Staten Island Officers Rescue 7-Year-Old Girl with Severe Asthma

On December 4th, Police Officers Timofeeva and Drozd from the 120th Precinct rushed to a Staten Island home after receiving a 911 call about a 7-year-old girl having a severe asthma attack. When they arrived, the young girl was unconscious and unresponsive. Officer Drozd immediately began performing chest compressions as Officer Timofeeva coordinated with EMS over the radio.

Within two minutes, little Christina opened her eyes and took her first breath. Shortly after, Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene and transported her to Richmond University Hospital. After stopping by the hospital the next day to check on Christina, the officers saw her smile and  knew it was their Christmas miracle. Thanks to these officers quick life-saving actions, Christina will make a full recovery.

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Police Involved Shooting (Staten Island)

Remarks as delivered by Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill:

Tonight, we are reminded once again of the dangers our officers face every day as they work to keep New York City safe. Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea will share details in a moment. I’ll give you a little preliminary. Sunday night at approximately 9:50, uniform officers from the 120 Precinct responded to a call at a residence for a domestic dispute with an intoxicated person. This individual was brandishing a long blade, as our officers moved in to de-escalate the situation, repeatedly ordering the individual to drop the weapon, he made a move towards them. One of the officers deployed a Taser. The Taser did not stop the threat, and the officers had no choice but to then discharge their weapons, striking the individual. He is deceased. Also struck in the exchange was one of our officers. He is currently in stable condition receiving medical treatment here. The officer’s family and colleagues are with him here at the hospital. As I said, this incident is a stark reminder of the dangers and challenges our officers face in the line of duty. It’s also a testament to how their training and focus is to de-escalate violence. I wish to thank first responders as well as the doctors and staff at Staten Island University Hospital. Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea will discuss the event further.

Remarks as delivered by Chief of Detectives Dermot F. Shea: 

Good morning, everyone. Last night at about 2143 hours, uniformed members of the service assigned to the 120 precinct received a call for a disorderly male intox. The address of occurrence was 30 Bridge Court. A short time later two uniformed members of the 120 Precinct responded. They encountered a male at a side apartment, if you look at it, it’s a multi-dwelling, on the left hand side of this establishment is an alleyway. When they went down that alleyway, eventually they come to a door and they encounter a male armed with a 14-inch knife. We’ll get you pictures of the knife electronically. The knife consists of a 4-inch wooden handle with a 10-inch blade. When you look at the body cameras, and both officers were equipped with body cameras, and this all very preliminary at this point, you can see the male attempting to get past who we believe is his wife and coming at the officers.You hear multiple times, “shoot me, shoot me, shoot me.” During this encounter a Taser was deployed by at least one of the officers. We believe it struck the individual but unfortunately did not cause him to cease his attack. In the ensuing shots we have up to 10-to-12 shots, at this time it’s preliminary, that were fired with multiple striking the victim, causing his demise. Also in this exchange of gunfire we had one officer who was struck. He is stable in serious condition.

The knife recovered at the scene.
The knife recovered at the scene.

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Citywide Overall Crime Continues to Decline in November 2018


New York, New York –This November, New York City experienced fewer index crimes than in any previous November during the modern Compstat era, as overall crime since January continues to fall to historic lows compared to the same time in 2017. New York City achieved a reduction of 402 index crimes or -5.0% during November 2018, compared to the same period in 2017. Murders fell -25%, while burglaries fell -15.8%, and robberies fell -11.8%. Overall crime in 2018 is still currently projected to drop beneath what would become a new record-setting low of 97,000 total index crimes by the year’s end.

“In our ongoing mission to further reduce crime and keep all New Yorkers safe, the NYPD’s highly-effective, targeted approach toward the real drivers of violence and disorder continues to yield positive results. Increasingly, our efforts are supported by the full and willing partnership of our communities – which not only makes our city safer, it makes the people we serve feel safer too”, said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill.


“In 2014, my administration took a new approach to policing that brings officers and community together to heal historic wounds. And, month after month of record new lows proves that neighborhood policing coupled with targeted enforcement is a winning formula,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We will never stop working to make New York City safer and fairer for all.”


Key highlights from this month’s crime statistics:

  • Lowest November on record for index crimes. 402 fewer in November 2018 compared to November 2017.
  • Year-to-date, overall index crimes are down -1.5% from 2017.
  • Robberies, felony assaults, burglaries, grand larcenies, and grand larceny autos continue to be down year-to-date.
  • Lowest number of homicides (15) ever in a November.
  • First November ever with burglaries under 1,000.
  • Year-to-date, shootings are down -3.3% from 2017.

