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A protester who is accused of beating up a Brooklyn Jewish communal leader after a basketball game at Barclays Center was once the victim of police violence, according to news reports from la … Full Article

OPINION: Could Brooklyn arena host peaceful confrontation not in court but on court?

A protester who is accused of beating up a Brooklyn Jewish communal leader after a basketball game at Barclays Center was once the victim of police violence, according to news reports from last year. … Full Article

OPINION: CB9 — ‘We do not want skyscrapers’

On the front page of the Our Time Press, Oct. 9-15, 2014, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said the following: "You can't have tall buildings and small people." … Full Article

OPINION: It’s time for a foot/bike path on Verrazano Bridge

A dedication was held on Nov. 21, 1964, to open the Verrazano Bridge to the public.  That day, a group of people spoke out that the bridge should have a walkway. One carried a sign that read, "Are Feet Obsolete?" … Full Article

OPINION: Clean water rules, important for beer and the economy

As every beer drinker knows, pure water is a key ingredient in beer. It’s also key to most businesses, and as illustrated by our local history, failure to protect clean water can hurt many businesses — and the regional economy. … Full Article

OPINION: Kudos for Squadron for curbing Heights’ ‘mad turners’

When I worked at the old Brooklyn Daily Eagle building on Henry Street near Middagh Street, I often found myself waiting an interminably long time at the traffic light to cross Hicks Street. … Full Article

OPINION: BHA responds to Heights Library redevelopment plan

The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) is responding with concern and cautious optimism to the Brooklyn Public Library's (BPL) selection of Hudson Companies/Marvel Architects for redevelopment of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. … Full Article

OPINION: 370 Jay back in 1950: Shiny, hi-tech & secret tracks for 'Money Train'

Soon, on Oct. 1, the Transit Museum will unearth a time capsule at 370 Jay St., the former MTA New York City Transit Headquarters, that was installed before the building was opened in 1950. … Full Article

OPINION: Evaluation of a college education: Is it just ‘biz,’ or might Yoda say ‘more than dollars & sense it is’

A New York Post editorial recently asked, “Is College Worth It?” Looking at the tuition numbers in relation to job opportunities post-degree, the editorial looks askance at the investment, while also noting that “[o]nly 44 percent of Americans now say getting a college … Full Article

OPINION: Voter turnout numbers are pathetic

The Poughkeepsie Journal mentions a tough topic this week, and we pass it along to our readers because Brooklyn suffers the same issue: pitifully low voter turnout. … Full Article

OPINION: When it comes to environmentalism, Brooklyn leads the field

On Sunday, more than 300,000 people converged on Manhattan for the People’s Climate March, aimed at promoting renewable energy, ending this country’s reliance on fossil fuels, promoting sustainable forms of transportation and more.  … Full Article

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