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Day: <span>August 12, 2011</span>


Primary Day 2011 would normally be a quiet election year with no statewide or federal offices up for grabs. Earlier this year, Rep. Anthony Weiner stepped down from representing the 9th Congressional District under a cloud of scandal. Statewide, several Assembly seats are open. Due to events which opened several seats, Governor Andrew Cuomo has […]readmore

$2.8M State-of-the-Art James “Buddy” Keaton Field Dedicated at St. John’s

Last weekend, Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe joined Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, City Council Member Al Vann, family members of Buddy Keaton, members of Brooklyn Community Board 8, kids from Brooklyn Recreation Centers and members of the community to cut the ribbon on the new $2.8-million Buddy Keaton Field at St. John’s Park […]readmore

Letitia James Responds to Bloomberg’s Efforts To Bridge Disparities Between

  (Brooklyn, NY)   Mayor Bloomberg’s legacy will be defined by his victories and his failures.  One of his major failures can best be illustrated by his lack of investment and focus on issues affecting urban youth.  Black and Latino young men represent the most disaffected and disconnected constituency in the City. Despite repeated warnings by […]readmore

View From Here: The Shackles of Debt Locked on by

The problem with the economy of the United States is that what is generally considered to be money is based on debt and is created by private banks, not by the government.  This is the first lesson in the animated documentary Money as Debt: Why we crash over and over again, Paul Grignon’s brilliant production […]readmore

Sports: Second Guessing

There is just two months left in the baseball season, and for both New York teams, it has become a tale of two tapes. One team has battled with injuries and looks like they will not make the playoffs in what is a very difficult division the other team is still hanging in there, but […]readmore

Social Security Office Hours to Change Effective August 15

Due to the tight budget situation, we have been forced to make difficult choices related to our service delivery to the public. The latest decision is that, beginning August 15, 2011, we will close Social Security field offices to the public 30 minutes early each day. For example, a field office that is usually open […]readmore

Early Scholars Program to come to Boys and Girls HS

Freshmen students from throughout the city are welcome to apply for the Early Scholars Program, a partnership between Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus (L.I.U.) and Boys and Girls High School (BGHS) where students will have dual enrollment at both schools.  Under this initiative, Boys and Girls HS students will be engaged in high school and […]readmore

Cathie Black’s Forwarding Address

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part Three in an investigation of the symbiotic relationship between Rupert Murdoch, his company News Corporation, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his privately held company Bloomberg LP.      Whatever happened to Cathie Black?      That’s one of the loose ends in this ongoing investigative series that has been troubling.       In […]readmore