Our Time Press

Day: <span>July 21, 2011</span>

On the BLOOMBERG-MURDOCH trail

 EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part One of an investigation of the symbiotic relationship between Rupert Murdoch, his company News Corporation, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his privately held company Bloomberg LP. As the English Parliament and enforcement officials in that country continue to investigate how Rupert Murdoch and his company (News Corporation) illegally hacked private […]Read More

Bed-Stuy State-of-the-Art Recreation Center Scores Major Boost

The city is poised to turn the Bedford-Atlantic Armory into a multi-use facility to include a state-of-the-art athletic and recreational center along with its continued use as a homeless shelter. That after City Council member Letitia James and Speaker Christine Quinn allocated $2 million from the recently passed city budget to the project bringing a […]Read More

Gateway Center ll Community Benefits Agreement: A Plan to Enhance

A detailed Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) has emerged between the local East New York community and Related Cos., the developer of Gateway Center Properties Phase ll. The CBA’s purpose is “to provide benefits in conjunction with the development of Gateway Center ll, and to ensure the viability of this economic resource” in a manner “that […]Read More

Are Chemicals Making Us Fat?

The global obesity/diabetes epidemic is receiving wide-spread attention like the June 26 article in The Washington Post by David Brown. One-fourth of our national health care bill of $2.3 trillion is linked to the treatment of diabetes and its complications. Average American life expectancy is now dropping because of this disease complex. Even children are […]Read More

Bertram Baker Legacy in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Last Saturday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and his lovely wife, First Lady Diane Patrick, an attorney, along with hundreds of friends, supporters and family members proved you can go home again —  especially when home is Brooklyn. The Patricks joined celebrants in the co-naming of Jefferson Avenue, between Tompkins and Throop, as Bertram L. Baker […]Read More

Gentrification in Bed-Stuy a new movement? Don't Believe the Hype!

As a young African -American who grew up in Central Brooklyn, it is easy to feel the American Dream fading away. I recently read an article in The New York Times by Jennifer Collins titled “Detroit Pushes Back With Young Muscles” that made me question the fate of young black America and what opportunities exist […]Read More

Are the Barrons Planning to Switch Seats?

Term limited Councilman Charles Barron was asked by Our Time Press if he is going to switch seats with his wife, two-term Assembly woman Inez Barron.  “I am leaving all my possibilities open,” the councilman said. “I am thinking, if we need, to switch seats. That’s a possibility.” Local political operatives have been talking about […]Read More