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Rumors of Lafayette Avenue Key Food Closure Shakes Clinton Hill Residents

Rumors of Lafayette Avenue Key Food Closure Shakes Clinton Hill Residents

🕔19:56, 19.Feb 2015

Public Advocate James, District Leader Alabi,Respond By Stephen Witt The bad news is that the Key Food Supermarket, which has served Clinton Hill residents at the intersection of Lafayette and Grand Avenues for over 60 years, is closing in less

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Bed-Stuy Homeowners Face Increasing Costs Due To Bribery Scam

Bed-Stuy Homeowners Face Increasing Costs Due To Bribery Scam

🕔19:06, 19.Feb 2015

By Stephen Witt Bed-Stuy homeowner Eric Nathaniel just received a letter from State Farm, and it wasn’t pretty. It said his deductible for homeowner insurance has shot from $1,000 to $2,500. “For making a claim that was never my fault!,”

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Bed-Stuy Rocked with Building Inspectors “On The Take” As Gentrification Grows

Bed-Stuy Rocked with Building Inspectors “On The Take” As Gentrification Grows

🕔21:26, 12.Feb 2015

By Stephen Witt To Bedford-Stuyvesant homeowner Eric Nathaniel, this week’s massive bust of 50 people including city Department of Buildings (DOB) and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”) employees, property managers and owners, expeditors, contractors and one engineer was

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Eubie Blake Auditorium in Von King Park Gets a Makeover

Eubie Blake Auditorium in Von King Park Gets a Makeover

🕔20:20, 5.Feb 2015

By Stephen Witt The Eubie Blake Auditorium, one of the crown jewels of the Herbert Von King Park Cultural Center, is getting a multimillion-dollar makeover, the Parks Department confirmed this week. The renovation of the auditorium is just part of

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The Front Lines of Lifting the Cell Phone Ban in Schools

🕔14:32, 30.Jan 2015

By Stephen Witt For Angela Cress, who teaches 9th-grade inclusionary English–mixing special education students with regular students–at the Bushwick School For Social Justice on Irving and Putnam Avenues, says allowing cell phones in schools is a two-edged sword. Cress’s thoughts

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Lifting Cell Phone Ban in Schools Leaves Some Parents & Educators Concerned

Lifting Cell Phone Ban in Schools Leaves Some Parents & Educators Concerned

🕔16:39, 24.Jan 2015

By Stephen Witt As Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña ready for the city to lift the ban on cell phones in schools, not all parents and educators are in agreement with the policy shift, and some

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Camara Assembly Seat Up For Grabs, Geoffrey Davis Seen as Front-runner

🕔16:22, 24.Jan 2015

By Stephen Witt With Karim Camara stepping down from the Assembly to join the Cuomo Administration as the Executive Director of the newly created Office of Faith-based Community Development Services, the scramble is on to replace him in the 43rd

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Rehashed Story Rallies Lawmakers’ Resolve To Keep Interfaith Strong

Rehashed Story Rallies Lawmakers’ Resolve To Keep Interfaith Strong

🕔10:52, 19.Jan 2015

By Stephen Witt Old news rehashed by a struggling tabloid as new news concerning Interfaith Medical Center has led to a bevy of local elected officials vowing this week to take a more proactive approach to monitoring the finances and

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Local Residents and Elected Officials React to Police Being Killed

Local Residents and Elected Officials React to Police Being Killed

🕔15:39, 23.Dec 2014

By Stephen Witt In the wake of the execution-style shooting deaths of Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos at the intersection of Tompkins and Myrtle Avenues, local residents offered up support for the fallen law enforcement agents while also

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Blood on Many Hands as War of Words Continue

Blood on Many Hands as War of Words Continue

🕔13:50, 23.Dec 2014

By Stephen Witt Two police officers from the 84th Police Precinct were “ambushed” and shot dead last Saturday afternoon in Bedford-Stuyvesant as they sat in their marked patrol car by a lone gunman who then fled into a nearby subway

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