Community leaders, officers of the NYPD and FDNY and some of the Island’s political leaders gathered in the Eltingville home of Rabbi Romi Cohen, a Holocaust survivor, businessman and philanthropist, to celebrate his new book, “The Ribnitzer Rebbe.”
This was his second publication, inasmuch as 18 years ago, Rabbi Romi published “The Youngest Partisan,” an autobiography that focuses on the Holocaust years when he was a hunted fugitive and a valiant fighter who survived the Nazis after losing his mother, two sisters and two brothers to a concentration camp.
Workers at Staten Island (N.Y.) University Hospital picketed Oct. 2 to protest what they say is a push by hospital management to decertify recently unionized physician assistants, according to The Chief-Leader.
Service Employees International Union’s Local 1199 contends that hospital management, New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, has been trying to get the physician assistants to decertify and refused to allow the workers to participate in the union’s benefit funds, the newspaper…
Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) and Max Rose (NY-11) introduced legislation as part of their continued efforts to increase transparency and accountability at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA). Earlier this year, Cisneros and Rose were successful in pushing the VA to fix its website to better serve the veteran community and comply with all federal mandates.
“As a Navy veteran, it’s troubling that veterans face difficulty in accessing public documents at the VA,” said Rep. Cisneros. “We should be working to make it easier for our veterans to access the…
THE LEDE: Happy Monday! Following last month’s contentious town hall on Industry City’s rezoning, residents gathered on Thursday for a “Public Speak Out” to candidly express their opinions on the controversial proposal. Though the room was evenly split between those who supported the plan and those who rejected it, there was a common theme: a call for unity.
~ PACIFIC PARK-ATLANTIC YARDS…