Thursday, November 28, 2019

ButterMEssentials Honored At 2019 Caribbean Impact Awards

Husband And Wife Co-Owners Win 2019 Caribbean Life Awards For Their ButterMEssentials Brand

2019 Caribbean Life Impact Awards Honorees

New York, New York - Brooklyn-based ButterMEssentials honored at Caribbean Life Impact Awards on November 14, 2019 at Paradise Catering Hall in Brooklyn. ButterMEssentials recently opened its first physical location in Brooklyn at 688 Nostrand Ave. Unit 1, Brooklyn, New York 11221. City Councilman Robert Cornegy, Jr. presided over ButterMEssentials Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Brooklyn.

“The opening of the first physical location of ButterMEssentials will open the floodgates for the company’s consumers to directly experience a quality shopping experience on par with other national and international brands of the market which deal with hair, bath and body product for women, men and children. The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. was honored to provide ButterMEssentials a citation on the occasion of their grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting in Brooklyn.”   Phil Andrews, President – Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

NYC's Supervised Release Program Doesn't Put People Without Bail Money In Jail

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City Council Dedicates $7 Million to Expand Supervised Release Program in Response to State Bail Reforms

New York, NY – In anticipation of new State bail reform measures, New York City will launch an expansion of its successful Supervised Release program as a proven alternative judges will be able to assign in lieu of bail. As part of the commitment made to justice reform during the passage of the borough-based jail plan, the City Council will dedicate $7 million more in additional funding for the program.

Given the law’s new restrictions on who and when courts will be allowed to impose cash bail or remand defendants to jail, Supervised Release provides a much-needed alternative, with a proven track record of getting the vast majority of participants back to court. Community-based and supportive in design, the expansion of this successful pretrial system aims to continue to make New York City the safest big city in the nation.

Supervised release has been an incredibly successful tool, which is why I am thrilled to see this expansion. Giving opportunities to pretrial defendants is a critical part of our overall efforts to reform a system in a way that prioritizes rehabilitation, which is our ultimate goal,” said Council Speaker Corey Johnson.