Events for November 15, 2006

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The Transportation Committee holds a hearing on efforts to improve traffic and transit options for Staten Islanders at the College of Staten Island.

The Assembly holds a hearing on the Department of Building’s regulation of construction and development at 250 Broadway.

The New York State Bar Association President testifies at another Assembly hearing on the State judicial selection process at the New York County Lawyers Association.

Commissioner Thomas Frieden will discuss regulating trans fat at Crain’s NY Business Breakfast Forum at the Waldorf.

The Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University hosts “Africa Forum: The problem of HIV/AIDS in Africa and in New York City.”

Rite Aid workers, also members of SEIU 1199, fight the reduction or elimination of health care benefits in contract negotiations by bringing their story to the Stock Exchange to speak with shareholders. (Update: this event was cancelled as Rite Aid and 1199 reached a tentative contract agreement early this morning.)

The Directors of the New York State Urban Development Corporation meet at Empire State Development Corporation headquarters.

John Liu and Assembly Member-elect Ellen Young speak at a conference on domestic violence at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Flushing.

Eli Yishai, the Deputy Prime Minister of Israel, visits the Kosherfest trade show at the Javits Center.

Joel Klein discusses student cyber safety and announces McGruff’s Junior CyberGuards’ Program at the Grand Street Settlement.

Bill Clinton and Vaclav Havel discuss “Challenges of New Democracies” at Columbia University.

The National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission holds a hearing on issues confronting national and regional transportation systems at MTA headquarters.

The New York City Coalition Against Hunger honors Betsy Gotbaum at the Time Warner Center.

The League of Humane Voters of New York City celebrates their 5th anniversary at the Theater for the New City.

—Nicole Brydson