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Day: <span>August 1, 2006</span>

Bedford Academy H.S. Has Bragging Rights

By Feona Sharhran Huff Education Field Reporter As Bedford Academy High School approaches its Four-year Anniversary in September, longtime educator, visionary and school principal George D. Leonard has something to brag about. This past June, his students scored between 80 and 95 percent on the New York State Regents exams – an academic accomplishment that’s […]readmore

Commerce and Community

The Search for Chanel’s Killer Many thanks to “America’s Most Wanted” for featuring the murder of Chanel Petro-Nixon as the lead story of the show’s August 12 broadcast. The national exposure should help the police determine who strangled the 16-year honor student. Many people have mentioned to me what a shame and a scandal it […]readmore

Meanwhile…Violence and Bloodshed in the Middle East

More dead, more wounded, more internally displaced, more refugees – and they talk.  More rockets and bombs falling from the sky like rain – killing and wounded and they talk. More  violence and more bloodshed – and they talk.  More meetings and more discussions.  More deals and more no deals.  More dead, more wounded, more […]readmore

The Brooklyn Contemporary Chorus

The Brooklyn Contemporary Chorus is one of the borough’s longest-running community musical groups.ÿ Today, after 35 years, it is alive and well and rehearses every Monday from September to June at Cadman Memorial Congregational Church at Lafayette and Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill.ÿ The current director, Aaron Williams, is well-loved by the members and challenges […]readmore

Check Out The Interfaith Medical Center Health Fair

Interfaith Medical Center’s Health Fair is a very special event providing a comprehensive array of medical services and education in a fun environment with games and prizes- all in one place at one time for the Central Brooklyn community. It is also very timely as it coincides with back -to -school. Interfaith Medical Center will […]readmore

Upstate ‘Jazz In The Valley’ Kicks Off Seventh Year –

The annual Jazz in the Valley concert in upstate Rosedale, New York has been perhaps a best kept secret. Although, not really. As really cool stuff tends to go, those who know – know. For others, well, sooner or later they’ll eventually catch on. Now, in its seventh year, Jazz in the Valley kicked off […]readmore

African-American women know health benefits of exercise but aren’t taking

NEW YORK, NY, Aug. 8, 2006 – Ninety-seven percent of African-American women said they know physical activity can significantly impact their health, but only 9 percent exercise enough, according to an American Heart Association survey. Current recommendations are that women should engage in moderate-to-vigorous aerobic activity for at least 30 minutes five times per week. […]readmore

Women in Recovery:The Serendipity Family

The mood that day at Serendipity II proved to be infectious. The substance abuse treatment program, founded in 2001, this March celebrated its Fifth Anniversary with a cake, balloons, honorees and an extravaganza of singing, dancing, skits and recitations by the female residents. At one point, a resident of Serendipity I, the men’s program just […]readmore