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POWER POLITICS/NY Updated

🕔12:57, 13.Apr 2014

By Machiavelli   Dear Governor Cuomo, Wassup?  Have you grown indifferent to Downstaters this year as you ready a campaign for re-election.  More than 700,000 Brooklynites remain disenfranchised, without any legislative representation,  in the NYS Assembly and the Senate.  Most

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The Only Way We’ll Really Learn About The CIA’s Torture Program Is If Someone Leaks The Report

The Only Way We’ll Really Learn About The CIA’s Torture Program Is If Someone Leaks The Report Updated

🕔12:55, 13.Apr 2014

By Mike Masnick, www.techdirt.com Last week, we noted that the Senate Intelligence Committee had voted to declassify a small part of its $40 million, 6,300-page report that apparently details how the CIA’s torture program exceeded granted authorities was totally useless

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Central Brooklyn Lawmakers Speak on Ethics Reform in Albany

Central Brooklyn Lawmakers Speak on Ethics Reform in Albany Updated

🕔12:31, 12.Apr 2014

By Stephen Witt With roughly 30 state lawmakers since 1999 having to leave office because of transgressions ranging from inflating expenses to sexual harassment to taking bribes, Governor Cuomo (last year) established the Moreland Commission with subpoena powers to investigate

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State Budget Now Allows College Attendance to Count toward Work Requirements

State Budget Now Allows College Attendance to Count toward Work Requirements Updated

🕔12:29, 12.Apr 2014

By Mary Alice Miller Public assistance recipients now have the opportunity to apply 4 years of college toward their work experience requirements. “It is an investment in someone who is struggling to try and sustain themselves,” said State Senator Velmanette

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Lien Sale Help Night to Aid Homeowners Behind on Property Tax and Water Bills

Lien Sale Help Night to Aid Homeowners Behind on Property Tax and Water Bills

🕔12:27, 12.Apr 2014

By Stephen Witt About 700 Bedford-Stuyvesant homeowners facing a lien on their property due to being behind on property taxes and/or water bills might be eligible for tax reductions, flexible payment schedules or even a reprieve on these bills thanks

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Excerpts from the Summary for Policymakers

Excerpts from the Summary for Policymakers Updated

🕔19:09, 2.Apr 2014

A) OBSERVED IMPACTS, VULNERABILITY, AND ADAPTATION IN A COMPLEX AND CHANGING WORLD A-1. Observed Impacts, Vulnerability, and Exposure In recent decades, changes in climate have caused impacts on natural and human systems on all continents and across the oceans. Evidence

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President Barack Obama to Headline National Action Network’s  16th Annual National Convention in New York City, April 9-12

President Barack Obama to Headline National Action Network’s 16th Annual National Convention in New York City, April 9-12 Updated

🕔18:55, 2.Apr 2014

Also presenting at the event which is open to the public with select-ticketed events: U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder, NYS Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio New York, NY –President Barack Obama will address the National Action

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Central Brooklyn Looks Forward to UPK and After School Program Roll Out

Central Brooklyn Looks Forward to UPK and After School Program Roll Out Updated

🕔18:51, 2.Apr 2014

By Stephen Witt With $300 million secured from the state for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature full-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) and improved after-school programs, the administration has moved quickly to provide a list of the schools that will have added

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Interfaith Advocates Heartened  With Restructuring Plan

Interfaith Advocates Heartened With Restructuring Plan

🕔18:43, 2.Apr 2014

By: Stephen Witt With a restructuring of the Interfaith Medical Center’s leadership in place, local community stakeholders are cautiously optimistic that the medical center will come out of its bankruptcy with the ability to stay open and serve the public.

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Ultimate Culture War Case

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Ultimate Culture War Case Updated

🕔19:45, 29.Mar 2014

By Mary Alice Miller This week the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments from lawyers for two privately owned companies – Hobby Lobby, a chain of 560 arts and crafts stores, and Conestoga Wood Specialties, a smaller chain

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