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In the News: Potential Changes to Legal Services, and a Look at 11220’s Netflix Queues

Legal Services Examines Structure of Legal Aid Organizations in Brooklyn, and Considers Changes

*Community leaders, representatives and non-profit executives have voiced opposition to a potential restructuring of Brooklyn’s legal services that would merge offices around the borough into a single entity, the Courier-Life reported. Continue reading

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The New York Times Tells the Story of Sunset Park Native Jocelyn Morales

Senior year leaves its mark on any high school student. For Jocelyn Morales, it was life-changing. It was the year she had her son Angel.

Morales hadn’t planned to get pregnant, but wasn’t willing to get the abortion Angel’s father suggested. “I had a choice,” she told the New York Times, “and I chose to be a parent.”

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Gentrification or Just Good Taste? Measuring Change One Taco at a Time

When people want to track a societal shift, they turn to statistics. But signs of the times also come in less quantifiable bites.

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The Mapping Project: Murders in Sunset Park

Screenshot of the Murder Map by the New York Times

Screenshot of the Murder Map by the New York Times

For those interested, above find a screenshot of the New York Times’ map on city-wide murders. You can check out the site, which lets you see the location, but also codes for age of victim, age of perpetrator, type of weapon, etc.

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