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Day: <span>July 26, 2012</span>

The Hattie Carthan “After Church” Farmers’ Market Opens Second Season

The Hattie Carthan “After Church” market, Bedford-Stuyvesant’s newly transformed and largest herb farm and community market, opens for its second consecutive season of healthy food and cultural activities for all ages,  at 49 Van Buren Street (btw. Tompkins/Throop) on Sunday, July 29, 1:00pm-6:00pm, which will include a festive ceremony to take place between 2:00pm-3:00pm. In […]readmore

Growing Communities, From the Ground Up

by Yonnette Fleming Long before I created the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Corps, the youths that hunger for self-knowledge, intuition, good food, nurturance, acknowledgement and wisdom, graced my nightly prayers. As a woman farmer of color, it was clear to me that some of us had to take the initiative to begin working with our […]readmore

View From Here: We Need Strategic Thinkers For a City

David Mark Greaves The mayor has been saying strong words on behalf of new gun laws.  He’s been loudly berating President Barack Obama and his opponent, chastising them for not calling for stronger gun control laws.  I take the mayor’s posturing with a grain of salt.  According to opensecrets.org, during the 2010 election cycle, the […]readmore

Long Island College Hospital to layoff 150 workers

Dismissal comes year after SUNY Downstate takeover and as borough unemployment reaches 11 percent By Amelia Rawlins As part of the detrimental pattern of many Brooklyn hospitals, Cobble Hill’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) gave 150 workers a 30-day layoff notice last Friday. LICH has been part of the SUNY Downstate Medical Center since the […]readmore

News Briefs 7/26/2012

Court sides with teachers State Supreme Court Judge Joan Lobis this week upheld an arbitrator’s ruling that the city lacks the authority to remove roughly 3,600 teachers, administrators and other staff from 24 low-performing schools. The removal of the city workers would make the city eligible for $58 million in federal education funding. The city […]readmore

Kings County Politics (KCP)

By Steve Witt The Whole Schmear When Political lobbyist Ezra Freidlander calls to come for breakfast almost all the political players show up to Boro Park for lox, bagels and pastries – or in Yiddish speak – the whole schmear. The event was Shema Kolainu’s 10th Annual Legislative Breakfast. The organization runs Hear Our Voices, […]readmore

Lawmaker charges Central Brooklyn shorted by city council

Says $50 million doled out by loyalty to Speaker Christine Quinn and not need By Stephen Witt A Brooklyn lawmaker charged last week that City Council Speaker Christine Quinn doled out the council’s discretionary funds by favoritism and loyalty, and it resulted in much of Central Brooklyn’s impoverished neighborhoods getting less money than Manhattan’s wealthier […]readmore