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Fracked gas pipeline adds to mounting health disparities, Brownsville residents say

September 29 | Editorial Staff

Residents of Brownsville rallied on Saturday against the construction of a National Grid fracked gas transmission pipeline under their neighborhood, calling on city leaders to revoke permits for a project they say forgoes community consent, endangers homeowners and perpetuates environmental racism. Residents of Brownsville are calling for National Grid to halt all construction on the […]

Opinions & Observations: Why investing in B’klyn parks bolsters community self-empowerment

June 17 | Sheila Barksdale-Gordon and Dionne Grayman, co-founders of We Run Brownsville

You may not know it from what you hear in the media, but the Brownsville community is strong and beautiful. It is true that we are facing far more than our fair share of challenges. The poverty rate is twice the national average. The employment rate, prior to the pandemic, was four times higher than […]

A Brooklyn principal has died from coronavirus complications, the first known death of an NYC public school staffer

March 24 | Alex Zimmerman, Reema Amin, Christina Veiga Chalkbeat NY

This story was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here. A Brooklyn principal has died due to complications of the coronavirus, the first known death of a New York City public school staff member connected to the epidemic, city officials confirmed Monday evening. The principal, Dez-Ann Romain, ran […]

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