Millman Awards Brooklyn’s Greenest Block Winners
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Assemblywoman Joan Millman joined Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Botanic Garden President Scot Medbury and Independence Community Foundation Executive Director Marilyn Gelber to award winners of the Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest. The project is sponsored by Greenbridge, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s community horticulture program, Sovereign Bank, the Independence Community Foundation and Borough President Markowitz. The purpose of the project is to encourage neighbors and businesses to spruce up their blocks and in doing so take pride in their surroundings.

"Every year I delight in seeing the many examples of community involvement encouraged through the Greenest Block Contest," Millman said. "Brooklyn is home to so many innovative gardeners and active communities, it is no surprise that over 1,200 blocks in Brooklyn and over 500,000 Brooklynites have participated in this project. I thank the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Borough President Markowitz, the Independence Community Foundation and Sovereign Bank for sponsoring this event."

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

Assemblywoman Millman’s office again will be hosting a food drive to benefit the Family Justice Center, which is an initiative of Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes to serve victims of domestic violence. Please bring donations to Assemblywoman Millman’s office at 341 Smith Street through December 1, 2008. Suggested items include canned fruits and vegetables, powdered drinks and milk, juice boxes, peanut butter and jelly, packaged crackers, cookies, pretzels and other snacks, baby food and formula, diapers and baby wipes, shampoo and soap.

WHAT: Food Drive for the Family Justice Center

WHEN: Through December 1, 2008

WHERE: Assemblywoman Joan Millman’s Brooklyn office at 341 Smith Street (at Carroll Street)

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Assemblywoman Millman celebrated Halloween throughout her Assembly District at parades and other events in Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Park Slope, Carroll Gardens and the Columbia Waterfront District.
Millman Presents Certificates to Summer Readers
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This fall Assemblywoman Millman will recognize young readers attending schools in the 52nd Assembly District who participated in the 2008 Summer Reading Challenge. The reading challenge encourages children to continue reading over summer vacation as studies show that this helps students perform better in school. Participating students receive a New York State Assembly Certificate of Merit and a special bookmark. Interested parents and students can get a Summer Reading Challenge form from Assemblywoman Millman’s office or at their school in late spring.

"As a former educator, I know how important it is for students to continue reading even when school is not in session," said Millman. "I am heartened to see the number of students that participate in the Reading Challenge and next summer I hope that even more students take part in this program."

Monthly Post Office Service Resumes in Carroll Gardens
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This fall Assemblywoman Millman will recognize young readers attending schools in the 52nd Assembly District who participated in the 2008 Summer Reading Challenge. The reading challenge encourages children to continue reading over summer vacation as studies show that this helps students perform better in school. Participating students receive a New York State Assembly Certificate of Merit and a special bookmark. Interested parents and students can get a Summer Reading Challenge form from Assemblywoman Millman’s office or at their school in late spring.

"As a former educator, I know how important it is for students to continue reading even when school is not in session," said Millman. "I am heartened to see the number of students that participate in the Reading Challenge and next summer I hope that even more students take part in this program."

WHAT: Limited Service Post Office
WHEN: First Friday of the Month, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
WHERE: The Eileen Dugan Senior Center, 380 Court Street (between President and Union Streets)

Office of Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman
341 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 246-4889
millmaj@assembly.state.ny.us