STATEN ISLAND -- Rep. Max Rose (D-Staten Island/South Brooklyn) will hold a town hall next week to update Staten Islanders about efforts to fully fund and permanently reauthorize the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) and it will include representatives from the VCF and the World Trade Center Health Program to provide information about the programs.The town hall will be held on Tuesday, July 2, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center on Manor Road. The Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act made it out of the House Judiciary Committee earlier this month and is expected to be voted on by the full House sometime in July. The bill has received nearly 300 Congressional co-sponsors.“Renewing and fully funding the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is a top priority and one that I’m hopeful will be signed into law soon, because frankly failing to do so is not an option,” Rose said. “But we have … [Read more...] about Max Rose to hold town hall on 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund
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The father of a 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim was found dead in a town hall after an apparent suicide Monday. Police and paramedics found 49-year-old Jeremy Richman around 7 a.m., the Newtown Police Department said in a Facebook post Monday. His daughter Avielle Richman, a first-grader, was killed in the 2012 shooting that left 20 children and six faculty members dead.Richman co-founded the Avielle Foundation that aimed to prevent violence through brain research and was a neuropharmacologist for more than 20 years, according to the CT Post. (RELATED: Second Parkland Shooting Survivor Dies In ‘Apparent Suicide’) “The death appears to be a suicide, but police will not disclose the method or any other details of the death, only to state the death does not to appear to be suspicious,” the Facebook post said. “This is a heart breaking event for the Richman family and the Newtown Community as a whole, the police department’s prayers are … [Read more...] about Father Of Sandy Hook Shooting Victim Dies In Connecticut Town Hall Over Apparent Suicide
Anyone driving down Milwaukee River Parkway in the past couple months may have noticed a small building just south of Glendale City Hall. It may seem unremarkable at first glance, but the building is actually a 146-year-old artifact that harkens back to an era before any of the North Shore suburbs existed. That building was once the town hall for the town of Milwaukee, which spanned the northern half of Milwaukee County. The town of Milwaukee, established in 1838, lost much of its territory with the incorporation of the Wauwatosa and Granville townships in 1840, as well as the incorporation of the city of Milwaukee in 1846. SIGN UP: Get our top suburban Milwaukee news stories sent to your inbox twice a week The 30-by-20-foot town hall building was built in 1872 for $800 on donated land. The structure served as a meeting and voting hall, as well as a social gathering place. Minutes were read in both English and German, according to the city of Glendale … [Read more...] about Relocation of historic Milwaukee Town Hall in Glendale brings local history to the forefront
TOWN OF OCONOMOWOC - The town and Waukesha County have been collaborating on efforts to revitalize Okauchee. An advisory committee has met five times since last spring, comprising local business owners, developers and residents, according to Jason Fruth, planning and zoning manager for Waukesha County. "There were a few goals for the project," Fruth said during a Dec. 17 presentation at a special board meeting and joint meeting with the plan commission and Waukesha County Parks and Land Use. "One was to try and spur redevelopment and create unique accommodations of the development of what are often times more urban-type lots than the Wisconsin Avenue area." Fruth said the committee discussed what worked well for Okauchee. "Some of the things we heard is it's a tight-knit community," Fruth said. "Everybody knows everybody. Folks like that it's a quaint downtown environment. It's a walkable area and has highway access." The area has a strong restaurant mix, Fruth said. In terms of what … [Read more...] about Efforts to revitalize Okauchee have been underway by the town of Oconomowoc and Waukesha County
SATELLITE BEACH — Each new dot on Stel Bailey and Dan Willemin's map of coastal central Brevard tells a story. Each represents an impacted existence: a life cut short or a life forever changed by illness. Over many months, Bailey and Willemin covered their mapwith 328 dots for 328 cancer cases in Satellite Beach since 2000. Survivors volunteered their diagnoses online, with new cases trickling in daily. Early drafts of the map showed cancers clustered in two distinct "blobs" just south of Patrick Air Force Base. "I started having a lot of people coming forward. I just knew in my gut, 'I'm on to something here,' " said Bailey, a cancer survivor who grew up just north of the base in Cocoa Beach. Dr. Julie Clift Greenwalt, a Jacksonville oncologist and Satellite High grad, also believed she was on to something. Her suspicions began in 2015 when her best friend and fellow SHS grad, Ashleigh Royalty Range, died of … [Read more...] about What’s next after Erin Brockovich comes to town?