Day: July 15, 2013

Community News

Four Medgar Evers College Students Awarded Scholarships to Study

 Medgar Evers College announced that four students were recently awarded scholarships to study and conduct research overseas this summer and in the upcoming fall semester. Sophomore Fabienne Mondelus; seniors Chad Hannibal and Rhode- Elise Jacques, and freshman Kevon Martin were selected from among a group of 10 students who applied for scholarships. The summer program […]readmore

Community News

Blackout At Brevoort Houses

Day after day of unrelenting heat last week strained parts of the city’s electrical grid.  By Friday night, lights were flickering in Brevoort Houses. About 10am Saturday they went out completely in seven of Breevoort’s 26 buildings, including ironically the community center which was designated as the local cooling center.    According to Chris Olert, […]readmore

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We Must Not Lose Our College

By Councilmember Albert Vann There are only a few institutions that exist in Central Brooklyn that were created to serve the needs of African-American people. Chief among them is Medgar Evers College (MEC). I am a surviving member of the team of community members who negotiated with CUNY to bring this college into existence and […]readmore

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Use Of China Steel For Verrazano Bridge Project Raises Questions

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is due for a face-lift. The nearly 50-year-old double-decker suspension bridge that connects the Staten Island Expressway with the Gowanus Expressway and the Belt Parkway has been deemed structurally deficient. Last year, the MTA awarded a $235 million contract to California general contracting firm Tutor Perini to replace the Verrazano Bridge’s upper […]readmore