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Central Brooklyn Lawmakers Speak on Ethics Reform in Albany

Central Brooklyn Lawmakers Speak on Ethics Reform in Albany Updated

🕔12:31, 12.Apr 2014

By Stephen Witt With roughly 30 state lawmakers since 1999 having to leave office because of transgressions ranging from inflating expenses to sexual harassment to taking bribes, Governor Cuomo (last year) established the Moreland Commission with subpoena powers to investigate

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Lien Sale Help Night to Aid Homeowners Behind on Property Tax and Water Bills

Lien Sale Help Night to Aid Homeowners Behind on Property Tax and Water Bills

🕔12:27, 12.Apr 2014

By Stephen Witt About 700 Bedford-Stuyvesant homeowners facing a lien on their property due to being behind on property taxes and/or water bills might be eligible for tax reductions, flexible payment schedules or even a reprieve on these bills thanks

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Central Brooklyn Looks Forward to UPK and After School Program Roll Out

Central Brooklyn Looks Forward to UPK and After School Program Roll Out Updated

🕔18:51, 2.Apr 2014

By Stephen Witt With $300 million secured from the state for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature full-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) and improved after-school programs, the administration has moved quickly to provide a list of the schools that will have added

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Interfaith Advocates Heartened  With Restructuring Plan

Interfaith Advocates Heartened With Restructuring Plan

🕔18:43, 2.Apr 2014

By: Stephen Witt With a restructuring of the Interfaith Medical Center’s leadership in place, local community stakeholders are cautiously optimistic that the medical center will come out of its bankruptcy with the ability to stay open and serve the public.

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Prisoner Education Initiative and  DREAM Act Goes Down in Flames

Prisoner Education Initiative and DREAM Act Goes Down in Flames Updated

🕔19:43, 29.Mar 2014

Kings County Politics (KCP) By Stephen Witt Governor Andrew Cuomo may talk the talk on his proposed Prisoner Education Initiative, but sources say his winking at the Republican-controlled Senate has provided cover for not having to walk the walk. Both

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Nets Owner to Move Headquarters to Russia as Brooklyn Enters Global Political Crises

Nets Owner to Move Headquarters to Russia as Brooklyn Enters Global Political Crises Updated

🕔19:40, 29.Mar 2014

By Stephen Witt Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is working on a plan for world peace along with bringing a NBA title to the borough. That after his Moscow-based office responded to Our Time Press questions to Prokhorov on the

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Kings County Politics (KCP) The Good and Bad of Special Elections Updated

🕔11:52, 23.Mar 2014

By Stephen Witt While several elected officials are calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to call special elections to fill four Assembly seats and a Senate seat in Brooklyn, others say that special elections favor entrenched Democratic Party stalwarts, leaving little

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Medgar Evers College Sees Itself as Brooklyn’s Answer to Georgetown

Medgar Evers College Sees Itself as Brooklyn’s Answer to Georgetown Updated

🕔10:24, 23.Mar 2014

By Stephen Witt With two initiatives in the pipeline, Medgar Evers College wants to become Brooklyn’s version of Georgetown University, which is located in the heart of Washington, DC. That, according to MEC President Dr. Rudolph Crew, who laid out

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Tish James Files Lawsuit to halt Charter School Lottery and co-locations

Tish James Files Lawsuit to halt Charter School Lottery and co-locations Updated

🕔15:49, 12.Mar 2014

  Supports Parents’ Choice But Wants Guiding Principles   By Stephen Witt New York City Public Advocate Letitia James last week filed a lawsuit to halt the city from co-locating any charter schools in existing public schools until a study

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Broadsided School Bus Knocked On Its Side / Free Lunch For all Public School Kids / Bed-Stuy School Celebrates Pi Day

Broadsided School Bus Knocked On Its Side / Free Lunch For all Public School Kids / Bed-Stuy School Celebrates Pi Day Updated

🕔15:26, 12.Mar 2014

Broadsided school bus knocked on its side   A harrowing midday auto collision left Bed-Stuy onlookers shocked Monday and left six students hospitalized, but resulted in no fatalities, according to police. The incident occurred at about 3:45 PM, March 10,

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