Day: March 18, 2012

Business

Animal Spa in Heart of Bed-Stuy

A stalwart in the Bed-Stuy community for over 50 years, Joseph Foster, 84, has seen the neighborhood change many times throughout the years for both good and bad, but still to this day he remains a figurehead among the neighborhood’s small business community. Owner and operator of The New Bed-Stuy Animal Spa, located at 413 […]readmore

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Calendar March 15, 2012

Anniversaries Sunday, March 18 4:00p- The Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People (CEMOTAP) Celebrates 25 Years. Black Spectrum Theater/177th St. & Baisley Blvd. 718-322-8454.Free Admission. Arts Friday, March 16 8:00pm & 10pm (two shows): CYNTHIA HOLIDAY QUINTET in concert at Jazz966 for Women’s Herstory Month. 966 Fulton Street (bet. Grand and St. James […]readmore

Top Stories

Noble Drew Ali Plaza Security Plan Draws Controversy

Owners to demolish courtyard for community garden and more security gates By Carlene Richards Owners of Noble Drew Ali Plaza are planning to build a community garden in the courtyard and add yet more security gates, but some tenants and a local politician say that’s not the answer to curbing crime. Ex-Mets player Mo Vaughn’s […]readmore

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Kings County Politics (KPC)

Possible court battle over voting rights district The New York State Black, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus is prepared to go to court to stop the state senate’s proposed new senate district lines. “This is not about protecting incumbents, it’s about adhering to the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 and renewed by Congress in […]readmore

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Excerpts from NAACP Panel at United Nations: “Voting Rights and

-America’s oldest and largest civil rights organization leads panel on attempts to restrict the right to vote- (Geneva) – Leaders of the NAACP testified today in front of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. They described how a wide range of new legislation threatens to prevent millions of Americans, particularly people of […]readmore

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News Briefs Thursday, March 15, 2012

DOE surveys students, parents and teachers The city’s Department of Education (DOE) announced the agency’s sixth annual New York City School Survey of public school students, parents, and teachers. The survey captures a more complete picture of each school’s learning environment by quantifying community feedback on academic expectations, communication, engagement and safety. “We place a […]readmore