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DNAinfo: Bed-Stuy Soup Kitchen Braces for Influx After Food Stamp Cut

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — On a recent Wednesday afternoon, as temperatures reached 7 degrees in the city, Troy Baker began his daily trek. For more than a decade after his release from prison in 2002, where he served a robbery sentence, Baker, 44, said he’s been in the city’s shelter system, unable to find work because of […]


DNAinfo: Gentrification a ‘Malignant Tumor’ in Poor Communities, Congressman Says

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BKNews12: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries delivers State of the District Thursday evening in Bedford-Stuyvesant

BROOKLYN – Hundreds of people filled the auditorium of Boys and Girls High School in Bed-Stuy Thursday evening for Rep. Hakeem Jeffries’ State of the District. The freshman congressman laid out his initiatives for the 8th District, including plans to push for gun control and establish new programs for at-risk youth.   Jeffries also says he is planning to […]


The Brooklyn Reader:In State of the District Address, Jeffries Outlines Bold Plan for Saving Affordable Housing in Central Brooklyn

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BDE: Interfaith Hospital protest: ‘Show us the money!’

Advocates, elected officials and union members chanting “Show us the money!” gathered outside Interfaith Medical Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Sunday to protest the state’s demand that the ailing hospital turn over its clinics to Kingsborough Jewish Medical Center before the state releases $3.5 million in promised funding. “We have a very precarious situation right now,” […]


NY1: Interfaith Supporters Rally to Protest Denial of State Funds

A rally to save Interfaith Medical Center by reminding state officials they need to keep the hospital funded took place Sunday, two days after ambulances were temporarily diverted from the facility. The state cut off funding for Interfaith Medical Center only weeks after agreeing to keep the hospital funded until March. This happened because the […]


Our Time Press: Interfaith Gets Holiday Reprieve From Closure with State Money

Call it a Christmas reprieve. Interfaith Medical Center, which was slated to be ordered closed on Monday, won a last minute stay of execution with a reported $2 million infusion of money from the State Department of Health, according to sources at the hospital. The money is expected to leave the beleaguered facility located at […]

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Rep. Jeffries Lauds Decision To Keep Interfaith Medical Center Open

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement on the postponement of Interfaith Medical Center’s closure: “The community is thankful that Governor Cuomo and the State Department of Health have recognized the need to continue supporting Interfaith Medical Center at this difficult moment. The hospital remains on life support, but today […]


NY1: Interfaith Medical Center To Remain Open Until Further Notice

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MSNBC: Rep. Jeffries on the Policy Agenda in Congress and the ACA

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