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104 and still going strong

104 and still going strong

🕔12:28, 30.Aug 2012

Virginia Jones Hawkins, Celebrated her 104th birthday on August 29, 2012.  The widow of the late Malcolm Hawkins has lived on the 600 Block of Macdonough Street since 1948.  Born in 1908 Staunton, Virginia, she is a true Brooklyn heroine. 

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A Look Back in Pictures at the South African Festival…

A Look Back in Pictures at the South African Festival…

🕔12:26, 30.Aug 2012

Festival Organizer Joshua Sindisa Mrulekana Speaks We topped last year’s South Africa Festival Fund-raiser 2012 proceeds raised by more than ten percent.  This shows that the South Africa Celebration initiative at the Bedford YMCA is growing stronger each year. People

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Faith Leaders Ex-Offenders Keep it Real on Gun Violence, Offer Counseling & Encouragement

Faith Leaders Ex-Offenders Keep it Real on Gun Violence, Offer Counseling & Encouragement

🕔12:22, 30.Aug 2012

By Bernice Elizabeth Green Last Saturday, August 25, Rev. Diane Hodges and Rev. Bruce William, soldiers in Prison Ministry, who delivered the word of peace and healing to hardened criminals hardened lives  to young troubled…. joined the Ethelyne Henderson Women’s

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News Briefs 8/30/12

News Briefs 8/30/12

🕔12:02, 30.Aug 2012

City mum on Sumner Armory The city Department of Homeless Services (DHS) issued a terse “No comment” regarding their intentions of use for the Sumner Armory on Marcus Garvey Blvd. Currently, DHS contracts out a small part of the armory

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West Indian Day Parade organizers say the 45th annual event will be the best ever

West Indian Day Parade organizers say the 45th annual event will be the best ever

🕔11:55, 30.Aug 2012

By Amelia Rawlins Colorful handmade costumes, cultural foods and island music are all again expected for Monday’s West Indian-American Day Parade – the largest parade in New York City. “ We have done extensive planning and we have been working

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Lynnette C. Velasco Embraced the Majesty

Lynnette C. Velasco Embraced the Majesty

🕔09:38, 30.Aug 2012

Dr. Brenda M. Greene Lynnette Velasco,  the beloved writer, journalist, poet and avid supporter of black literature and in particular, children’s literature, was passionate about young people and participated in many literary programs focused on promoting children’s authors and literature.

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Trucked Out SUV Provides 700 Backpacks  and a Day of Fun for Brownsville Children

Trucked Out SUV Provides 700 Backpacks and a Day of Fun for Brownsville Children

🕔09:07, 30.Aug 2012

By Mary Alice Miller Brownsville can tell the time of year by Trucked Out SUV events. Christmas. Easter. Thanksgiving. Local residents flock to Trucked Out’s back-to-school street party, one of their most popular events. “They know that summer is coming

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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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