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Day: <span>July 15, 2013</span>

Four Medgar Evers College Students Awarded Scholarships to Study

 Medgar Evers College announced that four students were recently awarded scholarships to study and conduct research overseas this summer and in the upcoming fall semester. Sophomore Fabienne Mondelus; seniors Chad Hannibal and Rhode- Elise Jacques, and freshman Kevon Martin were selected from among a group of 10 students who applied for scholarships. The summer program […]Read More

Neighborhood Residents Setting New Standards for aking A Difference in

By Stephanie Green of Shades of Green Entertainment & Jennifer Cadet of ACA Some businesses acknowledge one-year anniversaries with a celebration of their specific achievements. Jean and Gayna Alerte, owners of Brooklyn Swirl, one of the most successful small businesses in Brooklyn, did it differently by honoring more than 20 success stories: 15 students with […]Read More

Blackout At Brevoort Houses

Day after day of unrelenting heat last week strained parts of the city’s electrical grid.  By Friday night, lights were flickering in Brevoort Houses. About 10am Saturday they went out completely in seven of Breevoort’s 26 buildings, including ironically the community center which was designated as the local cooling center.    According to Chris Olert, […]Read More

We Must Not Lose Our College

By Councilmember Albert Vann There are only a few institutions that exist in Central Brooklyn that were created to serve the needs of African-American people. Chief among them is Medgar Evers College (MEC). I am a surviving member of the team of community members who negotiated with CUNY to bring this college into existence and […]Read More

Use Of China Steel For Verrazano Bridge Project Raises Questions

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is due for a face-lift. The nearly 50-year-old double-decker suspension bridge that connects the Staten Island Expressway with the Gowanus Expressway and the Belt Parkway has been deemed structurally deficient. Last year, the MTA awarded a $235 million contract to California general contracting firm Tutor Perini to replace the Verrazano Bridge’s upper […]Read More

Alerte to Young People: Follow Your Dreams!

[SlideDeck id=’7342′ width=’100%’ height=’370px’] In June 2012, along with his wife, opened the first frozen yogurt shop in Bedford-Stuyvesant; Brooklyn Swirl. With each enterprise earned, Jean only felt it was right to chronicle his success story and inspire others to follow their dreams. Jean also debut his first of many books; “Do Right, Do Good”, […]Read More