Thursday, October 26, 2017



* As thoughts turn towards the day of the dead, on this week’s podcast Green-Wood Cemetery President Richard Moylan joins us to talk about his 45 year career there – and how the 15 million dollar institution faced the grave challenge of running out of room for burials.

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* The homeless shelter operator that oversaw a Bronx apartment where two toddlers were scalded to death last year by a broken radiator is no longer running controversial cluster-site housing and may end up out of the shelter business, the Daily News reports.

* Tenants in a Queens dormitory won a temporary restraining order against their Christian nonprofit landlord last week as their nearly year-long fight against eviction drags on, the Times Ledger writes.

* The recent battle over placing a homeless shelter in Maspeth, Queens could be the first of many for New York City Mayor de Blasio’s City Hall as it seeks to address the homelessness crisis, the Village Voice writes.

* University at Buffalo President Satish Tripathi traveled to Washington, D.C., to push for a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants who came to America as children to stay in the U.S., The Buffalo News writes.

* A long-speculated homeless shelter and community center for women and children is officially in the works on Neptune Ave. in Brooklyn a spokesperson for Women In Need confirmed to Coney Island News.

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WNYC details some data on New York’s Dreamers gleaned from a lawsuit filed last month in Brooklyn federal court by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, along with attorney generals from 14 other states and the District of Columbia.  

* Advocates are pushing New York City Councilmen Ritchie Torres and Antonio Reynoso, the chief sponsors of a police reform bill called the Right to Know Act, to use a motion to discharge to force a vote on the legislation by Nov. 16,the Daily News reports.

* New York City is set to expand Relay, a program that reaches out to opioid users immediately after a nonfatal overdose to try to help them avoid a fatal one, The Daily News writes.

* Henry Street Settlement completed the purchase of a former firehouse at 269 Henry St.  which will eventually be home to Henry Street’s Neighborhood Resource Center and Parent Center, The Lo-Down writes.

* The Project Renewal ScanVan mobile mammography clinic was featured on WABC TV's "Here & Now" for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.




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The Fundraising Authority offers four tips for fundraisers to feel more comfortable about making a big ask from donors.

* The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is embracing, among other things, that locally driven solutions in education philanthropy have the best chance of succeeding, Inside Philanthropy writes.

* Heather Sutton, the Heckscher Foundation’s Director of Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives, will leave to help start genARISE which is bringing professional life, leadership and career coaching to young professionals, Philanthropy News Digest writes.




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Nearly a year after Congress approved 1 billion dollar to tackle the opioid crisis, the money that poured into all 50 states is gradually reaching places where it can do some good, but with some setbacks and delays along the way, the Associated Press reports.

* The chef José Andrés and the World Central Kitchen will shut down the operation at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico, where nearly 500 volunteers assembled as many as 30,000 ham and cheese sandwiches a day, the New York Times reports.

* The rental crisis has grown so severe that some states have virtually no affordable apartments available for the lowest-income families, according to a new report from Freddie Mac, which finances loans for apartment buildings, Slate writes.



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KICKER: “We do find instances of opposition like this to be somewhat disturbing especially because we would argue these residents’ fears about crime and property values are unfounded.” -- Giselle Routhier, policy director at the Coalition for the Homeless, on Maspeth residents’ opposition to the siting of homeless shelters, via The Village Voice


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