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Responding to parents’ fears that enterovirus D-68 has spread to Brooklyn, the New York City Health Department said on Monday that there are no confirmed cases of the respiratory virus in the city. … Full Article

Whew! No new shots in NY school immunizations

ALBANY— New York's school immunization requirements have been updated to be consistent with the most current recommendations. … Full Article

Fortis signs contract with SUNY to buy LICH in Brooklyn

Brooklyn loses a hospital, and a developer gains a million square feet of Cobble Hill. … Full Article

Army Staff Sergeant raising PTSD awareness honored at Borough Hall

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) advocate Ty Michael Carter was honored by Borough President Eric Adams friday morning at Borough Hall. Sgt. … Full Article

Minority leaders to Cuomo: ‘Do the right thing’ for LICH

Minority leaders on Friday called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to “do the right thing” and halt the sale of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to developer Fortis Property Group. … Full Article

Minority officials and religious groups to call on state to halt LICH sale

Unrest over SUNY's sale of Brooklyn's Long Island College Hospital (LICH) continues, this time with New York's minority leaders, who are demanding an investigation into the state’s process in choosing a buyer for the shutt … Full Article

Tragic accident in Cobble Hill Wednesday feet from closed LICH in Brooklyn

Police and emergency units on Wednesday swarmed the off-ramp of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) at Atlantic Avenue and Hicks Street, just feet from the now-shuttered Long Island College Hospital (LICH), after a gruesome accident where a car plowed into the back of a large flatbed truck after … Full Article

SUNY board officially approves sale of Long Island College Hospital to Fortis

After more than a year of community protests and litigation, trustees for the State University of New York (SUNY) voted to approve the sale of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to developer Fortis Property Gro … Full Article

LICH Update: SUNY board calls special meeting re Fortis sale, and more

* The State University of New York (SUNY) board of trustees last Tuesday endorsed the sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) campus in Cobble Hill to the Fortis Property Group. … Full Article

Black, Puerto Rican Caucus protests SUNY’s treatment of LICH bidders

Members of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican/ Hispanic and Asian Caucus have sent a letter to the SUNY Board of Trustees expressing deep concern with the way it handled the sale of Long Island College Hospital. … Full Article

City approves zoning variance for New York Methodist expansion in Park Slope

The city’s Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) unanimously approved on Tuesday New York Methodist Hospital’s application for a zoning variance for a controversial expansion in Park Slope. … Full Article

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