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Lia Neal: Swimming to make the Olympics

Sixteen-year-old Brooklyn native Lia Neal recently had an extraordinary run at the CeraVe Invitational, a three-day swim meet at Rutgers University Sonny Werblin Recreation Center. Neal and her teammate, Annie Zhu, a senior at Brooklyn Technical High School, represented their Asphalt Green United Aquatics team. AGUA is Manhattan’s leading competitive swim team. Neal set a […]Read More

Controversial Broadway Triangle Project Spills Into Bed-Stuy

The proposed Broadway Triangle affordable housing project straddling Williamsburg and Bedford-Stuyvesant dominated this week’s Community Board 3 meeting held at Restoration Plaza. In particular, City Councilwoman Diana Reyna said the housing plan as proposed further perpetuates discrimination in the black and Latino community “I ask and I urge all of you, with all of us […]Read More

Kwanzaa celebration connects youth to African ancestry and the world

The National Association of Kawaida Organization (Nako – NY), held the 45th Anniversary celebration of Kwanzaa at Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. For the event, the entrance of the school was transformed to resemble a marketplace where vendors sold many traditional African culture clothing and other collectibles. The celebration was led by […]Read More

Crime Creeps Up In Bed-Stuy

79th Precinct Commander  warns of trouble spots Amid a 13 percent increase of major felony crime in the past month in Bed-Stuy, 79th Precinct Commanding Officer Deputy Inspector Peter Bartoszek told residents at last week’s Community Council meeting that he is increasing patrols where crime is spiking. Bartoszek said the crime increase is mainly during […]Read More