NYN Daily 9/1

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NYC, Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sunny upstate, partly cloudy downstate. New York City, high 81; Albany, 87; Buffalo, high 79. 

Top News

Deputy Mayor Lilliam Barrios-Paoli to Step Down 

In a surprise to many in the nonprofit and city government community, Deputy Mayor Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, New York City's top official overseeing homelessness and healthcare, became the highest ranking member of the de Blasio administration to leave after a challenging few months, the Wall Street Journal reports. Read more.

Possible de Blasio challenger joins fight against Pier 6 housing

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, a possible de Blasio challenger in 2017, has joined the fight against his plan to bring 339 new units of affordable and luxury housing to Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Post reports. James has signed on with 17 park advocacy and civic groups that oppose the development. Read more

M&T Bank settles lawsuit claiming New York City lending bias 

M&T Bank agreed to pay $485,000 to plaintiffs and change its lending practices to settle a lawsuit brought by the nonprofit Fair Housing Justice Center on behalf of nine individuals who claimed that bank's loan officers steered non-white clients into neighborhoods based on their race or national origin, Reuters reports. Read more

NYN Buzz

Cornell University Cooperative Extension Announces Grant Availability 

Cornell Cooperative Extension announces the availability of PATH (Programs to Assist the Hungry) Funds to support daily and weekly feeding programs and food pantries. 

PATH funds are allocated by the Rockland County Legislature to support the emergency nutrition needs of county residents.  These funds are distributed through a competitive grant process. Applications are due by September 30, 2015.

Applications may be obtained by calling Jennifer Strianese, at the Extension Education Center at 845-429-7085 x117 or emailing Jennifer at jas946@cornell.edu.

New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. Honors Capital Region, Hudson Valley Individuals With Disabilities for Employment Excellence

Twenty Capital Region/Hudson Valley area New Yorkers with disabilities are among 60 statewide Joslin Outstanding Performers recognized through NYSID's annual people-centered awards program.

The Outstanding Performers for 2015 from the Capital Region/Hudson Valley are:

Scott Bascue, Community, Work & Independence, Inc. (Glens Falls), packaging/production

Jody Bombard, Fulton County Chapter NYSARC, Inc./Lexington Center (Gloversville), packaging/assembly

Shyheem Chambers, Northeast Career Planning/The Norton Center, Inc. (Menands), custodial

Rachel Closs, The Arc of Delaware County/Resources for Industry (Walton), clipboard assembly

Timothy Durrin, Schoharie County Chapter NYSARC, Inc./Toe Path Industries (Schoharie), packaging/labeling

Kera Ernst, Focused Technologies (Menands), document imaging

Christine Hitchcock, The Arc of Ulster‐Greene/Pilot Industries (Kingston), drug test kit assembly

Jeremy Hotaling, Liberty/Montgomery County Chapter NYSARC, Inc. (Amsterdam), office products assembly

Michael Hubert, Essex County Chapter NYSARC, Inc./Mountain Lake Industries (Mineville), picnic table construction

Garry Lane, The Arc of Rensselaer County (Troy), production/assembly

Kathie McFarland, Columbia County Chapter NYSARC, Inc./Coarc (Mellenville), material handler/receptionist/driver

Freida Moore, Gateway Community Industries, Inc. (Kingston), custodial

Paul Roes, Schenectady ARC/Pine Ridge Industries (Schenectady), document destruction

Donna Sabatino, Herkimer ARC/Herkimer Industries (Herkimer), uniform manufacturing

Donald Stallings, The Altamont Program, Inc. (Schenectady), custodial

Shamar Stenson, Warren-Washington-Albany Counties Chapter NYSARC, Inc. (Albany/Queensbury), custodial

Richard Whaley, Center for Disability Services (Albany), production

Carolyn Williams, eBizDocs (Menands), document preparation

Sadie Williams, Rehabilitation Support Services (Albany), custodial

Marshall Zeray, Image Data, Inc. (Albany), document preparation

Each Outstanding Perfomer will be recognized with a $500 cash award and a certificate of recognition, and will be included in the 2015 Joslin Yearbook. NYSID also has named the New York State Division of Military & Naval Affairs its New York State Customer of the Year, and Rehabilitation Support Services in Albany its Member Agency of the Year.

For more information, visit http://www.nysid.org.

Political Bulletin powered by City & State

* A host of New York elected officials led by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will visit Puerto Rico next week, with the notable exception of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, amid the two leaders’ ongoing feud, The Wall Street Journal reports. Read more.

* According to a National Journal study, New York state, with its relatively strict laws that are even tougher in the five boroughs, had 4.2 gun deaths per capita in 2013, the third-fewest number of gun-related deaths nationwide, the Daily News reports. Read more.

* After a decade of planning and debate over the Taxi of Tomorrow, most owners will now be required to switch to the Nissan NV200 when they retire their cabs in a major makeover for New York City taxis, the Times reports. Read more.

Nonprofits in the News

Our Boards in Our Brands: An Aspiration 

Jeanna Bell of the Nonprofit Quarterly dissects the themes of "The Brand IDEA: Managing Nonprofit Brands with Integrity, Democracy, and Affinity" by Nathalie Laidler-Kylander and Julia Shepard Stenzel, which she calls "One of the most useful nonprofit management books of this year." She investigates the concepts of "brand value," "brand definition," as well as the differences between for-profit and nonprofit brand management.

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