Tag Archives: community members

Parent Reaches Settlement With Rochester Community Schools Over Firing Scandal: What You Need To Know

ROCHESTER, Mich. – A settlement has been reached between Rochester Community Schools and a parent who accused the school board of having him fired from his job for social media posts that were critical of the district’s response to the pandemic. As many districts did when the pandemic hit, Rochester …

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Allegheny Community Members Deserve Priority – The Campus

The absence of indispensable members of the community will be felt for years As an alumnus of Allegheny College, I deplore the layoffs of staff, administration, and faculty at the college. Since July 2021, Allegheny has lost 53 community members as part of the administration’s efforts to downsize the school. …

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Tenants in Florida have few rights. Officials try to help

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion pieces provide perspectives on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our news editors. In January, Hialeah tenants protested rent increases outside the Miami office of Eco Stone Group, their new landlord. Pedro Portal [email protected] Here’s the not-so-new …

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Kids Community Closet providing clothing, winter clothing for children in need

ST LOUIS – Children who need gloves or warm coats find exactly what they need in special “closets”. The National Council of Jewish Women of St. Louis (NCJWSTL) knows that having what you need helps keep kids in school and focused on learning. A new Children’s Community Closet (KCC) was …

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Construction of the Kenyan Community International Church nears completion

By Emily Riehl, for the Kent Reporter The Kenyan Community International Church is moving to its new building in Kent, which means great things for the congregation in terms of freedom and convenience for members. KCI Church has leased space at Rainier Beach Presbyterian Church in Seattle for about 20 …

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New grocery store opens in Englewood thanks to organizers pushing to bring fresh food to the South Side

ENGLEWOOD — Jahari Fultz knows how difficult it is for some Englewood residents to find a nearby grocery store with healthy, fresh options. If families don’t have cars, it’s next to impossible, making grocery shopping a burden, he said. That may soon change with the Go Green Community Fresh Market, …

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Community comes together to send Valentine’s Day cards to local children’s shelter

RUPERT, WV (WVNS) – Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and a Greenbrier County children’s shelter has organized something special for its children. The Greenbrier Valley Children’s Home in Rupert is home to twelve children, ages 7 to 18. They posted a post on Facebook on February 5, asking for …

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The community weighs in on the governance of the ATP, Cap Metro

Photo by ATXN. Cap Metro CEO/Executive Director ATP Randy Clarke Thursday February 10th, 2022 by Jo Clifton At least 165 community members participated Tuesday night in the first of two virtual meetings designed to gather feedback on the future of Austin’s Connect project, which is currently in the design phase. …

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NKY’s McGuinn, Saddler among FHK’s latest class of Kentucky sound politics champions

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky announced a new class of Healthy Kentucky Policy Champions. The awards are given in recognition of individuals and organizations committed to improving the health of people in their communities and/or the Commonwealth through policy change. The Kentucky Healthy Politics Champions are: American Red Cross …

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Why didn’t Eastman issue an alert?

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — At approximately 7:27 a.m. Monday morning, a steam line at the Eastman Chemical Company’s Kingsport site failed, injuring five workers and sending unknown materials into a nearby neighborhood as the line continued to vent nearby high pressure steam. . Eastman: 5 injured after steam line failure, …

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Cowboys award $250,000 to install new football field at Cedar Crest Community Center – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The Dallas Cowboys, through the National Football League Foundation’s Grassroots program, awarded $250,000 to Behind Every Door to install an artificial turf soccer field at Cedar Crest Community Center in the South Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas. Cedar Crest Community Center, formerly owned by the Salvation Army, has been a …

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Another violence switch killed in Baltimore as community reeling from gun violence

A man who worked on the front lines to prevent gun violence in Baltimore, Maryland, was fatally shot Wednesday night in a quadruple shooting on E. Monument Street in the McElderry Park neighborhood. DaShawn McGrier, 29, from Baltimore, worked as a violence interrupter for Safe Streets and is the third …

