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‘It’s A Shit System’:  Brooklyn Cop Speaks Out About Racism In The NYPD
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‘It’s A Shit System’: Brooklyn Cop Speaks Out About Racism In The NYPD

Brooklyn Protest – George Floyd – on May 29. By Adrian Childress/BklynerBROOKLYN – The murder of George Floyd, an innocent Black man, by a cop in Minnesota has caused unrest all throughout the country, including right here in Brooklyn. [/last-night-in-brooklyn-tonight-in-brooklyn-people-are-rising-up-against-injustice/] Police, who were supposed to protect protesters, have instead aggressively shoved, hit

Council Member Brad Lander & Others Join Jumaane Williams’ Pledge Sit-Out
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Council Member Brad Lander & Others Join Jumaane Williams’ Pledge Sit-Out

(Photo courtesy Brad Lander / Twitter [https://twitter.com/bradlander])After City Council Member Jumaane Williams, District 45, remained seated during the Council’s Pledge of Allegiance [/blog/news/council-member-jumaane-williams-sits-pledge-stand-racial-justice/] earlier this month to protest racial injustice, seven other members followed suit yesterday, including Brad Lander of District 39. Lander calls

Teens And Teachers Adapt Novel Of Police Brutality For Site-Specific Theatre Production
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Teens And Teachers Adapt Novel Of Police Brutality For Site-Specific Theatre Production

A rehearsal of ‘All American Boys’ should work. (Courtesy of Off the Page Education)Teaching artists, public school students, award-winning authors and professional actors have combined their talents to produce All American Boys [http://pipertheatre.org/event/all-american-boys-2016-07-26/2016-07-26/], a theatrical drama exploring the impact of police violence on black

CB 11 Officials Condemn Racist Waldbaums Backlash: ‘Italians Were Not The First Group Here’
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CB 11 Officials Condemn Racist Waldbaums Backlash: ‘Italians Were Not The First Group Here’

Photo by Rachel Silberstein/Bensonhurst BeanOur reporting on the closure [/key-food-renews-interest-new-utrecht-waldbaums/] of the New Utrecht Avenue Waldbaums after 37 years, and the supermarket’s subsequent sale [/second-asian-market-bids-on-waldbaums-trader-joe-says-no-thanks/] to the Asian grocer Jmart, unearthed simmering anxieties about demographic changes in Bensonhurst. In some cases, comments on social media and our site

Second Asian Grocer Bids On Waldbaums, Trader Joe’s Says ‘No Thanks’
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Second Asian Grocer Bids On Waldbaums, Trader Joe’s Says ‘No Thanks’

If the owners of Sunset Park’s Fei Long Market [http://www.yelp.com/biz/fei-long-supermarket-brooklynhttp://www.yelp.com/biz/fei-long-supermarket-brooklyn] were trying to keep their bid [/owners-of-sunset-parks-fei-long-market-bids-on-waldbaums/#.VqjXvJMrLe0] on the shuttered Bensonhurst Waldbaums supermarket under wraps, their plan has failed. Another Asian grocer — identified as “JMart Group Inc.” — has

Landmarks Preservation Commission May Reconsider Bid To Make Coney Island Boardwalk A Scenic Landmark
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Landmarks Preservation Commission May Reconsider Bid To Make Coney Island Boardwalk A Scenic Landmark

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is open to revisiting the idea of making the Riegelmann Boardwalk a scenic landmark, reports [http://m.nydailynews.com/news/politics/panel-review-bid-coney-island-boardwalk-wood-article-1.2163992] the New York Daily News. Last year, the LPC rejected Councilman Mark Treyger’s bid to grant [http://www.bensonhurstbean.com/2014/

Brooklyn School Of Inquiry Principal Apologizes For Disparaging Comments About Spanish Speakers
Brooklyn School of Inquiry

Brooklyn School Of Inquiry Principal Apologizes For Disparaging Comments About Spanish Speakers

The Brooklyn School of Inquiry, located at 50 Avenue P (Source: Google Maps)The principal of Brooklyn School of Inquiry [/tag/brooklyn-school-of-inquiry/] is under fire for disparaging comments she made about Spanish speakers to an audience of prospective students and parents this week. The Bensonhurst middle school, which is known

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Community Board 13 Chairman Eddie Mark Accused Of Making Racist Remarks

The poster being circulated by Vargas (Source: Facebook)First our own Community Board chairperson was accused of a hate crime against disabled people [/owner-of-reviled-rehab-clinic-says-chairpersons-comments-were-offensive-threatens-hate-crime-complaint/] by a scorned rehab center operator, and now Eddie Mark, who serves as the chairperson for Brighton Beach and Coney Island’s Community Board 13, has

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