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BK News12: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries pushes to make Prison Ship Martyr’s Monument national monument

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BDE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fix Coney Island shoreline

The Coney Island shoreline, which was battered by Hurricane Sandy nearly 18 months ago, is going to get a much-needed fix-up, according to Senator Charles Schumer, who announced on May 7 that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a Project Partnership Agreement to move forward with critical repairs and emergency beach restoration. The […]

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NY Amsterdam News: Brooklyn DA proposes new marijuana rules

The day before the press conference, de Blasio said that he is pleased that NYPD officers are using more discretion when dealing with individuals possessing small amounts of marijuana. He added, “I haven’t seen the formal document. I haven’t seen the specifics. Again, I think the broad strokes here have been that many, many people—I’ve […]

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Queens Chronicle: Reps to meet with HUD over Sandy aid

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Canarsie Courier: Jeffries Hosts Special Forum For City’s Weeklies

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NYDN: House of Representatives Passes Bill to Study Prison Ship Martyrs Monument

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NY1: Fort Greene Monument Has DC Lawmakers’ Attention

A Revolutionary War crypt in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park is a step closer to being named a National Monument. The House passed a bill Monday requiring the National Park Service to do a study of the Prison Ship Martyr’s Monument, which holds the remains of more than 11,000 Continental Army soldiers. All the troops died […]

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Jeffries talks health care, immigration, Sandy at reporters’ roundtable

Central Brooklyn is facing a health care crisis with hospitals hemorrhaging money and “an infusion of resources” is needed to solve the problem, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries told reporters during a roundtable discussion in his downtown Brooklyn office Thursday morning. Jeffries (D-Bedford-Stuyvesant-Canarsie- Brighton Beach) pointed to the troubled financial situations at Long Island College Hospital […]