Eric Adams

Council Member Vincent Gentile convened a press conference at Borough Hall Monday evening (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Borough “Going Gold” and Selling Vanity Plates to Raise Awareness & Funding for Childhood Cancer

For families afflicted by the cruel menace of childhood cancer, the devastating disease is only compounded by a dearth of funding and dated treatments that are not only painful, but risky. A group of concerned advocates and local officials hope to change that reality, […]

Looking north from southbound platform of en:Ditmas Avenue (IND Culver Line) as F train descends into tunnel (Wikimedia Commons via Jim Henderson)

standard Coalition Urging MTA to Restore “Express” F Train Service

A coalition of elected officials have urged the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to restore express F train service in Brooklyn in a letter sent to MTA Chairman Thomas F. Prendengast. The correspondence, which was signed by a bipartisan group of fourteen city, state […]

Council Member Laurie Cumbo (Podium) announcing new funding initiatives with supporters at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Monday “Fund”-Day! Millions in New Allocations for Arts & Education Announced Across Borough

Significant new funding for a variety of arts and educational programs were announced in a duo of press conferences Monday and in a separate event by the Mayor last week, to the delight of local elected leaders and advocates who had long championed […]

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams poses with traditional mas dancers who will parade down Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights during the 47th Annual West Indian American Day Parade this Labor Day; he is joined by the WIADCA President Bill Howard (far left) and PIX 11 Morning News anchor Sukanya Krishnan (left)(Photo Credit: Stefan Ringel, Borough President Adams Office)

standard Borough President to Serve as Grand Marshall at West Indian Day Parade

Members of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) were joined by fellow elected officials and community leaders yesterday afternoon in anointing Borough President Eric Adams as grand marshal for the upcoming West Indian day Parade. The parade, which takes place Monday, […]

Rubain Dorancy at a Crown Heights community meeting this summer (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Experienced Educator and Community Activist Emerges at Forefront for Borough President’s Former State Senate Seat

Securing one endorsement after another, an attorney, former teacher, Department of Education administrator and Crown Heights native has emerged as the most likely candidate to take Borough President Eric Adam’s former State Senate seat when a special election is held (along with […]