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This website recently carried an article by Paula Katinas about a resolution by several City Council members, including several from Brooklyn, proposing sweeping reforms to the process of rec … Full Article

OPINION: Cuomo’s leadership needed in preventing climate change

Brooklyn Boro
In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy slammed New York, devastating communities across the city. A year and a half later, many victims of this disaster are still struggling to pick up the pieces and put their homes and neighborhoods back together. … Full Article

OPINION: Equal chance at SAT success

The iconic SAT has been intimidating and enabling students for almost 90 years. It is one of the most reliable pathways into the college of one's choice — and sometimes the biggest roadblock. … Full Article

OPINION: We can’t build a strong economy on weak minimum wage

It didn’t take long after my husband and I opened our first hardware store in 2003 for people to start coming in and asking us to open in their neighborhood, too. … Full Article

OPINION: Spike Lee’s half-right

Fort Greene
Recently, Brooklyn-raised filmmaker Spike Lee made waves when he complained about the gentrification of his former neighborhood, Fort Greene, which has a large African-American community. … Full Article

OPINION: A smaller hospital: better than none

Midwood
As readers of this paper know by now, after various legal machinations that are too complex to repeat here, SUNY has gone back to the drawing board and issued a new RFP for Long Island College Hospital. … Full Article

OPINION: Parks and playgrounds essential for children’s development

Like millions around the world, I watched the closing ceremony for the XXII Winter Olympics in Sochi, with awe and admiration for these young and incredibly gifted athletes. … Full Article

OPINION: The Tale of Two Hospitals: Why Methodist should provide healthcare services at LICH

To paraphrase Mayor Bill de Blasio, we have a “Tale of Two Hospitals.” In the midst of Brooklyn’s health care crisis we have a prosperous and thriving hospital, New York Methodist, in Park Slope and LICH in near-by Cobble Hill, which is on the brink of closing. … Full Article

OPINION: Keep SUNY Downstate open and public

Each day, thousands of people depend on SUNY Downstate Medical Center for emergency medical care and vital health care services. … Full Article

OPINION: To solve regional conflicts, strengthen the United Nations

In the past few weeks more and more attention in the U.S. has focused on the volatile situation in Ukraine. … Full Article

OPINION: Rx for Traffic Pollution: Cleaner gasoline and vehicles STAT

As pulmonary physicians, we see patients every day who struggle to breathe. … Full Article

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