KINGS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY KEN THOMPSON DIES

  October 9, 2016   BP ADAMS STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF   “Brooklyn has lost a true champion of justice. Our borough stands united in mourning the terribly untimely passing of Ken Thompson, a man who set a gold standard for public service that has had an lasting impact across our country. From ...

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Going For The Gold In Rio

Going For The Gold In Rio By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer       Months turned into weeks, weeks turned into days and days became mere minutes. Now it has arrived like fireworks on a warm July 4th evening. The anticipation is over and the Summer Olympics 2016 are underway in Rio. It all began on ...

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Emmy Awards 2015 Ten Best Dressed

Emmy Awards 2015 Ten Best Dressed 10 Best Dressed  At Emmy Awards 2015 by Vogue Catherine Kast, Style Editor: “Best Dressed” doesn’t mean “the gown that would be the most visible if the Emmys were being filmed from a helicopter” but if it did, this Marc Jacobs would win. It’s just … ...

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Prime Minister of Jamaica

Brooklyn Congresswoman Clarke welcomes Jamaica’s PM to Congress Contributor: Mon1que Nolan Prime Minister of Jamaica Portia Simpson Miller attends a multilateral meeting at the Caribbean Energy Security Summit at the State Department in Washington, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Clarke welcomes Jamaica’s PM to Congress By Nelson A. King Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke says she has ...

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President Obama Will Veto Congress’ Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

BREAKING: President Obama Will Veto Congress' Keystone XL Pipeline Bill By Tim McDonnell Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP President Barack Obama is planning to veto a bill that would force approval of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, according to the Associated Press: White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that the president's position hasn't ...

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Anniversary Celebration Of American Fashion Podcast

Anniversary Celebration Of American Fashion Podcast By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer As we begin to celebrate the birth of a new year, we also are saluting a milestone that has recently been achieved by The American Fashion Podcast, broadcasting regularly from the Fashion Media Center of Manufacture New York.  The Podcast, which is ...

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New York City’s Default Speed Limit

New Law Lowering New York City's Default Speed Limit to 25 MPH   Bill de Blasio signs law to lower speed limit to 25 mph during emotional ceremony Transcript: Mayor de Blasio Signs New Law Lowering New York City's Default Speed Limit to 25 MPH October 27, 2014 Mayor Bill de Blasio: Good morning, everyone. ...

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Robin Williams’ Legacy Of Laughter Lives On

Robin Williams' Legacy Of Laughter Lives On By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer You couldn't help but love the alien with a sense of humor and a smile to light up the moon.   The television sitcom, 'Mork & Mindy'  was one of my all-time favorite shows that brought me up when I was down ...

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86th ANNUAL OSCAR NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

86TH OSCARS® NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED   BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards® today (January 16). Hemsworth and Boone Isaacs announced the nominees at a 5:38 a.m. PT.  A live news conference was attended by more than 400 international media ...

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Mayor de Blasio Announces Press Office Appointments

    Mayor de Blasio Announces Press Office Appointments http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zIqcfnexpM&feature=share January 7, 2014Diverse office brings wide range of local, state and national experience to City Hall   NEW YORK, NY -- Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the members of the City Hall press office, appointing a diverse team that brings experience from advocacy, media ...

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Congress Is Majority Millionaire

Congress is majority millionaire Congress is majority millionaire: 268 of 534 current members of Congress had an average net worth of $1 million or more in 2012. Reuters: Jason Reed 268 of 534 current members of Congress had an average net worth of $1 million or more in 2012. ...

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New Jersey Bridge Scandal

More documents released in New Jersey bridge scandal Christie bridge scandal: A New Jersey legislative committee investigating politically influenced traffic jams that led to a public apology by Gov. Chris Christie has released hundreds of pages of documents.: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, second left, arrives at Fort Lee, N.J., City ...

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TESSANNE CHIN Makes History On The Voice

Jamaican Tessanne Chin Makes History For The Caribbean http://youtu.be/eNxp9j6Vczs Chin, l, performing with legendary singer, Celine Dion on Dec. 17, 2013. (NBC TV image) http://youtu.be/RtBSNe_JCbI Story Credit : News Americas News Americas, Los Angeles, CA, Weds. Dec. 18, 2013 It was one for the Caribbean history books Tuesday night as for the first time in the ...

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TESSANNE CHIN Makes History On The Voice

  Jamaican  Tessanne Chin Makes History For The Caribbean  http://youtu.be/eNxp9j6Vczs Chin, l, performing with legendary singer, Celine Dion on Dec. 17, 2013. (NBC TV image) http://youtu.be/RtBSNe_JCbI Story Credit : News Americas News Americas, Los Angeles, CA, Weds. Dec. 18, 2013 It was one for the Caribbean history books Tuesday night as for the first time in the ...

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BP MARKOWITZ HOLDS ANNUAL THANKSGIVING TURKEY GIVEAWAY

  BP MARKOWITZ HOLDS ANNUAL THANKSGIVING TURKEY GIVEAWAY By:  Monique Nolan, Writer/Blogger Photo Credit: George Whylie                                                             BROOKLYN, NY, November 26, 2013: Today, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz led a legion of volunteers as he gave away close to 1,000 turkeys and several tons of apples, yams, potatoes and collard greens to representatives of over a hundred ...

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JAMAICAN Flag Raised at Brooklyn Borough Hall

BP MARKOWITZ CELEBRATES 51ST ANNIVERSARY OF JAMAICAN INDEPENDENCE AT BOROUGH HALL  By: Monique Nolan On Tuesday, August 5, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz celebrated the 51st anniversary of Jamaica’s independence at a flag raising ceremony held at Brooklyn Borough Hall. As of 2008, almost 80,000 Brooklynites claim Jamaican ancestry, making the borough ...

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W.I.A.D.C.A KICKS OFF 46TH ANNUAL CARNIVAL

Photo: George Whylie Contributor: Maxine Nolan - Whylie WEST INDIAN AMERICAN DAY CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION (WIADCA) KICKS OFF 46TH ANNUAL CARNIVAL AT BROOKLYN'S BOROUGH HALL. SPECIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS AND CORPORATE SPONSORS ANNOUNCES NEW ADDITIONS TO EVENTS LEADING UP TO AND FOLLOWING THE CARNIVAL Brooklyn, July 11, 2013 – The West Indian American ...

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6 Months Since Newtown Shooting

Gun control advocates mark 6 months since Newtown shooting AP Photo: Julio Cortez, File. Nicole Hockley, and other parents of victims of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting talk to media at the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton.               Several observances are planned by gun control proponents marking the half-year anniversary of the ...

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Obama To Nominate Economic Adviser

Obama to nominate new top economic adviser The president is expected to announce Jason Furman as his pick for chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers on Monday.  AP 3 hr ago | By Jim Kuhnhenn of Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will nominate Jason Furman, a veteran White House ...

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NSA Leak

Reuters Photo. President Barack Obama, right, and China's Vice President Xi Jinping in the Oval Office. China has long chafed at U.S. accusations it carries out extensive surveillance on American government and commercial operations.BEIJING — A day after the presidents of China and the United States ended their first summit, pledges ...

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Fears of Terrorism in Britain

      LONDON — In an attack that raised new fears of terrorism in Britain, a man walking near a military barracks in south London on Wednesday was rammed by a car and then hacked to death by two knife-wielding assailants, according to witness accounts carried by British news media. London Attack Suspect the ...

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