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“Operation 315” goes beyond the area code, continues after 33 arrests

“Large-scale dealers from urban areas of New York and New England were trafficking hard drugs ...
Drug arrests have been plentiful in St. Lawrence County, especially recently with the Ogdensburg Police Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit making five ...

Ogdensburg City Council sets minimum bid prices on four properties

OGDENSBURG – Ogdensburg City Council set minimum bid prices ...
Properties up for sale include a Hayward Street property at $5,750, Lafayette Street property at $13,250, a New York Avenue property at $8,520 and a Woodford Avenue property at $1,050.

Final four notes: Brookfield's Hughes enjoys Civic Center return

He worked the Woodlands-Ogdensburg Class B semifinal and the Shenendehowa-Mount ...
“Water-Mills” fans show their support Brian Adey, the associate head coach at New York Mills, liked what he saw “floating around Twitter” after Saturday night ...

The Leading Note: how Ottawa's classical sheet music store thrives in the digital age

And proximity to the U.S. border means the ability to reliably pick up international orders from Ogdensburg (New York state, in a small twist of irony), which is just an hour’s drive away. Shoppers have been able to browse the store’s inventory both in ...

Anne Jones Burton

She was also honored with the local Mary Foote Scholarship and a New York State Regents Scholarship ...
Tuberculosis Hospital in Queens and at the Mental Health Facility in Ogdensburg, NY. Other than those events, learning continued for two years in ...

All Saints Parish celebrating new pastor

A native of Batavia, he studied at Oswego State College before enrolling at Wadhams Hall Seminary College in Ogdensburg, earning a ...
before returning to New York to take a position as teacher at the New York State School for the Blind in Batavia, working ...

New pastor takes over at All Saints Parish

A graduate of Wadhams Hall Seminary College in Ogdensburg, Szczesny earned his bachelor’s degree ...
and he took on teaching assignments at the New York State School for the Blind in Batavia and later he worked at Maryvale Catholic Orphanage in Rosemead ...

Iona Prep's Matt Ryan Named New York's Mr. Basketball

CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Iona Prep senior Matt Ryan, a resident of Cortlandt Manor, was selected last week as Mr. New York Basketball by the Basketball ...
Kinnon LaRose of Ogdensburg Free Academy and Jordan Roland of Westhill. "An absolute dream come true.

Girls Class D semifinal: Panama vs. Heuvelton

New York State Sportswriters ranking ...
Skinny on Heuvelton: Heuvelton is in St. Lawrence County, about 6 miles southeast of Ogdensburg. The tiny village in the North Country has a population of around 700. Scouting report: Small town, lots of height ...

Priscilla H. Culverwell, 87, of Ogdensburg

After her retirement from teaching in New York City she tutored many students in the Ogdensburg area. Priscilla was known for her poetry writing and short stories. Online condolences may be made at www.fraryfuneralhome.com/ obituaries.

Ogdensburg man charged in crack sales, violates interim probation

controlled substance, all felonies. Police Narcotics Enforcement Unit detectives charged Mr. Peterkin, formerly of Brooklyn, with selling crack cocaine in the city on multiple dates. On March 10, …

Free Kindle Book and Meet Me in Person

I am taking a small break from my current series of blogs about creating illustrations and making movies. This is because of some big news, which has arisen this past week. First, until March 25 m…

Violent sex offender, Kenneth P. Fisher, 46, jailed for not filing Ogdensburg address; Also recently indicted on charges of selling Methamphetamine

CANTON — A Level 3 violent sex offender who recently was indicted on charges of selling methamphetamine in Ogdensburg has been jailed for not registering a change of address. St. Lawrence County sher…

The Beatles - The Ogdensburg Journal (NY) March 19th 1971

The Beatles  The Ogdensburg Journal (NY) March 19th 1971

The Beatles - The Ogdensburg Journal (NY) February 22nd 1971

The Beatles  The Ogdensburg Journal (NY) February 22nd 1971

The Beatles - The Ogdensburg Journal (NY) March 22nd 1971

The Beatles  The Ogdensburg Journal (NY) March 22nd 1971

The Beatles - The Ogdensburg Journal (NY) September 23rd 1979

The Beatles  The Ogdensburg Journal (NY) September 23rd 1979

Two NYS Cities Take Top Honors in Active Transportation Planning

Two New York communities brought home the highest rankings in the nation for their efforts to make our streets safer and more convenient for everyone who uses them. Ogdensburg and Troy were ranked by …

Two NYS Cities Take Top Honors in Active Transportation Planning

Two New York communities brought home the highest rankings in the nation for their efforts to make our streets safer and more convenient for everyone who uses them. Ogdensburg and Troy were ranked by …

Ringo Starr - The Ogdensburg Journal (NY) March 27th 1981

Ringo Starr  The Ogdensburg Journal (NY) March 27th 1981


Fighting against human trafficking in OGDENSBURG NEW YORK

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.



Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in OGDENSBURG NEW YORK

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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Giving Every Young Person in OGDENSBURG NEW YORK a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.



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