on June 12, and defeated them 4-2.

The regular season brought them 16 wins and 0 losses. Then, the Gregorio Luperón High School baseball team made history this month...

Buunni Coffee seeks to add performance space The store recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $25,000 to purc...
07/08/2019
Sipping and StagingTazas y Tarima - Manhattan Times News

Buunni Coffee seeks to add performance space

The store recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $25,000 to purchase equipment including a sound system, LED lighting, a film projector and screen, and a removable platform stage.

The campaign raised about $7,000 in its first week.

“Our fingers are crossed that we can get this off the ground,” Prabasi said.

To test the waters, Buuni hosted a series of recent events connected with the Uptown Arts Stroll, including a variety show, concert, reading by Up Theater, panel discussions and an art show.

“Those events helped people see that same vision that we have,” said Prabasi, who authored the book The Coffeehouse Resistance about the social importance of coffeehouses.

Something new is brewing at Buunni. Co-owner Sarina Prabasi believes that the coffeehouse is not just a place to grab a cup of joe...

DOI issues findings on bias complaints Not one. The New York Police Department (NYPD) has not substantiated a single com...
07/08/2019
DOI issues findings on bias complaintsDOI emite hallazgos sobre quejas de prejuicio - Manhattan Times News

DOI issues findings on bias complaints

Not one.

The New York Police Department (NYPD) has not substantiated a single complaint of biased policing despite more than 2,495 complaints since 2014, according to a new report from the Department of Investigation (DOI).

In a two-and-a-half-year investigation, the DOI’s Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department analyzed 888 allegations of police prejudice based on race, national origin, sexual orientation and other biases. In total, members of the public have lodged at least 2,495 complaints since the NYPD began tracking police bias in 2014, the report said.

The investigation found deficiencies in how NYPD investigates and tracks complaints, and discovered that the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) does not investigate complaints of biased policing, as review agencies do in other cities, according to the report.

Ni una. El Departamento de Policía de Nueva York (NYPD, por sus siglas en inglés) no ha justificado una sola queja con patrullaje sesgado a pesar...

NYS expands marijuana decriminalization‬Though time ran out on the state legislature to pass marijuana legalization, l...
07/08/2019
NYS expands marijuana decriminalizationNYS expande la despenalización de la marihuana - Manhattan Times News

NYS expands marijuana decriminalization‬

Though time ran out on the state legislature to pass marijuana legalization, lawmakers reached an agreement to further decriminalize the drug before the legislative session expired.

The State Senate and Assembly passed a bill on June 20 that would decriminalize possession of two ounces or less or marijuana, which would now be treated as a violation instead of a crime. The bill also establishes procedures for the expunging of arrest records for marijuana misdemeanors.

“In New York State, people of color are disproportionately arrested for marijuana possession,” said State Senator Jamaal Bailey. “The misdemeanor charge for public view of marijuana possession gives those people convicted a criminal record that will follow them throughout their lives, potentially limiting their access to housing, access to education, affecting their ability to obtain employment, all leading to a potential inability to provide for their families. While this legislation falls short of the goal of legalization of adult-use cannabis, the ability to create a mechanism for expungement, both retroactively and forward-looking, is a step in the right direction in finally ending the heavy-handed war on drugs that has decimated communities of color.”

Aunque se agotó el tiempo en la legislatura estatal para aprobar la legalización de la marihuana, los legisladores llegaron a un acuerdo...

Foam Finale Pack up the peanuts. The Department of Sanitation has begun enforcing its foam ban law – including on the ...
07/07/2019
Foam FinaleFin del poliestireno - Manhattan Times News

Foam Finale

Pack up the peanuts.

The Department of Sanitation has begun enforcing its foam ban law – including on the loose fill packing peanuts – starting July 1, the end of its six month warning period.

“Foam cannot be recycled, plain and simple,” said Acting Sanitation Commissioner Steven Costas. “When foam enters our waste stream, it becomes a source of neighborhood litter and can end up on our beaches and in our waterways. It’s hazardous to marine life and can clog storm drains. It’s even a contaminant in our recycling and organics programs. Over the past six months, we’ve worked to educate businesses of the new law, and many businesses have already made the change to recyclable products.”

Empaquen los manís. El Departamento de Limpieza y Recolección de Basura ha comenzado a hacer cumplir su ley de prohibición de poliestireno...

Oldest living U.S. resident celebrates 114th birthday Alelia Murphy has enjoyed many good years — 114 of them, to be e...
07/07/2019
Alelia Murphy celebra su cumpleaños número 114Alelia Murphy celebra su cumpleaños número 114 - Manhattan Times News

Oldest living U.S. resident celebrates 114th birthday

Alelia Murphy has enjoyed many good years — 114 of them, to be exact.

The oldest living person in the United States, Harlem resident Murphy will turn 114 years old on July 6.
She was born in North Carolina in 1905, when Theodore Roosevelt was U.S. president and the Wright Brothers were flying planes.

She has lived in Harlem since the 1920’s.

According to her nurse Natalia Mhlambiso, Murphy has lived an active life, which Mhlambiso called “as good a recipe as any” for longevity.

