Good Morning, Brooklyn: Thursday, January 6, 2022 – Brooklyn Day by day Eagle

 
GOVERNOR HOCHUL DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF: Governor Kathy Hochul introduced flags on state buildings will probably be flown at half-staff as we speak, January 6, in honor of the courageous People who defended the USA Capitol Constructing throughout the tried riot of 2021. Flags will probably be lowered starting at 2:11 p.m. — the time when the Capitol was first breached — and hoisted to full-staff at 8:06 p.m. — the time the USA Senate reconvened.
“The cowardly assaults throughout the January 6 riot final yr had been greater than an assault on the U.S. Capitol constructing, it was an assault on our democratic values… I thank the courageous heroes who put their lives on the road to guard public security on January 6, and I encourage all of us to replicate on the values with which we constructed this nation: democracy, resiliency, and unity over division,” Governor Hochul mentioned.
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RALLY TO PROTECT VOTING RIGHTS: New York’s elected leaders, dedicated to defending voting rights, plan a rally for midday as we speak on the primary anniversary of the riot on the U.S. Capitol. The coalition of state Meeting and Senate members, in addition to State Lawyer Normal Letitia James, NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Metropolis Comptroller Brad Lander and clergy will collect at Grand Military Plaza Troopers’ and Sailors’ Arch (intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Jap Parkway, to convey consciousness of every state’s position in making certain truthful elections, voting districts and increasing voting rights.
Amongst these anticipated to take part, along with the above-named, are State Senator Zellnor Y. Myrie, Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso, Meeting Members Latrice Walker, Jo Anne Simon, Phara Souffrant Forrest, and Jo Anne Simon; NY State NAACP President Hazel Dukes, Metropolis Council Member Crystal Hudson, and clergy: Meeting Member Pastor Edward-Richard Hinds, Pastor Rashad Moore, and Rabbi Rachel Timoner.
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COMMEMORATING ANNIVERSARY OF CAPITOL INSURRECTION: Additionally holding a rally and press convention to handle the one-year anniversary of the January 6 riot on the Capitol is Congressional candidate (and former U.S. Rep.) Max Rose, who’s himself an Military veteran. The occasion takes place at John Paul Jones Park exterior of Ft. Hamilton military base.
Becoming a member of Rose, who’s a candidate for his former Congressional seat that he hopes to wrest again from Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, are Marine Veteran Zach Iscol and different navy veterans, and elected officers from Brooklyn and Staten Island.
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AUDITS SHOW PRISONS VIOLATED ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE: Stress is on the Metropolis of New York to stop and desist from recording all cellphone calls made by New Yorkers incarcerated in native jails. The Authorized Assist Society, Brooklyn Defender Providers, and their counterparts in different elements of the town are making this demand after an audit of recordings made by the Division of Correction (DOC) and its jail cellphone service contractor, Securus Applied sciences Inc., revealed that prosecutors acquired recordings of practically 2,300 attorney-client conversations earlier final yr.
Making such recordings violates the privilege of privateness between incarcerated individuals and their protection groups that’s thought of sacrosanct and a cornerstone of the legislation career.
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INDEPENDENT BUDGET OFFICE DIRECTOR RETIRES: Ronnie Lowenstein, the widely-respected director of the New York Metropolis Impartial Funds Workplace (IBO) introduced plans to retire later this month, after 25 years of management. Beneath Lowenstein’s management, IBO has develop into one of many metropolis’s foremost sources for goal, clear, and in-depth evaluation of the town’s funds and monetary situation.
Lowenstein joined IBO at its inception in Might 1996, first serving as deputy director and chief economist. Lowenstein grew to become the company’s director in 2000, giving it course on easy methods to greatest fulfill its Metropolis Constitution mandate, and has since been reappointed to 5 consecutive phrases.
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ICONIC LIBRARY BRANCH REOPENS WITH IMPROVEMENTS: The Brooklyn Public Library System and Neighborhood Board 1 introduced that Leonard Library in Williamsburg will reopen subsequent Monday, January 10, at 10 a.m., with a brand new, rear AD- accessible ramp, a brand new vestibule, rebuilding of the entrance steps and substitute of outside lights.
The library itself is a part of literary historical past: Certainly one of BPL’s authentic Carnegie branches, additionally it is the long-lasting library department that the character Francie visited in Betty Smith’s traditional e-book, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. In 2008, Brooklyn Public Library employees joined Smith’s household and the NYC Parks Division to plant a tree within the creator’s reminiscence exterior of the department, at Devoe and Leonard streets.