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NYPD Unveils New Unmanned Aircraft System Program

Queens, New York—Today the NYPD announced its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program, which will be comprised of newly acquired Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), or drones, and the licensed NYPD officers of the Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU) who will operate them. Whether it’s a search and rescue mission, an inaccessible crime scene, a hostage situation, or a hazardous material incident, this technology will undoubtedly help keep New Yorkers and officers safe. These devices will be deployed solely by licensed members of TARU who have gone through vigorous training.

The Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU) provides specialized investigative equipment and tactical support to all bureaus within the NYPD, from officers on patrol to the Emergency Service Unit (ESU). The unit’s expertise in audio/visual technology helps: enhance investigations through the recovery of surveillance video footage; record police action at large-scale demonstrations and arrest situations; and provide crucial live video to incident commanders during ongoing emergency situations.

“As the largest municipal police department in the United States, the NYPD must always be willing to leverage the benefits of new and always-improving technology,” said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill. “Our new UAS program is part of this evolution – it enables our highly-trained cops to be even more responsive to the people we serve, and to carry out the NYPD’s critical work in ways that are more effective, efficient, and safe for everyone.”

This cutting edge technology is another tool that the NYPD can deploy in select circumstances to help keep New Yorkers safe, and also enhance officer safety. The UAS program can help NYPD gather crucial information as situations unfold without putting officers at risk and lessen harm and danger to civilian bystanders and other involved parties.

Across the country there are more than 900 state and local police, fire and emergency units with UAVs. During the NYPD’s research and development stage, NYPD officials met with other police departments to learn about their programs. Additionally, the Department solicited feedback from City Council members and advocates.


Key facts about the NYPD UAS program

Types of UAVs:

UAVs on Hand Quantity Key Benefits
DJI Mavic Pro quadcopter 11 Quick deployable small drone for tactical operations
DJI M210 RTK quadcopter 2 Larger, weather resistant drone with 30x zoom camera and thermal imaging capabilities, 3d mapping, search & rescue
DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter 1 Used for training and testing purposes


Acceptable Uses Unacceptable Uses
 •Search & Rescue

•Collision & Crime Scene Documentation

•Evidence Search at Large/Inaccessible Locations

•HAZMAT Incidents

•Traffic & Pedestrian Monitoring at Large Events

•Assistance at Hostage/Barricaded Situations

•Other emergency situations with approval of Chief of Department

 •Routine Patrol

•Traffic Enforcement

•Immobilizing Vehicles or Suspects

•Never Used as a Weapon or Equipped with a Weapon

•Search without a warrant



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Emergency Service Unit Detectives Rescue Proposal

A story with a grate ending!

On a chilly Friday evening in Times Square a pair of English tourists, John & Daniella, had no idea that their trip to the Big Apple would make them overnight celebrities. John had planned a surprise proposal for his then-girlfriend, Daniella, on their trip to New York City. Things were going just as planned; a beautiful proposal in Central Park followed by a YES and sightseeing around the city that never sleeps. Unfortunately, while in Times Square things literally went south when the ring fell into a subway grate. Unsure how to retrieve the ring, John immediately flagged down a pair of Transit officers who in turn called the Emergency Service Unit (ESU).While the midnight ESU officers were unable to locate the ring, day tour ESU detectives decided to give it another shot. In the daylight, Detectives Bucchignano and Glacken recovered the engagement ring.

With no contact information for the couple, our NYPD detectives turned to social media for a fairy tale ending. Our first post on Twitter was a hit! This story went viral with nearly 30,000 retweets ranging from news outlets to celebrities locally and overseas. Everyone wanted to join in the hunt for this newly-engaged couple. Within a day, John and Daniella heard about the global manhunt and contacted the NYPD from across the pond. With the help of our detectives, the ring was returned along with a story to share for years to come!

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Births/Deaths Marriages

Charles Peterson, 95, December 10, 2018, West New York, New Jersey

Charles passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018.

Charles was a resident of West New York, New Jersey at the time of passing.

Charles also served in the Army Air Corp. from 1942-1946, working in the motor pool, in China, Burma, and India.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 16 th from 1 to 4 pm, with a service at 3:30 pm, at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ.

Martha Steinberg, 91, April 6, 1927 - December 11, 2018, Secaucus, New Jersey

Martha was born on April 6, 1927 and passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

Martha was a resident of Secaucus, New Jersey at the time of passing.

At the age of 16, she relocated to California and graduated high school.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 16, at the Glick Family Funeral Home in Boca Raton at 11:30AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the animal center of your choice.

John Seickendick, 86, February 21, 1932 - December 10, 2018, Hoboken, New Jersey

John was born on February 21, 1932 and passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018.

