Day: September 16, 2012

Community News

Brownsville Community Baptist Church Fights Crime with Jobs

In an effort to combat crime, Brownsville Community Baptist Church hosted a job fair. Reverend Harold Burton said jobs would help lower the rate of violence in our communities because employment would make a person concerned about life. “You see people being shot in the streets, just loafing. They should know that somebody cares,” said […]readmore

City Politics Community News

Rep. Yvette Clarke Holds Clinic on New Immigrant Policy

Less than a month after the Obama Administration implemented Deferred Action – an immigration policy that allows eligible youth the opportunity to obtain employment authorization and deferred action providing temporary relief from deportation or removal proceedings – Representative Yvette Clarke hosted a legal clinic to provide hands-on assistance to almost 100 individuals and family groups […]readmore

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A Recognition of Twin Towers Engineer, Mr. Alton A. Burton

When the building of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center was proposed in 1960, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller chose Clinton Hill resident Alton Burton, an African-American engineer who had earned his degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s from New York University. At that time, he was already employed at the Port […]readmore

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Kings County Politics (KCP)

The race to succeed Vann With the state officeholders and Democratic District Leader primaries over this week, the race to succeed Central Brooklyn’s dean of politics, the term-limited City Councilman Al Vann begins in earnest. While much has been written in this column about male Democratic District leader and Vanguard Independent Democratic Association (VIDA) President […]readmore