Sandy Counseling Available
Sheepshead Bites reports: If you are feeling overwhelmed by the lasting repercussions from Superstorm Sandy, the Bay Improvement Group (BIG) will be partnering with Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) to offer a 90-minute support group session with professional counselors for Sheepshead Bay residents impacted by the storm. The session will be held behind closed doors from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., on Thursday, January 24, in a conference room in BIG’s Mobile Command Center (Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol), just west of 3031 Emmons Avenue.
Cobble Hill Hospital On Brink Of Closing
Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill could close "imminently," sources told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. A spokesman for State University of New York (SUNY) chairman Carl McCall confirmed that SUNY trustees have discussed closing LICH, the Daily News and the New York Times reported late Wednesday night. Speculation that LICH would close have been swirling across Brooklyn all week. An insider told the Brooklyn Eagle that the hospital was "worth more dead than alive."
City Eyes Fix To Deadly Crossing
The city is finally doing something to make a deadly road in Williamsburg, where three people have been killed in the past two years, safer for bicyclists and pedestrians, according to the Brooklyn Paper. Two months after a man was killed and his female companion was seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver while crossing Borniquen Place, the city has released a plan to drastically overhaul the extension of Grand Avenue between Union Avenue and the Williamsburg Bridge that has for years been used as a speedway to Manhattan.
Bus Strike Option: Learn at Home
The Community Education Council District 21 posted a resource for parents who are unable to get their children to school because of the bus strike, reports Bensonhurst Bean. On their Facebook page, they write: "In the event that your child is not able to travel to school because of the bus strike, the DOE encourages you to support your child’s learning at home using the suggested study schedules and instructional activities posted below. These materials do not replace what your child is learning at school, but it is important that students continue to read, write, do science activities, and work on math problems during time out of school."
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