John was a resident of Hoboken, New Jersey at the time of passing.

Juanita Rolon, 91, April 15, 1927 - December 9, 2018, Jersey City, New Jersey

Juanita was born on April 15, 1927 and passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

Juanita was a resident of Jersey City, New Jersey at the time of passing.

Visitation for Juanita will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company, 3205 John F. Kennedy, Blvd. Jersey City, NJ 07306 (For GPS, it is best to use parking lot entrance address: 14 Stagg St., Jersey City). A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at...

Gloria Rosario Bernal, 81, November 4, 1937 - December 8, 2018, Astoria, New York

Gloria was born on November 4, 1937 and passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Gloria was a resident of Astoria, New York at the time of passing.

The viewing will be held on Friday, December 14th, from 2-4 & 6-8 PM, at The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 CRANBURY ROAD, EAST BRUNSWICK. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 15th, at 10:00 AM, at the funeral home.


6th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition

Date: December 11, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 6th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… exhibition featuring the delightful works of emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around.

Featured art includes the whimsical works of Bobbi Beck, Ner Beck, Howard Better, Trevon Blondet, Ernesto Camacho, Daniel Delvalle, Susan Kelsinger, Zoraida Nieves Michelle Pappas, Emilio Rodriguez, and RK Sahu. These artists capture the joy
and wonder of the holiday season for you and your family. For all ages

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

NYRR Open Run: Pelham Bay Park

Date: December 13, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Sweetgum Playground (in Pelham Bay Park)

School/Class News


Success At The 11th Annual First-Year Student Showcase


On December 6, John Jay held its 11th annual First-Year Student Showcase, highlighting the research and creativity of the freshman class. The showcase gave students—many of whom have never conducted research or presented in front of a large group—the opportunity to shine. More than 375 presentations covered a broad array of topics, from immigration and the opioid epidemic, to police brutality and medical insurance. After thanking the 73 faculty members, staff professionals, and student coaches that helped guide the first-year students through their research, President Karol V. Mason got the crowd going by calling out each of the groups heavily represented at the event—APPLE CorpsACEAdelanteEarly Start, and SEEK. “I’m excited to walk around and see all of your research,” said Mason. “And please walk around and learn from each other. That’s what we’re here for.” To find out more about the First-Year Student Showcase experience, we had the opportunity to interview two incredible students before and during the event.

Yi-Chen Wu

Yi-Chen Wu


“When we were presenting, our classmates were by our sides, so it was not as intimidating as we thought it would be.” —Yi-Chen Wu


Yi-Chen “Tina” Wu
Wu is an international student from Taiwan, majoring in Forensic Psychology and is in the Early Start Program. For her First-Year Student Showcase project, Wu and her team researched black police brutality victims with missing internal organs. Before the showcase the team reviewed lawsuit documents, autopsy reports, news broadcasts, and even popular films, like Get Out, to help understand the topic. “There was a case that we reviewed in class about Everett Palmer Jr. He was a 41-year-old veteran who died in custody,” said Wu. “The law enforcement agencies immediately concluded his death as a suicide. But what makes it suspicious is that his brain, heart, throat, and spine were missing. We looked into how surviving relatives can file federal civil rights lawsuits.”

Wu went on to explain that coming from Taiwan she wasn’t familiar with racism in America, but to give her research context, she researched discrimination against black Americans both currently and historically, specifically Dr. James Marion Sims’ medical experimentation on enslaved black women without anesthesia. “They justified their practices by saying that blacks are insensitive to pain and that they are subhuman,” said Wu. “In Get Out, they took away black people’s organs because they believed that blacks were physically supernatural.” Wu hopes that her presentation helps others become more aware of their rights when a deceased victim’s internal organs go missing, and she hopes to go back to Taiwan and help formerly incarcerated people transition back into society.

As for the experience presenting at the First-Year Student Showcase, Wu was happy to have teammates. “During the presentation, my group members helped each other out by picking up where you left off,” said Wu. “Luckily, when we were presenting, our classmates were by our sides, so it was not as intimidating as we thought it would be.”

Maral Artykova

Maral Artykova


“I learned to be patient and listen to my groupmates, which led to us having a great project and research.” — Maral Artykova


Maral Artykova
Artykova is an immigrant from Turkmenistan who moved to the United States when she was 15 years old. As members of the APPLE Corps program, Artykova and her team researched how litter affects the perception of criminality in a neighborhood for their First-Year Student Showcase project. Prior to the event, the team went to five different New York City neighborhoods, asking people questions about their quality of life and how it changed throughout the years. “We asked, ‘Have you seen littering in this neighborhood? What do you think about the litter in this neighborhood? Is it a big or small problem?’” said Artykova. “At the end, our whole analysis came to the conclusion that people who saw someone litter that day had a bigger perception of criminality in that neighborhood.”

