Professor Eli Silverman of John Jay College of Criminal Justice was the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Society of Old Brooklynites. During his presentation in the second floor courtroom at Borough Hall, he discussed how COMPSTAT was designed and then implemented by William Bratton during his first tenure as NYPD police commissioner. He included photos of what the COMPSTAT Room at police headquarters looked like as well as how crime statistics were captured then and now. He also talked about how precinct commanders are held accountable for the rise and fall of crime stats within their commands.
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Our congratulations to Romeo Petric, a former member of the Community Education Council for School District 20, who now serves as the volunteer director of athletics at St. Patrick’s Parish, and is a board member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Academy. He was cited as 2016 Man of the Year by the St. Patrick’s Men’s Club at its seventh annual dinner at Hunter’s Steakhouse, 9404 Fourth Avenue.
Keynote speaker for the event was Monsignor Patrick Keating, chief of staff for Catholic Charities in Brooklyn. Patrick Gilbride is the current Men’s Club president.
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It’s probably an exercise in futility. Nonetheless, if you would like to vent your anger at still another proposed raise in water rates and wastewater charges, the Brooklyn hearing conducted by the New York City Water Board takes place on Wednesday, May 11, starting at 7 p.m. in Founders Hall, at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street. If you would like to pre-register to speak, call 718-595-3594 or email email@example.com. Attorney Alfonso Carney is the Water Board chair.
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Richard Danford, director of the New York State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, was the guest speaker at the April monthly meeting of the Bay Ridge Inter-Agency Council on Aging. The many complaints his office has received regarding nursing home care included ones focused on resident care and rights; facility policies including procedures, attitudes and resources; admissions; transfers and discharges.
Incredibly, we learned there are no city or state-mandated
minimum staffing requirements for nursing homes in New York. Danford also said 42 nursing homes in Brooklyn have been converted from non-profit to for-profit entities.
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If you’re doing spring plantings, don’t forget to include Bay Ridge’s official flower, the hydrangea.