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Last night the Board of Directors of Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center (SVCMC) voted to close their hospital inpatient operations. This saddens many whom have been fighting diligently to keep emergency and vital health care services on the west side on Manhattan. There will be a rally today, Wednesday, April 07, at 11 a.m. outside of St. Vincent’s at 12th Street and 7th Avenue to urge the State not to approve any St. Vincent’s closure plan until there is an appropriate urgent healthcare option for the West Side. We urge you to attend.

 


 

State Senator Daniel Squadron was kind enough to send out a reminder that on Sunday April 11th at 5PM the annual 25th Senate District Community Convention will convene to discuss a litany of topics from health care and public housing, to LGBT marriage and the Brooklyn Bridge Park. 

Councilmember Margaret Chin will be meeting constituents at the Rutgers subway stop on Madison & East Broadway at 8:30 tomorrow morning to remind them to complete their census forms. Have you?

 


Yesterday, the United States Census Bureau mailed the Census questionnaire to households throughout the nation. Based on the results of the Census, the federal government distributes $400 billion in aid among the states – a significant portion of which may benefit New York City.


Looking for a furry sidekick or two? Animal shelters, adoption centers, and rescue groups all over the five boroughs want you to find your true furry love this February. Whether at a shelter, an in-store adoption center, or an adoption van, you'll have opportunities to adopt every day throughout February!

 As an emergency response to the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, Contemporary Art Network in collaboration with the worldwide charity Doctors Without Borders will hold a benefit art sale ARTISTS FOR HAITI on Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 1 PM.  All artworks at the benefit, regularly priced at $500-$5,000, will be sold just at $100.00 each. 100% of proceeds will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.


 The enormity of disaster in Haiti is beyond something that most of us can fully absorb. It is humbling and a means for reflection. Greenfinds.com along with Off the Mat, Into the World is proud to present 4 days of Yoga for Haiti. Come to yoga this Thursday through Sunday and all donations will go to Doctors Without Borders. Yoga helps your mind and body and will be a wonderful way to participate in the cause.


"The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges."


We need your help to raise $100,000 in four nights to help the victims of Haiti's catastrophic earthquake. No country in the Western Hemisphere has been battered more than Haiti in the last 500 years—the nearly complete annihilation of its native population over two decades, a brutal slave regime, ongoing foreign military interventions over hundreds of years, brutal dictatorships supported by western powers, blockades of aid and more recently, devastating natural disasters from hurricanes to this latest earthquake.

Enjoy a rare evening of wine tasting with one of America's most prolific and popular comedian/writer/actors Lewis Black at the release of his wine, “Black Red Wine”. Black’s wine is said to be “a compelling high-end, spicy, upfront and robust mix of premium California Napa and Lake Country Cabernet Sauvignon.” Sounds hilarious. Or eh, at least his live performance will be. 100% of the sales will benefit the 52nd Street Project, a not-for-profit organization that matches the kids of Hell's Kitchen with professional theater artists to create original theatre. 

 


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