City of Newburgh

Newburgh resident battles leukemia

By Dae Vitale
Posted 6/2/22

Greetings from River City. Very special happy birthday greetings to our beloved Jenn, who celebrates her candles and cake day on June 8.  No daughter-in-law could be dearer than you, Jenn, who …

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Newburgh resident battles leukemia


Greetings from River City. Very special happy birthday greetings to our beloved Jenn, who celebrates her candles and cake day on June 8.  No daughter-in-law could be dearer than you, Jenn, who is as a beloved daughter. May God grant you every blessing now and through all the days of your life. Happy birthday, dearest Jenn.   

Gift of Life Marrow Registry will host a donor recruitment drive for Rose Bradwell, at the Newburgh Illuminated festival. Rose is a 46-year-old wife and mother of three daughters who is battling leukemia and in urgent need of a blood stem cell or bone marrow transplant in order to survive.

The recruitment event will be held at Newburgh Illuminated on Saturday, June 4, from noon to 6 p.m.

Bradwell was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in December 2020. She doesn’t have a matching donor in her family, causing her to turn to the community for support. Bradwell is of Haitian descent and her best chance of finding a match is with someone of similar ancestry. Her family is working with Gift of Life to encourage the Haitian community, in particular, to join in the effort to save her life.
To join the Gift of Life registry, donors simply swab the inside of their cheeks and complete a registration questionnaire. 18 to 35-year-olds who are in good health (the ideal demographic for successful transplants) are especially urged to attend and join.

Those unable to attend in person can request a swab kit to be delivered at home by visiting To hold a donor recruitment drive, email Traci Ackerman at
Mount Saint Mary College Athletics will once again be offering their popular spring/summer sports camps for kids during July and August. Offerings will include baseball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, and swimming, all run by the Mount’s athletic coaches. Full day camps provide lunch in The View dining hall on campus. A deposit of $50 is due with registration. To learn more or to register, visit  
Safe Harbors VirtuaL 5K from June 17-26.  Run • Walk • Hike • Stroll, Anywhere/Anytime: Run, walk or stroll our 5K! Participate anytime, anywhere (even on your treadmill!) with our race app that will track your time, chart your progress on the leaderboard and encourage you along the way!  

Competitive racers, casual joggers or smell the roses walkers are all welcome! Get your friends, family and colleagues to join you, participating virtually together makes it more fun, and raises more funds for Safe Harbors! Register Today! kids participate FREE! Race to Support Equitable Access to Affordable Housing, Visual and Performing Arts, Green Space, Community Engagement, and Downtown Revitalization.  

All proceeds support Safe Harbors mission of transforming lives and building community through housing and the arts.  We look forward to seeing you at the virtual finish line! If you have any questions, contact June Henley at  

From the City: The Regional Economic Development Councils Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process for 2022 is open and accepting applications! This year’s core funding includes $225 million in grants and tax credits, to fund high value regional priority projects, as well as additional funding from state agencies available to support community revitalization and business growth consistent with the existing REDC plans through the CFA process.   

The City of Newburgh is available to coordinate resolutions of support from the City of Newburgh City Council for community groups or organizations. Applicants requesting a resolution of support for their 2022 Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) must submit their request via e-mail to Omar Balbuena-Palma at by June 24, 2022.  

The deadline to request a CFA resolution of support by the City of Newburgh City Council is as follows: Friday, June 24, for inclusion on the July 7 City Council Work Session, July 11 City Council Meeting.  
It is important to note that not all programs require a formal resolution, so please be sure to review your identified funding source carefully prior to submitting a request for a resolution of support.  

As a reminder, the City of Newburgh holds only one City Council meeting in July. For additional information, contact City of Newburgh Director of Planning and Development, Alexandra Church, at (845) 569-9400. 
From PetSmart: After 28 years, thanks for your support, PetSmart charities is celebrating their 10 million adoption! “With 5 million pets entering shelters each year we can’t stop there. Join us to help make a difference to millions more.”  156 old Little Britain Rd., Newburgh NY 12550 (845) 561-0250. 

“We become what we love, and whom we love shapes what we become.” Saint Clare of Assisi. May we be wise in what we choose to love, and clear-headed in whom we choose to love. As always, I close with my prayers for God’s blessings on your heads, my dears.   


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