A community event calendar that lets you know what’s going on in and around your neighborhood — compiled by Carlyle Harry

Bayview Association Meets

The Bay View Houses Community Association is meeting on Thursday, November 29th, from 7.00 p.m. at 5955 Shore Parkway….For information, call 347-216-5909.

* My Time Inc. is hosting its tenth Gala and Fund-Raising event from 7.00 to 11.00 p.m. on December sixth at Russo’s on the Bay-162–45. Crossbay Boulevard, Queens…For information, call 917-933-9575.

Playground Improvements

State Senator-Marty Golden has announced that he was able to obtain $4 million in order to build a new, modern playground in the area of Marine Park.

Summer-Reading Challenge

Speaking at the completion-ceremony for her 2018 ‘Summer-Reading Challenge’–

Assemblywoman-Jaime Williams asked students to continue to stick to their reading schedules….Ms.Williams stressed”books can lead students to new adventures, to dream big, and to discover new interests.”

–Meanwhile the Assemblywoman has recently announced that she had secured $250,000 for the Gritten Beach Fire Department to purchase a new ambulance.

Complaints to DOT

Thousands of Brooklyn Residents have been using their Precinct Community Councils to complain to the Department of Transportation about changing traffic-patterns and sinage(s) which are proving “confusing” to them.

Brookdale’s $750, 000

CT Scannner.

Brookdale Hospital’s Radiology/Oncology Department has recently acquired a new $750,0000 state-of-the-art Siemens

Somatom CT Scanner.

Assemblyman Nick Perry secured $500,000 in State funding towards the Scanner’s purchase.

Helping Earthquake Survivors

The 69th Precinct Community Council is working along with Brooklyn’s Elected-Officials and some Civic-Organizations in order to collect and send money and material assistance to survivors of Haiti’s recent Earthquake….Individuals or Organizations wishing to make donations, could call 718-257-6205; or 718-257-1000.

Highest Wages’ Surge

The Labor Department is reporting that workers are seeing the highest wage increases in a decade, as wages rose  2.9%  in September from a year earlier, the biggest boost since the year ended in September, 2008, when they climbed 3.1%.

October’s Jobs-Report

The labor Department has announced that during the month of October, the U.S. Economy added 250,000 jobs, while wages grew at their fastest clip–since 2009, surging 3.1% .

last month.

–The unemployment level stayed at 3.7%, its lowest level since 1969.

Ex-Soldiers’ Anniversary Dance

The Guyana Ex-Soldiers’ Association is holding its thirty-fifth anniversary dance on Saturday, December first at the Elite Banquet hall, 1850, Albion road, Rexdale…For information, call 905-567-4464

Flatlands Holiday celebration

The Flatlands Civic Club is holding its holiday Dinner and Dance from 6.00 to 10.00 p,m. on Monday, December third at Chloe’s restaurant, 9413, Avenue L, Brooklyn….For information, call 347-217-0027.

CEC 22 Meets

The next meeting of Community District Education Council is going to take place from 6.00 p.m. at I.S. 240, 2500 Nostrand avenue.

Borough Hall’s Activities

(i).. On Thursday, November 29th, Borough Hall is facilitating a meeting that will discuss increased benefits for veterans;

(ii).. Brooklyn Borough Hall is hosting a meeting of the Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB) on Monday, December third;

(iii).. On Monday, December third,Borough Hall is also hosting a Chanukah Lighting Ceremony;

(iv).. The Hall is hosting a meeting of the Brooklyn Borough Board on Tuesday, December fourth….For information, call 718-802-3832;

(v).. On Wednesday, December 12th, there will be the Lighting of the Christmas tree.

GCCAB’s Annual Brunch

The Guyanese Cultural Association of British Columbia is holding its annual Christmas Brunch from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, December ninth at 4071 Francis Road, Richmond…For information, call 778-882-1852.

Blessings Of The Animals

Cindy Adams’ annual ‘Blessings of the Animals’ will take place from 2.00 p.m. on Sunday, December ninth, at 524, Park avenue, Manhattan…The Blessings are going to be done by senior Minister-Dr.Stephen Bauman.

Play About Bobby Kennedy

Theater at St.Clement’s (at 423, West 45th street, Manhattan) staging of ‘Bobby Kennedy’s last crusade’ will last until Sunday, December ninth…For details, call 866-811-411.

College Info. Session

Dominican College is holding an Adult & Graduate Information session from 5.30 to 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, January tenth in the Prusmack Center, 3 Campus Drive, Orangeburg, New York…For information, call 845-648-7910.

U.G.’s Book Launch

The University of Guyana’s Press is launching a book at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, December 13th at its Turkeyen campus’ Education Theater…The name of the book is ‘Dynamics of the Caribbean Diaspora Engagement–people, policy and practices.’

Linden & Ituni Xmas Party

The Linden Fund and the Ituni Internatuional Association are holding their annual Christmas party on December 15th….For information, contact Shona at www.lindenfund.org

BUSINESS

Walmart Surpasses Amazon

Walmart has surpassed Amazon in on-line food shopping, thanks to the rapid deployment of its curb side grocery pick up service.

Solar Charged cars

Hyundai and its affiliate KIA are planning to launch a solar-charging technology for some Hyundai vehicles….Solar panels will be mounted on the roof or hood of the vehicles.

S&P Plunge

The S&P plunged 6.9% in October, as investors were spooked by tariffs, geopolitical uncertainty and a lack of love for technology. It was the Index’s worst month since September, 2011; and the worst October since the 2008 financial crisis when the Index plunged 16.9% .

(TRIBUNE) Newspapers Bid

The Company formerly known as Tronc, which owns the Chicago Tribune, the New York Daily News, the Baltimore Sun, and the Hartford Courant has received three buy out bids in an auction being run by Lazard.

Grumman Fined

Northrop Grumman will pay $27.45 million in order to settle allegations that it overstated the number of hours its employees worked on two Air Force contracts.

Testing Self-Driven Cars

Uber has appealed to the Pensylvanian Authorities for permission to resume self-driving car testing on public roads, more than seven months after it suspended testing following a deadly crash in Arizona.

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