Understanding the conclusions of her research, Artykova urged everyone not to create stereotypes about those that live in litter-filled neighborhoods. “We talked to the people in the neighborhoods that had a bunch of litter, and they were very nice and interested in this topic,” said Artykova. “It’s very wrong for us to assume that because there is litter in a neighborhood that it’s a dangerous place and no one should go there.” Artykova hopes that her presentation helps others become more aware of the labels people create based on initial perceptions.

“I am interested in breaking down stereotypes because I am an immigrant and I advocate for those who are wrongly accused of being bad people,” she said. “One of my solutions for this project was to look into the Department of Sanitation’s budget and see how we can allocate some money into cleaning up these neighborhoods and changing the stereotypes.” Using this presentation as a stepping stone, Artykova is looking forward to one day working in the Community Affairs Bureau of the NYPD where she can use her public speaking and people skills to improve communities.

Artykova was grateful for what she learned from the First-Year Student Showcase experience. “The showcase taught me patience. I was rushing because I wanted to get everything done quickly and my groupmates told me I had to be patient. They didn’t want to rush or jump to conclusions,” said Artykova. “I learned to be patient and listen to my groupmates, which led us to having a great project and research.”


More scenes from the event:

Students at First Year Student Showcase

Students at First Year Student Showcase

Students at First Year Student Showcase

President Karol Mason speaking at First Year Student Showcase

Students at First Year Student Showcase

Students at First Year Student Showcase

Students at First Year Student Showcase

Students at First Year Student Showcase

Students at First Year Student Showcase

Student at First Year Student Showcase

Baruch College’s MA in Corporate Communication Program Named a Finalist in PRWeek Awards 2019 Competition


Second straight year the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences degree program selected among the top five for the “Outstanding Education Program” of the year award

The Master of Arts in Corporate Communication program at Baruch College’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences is a finalist for a 2019 PRWeek Award in the category of “Outstanding Education Program.”

This represents the second consecutive year the MA in Corporate Communication program has been selected a finalist for the award by the leading industry magazine.

Baruch will compete against American University, Boston University, DePaul University, and Elon University for this category’s trophy at the 20th annual event on March 21, 2019 in New York City.

“In the U.S., there are over 180 graduate programs with a similar focus, and being recognized as among the top five for two years in a row underscores the value and quality of the program,” said Michael B. Goodman, PhD, Director of the MA in Corporate Communication program. “Our students, faculty, alumni, and professional advisors take full advantage of the mission of Baruch College and our location in Manhattan as the platform for the best practitioners in the profession.”

PRWeek’s “Outstanding Education Program” award recognizes achievements and innovations in the following areas: curriculum, faculty, enrollment, impact on the industry, and placement success. PRWeek said, “special attention will be paid to effectiveness in preparing students for long-term success.”

Graduates of Baruch’s MA in Corporate Communication program have successful careers in public and private companies, not-for-profits, government agencies, public relations firms, and as independent consultants. There are approximately 60 students enrolled in the program for the 2018-19 academic year.

A full list of the 2019 PRWeek awards finalists is available here.

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Baruch College among the “Top 25 Universities for Getting a Front-Office Job” at J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs

Ranking identifies top schools where the global investment firms recruit and those that best prepare graduates for client-facing positions

Baruch College has been ranked among the “Top 25 universities for getting a front-office job at J.P. Morgan” and the “Top 25 universities for getting a front-office job at Goldman Sachs” by eFinancialCareers, adding to the College’s growing roster of recognition for preparing students for career success.

In the two rankings, Baruch placed:

#5 for J.P. Morgan

#19 for Goldman Sachs

On both lists, Baruch College joins such prominent U.S. and U.K. schools as Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Chicago, Cornell University, University of Oxford, and University of Cambridge, among others.

“We are proud that our graduates are being hired by top financial firms,” said H. Fenwick Huss, Willem Kookyer Dean, Zicklin School of Business. “Zicklin’s business programs prepare our students to compete in the global business marketplace.”

The rankings are based on the total number of alumni from each school currently working at J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs, courtesy of LinkedIn, combined with employment data from an eFinancialCareers database that tracks the percentage of graduates from each school who work in front-office positions at the banks.


J.P. Morgan: “Big headliner is Manhattan’s Baruch College”

eFinancialCareers, a trade publication, reports that the highest ranked schools on the J.P. Morgan list “isn’t all that surprising,” with London School of Economics, New York University, Columbia University, and University of Pennsylvania occupying the first four spots.

