NYC, Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Sunny upstate, partly cloudy downstate. New York City, high 81; Albany, 87; Buffalo, high 79.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.