Monday, April 2, 2018



* New York nonprofits scored some funding wins in the final state budget for the upcoming year, but the victory was not shared across the board – especially with the loss of state funding to the Close to Home program, NYN Media reports.

Today’s Buzz says the takeaways from a new report on a state opioid treatment program, who got a $45 million contract with New York City and where a nonprofit is celebrating the fifth anniversary of a senior housing project.

City and State features some takeaways from the spending plan, from spending in education and health care – the two biggest parts of the budget – to the policy items and political ramifications of the $168.3 billion budget.


* New York City politicians are urging the state to block the closing of a psychiatric ward in upper Manhattan, where residents fear that hundreds of untreated mentally ill people will wind up on neighborhood streets, the New York Post reports.

* Gov. Cuomo is using the state’s $168 billion plan as a way to exert control over New York City, to thumb the eye of Mayor Bill de Blasio and to raise his national profile, The New York Times reports.

* State leaders earmarked $100 million in this year's budget to implement "Raise the Age,” which goes into effect in October, WIVB reports.

* The controversial hiring of an African art curator at the Brooklyn Museum was just one out of seven hires last week that highlight a lack of diversity in the nonprofit art world, artnet news reports.

* More news below …




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* The nonprofit Community United is asking a Manhattan Supreme Court judge to vacate the approvals for the American Museum of Natural History’s planned 203,000-square-foot expansion, claiming it would cause “catastrophic environmental damage,” the New York Post reports.

* The New York City-based Possibility Project helps about 150 at-risk youth write, produce and perform stage plays for paying audiences – and helps them get the attention of the policy makers who sit in the audience, The Chronicle for Social Change reports.




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In Depth:

* A New York nonprofit came in seventh in The NonProfit Times’ list of 50 best nonprofits to work for.

* Important reforms like protecting child victims of sex abuse, and Close to Home fell through the seat cushions during the state budget process. And in one case, outright political blackmail carried the day, the Daily News writes.

* African-Americans are underrepresented on juries around New York, which is a fundamental problem and a troubling fact to some defendants, lawyers and judges, and to anyone who understands the importance of all Americans staking their claim in our democracy, The Buffalo News writes.




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* The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health removed a webpage dedicated to breast cancer and other helpful reproductive health information, including important insurance information for low-income people, ThinkProgress reports.

* The Trump administration will no longer seek to automatically release pregnant immigrants from detention -- a move in line with the overall efforts by the administration to hold far more immigrants in custody than its predecessors, CNN reports.

The New Yorker reports that the trial of Noor Salman – the former wife of the Pulse Nightclub shooter Omar Matee – displayed a “shocking disregard” for survivors of domestic violence.


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To state Sen. George Amedore … and to Aliza Kelman, social work supervisor of Holocaust survivor support systems at the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island (April 1)

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April 3 – Moment or movement? The longevity of this new wave of social action

April 3 – Family Leave: What’s next for your organization

April 12 – NYN Media 40 Under 40

April 17 – Barrier Breakers wheelchair basketball tournament

April 27 – Prisoner Reentry Institute: Credible messenger mentoring

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KICKER: “This budget avoided what would have been devastating cuts to child welfare in New York City, but it does include troubling cuts to our successful youth justice work.” David Hansell, commissioner for the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, via NYN Media.

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