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Day: <span>June 9, 2011</span>

Black Panther Leader Geronimo Pratt Dies, was a victim of

June 4, 2011 | Frank Stoltze | KPCC  Southern California Public Radio Geronimo Pratt, the former head of the  Black Panthers’ Southland chapter, died Thursday. He was 63. Most people who knew Pratt’s name recall that he was the target of an FBI program during the early 1970s that landed him in prison for more […]readmore

James Black Jr. King of Chessboard: Bed Stuy Youth wins

It’s morning at I.S. 318 on Walton Street in Williamsburg and James Black, Jr., 12, looked across the chessboard at his opponent, coach Elizabeth Vicray, and hit the timer with his right hand. “Checkmate,” he said, smiling. And so went another chess victory for Black, Jr., a Bedford-Stuyvesant resident who  is determined to become the […]readmore

Police Beat

77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights 14-year-old murdered An 18-year-old teenager was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old teen on  June 1, police said. Dequan Edwards, 18, allegedly shot Tyrek O’Hara-Morris, 14, once in the head at about 8:35 pm on the corner of Park Place and Troy Avenue. […]readmore

Sports: Dueces Wild

As we go to press, The Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks are in a neck-n-neck series, tied 2-2 in the Finals. LeBron James and Chris Bosh are seeking their first ring, and are only 2 games away from completing their goal they’ve set out to accomplish when the trio joined forces last July. The […]readmore

Access-a-Ride Repair Shop Un-Neighborly to Dean Street Homeowner

 Imagine in 2006, you purchase a newly constructed home on Dean Street and Rochester Ave. Directly across the street is a staircase manufacturer that you barely know is there because the company keeps normal business hours and never utilizes the Dean Street entrance, instead using the one on Pacific Street. The manufacturer leaves. Then one […]readmore

Save Our Streets rally to stop the violence

  They gathered at the hardscrabble intersection where the Albany Houses, a boarded-up former bodega, a small supermarket and a public elementary school meet at the four corners.  It’s also the intersection where 14-year-old Tyrek O’Hara-Morris was gunned down last week following what police sources said was a dispute between two rival groups of teens. […]readmore