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An Interview with Borough President Eric Adams

An Interview with Borough President Eric Adams

🕔12:34, 24.Oct 2014

“We want to make Brooklyn Borough Hall a green building, a LEED building, primed for renewable and sustainable energy. We’re big on that and that’s an international conversation. We have a local obligation but an international destination.” Borough President Eric

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Mosley Says Any Sale of the BK Nets & the Arena Must include Current Community Benefits

Mosley Says Any Sale of the BK Nets & the Arena Must include Current Community Benefits

🕔11:58, 24.Oct 2014

By Stephen Witt Assemblyman Walter Mosley said this week he has concerns that whoever buys out Forest City Ratner’s share in both the Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays Arena also lives up to all the promises of the community benefits

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View From Here, Oct 9, 2014:  What Way Forward in Bed-Stuy

View From Here, Oct 9, 2014: What Way Forward in Bed-Stuy

🕔11:28, 21.Oct 2014

Visiting the Kings County Housing Court you see the stress-lined faces of Blacks and Hispanics standing in the halls and sitting on benches caught between the road and the wheels of economic distress, waiting to be called to determine how

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An Exclusive Interview with Eric Adams President, Borough of Brooklyn

An Exclusive Interview with Eric Adams President, Borough of Brooklyn

🕔22:21, 8.Oct 2014

Q&A with David Mark Greaves and Bernice Elizabeth Green Does the man define the job or the job define the man? In the case of Eric Adams, it’s possibly both. He brings to his post as Borough President of Brooklyn,

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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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City Council Names Dr. John Flateau as Brooklyn Board of Elections Commissioner

City Council Names Dr. John Flateau as Brooklyn Board of Elections Commissioner

🕔19:23, 25.Sep 2014

By Stephen Witt Dr. John Flateau, a professor at Medgar Evers College and longtime Bedford-Stuyvesant political consultant, was tabbed by the City Council to become the Brooklyn Commissioner of the Board of Elections. The BOE is a bipartisan body charged

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Announcement by city hides details of MWBE Program

Announcement by city hides details of MWBE Program

🕔19:46, 18.Sep 2014

The Daily News reported on September 11th that “The city awarded $690 million in contracts to companies in its program to assist minority- and women-owned businesses in the last year, the highest payout ever, officials said”. “The contracts handed out

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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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Landlord Calls City Councilwoman Darlene Mealy a Deadbeat Tenant

🕔15:55, 4.Sep 2014

By Stephen Witt A local landlord is charging City Councilwoman Darlene Mealy with being a deadbeat tenant and that she abused her authority in having him cuffed and arrested. Robert Mulzak, a retired New York City firefighter, said Mealy is

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De Blasio to Do Away With Admissions Test to Get Into Elite High School

🕔15:44, 4.Sep 2014

By Stephen Witt While Mayor de Blasio supports scrapping an admissions test as the sole criteria into the city’s elite public schools so more black and Hispanic students can gain entrance, his administration remained silent about the dearth of Gifted

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