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N'Zinga Shani's Blog – November 2014 Archive (13)

Charter Schools Suspend More than Traditional Schools

The information in the blog below, starting with the topic: Charter Schools Suspend, etc., was taken in its entirety from an article written by James Vaznis in the Boston Globe, dated Nov. 19, 2014.  His email contact information is at the end of the post.  The article raises several salient questions for parents, education administrators and teachers.  Importantly, it requires us…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 28, 2014 at 8:22pm — 1 Comment

APATHY! Indifference? Racism? No One Called 911!

In the Nov. 21, 2014 New Haven Independent we read an article titled: No On Called 911.

“Help! Help!” Bret Bird screamed. A dozen or more bystanders could see him being attacked. They could hear him. The article began.  It is written by Paul Bass; the article is extensive, and as is often the case deals with many more issues than just a…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 24, 2014 at 11:38am — No Comments

Could the Newtown - Sandy Hook School Massacre Been Avoided?

The Office-of-the-Child-Advocate Makes Its Report, Nov. 21, 2014.

Agency Report: Schools Helped Lanza's Mom 'Appease' Him”

"The state Agency Report also provocatively asks whether a family that was not white or as affluent as the Lanzas would have been given the same leeway to manage treatment for their troubled child."  In…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 23, 2014 at 10:40pm — No Comments

MEDICARE ENROLLMENT UPDATE FOR 2015

Have you received a “Medicare & You 2015 Handbook?  It is the official US Government Medicare Handbook and provides clear guidelines to all aspects of Medicare health coverage.  If you have not received a copy, visit:

http://www.medicare.gov/medicare-and-you/medicare-and-you.html

It contains…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 20, 2014 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Health Insurance (ACA) Penalty for 2015 is $325 - Sign-UP!

The Sign-Up dates for 2015 ACA coverage are Nov. 15, 2014 through Feb. 15, 2015.

The Penalty for not having health insurance coverage in 2015 will be $325!

The Cost Penalty for not having health insurance coverage in 2014 was $95, or one percent of your taxable household income, whichever is greater.  In 2016 the penalty…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 14, 2014 at 11:09am — No Comments

How Are We Raising Children Today? What Are Our Objectives?

Activist, filmmaker and writer, Crystal Emery has written a very insightful and thought-provoking article in the New Haven Independent. It is an article we should all read.

In the NHI Article titled:  “Who Is Raising Our Children” Ms Emery wrote the following:

“Truth be told, if we are not around, there is no way of knowing what kind of unhealthy world view and moral code our kids…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 14, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Skilled Police Officers & Educators Critical In Communities

“She Hugged Her Son When She Got Home” is the title of a Nov. 7, 2014 article in the New Haven Independent. The article is honoring Sgt. Elisa Tuozzoli as Cop of The Week.  As is so often the case with articles written by Paul Bass-- this article is filled with the type of information that forces readers to think carefully and broadly.

In one story about a…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 10, 2014 at 2:45pm — No Comments

It’s Not Too Late to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes – Live Empowered

Nearly 29.1 million Americans have Diabetes; it is a serious and costly disease in which blood glucose (blood sugar) levels are above normal. Most people with diabetes have type 2, which used to be called adult-onset diabetes.   In years past type 2 diabetes was seen mostly in people over age 45.  Now in 2014 more young people, even children, have the disease because many are overweight or obeseMany…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 7, 2014 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Blacks, Latinos Make Up 54% of NHPD New Police Recruits

With Blacks being 33 percent, and Hispanics/Latinos being 27 percent (for a total of 60 percent) of New Haven residents, it is only logical that the NHPD new police officers should look more like the residents.  The class of 37 new police recruits will start their training on Nov. 10, 2014. This is one leg of an extensive hurdle for the NHPD —finding Black and Latino officers. With this…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 5, 2014 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Affordable Care -Open Enrollment #2: Nov. 15 – Dec. 31, 2014

The first open enrollment period was challenging for assisters and consumers. The next open enrollment period will bring new challenges; however, the process will be less complicated if people seek help in getting enrolled in a timely manner, and have with them the required information. There are 5 million more individuals to be enrolled, plus re-enrolling millions. We have only seven weeks in this enrollment…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 5, 2014 at 3:44am — No Comments

New Haven Healthy Chat - Nov. 10, 6-7:30pm - Ives Library

HELP IS HERE - Sign up for the ACA…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 3, 2014 at 10:37pm — No Comments

ACA Provides Public Access to Key Health Industry Information

Under Obamacare (ACA), the Public Now Has Access to Important Medical Industry Data.   

How much is the health industry paying your doctor?  Why is this important?

What prescriptions do you get?…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 3, 2014 at 1:46am — No Comments

November Is Lung Cancer Awareness Month - The BIG Picture

 November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Lung Cancer is the top cause of cancer deaths in both men and women.  Today, smoking causes nearly 9 out of 10 lung cancer deaths, while radon gas, pollution, and other chemicals play a smaller role.  See a Visual Guide to  Lung Cancer here:…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 1, 2014 at 12:28am — No Comments

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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Dave Matthews Band to Broadcast Benefit Concert for LISC Small Business Fund

All donations made during the full live performance broadcast tonight at 8 p.m. will got to LISC's rapid relief fund for small businesses in communities hit hardest by the Covid-19 crisis.

Housing Is Healthcare

In an op-ed for the Providence Journal, LISC Rhode Island executive director Jeanne Cola lays out the imperative of ramping up funding for affordable housing in the wake of Covid-19 and tackling the systemic problems that created the affordability crisis in the first place. The pandemic's economic fallout is leaving more people than ever vulnerable to homelessness, and the time to prevent more housing instability is now.

Five Questions with Jeanne Cola

Jeanne Cola, executive director of LISC Rhode Island, offers a succinct primer on what LISC is doing, and will do, to help communities survive the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. "Community is an interwoven tapestry of workforce development, education, health and housing," says Cola in a Q&A with Providence Business Network. The challenge, she explains, is to shore up the capital and political will to keep all those strands, especially housing, in tact, and make them stronger.

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