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Bed-Stuy Homeowners Face Increasing Costs Due To Bribery Scam

Bed-Stuy Homeowners Face Increasing Costs Due To Bribery Scam

🕔19:06, 19.Feb 2015

By Stephen Witt Bed-Stuy homeowner Eric Nathaniel just received a letter from State Farm, and it wasn’t pretty. It said his deductible for homeowner insurance has shot from $1,000 to $2,500. “For making a claim that was never my fault!,”

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Bed-Stuy Rocked with Building Inspectors “On The Take” As Gentrification Grows

Bed-Stuy Rocked with Building Inspectors “On The Take” As Gentrification Grows

🕔21:26, 12.Feb 2015

By Stephen Witt To Bedford-Stuyvesant homeowner Eric Nathaniel, this week’s massive bust of 50 people including city Department of Buildings (DOB) and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”) employees, property managers and owners, expeditors, contractors and one engineer was

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Bed-Stuy Satmars Interested for Black & Jewish Affordable Housing Complex

🕔19:50, 18.Dec 2014

Bed-Stuy Satmars Interested in Black & Jewish Affordable Housing Complex By Stephen Witt The community-based organization that provides a myriad of social services to the Satmar religious sect of Jews that have been migrating into Bedford-Stuyvesant from Williamsburg said they

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Bed-Stuy Agrees: Throw Racist NBA Owner out of Basketball

Bed-Stuy Agrees: Throw Racist NBA Owner out of Basketball

🕔11:53, 2.May 2014

    By Stephen Witt Bedford-Stuyvesant’s court of public opinion stood squarely behind National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver’s decision of a lifetime ban on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from all NBA games and ownership operations. People interviewed

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Education of Our Children Is Moving Front  & Center In Bedford-Stuyvesant And Beyond

Education of Our Children Is Moving Front & Center In Bedford-Stuyvesant And Beyond

🕔15:05, 19.Dec 2013

Due to the pioneering efforts of such scholars as Dr. Andrea Taylor (left), interest in the fields of technology and science by young women is picking up steam.  DivaSteam, that is.  Dr. Taylor is the volunteer director of the divaSTEAM

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ANALYSIS Rising Tensions Between Blacks And Jews In Bed-Stuy

🕔12:45, 12.Dec 2013

City Councilman-elect Robert Cornegy Says open dialogue needed now  By Stephen Witt Beneath the recent statement and subsequent apology by City Council-elect Laurie Cumbo for her Facebook statements weaving the “knockout game” with fears among some of her black constituents

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Celebrating Weeksville

Celebrating Weeksville

🕔12:27, 12.Dec 2013

The quiet voice of Ms. Joan Maynard, the artist-archaeologist-preservationist who devoted nearly four decades before her death in 2006 to preserving four wood-frame cottages, would be raised in delight yesterday when The Weeksville Heritage Center celebrated the completion of its

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Highly Touted Gifted & Talented Program In  Bed-Stuy Has Two Grades Cut

Highly Touted Gifted & Talented Program In Bed-Stuy Has Two Grades Cut

🕔12:38, 5.Dec 2013

City Councilman-elect Robert Cornegy holds summit with P.S. 3 Principal Beecher By Stephen Witt A Bedford-Stuyvesant public school is in danger of losing its highly touted Gifted & Talented program after its pipeline grades were dismantled, and the Department of

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Bed-Stuy Mobilizes To Bring Gifted & Talented Program Back To Community

🕔17:26, 21.Nov 2013

City Councilman-elect Robert Cornegy & P.S. 308 Principal Dr. George Patterson lead the charge By Stephen Witt   There was a time not too long ago that P.S. 308’s Gifted and Talented (G & T) program was a source of

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Bed-Stuy Food Pantries See Increasing Traffic With Food Stamp Cuts

🕔10:00, 14.Nov 2013

Feds could cut $40 billion more in SNAP assistance that affects mainly children By Stephen Witt It’s not even the end of the first month that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),  a.k.a. food stamps, was cut and already Bedford-Stuyvesant

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