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Former volunteers, now in Brooklyn, recall Summer Voting-Rights Project of 1965

The Mississippi “Freedom Summer” of 1964 is well-known to most Americans, thanks to the tragic murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, as well as the movie “Mississippi Burning.” … Full Article
Earth Day: Activist Plunges Into The Gowanus Canal

Clean-water advocate takes Earth Day swim at Gowanus Canal Superfund site

A clean-water advocate took an Earth Day swim in the polluted Gowanus Canal, a federal Superfund site. … Full Article

De Blasio unveils sweeping environmental plan on Earth Day

The nation's biggest city, in a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, marked Earth Day on Wednesday by announcing a plan to reduce its waste output by 90 percent by 2030. … Full Article

Wednesday April 22, Our World In Pictures

BROOKLYN — BP, Advocates Rallied for Affordable Housing: Borough President Adams joined advocates — including Alliance for Tenant Power, Churches United for Fair Housing, Make the Road New York and New York Communities for Change — outside of Colony 1209 in Bushwick a … Full Article

Clean-water advocate plans Earth Day swim at Gowanus Canal Superfund site

A clean-water advocate will make an Earth Day swim in Brooklyn's polluted Gowanus Canal, a federal Superfund site. Christopher Swain is calling for an accelerated cleanup of the site in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Celebrate Earth Week at Brooklyn Borough Hall

Brooklyn Borough Hall is celebrating Earth Week by hosting a week of activities designed to protect the environment and reduce waste, this week through Friday, April 24. … Full Article

Firetruck sucked into Brooklyn sinkhole, 2 injured

A firetruck became mired in an enormous sinkhole that suddenly opened under its wheels at Linden Blvd. and Rockaway Parkway in Brownsville Tuesday morning, sending two firefighters to the hospital. … Full Article

‘Bike the Branches’ invites Brooklynites to explore borough by bike

Brooklynites are invited to strap on their helmets, pump up their tires and take to the streets on Saturday, May 9, for Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) third annual Bike the Branches, a one-day bike ride thro … Full Article

Tuesday April 21, Our World In Pictures

WASHINGTON — Students Take Advantage of Warm Weather: Whitworth University students Melia Deters, top, and Skyler Noble take advantage of the warm weather to study in their hammocks strung between pine trees on campus on Monday in Spokane. … Full Article

Doerr, Brooklynite Pardlo among Pulitzer Prize winners in arts

Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See," an emotional and intimate World War II novel that has been one of the top-selling literary works of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. … Full Article

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