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Limiting payday loan installments is bad news for those who need them

Kent Emperor | The Detroit News Late last year, the so-called “Michiganders for Fair Lending” launched a voting initiative that would do anything but make lending fairer in Michigan. They have dubbed this monstrosity the “Michigan Payday Loan Interest Rate Cap Initiative,” which would likely put Michigan lenders out of …

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Community decorates Christmas tree in memory of man killed in West Haven fire – NBC Connecticut

A West Haven family whose uncle died after a fire last week planted a Christmas tree in his memory and community members have started decorating it. Frederick Hart, 88, died in a fire on December 6 at his Collis Street home in West Haven. Hart’s nephew John McCarthy describes him …

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University community lobbies to support Afghan evacuees – The Williams Record

Students and faculty are pushing for the College to admit students evacuated from the American University of Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy of Inside higher education.) After the Western-backed democratic government in Afghanistan fell to the Taliban last August, many Afghan university students face an uncertain and intimidating future. Some have fled …

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Resident-led Montbello organizing committee responds to community needs with FreshLo Hub

We all have the right to healthy and culturally appropriate food. However, decades of underinvestment in infrastructure and community resources have left residents of many low-income neighborhoods across the country with no grocery stores nearby. Without these grocery stores, residents are often forced to depend on small markets and convenience …

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WHO 2021 report on HIV drug resistance released

WHO’s latest report on HIV drug resistance gives a detailed picture of the extent of the growth in drug resistance and the steps countries are taking to ensure people receive effective drugs to treat and prevent HIV. The report found that by 2020, 64% of target countries (countries with a …

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For Theodora – Fort Bragg Advocate-News

Several weeks ago in this community column, another coastal resident wrote about her experience trying to get life-saving veterinary care for her critically injured dog. None were available to him and his dog succumbed to his injuries. Since that time, it has been very difficult for me to forget this …

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Community Responds to Growing Endowments

After the endowment posted returns of 46.5%, some students requested additional spending on salaries and services. by Farah Lindsey-Almadani | 21/10/21 5h00 Last week the College announcement that its endowment increased 46.5% in 2021 to reach $ 8.5 billion. Dartmouth has allocated $ 335 million in this year’s operating budget, …

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United Way of Greater New Haven volunteers bring the community together with 8 heartwarming events

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (WTNH) – United Way Week kicks off October 11, with volunteers working on projects such as painting a homeless shelter, hosting a community dinner, building a outdoor classroom throughout the New Haven area. Starting Monday in Guilford, United Way volunteers will help restore outdoor space at the …

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Newsom signs bills to expand testing for STDs and hepatitis

With rates of sexually transmitted diseases and hepatitis B and C on the rise in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two bills on Oct. 4 to address the issue. Senate Bill 306 will strengthen the public health infrastructure against STDs in California. Assembly Bill 489 makes the Golden State the …

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Veterans Stand Down begins accepting donations from the community

SANTA MARIA, California – With the 9e The annual Santa Barbara County Veterans’ Event is just around the corner, organizers began accepting donations from the community on Wednesday. The first of three planned community drop-offs takes place at the Santa Maria Fairpark from noon to 2 p.m. The Veterans Stand …

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Franklin Community Health Network offering driving flu clinics

Contact: Jill Gray, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, 207-779-2555 Farmington, Maine – Franklin Community Health Network offers drive-in flu clinics in October for community members 18 and older on the Franklin Memorial Hospital campus. No appointment is required. Staff will meet people outside in a tent. Everyone present is …

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Essential workers honored by NYS Justice Center for outstanding service during pandemic – Saratogian

ALBANY, NY – The Justice Center for the Protection of Persons with Special Needs has announced the recipients of its Code of Conduct and Champion Award for 2021. These awards honor individuals and organizations who have worked tirelessly not only to improve the lives of people under the jurisdiction of …

