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OPINION: A call for prayer, peace in time of citywide crisis

During this time of crises in our city, Mayor de Blasio is under severe attack, deepening the crises. Join us at City Hall as we pray for the Mayor, his family, the city, and that justice, peace and prosperity might prevail.   … Full Article

OPINION: My Selma revelation

As a 55-year-old Jewish Brooklynite I need constant reminding about the injustices that law enforcement has dished out to African-Americans. … Full Article

OPINION: The battle of colors: #BlackLivesMatter vs. #BlueLivesMatter and Brooklyn

Two police officers left home this past Saturday expecting to return to their wives and families. They were focused on their beat in Bedford-Stuyvesant that day.  … Full Article

OPINION: Reject fracking, protect health in 2015

What better gift could Governor Cuomo have given the citizens of New York this holiday season than the assurance that the dirty drilling practice known as fracking will not be coming to the Empire State? … Full Article

Letter to the Editor: Remembering Sandy Hook and taking action

On Dec. 14, Americans will remember the 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary whose lives were taken by a heavily armed man just two years ago. Many will light candles and send their thoughts and prayers. … Full Article

OPINION: Street trees, not just for gentrifiers

Hana Schank, who wrote the semi-humorous essay about tree pits in front of houses titled “A Story About Gentrification in Brooklyn,” in the New York Times recently, should know that tree pits are neither symbols of gentrification nor as trivial as she makes them ou … Full Article

OPINION: An opportunity for our youth to join public service

We often hear about the apathy of our youth in government and politics. Indeed, those between 18 and 25 years old vote the least among any other age group. … Full Article

OPINION: On raising the federal minimum wage

Consider this: you want to provide medicine, food and education for your children, but you also don’t want to suffer from the physical toll of grueling housekeeping work as your third job. This dichotomy is forced upon millions of Americans each and every day.  … Full Article

OPINION: The black, white and pink elephants in the room

I tried to be white, once. I’m biracial (Italian-American and black) so, genetically I was already half way there. In a perfect world, I would be accepted as biracial. But America’s incessant need for mutually exclusive categories has inevitably made me black. During the Jim Crow era, Ameri … Full Article

OPINION: Impending closure of Prospect Park Residence is a terrible tragedy

The fracas over the move by owner Haysha Deitsch to evict the remaining elderly residents from the Prospect Park Residence so that the building can then be converted to condominiums is an unpleasant reminder of how “iffy” the state of health care is in Brooklyn today. … Full Article

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