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Day: <span>August 23, 2012</span>

News Briefs 8/23/12

Robinson to meet with local banks In preparation for a larger community meeting, Assemblywoman Annette Robinson has scheduled a closed door meeting with branch managers at the five banks in her district covering Bedford-Stuyvesant. The banks invited to the meeting include Carver, Chase and Citibank, which all have branches in Bed-Stuy’s Restoration Plaza, along with […]Read More

Kings County Politics

By Stephen Witt Wrestling for reform in the Democratic Party In the crazy world of Kings County Politics, young up-and-comers are making inroads. A case in point is Lincoln Restler, the incumbent Male 50th Democratic District Leader representing Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Wallabout. Basically, Restler’s entire campaign mantra boils down to the […]Read More

Letter to the Editor: NYCHA Problems are Long-Standing

The latest exposé of the NYCHA’s mismanagement of funds is starting to help members of the community connect the dots concerning unspent stimulus package funds. In 2010, residents and community leaders were notified that over 100 million dollars was to be spent on housing repairs, jobs and contracts for MWBE’s and upkeep of Walt Whitman […]Read More

The Parent's Notebook: Putting Conflict Resolution on the Home and

As marches and campaigns are organized around ending rampant violence among youth, it occurred to me that this is an ideal time to remember the opportunities that home and village have to make a difference.  As individuals, parents, teachers, neighbors we can contribute to young people’s self-esteem, understanding that violence, at all levels, result from […]Read More

Study finds 95 percent of arrests in schools are black

Of the 16 judges sitting in the borough’s family court, only one is African-American and one is Hispanic. By Stephen Witt “We’ve now collected a year’s worth of data demonstrating how the impact of heavy-handed policing in city schools falls squarely on the shoulders of black students and young men, who are being subjected to […]Read More