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Bed-Stuy Satmars Interested for Black & Jewish Affordable Housing Complex

🕔19:50, 18.Dec 2014

Bed-Stuy Satmars Interested in Black & Jewish Affordable Housing Complex By Stephen Witt The community-based organization that provides a myriad of social services to the Satmar religious sect of Jews that have been migrating into Bedford-Stuyvesant from Williamsburg said they

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Our Time AT HOME Eric Nathaniel: Kosciusko Street Property Bashers  Continue to Threaten and Destroy Quality of Life

Our Time AT HOME Eric Nathaniel: Kosciusko Street Property Bashers Continue to Threaten and Destroy Quality of Life

🕔15:52, 13.Dec 2014

By Bernice Elizabeth Green Almost as wide as the fissure apparently created by the developer between the rooftop of the offending 392 and the Nathaniel family’s 390 — which is receiving torrents of rain seeping into walls and “melting” the

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The Rotten Apple

The Rotten Apple

🕔13:11, 13.Dec 2014

                                                        By Eddie Castro               Through nearly a third of the season completed, no one would have thought the New York Knicks would stink this bad. Don’t mean to be a tad bit graphic about it but that’s how

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View From Here:  Black Lives Matter

View From Here: Black Lives Matter

🕔11:53, 13.Dec 2014

What we’re seeing in the reaction to the failure to even indict police officers in the shooting of an unarmed Michael Brown and the chokehold death of Eric Garner is that there is nothing “post-racial” about America and the people

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Will Rookie Be Scapegoated in Gurley Investigation?

Will Rookie Be Scapegoated in Gurley Investigation?

🕔11:39, 13.Dec 2014

By Stephen Witt As protests surrounding unpunished police misconduct continued around the city last week, eyes are beginning to shift to the investigation involving the Nov. 20 shooting death of Akai Gurley in the darkened stairwell of the Pink Houses.

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Diverse Protest Responses to Grand Jury Nonindictments of Police Extrajudicial Shootings

Diverse Protest Responses to Grand Jury Nonindictments of Police Extrajudicial Shootings

🕔11:29, 13.Dec 2014

By Mary Alice Miller  For weeks, the entire globe has witnessed wave after wave of street protests taking place all across the country in response to grand juries bringing “no true bill” in police shootings of civilians of color. In

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Proposed Criminal Court in Brownsville Nixed in City Council Vote

🕔18:28, 4.Dec 2014

By Stephen Witt A move to make a Brownsville building and block into a one-stop shop for the prison industrial complex has the local City Councilwoman roiling. City Councilwoman Darlene Mealy said she found out that the de Blasio Administration

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Ocean Hill-Brownsville Young Professionals Launch 100-Day Fundraiser for District 23 Schools

Ocean Hill-Brownsville Young Professionals Launch 100-Day Fundraiser for District 23 Schools

🕔18:26, 4.Dec 2014

By Mary Alice Miller   Homegrown groups like Ocean Hill-Brownsville Coalition of Young Professionals are making their mark where they live. The 4-year-old group lives its motto – Born. Bred. Build. – by engaging in numerous community engagement activities. OHBCYP’s

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Police Officer Not Indicted in Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

Police Officer Not Indicted in Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

🕔18:19, 4.Dec 2014

By Stephen Witt As this paper went to press, the news broke that the Staten Island Grand Jury decided not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. The decision comes on the heels of

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DA Responds to Barrons’ Call for Arrest in Gurley Case

DA Responds to Barrons’ Call for Arrest in Gurley Case

🕔17:46, 4.Dec 2014

That’s “putting the cart before the horse” says, DA spokesperson State Assembly Member-elect Charles Barron and City Council Member Inez Barron are calling on District Attorney Kenneth Thompson to arrest and charge Police Officer Liang in the killing of Akai

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