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Sunday, September 15, 2019

OPINION: Domestic Violence Laws Must Address Coercive Control

By Robert Weiner and Kimberly Bartenfelder According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “While data proves women are most often the victims of abuse in intimate relationships... anyone can be abused and anyone can...

Are You Responsible For Sidewalk Repairs? Know Your Rights!

By Assemblyman William Colton BATH BEACH/BENSONHURST/GRAVESEND - The NYC DOT is initiating a Sidewalk Program placing orange arrows on the sidewalks which previously had a Notice of Violation filed. The program then intends to send...

Opinion: It Is Time For Criminal Charges For Traffic Violence

By Councilman Justin Brannan and Jane Martin-Lavaud We all know someone who has been impacted by traffic violence -- someone who has been killed or injured by a car or truck driver on a street...

Op-Ed: Why We’re Welcoming the Families of the New Fourth Avenue Shelters

By Amy White Graves, founder of Brooklyn Children’s Theatre. The nonprofit serves 1,300 children a year in Brooklyn. New York City is facing a homelessness crisis and women and children are bearing the brunt of it....

OP-ED: Unfunded Paid Vacation Time Hurts Small Businesses In Brooklyn

By Eladia Causil-Rodriguez, owner of Eladia’s Kids daycare and preschool which currently has four locations in Brooklyn and is in process of opening two more. The City Council’s unfunded mandate for paid vacation is a potential...

Immigrants Mean Business (OPINION)

By Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services It’s Immigrant Heritage Month, a perfect time to celebrate New York City’s small business community.  Why? Because over half of the City’s 230,000...

Letter to the Editor: Stopping the Illegal Home Conversions – Who’s Really Doing The...

By Bob Cassara, President of the Brooklyn Housing Preservation Alliance @brooklynhpa  As President of the Brooklyn Housing Preservation Alliance (BHPA) I am gratified to see elected officials put their efforts and resources behind a very...

Aging Infrastructure Could Spoil New York City’s Latest Tech Boom – Opinion

By Shrihari Pandit,  CEO and Founder of Stealth Communications, a company that delivers fiber-optic Internet Service to businesses throughout New York City. New York City, its people, and its resources have always had the enviable ability to attract...

I’m a white teacher who chose a high-poverty school for my daughter. Here’s why.

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Alie Stumpf on January 11, 2019. Reprinted with permission. When I read Saratu Ghartey’s story last fall that beautifully and honestly captured her experience touring, searching for, and finally selecting a “good” preschool for her...

Have The Dyker Heights Lights Become A Christmas Nightmare? – OPINION

By: City Councilman Justin Brannan and Community Board 10 District Manager Josephine Beckmann When most people talk about Christmas in New York City, they usually mention the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, the stunning holiday...

‘Public charge’ rule change would strip access to care, pack emergency rooms – OPINION

By Larry McReynolds, Executive Director of the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone in Brooklyn A proposed rule to limit the path to permanent U.S. residency for so-called public charges is an insult to the hard-working...

In The Trenches: American Dystopia (COLUMN)

CROWN HEIGHTS - When my parents arrived in the United States having fled war-torn Uganda, they never imagined the country they would risk life and limb for would descend into this, a backward sliding...

Not Doing Us Proud: Silence Speaks Volumes – and Matters (OPINION)

By Jay Brown and Rachel Posner  On August 15, 2017, long-time Marty Golden employee and loyalist John Quaglione stood in front of a crowd at Xaverian High School and said this: “I’d be remiss not to...

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...
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