Federated Blocks of Laurelton

$50G allocated for the Doe Fund to help clean up Merrick Boulevard
$50G allocated for the Doe Fund to help clean up Merrick Boulevard
Southeast Maggie Hayes 10/10/2013 at 11:49AM

The “offensive to take back Merrick Boulevard” has begun. Councilmember Donovan Richards has allocated $50,000 for the Doe Fund to work through the district, beautifying its trash-ridden streets. The Doe Fund is a nonprofit that helps formerly homeless, incarcerated and/or troubled individuals achieve self-sufficiency by providing transitional work, housing, life skills and more. Its hope [...]

City Council candidates meet in public forums as special election draws closer
City Council candidates meet in public forums as special election draws closer
Politics Maggie Hayes 2/11/2013 at 3:31PM

The race is on, and candidates for the 31st City Council District are sprinting through a series of public forums. “We want to know their vision for the community,” said Dwight Johnson, president of the Federated Blocks of Laurelton. Nine candidates have filed to run for Councilmember-turned-Senator James Sanders’ seat: Jacques Leandre, Michael Duncan, Donovan [...]