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Projected $6.1 Billion State Budget Deficit Signals Crisis for Brooklyn’s Poor Families
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Projected $6.1 Billion State Budget Deficit Signals Crisis for Brooklyn’s Poor Families

New HRA center in Bushwick. Irina Groushevaia/Bklyner.BROOKLYN — One out of every four Brooklynites lives in poverty and depends on SNAP [https://1giqgs400j4830k22r3m4wqg-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/Shadow-of-the-Shutdown_Food-Bank-For-New-York-CIty-Brief.pdf] (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program). Survival could soon become more difficult for

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Sampson Challenger Who Grew Up Homeless Says Mayor’s Homeless Initiative Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Sean Henry (Source: electseanhenry.com)Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new initiative earlier this month to dramatically shrink the number of families living in the city’s homeless shelters, but a challenger to embattled State Senator John Sampson, Sean Henry [/another-challenger-steps-in-to-take-state-senator-john-sampsons-seat/], who spent his early years homeless, said the

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In Coney Island Sandy Recovery, Residents Say They’ve Been Forgotten In Favor Of Amusements

A home in Seagate after Sandy (Photo by Erica Sherman)As soon as the weather warmed in 2013, Brooklyn cheerleaders looking to put Superstorm Sandy behind them declared Coney Island open [http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/06/coney-rings-in-summer-with-fireworks-and-new-parachute-jump-light-display/] . It was a huge moment for Southern Brooklyn, one of the few

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NY Times: Voorhies Mosque Still Faces Opposition, Though Numbers Have Dwindled

Mosque construction in February. (Photo by nolastname.)The ongoing issue of the proposed mosque and Islamic community center slated to be built in Sheepshead Bay has the community divided and the local politicians spinning the story from all angles. Most recently, we covered [/islamic-group-hosts-book-bag-giveaway-at-voorhies-mosque-this-saturday/] a backpack giveaway that occurred at

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