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Young Voices: Bed-Stuy Alive!  My Passion for Chess

Young Voices: Bed-Stuy Alive! My Passion for Chess

🕔11:16, 26.Sep 2014

By Jordan Laland I took an interest in chess at age 12 in middle school. When my history teacher announced that there would be a daily chess after-school program, I felt the adrenaline rush through my veins; I saw all

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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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Developer Touts Community Partnership in Downtown Brooklyn Project

Developer Touts Community Partnership in Downtown Brooklyn Project

🕔13:13, 18.Sep 2014

By Stephen Witt The City Point developers last week sent elected officials a progress report letter on their massive mixed-use project on the former Albee Square Mall site along the Fulton Mall in Downtown Brooklyn. The letter, from Paul Travis

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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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View From Here: Cuomo said Debates Can Be “Disservice to Democracy”? Time to Cancel the Coronation!

View From Here: Cuomo said Debates Can Be “Disservice to Democracy”? Time to Cancel the Coronation!

🕔16:06, 4.Sep 2014

  By David Mark Greaves It looks as though Governor Andrew Cuomo has unhitched whatever moorings he’s had and, like Vladimir Putin, has set sail with the wind of hubris at his back, a battering ram at his bow and

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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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Dr. Rudy Crew, President Medgar Evers College, speaks on his first year

Dr. Rudy Crew, President Medgar Evers College, speaks on his first year

🕔12:55, 4.Sep 2014

Our Time Press Interviews Dr. Rudy Crew, President, Medgar Evers College Q&A by David Mark Greaves Dr. Rudolph F. Crew, President of Medgar Evers College and former New York City schools chancellor, is regarded as a “warrior” for education reform.  Dr. Crew

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