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Former NYC Comptroller John Liu Calls for City Council Hearings on Contract Scoring Process

Former NYC Comptroller John Liu Calls for City Council Hearings on Contract Scoring Process

🕔18:47, 4.Jun 2015

By Mary Alice Miller John Liu, former New York City Comptroller, has a suggestion to bring transparency to the scoring process that displaces long established community service providers by denial through the contracting process. Liu calls for the New York

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Van Dyke Residents Work with NYCHA for Quality of Life Improvements

Van Dyke Residents Work with NYCHA for Quality of Life Improvements

🕔21:24, 3.Jun 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Last September, residents of Van Dyke Houses and the surrounding community came together to commence a series of monthly meetings designed to improve greater Brownsville under Next Generation NYCHA. Six committees were formed: abandoned lots and

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Suicide Rates Doubled Among African-American Children Ages 5 to 11 Since 1993

Suicide Rates Doubled Among African-American Children Ages 5 to 11 Since 1993

🕔21:12, 3.Jun 2015

Researchers have found that rates of suicide among African-American children, specifically boys, have doubled since 1993, surpassing (for the first time) the rates among white children which dropped over the same period. The study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics Tuesday, was based on

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View From Here By David Mark Greaves

🕔11:50, 31.May 2015

The devil is always in the details and when it comes to affordable housing in New York, those details are legion.  Mayor deBlasio has come up with a plan to save public housing in NYCHA from the $18 billon in

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View From Here By David Mark Greaves

🕔11:14, 31.May 2015

The devil is always in the details and when it comes to affordable housing in New York, those details are legion.  Mayor deBlasio has come up with a plan to save public housing in NYCHA from the $18 billon in

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Ollie McClean, Education Icon and Civil Rights Activist, Passes

Ollie McClean, Education Icon and Civil Rights Activist, Passes

🕔10:51, 31.May 2015

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Sister Ollie McClean on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Ollie, a community icon and civil rights activist, was the Founder/Director of Sankofa International Academy(formerly Henson Preparatory School) which has been

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Linden Plaza residents continue fight against ‘permanent’ rent increases for shoddy Capital Renovations

Linden Plaza residents continue fight against ‘permanent’ rent increases for shoddy Capital Renovations

🕔22:44, 21.May 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Years after a 2008 transfer of ownership of Linden Plaza, residents are contesting rent increases for capital renovations that appear to be permanent, rather than temporary to recoup renovation costs. In 2008, when ownership of Linden

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Graca Machel Emerging as a Voice for the  Vulnerable and Giving Hope for a Balanced “Serene” Order

Graca Machel Emerging as a Voice for the Vulnerable and Giving Hope for a Balanced “Serene” Order

🕔14:35, 21.May 2015

By Bernice Elizabeth Green In Nelson Mandela’s first public appearance in the United States in June 1990, he stopped in Bedford-Stuyvesant at Boys & Girls H.S. to address an audience of young people and national and community leaders. In Graca

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Medgar Evers College Mourns the Tragic Loss of Dean Derrick Griffith

Medgar Evers College Mourns the Tragic Loss of Dean Derrick Griffith

🕔18:55, 14.May 2015

It is with a heavy heart that we regret to confirm that Derrick Griffith, Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management for Medgar Evers College, was killed in the horrific train derailment that occurred in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, May 12,

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