Good morning Brooklyn: Monday June 28, 2021
TODAY IS 179TH Day of the year and day 6 in the ordeal of the vote count that will last two more weeks in our local mayoral election … and the world is watching with us.
Today is 70the Anniversary of the debut of the popular radio show ‘Amos’ N Andy’, which despite its completely black cast (with the exception of two white dialecticians in the leading roles) was later canceled as politically incorrect.
Today is also the birthday of the late Gilda Radner, the pioneering genius of SNL fame, as well as entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk, who proved he could be a stand-up comedian too when he recently hosted SNL.
NEWS UPDATE: The latest ULURP The hearing on a development that would block sunlight at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden will take place TOMORROW, Tuesday, June 29, instead of Thursday as originally announced. The hearing sponsored by Borough President Eric Adams will be BOTH personal and remote Participation.
FEDERAL RECOGNITION of Brooklyn’s first super-charging hub for vehicles: US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm will visit Brooklyn Navy Yard tomorrow, Tuesday, to cut the tape at 630 Flushing Avenue at 10am.
BROOKLYN WILL BENEFIT LATER: Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday that construction would begin on the parking garage and common room next to a new prison in Kew Gardens, a project that marks the first major activity under the Borough-Based Jails program. This program is part of a $ 8.3 billion effort to build four new, smaller, and more humane prisons in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens to replace the prisons on Rikers Island.
Later this year, DDC expects to sign a contract to dismantle the Brooklyn House of Detention and build a temporary swing room to facilitate transfers of the DOC to court hearings pending construction of a new prison on the site.
COMPUTER APP COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS: Carolyn Maloney (D-Greenpoint) calls on all middle and high school students in New York’s 12th Congressional District to take part in this year’s Congressional App Challenge. The CAC accepts computer program apps written in any programming language for any platform (desktop / PC, web, mobile phone, Raspberry Pi, etc.). The challenge submission portal is now open with a deadline of November 1, 2021.
Student winners are selected by a jury selected from the local community and honored by their member of Congress, and their apps can be shown in the U.S. Capitol, house.gov, and the Congressional App Challenge website.
THE VACCINATED GET FREE BAGELS: Panera Bread is giving a free bagel daily to anyone who has chosen the COVID-19 vaccine in support of the White House National Action Month. The campaign runs from July 2nd to 4th in participating bakery cafés for in-store pickup only.
The Panera store on Adams St. near the Marriott Hotel confirmed participation by telephone.
NEW FIREFIGHTERS APPOINTED: Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro named Thomas J. Richardson as division chief, the highest-ranking uniformed position in the FDNY, Chief Richardson, a 40-year veteran who has served as chief of fire operations since 2019, who has served as the 16,000 uniformed officers on Thursday Oversee firefighters and EMS personnel from the department and four key agency offices. He has been cited six times in his career for his bravery, including rescuing a 15-year-old boy from a fire in Brooklyn on January 10, 1989. Chief Hodgens is a 35-year-old veteran who most recently served as an assistant chief of the fire department . As Chief of Fire Operations, Chief Hodgens will oversee the day-to-day operations of more than 11,000 firefighters, fire fighters and chiefs. He will also oversee the department’s highly trained special forces including hazardous materials.
As Chief of Fire Operations, John J. Hodgens will oversee the daily work of more than 11,000 firefighters, officers and chiefs as well as the department’s highly qualified special units, such as dangerous goods.
TAKING BACK YOUR HOME: Tenants on St. Johns Place and Dean Street trigger a new movement: They are taking back the buildings from the slum lords. Taking advantage of NYC Housing Code 7A, the tenant group is forcing necessary repairs from landlords whose buildings are being foreclosed.
The tenants group will have a rally this Sunday, June 27th from 5pm and March at 567 St. Johns @ Classon
PREVENTIVE Mosquito Larvicide: The NYC Health Department will launch its second aerial larvicide treatment in non-residential wetlands and swamps in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Tuesday, July 1 through Friday, July 2, and Tuesday, July 6 Staten Island this season will perform between 6am and 7pm, weather permitting. The Ministry of Health is monitoring mosquitoes that transmit the West Nile virus, no cases of which have been reported in humans this season.
While three days are allotted for larval control from the air, the application can be completed in a shorter time.
MELDING OF MUSICS: Americana and Near Eastern Classics are on the program for a pre-Independence Day fundraiser at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church and Pro-Cathedral (Montague and Clinton Streets) to mark the first anniversary of the ward’s pop-up to celebrate pantry. The sandcatchers Yoshie Fruchter on Oud and Myk Freedman on Lap Steel present their concert on July 1st at 6 p.m. as part of the Pro-Cathedral’s [email protected]‘s Thursday series.
Concert-goers are asked to donate food or make a financial donation to St. Ann’s Pop-Up Pantry, which was launched in June 2020 in response to the financial consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
WEILING NEW CHURCH AND ART CENTER: Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, will officially dedicate the new Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter and Paul in Williamsburg and dedicate its altar during a dedicatory mass next Tuesday. June 29th. After the 7 p.m. Mass, Bishop DiMarzio will also bless the new parish building and the Emmaus Center, the new center of diocesan art.
The newly renovated theater with 600 seats in Berry and p. 3approx Street, is located in the historic Williamsburg Opera House, which was built in 1897.
Gallery of the latest news cartoons from Cagle
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