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Upcoming Election Offers Little Competition in Several State Races

Upcoming Election Offers Little Competition in Several State Races

🕔22:01, 29.Oct 2014

By Stephen Witt For much of Central Brooklyn the upcoming Nov. 4 election next Tuesday is more of a mandate than a competitive vote between two candidates. That’s because several incumbents are running unopposed or have only marginal opposition. Those

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Large Protest Forces Local Community Board Meeting Cancellation

Large Protest Forces Local Community Board Meeting Cancellation

🕔21:32, 29.Oct 2014

By Stephen Witt With passionate shouts of, “They took Harlem and Fulton Street, but they’re not taking here”, a growing grass-roots organization against gentrification in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens forced the abrupt cancellation of Community Board 9’s regular monthly meeting on Tuesday

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Crisis in Bed-Stuy: A Panel at Bridge Street Church

Crisis in Bed-Stuy: A Panel at Bridge Street Church

🕔21:24, 29.Oct 2014

By Ron Howell Bedford-Stuyvesant is at a critical moment in its history. Unscrupulous real estate investors are driving up property values. Black families are losing long-held homes to foreclosures. And black renters are receiving eviction notices as landlords turn the

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CALENDAR Our Time Press Recommends

CALENDAR Our Time Press Recommends

🕔21:15, 29.Oct 2014

TONIGHT! Homegoing Service of Ms. Catherine Laburn Arline at Brown Memorial Church, Washington & Gates. 3:00p –5:00p: Viewing, followed by 5:00p – 7:00p: Service. Transitionings on Page 11. THIS WEEKEND Saturday, Nov. 1 – 6:00p-10:00p (Doors open 5:30p) – Black

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OBITUARY On Tuesday, October 14, 2014 James Cameron Thornhill, M.D. transitioned from this life in the manner in which he lived … with quiet grace and poignant dignity.

🕔20:08, 25.Oct 2014

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014 James Cameron Thornhill, M.D. transitioned from this life in the manner in which he lived … with quiet grace and poignant dignity. Dr. Thornhill was born on August 28, 1909 to (the late)James Francis Thornhill

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Girls of Color Break Silence at Policy Forum

Girls of Color Break Silence at Policy Forum

🕔11:37, 25.Oct 2014

By Mary Alice Miller President Obama’s creation of My Brother’s Keeper, a national $20 million public and private sector initiative to improve outcomes for boys of color, was met with praise and questions. Open letters to the president signed by

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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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Town Hall Meeting on Race, Policing & Civil Rights Brings Out Ideas

Town Hall Meeting on Race, Policing & Civil Rights Brings Out Ideas

🕔12:28, 17.Oct 2014

By Stephen Witt Grassroots organizing, reaching out to neighbors and telling children your people’s struggle for freedom were three of the takeaways from this week’s riveting town hall meeting on race, policing and civil rights. The meeting, held at the

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