By Mary Alice Miller The 2014 Democratic Primary will take place in less than two weeks. Since petitions were submitted by the July 10 deadline, there have been zero (0) candidate debates or forums in the 55th Assembly District formerly
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By Mary Alice Miller We are all witnessing yet another dance between civil rights and social control. The latest iterations of this very public dance include the upcoming August 23 “We Will Not Go Back” Verrazano Bridge caravan to the
By Mary Alice Miller 66 Rockwell is one of the newest luxury high-rise residential buildings changing the landscape of downtown Brooklyn. The tower has a number of affordable units available with rents as low as $546 for a studio and
By Mary Alice Miller Eddie Ellis became an ancestor during the early morning hours of July 24. Ellis transitioned at age 72. Although he was private regarding his personal health issues, it is believed he died as a result of
As temperatures began to rise in early July, tenants at 702 Rockaway Avenue had no relief from the heat. Electricity and gas to the entire building was shut off. There was no garbage collection. And the protective intercom system cover
By Mary Alice Miller The United States Supreme Court closed its 2013 with a case that allows the religious owners of closely-held or family-owned companies to trample on the reproductive choices its women employees and their religious rights. In a
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.
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
By Mary Alice Miller Plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit claim New York’s property tax classification system violates the Fair Housing Act. The plaintiffs are apartment renters Ernest Robinson (living in the Bronx) and Rosa Rodriguez (residing in Queens). New York
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Calls for FBI Assistance in East New York Manhunt 6-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Calls for FBI Assistance in East New York Manhunt 6-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto’s funeral will take place at St. Paul’s Community Baptist Church on Friday, June 6, 10am By Mary Alice Miller After a weekend of deadly