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Fallen FDNY Honored at St. Patrick’s 9/11 Ceremony

Members of the New York’s Bravest carry flags for 343 firefighters and paramedics who died at Ground Zero. By Nathan Duke, Matthew Hampton, and Paul Leonard | Bed-Stuy Patch A tribute to the city’s bravest who died during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center drew thousands from the five boroughs and […]

Stop The Building of the 14th Homeless Shelter in Ocean Hill Brooklyn

I’ve started a petition with to cease the building of this shelter (which will house male ex-convicts and recovering drug addicts). The shelter will be steps away from schools and playgrounds not to mention it is the 14th shelter for this neighborhood. Please follow the link below to sign our petition. We need your […]

Jefferson Avenue to be Co-Named “Bertram L. Baker Way”

By C. Zawadi Morris | Bed-Stuy Patch Jefferson Avenue, between Tompkins and Throop will be getting a new name soon: “Bertram L. Baker Way,” in honor of the former Bed-Stuy assemblyman and Brooklyn’s first black politician, the late Bertram L. Baker. The proposal had been submitted to Community Board 3 in 2009 by the Jefferson […]

NAACP On the Wrong Side of the School Reform Movement

From By Reginald Richardson | Email the author | June 12, 2011 Our education columnist speaks out In a desperate bid for relevance, the storied National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has inserted itself into the charter school debate and are, in my opinion, walking in through the wrong door. Last […]

Government Public Employees Brace for Massive Pension Reforms

Union reps say they shouldn’t be punished for a debt they did not cause From | Article By Cleon Alert | June 1, 2011b Looks like public employee pensions are the next in line for cuts, in the governor’s efforts to offset New York’s struggling economy. A new proposal introduced last week by Cuomo […]

Are You Classified a Terrorist?

(Article from Off the Grid News) Introducing Senate Bill 3081 Senate Bill 3081 is called the Enemy Belligerent, Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010. It was introduced by Senator John McCain, but he acted in behalf of Senators Lieberman, Inhofe, Brown, Wicker, Chambliss, LeMieux, Sessions, and Vitter, all who co-sponsored the bill. First let’s […]

Ghostbusters Firehouse Could Close, Along With 19 Others;

By Jen Doll, The Village Voice, Thu., May 19 2011 at 11:08 AM The city has released the list of the 20 fire companies they may close as part of an effort to fill a $600 million budget gap, the New York Times reports. The City Council had earlier this week threatened to subpoena the […]