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The Postal Service Makes Drastic Cuts

The closure of almost half of the country’s mail processing centers, as well as almost 4,000 local post offices, means that it may take longer to send and receive your mail. By Jamie Schuh | Bed-Stuy Patch Starting in the spring, it may take a little while longer to get your mail. Facing bankruptcy, the […]

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 […]

Bed-Stuy Food Pantry Seeing Greater Demand

Hunger rates rise across the city as local food pantries, such as the Bed-Stuy Campaign, try to keep up with demand. By Jamie Schuh | Bed-Stuy Patch The Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger’s food pantry has seen more demand than ever this year due to rising hunger rates across New York, according to a report by […]

NYC, Go Sugary Drink-Free Week!

Take a break from sugary drinks for National Food Week, beginning Monday, October 24. By C. Zawadi Morris | Bed-Stuy Patch Food Day is this Monday, October 24, 2011! Food Day is a national effort to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way. On this day, parents, teachers, health professionals, community […]

Nielsen Study Shows African-American Buying Habits

New study claims African Americans’ buying power is expected to reach $1.1 trillion By C. Zawadi Morris | Bed-Stuy Patch With a buying power of nearly $1 trillion annually, if African Americans were a country, they’d be the 16th largest country in the world, according to a recent report entitled, The State of the African-American […]

NAACP On the Wrong Side of the School Reform Movement

From Bed-StuyPatch.com 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 […]