“However, the big headliner is Manhattan’s Baruch College, which has been quietly feeding Wall Street for decades with its finance-heavy curriculum and its close proximity to Wall Street. More Baruch alumni currently work at J.P. Morgan than any other school, according to our research,” the publication said.


Goldman Sachs: “Four percent chance of receiving an offer”

The odds of landing a job at one of the world’s premier investment banks is daunting.

According to eFinancialCareers, individuals have about a four percent chance of receiving an offer if they apply for a role at Goldman Sachs. Additionally, the publication says if a job applicant did not attend an Ivy League school, their acceptance rate “drops precipitously.”


Starr Career Development Center

The eFinancialCareers rankings point to several factors that are hallmarks of Baruch, including: excellent academics, students known for being strivers, and a robust career center engaging with undergraduates the moment they step on campus, to Commencement, and beyond.

Baruch’s Starr Career Development Center offers a seemingly endless list of resources and support services, including skill development programs, internship and job search help, resume and interview workshops, and multiple career fairs.

Besides being student-focused, the career center cultivates relationships with prestigious and top-tier firms and organizations that open doors for students.

“Starr has helped broker a number of touch points for students to interact with recruiters and alumni from J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs,” said Ellen Stein, director of the Starr Career Development Center. “We have hosted the firms through various events on campus, and have encouraged students to attend.”

According to Stein, the Center has “a track record of Financial Leadership students obtaining internships and employment at top-tier investment firms. Alumni of this program, who are in front-office positions, come back to Baruch and participate on panels, conduct mock interviews, and network and mentor students.”

Stein added that, “Baruch alumni continue to clear the pathway for students to apply for these type of coveted positions.”

The Center’s executive summary report for 2017 reveals that over 1,100 employers hired Baruch students. Some of the top employers were JP Morgan, Ernst Young, Morgan Stanley, Deloitte, RSM, Citi, Bank of America, Moody’s, KPMG, and BNY Mellon.

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CCNY-Yale researchers make shape shifting cell breakthrough

Deformable particles like cells can fill complex geometries more efficiently than fixed shapes like circles. With the new deformable particle model introduced by Shattuck and O’Hern, researchers can also “simulate” deformable systems more efficiently and accurately.

A new computational model developed by researchers from The City College of New York and Yale gives a clearer picture of the structure and mechanics of soft, shape-changing cells that could provide a better understanding of cancerous tumor growth, wound healing, and embryonic development.

Mark D. Shattuck, professor of physics at City College’s Benjamin Levich Institute, and researchers at Yale developed the new efficient computational model. It allows simulated particles to realistically change shape while conserving volume during interactions with other particles. Their results appear in the latest edition of   “Physical Review Letters.”

Developing computer simulations of particles, such as sand grains and ball bearings, is straightforward because they do not readily change shape. Doing the same for cells and other deformable particles is more difficult, and the computational models researchers currently use do not accurately capture how soft particles deform.

The computational model developed by Shattuck and lead investigator from Yale, Corey O’Hern, tracks points on the surfaces of polygonal cells. Each surface point moves independently, in accordance with its surroundings and neighboring particles, allowing the shape of the particle to change. It is more computationally demanding than current simulations, but necessary to correctly model particle deformation.

“We now have an efficient accurate computational model to investigate how discrete, deformable particles pack,” Shattuck said. It also allows researchers to easily adjust cell-cell interactions, consider directed motion, and can be used for both 2D and 3D systems.

One unexpected result from the model shows that deformable particles must deviate from a sphere by more than 15% to completely fill a space.

“In our new model, if no external pressure is applied to the system, the particles are spherical,” O’Hern said. “As the pressure is increased, the particles deform, increasing the fraction of space that they occupy. When the particles completely fill the space, they will be 15% deformed. Whether it’s bubbles, droplets, or cells, it’s a universal result for soft, particle systems.”

Among other applications, this technology may give researchers a new tool to examine how cancerous tumors metastasize. “We can now create realistic models of the packing of cells in tumors using computer simulations, and ask important questions such as whether a cell in a tumor needs to change its shape to become more capable of motion and eventually leave the tumor.”

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Everything you need for Thursday's Rule 5 Draft

Every year, the Winter Meetings unofficially conclude with the Rule 5 Draft. It might not be the headline-grabber of a blockbuster trade or free-agent signing, but every year, teams do find talent via this avenue. And recent history shows that many of the players selected are coming to a big league stadium near you next season.

