Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP)

Did you know that since 2010, almost 3,000 New Yorkers have have been victims of foreclosure rescue scams? Legitimate help with your mortgage is just a phone call away.

Free, professional advice is available through the NYS Attorney General’s Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP). Call 1-855-466-9456 (1-855-HOME-456) today to connect with a qualified legal services or housing counseling professional.

You can also visit www.AGScamHelp.com.

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is one of the most enjoyable days of the year for children, but parents should be aware of potential safety risks when not properly supervised. Trick-or-treaters should always have adult supervision, even if they are traveling with groups of friends, to ensure that the only scary experiences children have are those associated with the spirit of Halloween.

  • Children should wear flame-resistant costumes that allow them to move their arms and walk freely without tripping.  Masks should not impede normal vision, breathing, or hearing. Makeup and face paint should be non-toxic.  Use flexible props, such as foam rather than plastic, to avoid children from accidentally hurting one another.
  • Children who trick-or-treat at night should carry a flashlight and wear reflective or light-colored clothing and costumes.  Using reflective tape is also an option.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Be familiar with the neighborhood you plan on visiting. Practice street safety: be alert when crossing the street, avoid looking down at cellphones.
  • Avoid poorly-lit areas and homes of people you do not know.
  • Travel in groups. Remember, there is safety in numbers (at least 1 adult).
  • Avoid displaying valuables or electronic devices. Thieves will use this holiday to hide behind masks to commit crimes.
  • Place emergency identification information discreetly inside clothing of small children.
  • Adults should inspect all treats before allowing children to consume them.
  • Halloween treats should only be consumed if appropriately packaged in their original, unopened packages.  Avoid homemade or unpackaged treats.
  • Remember to utilize 911 for all emergencies and 311 for non-emergency situations.

-courtesy of the NYPD

RSVP Today!

In honor of National Preparedness Month, I invite you to join me and my colleagues in government for the Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program. Narrowly avoiding the wrath of Hurricane Hermine reminds us how preparation can save lives!

Register today! http://www.dhses.ny.gov/aware-prep…/nysprepare/registration/

There will be free giveaways given one per household. Help me by sharing this information with your neighbors especially our seniors.

Seating is limited, so please RSVP today!

 

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National Night Out Against Crime

This year, National Night Out Against Crime (NNOAC) will be held Tuesday, August 2, 2016.  If you live in the 35th Council District, enclosed are the locations for the 71st, 77th, 78th, 79th, 88th precincts, and PSA3.

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7/28 Event: Community Board No.9 + 71st Precinct: Crime Prevention

CB 9 is hosting a Crime Prevention Event in partnership with the 71st Precinct and the 71st Precinct Community Council, on Thursday, July 28 at 6:30PM.  See attached flyer for additional information. Also attached are flyers for the 71st Precinct and the NYPD Transit District 32 Night Out Against Crime events on August 2nd.

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