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NYCHA Answers Questions on Proposed New Development in Van Dyke Houses

🕔17:25, 7.May 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Despite some community opposition, NYCHA plans to allow development of new affordable housing on land in Van Dyke Houses. The new housing is part of Next Generation NYCHA’s plan to develop parcels of land in Van

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Repairs Commence at 305 Decatur Street

🕔17:24, 7.May 2015

By Mary Alice Miller A jubilant Queen, 4th floor tenant at 305 Decatur Street, called Our Time Press with excitement in her voice. “They are making repairs!” said Queen, referring to Shinda Management, the company that oversees a number of

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Brooklyn’s Loretta Lynch  is Now Nation’s Top Law Enforcement Official

Brooklyn’s Loretta Lynch  is Now Nation’s Top Law Enforcement Official

🕔13:18, 30.Apr 2015

“I am here to tell you, if a little girl from North Carolina who used to tell her grandfather in the fields to lift her up on the back of his mule so she could see ‘way up high Granddaddy’,

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Councilman Antonio Reynoso: Behind the Bright Smile is a Bright Future

Councilman Antonio Reynoso: Behind the Bright Smile is a Bright Future

🕔12:53, 30.Apr 2015

District 34’s Councilman Antonio Reynoso Holds Key to Community Empowerment, Political Success: Listening Followed by Action  By Bernice Elizabeth Green District 34 Councilman Antonio Reynoso isn’t smiling for the camera; he’s smiling because of the pride he has in the

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Establishing Park Guardians: New Move Aligned with Efforts to Make a Difference

Establishing Park Guardians: New Move Aligned with Efforts to Make a Difference

🕔12:37, 30.Apr 2015

Herbert Von King Park & Cultural Arts Center – Update #2 Bernice Elizabeth Green 500 Men Who Make a Difference, founded and helmed by Wayne Devonish, is in the process of making a huge difference in the appearance of Herbert

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Herbert Von King Park & Cultural Arts Center Update #2

Herbert Von King Park & Cultural Arts Center Update #2

🕔11:32, 30.Apr 2015

On the True Saviors of Von King Park — the Largest Greenspace in North Brooklyn Rumor — steeped more in truth than fantasy — abounds around the formation of a Herbert Von King Park Conservancy, modeled after the New York Central Park

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At 30th Anniversary Celebration of Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Jr. Commission …

At 30th Anniversary Celebration of Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Jr. Commission …

🕔11:35, 25.Apr 2015

Congressman Major Owens’ Legacy; Mayor Bill deBlasio’s Vision;  Pioneers of 1960’s Community Activism, Honored   The Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission celebrated its 30th Anniversary with an awards ceremony in Brooklyn Heights last Friday (17) that honored policy makers, educators and participants

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305 Decatur Street Tenants Face Unrelenting Hardships

🕔10:51, 25.Apr 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Shameeka Hughes and her three children lived at 305 Decatur Street until 2010 when the management company for her building – Shinda Management Corp. – took her to court for nonpayment of rent. Shameeka produced for

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NYCHA Commissioner in Brownsville to Speak with Van Dyke Residents

NYCHA Commissioner in Brownsville to Speak with Van Dyke Residents

🕔10:00, 25.Apr 2015

By Mary Alice Miller NYCHA Commissioner Shola Olatoye came to Van Dyke Houses in Brownsville recently to engage with residents and provide an update on the progress of Next Generation NYCHA. “When the mayor appointed me last March 2014, he

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Community Questions about… Herbert Von King Park Cultural Arts Center #1

Community Questions about… Herbert Von King Park Cultural Arts Center #1

🕔09:20, 25.Apr 2015

By Bernice Elizabeth Green Last week, Our Time Press reported the closing of Von King Park Cultural Arts Center. In fact, as reported in local media, there were two closings. The first was the announcement that the center at 670

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