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City crows about great improvement  in charter school test results

City crows about great improvement in charter school test results

🕔07:37, 27.Jul 2012

Critics question criteria and increasing gulf between the haves and have-nots By Nico Simino As recent test results show that public school students in grades 3-8 have shown an improvement in math and English scores, New York City charter school

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The Hattie Carthan “After Church” Farmers’ Market  Opens Second Season With Education Focus and New Herbal Apothecary Space, Sunday, July 29

The Hattie Carthan “After Church” Farmers’ Market Opens Second Season With Education Focus and New Herbal Apothecary Space, Sunday, July 29

🕔13:34, 26.Jul 2012

The Hattie Carthan “After Church” market, Bedford-Stuyvesant’s newly transformed and largest herb farm and community market, opens for its second consecutive season of healthy food and cultural activities for all ages,  at 49 Van Buren Street (btw. Tompkins/Throop) on Sunday,

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Growing Communities, From the Ground Up

Growing Communities, From the Ground Up

🕔13:33, 26.Jul 2012

by Yonnette Fleming Long before I created the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Corps, the youths that hunger for self-knowledge, intuition, good food, nurturance, acknowledgement and wisdom, graced my nightly prayers. As a woman farmer of color, it was clear to

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Timbuktu Historic Sites Destroyed; President Obama Authorized Aid for Mali Refugees; ICC Commences Inquiry

Timbuktu Historic Sites Destroyed; President Obama Authorized Aid for Mali Refugees; ICC Commences Inquiry Updated

🕔13:15, 26.Jul 2012

  During recent weeks, historic, cultural, and religious sites in Timbuktu have been destroyed. Thousands of refugees have been displaced fleeing the harsh imposition of Sharia law, including lashings in the streets. President Obama has authorized the use of up

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Long Island College Hospital to layoff 150 workers

Long Island College Hospital to layoff 150 workers Updated

🕔12:31, 26.Jul 2012

Dismissal comes year after SUNY Downstate takeover and as borough unemployment reaches 11 percent By Amelia Rawlins As part of the detrimental pattern of many Brooklyn hospitals, Cobble Hill’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) gave 150 workers a 30-day layoff

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Iconic Harlem Entrepreneur Passes

Iconic Harlem Entrepreneur Passes

🕔11:20, 26.Jul 2012

Sylvia Woods built a world-renowned institution Sylvia Woods was an American restaurateur who co-founded the landmark restaurant Sylvia’s in Harlem on Lenox Avenue in New York City with her husband, Herbert Woods, in 1962. The soul food eatery is a

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Magnolia Tree Makes Science and Engineering Fun

🕔09:06, 20.Jul 2012

Local nonprofit spearheads young science program in Bed-Stuy By Aimena Lipscomb A local nonprofit organization is teaming with several other educational organizations to set the launchpad so that the next generation of rocket scientists and engineers include students from the

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Unusual Sightings: A real short landing strip in Bed-Stuy

Unusual Sightings: A real short landing strip in Bed-Stuy

🕔12:54, 19.Jul 2012

Residents walking along Kosciuszko Street between Nostrand and Bedford Avenues may have done a second take when noticing a five-seat Cessna airplane in the yard about mid block. The plane was put there by the owners of The Aviary, a

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Farrakhan:  Nation of Islam Going Back to Streets to Stem Violence in Black Communities

Farrakhan: Nation of Islam Going Back to Streets to Stem Violence in Black Communities Updated

🕔12:27, 19.Jul 2012

(From The Final Call) The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan announced he would lead the Fruit of Islam into the streets to halt the tide of violence “gripping” cities across the nation, according to The Final Call newspaper. In an interview

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BSECDC Parents to City: “How Can You Put the Lives of Our Children on Hold?”

BSECDC Parents to City: “How Can You Put the Lives of Our Children on Hold?” Updated

🕔07:39, 19.Jul 2012

By Bernice Elizabeth Green   Thirty-two young faces beam down from the Wall of Fame at the Bedford-Stuyvesant Early Childhood Development Center, 971 DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn, NY.  But that’s about all the beautiful art that will be left –

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