Everything you need for Thursday's Rule 5 Draft

Every year, the Winter Meetings unofficially conclude with the Rule 5 Draft. It might not be the headline-grabber of a blockbuster trade or free-agent signing, but every year, teams do find talent via this avenue. And recent history shows that many of the players selected are coming to a big league stadium near you next season.

Source: Mets front-runners to land Realmuto

Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen insists that even with those players he is pursuing most ardently, there is "a walkaway point" he will not cross -- a point in which a potential deal stops making sense for the Mets. He's just not there yet with J.T. Realmuto.

Mobile Medical Unit with Project Street Beat of Planned Parenthood of NYC

The mobile medical unit with provide health services, including: women’s health care, HIV testing, STI testing and treatment, birth control and emergency contraception, gynecological services, health services for substance users and those who engage in exchange sex.

Students Students will be referred to culturally-competent clinics and clinicians for medical issues that cannot be addressed at the mobile unit.

All services and medications are free to people who do not have insurance.

Thursday, December 13, 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Academic Complex 1 (on the Crown Street side of building)
1638 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

For more information contact the Office of Health Services at 718-270-6075 or visit 1637 Bedford Avenue, room S-217.

Wright advising Mets' brain trust at Meetings

David Wright has found a new role, at least temporarily, now that his playing days are done. Wright is at this year's Winter Meetings on the invitation of general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, who asked the longtime third baseman to attend as a sounding board for the front office.


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The Single Guy Blog

My New Dream Girl

Well it has been a while since I posted. I guess after finding out my dream girl was having a baby by another guy I just wasn’t in the mood to post. But I’m back folks! So I have a new dream girl. It is a bit of a long story so sit back,pour a cup of coffee and relax. So I have been stalking the Facebook page of the bar I use to work at-ya know how a single guys does when he has no life. I saw some pictures of a beautiful girl that bartends there. Blond hair,beautiful smile…just perfect. Of course I figured I would never have a chance with her-specially since she is about 20 years younger. But a guy can dream right? So a couple days ago I was looking around seekingarrangements to see if anyone new had signed up and who do I see? Yep that girl! We will call her…Tanya…So I figured hey send her a message who knows what might happen. She sent me a message back and we sent a few more messages back and forth. I gave her my number and SURPRISE she sends me a text! So we have been talking for a couple days now. She even says she likes older guys and not the young military guys that come into the bar where she works. We are planning on meeting this week. So we will see what happens…I have my fingers crossed and won’t be surprised if she disappears before we actually meet….but I might just actually have found my future wife-or she may just “ghost” on me like so many flakey girls do. Stay tuned..maybe the Single Guy won’t be single much longer!

My Dream Girl’s Baby Daddy Revealed

Well after a month of stalking my dream girl’s facebook page I finally found out who her baby daddy is. To get you up to speed I was shocked a while back to find out my dream girl was pregnant. I had never even seen her post anything about a man in her life. Well after a long wait she finally tagged her baby daddy to a post about the baby. I of course had to click on his name and check him out. And of course he is a low ranking military guy. Now don’t get me wrong I respect our military. But in this area most of the military guys are not the most upstanding people. And this guy is no different. So prediction-in a year or two my dream girl will be a single mother,left by her baby daddy when he got transfered or cheated on her with some other flavor of the week. But hey that is the life of a single guy-watching the hot girls fall for the cool guys that don’t deserve them and will treat them like crap.

My Dream Girl Is Pregnant

I was stalking around Facebook the other night checking out different posts by people like I do when I am bored. I checked out the Facebook page of a girl I have always had a huge crush on. This girl is beautiful. My total dream girl. What did I see? A post saying she was pregnant. That’s right my dream girl is pregnant. Now don’t get me wrong I always knew and know I would never have a chance with this girl. But what surprised me is that she never talks about a man in her life. She never posts pictures of her and a guy. And in fact I always thought maybe she was a lesbian because she always posted pictures of her and her hot model girlfriends. So now I am wondering who is the father? Is she dating someone and just not posting it? Even in the comments on her posts about being pregnant everyone just congratulates her. They never mention a boyfriend. Did she get pregnant by having a drunken one night stand? Did she intentionally get pregnant even though she says it was a surprise finding out she was pregnant? I mean no offense but there is so much birth control around if a girl gets pregnant she is either really stupid or wanted to get pregnant. And I have never considered this girl to be stupid. And who is the guy and what is he like? Is he some military guy from Fort Drum? Is he a professional? Is he unemployed? And does he ever know or care he is going to have a baby with this goddess? So many unanswered questions! One thing for sure,I will be checking out her page a lot to see if I can get an idea of exactly who this lucky guy is. This guy that knocked up my dream girl!

