Month: February 2018

Report Updates Landmark 1968 Racism Study, Finds More Poverty, More Segregation

Former Democratic Sen. Fred Harris of Oklahoma, seen in August 2017, holds a copy of The Kerner Report, as he discusses its 50th anniversary. Harris is the last surviving member of the Kerner Commission. In 1967, over 100 cities, large and small, exploded in fire and violence, the result of decades of discrimination against black…

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House majority leader running state-funded nonprofit

DOVER — One of the General Assembly’s most powerful members recently got a second job running a nonprofit that receives state dollars. House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, a Bear Democrat, began working as executive director of the Police Athletic League of Delaware about three weeks ago. PAL was earmarked about $147,000 in taxpayer money through…

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Brooklyn’s last port is clinging to a site coveted by developers

Photo: Buck Ennis The Red Hook Container Terminal Michael Stamatis sees helicopters. Not the ones carrying sightseers or shuttling Wall Streeters to the Hamptons. These hover over the 80 acres of prime Brooklyn waterfront that Stamatis controls as operator of the Red Hook Container Terminal. “It’s the developers,” Stamatis said. “It’s no secret they have…

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