Feb 1, 2010

Soule Restaurant: The Buzz

Fort Greene artist Charlotta Janssen has used the arrest booking photos of such civil rights activists as Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as the basis for a series of mixed-media paintings now on display at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. "Mug shots are usually an unpleasant thing," said Janssen, 42. "But these are a manifestation of history"… The Jammin' Jumpers are in a real jam. The world-famous Bedford-Stuyvesant Double Dutch team is flat broke, scrambling to raise money for its 10th annual Celebrate Jump Rope competition in March… Conrad Murray has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for his part in the death of Michael Jackson… The Inner City Little League is open to boys and girls from Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, Fort Greene, East New York, Brownsville, Clinton Hill, Bushwick and Downtown Brooklyn areas and serves children ages 4 to 14. Registration is Saturday, Feb. 13. Call Zabrina Adams at (631) 839-5117 for more details… Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes announced the arrests of 12 people in a series of unrelated mortgage and real estate scams in Brooklyn… More than three weeks after the earthquake, donated goods are accumulating at small charities, sitting in shipping limbo because of costs and a complex web of transportation logistics. The heaps of donations are evidence that many people ignored the advice to just give cash…

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