Dime Community Bank hosts Homebuyers Expo
at (718) 597-5300 and ESantino@dime.
*Subject to Dime approval
**Must have a Dime account established
within two weeks of receiving the
mortgage commitment letter. Auto pay
must be established from the Dime account
to pay the mortgage. This offer is
not available on FHA loans or Jumbo
Fixed Rate Loans.
Offer available until 12/31/19. Dime
reserves the right to cancel or modify
this offer at any time without notice.
S. Helena Parish celebrates Claudette Colvin Day
On Saturday, March 2, a celebration
honoring Claudette Colvin, an icon
of the American Civil Rights Movement,
will occur at St. Helena Catholic
Church, 1315 Olmstead Avenue.
Several distinguished speakers
and public offi cials will be in attendance
as well as representatives from
Interfaith communities, the United
Nations, and African Union affi liations.
The event will be held from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m. at St. Helena’s. Following a
networking session, ceremonies will
begin promptly at noon. Colvin, who
has lived in Parkchester since 1957,
will be in attendance.
On March 2, 1955, the American
Civil Rights Movement was accelerated
through the singular act of a
courageous 15-year old girl. Colvin
was the fi rst person to stand up for
her Constitutional Rights and not
give up her seat to a white person on
a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. This
happened months before Rosa Parks,
whose arrest on December 1 is widely
taught in schools worldwide.
It was Colvin’s actions that changed
the status quo, that grabbed the attention
of the NAACP in Alabama, and
that kickstarted the timeline that followed.
Colvin is historically credited with
acted an enduring Proclamation commemorating
every March 2 as Claudette
Colvin Day in the City of New
Assemblyman Jose Rivera has
written and is one of many strong supporters
of a Resolution to henceforth
make March 2 Claudette Colvin Day
in the State of New York.
The actions of Colvin are gaining
fresh attention and relevance globally
as they are now integrally tied to an
initiative to accelerate peace education
in the African Union, a program
that has the potential to directly affect
one-third of the population of the
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‘accelerating the change in the plight
of colored people’ and it was her lawsuit,
Browder v. Gayle, that went up to
the Supreme Court and changed the
To be clear, ‘accelerating the
change’ means that Colvin literally
In 1957, unable to get a job and
branded a troublemaker, Colvin
moved to Parkchester, where she still
lives today. In 2009, she retired from
her career as a nurse’s aide and has
recently limited her public appearances
due to some health-related issues.
In 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio en-
BY DIME COMMUNITY BANK
Dime Community Bank will host
the Dime Homebuyers Expo on Saturday,
March 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at
Dime Community Bank - Soundview
Branch, located at 1931 Turnbull Avenue.
A Free Homebuyer Workshops:
will include fi ve things you need to
know before buying a co-op by real
estate attorney S. Borghei-Razavi,
Esq., Razavi Legal p.c.
First-time homebuyer guidance
will be provided by Neighborhood
Services of New York City.
Meet Dime’s expert home loan tam.
Learn everything you need to know to
help you get from application to closing.
• Get a pre-approval on your home
• Get $500 credit toward your closing**.
• Pre-register to be entered in raffl
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call Eunice
Santino, Soundview Branch manager,