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What’s Happening NYC “Special Edition”

An Invitation to the First Democratic Mayoral Primary Debate  Citizens Committee for New York City cordially invites you to the Campaign Finance Board’s First Democratic Mayoral Primary Debate! It’ll be held on Wednesday, August 21, from 7 to 8:30PM, at The Town Hall. Simply visit the following website to make a reservation for up to […]

NYPD testing device to secretly scan New Yorkers for guns

The device, which tests for terahertz radiation, is small enough to be placed in a police vehicle or stationed at a street corner where gunplay is common Rocco Parascandola NY Daily News January 23, 2013 Get ready for scan-and-frisk. The NYPD will soon deploy new technology allowing police to detect guns carried by criminals without […]

Community Board No. 5 October 24, 2012 Agenda

OFFICIAL MEETING NOTICE  Community Board #5 will hold its regular scheduled General Membership Board Meeting on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 6:30 P.M. The Board’s General Membership meeting will be held at, 127 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn, on the THIRD FLOOR. (PLEASE USE LIBERTY AVENUE ENTRANCE). I.  IN THE MATTER OF JOB APPLICATION # 320375287, the […]

Brooklyn Workshop Series

Neighborhood Leadership Institute Winter 2012 Skills-Building Workshops Brooklyn Edition Basics of Community Organizing Saturday, January 28, 11am-3pm, East New York Bring neighbors together to work on issues that matter to you! Media Tools Saturday, February 25, 11am-2pm, East New York Increase public support for your group by framing your message and alerting local media. Navigating […]

A Casino for NYC?

Gov. Cuomo supports an NYC casino, and the Justice Department no longer opposes most Internet gambling. By Jamie Schuh | Bed-StuyPatch | December 26, 2011 Governor Andrew Cuomo said he supports the idea of a bringing a casino New York City’s way, according to a year’s end interview with the Daily News. The governor will […]

Occupy Wall Street Re-Occupies East New York

By Michelle D. Anderson Thu., Dec. 22 2011 at 4:28 PM | The Village Voice ​ Occupy Wall Street activists march during a tour of foreclosed homes in the East New York neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Occupy Wall Street organizers ushered in a new phase […]

School Bus Service May Be Disrupted by Strike

By Lori Gross | Bed-Stuy Patch The City is warning parents of the “strong possibility” of an immediate strike affecting all yellow school bus service. The strike would impact over 152,000 students, according to the Department of Education. “The bus drivers’ union has told us that if the bid does not include an Employee Protection Provision—a […]

Brooklyn Second to Bronx in Unemployment

The unemployment rate in Brooklyn is still close to 10%, and though new jobs are being created, employment is still not at pre-recession levels. By Jamie Schuh | Bed-Stuy Patch Brooklyn has the second highest rate of unemployment in New York City, behind the Bronx, according to a new report in the Brooklyn Ink. As […]

Markowitz Appoints New Deputy Borough President

Sandra Chapman replaces Yvonne Graham, who leaves to take a job with the Cuomo Administration By Paul Leonard | Bed-Stuy Patch Brooklyn’s next Deputy Borough President will be Sandra Chapman, Borough President Marty Markowitz announced Monday. Chapman, director of the Community Service Center at Borough Hall, replaces Yvonne Graham, who leaves her post for a […]

Are you UNDERemployed? Here Are a Few Tips

By C. Zawadi Morris | Bed-Stuy Patch The unemployment rate may be readying itself for a slow, but gradual decline, as it hovers at 9.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on September 2. However, according to the latest Gallup survey, underemployment — a classification that includes those workers that are highly skilled […]