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Peacemakers needed for Citizens, Police and de Blasio

Peacemakers needed for Citizens, Police and de Blasio

🕔20:03, 18.Dec 2014

By Stephen Witt Several civic leaders this week acknowledged the city is as divisive as ever, and that the healing and ramping down of heightened tensions starts and ends with the leadership of Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio. The

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Bed-Stuy Satmars Interested for Black & Jewish Affordable Housing Complex

🕔19:50, 18.Dec 2014

Bed-Stuy Satmars Interested in Black & Jewish Affordable Housing Complex By Stephen Witt The community-based organization that provides a myriad of social services to the Satmar religious sect of Jews that have been migrating into Bedford-Stuyvesant from Williamsburg said they

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Will Rookie Be Scapegoated in Gurley Investigation?

Will Rookie Be Scapegoated in Gurley Investigation?

🕔11:39, 13.Dec 2014

By Stephen Witt As protests surrounding unpunished police misconduct continued around the city last week, eyes are beginning to shift to the investigation involving the Nov. 20 shooting death of Akai Gurley in the darkened stairwell of the Pink Houses.

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Key Food Supermarket Celebrates Over 40 Years in Clinton Hill

Key Food Supermarket Celebrates Over 40 Years in Clinton Hill

🕔11:15, 13.Dec 2014

By Stephen Witt A longtime family-owned supermarket that has been the bedrock business of Clinton Hill for over 40 years celebrated its grand reopening last week with a new franchise agreement and a glistening renovated store featuring the freshest of

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Proposed Criminal Court in Brownsville Nixed in City Council Vote

🕔18:28, 4.Dec 2014

By Stephen Witt A move to make a Brownsville building and block into a one-stop shop for the prison industrial complex has the local City Councilwoman roiling. City Councilwoman Darlene Mealy said she found out that the de Blasio Administration

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Police Officer Not Indicted in Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

Police Officer Not Indicted in Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

🕔18:19, 4.Dec 2014

By Stephen Witt As this paper went to press, the news broke that the Staten Island Grand Jury decided not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. The decision comes on the heels of

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African-American Politicians Stand Behind Obama’s Immigration Initiative

African-American Politicians Stand Behind Obama’s Immigration Initiative

🕔11:46, 25.Nov 2014

By Stephen Witt Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke said last week that President Barack Obama’s Executive Order to legalize some four million undocumented immigrants will have no impact on jobs, housing and contracts let out to traditional African-Americans

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Subway Fares Going Up As Straphangers Want Better C and A Train Service

Subway Fares Going Up As Straphangers Want Better C and A Train Service

🕔13:27, 22.Nov 2014

By Stephen Witt Dirty stations, slow trains, garbled announcements – subway riders along the Central Brooklyn corridor of Fulton Street don’t need a study to know that the C subway line can often be frustrating. But the MTA has now

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Bed-Stuy Volunteer Ambulance Corps Victim of $1Million Identity Theft Scheme

Bed-Stuy Volunteer Ambulance Corps Victim of $1Million Identity Theft Scheme

🕔15:08, 20.Nov 2014

By Stephen Witt Two scam artists were arrested after they allegedly posed as Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps (BSVAC) officials to bilk an Oklahoma bank out of more than $1 million to pay for what they said were new ambulances and

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77th’s Chief Nelson Hails Tucker, Calls Banks “Good Man”; Caldwell Slams Bratton

77th’s Chief Nelson Hails Tucker, Calls Banks “Good Man”; Caldwell Slams Bratton

🕔21:16, 13.Nov 2014

By Stephen Witt If there was any controversy in Police Commissioner William Bratton’s appointment of Benjamin Tucker as the NYPD’s First Deputy Commissioner last week, the other main candidate for the position, Brooklyn Borough North Police Chief Gerald Nelson, isn’t

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