2017-And Still Single

Well we are almost a month into 2017-and I am still single. I wonder if Miss Right will find me this year. She seemed like she was in hiding during 2016. I mean I realize a lot of things happened in 2016 and she was probable busy. My Miss Right was probable busy helping Trump get elected President. Miss Right most likely was working with Obama to fight this Isis problem. Miss Right was obviously tied up helping my Cowboys win the NFC East. Oh and I am totally sure my Miss Right was completely taken up with helping to stop this whole Global Warming situation. But come on enough is enough….come on Miss Right…put all this dam community service aside and find me already!

Scam Girls

I never thought I would fall for it-but I did. You see there is a large group of girls on the internet that try to scam guys. They try to get them to send them money with the promises they want to meet but need some help to get by. I always have thought I was smart about all this. When I start talking to a girl off one of the dating websites I always try to look her up to make sure she is real. Well I started texting a girl yesterday off the Seekingarrangement website I have been on for about a year. We were texting back and forth. I searched her number on facebook and found her profile. Everything seemed legit. She said she wanted a long term arrangement with an older guy. We talked until about 5pm. Then she said she was trying to get money for her baby sitter and gas in the car and if I would send her some money. She even said she was sorry she was asking and would pay me back when she got paid next week. So I sent her $50 through Paypal. She said thank you so much. I said your welcome. And that was it. I texted her a few times after that and no response. I sent her a friend request on facebook and she blocked me. I had fallen for it. A scam girl had gotten me! The funny part about the whole thing is she could have gotten way more from me if she had kept talking to me and kept me going. I mean seriously $50 is not much,hell I spent more then that on lunch yesterday. But it’s just the point I got had. But you live and learn. But one thing is for sure-if your on seekingarrangement.com and start talking to a girl with lots of tatoos from Elmira Ny that calls herself Hannah,don’t send her money! You can thank me later for saving you money!

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Let’s be honest, even if you do get dressed up for thanksgiving, there’s a good chance you’re going to be changing into something a little bit, shall we say, roomier? Especially as the food coma sets in and all of the Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sales start going live.

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The holiday season is here, which has always been my favorite time of year! Time spent with family and friends, exchanging gifts, cooking food together, baking the day away and sharing in traditions that we do every year. I’ve spent a few Thanksgivings away from my family, and this year they’ll be on the east coast while we stay on the west coast, so it’ll be our first Thanksgiving in a new place, a long way away from what’s been our home for a long time.

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Health and Fitness Q+A

Health and Fitness Q+A

I’ve had a few questions about what I eat, what my workout routine is, and other things related to health, fitness and wellness, so I thought it was about time to do a Q&A roundup to answer some questions!

Topic: Ayurveda

“You said that you practice Ayurveda.

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I’ve been seeing so many different leopard print pieces lately, and I wanted to share my top picks that I’ve seen! It’s hit or miss with me when it comes to leopard. Sometimes I think it can look a little bit cheap and tacky if not done right, but other pieces are put together so well, between choosing the right colors, fabric, and design.

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As promised, here is part two of answering your beauty questions! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask in the comments section below, send me an email, or send me a direct message on Instagram!

What natural shampoo do you recommend? To be honest, I have yet to try a natural shampoo that actually works for me without making my hair feel like straw, but I have friends who use different brands, and they’ve recommended Calia Natural and Rahua which I haven’t tried yet but they say are amazing.

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From red and navy plaid, to emerald green velvet, black leather and hot pink corduroy, the options of pants to choose from are endless this season. As much as I love a great pair of jeans, I’ve been leaning more towards styling outfits with pants this fall. Sometimes it’s nice to take a breather from high-waisted […]

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Beauty Q&A: Part 1

  Last week I did an Instagram Story asking what your beauty questions were so that I could work on answering them through a Q&A on the blog, so this is Part 1 of answering your questions! Part 2 will be coming out next week on the blog, so stay tuned. Without further ado…  Beauty […]

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My Top 5 Favorite Free People Cardigans for Fall

It’s that time of year here where everyone, even here in California, are cozying up and looking for the best sweaters of the season. I’ve been loving wearing cardigans since they’re so easy to put on and take off depending […]

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Day Trip to Big Bear Lake, California

Outfit Details: Anthropologie Sweater, Anthropologie Scarf, Ralph Lauren Jeans, Nordstrom Booties (similar to ones I’m wearing) As much as I’ve been absolutely loving the sunshine and beautiful weather in California, I’m an east coast girl and always loved the seasons growing […]

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How To Dress for Fall in California

