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The Kings Bay Y and Dynamic Youth Community are inviting the community to attend a “Stand Against Drugs” town hall meeting tomorrow evening, January 22, 7:00pm at the Kings Bay Y, 3495 Nostrand Avenue. Doors open at 6:30pm. Part of an initiative that has been funded by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, chairman of the Assembly’s Alcoholism and…

News & Features
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The state agency charged with approving drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers has reversed course, choosing to reject a controversial clinic slated for East 21st Street after initially allowing the project to go forward. The Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) on Friday officially denied First Steps to Recovery permission to move from its…

News & Features
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Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz and the local community scored a huge victory last week, forcing the Department of Health (DOH) and the state’s Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) to issue a cease-and-desist against a planned drug rehabilitation center on East 21st Street. The clinic, First Steps to Recovery, sought to move its existing…

Opinion
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The following is an op-ed submitted by Stephen Shafer, chairperson of the Coalition Against Gambling in NY. In November, New York voters will  have a referendum on whether the state’s constitution should be amended to permit up to seven new commercial casinos. Voters will be the target of pro-casino public relations output filled with buzzwords…

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“Bullet Points” is our format for Community Board 15 meeting coverage, providing takeaways we think are important. Information in Bullet Points is meant only to be a quick summary, and some issues may be more deeply explored in future articles. Neighbors Demand Board Rescind Support For Drug Counseling Center: Residents of East 17th Street near Kings Highway rallied…

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