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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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City Council Names Dr. John Flateau as Brooklyn Board of Elections Commissioner

City Council Names Dr. John Flateau as Brooklyn Board of Elections Commissioner

🕔19:23, 25.Sep 2014

By Stephen Witt Dr. John Flateau, a professor at Medgar Evers College and longtime Bedford-Stuyvesant political consultant, was tabbed by the City Council to become the Brooklyn Commissioner of the Board of Elections. The BOE is a bipartisan body charged

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Developer Touts Community Partnership in Downtown Brooklyn Project

Developer Touts Community Partnership in Downtown Brooklyn Project

🕔13:13, 18.Sep 2014

By Stephen Witt The City Point developers last week sent elected officials a progress report letter on their massive mixed-use project on the former Albee Square Mall site along the Fulton Mall in Downtown Brooklyn. The letter, from Paul Travis

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Landlord Calls City Councilwoman Darlene Mealy a Deadbeat Tenant

🕔15:55, 4.Sep 2014

By Stephen Witt A local landlord is charging City Councilwoman Darlene Mealy with being a deadbeat tenant and that she abused her authority in having him cuffed and arrested. Robert Mulzak, a retired New York City firefighter, said Mealy is

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De Blasio to Do Away With Admissions Test to Get Into Elite High School

🕔15:44, 4.Sep 2014

By Stephen Witt While Mayor de Blasio supports scrapping an admissions test as the sole criteria into the city’s elite public schools so more black and Hispanic students can gain entrance, his administration remained silent about the dearth of Gifted

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Questions Arise Over Felony Convictions of Former Assemblyman Clarence Norman

🕔18:51, 29.Aug 2014

By Stephen Witt With former Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes facing possible criminal charges and several high-profile murder convictions under Hynes’ tenure being overturned, at least one current lawmaker feels it might be time to exonerate convicted former Kings

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Battle to Succeed Eric Adams in 20th Senate District Heats Up

Battle to Succeed Eric Adams in 20th Senate District Heats Up

🕔18:44, 29.Aug 2014

By Stephen Witt With the primary season moving into the final stretch towards the Sept. 9 election, the race for the vacant 20th Senatorial District seat, formerly occupied by Borough President Eric Adams, looks to go down to the wire.

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