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Local Elected Officials Struggle to Explain Vote on Police Discipline Bill

Local Elected Officials Struggle to Explain Vote on Police Discipline Bill

🕔18:58, 17.Dec 2014

By Mary Alice Miller  After a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the strangulation death of Eric Garner, several public interest groups intensified a call for Governor Cuomo to veto a bill that would

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Diverse Protest Responses to Grand Jury Nonindictments of Police Extrajudicial Shootings

Diverse Protest Responses to Grand Jury Nonindictments of Police Extrajudicial Shootings

🕔11:29, 13.Dec 2014

By Mary Alice Miller  For weeks, the entire globe has witnessed wave after wave of street protests taking place all across the country in response to grand juries bringing “no true bill” in police shootings of civilians of color. In

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Ocean Hill-Brownsville Young Professionals Launch 100-Day Fundraiser for District 23 Schools

Ocean Hill-Brownsville Young Professionals Launch 100-Day Fundraiser for District 23 Schools

🕔18:26, 4.Dec 2014

By Mary Alice Miller   Homegrown groups like Ocean Hill-Brownsville Coalition of Young Professionals are making their mark where they live. The 4-year-old group lives its motto – Born. Bred. Build. – by engaging in numerous community engagement activities. OHBCYP’s

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Brownsville Resident Fulfills Foreign Service Life Dream

Brownsville Resident Fulfills Foreign Service Life Dream

🕔12:13, 25.Nov 2014

By Mary Alice Miller Alicka Ampry-Samuels has returned to Brownsville after a three-year stint working for the United States State Department and USAID in Ghana, West Africa. Using her experiences and passion for community development in Brownsville, Ampry-Samuels served for

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NYS’s New Redistricting Commission Might Be Part of a National GOP Entrenchment Scheme

NYS’s New Redistricting Commission Might Be Part of a National GOP Entrenchment Scheme

🕔12:25, 22.Nov 2014

By Mary Alice Miller New York now has a new redistricting process which replaces LATFOR with a redistricting commission. That new commission, a change to the New York State Constitution, was approved by 30% of New York’s registered voters who

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All Elections are Local: 2014 General Election Results

All Elections are Local: 2014 General Election Results

🕔12:32, 6.Nov 2014

By Mary Alice Miller It’s official. Jesse Hamilton is the new state Senator for the 19th Senatorial District covering large swaths of central Brooklyn. Latrice Walker is the Assembly representative for Brownsville’s 55th District. Charles Barron was elected to the

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Girls of Color Break Silence at Policy Forum

Girls of Color Break Silence at Policy Forum

🕔11:37, 25.Oct 2014

By Mary Alice Miller President Obama’s creation of My Brother’s Keeper, a national $20 million public and private sector initiative to improve outcomes for boys of color, was met with praise and questions. Open letters to the president signed by

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NYS Democrats Push Bill Allowing Non-citizens to Get Driver’s Licenses and Serve Jury Duty

NYS Democrats Push Bill Allowing Non-citizens to Get Driver’s Licenses and Serve Jury Duty

🕔19:38, 25.Sep 2014

By Mary Alice Miller If Democrats regain majority control of the state Senate this November, one of the first items on their legislative agenda will be allowing non-citizens to obtain driver’s licenses and serve on jury duty. State Senator Gustavo

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OPINION: Brownsville Assembly Race is a Popularity Contest

🕔13:59, 8.Sep 2014

By Mary Alice Miller In order to understand the race for the 55th Assembly open seat vacated by convicted and soon-to-be-sentenced William Boyland, Jr., voters should answer the following questions. Quiz: 1) Which candidate(s) spreads snarky, often unfounded rumors about

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Political Apathy Reigns as Open-Seat Assembly Candidates Handshake and Smile toward Primary Day

Political Apathy Reigns as Open-Seat Assembly Candidates Handshake and Smile toward Primary Day

🕔18:13, 29.Aug 2014

By Mary Alice Miller The 2014 Democratic Primary will take place in less than two weeks. Since petitions were submitted by the July 10 deadline, there have been zero (0) candidate debates or forums in the 55th Assembly District formerly

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