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Jessie Streich-Kest was a kind, optimistic, determined, and hard-working young teacher who lost her life in a tragic accident during Superstorm Sandy.
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Nice piece from our neighborhood blog.

A year ago today, Hurricane Sandy had ruined homes, trees, and cars in Ditmas Park–and [...]
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On this sad anniversary, Jessie's love poem/ video tribute to our ever-changing Ditmas Park/Cortelyou Road neighborhood. We miss and love you, Jessie.

written & directed by Jessie Streich-Kest. edited by Jessie Streich-Kest & David Dubuc.
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Jessie's father Jon died earlier tonight after a battle with cancer.

New Hampshire sharing our loss.

The son of New Hampshire Bar Association President Lawrence Vogelman was killed in Brooklyn during Hurricane Sandy.
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In case you haven't seen these tributes and condolences.

Sign and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | STREICH-KEST--Jessie. Family and friends mourn the sudden death of our beloved Jessie Streich-Kest, who died Monday evening October 29 during Hurricane Sandy. Jessie was daughter to Fran Streich and
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A reminder of all we appreciated about Jessie. "She expected and often demanded the best of people, especially the adults in her life. She wouldn’t allow any of them to let her down—she wouldn’t give you the chance, and in fact, you didn’t want to. I knew I was in the presence of greatness when I was with Jessie, near to the best that is humanity, near the force and spirit that was able to bring out the best in me and others. Life without Jessie is an immense,unspeakable loss, yet what we have lost I see and feel reflected and alive and vibrant in the people whose lives she touched."

Edward R. Murrow High School Brooklyn, NY - Jessie Streich-Kest, who graduated from Murrow in 2006, was tragically killed along with her friend Jacob Vogelman in Hurricane Sandy. Jessie typified the ideal Murrow student as she enthusiastically participated in We The People and Senior AP Seminar Engl...
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Jessie's family and friends are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support and contributions that so many have made already in remembrance of Jessie. A total of over $25,000 has been raised for the Sean Casey Animal Rescue organization through donations made on this page, our Facebook page and by mail, and will be sent to them soon.

From now on, however, the family would like to have any additional contributions in Jessie's honor directed to the Jessie Streich-Kest Schola...rship fund which has been established by her colleagues at the Bushwick School for Social Justice, where Jessie started her career as a 10th grade Special Ed teacher just this past September. You can continue to donate here or send checks to the address below, but from November 9th on, all the funds raised will go to the scholarship fund.

Here is what the school wrote in describing the establishment of the scholarship fund, which will go to assist a deserving senior each year:

"Jessie Streich-Kest was a kind, optimistic, determined, and hard working young teacher who lost her life in a tragic accident during Hurricane Sandy. She was a tireless advocate for her students and worked long hours to ensure that their academic and emotional needs were met. Jessie's work at BSSJ was only a small part of the impact she had on the world. She touched many lives with her advocacy for animal rights and social justice. Jessie was a fierce warrior for fairness, equality and positive change. Her short time at BSSJ proved to all around her how much of an impact one person can make.

"Her deep impact on the BSSJ community will endure, and her presence is greatly missed.

"This scholarship goes to the student who most exemplifies the spirit of Jessie Streich-Kest in their perseverance, kindness towards others, and deep commitment to justice."

For those who wish to send contributions by mail, make out checks to:

Bushwick School for Social Justice
The memo line on the check should read: Jessie Streich-Kest Scholarship Fund
Checks should be sent to:

The Jessie Streich-Kest Fund
c/o Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
241 Water St
NY, NY 10038

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Max on ABC News, looking much better.

Video on msnbc.com: As Hurricane Sandy approached the eastern seaboard, Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned evacuating residents to take their pets. Some didn’t heed his call, resulting in the rescue of thousands of animals after the storm. NBC’s Jill Rappaport reports.
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"Jake was a positive and upbeat student," says Kip Marsh, chair of the Department of Theater. "He always had a smile on his face and enjoyed his studies and Bro...oklyn College."

"He brought people together," says Mary Beth Easley, one of Vogelman's theater professors. "He was willing to show and teach others. Everybody knew him."

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Jessie's family and friends are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support and contributions that so many have made already in remembrance of Jessie. A total of over $20,000 has been raised for the Sean Casey Animal Rescue organization, and will be sent to them soon.

From now on, however, the family would like to
have any additional contributions in Jessie's honor directed to the Jessie Streich-Kest Scholarship fund which has been established by her colleagues at the Bush...wick School for Social Justice, where Jessie started her career as a 10th grade Special Ed teacher just this past September. You can continue to donate via Facebook at the DONATE TO THE JESSIE STREICH-KEST FUND page. Updated information on where and how to donate by check will be available shortly.

Here is what the school wrote in describing the establishment of the scholarship fund, which will go to assist a deserving senior each year:

"Jessie Streich-Kest was a kind, optimistic, determined, and hard working young teacher who lost her life in a tragic accident during Hurricane Sandy. She was a tireless advocate for her students and worked long hours to ensure that their academic and emotional needs were met. Jessie's work at BSSJ was only a small part of the impact she had on the world. She touched many lives with her advocacy for animal rights and social justice. Jessie was a fierce warrior for fairness, equality and positive change. Her short time at BSSJ proved to all around her how much of an impact one person can make.

Her deep impact on the BSSJ community will endure, and her presence is greatly missed.

This scholarship goes to the student who most exemplifies the spirit of Jessie Streich-Kest in their perseverance, kindness towards others, and deep commitment to justice."

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Happy Birthday, Mary Travers. She still shines on.

Live at Syndey Opera House - 1970
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WHO SAYS FACEBOOK ISN'T MAGICAL: In one week, Jessie's Donation page reached 40,704 people! New Likes: 1019; Talking About This -- 1,666;Weekly Total Reach -- 40,704

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MAX CONTINUING TO IMPROVE: I just spoke to Jessie's mom Fran who says Max's MRI was good -- no swelling -- and he is headed into surgery to repair his Jaw.

Members of Jessie's family went to visit Max today. He is doing better and is now scheduled for surgery. We will keep you posted.