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New Youth Scholarship Honors Legacy of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

New Youth Scholarship Honors Legacy of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

The Shirley Chisholm Cultural Institute will award $1,000 to a young adult through the Catalyst For Change Scholarship
The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Bushwick

The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Bushwick

Overall, crime is down in Bushwick, but up in Brooklyn as a whole.

Broadway Junction to Get 7 Elevators, New Stairs With $15M Cash Injection

The money has been provided to the city through a RAISE grant, which comes from the newly-passed federal infrastructure bill.
Brooklyn’s ‘Worst Landlord’ Reaches Settlement With Housing Department

Brooklyn’s ‘Worst Landlord’ Reaches Settlement With Housing Department

Jason Korn, who topped the Worst Landlord Watchlist two year in a row, will pay $235,000 and fix housing violations in nearly 400 homes

Woman Extradited From Florida, Arraigned for Shooting Death of Brooklyn Mother: DA’s Office

The woman was charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting Delia Johnson in the head at point blank range last August

Local Leaders, Community Groups Rally at City Hall to Stop Tax Lien Sale

Brooklyn politicians and organizations joined this week’s rally at City Hall calling for Mayor Bill de Blasio to cancel the controversial sale
The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Bed-Stuy

The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Bed-Stuy

Overall, crime is up in Bed-Stuy, but down in Brooklyn as a whole.
BK Pols Support New Housing Protections as End of Eviction Moratorium Nears

BK Pols Support New Housing Protections as End of Eviction Moratorium Nears

Housing Justice for All — which includes BK electeds and organizations — has released its legislative agenda seeking long-term solutions to the COVID-19 housing crisis

Jumaane Williams Joins Race for Governor

The public advocate announced his run for the state’s top elected position this week
Unity Map Demonstrates Fair Election Districts are Possible for BK’s Communities of Color

Unity Map Demonstrates Fair Election Districts are Possible for BK’s Communities of Color

A coalition of voting rights organizations demands equitable political representation in Asian, Black and Latino neighborhoods.