Our Time Press

Day: <span>September 21, 2017</span>

Beyond Light Bulbs: How the BQDM Can Jump-start Energy Retrofits

By Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, Eddie Bautista and Mark Winston Griffith How many millions of dollars does it take to change a light bulb? While energy wonks have praised the innovation of Con Edison’s Brooklyn Queens Demand Management (BQDM) program, low-income communities and communities of color in the BQDM catchment area have seen little improvement to […]readmore

3 Community Organizations in Brooklyn Come Together to Distribute School

  Magnolia Tree Earth Center of Bedford-Stuyvesant teamed up with Dreams Turn Reality and Sankofa Community Empowerment for Magnolia’s annual Back to School Drive, where bookbags and supplies are distributed to students up to high school. Parents and students filled the main room at the Lafayette Avenue home of Magnolia, as Brother Quebutter, delivered an […]readmore

Brooklyn Neighborhood Services Expands Coverage

By Richard Trouth Brooklyn Neighborhood Services revitalizes underserved neighborhoods by creating and preserving affordable housing and providing opportunities for homeownership education, financial empowerment and community leadership; working in partnership with government and business, we are led by residents and guided by local needs. This year is a milestone for us: On January 1, 2017, Brooklyn […]readmore

RestorationART presents Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company in A

  Opening Night Features Brown in Conversation with Dance Legend, Judith Jamison In the year 1966, Robert F. Kennedy visited Bedford Stuyvesant and, with community activists, envisioned Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation; Judith Jamison completed her inaugural year with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; and Ronald K. Brown was born in the place he still […]readmore

March against Gentrification, Racism and Police Violence

The March against Gentrification, Racism and Police Violence on Saturday, September 9, 2017 was a success for the many organizers despite the long journey in central Brooklyn. It was a seven-mile trek starting downtown and finishing in Bushwick. It was a loud and visible display of “a commitment to community cohesion”. The planning committee included […]readmore

Ridgewood Savings Bank Opens Clinton Hill Branch

There was a ribbon-cutting for the Ridgewood Savings Bank’s new branch at the corner of Downing Pl. and Fulton Street this past Tuesday. Leonard Stekol, President and Chief Operating Officer, spoke of how in researching possible branch locations they found that Clinton Hill, with its history and workforce, was an ideal place to set down […]readmore


THE NEWS OF THE WEEK Last week, North Americans endured three storms, two natural disasters and one political disaster which spanned the USA, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, Antigua/Barbuda and St. Thomas. Mexico had an earthquake. The storms’ names were Donald Trump, Harvey and Irma. The week began with US Attorney General Sessions stating […]readmore

Local Elections In a stinging upset for Democratic Party leaders, outsiders Sandra Roper and Ellen Edwards won seats on the Civil Court, ousting party picks David Pepper and longtime judge Frederick C. Arriaga. We could not help but notice that all of the candidates who either advertised or were featured in Our Time Press won. […]readmore