BLACK WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES, 2014

🕔17:16, 28.Jun 2014

  Progress and Challenges 50 Years After the War on Poverty 50 Years After the 1964 Civil Rights Act 60 Years After Brown v. Board of Education National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Black Women’s Roundtable March, 2014 Executive Summary

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81 NYC Registered Sex Offenders Go AWOL

81 NYC Registered Sex Offenders Go AWOL Updated

🕔17:13, 28.Jun 2014

By Mary Alice Miller New York City has 7,000 registered sex offenders living within the five boroughs. By law, all must periodically verify their address with the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). But 81 NYC sex offenders have

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Wrongful Convictions Vacated by Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson

Wrongful Convictions Vacated by Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson Updated

🕔17:10, 28.Jun 2014

By Mary Alice Miller The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office has vacated eight murder convictions of men who were imprisoned for crimes they said they did not commit. Six cases were vacated. In two cases two of the men were co-defendants.

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U.S. Man Crosses Atlantic Ocean by Rowboat on 4th Attempt

U.S. Man Crosses Atlantic Ocean by Rowboat on 4th Attempt Updated

🕔17:06, 28.Jun 2014

NEW YORK -Victor Mooney, 48, of Queens and The Spirit of Malabo,  a twenty-four-foot Brazilian custom-made ocean rowboat, has passed the longitude [59.29W], which marks the successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, this past Saturday morning. Mooney is expected to

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Rent Board Greenlights 1 Percent Rent Hike for Nearly a Million Tenants

Rent Board Greenlights 1 Percent Rent Hike for Nearly a Million Tenants Updated

🕔17:01, 28.Jun 2014

By Stephen Witt Diane John-Marie, a single mom and home health care aide from Crown Heights, stood in the line to get into the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) meeting Monday and commiserated about a possible one-year rent freeze on rent-stabilized

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Campaign Promises Kept: DA Thompson Hosts First Town Hall in Brownsville

Campaign Promises Kept: DA Thompson Hosts First Town Hall in Brownsville

🕔16:58, 28.Jun 2014

By Mary Alice Miller During last year’s contentious campaign for Brooklyn District Attorney, then-candidate Ken Thompson vowed to support raising the age of criminal responsibility so that children under the age of 16 would not be prosecuted and imprisoned as

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Deadline Monday to enroll middle school students in summer program

🕔16:50, 28.Jun 2014

  By Stephen Witt With public schools letting out this week, the city is spreading the word to working families with middle school-aged children in Central Brooklyn that Monday, June 30 is the deadline to pre-enroll in its free, expanded

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Cuomo to Face Challenge from the Left

Cuomo to Face Challenge from the Left Updated

🕔16:47, 28.Jun 2014

By Cady Kuzmich Staff writer http://www.legislativegazette.com June 23, 2014 Fordham University Law Professor Zephyr Teachout formally launched her challenge against Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary this September. Teachout’s announcement on June 16 in Albany came on the same

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City Budget Due: de Blasio still in talks with City Council

🕔09:24, 23.Jun 2014

  By Stephen Witt With the June 30 deadline fast approaching for the de Blasio Administration and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to come to an agreement on the city’s Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget, both sides are playing it close

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The Williamsburg Effect: the Gentrification of Brooklyn Is Being Reflected in the Court System

🕔09:22, 23.Jun 2014

The Williamsburg Effect: the Gentrification of Brooklyn Is Being Reflected in the Court System By Nicole Akoukou Thompson   The “Williamsburg Effect” — the widespread gentrification of Brooklyn — is more detrimental than many realize. Brooklyn is known for its

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