Day: December 1, 2011

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Von King Park Neighborhood Hero Retires

On Saturday, November 19th manager Lemuel H. Mial and the Von King Cultural Arts Center honored Leroy Thompson, one of their unsung giants and strong supporters with a “roast”. His involvement with all the recreation centers, softball baseball leagues, and drum & bugle corps brought out an array of roasters. St. John’s Recreation Center presented […]readmore

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DECEMBER CALENDAR

Throughout the month, purchase holiday gifts from local merchants and artisans … Occu-buy!THURSDAY, DEC. 1: 6:00p-9:00p Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic’s Champions of Bedford Stuyvesant, hosted by Valerie Oliver-Durrah, convenes neighborhood leaders, representatives, key nonprofit organizations and others to celebrate neighborhood legends and advocates, at its annual CHAMPIONS of BEDFORD STUYVESANT event. Honorees: Seth Edwards, VP, […]readmore

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Barron Says He’ll Take “Voice of the 99%” to Congress

By Amadi Ajamu — NYC Councilman Charles Barron officially announced his candidacy for Congress representing the 10th Congressional District on Sunday. Surrounded by a host of supporters and media in front of Sonny Carson Park in the heart of East New York, Barron vowed to be “the voice of the 99%”. Well wishers included his […]readmore

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Brooklyn Health Care System in Crisis

Brooklyn’s health care system is in crisis. Several local hospitals — Interfaith Medical Center, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Brooklyn Hospital Center — are in extreme debt. Brookdale, Interfaith and Wyckoff are in eminent danger of financial collapse. Earlier this year, Gov. Cuomo convened the […]readmore