November 2014

Thanksgiving reflections during a trip to St. Louis

I’m starting this Thanksgiving weekend with a heavy heart. We look to Thanksgiving as a time to count our blessings, reunite with family, and recharge. But a good meal and fellowship don’t feel adequate this year – in the wake of the grand jury decision in Ferguson, or the death of Mohammad Uddin in Kensington. Read more »

Remembering Mohammad Naiem Uddin

Update: There will be a vigil held in remembrance of Mohammad Naiem Uddin on December 1st at 6 p.m. beginning in the PS 130 school yard. For anyone who would like to contribute to a memorial fund for the Uddin family, the PS130 PTA is collecting donations on their website and via check placed in the PTA mailbox directly outside the school’s main office (checks should be made out to “PS130 PTA” and include a note on the check “for Naiem Uddin” ). Read more »

Yet another tragedy

Yesterday, we tragically lost another young person in our community, when 14-year old Mohammed Uddin, a Kensington resident and student at Brooklyn Technical High School, was killed by a driver at Caton Avenue and E. 7th Street. Read more »