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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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Sad Thanksgiving for Families Facing Von King Park Cutbacks

Sad Thanksgiving for Families Facing Von King Park Cutbacks

🕔12:23, 6.Nov 2014

Homework help dropped and hours reduced, childcare decertified By Stephen Witt The Herbert Von King Park Recreation Center has seen their longtime after school program decertified, sparking fears among parents and workers alike that the self-empowerment center may face layoffs

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Upcoming Election Offers Little Competition in Several State Races

Upcoming Election Offers Little Competition in Several State Races

🕔22:01, 29.Oct 2014

By Stephen Witt For much of Central Brooklyn the upcoming Nov. 4 election next Tuesday is more of a mandate than a competitive vote between two candidates. That’s because several incumbents are running unopposed or have only marginal opposition. Those

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Large Protest Forces Local Community Board Meeting Cancellation

Large Protest Forces Local Community Board Meeting Cancellation

🕔21:32, 29.Oct 2014

By Stephen Witt With passionate shouts of, “They took Harlem and Fulton Street, but they’re not taking here”, a growing grass-roots organization against gentrification in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens forced the abrupt cancellation of Community Board 9’s regular monthly meeting on Tuesday

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Mosley Says Any Sale of the BK Nets & the Arena Must include Current Community Benefits

Mosley Says Any Sale of the BK Nets & the Arena Must include Current Community Benefits

🕔11:58, 24.Oct 2014

By Stephen Witt Assemblyman Walter Mosley said this week he has concerns that whoever buys out Forest City Ratner’s share in both the Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays Arena also lives up to all the promises of the community benefits

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Town Hall Meeting on Race, Policing & Civil Rights Brings Out Ideas

Town Hall Meeting on Race, Policing & Civil Rights Brings Out Ideas

🕔12:28, 17.Oct 2014

By Stephen Witt Grassroots organizing, reaching out to neighbors and telling children your people’s struggle for freedom were three of the takeaways from this week’s riveting town hall meeting on race, policing and civil rights. The meeting, held at the

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Boys & Girls Advisory Board Huddles with DOE on School’s Future

Boys & Girls Advisory Board Huddles with DOE on School’s Future

🕔12:15, 17.Oct 2014

By Stephen Witt Members of the Boys & Girls High School Advisory Board said this week they expect to have a strong partnership with the city’s Department of Education (DOE) as to the direction the high school takes in the

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Long-stalled Sumner Armory  Project Hits New Snag

Long-stalled Sumner Armory Project Hits New Snag

🕔11:51, 10.Oct 2014

By Stephen Witt Plans to turn the long-underutilized Sumner Armory into a multi-use facility for Bedford-Stuyvesant residents as the local community board struggles with city bureaucracy and a lack of funding. The Department of Homeless Services (DHS) currently runs the

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World-renowned dancer Dwana Smallwood Returns to Bed-Stuy to Give Back

World-renowned dancer Dwana Smallwood Returns to Bed-Stuy to Give Back

🕔11:20, 10.Oct 2014

By Stephen Witt When it comes to sustaining and building the African-American legacy in arts and culture, Dwana Smallwood may have performed in the world’s top theaters as a principal dancer for the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and started the

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