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Rev. Herbert Daughtry: DBNA Component of Atlantic Yards’ CBA ‘Remains Intact’

Rev. Herbert Daughtry: DBNA Component of Atlantic Yards’ CBA ‘Remains Intact’

🕔08:19, 28.Jan 2016

Deal is for free seats in the arena and use of a suite when it’s not sold out By Mary Alice Miller With the announced complete sale of the Barclays Arena to Russian oligarch Mikhail Prokhorov, questions surfaced regarding whether

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Community Pressure Leads to Arrests in Brownsville Gang Rape

Community Pressure Leads to Arrests in Brownsville Gang Rape

🕔09:53, 15.Jan 2016

By Mary Alice Miller As we go to press, charges are pending for the five participants in the gang rape of an 18-year-old woman in Osborn Park, Brooklyn last Thursday. The case is also under investigation in the Brooklyn District

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Questions of Union Labor and Zoning Surround Proposed Bedford Armory Development

Questions of Union Labor and Zoning Surround Proposed Bedford Armory Development

🕔15:38, 7.Jan 2016

By Mary Alice Miller Soon after the long-awaited redevelopment of the Bedford Union Armory was announced, questions began to surface. Built in 1903, the Art Nouveau armory was in continuous use by the Troop C Cavalry Unit until 2011 when

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Russian Oligarch Gains 100% Control of Barclays Arena and Brooklyn Nets. Workforce Lacks Security, Benefits

🕔18:54, 31.Dec 2015

By Mary Alice Miller It’s official. Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has become sole owner of the Barclays Arena and the Brooklyn Nets. The NBA team announced Prokhorov’s Onexin Sports and Entertainment signed an agreement with Bruce Ratner’s Forest City Enterprises

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Elected Officials Demand Public Scrutiny of Barclays Arena Sale

Elected Officials Demand Public Scrutiny of Barclays Arena Sale

🕔13:49, 24.Dec 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Elected officials representing the area covering the Barclays Arena and the Pacific Park project (formerly known as Atlantic Yards) are calling on the Empire State Development Corp. to postpone the sale until the deal is subject

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CB#2 Votes to Snub Black Business Leader in Street Naming, Honors 22-year-old Legislative Aide Instead

CB#2 Votes to Snub Black Business Leader in Street Naming, Honors 22-year-old Legislative Aide Instead

🕔18:36, 18.Dec 2015

By Mary Alice Miller CB#2 recently voted to co-name Bond Street between Bergen and Dean Streets for 22-year-old Hope Reichbach, who died in 2011 of a drug overdose. Reichbach was a staffer for New York City Councilman Stephen Levin, but

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NYC Council Held Hearing on MWBE Contracting

NYC Council Held Hearing on MWBE Contracting

🕔14:36, 18.Dec 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Bertha Lewis, founder and president of The Black Institute, spent the past two years cajoling the de Blasio Administration to consent to participation in a New York City Council hearing on M/WBE contracting. The oversight hearing,

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NYC Council Votes to Fund Security Guards for Private Schools

🕔18:48, 10.Dec 2015

By Mary Alice Miller The New York City Council approved a bill that would fund security guards for private schools with taxpayer dollars. Intro 65, which passed 43 to 4, would reimburse up to $19.8 million to private yeshivas, Catholic

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The Changing of a Block on DeKalb Avenue: Is Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church At Risk?

🕔18:42, 10.Dec 2015

At the time of this interview, Rev. Johnnie Ray Youngblood did not want to give the sale price of the playground area noting only that it was a matter of public record. We later found in that record that the

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The Changing of a Block on DeKalb Avenue

The Changing of a Block on DeKalb Avenue

🕔18:55, 3.Dec 2015

Spring of 2014, Our Time Press told of the changing scenes along DeKalb Avenue, and the story of a single father who was facing the closure of his successful barber shop between Tompkins & and Marcy due to pressures from

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