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Remembering Moe Finkelstein, longtime Thomas Jefferson football coach

July 17 | Andy Furman

He was the borough’s best. And just may have been the best in the city. Moe Finkelstein had no equal as a high school football coach. He retired in 1986 after 33 years at Thomas Jefferson High School, with a record of 202-57-3. Finkelstein passed away at the age of 88, Tuesday morning. His accomplishments […]

Brooklyn state senator tests positive for COVID-19

July 6 | Marina Villeneuve Associated Press

The leader of the state Senate says a New York City senator has tested positive for COVID-19. State Sen. Julia Salazar, who represents Bushwick, Cypress Hills, Greenpoint and Williamsburg, along with parts of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville and East New York, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Thursday news release released by Senate Majority Leader […]

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 […]

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