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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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Jeffries, Schumer, Gillibrand, Nadler Announce Army Corps Project To Protect Coney Island Shoreline Clears Important Hurdle

Brooklyn, NY – U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congress members Jerrold Nadler and Hakeem Jeffries today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a Project Partnership Agreement to move forward with critical repairs and emergency beach restoration for the Coney Island shoreline.  This is a longstanding U.S. Army Corps […]

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn’s Revolutionary War shrine could become national monument

A 149-foot-high shrine to American Revolutionary War POWs that stands majestically over Fort Greene Park could be on its way to becoming a national monument to be maintained by the U.S. Department of the Interior if a bill approved by the House on April 28 is passed by the senate and signed into law by […]

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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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The Root: The Black Congressional Budget No One Ever Talks About

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) federal budget proposal, crowded with unrealistic cuts on critical social programs, is like a scene in a bad The Lord of the Rings sequel. Long, overblown and waiting for a third act—and as unbearably outdated in its outlook on poverty as Gandalf appears in his gray beard. Yet, […]

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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 […]