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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Kings County Democratic Committee – Time To Engage With Your Members! OPINION

By Yaneth Lombana, LMSW, Trauma therapist and County Committee Member 56 AD 91 ED CROWN HEIGHTS - One of the nation’s largest Democratic county organizations, the Kings County Committee, is located in Brooklyn and has the power...

Cy Vance is Dangerously Aligned with the Trump Administration – OPINION

By Jonathan Westin, executive director of New York Communities for Change. It’s not a secret: the Trump Administration’s policies are ravaging our communities, causing damage that will take decades to rectify.  Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, is doing...

Stop Politicizing Our Schools – OPINION

By: Steve Saperstein, Candidate for the 46th Assembly Seat As a New York City public school teacher, I'm excited to start another year of school teaching bright minds and young adults. However, as a candidate...

In The Trenches: Reform Grows in Brooklyn

“Sounds like a suicide mission.” This was a common refrain I heard from most of Brooklyn’s political establishment when I ran as an insurgent for Congress earlier this year against Rep. Yvette Clarke. Yet...

A Green Dream Along the BQE – OPINION

By Borough President Eric L. Adams and Rick Russo, the Acting President of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. In a borough with so much activity and congestion — the most populous of New York City...

Bursting Park Slope’s Progressive Bubble – Opinion

By Jane Willis, Park Slope resident who spent the summer canvassing for Kashif Hussain in her neighborhood. In the heat of the first day of the Judge Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings on September 4th, the heat...

To the man on Avenue H who told me to “take it off”

FLATBUSH - I pass the Avenue H subway station every morning. There are always men who sit on the chairs in front of the station taking a hit of weed.  Quite frankly, the area stinks. ...

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Brooklyn GOP Should Revoke Invitation to Anti-Semitic and Islamophobic Speaker Sebastian Gorka [OPINION]

May 14, 2018 To the Kings County Republican Party: Last month news leaked that the Brooklyn GOP would be hosting a fundraiser in Dyker Heights, featuring as guest speaker noted anti-Semitic and Islamophobic propagandist Sebastian Gorka. Gorka, who...

Internet-Enabled Services Create Opportunity For Brooklyn Communities And Small Businesses – OPINION

By: Representative Yvette D. Clarke and Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman The internet is about opportunity. Its evolution continues to open doors for students to further their education, for communities to exchange ideas,...

“Party Boats” Coming To Mill Basin Next Week – This Is ALL The Notice...

From Assemblymember Jaime Williams (D59): Unbeknownst to the residents of Marine Park, Mill Basin and the Rockaways, the “Party Boats”, with their intoxicated and rambunctious revelers, were moved to the Mill Basin area. The quiet inlet...

Early Voting In New York Needs Funding To Become Reality – OPINION

By Steve Ettlinger. Ettlinger is a writer and sculptor who is active in various local civic groups, and a 34-year resident of Brooklyn. Via Common Cause he is a member of LetNYVote.org. Thirty-seven states allow...

Help Our Public Charter Schools Grow – OPINION

We received the following email yesterday from a student at Coney Island Prep, a public charter school of who's first graduating class last year 100% of students were accepted to college. Charter Schools remain a...

PS 67: A Brooklyn School On The Rise – OPINION

By Kyesha Jackson, Principal of PS 67 It takes a lot of work to turn a school around, but with a dedicated staff who understands the needs of our students -- both academic and social-motional...

Senate District 17 Is Awakening, Mr. Felder – OPINION

By Naomi Rabeeya In the past few weeks I have received a number of communications from my state senator, Simcha Felder. There was the fire safety alert, library forgiveness for unpaid late fees, a card...