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A New Yorker’s Guide to More Meetings and Protests Against Trump’s Executive Orders

Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams, State Senator Kevin Parker, Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte and District Leader Josue Pierre are hosting “State of Immigration: State of Emergency,” an immigration forum, at the Flatbush YMCA at 6 pm. Attendees will learn about immigration policy has changed and will change under Trump and how best to prepare. Read more…

City Adds 54 Pre-K Seats to Upper East Side After Slashing 80

Dozens of pre-kindergarten seats have been added to the neighborhood in time for next month's admissions deadline, despite 80 spots being removed this month and the new seats only being guaranteed for one to three years, officials said. The [Department of Education] has also added 18 seats to two schools in Midtown East: at P.S. 59 (Beekman Hill International) at 233 E. 56th St., and at the Vanderbilt YMCA at 224 E. 47th St. Read more…

Better Tomorrow CEO heads for greener pastures

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow announced that chief executive officer Randy Peers is ending his 11-year tenure at the head of the organization to become the first CEO for the Greater Reading Chamber and Economic Development Corporation in Berks County, Pa. He worked with the YMCA to form Y Roads Center, which is located at YMCAs in Mott Haven and in Jamaica. Read more…

East New York Locals Organize to Influence Development, Rezoning Results

The city approved a controversial rezoning of East New York in April — and now locals are meeting to have a say in what comes next. A community umbrella organization, the Coalition for Community Advancement, is holding a meeting to address community concerns about the rezoning. Members comprise a variety of local civic organizations and residents, including homeowners, renters, small businesses, churches, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, Highland Park Community Development Corporation, East New York Farms and North Brooklyn YMCA. Read more…