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TranspareNYC Wants Community Panelists

Do you want to get involved in the NYC budget process? TranspareNYC is looking for community panelists to help decide where 1 million dollars in community grants will go. Last year, $907,798 was awarded to 167 organizations, including 36 new programs. The Manhattan Borough President's office is specifically looking for people who display knowledge in Senior Services, Education, Urban Health Initiatives,

Re-entry and Correctional Systems, and Parks and Recreation. Those interested can visit, and the recruitment drive for prospective panelists ends on March 29th. Questions about the program can be directed to Linda Felstein at (212) 669-4814 or [](

New York-Presbyterian Cancer Study

The American Cancer society is soon to begin its Cancer Prevention Study-3, which will help researchers better understand the factors that cause or prevent cancer. These studies have confirmed the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, and also the impact of air pollution on the heart and lungs. For residents of East Midtown that would like to get involved, New York-Presbyterian is available as a local registration site.

Dumpling Rally

Sen. Daniel Squadron joins a group of hungry participants for last weekend's Dumpling Rally in Chinatown. On Saturday, March 2, dozens of locals came out to the start of the food run at the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory at 65 Bayard Street and traveled through the neighborhood visiting various dumpling houses.

Senator Squadron worked with Rally Downtown to plan the event, which aimed to bring visitors and attention to Chinatown's small businesses that are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy.

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