Gale Brewer’s Press Conference and GHC

Nck Garber from Patch.com covered the Times Square press conference held by Borough President Gale Brewer to address the distribution of opioid settlement funds by AG James.

GHC was at the press conference, standing with Gale Brewer, and hope that AG James will not simply pack programs in Harlem and East Harlem.

Also in attendance Sunday were leaders of the Greater Harlem Coalition, a neighborhood group pushing to reduce the number of opioid treatment centers in the neighborhood.

Shawn Hill, one of the coalition’s founders, said the group “wholeheartedly” supports Brewer’s proposals. Another leader, Joshua Clennon, told Patch that the group wants the city to expand the use of the addiction drug buprenorphine to lower-income patients and create a redistribution plan for methadone clinics to reduce Harlem’s “over-saturation.”

Below is the Borough President’s letter:

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