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Lifting Cell Phone Ban in Schools Leaves Some Parents & Educators Concerned

Lifting Cell Phone Ban in Schools Leaves Some Parents & Educators Concerned

🕔16:39, 24.Jan 2015

By Stephen Witt As Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña ready for the city to lift the ban on cell phones in schools, not all parents and educators are in agreement with the policy shift, and some

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Camara Assembly Seat Up For Grabs, Geoffrey Davis Seen as Front-runner

🕔16:22, 24.Jan 2015

By Stephen Witt With Karim Camara stepping down from the Assembly to join the Cuomo Administration as the Executive Director of the newly created Office of Faith-based Community Development Services, the scramble is on to replace him in the 43rd

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Affordable Housing Crisis Addressed at Forum

🕔16:16, 24.Jan 2015

“Affordable Housing Now!” was the cry Thursday night at the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Ft. Greene where Senator Velmanette Montgomery had called a community meeting with local and city officials, housing advocates and several hundred local residents. “This year,

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My House is not a Hotel! NYC Council holds Hearing on airbnb / Home Sharing

🕔14:48, 24.Jan 2015

New York City Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, Chaired by Council Member Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn), Deputy Leader, held an eight hour oversight hearing on Tuesday titled “Short Term Rentals: Stimulating the Economy or Destabilizing Neighborhoods” to allow Council Members an opportunity to better

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Rehashed Story Rallies Lawmakers’ Resolve To Keep Interfaith Strong

Rehashed Story Rallies Lawmakers’ Resolve To Keep Interfaith Strong

🕔10:52, 19.Jan 2015

By Stephen Witt Old news rehashed by a struggling tabloid as new news concerning Interfaith Medical Center has led to a bevy of local elected officials vowing this week to take a more proactive approach to monitoring the finances and

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The View From Here By David Mark Greaves:  All Lives Matter

The View From Here By David Mark Greaves: All Lives Matter

🕔16:50, 23.Dec 2014

The assassination of Police Officers Rafeal Ramos and Wenjian Liu has broken the heart of the city and cast a pall over Christmas. The descent into madness by an enraged individual, has left us wondering how do we get out

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“All Lives Matter!”

“All Lives Matter!”

🕔16:18, 23.Dec 2014

In Wake of NYPD Officers’ Deaths, Borough President Eric Adams Sets Tone Moving Forward “I am Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. I am joined by Gale Brewer of Manhattan, Ruben Diaz Jr. of the Bronx, and we are in communication

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2014: A Remarkable Year That Was

2014: A Remarkable Year That Was

🕔16:00, 23.Dec 2014

  By Mary Alice Miller   After 20 years of Giuliani and Bloomberg, 2014 opened with the dawn of a new administration. Mayor Bill de Blasio positioned himself as a Progressive’s Progressive. The mayor campaigned on a “Tale of Two

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Local Residents and Elected Officials React to Police Being Killed

Local Residents and Elected Officials React to Police Being Killed

🕔15:39, 23.Dec 2014

By Stephen Witt In the wake of the execution-style shooting deaths of Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos at the intersection of Tompkins and Myrtle Avenues, local residents offered up support for the fallen law enforcement agents while also

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View From Here By David Mark Greaves:  Senator Elizabeth Warren for President

View From Here By David Mark Greaves: Senator Elizabeth Warren for President

🕔11:18, 19.Dec 2014

Commentators are beginning to notice the coming together of the movement against inequality and the huge turnout of whites in police brutality protests taking place across the country, that are increasingly becoming anti-racist and ant-White Supremacy. There has been a

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