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Central Brooklyn Council Members Consider Participatory Democracy for District Improvements

Central Brooklyn Council Members Consider Participatory Democracy for District Improvements

🕔11:52, 23.Jul 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Participatory budgeting – a process in which community residents offer ideas about infrastructure improvements within their districts – has not yet taken place in central Brooklyn. Normally, individual council members make decisions regarding the allocation of

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New York City and State Enact Policing Reforms in Wake of Police Killings of Citizens

🕔16:39, 17.Jul 2015

By Mary Alice Miller It has been exactly one year since the chokehold homicide of Staten Island resident Eric Garner at the hands of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo. The homicide resulted from a police response to Garner allegedly selling untaxed

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Our Time Press Exclusive: Rep. Yvette Clarke Calls for Scrutiny and Revision of City Contracting Process

Our Time Press Exclusive: Rep. Yvette Clarke Calls for Scrutiny and Revision of City Contracting Process

🕔08:43, 6.Jul 2015

By Mary Alice Miller (July 9, 2015-Our Time Press) In the face of escalating disparate impact of New York City’s contracting process on women and minority owned businesses Congresswoman Yvette Clarke called for the City Council, the Comptroller and the

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State Rent Laws Expire

State Rent Laws Expire

🕔16:18, 20.Jun 2015

By Mary Alice Miller New York’s rent laws expired at midnight on Monday. The law covered 2.5 million tenants living in 1 million rent-stabilized apartments, most located in New York City. A series of political decisions on behalf of special

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Special Interest Group Targets Local Assembly Members on Religious School Tax Credit

Special Interest Group Targets Local Assembly Members on Religious School Tax Credit

🕔16:12, 20.Jun 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Latrice Walker, Diana Richardson and Rodneyse Bichotte are among 44 Assembly members under pressure from special interest groups that want to see a tax credit for private and religious schools. The Coalition for Opportunity in Education

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Young Professionals Campaign Funds Brownsville Schools

Young Professionals Campaign Funds Brownsville Schools

🕔08:17, 12.Jun 2015

Ocean Hill Brownsville Coalition of Young Professionals announced the successful funding of educational projects for several District #23 schools through their 100 Days, 100 Donors campaign. “We thank everyone that participated in Our 100 Days, 100 Donors initiative,” said Andrea McCullough, chair

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MWBE Child Care Providers Question Agenda behind Denial of Contracts

MWBE Child Care Providers Question Agenda behind Denial of Contracts

🕔07:45, 12.Jun 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Three years ago, central Brooklyn was stunned when the city’s scorched earth actions abruptly took away all of Dr. Karen Daughtry’s nationally acclaimed early child care programs in one fell swoop. The callous policy that impacted

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y Child Care Providers and City Council Members Fight to Preserve Services

y Child Care Providers and City Council Members Fight to Preserve Services

🕔06:06, 8.Jun 2015

By Mary Alice Miller On April 27, 2013 (then-Public Advocate and candidate for mayor) Bill de Blasio attended a legislative breakfast at the Fort Greene Council in which he said, “This Fort Greene Council – the senior center, the day

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Former NYC Comptroller John Liu Calls for City Council Hearings on Contract Scoring Process

Former NYC Comptroller John Liu Calls for City Council Hearings on Contract Scoring Process

🕔18:47, 4.Jun 2015

By Mary Alice Miller John Liu, former New York City Comptroller, has a suggestion to bring transparency to the scoring process that displaces long established community service providers by denial through the contracting process. Liu calls for the New York

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Van Dyke Residents Work with NYCHA for Quality of Life Improvements

Van Dyke Residents Work with NYCHA for Quality of Life Improvements

🕔21:24, 3.Jun 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Last September, residents of Van Dyke Houses and the surrounding community came together to commence a series of monthly meetings designed to improve greater Brownsville under Next Generation NYCHA. Six committees were formed: abandoned lots and

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