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Karl and Cam Cover #SaveLICH Rally

(Video after the jump.) Mr. J. and his cam were on hand, and in very good position (how many MSM camera jocks did you have to elbow aside, Karl?) to record Public Advocate Bill de Blasio; Oscar nominee, The Wire star, and Brooklyn Heights resident Amy Ryan; and Brooklyn Heights Association Vice President Jane McGroarty, […]

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#SaveLICH: Millman and de Blasio Intervene to Get Sick Infant Admitted; AG Investigating Disappearance of 81 Year Old with Dementia

Update: LICH still open; another court hearing Wednesday (NY1); another #SaveLICH rally tomorrow (Sunday, July 28) at noon across from the main entrance at 339 Hicks Street. According to State Assembly Member Joan Millman’s office, administrators at Long Island College Hospital tried to deny treatment to a sick eleven month old infant who had been […]

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#SaveLICH Update: The TRO Stands

Update:According to this Eagle story the Appellate Division, to which SUNY appealed Justice Baynes’ TRO, has issued a temporary order preserving the status quo as of Friday, July 19 at 4:00 p.m. This means SUNY may take no further steps to transfer patients or shut down services. The Eagle quotes Gibson Dunn litigation partner and […]

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#SaveLICH Update: Judge Issues TRO Barring SUNY From Immediate LICH Shutdown

Bill de Blasio’s trip to court today was successful. Justice Johnny Lee Baynes, who issued the original temporary restraining order barring SUNY Downstate from going ahead with its plan to close Long Island College Hospital, today issued another TRO in response to de Blasio’s petition. The order commands SUNY to appear in court on July […]

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#SaveLICH: Doctors Say SUNY Wants LICH Emptied Today; de Blasio Asks Court for New TRO

Update: We now have word that the state Department of Health has approved SUNY’s application to close LICH. See the official letter here.

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#SaveLICH Update: Millman Arrested; Cuomo’s Office and de Blasio Trade Barbs

State Assembly Member Joan Millman, whose district includes Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill, was arrested yesterday along with Cobble Hill resident and activist Dorothy Siegel and Peter Sikora, according to this Daily News story. The three were blocking pedestrian traffic on an approach to the Brooklyn Bridge and shouting “Governor Cuomo shame on you!” to protest SUNY’s attempt to close Long Island College Hospital. Millman joins Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and City Council Member Steve Levin in the rank of elected officials arrested during LICH related demonstrations.
Read more at Cobble Hill Blog.

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Elected Officials Urge Return of Fireworks to East River

To the dismay of many Brooklyn Heights residents, the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks have taken place on the Hudson River between Manhattan and New Jersey instead of on the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn, for what will tomorrow be the fifth consecutive year. New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, State Senator […]

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City Charter Commission Meets at Borough Hall Tomorrow Evening: All Invited

This in from the office of Public Advocate Bill de Blasio: Although the New York City Charter Commission is currently amending our city’s constitution, most New Yorkers are oblivious to these upcoming changes. Since March, the Commission has held eight public hearings, but only 1,000 people — .012% of the City’s population — have shown […]

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