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Protesters disrupt Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce forum to attack Muslim ban

The anger that many Americans feel over Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. was on full display at a forum sponsored by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce on Monday, as protesters shouted down U.S. Rep. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn healthcare workers rally for better pay

Healthcare workers who assist the elderly, the developmentally disabled and those with physical ailments deserve a big boost in salary. That was the sentiment expressed at a rally attended by hundreds of workers from nonprofit agencies at St. Francis College in Downtown Brooklyn on Feb. … Full Article
 
LICH Demolition 2-3-17 by Mary Frost

5 a.m. demolition at former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) riles Brooklyn neighbors

It’s bad enough, neighbors say, that enormous, out-of-context development is changing the character of their low-rise neighborhood. Now, Cobble Hill residents complain they are being shaken awake early in the morning by noisy demolition at the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article
 

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talks with college students at St. Francis

More than 700 people packed into a gym at St. Francis College on Thursday to watch U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who was at the school to talk about her life and answer pre-approved questions from students. … Full Article
 

Lawmakers ask NYPD for more school crossing guards

Neighborhoods like Greenpoint and Williamsburg have blossomed over the past decade into trendy, desirable places to live. … Full Article
 

Menchaca, Gentile to host unity rally in Sunset Park

Elected officials, local civic and religious leaders and community organizations will be gathering together at a Sunset Park catering hall for a special “Unity in the Community” event organized by two local lawmakers. … Full Article
 

EPA officials to Trump: Stay away from Newtown Creek

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials reassured dozens of concerned North Brooklyn residents on Wednesday at a Newtown Creek Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting that the Superfund cleanup of the waterway would continue as planned, despite President Donald Trump’s freeze on EPA  … Full Article
 

Yemeni bodegas go on strike, rally in Brooklyn to protest Trump’s Muslim travel ban

Yemeni business owners across all five New York City boroughs closed hundreds of neighborhood grocery stores and bodegas at noon yesterday in an eight-hour strike to protest the Trump administration’s travel ban targeting Muslims. … Full Article
 

Celebrate your Valentine's love with a visit to a wastewater treatment plant

How better to celebrate Valentine's Day than with a tour of a wastewater treatment plant? … Full Article
 

Party for a Cause: Williamsburg bar to donate proceeds to Planned Parenthood

Every Brooklynite has his or her own unique way of protesting an issue they’re passionate about. Some like to march. Others write letters. Many prefer to party. … Full Article
 

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