Murphy attended college in North Carolina before marrying and moving to New York City, where she worked as a seamstress, a baker, and an award-winning salesperson for Fuller Products. She enjoyed dancing at Harlem’s legendary Savoy Ballroom.

Alelia Murphy has enjoyed many good years — 114 of them, to be exact. The oldest living person in the United States, Harlem resident Murphy will turn 114 years old on July 6.

Points of PrideFifty years after Stonewall, an estimated 4.5 million people came to New York City for International Prid...
07/07/2019
Points of PridePuntos de Orgullo - Manhattan Times News

Points of Pride

Fifty years after Stonewall, an estimated 4.5 million people came to New York City for International Pride this past weekend, we have effective treatment for HIV, and same sex marriage is legal in the United States and in thirty other countries around the world.

A lot has changed in fifty years.

Yet we still have a lot to learn about the mental health of LGBTQ+ people and what LGBTQ+ communities can teach us about improving mental health care.

Cincuenta años después de Stonewall, aproximadamente 4.5 millones de personas han venido a la ciudad de Nueva York para el Orgullo Internacional este fin de semana...

Free Family Adventure Summer SeriesTake it to the track. This summer, family adventure races that incorporate basic exer...
07/07/2019
Race the 'RentsPadres en la Pista - Manhattan Times News

Free Family Adventure Summer Series

Take it to the track.

This summer, family adventure races that incorporate basic exercises and sports skills will provide a one-hour dose of fun in city parks for parents and youth aged 8-12.

The 2019 races, sponsored by the City Parks Foundation and New York Road Runners, will take place in Inwood Hill Park in Manhattan and Crotona Park in the Bronx this July and August, on a timed course featuring 12 activity stations.

It is the fourth year that the Family Adventure Race series will return to New York City.

Take it to the track. This summer, family adventure races that incorporate basic exercises and sports skills will provide a one-hour dose...

Hearing Health: Dispelling Five Common MythsThe sounds of summer are here: kids playing outside, crickets chirping and t...
07/07/2019
Hearing Health: Dispelling Five Common MythsSalud auditiva: disipando cinco mitos comunes - Manhattan Times News

Hearing Health: Dispelling Five Common Myths

The sounds of summer are here: kids playing outside, crickets chirping and the ice cream truck’s familiar melody.

But for a growing number of New York residents, these sounds are becoming more difficult – or impossible – to hear.

Hearing loss affects more than 48 million people nationwide, and it could become more widespread in the coming years due to an aging population and our increasingly noisy world.

Los sonidos del verano están aquí: los niños juegan afuera, los grillos cantan y la conocida melodía del camión de helados.

‪Teach Reach‬Keep ‘em teaching.City Comptroller Scott Stringer is proposing the implementation of a paid residency...
07/06/2019
Teach ReachMeta de maestro - Manhattan Times News

‪Teach Reach‬

Keep ‘em teaching.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer is proposing the implementation of a paid residency program for public school teachers, to combat what he calls a “crisis” related to teacher retention.

According to a new report by Stringer’s office, an astounding 41 percent of all teachers hired by the Department of Education (DOE) in the 2012-13 school year left within five years.

Nearly 20 percent of all public school teachers with less than five years of experience left the classroom in 2017-18 alone, the report said.

At a press conference on June 24 in Harlem at the NYC Mission Society, Stringer said that new teachers are not given a proper foundation to cope with challenges they’ll ultimately face in the classroom.

Keep ‘em teaching. City Comptroller Scott Stringer is proposing the implementation of a paid residency program for public school teachers...

“Disgraceful”: Congress reps blast border patrol agents Members of New York’s Congressional delegation assembled i...
07/06/2019
“Disgraceful”: Congress reps blast border patrol agents"Vergonzoso" - Manhattan Times News

“Disgraceful”: Congress reps blast border patrol agents

Members of New York’s Congressional delegation assembled in Foley Square on Tuesday to slam comments made by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents on Facebook.

On Mon., July 1st, a ProPublica report detailed a secret, three-year-old Facebook group for current and former CBP agents, consisting of 9,500 members.

The report shared posts from the group, where agents joked about the deaths of migrants and discussed throwing burritos at Latina members of Congress, whom they referred to as “scum buckets” and “hoes.”
“The agents talking about ‘throwing burritos’ at U.S. Representatives are the same agents that are supposed to be caring for the most vulnerable migrants – pregnant women, families and children!” said Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez, who called the actions “disgraceful.”

“Tell me how the inhumane treatment is not connected one more time!” she added.

The ProPublica article was released the same day that 14 Democratic members of Congress, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, visited a Texas CBP facility and accused the agents of holding women and children in inhumane conditions.

On Tuesday, U.S. Representatives Velázquez, Hakeem Jeffries, Carolyn Maloney, Yvette Clarke, Max Rose and Jerrold Nadler held a press conference to denounce the comments of the agents.

Members of New York’s Congressional delegation assembled in Foley Square on Tuesday to slam comments made by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents on Facebook.

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