Information Session to be Held on the Child Victims Act


On Thursday, Rev. Marc Rivera of Primitive Christian Church is hosting an information session on New York’s new Child Victims Act. Child welfare advocates, clinicians and sexual abuse prevention experts will be there to discuss how survivors of child sexual abuse may seek justice. The event takes place at the church, 209 East Broadway from 2-3 p.m. See the flyers for RSVP info.

The passage of the law means that beginning Aug. 14, victims of sexual abuse have one year to file suit.

Courageous Conversations NYS Child Victims Act

Back to School Festival on East Broadway Today


With any luck, there will be a break in the rain this afternoon for a “Back to School” Festival on East Broadway.

The event is sponsored by The Primitive Christian Church and the non-profit group Vision Urbana. There will be a backpack giveaway,  activities for the kids, food and entertainment, plus community resources.

The festival takes place on East Broadway between Clinton and Jefferson streets, 4-8 p.m.

Silver, Squadron, Chin Attend Seward Park Info Fair

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On a cold and rainy evening, the Lower East Side's key political leaders and representatives from many of the neighborhood's non-profit organizations descended on a meeting room at the Seward Park Co-op last night for a neighborhood information fair. 

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, State Senator Daniel Squadron and Margaret Chin, the Democratic nominee for City Council, all made appearances at the event, sponsored by the Seward Park Co-op, but open to the public.