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Day: <span>January 20, 2011</span>

Governor David A. Paterson's Administrative Accomplishments

From the beginning of David Paterson’s unplanned ascent to Governor, he made thousands of executive decisions. Among the first was working with the legislature to finalize an on-time budget one week in office. Because of his record on progressive issues, the New York Civil Liberties Union’s Donna Lieberman said Paterson’s term in office was “probably […]readmore

Police Beat: Crime Roundup in Central Brooklyn

77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights Man robbed at ATM machine A 32-year-old man was accosted on the street and forced to an ATM where he took out $500 and gave it to the perpetrator, police said. The victim was accosted from behind at about 5:50 am, Jan. 10, on the northwest corner […]readmore

Congressman Ed Towns Rises Against Republican Attack on Health Care

Washington, DC- Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong opposition to H.R. 2, the Patient’s Rights Repeal Act.  In the 112th Congress, the American people were promised a focus on our economy.  Today however, rather than discussing legislation that would strengthen our economy, legislation that would create jobs, or even legislation that would reduce our […]readmore

Dr. King's Dream Inspires a New Generation

By State Senator Velmanette Montgomery I attended two Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations in my district that were especially meaningful because they were symbols of what Reverend King stood for:  creating opportunities for a more just society in the future. One was organized by Habitat for Humanity, the humanitarian organization that provides housing and was […]readmore

Medgar Evers Coalition Stages Silent Protest of College Administration at

The Medgar Evers Coalition for Academic Excellence and Mission Integrity (the Coalition) held a silent protest at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration with Medgar Evers College. Faculty, students and community leaders took to the streets to deliver their message of disapproval of the current administration of Medgar Evers […]readmore

For the Record: MEC Coalition Responds to Administration Fact Sheet

In the latest in a series of efforts to address the charges against the administration by the Medgar Evers College Coalition for Academic Excellence and Mission Integrity, the administration has circulated a document to students and to the media that misrepresents the charges leveled at the administration and that skirts the critical issues about which […]readmore

For the Record: Medgar Evers Administration Responds to Critics

The Office of Communications Department of External Relations at Medgar Evers College, sent a fact sheet “to clarify misleading and false charges made about” the school. The Mission of Medgar Evers College •The mission of Medgar Evers College remains unchanged and its commitment to the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community remains […]readmore

Medgar Evers College and Kings County D. A.'s Office Announce

BROOKLYN, New York – January 13 – Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office have announced today a new partnership to provide educational support for the formerly incarcerated and those at risk of incarceration. The Community Justice Program, which pairs Medgar Evers’ strong academic programs […]readmore