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Ashley Broadbelt

City Pools are Open

On opening day, June 29th, scores of people were enjoying the waters at Kosciuszko pool. The 29th marks the first day of New York City public pools being open, and immediately huge crowds gathered at the pool located in central Brooklyn. “It was fun but the water was too cold!” said one girl as she […]Read More

Police Beat

77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights Cell phone robbery Last week, a 26-year-old woman was followed and robbed while walking home, cops said. The incident occurred on the northeast corner of Rogers Avenue and Bergen Street. The victim said while she was walking home from the train station at around 6:25 am, she […]Read More

Top Scholar/Athletes of Boys & Girls H.S. Share Success Strategies

Valedictorian Folashade Frazier, eyes on the prize: She stayed focus. Hail, hail to the Boys and Girls High School Class of 2011 Valedictorian Folashade Frazier.        And while graduating from high school is that time in every teenager’s life when they make the transition from being a child into adulthood, Frazier’s reflection won’t be long because […]Read More

International African Arts Fest Bigger and Better

Besides celebrating our country’s independence during the July 4th weekend, the date also marks the 40th year of the International African Arts Festival. The event is a four-day festival slated to start at 10 am Friday, July 1st at Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene. More than 75,000 people are expected to attend this year. […]Read More

On A Skateboard in Bed-Stuy

 Nestled in the basketball courts at P.S. 256 was a wooden ramp that had the NYC Parks and Recreation logo on it. What was it doing there?  A group of young teens happened to be skateboarding by and used it as a skateboard ramp. And the empty basketball court gave them plenty of room to […]Read More

Bed-Stuy parents say no to charter school co-location

The ongoing battle centered around the city’s Department of Education’s (DOE) decision to co-locate charter schools into existing public schools reached a fever pitch last Tuesday at P.S. 308 on Quincy Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant. At a packed DOE meeting in the school’s auditorium, local parents along with teachers and elected officials weighed in on the […]Read More