Paid sick leave extended to employees of small businesses in NYC

New York City
Calling it a historic day for New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio lauded the expansion of mandatory paid sick leave after a City Council hearing on Monday, noting, “Half a million more people will have paid sick leave when they need it. Half a million more families will be protected.” … Full Article

LICH and SUNY Downstate to be discussed at SUNY board meetings Tuesday and Wednesday

Cobble Hill
Two Brooklyn hospitals, SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Long Island College Hospital (LICH), are on the agenda of the March board meetings of the State University of New York (SUNY), taking place Tuesday, March 18th and Wednesday, March 19th. … Full Article

Brooklyn Hospital’s plan for LICH causes some consternation at Carroll Gardens Q and A

Carroll Gardens
It wasn’t the complimentary roast beef sandwiches or coffee that gave some in the audience of 60 to 70 local residents a case of agita at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is Carroll Gardens on Thursday night. … Full Article

Confirmed: LICH bidding attracts strong interest from full service hospital teams

Cobble Hill
Brooklyn community organizations who were petitioners in the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) litigation have confirmed that they met this week with three groups who have presented plans to operate a full-service hospital at the LICH site. … Full Article

Hundreds to be laid off at LICH, as final bidding round approaches deadline

Cobble Hill
Hundreds of nurses, technicians and other staffers at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill received layoff notices this week, as the final round of bidding for the hospital is approaching a key deadline. … Full Article

Dyker Heights man seeks bone marrow donor

Dyker Heights
Somewhere out there, someone just might have the bone marrow Dominick LoCascio desperately needs. All he needs is for someone to step forward and be willing to donate it. … Full Article

Meeting: Red Hook residents reject Brooklyn Hospital proposal for LICH, demand full service hospital

Red Hook
Dr. Richard B. Becker, CEO of The Brooklyn Hospital Center hit a brick wall in Red Hook Tuesday night when he tried to sell a proposal that would close Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article

At town hall, concern with Brooklyn's health care inequities and Medicaid waiver dollars

Brooklyn Boro
Supporters of a multitude of Brooklyn’s threatened hospitals, many in Central Brooklyn, filled the pews at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Tabernacle church in Brownsville on Thursday night to discuss the fight to keep hospital … Full Article

St. Francis bio professor in forefront of plant-associated antiviral research

Brooklyn Heights
New research from Steven M. Lipson, Professor of Biology and Health Promotions at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, could pave the way to use plant chemicals to prevent thousands of children from being killed each year by an intestinal virus.  … Full Article

Potential LICH bidders hear from community

Cobble Hill
The revised bidding process for Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) got off to a strong start on Monday as a number of potential bidders heard from LICH supporters about why the hospital is a compelling investment – and why it should remain a full-service hospital. … Full Article


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