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Brownsville Anti-Violence Town Hall Attracts Standing-Room-Only Crowd Updated

🕔08:06, 25.Nov 2011

Brownsville Anti-Violence Town Hall Attracts Standing-Room-Only Crowd Anyone who has a loving connection to Brownsville was compelled to attend the State of Emergency Town Hall meeting at First Baptist Church in Brownsville last Friday. Hosted by KISS-FM and Tony Herbert

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Crime Creeps Up In Bed-Stuy Updated

🕔15:15, 5.Nov 2011

79th Precinct Commander  warns of trouble spots Amid a 13 percent increase of major felony crime in the past month in Bed-Stuy, 79th Precinct Commanding Officer Deputy Inspector Peter Bartoszek told residents at last week’s Community Council meeting that he

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Council Member Jumaane Williams Takes Youth Under His Wings with Anti-Violence Initiative Updated

🕔10:42, 24.Sep 2011

As Winter turned to Spring, East Flatbush was hit by a series of gun-related incidents, which resulted in several injuries and fatalities. Community stakeholders immediately rallied together in response. In partnership with law enforcement, local clergy formed the 67th Precinct

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Blacks and Jews: On a street in Bedford-Stuyvesant Updated

🕔13:40, 28.Aug 2011

While the character of Bedford-Stuyvesant remains largely African-American, there has also been a large and growing influx of Hasidic Jews from the Satmar sect in Williamsburg. In particular, this Jewish sect has been moving in and around Skillman Street from

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Blood Drive A Success! Updated

🕔13:52, 16.Jun 2011

On Saturday, June 4, the members of Omega Psi Phi, Alpha Upsilon Chapter and Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Rho Omega Chapter got together for the Omega’s 4th Annual Blood Drive.  The blood drive took place on the corner of Putnam

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Bed-Stuy Swim Team Makes Splash Updated

🕔18:52, 2.Jun 2011

The Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Piranhas Swimming team continues to take a bite out of the competition from other teams around the state. The squad, consisting of local kids from seven to 17, came in a strong second place at the recent

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Bed-Stuy YMCA Fights Diabetes With Education Updated

🕔13:34, 21.May 2011

Looking for a way to change your eating habits or  gain a new healthier lifestyle? Well, look no further than the YMCA’s new program. The Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA has a new program geared towards diabetes prevention.  The program focuses on healthy

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Council Member James Supports Tire Shop Owned by Haitian Family Updated

🕔11:16, 7.Apr 2011

The small business is shut down after 26 years F + S Tires, an old Fulton Street business has been closed by the Department of Buildings. The Joseph brothers, who came to this country from their native Haiti and have

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Devastating Cuts to Day Care Services Updated

🕔12:17, 10.Mar 2011

Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed FY 2012 budget paints a grim picture for all of New York City, especially for poor working parents and their children. ­Among many cuts proposed by the Mayor, the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) will eliminate 16,624

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Major Owens Proposes Central Brooklyn Experimental Education District Updated

🕔15:45, 28.Jan 2011

In an effort to improve educational outcomes in central Brooklyn, former Congressman Major Owens is proposing a new organizational model, the Central Brooklyn Experimental Education District (CBEED). Owens aims to to localize the efforts of students, parents, teachers and administrators.

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