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Brownsville - East New York

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Emergency Town Hall Called in Brownsville to Address NYCHA Housing Violations

The town hall was called by Councilwoman Ampry-Samuels to include NYCHA residents and their feedback in the legal process. Contributing ...
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Healthfirst Health & Wellness Expo

Photos: Healthfirst’s Annual Health and Wellness Expo Returns to Brownsville

Healthfirst's annual Brownsville health expo encourages local residents to take charge of their health and feel good about it On ...
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Rep. Clarke Joins Healthfirst for Annual Health Expo in Brownsville

Healthfirst's annual Health & Wellness Expo returns to Brownsville with free health screenings and wellness services to increase awareness around ...
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Project EATS in Brownsville

Project EATS: Growing Community on the Concrete of Brownsville

More than an urban farm, Project EATS provides healthy nutrition and workforce training, and fosters community through education, events and ...
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Colon Cancer

Get Screened Earlier for Colon Cancer; Where to Get Tested in Brooklyn

Each year in NYC, more than 1,200 adults die of colon cancer, making it the third-leading cause of cancer deaths ...
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East New York has the highest concentration of fast food restaurants in NYC.

East New York — NYC’s Biggest ‘Food Swamp?’

East New York has one of the highest concentration of fast-food restaurants in the city, causing serious health implications for ...
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State Senator Jesse Hamilton launches first participatory budgeting at the state level

Sen. Hamilton Launches First Participatory Budgeting at State Level

Senator Hamilton invites residents to brainstorm ideas, provide input and ultimately vote on how to spend $1 million in state capital ...
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The 2018 Congressional Art Competition winner Tanisha Lord and Rep. Yvette D. Clarke.

Medgar Evers Prep Student Among Congressional Art Competition Winners

The 2018 Congressional Art Competition winner Tanisha Lord will be honored at an annual awards ceremony in Washington D.C.; her ...
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The kids broke their new shoes right in with fun morning activities.

Photos: Ready, Steady, Go! Brownsville Kids Gear up for Brooklyn Half Marathon with Free, New Running Shoes

The youngsters, all participants of Rising New York Road Runners, an initiative created to develop movement skills through running and fitness ...
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Healthy Start Brooklyn Community Action Network, Van Dyke Community Center, mental health awareness, healthy eating, nutrition and wellbeing, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Brownsville Community Culinary Center, Farrah Bruno, BK Reader, Shiloh Frederick, Wellness Fest

Brownsville’s Wellness Fest Mixes Fun with Mental Health Awareness

The third annual Wellness Fest promoted making mental health and self-care a priority for your general wellbeing. On Saturday, May ...
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Drive Change is launching a new Awareness and Access initiative.

A Brooklyn Food Truck that Serves Social Justice

Drive Change is a “vehicle for social justice” that provides formerly incarcerated adults with culinary arts training to obtain meaningful ...
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Residents, members of Brownsville Houses' Tenant Association and community partners.

Brownsville Got Spring-Ready During Neighborhood Rebuilding Day

Spring Rebuilding Day is more than "just" a community event that beautifies public spaces -- it is about changing the ...
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The Brooklyn Reader