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GERMANY – Leaders Meet to Discuss Coalition: German Chancellor and Chairwoman of the German Christian Democratic Union party Angela Merkel and Horst Seehofer, chairman of the Chris … 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

PHOTOS: Thousands of Yemenis protest Trump travel ban at Brooklyn Borough Hall

Thousands of Yemenis and their supporters — waving banners and flags and chanting “USA!” —packed into Borough Hall Plaza Thursday evening to rally, pray and protest the Trump administration’s travel ban targeting Muslims from seven countries. … 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

NYC’s Yemeni bodegas go on strike today to protest Trump’s travel ban

Better get your sandwich and coffee early today. … Full Article

BP Adams: American Dream turned into ‘nightmare’ for Brooklyn student stranded by Trump’s ban

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said the American Dream “appears to have turned into an American nightmare” for Saira Rafiee, a young woman enrolled at the CUNY Graduate Center who is being denied re-entry by President Donald Trump’s immigration and refugee ban. … Full Article

Groundbreaking new website ‘IssueVoter’ holds pols accountable, makes voices heard

An innovative group of New Yorkers, many of whom are Brooklynites, are revolutionizing the way in which citizens are getting involved in the political process through a website called IssueVoter. … Full Article

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