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Miriam Robertson: 'We don't even have a movie theater'

There's talk about tearing down Our Lady of Loreto, a historic church building in the Ocean Hill section of Brownsville, and constructing affordable housing with space for a ground-floor cultural facility. That idea does not pass muster with Miriam Robertson. … Full Article
 

Mawuli K. Hormeku: 'The most important thing is the community'

In Mawuli K. Hormeku's tribe, it is customary for the first-born son to take up his father's line of work. That is why Hormeku is a community organizer in Brownsville. … Full Article
 

A reprieve for Our Lady of Loreto?

Our Lady of Loreto has been waiting for the wrecking ball. But for the moment, at least, she can breathe a little easier. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn man sentenced to up to 10 years in state prison for sex trafficking young woman in East New York

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on Wednesday announced that a 30-year-old man who pleaded guilty to sex trafficking for refusing to let a female acquaintance leave his apartment and forcing her to work as a prostitute has been sentenced to an indeterminate term of five to 10 y … Full Article
 

A newly installed street corner kiosk accentuates the positive in Brownsville

If you’re looking for the “best” in Brownsville, you might start at the northeast corner of Livonia and Rockaway avenues. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn pol ‘traumatized’ by fatal Brownsville shooting vows anti-violence push in Albany

Witnessing the cold-blooded fatal shooting of a man is something Brooklyn State Sen. Jesse Hamilton won’t soon forget — and something he plans to share with his colleagues in Albany very soon. … Full Article
 

Parker urges New York to re-think energy consumption

The last 10 years have seen the five hottest summers on record, according to state Sen. Kevin Parker, who said that while Mother Nature is wreaking havoc, mankind is going to have to start taking decisive action. … Full Article
 

Study: Bed-Stuy, Brownsville school districts have the highest percentage of homeless students

A new study shows that two Central Brooklyn school districts rank first and second in the borough on the most disheartening of lists: Percentages of homeless students. … Full Article
 

New school year, new school district superintendent in East New York

One of Brooklyn’s easternmost school districts is approaching the upcoming school year with new leadership, and new hope that past troubles are behind it. … Full Article
 

The Poor Get Richer: Brownsville Park is slated for a $30M makeover

Good times are ahead for Betsy Head — the long-neglected park that is the recreational heart of one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods is set to receive a $30 million rehab. … Full Article
 

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