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As chancellor, I love talking to our students and parents at community meetings, forums, town halls and even in the grocery store — and I hear the same message time and again: every parent wa … Full Article

OPINION: A Flag Burns in Brooklyn

Last week at Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, a group called “Disarm the NYPD” burned the American flag to express their view that our nation’s flag is a symbol of oppression, specifically calling attention to the issue of police brutality.  This event serves as a very powerful reminder for me perso … Full Article

OPINION: Pro and con on Pier 6 development

Brooklyn Electeds Statement on Brooklyn Bridge Park Announcement  … Full Article

OPINION: Beyond our fracking ban

On June 29, the Cuomo administration officially put in place the ban on fracking in New York announced last December. It was a remarkable show of leadership by Gov. Cuomo in standing up to the oil and gas industries to protect our families, communities and environment. … Full Article

OPINION: Brooklyn parent: Charter school helped my children

Like thousands of other Brooklyn parents this month, I find myself the mother of a proud high school graduate. … Full Article

OPINION: Way to Brooklyn Bridge Park shouldn’t necessarily be through ‘Narrow Streets of Cobblestone’

By all accounts, Brooklyn Bridge Park is a smashing success. With its remarkable waterfront vistas, the park, which stretches from Pier 6 near Atlantic Avenue, to Jay Street in DUMBO, attracts huge numbers of people every year — both New Yorkers and tourists. … Full Article

OPINION: Human rights for all

In the wake of a domestic atrocity with the Charleston massacre, our hearts are also heavy with pain for the humanitarian crisis in the Dominican Republic. … Full Article

OPINION: Former republican opponent salutes retiring Brooklyn legislator Brook-Krasny

Last week, NYS Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, who represents parts of Brooklyn, announced that he plans to resign from office and return to the private sector. … Full Article

OPINION: In support of end-of-life options

“Death comes creeping in my room, what should I do O’ Lord, O’ Lord?” (African American Spiritual). … Full Article

OPINION: It’s time to stub out the tobacco epidemic in Brooklyn

On the heels of World No Tobacco Day, I am writing to you to raise awareness with regard to the life-affecting health conditions resulting from tobacco consumption. … Full Article

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