Transforming a Neighborhood While Connecting the People- 4:56
Tina Leone, CEO, Ballston BID
Posted Jan 29, 2018
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Elena Russo talks with Tina Leone, CEO, Ballston BID. They discuss the changing area of Ballston and The taste of Arlington in May of 2018.
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Elena Russo speaks with Cassandra Milosh from Team Ashburn Synchronized Skating. They discuss the mission of the team and how synchronized skating can help males and females aged 5-18 grow in character in a family focused environment.
Elena Russo talks with Lisa Spallitta, Executive Director for the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center. They discuss the organization and their mission to the community. They also talk about Comcast Cares Day event they will be participating in on April 21st at the Lake Waterford Park in Pasadena, MD. For more information on the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center, visit their website.
Elena Russo talks with April Nyman, Executive Director for the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. They discuss the organization and their mission to the community. They also discuss the 25th Anniversary of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. For more information on the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, visit their website.
Elena Russo talks with Tim McDonough, Chairman for the Board of Directors for the Hospice of the Chesapeake. They discuss the organization and their mission to the community. Also, they discuss the A Night on the Isle of Moorea Gala that will take place April 7th at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Hotel. For more information on the Gala and the Hospice of the Chesapeake, visit their website.
Elena Russo talks with Peter Smith, Council Member for the Anne Arundel County Council, District 1. They discuss the budget and school money for School safety in the County. For more information on Councilmember Smith, visit the Anne Arundel County Council website.
Elena Russo talks with Sara Pula, Chair for the Advisory Board of Directors for the Anne Arundel County Social Services. They discuss the 2nd Annual Champions for Children Run that will take place April 29th at the Quite Waters Park, in Annapolis, MD. For more information on the Run and the Anne Arundel County Social Services, visit their website.
Veterans Treatment Courts ensure that when our veterans return home and are struggling with the transition home and get into trouble with the law because of a mental-health disorder, a substance abuse disorder and/or trauma, they receive the structure, the treatment, and the mentoring they need to get their lives back on track.
One in five veterans has symptoms of a mental health disorder - or cognitive Impairment and research shows a link between combat-related mental illness and substance abuse. Left untreated, mental health disorders that are common among veterans, can directly lead to involvement in the criminal justice system. Actress Melissa Fitzgerald (The West Wing), Senior Director of Justice for Vets discusses an initiative that aims to transform the way veterans are handled in the criminal justice system. Visit Justice for Vets on the web, Facebook, or follow on Twitter.
Opioid, youth and jobs are priorities in Nashua
Nashua Mayor, Jim Donchess, discusses his top priorities for the city. Some of these priorities include education, public safety and infrastructure. The Mayor also discusses his economic development plan. The economic development plan includes rail service and workforce development. Like in many places across the nation, the opioid public health crisis in Nashua is a challenge and a top priority. Jim created the Mayor's Opioid Task Force. Another topic discussed during this interview is Nashua's youth. Youth is a common challenge in many towns and cities. The Mayor accepted My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge as one way to provide Nashua youth with more opportunities. We also learn about some of the exciting things happening in the downtown area.
Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess
Jim Donchess becomes Nashua New Hampshire's Mayor for a second time. After a 24 year hiatus. He was elected Mayor in 1984, and he served for 2 terms.
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A new report from Georgetown University analyzes public spending. Sonal Shah from the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University discusses ways to increase effectiveness while reducing cost. Visit the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation on the web at www.DriveImpact.org
According to the Identity Theft Resource center, nearly 700 data breaches were reported in 2014. Sally Greenberg of the National Consumers League addresses consumer protection and privacy. Visit the National Consumers League on the web at www.NCLnet.org