Three cheers for Josh Nachowitz!

Birthday girl Esther Schatzman (center) surrounded by (from left), Sid, Lance, Craig, Liza, and great grandchildren Lily, Ethan, Ross, Jeffrey and Joshua.

Borough Wide

Three cheers for Josh Nachowitz. The Borough’s son is the new VP at the Brooklyn Public Library, working with the Government Affairs team. This position is perfect for our pal Josh, like his other job as AVP for New York City Economic Development Corp, where he managed relationships with elected officials, community boards and community leaders. At the library, he’ll be the critical link between the library and many of the same characters — only he’ll be adding advocacy and budget negotiations to the list. Standing O says “Bienvenue.”

Dyker Beach

Little heroes

The Francesco Loccisano Memorial Foundation will celebrate children and teens who demonstrate outstanding qualities and values toward bettering the lives of others in their community at an inaugural ceremony on March 24 in Dyker Beach. Chairman Richard Rizzuto is encouraging members of the community to nominate children and teens to become one of Frankie’s Heroes. Nominees should be engaged in a generous and selfless act that has made a significant difference in the life of another person, and demonstrate resilience and courage during a difficult challenge. Come on, everybody, if you know of a child who fits the bill contact Richard at (917) 560-8503. You can also send a detailed paragraph to info@frankiesmission.org explaining why your nominee deserves the honor. Include the name, school, grade and age of the child as well as your own name, phone number and relationship to your nominee.

Boerum Hill

Do we have an app for you!

Nurse Net is the little app that offers big improvements. The app provides three interactive tools that every nurse just can’t live without. Created by RN Robert Freeman, a nurse at the Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, (it’s that other borough, but his heart is here), and funded with his winnings from the 2011 Novice Nurse of the Year award, the program is a News Reader, which presents the latest articles sorted by speciality — an easy way for nurses to keep up on current trends; an Abbreviation Assistant with more than 10,000 medical abbreviations; and a Credentialer, which is a comprehensive list of nursing credentials and their associated initials. The best news is, it’s also free! According to our do-gooding, generous angel of mercy, “I wanted the app to be free because if you charge even a dollar for an app, fewer people are going to use it. Besides, student nurses are already saddled with tuition and textbook expenses.” Robbie should know, he’s a 2009 graduate of the Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing.

Nurse Net is available on the iTunes app store, completely free, and is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch systems.

Josh Nachowitz is the new vice president for the Government Affairs team at the Brooklyn Public Library.


Blow out the candles

They say it’s your birthday! Esther Schatzman just celebrated the big 100 on Feb. 1 with her whole family. Esther married Samuel way back when, and the pair settled in Bensonhurst when there wasn’t much there but farms. They raised two sons, Irwin and Sidney. This past week, son Sid along with his two sons, Lance and Craig, daughter-in-law, Craig’s wife Liza and their little ones, twins Lily and Ethan, Ross and Jeffrey helped blow out the candles on the cake.

Esther is one of the longest-living residents at the Sephardic Home care facility.

Standing O says “Many more, Esther.”

Sephardic Home [2266 Cropsey Ave. between Bay 32nd Street and 23rd Avenue in Bensonhurst, (718) 266-6100].

Robert “Robbie” Freeman, RN, has created the Nurse Net app.

Reach reporter Joanna DelBuono at jdelbuono@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2523.

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