Friday, December 29, 2017



* Lorena Borjas, founder of an eponymous Queens-based nonprofit that offers bail assistance and support to the LGBT community, intends to apply for citizenship after receiving a pardon from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, NYN Media reports.

* Today’s NYN Media Buzz shows where nonprofit leaders party, which ones got to ring the opening bell at the stock exchanges and which New York nonprofit reported back from Puerto Rico, just before another protests the federal response to Hurricane Maria.

* Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces re-election, the state Senate is up for grabs and a slate of political insiders have offered City & State their political predictions for 2018 on a range of issues affecting nonprofits.



* Two NYPD officers received department discipline for their roles in the 2012 fatal shooting of unarmed Bronx teen Ramarley Graham, the Daily News reports, with one of the officers agreeing to resign as part of the settlement.

* An Ossining man is suing the Westchester County nonprofit Lincoln Hall, a home for troubled boys, saying that he was fired after complaining about a superior who called him “a big fat gay man,” the New York Post reports.

NY1 offers a rundown of what to look for when New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is inaugurated on Jan. 1, including how his speech might address setbacks from his first term like his failure to properly address record homelessness in the city.

* Al Dirschberger abruptly resigned from his post as Erie County commissioner for social services on Thursday following allegations of misconduct toward a female subordinate that has now led to a criminal investigation, The Buffalo News reports.

* More news below …




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* Two NYPD officers were suspended without pay for a flippant response to an emergency call from a Brooklyn woman who had been abused by her husband and was later found dead, The New York Times reports.

* When the Rockefeller Family Fund’s director wanted to help a friend get a job, he turned to de Blasio fundraiser Ross Offinger, a reliable fixer for donors who needed special favors, the Post reports.

* Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans to curb student hunger, including measures to prevent public humiliation of children who receive free lunches – the latest announcement of initiatives to be included in his State of the State address on Jan. 3the Daily News writes.




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* A Lower East Side housing project that serves low-income people, which is run by the nonprofit Community Access, has a fascinating history involving a hospital, the first female ambulance surgeon and the Puerto Rican activist group Young Lords, Bedford + Bowery reports.

* A digital startup is capitalizing on young professionals who want to serve on nonprofits’ junior boards by creating a matchmaking services that connects corporations and their employees with prospective organizations, Forbes reports.

* Do nonprofit galas have a future? NonProfit Pro examines the issue in the wake of an extravagant 2016 event at Mar-a-Lago that led more than two dozen organizations to cancel their own Mar-a-Lago galas.




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* A battle between inpatient versus outpatient drug rehab centers nearly led to the collapse of American Addiction Centers – one of the largest for-profit rehab companies – after a college student began short selling its stock, the Times reports.

* Men with criminal records have a better chance of securing an entry-level retail position, according to one of two studies that found women and people of color have a hard time securing such jobs, Bustle reports.

* Meals on Wheels served 23 million fewer meals in 2017 compared to 2005, despite a growing need for food assistance among aging baby boomers and bipartisan support for the program, Slate reports.

* Food swamps are the new food deserts, The Atlantic reports, in a piece that investigates whether proximity to fast food and corner stores plays a greater role in obesity than the distance to a supermarket.

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KICKER: “I spent almost 10 years searching for this immigration relief and finally, at long last, it was given to me.” – Queens nonprofit leader and LGBT activist Lorena Borjas, via NYN Media.


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