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Day: <span>July 19, 2012</span>

Sports: Brooklyn’s Finest

By Eddie Castro This November, basketball will finally make its way to our borough. The team, formerly known as the New Jersey Nets, will be on their way to the Barclays Center. In coming to Brooklyn, Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has not been shy about flexing his power. Two weeks ago, the Nets made their […]Read More

SUNY Downstate Medical Center “in the process of a transformation”

Central Brooklyn fears more loss of jobs in the wake of the Interfaith merger   By Amelia Rawlins Add the SUNY Downstate Medical Center to the growing slew of Brooklyn’s hospitals reported to be under a merger or closing.   The downsizing was all but confirmed this week by Downstate spokesperson Ronald Najman.   “As […]Read More

On The Right Track with Diane Dixon: On the Road

The United States swimming team will have three African-Americans in London; the country’s gymnastics team will carry two. New York native John Orozco, at age nineteen, is an emerging star of USA Gymnastics and a recently crowned U.S. all-around champion. Having grown up in the Bronx, he had to move to the Olympic Training Center […]Read More

News Briefs 7/19/2012

  Free Summer meals for kids   The city’s free summer meals for kids program is up and running at over 1,000 sites around the five boroughs, operating weekdays through August 31. The program provides a nutritious breakfast and lunch to every child without any paperwork requirements. All your kid needs to do is show […]Read More

Kings County Politics (KCP)

James shows fundraising muscle   By Steve Witt City Councilwoman Letitia James, who came up through the ranks of Central Brooklyn politics, is showing she intends on being a serious contender in next year’s public advocate race. That after the Fort Greene lawmaker reported raising a hefty $217,000 in the past six months according to […]Read More

Unusual Sightings: A real short landing strip in Bed-Stuy

Residents walking along Kosciuszko Street between Nostrand and Bedford Avenues may have done a second take when noticing a five-seat Cessna airplane in the yard about mid block. The plane was put there by the owners of The Aviary, a five-story, 109-unit residential building at 41 Kosciuszko Street, which was converted from a commercial building […]Read More

Bed-Stuy Leaders Continue Efforts to Stop the Violence

Raising Isaiah, Part II of a Continuing Series   by Amelia Rawlins Summertime, and the living in many urban areas is hard, not easy. Violence is known to reach an all-time high once heat hits, and so does fear. So as temperatures rose last week, tempers did too, especially at the Peace and Prayer Rally […]Read More