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Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Julie Menin reminds employers and employees that Wednesday, July 30, covered employees can begin using accrued sick leave under the City’s paid sic … Full Article

Brooklyn judge rejects effort to toss out LICH scores

Cobble Hill
State Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes on Friday rejected the motion brought by advocates for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to toss out several “questionable” scores for proposals to buy the historic Cobble Hill hospital. … Full Article

Arthritis Foundation appoints LMC’s Goldstein to its board

Sunset Park
Wendy Z. Goldstein, who has served as president and CEO of Lutheran HealthCare in Brooklyn since 2001, is expanding her mission. She has been appointed to the Northeast Region Board of the Arthritis Foundation, the foundation announced on Thursday. … Full Article

Bensonhurst dad fights to keep son’s developmental center open

Bensonhurst
A move by the Cuomo Administration to shut down four large facilities housing the severely developmentally disabled is having a devastating effect on a Bensonhurst couple whose grown son has been living in a Brooklyn center for 35 years. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge puts off LICH decision; focus on community needs assessment

Cobble Hill
State Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes on Tuesday reserved his decision on the fate of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) after hearing final arguments from community groups that some of the rankings of the proposals should be tossed for not following the rules of the state’s RFP. … Full Article

As LICH lawsuits fly, Brooklyn patients must travel farther

Brooklyn Heights
It was a scene that has played out numerous times since Long Island College Hospital (LICH) was placed on ambulance diversion. … Full Article

From farm to table: fresh fruit, vegetables on sale at Greenmarkets

Bay Ridge
Southern Brooklyn residents looking to live healthier lives are getting help from tri-state area farmers. Farm-fresh fruits and vegetables are on sale every weekend in Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, now that two popular Greenmarkets have returned for the season. … Full Article

New York eases birth certificate gender policy

ALBANY— New York state will no longer require transgender people to offer proof of surgery when they ask to change the gender on their birth certificate, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration announced Thursday, though the change won't apply to certificates issue in New York City. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge hears LICH supporters' motion to throw out RFP scores

Cobble Hill
When a revised Request for Proposals (RFP) to sell Long Island College Hospital (LICH) was negotiated by SUNY and LICH advocates, it was hailed by Mayor de Blasio, city officials and the state.  … Full Article

SUNY fast-tracks Fortis-NYU bid for Long Island College Hospital

Cobble Hill
After just five days of negotiations, SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman H. Carl McCall said on Monday that SUNY was “making good progress” with developer Fortis Property Group’s proposal to buy Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article

Task force to seek out treatment diversion routes for mentally ill, substance abusers

Brooklyn Boro
A newly-created Task Force on Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System will immediately work to create a strategic, actionable plan to ensure proper diversion routes and treatment for people with mental illness or substance abuse within the criminal justice system, as well as before and  … Full Article

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