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Day: <span>April 7, 2011</span>

Sports: In The Knick of Time

For the first time since 2004, Knicks fans rejoiced Sunday night as the New York Knicks clinched a playoff spot. With the team still jockeying for positioning, the Knicks may be looking at a first-round match-up with the Boston Celtics or the Chicago Bulls. The Knicks currently hold the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference, […]Read More

At Wit's End

Tax deductions worth lobbying for Like many working-class folk I dream of the day when my ship comes in and I get so rich that I don’t have to pay taxes. The thought occurred to me the other day after I finished filing my taxes and my adjusted gross income came to somewhere between broke […]Read More

Job Mashariki Speaks on History and Living a Committed Life

BVSJ evolved from many people within our community, plus national and inter national activists. After a couple of months of processing procedures, meetings, discussions and defining our purpose, we finally named ourselves and had an election for officers. On or about April 1978 I was elected Chairman of Black Veterans for Social Justice by the […]Read More

Police Beat

77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights Felony marijuana bust A 24-year-old man was charged with criminal sale of marijuana on March 30, cops said. Police members of the Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit (SNEU) made the collar after observing the man exchanging the drug for money on the northwest corner of Lincoln Place and […]Read More

Bed-Stuy Public Housing Expansion Underway

The cash-strapped New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is laying the groundwork for going into the commercial real estate business in Bedford-Stuyvesant, this paper has learned. Several sources confirmed NYCHA has been meeting with stakeholders from both the Sumner and Tompkins Houses to discuss its preliminary plans to add hundreds of housing units to both […]Read More

Council Member James Supports Tire Shop Owned by Haitian Family

The small business is shut down after 26 years F + S Tires, an old Fulton Street business has been closed by the Department of Buildings. The Joseph brothers, who came to this country from their native Haiti and have been business and property owners for 26 years were told that their building on South […]Read More

Boys & Girls Fights For its Life

As the clock ticks down on the fate of Boys & Girls High School, Principal Bernard Gassaway vowed to steer a new course for the pride and joy of Bed-Stuy. Now if he can only get the city’s Department of Education (DOE) and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) to join together in embracing his […]Read More