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Bay Ridge mom organizes blood drive in memory of her son

Bay Ridge
Mathiew Johnson, a school custodian, always joined his mother June Johnson when she went to donate blood at various blood drives in their community of Bay Ridge over the years. … Full Article

Hospital for sale: Panel members chosen to consider LICH bids

Cobble Hill
The process of selling Long Island College Hospital (LICH) moved ahead over the weekend as long-time LICH supporters chose representatives to sit on a panel which will review proposals to buy the historic Cobble Hill hospi … Full Article

EAGLE EXCLUSIVE: Stringer: Don’t let what happened to St. Vincent’s happen to LICH

New York City
NOTE: This is the third article in our series devoted to our exclusive sit-down interview with New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer. … Full Article

Levin wants city to take closer look at youth sports injuries

Greenpoint
City officials should be taking a closer look at injuries suffered by children playing sports, according to Councilman Stephen Levin, who introduced legislation this week that would create a youth sports health and safety task force. … Full Article

Let the bidding begin: New Long Island College Hospital RFP launches on Wednesday

Cobble Hill
A new, revised Request for Proposals (RFP) for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Brooklyn was issued by the State University of New York (SUNY) and goes into effect on Wednesday. … Full Article

Bay Ridge’s hidden heroin problem

Bay Ridge
There is a hidden drug problem in Bay Ridge that state Sen. Marty Golden is trying to shed a light on. … Full Article

Interfaith Medical Center supporters rally in Brooklyn for Medicaid waiver funds

Bedford-Stuyvesant
Elected officials and Interfaith Medical Center advocates rallied on Monday in Bedford-Stuyvesant to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to use recently-approved Medicaid waiver funds to keep the threatened hospital open. … Full Article

Details of the SUNY - LICH hospital deal, unveiled in Brooklyn on Friday

Cobble Hill
After a year of protests and litigation, details of a settlement opening the way for a new operator for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) were revealed in state Supreme Court in Brooklyn on Friday. … Full Article

SUNY, LICH advocates reach historic hospital deal in Brooklyn

Cobble Hill
Attorneys for the State University of New York (SUNY) and advocates for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) announced on Thursday at state Supreme Court in Brooklyn that they had worked out a settlement so sweeping that history was being made. … Full Article

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