The city has begun spraying larvicide in a number of neighborhoods across the city in an effort to control mosquito-borne illnesses, including West Nile Virus and a potential new threat this year, the Zika virus. … Full Article
The young people in Hon. Patricia DiMango’s presence on Thursday morning were all crying and wailing. But it wasn’t because DiMango had handed down a strict ruling against them from the bench.
They were crying because they’re newborns. … Full Article
Nurses from Brooklyn and Staten Island, elected officials and advocates rallied at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Friday to celebrate National Nurses Day by participating in a “Day of Action.” … Full Article
Jane Kelly, 94, sat at a table in the cozy Third Avenue coffee shop Caffe Café Thursday morning with her friends Judith Grimaldi, Pierre Lehu, Marianne Nicolosi and Todd Fliedner chatting about her life as a senior citizen in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
Actress Abigail Hawk, who co-stars in the CBS hit “Blue Bloods,” was a guest of honor at the Spring Gala of HeartShare Human Services of New York, where more than $600,000 was raised for programs for the developmentally disabled. … Full Article
A Bay Ridge-based organization that runs educational programs for residents from the Middle East has been named as one of the recipients of a grant from the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and will now expand its mission to provide assistance to people facing mental health issues. … Full Article
Fourteen community organizations – with eight serving Brooklyn – have received grants in an innovative program spearheaded by First Lady Chirlane McCray to provide mental health care in existing neighborhood facilities. … Full Article