Hello, Brooklyn: Thursday, July 7, 2022


NEW CLINICAL FORENSIC FELLOWSHIP: NYC Health + Hospitals / Kings County yesterday launched the Clinical Forensic Medicine Fellowship, a one-year training program designed to develop leaders in the field of clinical forensic medicine for emergency medicine. The fellowship, which includes evidence collection, crime scene exposure, witness testimony analysis, and Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) practices, is designed to teach clinicians to identify and care for victims of violence and trauma, prevent the destruction of potential evidence, assist in legal proceedings, and recognize and document patterns of violence and abusive behavior.

Fellows will be trained to work closely with community groups such as social workers, crisis counsellors, patient advocates, and other local agencies to connect patients to relevant services.


CONVICTION IN A COCAINE TRAFFICKING CASE: U.S. District Judge I. Leo Glasser handed down a 10-year prison sentence for Hilda Maria Gonzalez Lopez yesterday in federal court in Brooklyn. The defendant, also known as ‘La Boyaca’ and ‘Daniela’, and who aligned herself with powerful members of Los Rastrojos, a splinter group from the violent arm of the Norte Valle Cartel, was ordered to pay $5 million in forfeiture after his October 2021 guilty plea agreement for participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine internationally.

The New York City Police Department (NYPD), New York State Police (NYSP), Office of International Affairs of the Department of Justice, Colombian law enforcement authorities and Judicial Attachés from the Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Section (NDDS) of the Criminal Division in Bogotá, Colombia, assisted in the arrest and extradition of the accused.


CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY AT FT. HAMILTON ARMY BASE: Colonel Craig A. Martin, commander of the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton, hand over command next Tuesday to Col. Brian A. Jacobs in a change of command ceremony. In this military tradition, the outgoing commander symbolically relinquishes responsibility and authority by passing the brigade colors to the incoming commander, thus beginning a new dawn of leadership for the incoming commander and the brigade.

Readers can watch the ceremony live July 12 starting at 10 a.m. on YouTube.


WAITING FOR ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE FIGHT AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE: Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez later this morning at the Coro New York Leadership Center, will announce its plans to address gun violence. Following his speech, a Q&A session will be moderated by Coro’s Executive Director, Adem Bunkeddeko.

The home, Coro Leadership Center, was founded in 1942 to train a new generation of citizen leaders through educational discovery. Over the past eight decades, Coro’s work has grown and diversified to include programs for youth, recent college graduates, and mid-career professionals.


VIRTUAL WORKSHOP ON THE HOUSING LOTTERY: Brooklyn Community Board 16 will host a virtual workshop to explain the lottery process to get into affordable housing being built in the district, which encompasses Ocean Hill-Brownsville. The Housing Preservation and Development Department (HPD) Marketing Division will, at the request of Community Council 16, host this workshop on Wednesday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m. via Webex to clarify the candidate selection process. thanks to the HPD housing lottery. Visit tinyurl.com/bk16connect.

According to the Community Board’s website, “The housing stock is a mixture of individually owned single and two-family homes and a large concentration of government-subsidized multi-unit housing (which includes 15 traditional Housing Authority projects , multi-unit housing rehabilitated also under Housing Authority Management, SRO and Family Shelters, Section 8 Housing, Mitchell-Lamas, Co-ops and Condos).


Brooklyn Chamber’s Randy Peers will speak at the special launch of his alma mater.
Photo courtesy of Brooklyn College
Rachel Strauss Muniz will speak at the special launch of her alma mater.
Photo courtesy of Brooklyn College

2020/21 PANDEMIC GRADUATES FINALLY HAVE A CEREMONY: Brooklyn College will hold a special in-person debut on its campus on July 12 to recognize the classes of 2020 and 2021, who never had the chance to attend a graduation ceremony, due to pandemic restrictions. Special guest speakers include former Randy Peers ’96, CEO and President of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce; and Rachel Strauss-Muñiz ’01, actor, producer, writer and podcaster.

The opening ceremony will be visible on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkJIeiCA05k


BROOKLYNITES GET ACADEMIC HONORS: Several Brooklyn residents have been named to Hamilton College’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 semester: sophomore, graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School Patrick Dicus of ZIP Code 11225/Crown Heights/Prospect Lefferts-Gardens; Luke Ehrenfreund and William Swartz, both of ZIP Code 11215/Park Slope, are sophomores and graduates of Berkeley Carroll School; Rufus Somerby of Brooklyn Heights, a May graduate who majored in economics and interdisciplinary studies; Poly Prep graduate Emily Weinstein, a rising junior from southeast Brooklyn majoring in computer science and math; Tianzi Lin of 11207/East New York, a May graduate who majored in economics and foreign languages ​​in Hamilton; Philip Bernstein of 11215/Park Slope, a rising senior majoring in sociology and a graduate of Winchendon School; and Awildo Gutierrez of Brooklyn of 11208/Eastern Brooklyn, a rising senior majoring in math and a graduate of Bard High School Early College Queens.

Hamilton College, a leading liberal arts institution in Clinton, New York, offers an open curriculum and strong off-campus research, internship, and study opportunities.


LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAMS BEGIN: New York’s three library systems, including Brooklyn Public Library, have begun their annual summer reading and learning programs with the generous support of the New York Life Foundation. The programs encourage children and teens to read books to develop and maintain critical thinking skills over the summer, and will host events in the library, outdoors, and online, including storytelling, interviews with the author and illustrator workshops to help children and teenagers. discover the pleasure of reading.

Throughout the summer, libraries will provide reading lists and recommendations, or children can browse the shelves of select branches to choose a book for themselves. Audio books and e-books are also available online.


SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CYBER BOOTCAMP: Fullstack Academy, a pioneer in bootcamp education across the country, has has partnered with the New York City Economic Development Corporation for its second annual Cyber ​​NYC Fellowship program to benefit low-income and unemployed New Yorkers. A total of $400,000 in scholarships, offered through NYCEDC’s Cyber ​​NYC initiative, and focused on developing the cyber workforce of the future, will cover full tuition at Cybersecurity Fullstack’s Analytics Bootcamp, the official genre camp in New York.

NYCEDC President and CEO Andrew Kimball said, “New York City has nearly 25,000 cybersecurity job vacancies, and the industry is expected to grow 30% over the next decade. . We are excited to partner with Fullstack Academy as part of our Cyber ​​NYC initiative to create more equitable opportunities for young people to meet growing industry demand and secure well-paying jobs.


IPS NEWS: BAY RIDGE LEADERS SPONSOR ANIMAL ADOPTION EVENT: State Senator Andrew Gounardes and Council Member Justin Brannan will host a Mobile Animal Adoption Event next weekend, Saturday, July 16 from noon to 4 p.m. at 8018 5th Ave. in Bay Ridge, in collaboration with the Animal Care Centers of NYC. Adoptions through NYCACC include vaccinations, neutering, a pre-registered microchip, ID tag, collar, and certificate for a free initial exam at a participating veterinarian.

Adoption events may be canceled in the event of rain. Visit nycacc.org/events for updates before heading to one of our events.


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