Health and Wellness

Help is on the way for NYCHA Tenants

By Editor | April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

On April 2, Governor Cuomo signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency for NYCHA (New York City Housing Authority) Housing complexes in the five boroughs.  This order will assist in facilitating the repairs necessary to address what officials are calling a ‘public health crises’ for NYCHA tenants.  The plan will address repairs, upgrades, […]

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Queens…in Great Shape

By Editor | January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Karen Clements editor@communitiesofcolornyc.com Queens is in great shape! Queens Borough President Melinda Katz gave the State of the Borough Address on Friday, January 26 at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria. A spectacular school in close proximity to the famed Kaufman Studios which gives its students a glimpse at a future […]

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Daddy Diaper Law set to take effect Summer 2018

By Editor | January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Karen Clements   Beginning July 2018 all public buildings will be required to provide diaper changing stations to all parents, regardless of gender. Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed into law Intro 1241-A, affectionately referred to as the Daddy Diaper Law.  It was 2016 when then President Barack Obama signed into law the Bathrooms […]

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Free Projects Available to Help Residents Clear past Convictions

By Editor | November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Legal Aid Society and the Legal Action Center are two groups that have new projects to help individuals get their records sealed. In October, Governor Cuomo signed into law that New Yorkers who have not been convicted of a crime in the past 10 years can have up to two prior convictions sealed.  This […]

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First Lady McCray Hosts Conversation on Mental Illness

By Editor | September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

How are you feeling?  Are you or a loved one depressed or anxious?  Would you know what to do or where to go for help? First Lady Chirlane McCray hosted a community conversation on the subject of mental illness and the Thrive NYC program.  The goal was to connect individuals, and their loved ones, to […]

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First Lady McCray Hosts Conversation on Mental Illness

By Managing Editor | June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray How are you feeling? Are you or a loved one depressed or anxious? Would you know what to do or where to go for help? First Lady Chirlane McCray hosted a community conversation on the subject of mental illness and the Thrive NYC program. The goal was to connect individuals

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