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New York City and State Enact Policing Reforms in Wake of Police Killings of Citizens

🕔16:39, 17.Jul 2015

By Mary Alice Miller It has been exactly one year since the chokehold homicide of Staten Island resident Eric Garner at the hands of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo. The homicide resulted from a police response to Garner allegedly selling untaxed

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D. A. Ken Thompson Speaks on How his Office Protects the Vulnerable

D. A. Ken Thompson Speaks on How his Office Protects the Vulnerable

🕔16:33, 17.Jul 2015

By David Mark Greaves Brooklyn is a borough of neighborhoods and it’s easy to forget just how big it is. Kings County District Attorney Ken Thompson gave an idea of the “scope and size” of his office in a panel

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Real Estate Matters: Deborah Ann Leary and Mr. Jimmy Leary, Father and Daughter “Getting Started” and Not Giving Up

Real Estate Matters: Deborah Ann Leary and Mr. Jimmy Leary, Father and Daughter “Getting Started” and Not Giving Up

🕔22:25, 16.Jul 2015

  Part II of Three Parts By Bernice Elizabeth Green Several people walked away from security jobs this week at 406 Tompkins Avenue, moved by stories or memories of families, friends or neighbors turned out into the streets: displaced. Not

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View From Here:  Raise Student Achievement Now!

View From Here: Raise Student Achievement Now!

🕔09:02, 10.Jul 2015

By David Mark Greaves Yes to the Common Core and yes to education standards set far higher than they are now. In 1959, when Russia launched the first vehicle into space, the United States was shocked into action to build

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Real Estate:Tompkins Avenue Candy Store owner James Thomas Leary’s Story

Real Estate:Tompkins Avenue Candy Store owner James Thomas Leary’s Story

🕔08:37, 10.Jul 2015

“It’s a strong word, ‘invaded’, but one that never leaves the mind when chasing gentrification in real time. Invasions can be grand — an entire neighborhood — or nearly imperceptible — a single building, one apartment at a time…. “Money

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Our Time Press Exclusive: Rep. Yvette Clarke Calls for Scrutiny and Revision of City Contracting Process

Our Time Press Exclusive: Rep. Yvette Clarke Calls for Scrutiny and Revision of City Contracting Process

🕔08:43, 6.Jul 2015

By Mary Alice Miller (July 9, 2015-Our Time Press) In the face of escalating disparate impact of New York City’s contracting process on women and minority owned businesses Congresswoman Yvette Clarke called for the City Council, the Comptroller and the

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Speakers Bring Truth to 200 Youngsters at HHC Kings County Hospital Center Youth Antiviolence Community Forum

Speakers Bring Truth to 200 Youngsters at HHC Kings County Hospital Center Youth Antiviolence Community Forum

🕔10:23, 3.Jul 2015

As the nation moves forward to address the issue of youth and violence, Brooklyn’s own Kings County Hospital Center, along with other hospitals in the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) family, is moving to the forefront of developing solutions.

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Our Time Press a Winner at Independent Press Awards (IPPIES)

Our Time Press a Winner at Independent Press Awards (IPPIES)

🕔17:09, 20.Jun 2015

The IPPIES is the only New York-area competition that recognizes excellence amongst journalists, photographers, graphic artists, editors, publishers and broadcasters from the Community and Ethnic Media. Since 2002, the awards program has served as a vehicle to honor outstanding work,

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State Rent Laws Expire

State Rent Laws Expire

🕔16:18, 20.Jun 2015

By Mary Alice Miller New York’s rent laws expired at midnight on Monday. The law covered 2.5 million tenants living in 1 million rent-stabilized apartments, most located in New York City. A series of political decisions on behalf of special

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Special Interest Group Targets Local Assembly Members on Religious School Tax Credit

Special Interest Group Targets Local Assembly Members on Religious School Tax Credit

🕔16:12, 20.Jun 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Latrice Walker, Diana Richardson and Rodneyse Bichotte are among 44 Assembly members under pressure from special interest groups that want to see a tax credit for private and religious schools. The Coalition for Opportunity in Education

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