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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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Sarah Brinson: Get Ready, Get Set, Vote for Obama!

Sarah Brinson: Get Ready, Get Set, Vote for Obama!

🕔12:19, 16.Aug 2012

By Lucia Jean and David Soblick President Obama has lived in the White House since before his election. In Sarah Brinson’s Brooklyn-based “White House,” that is. Obama has been a mainstay in Ms. Brinson’s white brownstone in Bedford-Stuyvesant – which

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News Briefs 8/16/12

🕔12:04, 16.Aug 2012

Homeless numbers rise in city The city’s homeless population rose sharply over the last year, causing a record number of people to enter the shelter system. The increase has forced the Bloomberg Administration to open nine more shelters in just

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Downstate Medical Center may lay off over a thousand workers

Downstate Medical Center may lay off over a thousand workers

🕔11:54, 16.Aug 2012

Fears mount they may move central operation from black to white neighborhood By Amelia Rawlins As the SUNY Downstate Medical Center starts issuing pink slips to workers as part of their “restructuring”, Borough President Marty Markowitz and a bevy of

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