Klein, Benedetto & TNCAP Hold Heroin Town Hall

Assemblyman Benedetto (4th from l) and Senator Klein (4th from r) with Preston High School students on the panel (l-r) Maria Fata, Gianna Fragale, Olivia Walters, Daniala Hernandez, Kayana Batchelor and Laura DeFillipo.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

Senator Jeff Klein, Assemblyman Michael Benedetto and the Throggs Neck Community Action Partnership hosted a town hall addressing substance abuse on Wednesday, October 19 at Preston High School.

The evening’s panelists included representatives from the 45th Precinct, Community Board 10, Jacobi Medical Center, NYC Department of Health and Hygiene, NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services and SUNY Maritime College’s Health Services Department.

Community members were educated on treatment, prevention and recently enacted legislative measures addressing the heroin and opioid epidemic.

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