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Day: <span>August 3, 2017</span>

Stuyvesant Avenue block Voted Greenest in Kings County

Brooklyn Botanic Garden announced †the winners of the 23rd annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest last Monday, July 31, on the winning residential block. The contest promotes city greening, streetscape gardening, tree stewardship, and community development. More than 150 blocks from neighborhoods spanning the entire borough entered the contest this year. Winners were selected by […]Read More

Michelle A. Williams to Lead School of Public Health as

Michelle A. Williams, an epidemiologist and professor at the School of Public Health, will lead the school as its next dean beginning in July, becoming the first Black person to head a faculty at Harvard and the first female dean of the school. Williams will take the reins from David J. Hunter, who has served […]Read More

Young People Used in Political Campaigning

By Akosua K. Albritton While the residents of the 35th Council District exercised their civic duty by attending a candidates’ forum, A group of five unnamed young people had been sent to pass out literature designed to defame a community resident and misinform the public about the New York City conflict of interest protocol. The […]Read More

OpEd: WHY DO THEY KEEP KNOCKING ON OUR DOORS?

By State Senator Kevin Parker and Richard Berkley, Esq. They come to our neighborhoods in a van, or other times in cars. They spread out across the blocks and, one by one, they knock on doors. Or they call. And call. And call. They knock on our door and call when we are eating or […]Read More

Sen. Cory Booker just introduced a bill that could legalize

One advocate described it as “the single most far-reaching marijuana bill that’s ever been filed in either chamber of Congress”. Updated by German Lopez A new bill in the Senate would not just end the federal prohibition of marijuana, but encourage states to legalize pot as well. The bill, proposed by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) […]Read More