Our Time Press

Day: <span>February 11, 2012</span>

Kings County Politics (KCP)

Paging Annette Robinson Kings County Democratic boss Vito Lopez this week dispelled rumors floating around for several weeks that Assemblywoman Annette Robinson is retiring at the end of this term. “I saw her and asked her about it, and she said, ‘Vito, I’m not leaving and I’m running,” said Lopez, the longtime Assemblyman representing neighboring […]readmore

At Wit's End: Keep Kelly but NYPD needs more accountability

There’s an old saying to “not change horses or police commissioners midstream”. So perhaps NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly should finish out with the Bloomberg Administration and become more accountable to the people he serves. The NYPD has been on a horrible streak with community relations and it’s resulted in a growing mistrust of cops. Stop-and-frisk […]readmore

Restoration Plaza Says Nonprofit Started by Sonny Carson has To

Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Restoration Plaza – established during the height of the Civil Rights movement with the help of Bobby Kennedy – is removing one of its original activist tenants. The Committee to Honor Black Heroes (CHBH), which was established by the late Korean War veteran and Civil Rights activist Sonny Carson, who was also a charter […]readmore

Beverly Johnson is New Executive Director of The Magnolia Tree

The Board of Directors of the Magnolia Tree Earth Center of Bedford Stuyvesant, Inc. (MTEC) — recognized as a pioneer for more than 40 years in creating green programs for residents of Brooklyn and beyond, has namedMs. Beverly Johnson, a former dean at Polytechnic Institute of NYU, as Magnolia Tree’s new Executive Director. “The Board […]readmore

Bed-Stuy Muslim community reacts to NYPD’s Islamophobic video

Many people in Central Brooklyn’s Muslim community are feeling more and more targeted after a controversial documentary film called The Third Jihad, which depicts American Muslims as radical extremists, was shown on a loop over a period of three months to a year to over 1,400 officers receiving antiterrorism training in 2010. Some Muslims in […]readmore

Accident clears way for Slave Theater sale– Owner says property

A recent accident at the historic Slave Theater on Fulton Street, in which nobody was seriously hurt, has turned into a blessing for its owner, who plans on selling it. Rev. Samuel Boykin, the court-appointed administrator for the late Judge John L. Phillips who owned the theater, said the city’s Department of Buildings posted a […]readmore