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Sharpton lieutenant branches out to form new civil rights group

February 15 | By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle

One of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s top lieutenants is leaving the National Action Network to strike out on his own. The Rev. Kevin McCall, who has served as the National Action Network’s crisis director for the past five years, told the Brooklyn Eagle that he is leaving his post to form his own organization to […]

Protesters at Brooklyn Supreme Court Wednesday morning demanded that courts return homes confiscated from Brooklyn residents through the Third Party Transfer program. Many of the now-valuable homes had paid-off mortgages but were confiscated due to a late water bill or tax payment. Eagle photo by Mary Frost

Protesters: Homes in gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhoods ‘stolen’ by city’s TPT program

February 13 | By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle

“We want our deeds back!” Homes in gentrifying black and brown communities in Brooklyn are being “stolen” from their rightful owners through the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s (HPD) Third Party Transfer (TPT) program, said the chanting protesters at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday morning. “We want the courts to reverse their decisions and […]

Weather precautions cause transformer explosions across city

January 31 | By Todd Maisel Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Manholes across the borough containing Con Edison power lines and transformers exploded on Wednesday, after rain from the previous night washed salt from the roads into underground vaults containing vital power conduits.   Department of Sanitation workers spread salt over the streets on Tuesday night to prevent icing on the roads, but the salt, when […]