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Gravesend pol says he’s not through saying ‘Boo!’

No tricks, just treats: Assemblyman William Colton passes out candy to costumed trick-or-treaters outside his Kings Highway district office on Halloween.
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Gravesend

Let’s break out the golden chocolate bar for Assemblyman William Colton (D–Gravesend) who handed out Halloween treats to more than 250 children at his community office, where kids got to add to their candy stash from 3 to 5 pm.

The smart rep also handed out coloring pages for younger children and word puzzles for older children.

The day was so successful that Colton said, “I am already planning for next year’s Halloween celebreation with more festivities.”

Standing O can’t wait to trick or treat again.

Assemblyman Colton’s District Office [155 Kings Hwy, between between West 12th and West 13th streets in Gravesend; (718) 236–1598]

Bay Ridge

‘Freaking’ out

Local entrepreneurs and lifestyle explorers The Happy Freaks, aka Nick and Mike Fiorito, had a scary thought last winter, “What if everything and everyone we loved was tragically taken from us? No more comfy bed and an empty fridge; No hot water for showers and no more clean water to drink; worse still, no roof over our heads.”

Fortunately the do-gooding men soon realized how lucky they really were, but not so for the more than 60,000 people in New York City who actually live on the street and have no home.

Happy Freaks made it its mission to deliver warm blankets. With help from family members, friends and community, Nick and Mike were able to hand out 100 Blankets of Hope to those homeless and in need.

They attached a note to each; “We believe in you,” is all it said.

The feeling was so good, they decided to amp things up this year and plan to give 1,000 Blankets of Hope.

The mission is already started. and they are asking for help — each blanket costs about $15 bucks; cheaper than a movie and a happy meal.

So get out those checkbooks, give a gift this year that will make a big difference in someone’s life. So far the initiative has raised more than $11,000, only $4,000 more to go.

Nick and Mike are planning on documenting their entire journey on Facebook so that you can actually see where your money is going!

Find out how you can make a difference and visit their website www.happyfreaks.com

Borough Wide

‘Tis the season

As the holidays get closer we all think of ways to give back. There are fund-raisers, food drives, relief funds and so much more, but there is one that is closer to home, and that is the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Your donation, no matter how small, helps to find a cure for this dreaded disease that affects about 193,000 youngsters under the age of 20 right here in the United States.

Dont’ wait, give a little, give a lot — it all helps

donations.diabetes.org/site/Donation2?19045.donation=form1&df_id=19045&mfc_pref=T

Cobble Hill

Welcome

As part of NYU Langone Health’s commitment to expand access to clinical services in our burg, the health system has announced the opening of a new multispecialty ambulatory care center for adults in Cobble Hill.

NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Cobble Hill will provide neighborhood-based primary and specialty care, bringing essential services directly to the borough. It also serves as the opening phase to the previously announced ambulatory facility NYU Langone plans to build at the site of the former Long Island College Hospital.

“This new practice serves as yet another bridge to NYU Langone’s high-quality, comprehensive care in Brooklyn, where many of our health system’s patients live and work,” said Andrew Rubin, vice president of clinical affairs and ambulatory care at NYU Langone.

The new site will minimize moving between boroughs, pre- and post-surgical appointments can be conveniently scheduled at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Cobble Hill.

NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Cobble Hill [97 Amity Street near Atlantic Avenue in Cobble Hill; (929) 455–2500]

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Posted 10:13 am, November 9, 2017
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