  Happy Thursday! I think I finally put together the perfect “Fall in California” look that’s been working for me trying to figure out how to dress here. It’s usually chilly in the morning, warm in the afternoon, and chilly […]

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War Is Coming

People don’t want to admit it but war is coming between the U.S. and North Korea. North Korea is getting close to having a long range Nuclear missile that can hit the U.S. Americans don’t have the stomach for war but they need to get it and fast. If North Korea is allowed to get a missile that can strike our home land the party is over. The war is not going to be pretty. Lots of people in South Korea will die and so will American soldiers. But war is the only way to stop the mad man in the North. The left wing Liberals,liberal media and lots of gutless Americans think that we can talk to the leader of North Korea to get him to stop his Nuclear and missle programs. But that just won’t work. The more we talk the more he keeps building. He now has a million man army. Now to be honest-again something the Liberal media will not tell you-a lot of those million soldiers in the North are just teenagers. When the real fighting starts a lot of that million is going to run home to mommie. Right now the boys think they are cool in a uniform fighting for their country,but when the bullets and bombs fly the coolness will end and they will drop their arms and run. But there will still be soldiers that fight. The war will start shortly with an air campaign. Once our bombings of the North start then North Korea will start bombing South Korea. Then China will get in as well as Japan. If we are lucky the Russians might sit this one out. They have no real interest in that area of the world and they know they have their hands full in Syria. The war will be short but bloody. And President Trump will carry the blame,when he is actually doing what Presidents before him should have done. They should have stopped North Korea long ago before they were strong enough to give us a battle. But yes America war is coming-so get ready for it!

Why Obama Care Didn’t Work

President Trump is now in the process of repealing and replacing Obama Care. Everyone knows Obama Care didn’t work,even if they do not want to admit it. What a lot of people don’t know is why it didn’t work. It is very simple-Obama Care didn’t work because to many people were forced to buy insurance. The insurance industry is a business,and as a business they need to make a profit. Insurance companies rely on more people having insurance then actually use it. But when Obama Care mandated that everyone had to buy insurance people instantly wanted to use the insurance they purchased. Before,when people didn’t have insurance if they got a cold they stayed in bed,had chicken soup and recovered in a few days. Now with people being forced to buy insurance you can bet as soon as they even got the sniffles they went to the doctor. Before Obama Care people bought insurance for emergencies. The people who had insurance knew that some day they would need it for a major illness,but did not use it for the slightest ailment. The new health care plan that has been introduced does not have a mandate. If they keep that then this new health care law should do fine.

Hollywood Is Out Of Touch

After watching and listing to some of the actors and actresses in the past week talk about President Trump I now know that Hollywood is out of touch with main stream America. Hollywood just can not deal with the fact that their views do not reflect American values. What is worst is Hollywood can not deal with losing the election. Clinton did in deed win the popular vote. But what people don’t want to admit is Clinton won that popular vote by winning NYC and the LA/Hollywood areas. A lot of people live in these areas but their values are not the values of main stream America. Clinton did not win the working voters in Michigan or the farmers in the Midwest. She did not win the Southern voters in the bible belt. Clinton did not win the retired population in Florida. The protesters this past week are showing this generations true colors. A generation that has always gotten a trophy even if they finished last. A generation that has always gotten their own way-from Gay rights to Womens equal rights. A generation that has been able to work less because the government will give them a hand out to make ends meet. Well Hollywood and NYC better buckle their seat belts because the next four years and beyond are going to be a very bumpy ride. President Trump is in the White House and main stream America has taken back their country!

President Trump In 7 More Days

Well its been a long road but in just 7 more days we will have a new President. The last year and a half has been up and down. For a while I actually had my doubts if Trump could do it. But he did! And it is pretty obvious Clinton supporters thought for a long time that she would be the next President. Hotels in the Washinton DC area reported a huge number of cancellations because Clinton supporters had already made reservations planning to come to see their candidate take the Oath of Office. Now most hotels are booked back up again with Trump supporters. To get a room in the Washington DC area next week it will cost over $1,000 a night. Who knows what the next four years will be like. Maybe Trump will be a great President and maybe he won’t. I am certain of one thing however,the liberal media is going crazy trying to figure out what happened. They still will not admit that they were out of touch with main stream America. The liberal media thought what they believed was what America believed. Trump hit a nerve with Americans. When I say Americans I am not talking about people in NYC or LA. Those people do not reflect true Americans. True Americans think the government has gotten out of control,that there is to much interference in our lives and special interest groups like the Gaye and Lesbian groups have gotten way to much attention over the past 8 years. America took their country back and next week their leader will take control of a country wanting and needing a change. God Bless President Trump and God Bless the USA!