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Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer: Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board

-The Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board is active and all meetings are open to the public. See their excellent website for updates. http://www.manhattanswab.org/

Let us know if you want to support recycling and/or organics efforts on your block. HChu@manhattanbp.nyc.gov or 212-669-8300.

Note (from Hack:Trash:NYC):

About 33% of NYC’s wastes are organics […]

From the Personal Account of Gale Brewer – (Also The Manhattan Borough President)

“Charter Revision Commission: vote NO on #2 and #3.

-Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Election Day. In NYC, turn over the ballot and be sure to vote on the 3 referendum questions, and vote NO on #2 and #3. Tell your friends.

I know you’re used to hearing from me about what’s going on in […]

Yet More Violence in the Stanton Area of Sara Roosevelt Park

From Daily News:

“Man slashed in the face in ‘random’ clash”

From BoweryBoogie:

“Man slashed Across the Face in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in ‘Random’ Attack”

In this area of the Stanton ParkHouse:

Stabbing 12/2017

Woman brutally beaten 5/2017

Murder 8/2018

Random Face Slashing 10/2018

Yesterday, disabled homeless man was […]

de Blasio’s Commission (appointed solely by him) Would Weaken NYC’s Checks and Balances

Mayor de Blasio’s Commission (appointed solely by him) answer to a strong checks and balances is to have Borough President, City Council and the Community boards they appoint weakened.

The City Council’s commission included the Mayor’s reps, City Council reps, Tish James and the City Council – it offers a more in-depth look […]

Ecofeminism: Fueling the Journey to Energy Democracy

From TNI (Trans National Institute) an event with 200 women in Bilbao, Basque Country February 2-7, 2018 on the need for any energy transition to be ecofeminist:

 

“The growing call for the feminisation of politics – and energy politics for that matter – is about much more than merely increasing the representation of women […]

Times Union: “Drinking Water Quality Council blows its deadline”

 

“Instead, Cuomo announces $200 million for water treatment systems”

 

From Times Union:

ALBANY — New York’s Drinking Water Quality Council will need more time to review new science before recommending limits on federally unregulated contaminants in New York’s water sources.

The 12-member council, created in September 2017 and overseen by the state […]

TODAY: LadyBug Release in M’Finda Kalunga Garden in SDR Park

Journey for Justice for Immigrant Rights

From us:

Our Sara Roosevelt Park was inaugurated by President FDR October 1936. He stood in this Park reminding the neighborhood and the public he commended the immigrants to America for their contributions to American civilization and culture.

From Hand In Hand -The Domestic Employers Network:

Inviting you to join these actions […]

GreenThumb Awards Last Night Bob Humber: Lifetime Achievement

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Bob’s entourage

 

He got a standing ovation.

 

Bob’s entourage (some of us)

Great to see Garden supporters Gale Brewer Manhattan Borough President and Liam Kavanagh First Deputy Commissioner of NYC Parks Department and Mathew Washington Deputy Borough President.

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Why You Don’t Want Term Limits for Community Boards

Term limits may sound like great ‘democracy’ but they leave communities vulnerable to predatory developers who have state-of-the-art, expert help. The best money can buy. Our community boards have, mostly, the expertise of decades of information that community members have learned on the ins and outs of Land Use and who have institutional memory in […]