Day: August 23, 2012

Top Stories

BSVAC: On Frontlines for Tragedy’s Aftermath; At the Forefront for

Bernice Elizabeth Green The Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps is revving up for its 25th year providing emergency services for the community … with an added focus to its already-extraordinary missions. “As we prepare for school to open next month, let’s give our children a headstart on life,” says BSVAC co-founder Rocky Robinson, “by giving them […]readmore

Community News

Calendar 8/23/12

TODAY! Thurs., Aug 23rd 5pm – 6pm: The Rock Shop: Park Slope, 249 4th Avenue (bet. Carroll & President Sts). The Brooklyn Book Festival, supported by AT&T, is hosting a press meet-up and Happy Hour to celebrate the release of this year’s schedule of Bookend Events. RSVP TO mzustovich@brooklynbp.nyc.gov, 718-802-3832 by noon on Thurs., Aug […]readmore

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South African Organizer Forges Connections for Youth in two Worlds…

Sindisa Joshua Mrulekana’s intentions to fulfill an assignment for a YMCA program have grown into a major celebratory event that connects two continents through the portal of the YMCA. The Bedford Y’s second annual South Africa Festival takes place this Saturday, August 25th at the Y headquarters, 1121 Bedford Avenue, 3:00pm-7:00pm.   And excitement around the […]readmore

Sports

Sports: World Series Bound?

By Eddie Castro There is just a month and a half left in the baseball season, and the division races in the American and National leagues are heating up. As expected, the Yankees are right in the middle of things in the American League. With a five-game lead in the AL East, the Yankees must […]readmore

Community News

Shakespeare Comes to Bed-Stuy

The Brooklyn Summer Shakespeare-ience, a cultural organization founded this year by the wife and husband team of Tracy and Darrin Person, brought a talented ensemble to the Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center’s Eubie Blake indoor amphitheater last weekend, where they performed a free presentation of William Shakespeare’s timeless classic, Romeo and Juliet. Standing from […]readmore

City Politics

Pro charter school group backs Romney big time

New report shows StudentsFirst NY contributed over $2 million to defeat Obama By Nico Simino A new report released this month shows that the pro-charter school group, StudentsFirst NY, is not only backing Mitt Romney for president, but that the group also contributes more campaign funds towards Republicans candidates than Democratic ones. The report, done […]readmore