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VACCINE AND ONE’S OWN MAURICE SENDAK BOOK: The Brooklyn Public Library system additionally has a vaccination marketing campaign working by means of February 19 that may ship them residence with a free e-book. Get Your Children Vaccinated at BPL, organized in partnership with NYC Well being and Hospitals Take a look at and Hint Corps, presents a walk-in vaccine clinic for youngsters ages 5-11 at choose branches. New York Metropolis’s $100 incentive will probably be accessible at this clinic. As a plus, youngsters can take a photograph with a cardboard cutout of Max from Maurice Sendak’s traditional e-book, The place the Wild Issues Are, and take residence a free copy of the e-book!
The books are offered courtesy of the Sendak Basis and HarperCollins. Info on the library department vaccination schedule is obtainable by means of the Brooklyn Public Library’s web site.
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IPS NEWS: REP. CLARKE SPEAKS OUT ON HAITI COUP ATTEMPT: Simply six months after the assassination of Haiti’s president, Jovenel Moïse, (on July 7, 2021), one other assassination try was made towards the beleaguered nation’s prime minister, Ariel Henry throughout an official occasion final weekend commemorating the Caribbean nation’s independence. U.S. Rep Yvette D. Clarke (D-9th District), who represents a big neighborhood of Haitian People, has issued an announcement in regards to the state of affairs. “It’s with a heavy coronary heart to study that over the weekend, as Haiti commemorated its 218th Independence Day, gunmen tried to assassinate Prime Minister Ariel Henry throughout an occasion at a church within the northern metropolis of Gonaïves.”
Rep. Clarke continued, “As Haiti marks its 218th yr of independence, we should keep in mind the spirit of the ancestors who fought to unite all Haitians for the simply and profitable combat for freedom and human rights.”
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IPS NEWS: MALLIOTAKIS JOINS GOP OPPOSITION TO VACCINE MANDATE: Final week, Congressmember Nicole Malliotakis (R-11th District), Brooklyn’s solely GOP Congressmember, joined extra than130 Home Republicans and over 40 Senators in submitting an amicus transient to the Supreme Courtroom of the USA (SCOTUS) to protest the Biden Administration’s `Occupational Security and Well being Administration (OSHA) Emergency Momentary Customary (ETS). The act requires non-public employers with over 100 staff to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing with the purpose of safeguarding public well being. The transient argues that Congress didn’t give OSHA the authority to impose a vaccine mandate and urges SCOTUS to pre-empt the mandate.
The GOP amicus transient additional argues that the legislative authority vested within the federal authorities belongs to Congress, not the Government department.
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BQNS INTERBOROUGH EXPRESS WILL MOVE FORWARD: The Interborough Specific is nearer to turning into actuality, now that Governor Kathy Hochul mentioned throughout her State of the State handle that she plans to maneuver ahead with this purpose. Governor Hochul is directing the MTA to right away start the environmental evaluate course of for this transformative challenge, step one in constructing a serious infrastructure funding that will join communities in Brooklyn and Queens to as many as 17 subway strains and the Lengthy Island Rail Street. (See story, web page 1.)
See associated story, this version.
HOW NOT TO CLEAR SNOW: As New York Metropolis ready for one more snowstorm on Thursday, the Division of Sanitation issued an alert reminding property homeowners, together with eating places, that pushing snow into the curbs and bike lanes is each harmful and unlawful.
TRANSPORTATION ART: Artists and designers are invited to suggest mural designs as a part of the Division of Transportation’s 2022 Barrier Beautification Initiative.
IPS NEWS: REIMBURSING HOSPITALS FOR COVID CARE EXPENSES: NYC Well being + Hospitals has acquired a further FEMA reimbursement of $924 million, Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer, introduced yesterday
“Constructing an actual restoration for our metropolis requires forward-thinking investments that prioritize equitable development, significantly in prosperous neighborhoods that haven’t traditionally been requested to offer their fair proportion of New York Metropolis’s development. The Gowanus Neighborhood Plan handed by the Metropolis Council as we speak represents a optimistic step towards that imaginative and prescient. It would create hundreds of models of inexpensive housing, new open house, crucial investments in colleges and transit, and rather more.”
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