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Rally at BPL protests Chinese censorship of writers

It was the perfect setting to talk about the freedom of expression in the literary community. The Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch at Grand Army Plaza was the backdrop for members of the PEN American Center to organize a literary protest for free expression in China. … Full Article

NYC activist group calls for national protest against Starbucks

On Saturday, April 12, New York City workers and 15 Now activists will be participating in a national day of action to demand that Starbucks’s CEO Howard Schultz put his money where his mouth is and pay his employees a minimum wage of $15 an hou … Full Article

Elected officials, HPD at odds over ‘Downsizing’ for Section 8 tenants

A coalition that includes several Brooklyn officials held a demonstration at City Hall on Thursday against a policy its members say will cause hardships to large numbers of elderly, medically challenged and single-parent tenants of the city’s Section 8 program. … Full Article

Complete original historic Eagle now available via BPL ‘s digital archives

Readers of the Brooklyn Eagle website and the print edition of Brooklyn Daily Eagle may now easily read the pages of the original Brooklyn Eagle, through Brooklyn Public Library (BPL).   … Full Article

Housing director tours Coney Island to assess post-Sandy rebuild

Councilman Mark Treyger played the role of tour guide, showing a newly appointed city official the sites of Coney Island on Monday. But it wasn’t a bid to boost tourism. … Full Article

Funds sought for fallen Brooklyn NYPD officer's family

A foundation is collecting funds to help the family of the police officer killed in a Brooklyn fire. The Silver Shield Foundation says the money will go toward college expenses for Officer Dennis Guerra's four children. … Full Article

Brooklyn crossing guard injured by car on Atlantic Ave.

Brooklyn school crossing guard Shameeka White, 37, was injured in the line of duty early Wednesday morning when she shoved a child out of the way of a car careening around a stalled bus on Atlantic Avenue, according to her union, Local 372 AFSCME. … Full Article

Noted writers to challenge Chinese Gov’t at Brooklyn Public Library on Thursday

Noted American writers and artists will protest Beijing’s efforts to silence award-winning writer Ilham Tohti and other Chinese writers and artists on the plaza of Brooklyn Public Library on Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. … Full Article

Met Council distributes kosher food packages for Passover

Ahead of Passover, the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty is giving away 2.1 million pounds of kosher food to an estimated 50,000 families in New York who might otherwise not be able to afford to have a Seder. … Full Article

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