Monthly Archives: December 2013

Update on BASIS Independent School in Red Hook, by George Fiala

Since we published our last issue, we have learned a few things about the effort to build an elite private school close to the Red Hook Houses. The owner of the land, who is also a general contractor (his for-rent … Continue reading

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Daily News has it backwards, by George Fiala

The NY Daily News is owned by Canadian Mort Zuckerman, a real estate developer with a personal net worth of at least $2.4 billion. Once again he blasts LICH using his editorial page to fabricate truth. In many ways we … Continue reading

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CB 6 Committee hears of plans for an upscale detox center on Beard Street, by George Fiala

A few weeks ago, this appeared on the calendar of Community Board 6, posted onto their website: CB6 Youth/Human Service/Education Committee Meeting, at Vistation Church, December 18th, 6:30 Presentation and review of a proposal by Urban Recovery House to establish … Continue reading

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Op Ed: Thanksgiving for LICH: A Personal Story, by Judith A. Francis

This is a story with copious praise for a hospital disparaged by some who believe they know it well but, like myself before last week, do not. This is also a story about the importance of beauty and care on … Continue reading

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Op Ed: LICH Ombudsman calls for impeachment, by Dr. Jon Berall

Editor’s note: Jon Berall was appointed as one of two ombudsmen at LICH to oversee SUNY Downstate’s compliance with the Kings County Supreme Court orders issued by Justice Johnny Lee Baynes. Eleven months ago, SUNY Downstate announced that Long Island … Continue reading

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Alex House Project helps young moms, by Angela Johnson-Archer

Raising children is a complex juggling act that requires parents to act as nurturers, providers and disciplinarians. For many teen and young adult mothers, the difficulty of moving between so many complex roles is exacerbated by limited access to education … Continue reading

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CB 6 whacks BASIS School, by George Fiala

At its December General Board meeting, Community Board 6 (CB 6) did something unusual. They voted against the recommendation of one of its committees. Last month at a Miccio Center hearing, the Land Use Committee heard an application from the … Continue reading

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