Posts Tagged ‘Margaret Chin’

Neighborhood Chatter: Cancer Care Added for 9/11 First Responders

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After several heated hours, on Wednesday, March 28, the 15-member World Trade Center Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) decided that the federal government should cover treatment of thyroid cancer, melanoma, cancer of the respiratory and digestive systems, breast cancer, soft tissue sarcomas, eye cancer, oral cavity cancer, ovarian cancer, urinary tract cancer, leukemia, lymphoma [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Pols and Residents Rally for LMCCC

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Lower Manhattan residents and politicians like City Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1 Chair Julie Menin and Community Board 1 Vice-Chair Catherine McVay-Hughes, rallied Monday, April 9, to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg to provide the Lower Manhattan Construction Command (LMCCC) with the staff and resources to fulfill their mission. According [&hellip
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Court Martial to Preside over Death of Pvt. Danny Chen

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image Soldiers Connected to Pvt. Danny Chin’s Suicide To Be Held on Trial on U.S. Soil On Apr. 11,  The Regional Command-South, CJTF-82  commander has requested, and the commander, XVIII Airborne Corps, Ft. Bragg, NC. has agreed to accept court-martial jurisdiction over the eight Soldiers charged in relation to the death of Pvt. Danny Chen. This news [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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NeighborhoodChatter LOWER EAST SIDE SILVER PROPOSES GUN BUY-BACKS AT RUTGERS HOUSE In response to increased gun violence in the Lower East Side over recent months, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver wrote a letter to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly recently, asking for their support in a plan to reduce gun violence. Silver’s plan is to rally the DA’s office and NYPD [&hellip
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Predictions For 2012

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Pundits and players ruminate on what 2012 holds in store for Downtown—and beyond.   Click below for the predictions:   Margaret Chin, City Council member Andrew Berman, Executive Director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation Nancy Shafer, Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Festival Gene Russianoff, Staff Attorney for the Straphangers Campaign Elizabeth [&hellip
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P.S. 137—NOT CLOSING YET

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News

In October, Council member Margaret Chin wrote a letter to the Department of Education urging them to keep P.S. 137 – an elementary school in Manhattan’s Lower East Side –  open. The Council member also joined P.S. 137 parents and students for a rally in November in an attempt to keep the school’s doors open. Today, [&hellip
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Chin Calls on Cuomo to Protect Seniors

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City Council Honors World AIDS Day Speaker Christine C. Quinn, along with City Council Members Rosie Mendez, Jimmy Van Bramer and Daniel Dromm, commemorated World AIDS Day last Thursday, Dec. 1. It was 30 years ago, in 1981, that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first recognized HIV/AIDS. In honor of World AIDS [&hellip
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SAFETY CONCERNS ARISE AT OWS

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Wall Street OWS MASS LETTER DELIVERY Organized by OccupyTheBoardRoom.org and OWS Direct Action, a mass march took place on Friday, Oct. 28. Protesters, including foreclosure victims, unemployed New Yorkers and students with debt, split into two groups and marched from Bryant Park, delivering letters “from the 99 percent to the 1 percent” at the headquarters [&hellip
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