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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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Black Women Begin to Ask: Why Should We March?

Black Women Begin to Ask: Why Should We March?

🕔13:36, 21.Aug 2014

By Mary Alice Miller We are all witnessing yet another dance between civil rights and social control. The latest iterations of this very public dance include the upcoming August 23 “We Will Not Go Back” Verrazano Bridge caravan to the

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Luxury Developer Uses Credit Scores to Keep Affordable Units Empty

Luxury Developer Uses Credit Scores to Keep Affordable Units Empty

🕔09:47, 16.Aug 2014

By Mary Alice Miller 66 Rockwell is one of the newest luxury high-rise residential buildings changing the landscape of downtown Brooklyn. The tower has a number of affordable units available with rents as low as $546 for a studio and

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Eddie Ellis Leaves Legacy of Innovative Prison Policy Reform

Eddie Ellis Leaves Legacy of Innovative Prison Policy Reform

🕔11:23, 8.Aug 2014

By Mary Alice Miller Eddie Ellis became an ancestor during the early morning hours of July 24. Ellis transitioned at age 72. Although he was private regarding his personal health issues, it is believed he died as a result of

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Brownsville Tenants Face Denial of Basic Services

Brownsville Tenants Face Denial of Basic Services

🕔11:10, 26.Jul 2014

As temperatures began to rise in early July, tenants at 702 Rockaway Avenue had no relief from the heat. Electricity and gas to the entire building was shut off. There was no garbage collection. And the protective intercom system cover

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SCOTUS Affirms Denial of Birth Control by Family-Owned Companies

🕔12:38, 5.Jul 2014

By Mary Alice Miller The United States Supreme Court closed its 2013 with a case that allows the religious owners of closely-held or family-owned companies to trample on the reproductive choices its women employees and their religious rights. In a

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Wrongful Convictions Vacated by Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson

Wrongful Convictions Vacated by Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson

🕔17:10, 28.Jun 2014

By Mary Alice Miller The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office has vacated eight murder convictions of men who were imprisoned for crimes they said they did not commit. Six cases were vacated. In two cases two of the men were co-defendants.

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Campaign Promises Kept: DA Thompson Hosts First Town Hall in Brownsville

Campaign Promises Kept: DA Thompson Hosts First Town Hall in Brownsville

🕔16:58, 28.Jun 2014

By Mary Alice Miller During last year’s contentious campaign for Brooklyn District Attorney, then-candidate Ken Thompson vowed to support raising the age of criminal responsibility so that children under the age of 16 would not be prosecuted and imprisoned as

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