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Day: <span>December 6, 2018</span>

BP Adams, Cornegy Call on Feds to Investigate City’s TPT

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and City Council Member Robert Cornegy, Jr. (D-Bedford-Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights), the chair of the council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, today called for a full-scale forensic audit and investigation on the federal, state, and city levels into the issue of deed fraud in the borough of Brooklyn, including the role that the […]Read More

The Housing Crisis Continues for NYC Seniors

At a meeting attended by hundreds in an East New York church earlier this year, the city was asked to build 15,000 units of affordable housing for seniors over the next four years. At $500 million a year, the commitment would total $2 billion, building on vacant land owned by NYCHA. A few months earlier […]Read More

WHAT’S GOING ON

POLITICS/USA CONGRESS: US Senator (SC) Tim Scott, the chamber’s only Black Republican, blocked the nomination of Trump nominee Thomas Farr, for a US District Court seat, ending a confirmation fight. A Washington Post article last week ran excerpts from a Justice Department memo referencing a “ballot security” issue in NC in the 1980s, where postcards […]Read More

Thinker’s Notebook: Bush League

George Herbert Walker Bush died this week. He was 94 years old. Bush spent a lifetime serving America; as a fighter pilot, an ambassador, as the Director of the CIA, as Vice President and then as the President of the United States. Bush is the definition of American “blue blood,” a scion of railroad, steel […]Read More

Chisholm to Get Statue at Prospect Park Entrance

By Kings County Politics The late U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-Brooklyn), 1924-2005, the political trailblazer who was both the first Black congresswoman and the first woman to seek the Democratic presidential nomination, will have a monument to her memory erected at the Parkside entrance to Prospect Park. This is the first monument commissioned as part of She […]Read More

Fort Greene Council Celebrates 45th Year

Fort Greene Council, Inc.’s 45th Anniversary Celebration was held on Thursday, October 4th.  Among those honored were: Wynton Marsalis, Man of the Year Award; Dee Holder, Grace Agard Harewood; Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Legislator Award, and a Posthumous Award was presented in honor of Dr. Sam Pinn, Jr.             A Humanitarian […]Read More

The Amazon ‘HQ2’ Site-Selection Process and the Quality of K-12

Let the classic corporate investment, societal benefits versus injury debate begin! The Amazon Corporation proposes to divide its new second headquarters (“HQ2”) between two cities, New York City and Crystal City, VA. And according to a report in Our Time Press, the “every area & product of commerce” you can think of company promises to […]Read More

Community Calendar

Friday, December 7th Irreversible Quartet/Patricia Spears Jones, Weeksville Heritage Center, 158 Buffalo Ave., 7:30-10PM, $15. Irreversible Quartet is a free jazz quintet featuring Keir Neuringer on sax, Aquiles Navarro on trumpet, Luke Stewart on bass and Tcheser Holmes on drums. It taps into key legacies in creative Black music in the US with an intensity […]Read More