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Jacques Jiha appointed to oversee New York City’s $88 billion budget
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Jacques Jiha appointed to oversee New York City’s $88 billion budget

Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Jacques Jiha, an economist with three decades of public and private sector leadership experience, to serve as New York City budget director starting Nov. 1.

Rise in murder prompts calls for help, deeper engagement in Brooklyn
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Rise in murder prompts calls for help, deeper engagement in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s Haitian community has experienced a tumultuous summer defined by the pandemic, subsequent job loss and a national reckoning over racial justice. As the heat index rose, gun violence also spiked, rising more than 60% citywide compared to last year. In the 67th Precinct alone, which encompasses East Flatbush, murder rose more than 120% through Oct. 4 — double the citywide figure.

Health care workers cry out ‘Beds, not body bags’ about Brooklyn hospitals merger
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Health care workers cry out ‘Beds, not body bags’ about Brooklyn hospitals merger

Kingsbrook, along with Interfaith Medical Center and Brookdale, the other two hospitals looking at consolidation, employ a significant number of Haitian-Americans. The planned merger of services is part of a $700 million New York State plan to consolidate services at the facilities, which are managed by One Brooklyn Health, a nonprofit.

Election 2020: Roundup of Haitian-American candidates
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Election 2020: Roundup of Haitian-American candidates

With more than 425,000 in Florida and 200,000 in New York, according to the Census Bureau and community organizations, Haitian-American civic engagement is in full display. In addition to voting, at least 17 candidates from Haitian-American communities are seeking to represent constituents at the municipal, state, and local levels.

Reconnecting: Growing artist residency program seeks community members for projects
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Reconnecting: Growing artist residency program seeks community members for projects

Now in its fifth year, the year-long Lakou Nou artist residency program allows artists to connect their skills to community needs. Through the program, four artists will each receive $7,000 to implement community art projects in Canarsie, Flatbush, Crown Heights and East Flatbush.

Biden unveils top priorities for Haiti, Haitian-Americans if elected
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Biden unveils top priorities for Haiti, Haitian-Americans if elected

Investing in Haiti’s prosperity and security is in the national security interest of the United States, said Joe Biden, in announcing policy priorities that impact Haiti and Haitian-Americans. The Democratic presidential nominee made the statement in a media release before an expected visit with Haitians in Miami on Monday.

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