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Pols favor reduced Metrocards for low-income riders

Several Brooklyn members of the City Council have climbed aboard an effort by transportation and anti-poverty advocacy groups to get Mayor Bill de Blasio to introduce a reduced fare Metrocard system for low income New Yorkers. … Full Article

Brownsville pol to unveil neighborhood hub for tech ed, wellness, culture, career development

Surrounded by numerous state, city and community dignitaries, state Sen. Jesse Hamilton will preside Friday (Oct. 21) at ribbon-cutting ceremonies for a collection of facilities he hopes will change the social landscape of inner-city Brownsville. … Full Article

Youth and Community Clubhouse opens at Marcus Garvey Apartments

Brownsville Community Justice Center (BCJC), a project of the Center for Court Innovation, and L+M Development Partners announced on Wednesday the grand opening of a youth clubhouse built on a vacant lot at Marcus Garvey Apartments (MGA). … Full Article

Marilyn Verna: 'We Came Because We Were Poor'

Our Lady of Loreto was the immigrants' Madonna. Her church was their refuge. … Full Article

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


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