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The Options and Obstacles to Treating Heroin Addiction

Five years ago, 6 percent of the people who entered the Staten Island YMCA’s substance abuse treatment program were addicted to heroin. Today, it’s 30 percent. Experts argue that opiate addiction should be treated the same as a chronic disease — like diabetes or depression. Abstinence and counseling is not enough, they say. Medication must also be an option. Read more…

Black History Month: Tribune Hosts Awards, Panel Discussion On Feb. 23

The Queens Tribune holds another boroughwide event this year in honor of Black History Month.This year’s honorees include Deputy Borough President Melva Miller, Valerie Stevens, Director of Business Services and Operations for the Jamaica Center Improvement District, Executive Director of YMCA Jamaica Cedric Dew and Detectives Tanya Duhaney and Dorrin Ferguson who have made strides in the 113th Precinct Community Affairs Unit. Read more…

Artist spotlight: Beth Bailis

Visual artist in New York City, Beth Bailis is arguably most recognized for her Fusion Paintings, which incorporate ceramic abstract shapes into the painting surface, using other found objects and elements, thereby creating a relief effect. A graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art, and City University of New York, Beth is also on the Fine Arts faculty of St. John’s University, Pratt Institute, the 63rd Street YMCA, and Queens Library. Read more…