County Requests $498,383 in Federal Funds for HUB Study
Community Activists and Organizations Unite to Form Citizens Advisory Committee to Respond to HUB Plans --
After announcements were made by Nassau County that it would be seeking $498,383 in federal funds for a Major Investment Study (MIS), the Nassau HUB Citizens Advisory Committee, under the direction of chairperson Neal Lewis, held its own press conference. Lewis, of the Long Island Neighborhood Network, stated that the committee is outraged that the county has been developing its HUB plans "behind closed doors" for two and half years and is only now holding a public hearing in accordance with federal law for applying for money for a MIS. He stated that the members of the committee, which includes approximately 40 community, civic and environmental organizations and 75 individual members, are demanding more open discussions about the HUB.
McCarthy Offers Amendment to Patients' Bill of Rights
McCarthy spoke recently with the local press as both a member of Congress and a nurse on her support for The Bipartisan Consensus Managed Care Improvement Act. In addition to supporting the bill she has offered an amendment to it, Whistleblower Protection.
Floral Park Recreation Center Joins Cablevision for Night at Shea Stadium
Members of the Floral Park Recreation Center and their families were guests of Cablevision for a fun-filled night of baseball with the Mets at Shea Stadium.
McMillan: You Have to Let Go Before They Come Home