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Brownsville’s Increase the Peace Tournament Commemorates Decrease in Summer Violence

Brownsville’s Increase the Peace Tournament Commemorates Decrease in Summer Violence

🕔08:41, 30.Aug 2012

By Mary Alice Miller An entire summer of antiviolence mentoring via basketball came down to one intense final tournament. In an effort to curb gun violence in Brownsville, the Brooklyn Blizzards Youth organization hosted the games that attracted youth ages

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Picking up The BEAT …

Picking up The BEAT …

🕔08:02, 24.Aug 2012

New world-class festival, showcasing borough’s emerging performing artists, set for Sept. 12-23 The BEAT Festival (Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater), the borough’s first festival to showcase the borough’s emerging artists in theater, dance, and voice  will be held from September

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Brownsville Heritage House’s Jazz House Band Rocks Crowd

Brownsville Heritage House’s Jazz House Band Rocks Crowd

🕔15:08, 23.Aug 2012

By Mary Alice Miller Bopping heads and tapping feet filled the audience last Saturday at Brownsville Heritage House. Word on the Street – the house band – entertained the young and not so young with an afternoon of jazz. “It

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Calendar 8/23/12

Calendar 8/23/12

🕔14:59, 23.Aug 2012

TODAY! Thurs., Aug 23rd 5pm – 6pm: The Rock Shop: Park Slope, 249 4th Avenue (bet. Carroll & President Sts). The Brooklyn Book Festival, supported by AT&T, is hosting a press meet-up and Happy Hour to celebrate the release of

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Shakespeare Comes to Bed-Stuy

Shakespeare Comes to Bed-Stuy

🕔14:44, 23.Aug 2012

The Brooklyn Summer Shakespeare-ience, a cultural organization founded this year by the wife and husband team of Tracy and Darrin Person, brought a talented ensemble to the Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center’s Eubie Blake indoor amphitheater last weekend, where

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Bed-Stuy-based Not Another Child Anti-Violence Group to Host 6TH Playing 4 Change Tournament in Memory of Beloved Village Son and Others

Bed-Stuy-based Not Another Child Anti-Violence Group to Host 6TH Playing 4 Change Tournament in Memory of Beloved Village Son and Others

🕔14:39, 23.Aug 2012

 By Char-lai Newkirk In an effort to unite our community in saving its future and its greatest treasure, Not Another Child (NAC), a Bedford-Stuyvesant –based nonprofit group, will host the King Ron Playing 4 Change Tournament, Saturday, August 25, 2012 

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News Briefs 8/23/12

News Briefs 8/23/12

🕔14:24, 23.Aug 2012

Robinson to meet with local banks In preparation for a larger community meeting, Assemblywoman Annette Robinson has scheduled a closed door meeting with branch managers at the five banks in her district covering Bedford-Stuyvesant. The banks invited to the meeting

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Gillibrand comes to Bed-Stuy calling for  a federal minimum wage hike

Gillibrand comes to Bed-Stuy calling for a federal minimum wage hike

🕔14:10, 23.Aug 2012

The U.S. Senator calls for increase from the current $7.25 per hour to $9.80 By Stephen Witt United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand came to Bed-Stuy this week calling for the federal minimum wage be hiked from $7.25 an hour to

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City’s Department of Homeless Services stalls on Sumner Armory

City’s Department of Homeless Services stalls on Sumner Armory

🕔12:27, 23.Aug 2012

Vann and community ready to move ahead with feasibility study By Stephen Witt While the Park Slope Armory received $16 million for a state of the art recreation center in recent years to go along with being a women’s homeless

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Study finds 95 percent of arrests in schools are black or Latino students

🕔11:16, 23.Aug 2012

Of the 16 judges sitting in the borough’s family court, only one is African-American and one is Hispanic. By Stephen Witt “We’ve now collected a year’s worth of data demonstrating how the impact of heavy-handed policing in city schools falls

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