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Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis has taken a number of actions this past week and New Yorkers should take a moment and update you on .
While the state of New York is building out a plan to reopen, it is important that we establish a timeline to resume elective surgeries as soon as safely possible. New Yorkers with cancer, cardiovascular illnesses, kidney issues, glaucoma and other ailments are suffering as they wait for surgeries to resume. Ms Malliotakis expressed to Governor Cuomo that delaying them any further than necessary will have not only an impact on patients’ physical health but their financial health too if their delayed recovery prevents them from returning to work.
As we look to the future and strategize a plan to safely reopen our economy, Ms Malliotakis asked Governor Cuomo to reconsider sectors that can reopen in May beginning with work performed outdoors such as construction, home improvement, pool installation and maintenance, and landscaping. With the proper precautions, there is no reason why this work cannot resume statewide.
Also, just a reminder--The Small Business Administration resumed accepting PPP loan applications yesterday. the assemblywoman encourages those seeking assistance to file your application as soon as possible.
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While many of us are trying to get our lives and businesses back on track, it is important to remember that this virus continues to impact many, especially our most vulnerable. This past week, the Assemblywoman's team delivered groceries to senior citizens.
And, after much advocacy to provide nursing homes with more protective equipment and supplies, the City delivered nearly 10 million pieces of PPE to nursing homes throughout the boroughs and plans to increase its weekly shipment by 50%.
The assemblywoman and her team have tried to help in the interim and will continue to do so. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please don’t hesitate to ask.
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Chrysanthos Petsilas, former Director of the Greek Tourism Office in New York, passed away suddenly at the age of 73, spreading grief in the Greek-American community, where he was beloved.
According to the National Herald Chrysanthos Petsilas, was found dead on Sunday morning in his bed, with no immediate indication of the cause of death, and had not complained of any discomfort or other health concerns.
“Chrysanthos was found dead in his bed. We didn’t know he had anything. In fact, he had been tested a week and a half ago and it turned out very well. I don’t know if it is from the coronary artery or something else, because a medical examiner has not been able to make the determination,” said his brother Ioannis Petsilas to the National Herald.
Chrysanthos Petsilas was born in 1947 in Athens and immigrated to United States at the age of 29. He studied communications at New York University. According to his brother, he worked at various jobs in New York, until he served in the Greek Press Office, but also in the Greek Tourism Office in New York, where, a few years later, he was promoted to the managerial position.
In recent years, he had been involved in acting, starring in serials, movies, and plays, including some created by the Greek Diaspora, such as Goodnight Margarita produced by Phyto Stratis. He became a topic of discussion around the world when he played, with great composure and persuasion, a man who married a 12-year-old in 2016 in a videotaped social experiment in Times Square, bring awareness of the countries that allow the exploitation of minors.
“He was a man full of life. A man of courage, who faced with great patience and vigor the cancer with which he was diagnosed six years ago, managing to emerge victorious there as well. He never bargained in his life. He always showed strength in what he undertook,” said Ioannis Petsilas.
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