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Day: <span>December 13, 2012</span>

The Parent's Notebook: A Time of Recommitment to Youth

As Kwanzaa approaches and celebrations serve as reunions with a cultural flair, it also serves as an opportunity to review the principles and create ways to implement and practice them at home and in the community from January through December. It serves as an opportunity to make a commitment to youth, represented among the Kwanzaa […]readmore

Eddie Castro’s SPORTS: The Ageless Ones

  Nearly a third of the season is completed and there are many surprising teams in the NBA to point out so far. One of them is the New York Knicks. After losing just one game in the preseason, the Knicks took that momentum into the season and find themselves at the very top of […]readmore

For 32 Brooklyn Kids, Christmas Arrived Early

Community leader Charlene Nimmons and Brooklyn Nets defender Josh Childress, joined by corporate partners and local establishments, designed a very special early Christmas last Saturday for 32 young people who live in Brooklyn public housing. Boys and girls ranging in age from 10 to 15 from Marlboro Houses, Lafayette Gardens, Atlantic Terminal, Wyckoff Gardens and […]readmore

“We must protect P.S./M.S. 138.” An Open Letter From Councilman

Dear Neighbors & Friends, Throughout my career in public service, I have supported and advocated for excellent schools, which uplift individuals and communities. Creating and maintaining excellent schools requires the support and commitment of everyone. Today, I write to enlist your support for P.S./M.S. 138, an excellent school in the 36th Council District that is […]readmore

New York State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery Speaks on the New

Senator Velmanette Montgomery has served for 28 years in the New York State Senate and says the recent actions by the Republicans to retain power “is emblematic of how the Republicans have operated for all of the years” she has been in the legislature. “Anytime we have gotten close to or become the majority they […]readmore

Renegade Democrats Side with NY GOP Senate

The NY Senate Independent Democrats Conference (IDC) announced they are partnering with Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Senate Republicans to form a new coalition government. The coalition – which includes the four original members who came together in 2010: Jeff Klein, Diane Savino, David Carlucci, and David Valesky, and new member Malcolm Smith – is […]readmore