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[Harlem News]
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer hosted a community roundtable in Harlem. Councilman Bill Perkins, Assemblywoman Inez Dickins and State Senator Brian Benjamin.
Photo: Susan Watts/Office of the New York City Comptroller

Today, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer hosted a community roundtable in Harlem. It was held at FCBC Fellowship Hall at First Corinthian Baptist Church, 1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard. 

The roundtable featured a mix of local residents, community-based organization representatives, and faith leaders. The roundtable discuss issues of community concern including: an oversaturation of drug treatment and opioid overdose treatment centers, an increase in gun violence, along with sanitation and quality of life issues.

The roundtable was an opportunity for Harlem residents to talk about issues of concern with their elected officials including Council Member Bill Perkins, Assemblywoman Inez Dickins, and State Senator Brian Benjamin.

Other issues raised by participants was improving the quality of education in local Harlem schools and introducing more arts and culture education programs at schools.

Comptroller Stringer listened to concerns of local residents and will be following up on these issues.

Following the roundtable, he visited Harlem Grown, an urban farm and greenhouse in the neighborhood working to grow fresh and healthy produce for local residents.

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