BY DENISE ROMANO & MAGGIE HAYES Carol Goldstein doesn’t know where to turn. With the threat of budget cuts looming, she fears her autistic son will not get the services he so desperately needs. Her son, and those living with developmental disabilities will be “devastated” by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget cuts, say activists. Advocates […]
“We have to tell our stories. Our stories will save us. And our stories will ensure our future,” said Marianne Ardito, vice chairperson for the Queens Council on Developmental Disabilities (QCDD) during the 26th annual Queens Family Support Conference. Hundreds of family members, advocates and supporters of the developmentally disabled gathered at the LaGuardia Sheraton […]
Just as the economy is remembering the good old days, job fairs seem like just what the doctor ordered. Queens College has answered the call by scheduling a job fair towards the end of the month. The Employment and Vocational Supports Fair will be held on October 24th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at […]
Community Board 7 overwhelmingly rejected a proposed home for adults with mental retardation, on 35-88 162 St., Flushing, by a lopsided 28 to 8 vote, at an SRO meeting last week in the historic Bowne Street Church. Board members blamed the State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD) for failing to properly define […]
Geraldo Rivera has made it through five episodes of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” where he has raised more than $700,000 for Life’s WORC. And the nonprofit is thanking him on an enormous billboard hanging above Times Square.
The popular Long Island City flea market, located at the outdoor lot on the corner of Fifth Street and 46th Avenue, held a charity auction on Aug. 16 with the duo known as The Locker Rockers and auctioneer John Luke of A&E’s “Storage Wars: New York” and raised $1,000 for Life’s WORC.
The popular Long Island City flea market, located at the outdoor lot on the corner of Fifth Street and 46th Avenue, will hold a charity auction on Saturday, Aug. 16, with the duo known as The Locker Rockers and auctioneer John Luke from A&E’s “Storage Wars: New York.”
It was an event I couldn’t refuse. Geraldo Rivera was invited by the graduates of the College of Staten Island’s social work majors to be their commencement speaker. What made it so special was that the school’s campus is the former Willowbrook State school, a place where he helped make history and where my daughter […]
Looking to lend a helping hand for the holidays? Here’s a list of places you can volunteer or donate items around the borough. Please feel free to leave any additional suggestions of where to volunteer or donate by commenting below. WHERE TO VOLUNTEER Catholic Charities Ozone Park Senior Center On Thursday, November 28, Citymeals-on-Wheels […]
It was a reversal of fortune. A $120 million cut to the Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) would have left programs shorthanded, officials said. But the state legislature eliminated the threat and voted unanimously to fully restore what was lost. The Assembly voted last week to appropriate $90 million for OPWDD. That was […]