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City’s Efforts and University Grant Bring New Life to Rural Community Center | New

The Little Ax Community Center received many improvements and developments this year that county and city officials said were desperately needed in a rural part of Cleveland County. Located at 1000 168th Ave NE, Little Ax’s Center provides residents of Cleveland County east of Thunderbird Lake with recreational and educational …

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Artist Bashezo uplifts people in the queer and trans community

Words were never enough for the bashezo, so they started working with their hands. The genre was limiting, so they found new ways to express their identity beyond the restrictions of the binary. “I would say [I] I felt really contained and confined, I felt like a stranger in my …

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WHYY’s NICE partnership amplifies community voices

One of the things that I think is common is this idea of ​​a storyteller, of people sharing the stories of their community, their culture, their neighborhood. This is one of the things I really love about NICE. The idea behind NICE is that we seek out and connect with …

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Virginia Beach to host community listening sessions ahead of Marcus Alert implementation

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia – The Virginia Beach Department of Social Services will be hosting two community virtual listening sessions to collect public feedback on the city’s implementation of the Marcus Alert. The Marcus Alert, enacted in late 2020, is a state-wide mental health alert system ensuring behavioral health experts are …

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County President Cites Lack of Time and Bans Supervisors from Introducing “Community for All” Resolution

Editor’s Note: This version includes comments from Board Chairman Kurt Gibbs that were received after the article was originally published. Damakant Jayshi At the start of the Marathon County Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, four community members again urged the organization to pass the controversial “Community for All” resolution, …

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Central Pa HIV Care Agency Now Accepting Donations Through Used Car Program ‘CARS’ | Community

Williamsport / State College, PA – Community members can donate their used vehicles to AIDS Resource through the CARS (Charitable Adult Rides and Services) program. This program creates a unique opportunity for donors to support the organization’s customer transportation and meal delivery services. Through the CARS program, AIDS Resource will …

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State budget review increases Oakland funding for community workers – NBC Bay Area

A state budget amendment would give Oakland’s new Community Response Program a $ 10 million boost, a non-police approach to community appeals for incidents that are neither violent nor criminal. The budget amendment comes from State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), and was announced Saturday in a press release issued by …

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation hosts free HIV testing event in Jackson

A crowd gathered in Pittman Park on Sunday afternoon as the Jackson community gathered to recognize National HIV Testing Day with a community block party. AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the world’s largest nonprofit HIV / AIDS service provider, partnered with Jackson-based Xperience Jxn Entertainment Group and the Black Leadership AIDS Crisis …

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HIV awareness event to draw attention to the public health crisis

CHARLESTON, West Virginia (WSAZ) – More than 200 community members gathered on Saturday afternoon at Magic Island, forming the expression HIV SOS with their bodies. “If you just moved to Charleston, you wouldn’t know we are in so much pain,” said Joe Solomon, organizer of Solutions Oriented Addiction Response (SOAR). …

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Latinx Technology and Community Center commemorates 20th anniversary with music, dancing and food

FLINT, MI – The Latinx Technology and Community Center celebrated its 20th anniversary with a festive day full of music, dancing and culturally authentic Latin cuisine on Saturday, June 26. “It is a blessing and an honor to hold this position and to celebrate 20 years,” said Zuccaro. “It’s one …

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LOUD for the premiere of “Your Life, Your Power!” Film on National HIV Testing Day

LOS ANGELES–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) –STRONG., an affinity group of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) which stands for “Latino, Outreach, Understanding, Division”, should preview a powerful film called “Your Life, Your Power!” Focused on improving the transition from adolescent HIV care to adult HIV care. The film will be followed by a round …

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Loudoun County community member speaks out after being arrested at school board meeting

Schools in Loudoun County, Va., Have come under fire for new transgender policy proposals and a critical racial theory program, leading to a school board meeting on Tuesday that ended in an uproar and two arrests. Community member John Tigges was handcuffed by county police for refusing to leave the …

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