Allerton residents urge banning of drug clinics near schools

Concerned citizens are calling for a bill in Albany to prohibit drug facilities near schools like PS MS 89.

News 12 Staff

Jun 12, 2021, 6:11 PM

Updated 1,105 days ago

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Residents in Allerton are calling on elected officials to intervene over the creation of a drug clinic across from a middle school.
Concerned citizens are calling for a bill in Albany to prohibit drug facilities near schools like PS MS 89.
The space for the proposed drug rehab center was sold by Exit Reality Group to a private individual who then sold it to Carnegie Hill Institute. The sale does not require government involvement.
Following the sale, concerned family members marched on the streets to voice their frustrations. They are calling on their councilmembers to intervene.
Residents tell News 12 that they have seen work happening inside the building, but the windows are boarded up. Saturday’s rally was cut short after the 80th District Leader Irene Estrade came to rally alongside residents.
The organizer of the rally says Estrada was not invited and they didn’t want her using it as a political event.
The Bendetto’s Bill, written by Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, would ban the approval of substance abuse treatment centers if they are located within 500 feet of a school, public park or place of worship. 
The bill has not been voted on yet.
The Office of Addiction Services and Supports tells News 12 in a statement that: "We have not received an application to open a facility at this address."


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