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Brainstorming a sheath for pills’ double-edged sword Pols convene roundtable at St. John’s Universit

Finding safe ways to treat acute pain and the importance of education about the dangers of painkillers were the main topics of discussion during a morning roundtable on the opioid epidemic hosted by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and state Sen. Diane Savino at St. John's University. Panelists included representatives from several community organizations, including Staten Island YMCA's Jacqueline Filis. Read more…

Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Heastie Announce State-of-the-Art Recreational Facility Coming to Edenwald

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President Maria Torres-Springer and local elected officials announced the selection of the YMCA of Greater New York to construct a state-of-the-art recreational facility in the Edenwald neighborhood of the Bronx. Read more…

Meet NYC’s teenage tech tycoons

There are dynamic teens across New York City creating their own businesses, from Red Hook, Brooklyn, to Jamaica, Queens, and your kids can do it, too. A group of kids from the YMCA in Jamaica received 10 new sewing machines thanks to Amazon.com and PIX11 News. Their creations will be displayed online in conjunction with the YMCA soon, with all proceeds going to support their program. Read more…