LIBRARY’S LITERARY PRIZE FINALISTS: Eight fiction/poetry and nonfiction will work have designed the short record for the 2021 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize. A virtual shortlist using put this Thursday will announce the finalists and their functions, right after a procedure in which BPL librarians and staff members from throughout the borough drew on both of those their wide understanding of literature and their one of a kind insights into the communities they provide, to decide on titles that reflect BPL’s mission to encourage the people today of Brooklyn to investigate and engage with troubles of local and global significance and to rejoice Brooklyn’s unparalleled spirit.
This year’s finalists in both the fiction and poetry and nonfiction categories challenge audience with new views on race, gender, interactions, and the immigrant encounter.
Building CRYPTOCURRENCY Corporations ACCOUNTABLE: New York Attorney Typical Letitia James is using new methods to secure New York investors, and the buying and selling marketplaces from exploitation by substantial-hazard virtual forex strategies. Virtual- or “crypto” forex-lending platforms are basically interest-bearing accounts that supply traders a price of return on virtual currencies that are deposited with them. In New York, these lending platforms ought to sign up with the Office of the Legal professional Standard if they are working inside of the point out or providing their items to New Yorkers.
“Cryptocurrency platforms have to follow the law, just like every person else, which is why we are now directing two crypto firms to shut down and forcing 3 additional to answer issues right away,” reported Attorney Common James.
Digital Assembly ON NEWTOWN CREEK BRIDGE: Updates on the progress of the Superfund cleanup task and a preliminary presentation on the proposed enhancements to the 118-year-old Grand Road Bridge more than the Newtown Creek are on the agenda at an on line general public conference this Wednesday, October 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on the web, the Newtown Creek Local community Advisory Team and Brooklyn Neighborhood Board 1 have declared. (Register via https://cbuilding.zoom.us/conference/register/tJwrce-rrT8uG9CR8IRSDdMES2aHpDLKs6rR .) The NYC Division of Transportation has begun outreach pertaining to strategies to change the slim two-lane bridge, which has been deteriorating for decades and was hit challenging by Superstorm Sandy, and to safeguard this critical truck route amongst North Brooklyn and Queens.
NYC DOT initiatives that remaining style will be finished in August 2023 with expected construction happening concerning 2026 – 2029.
MULTI-MILLION Dollar Faculty Expense:PS/IS 288 in Coney Island is obtaining $2.4 million for university updates, many thanks to Town Councilmember Mark Treyger, who secured this total in money funding from the Town Council’s spending plan for renovations and enhancements to the college. This multi-million greenback financial investment will assistance more PS/IS 288’s revitalization, enabling new scholastic and extracurricular options. The new technology features a maker’s place/STEAM lab, auditorium enhance with air conditioning, a hydroponics lab and a mindfulness area.
This past fiscal 12 months Council Member Treyger also secured Council funding and advocated to deliver the Chess in the Educational facilities application to PS/IS 288. This impressive software aids pupils acquire critical imagining, fantastic sportsmanship, and social expertise by means of fun in-school and after-university chess training activities.
SALUTING Standard COLIN POWELL: NY Governor Kathy Hochul has directed flags on all point out buildings be lowered to 50 percent-employees in honor of Standard Colin Powell, who died on Monday. The governor expressed disappointment at
“the passing of General Colin Powell, a New Yorker and son of immigrants who rose to the peak of American public support throughout a distinguished vocation. As the initial Black man or woman to provide as Countrywide Stability Adviser, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of Point out soon after graduating from the Town University of New York, Standard Powell blazed a path ahead for others to follow in the course of his many years of service to the United States.”
The flag tribute will keep on being in influence till sunset on Friday, Oct. 22.
COLIN POWELL: ‘A True TRAILBLAZER’: Calling the late Standard Colin Powell a “true trailblazer, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams paid tribute to the earlier Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff members on Monday. “In his 4 a long time of distinguished public services, he continually broke barriers — as the nation’s 1st Black nationwide stability adviser, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Workers, and secretary of state. Born to Jamaican immigrants in the South Bronx, his life is a testomony to the enduring electrical power of the American desire.”
Adams said also, “As a Black male who has put in my occupation fighting for a far more just and equitable modern society, I am in awe of Mr. Powell’s significant accomplishments, and his capacity to get over the bigotry he faced in buy to attain the highest amounts of the navy, and later on our federal governing administration. May perhaps he relaxation in energy.”
POWELL: ‘HERO TO Many AND PRINCIPLED STATESMAN:’ Rep. Yvette Clarke supplied terms of tribute on the death of Common Colin Powell: “Basic Colin L. Powell was a trailblazer in the U.S. armed service establishment. He rose through the ranks to turn into a 4-star Standard and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Employees in the Bush Administration, and he would go on to be appointed the very first Black U.S. Secretary of Point out. He was a hero to many,” said Congressmember Clarke.
“Like me, he was born and lifted in New York to Jamaican immigrant mothers and fathers and was a proud Jamaican American…While we both equally symbolize two different political parties and I have questioned his position with regard to the Iraq War, as also he finally did, he was a principled statesman who cherished his nation.”
POLISH HERITAGE MASS: The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, led a exclusive Mass in honor of Polish Heritage on Sunday, Oct 17. The primary celebrant was the Most Reverend Andrzej Zglejszewski, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. The Most Reverend Witold Mroziewski, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, concelebrated the Mass, held at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Prospect Heights
This yr, the Polish Heritage Mass was made available in celebration of past month’s beatification of Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski, who led the Catholic Church of Poland throughout the Communist period and fought for the absolutely free workout of religion. Cardinal Wyszynski, who was imprisoned for his resistance from 1953-1956, served as a mentor to Pope St. John Paul II.
Court Overall look FOR OFF-Responsibility OFFICER: Lawyer Common Letitia James has submitted a legal grievance towards Yvonne Wu, 31, with one count of murder in the 2nd degree and a person rely of tried murder in the next diploma, in link with the capturing dying of Jamie Liang, 24, and the shooting of Jenny Li, 23.Wu, who on Monday appeared in Brooklyn Legal Court docket just before Judge Joshua Glick, is an officer with the New York Metropolis Law enforcement Section (NYPD). By way of her lawyer, Wu requested an evaluation to decide her potential to have an understanding of the rates versus her and to guide in her defense, which the court granted.
New York Condition Executive Law Segment 70-b requires the Business of Exclusive Investigation to assess every single incident noted to it where by a police officer or a peace officer, including a corrections officer, could have caused the loss of life of a particular person, by an act or omission. The expenses are at this phase just accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and except if uncovered responsible.