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Advocacy groups contend that Black and Latino students have less access to physical education, after-school athletic programs and gym space

NYC Students of Color Lack Equal Access to Physical Ed, Reynoso Says

Brooklyn Councilmember Antonio Reynoso is gathering support for a new bill that demands more transparency in the city’s funding of after-school athletic programs to ensure greater equity for Black and Latino public school students. The councilmember joined students and advocates ...

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Tuesday the creation of a dedicated Hate Crimes Bureau. 

Brooklyn DA Creates Special Hate Crimes Bureau

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Tuesday the creation of a dedicated Hate Crimes Bureau.  The bureau will be headed by Assistant District Attorney Kelli Muse, the former deputy chief of the Civil Rights Bureau and Hate Crimes Unit, ...

Hanukkah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods.

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, Begins Sunday

Sunday, December 2, marks the official first night of Hanukkah, also spelled Chanukah, signifying the commencement of the Jewish Festival of Lights. Hanukkah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend, Jews had ...

City Council passed legislation on Wednesday to curb illegal commuter van operations while supporting those businesses that operate legitimately.

City Council Passes Bill to Expand Commuter Van Regulation

City Council passed legislation on Wednesday to curb illegal commuter van operations while protecting those businesses that operate legitimately. The bill, introduced by Councilmember Jumaane D. Williams in May, amends the definition of "for-hire vehicle" to include vehicles that seat more than ...

Amy Schumer is coming to Brooklyn

Amy Schumer Brings Her Stand-Up Tour to Brooklyn

Amy Schumer is going on a nationwide tour and she just announced a stop at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre on Wednesday, November 21. Comedian, actress, writer, producer and director, Schumer has become a Jane of all entertainment trades, it appears. She first ...

High Blood Pressure

Health Department Says: ‘Take the Pressure Off, NYC!’

The NYC Health Department announced “Take the Pressure Off, NYC!,” its first citywide initiative to prevent and control high blood pressure, at the second annual NYC High Blood Pressure Coalition Summit on Wednesday. The summit gathered over 100 stakeholders from faith- and ...

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