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Linden Plaza residents continue fight against ‘permanent’ rent increases for shoddy Capital Renovations

Linden Plaza residents continue fight against ‘permanent’ rent increases for shoddy Capital Renovations

🕔22:44, 21.May 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Years after a 2008 transfer of ownership of Linden Plaza, residents are contesting rent increases for capital renovations that appear to be permanent, rather than temporary to recoup renovation costs. In 2008, when ownership of Linden

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‘I Put in White Tenants’: The Grim, Racist (and Likely Illegal) Methods of One Brooklyn Landlord

‘I Put in White Tenants’: The Grim, Racist (and Likely Illegal) Methods of One Brooklyn Landlord

🕔16:24, 21.May 2015

By DW Gibson For the past three years, I’ve traveled around the city, talking with New Yorkers as they experience gentrification. There is little consensus on the topic — even the word itself is defined differently by each of us. I’ve

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Graca Machel Emerging as a Voice for the  Vulnerable and Giving Hope for a Balanced “Serene” Order

Graca Machel Emerging as a Voice for the Vulnerable and Giving Hope for a Balanced “Serene” Order

🕔14:35, 21.May 2015

By Bernice Elizabeth Green In Nelson Mandela’s first public appearance in the United States in June 1990, he stopped in Bedford-Stuyvesant at Boys & Girls H.S. to address an audience of young people and national and community leaders. In Graca

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Opinion:  Don’t Get it Twisted

Opinion: Don’t Get it Twisted

🕔14:22, 21.May 2015

The very disturbing footage of high school students fighting in a fast-food restaurant is being pointed to by white and black folks as evidence that something is wrong with our young people, their values and home environment. We should not

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Mr. Whittingham … So who protects the hero?

Mr. Whittingham … So who protects the hero?

🕔14:10, 21.May 2015

Mr. Iver Whittingham, 42, has left Brooklyn for Long Island, where he grew up. Last Thursday (May 14), the Battered2Beautiful antiviolence volunteer, was brutalized by teens at the McDonald’s on the Flatbush Extension and Fulton when he tried to help

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Borough President Promoting Prom Safety Awareness

Borough President Promoting Prom Safety Awareness

🕔12:00, 21.May 2015

“The prom is about making a teen’s dreams come true, not about a parent realizing their worst nightmare,” Eric Adams told young people who gathered at Borough Hall on Sunday for a photo opportunity to promote his prom safety initiative.

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Interfaith Medical Center Survives Bankruptcy with State Support

Interfaith Medical Center Survives Bankruptcy with State Support

🕔15:55, 8.May 2015

By Mary Alice Miller It has been almost a year since Interfaith Medical Center teetered on the edge of bankruptcy. The hospital was at risk of closing until sustained advocacy by community members, elected officials and employees persuaded Governor Cuomo

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MacDonough Street Buildings Still Stand Judge Grants Stay Until February 2 Presentation of Engineering Reports

MacDonough Street Buildings Still Stand Judge Grants Stay Until February 2 Presentation of Engineering Reports

🕔18:10, 7.May 2015

By Bernice Elizabeth Green (January 28, 2010) New York City is a mosaic of stories. And one of the most heartrending yet heartwarming can be seen in action on MacDonough Street, between Lewis and Stuyvesant Avenue in historic Stuyvesant. It

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Our Time Press is proud to announce the graduation of Gregory Jones, Jr. from the New York City Fire Department Training Academy, Tuesday, May 5. 

Our Time Press is proud to announce the graduation of Gregory Jones, Jr. from the New York City Fire Department Training Academy, Tuesday, May 5. 

🕔17:49, 7.May 2015

  Mr. Jones was among 305 Probationary Firefighters who were applauded by more than 3,000 guests and Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro, who presided at the ceremony held at Christian Cultural Center. A native of Brooklyn, Mr. Jones is the son of

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Diana Richardson Make History as First Working Families Party Candidate to Win State Elected Office

Diana Richardson Make History as First Working Families Party Candidate to Win State Elected Office

🕔17:39, 7.May 2015

A hotly contested special election for the 43rd Assembly seat formerly held by Karim Camara came to a close with a blowout win for electoral newcomer Diana Richardson. The new Assembly representative for the district covered by Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts

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