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Linda Cronin-Gross is definitely not a celebrity, did not attend an Ivy League university and is not a geek or a left wing policy wonk. She did graduate from Queens College of the City University of New York and has been in the pr business for more than 23 years in NYC, dedicating her practice, and for nine years, her own Brooklyn-based pr company, LCG Communications, to NYC-based non-profits, progressive activist groups and local labor unions only. Clearly, her company cannot be found among the Fortune 500. But it can be found here: www.lcgcommunications.com. Let her have it: linda@lcgcommunications.com

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Brooklyn Bar Mitzvah Teen Pays it Forward All the way to Japan

0 Comments | Posted March 16, 2011 | 1:02 PM

An old dear friend of mine, known online as "edsbrooklyn," got in touch with me about a project her teenage son, known as "brooklyniac," is engaged in as part of his Bar Mitzvah.

As he explained in his diary on Daily Kos: "For those of you...

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Brooklyn's Tobacco Warehouse: Another Piece of Public Parkland Pilfered?

0 Comments | Posted January 20, 2011 | 5:03 PM

Here's something that's becoming all too common in New York.

Some kind of local or citywide project - under the guise of "economic development" - is devised at the highest levels and then is put in place without regard to the public's needs and rights, to the actual public...

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Authentic Patriotism -- Can We Restore America's Ideals Through Selfless Activism?

0 Comments | Posted July 2, 2010 | 7:51 AM

"I am a patriot

And I love my country

Because my county is all I know
And I ain't no communist

And I ain't no capitalist

And I ain't no socialist

And I ain't no imperialist

And I ain't no democrat

And...

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Earth Day at 40 In Brooklyn

0 Comments | Posted April 22, 2010 | 10:48 AM

I actually have some memories of the very first Earth Day 40 years ago today.

I was in high school in Queens, New York. The memories are, in fact, sort of vague, but I remember going to some headquarters in "the City" (note to readers not raised in NYC -...

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Watch This Is Where We Take Our Stand And Help the Voices of Iraq and Afghanistan Vets Go Viral

0 Comments | Posted August 21, 2009 | 2:23 PM

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"The Pentagon presented a grim portrait of the Afghanistan war Thursday, offering no assurances about how long Americans will be fighting there or how many U.S. combat troops it will take to win."

That's how an Associated Press...

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The Bronx: Making News Again... This Time in Science Education with GreenFab

0 Comments | Posted June 9, 2009 | 2:51 PM

Today, Kenny Nava, Cathy Jones, Jorge Flores, Samantha Bonilla and about 70 other Bronx high school students will "graduate" from a new, innovative school program called "GreenFab." They will know more about science and technology than me (that's for sure) and maybe you too. Without the kind of fanfare that...

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Crown Royal, Coke and Change: The Inauguration from a Barstool in New Orleans

0 Comments | Posted January 20, 2009 | 4:11 PM

It was just a little after 9am at Bullet's Sports Bar in New Orleans' seventh ward. Even now, you can still see "Katrina" stamped in various ways all over this neighborhood.

The morning crew, about a dozen of them, mostly older men of various hues, was already well into...

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Environmental Movement's Grandchild, Environmental Justice and Sustainability, Grows Up, Turns 30 in Brooklyn

0 Comments | Posted November 17, 2008 | 12:45 PM

Today in Brooklyn, the Center for the Urban Environment will celebrate its 30th anniversary. There will be a "green tie" gala, locally grown food, and a party in the organization's brand new, totally "green," LEEDS certified space. Hundreds will attend. It's a terrific accomplishment. But it's more than that....

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Brooklyn Blogs the Debate

0 Comments | Posted October 15, 2008 | 9:34 PM

A bunch of us are gathered here in Park Slope, Brooklyn to watch the debate.

Some comments as we go along: (first half hour)

"Is McCain storing up something for the winter in those cheeks?"

"Fannie Mae caused the entire mortgage crisis?"

"McCain just said not to spread the wealth...

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After Gustav: Where's the Home in Homeland?

0 Comments | Posted September 4, 2008 | 3:30 PM

"And home sings me of sweet things. My life there has its own wings." - Bonnie Raitt

Home. The very concept generally brings good feelings - childhood, family, etc. It is also a concept that is central to the life and history of this country. The defense of the...

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Record-Breaking Ten Million Consumer Products Already Recalled This Year; Bush Administration's Response: Oh Well.

0 Comments | Posted May 18, 2008 | 4:33 PM


A new report just issued by Consumers Union (CU) - and promptly ignored by the mainstream media - says that recalls of toys and other consumer products, which have reached nearly ten million so far this year, are on pace to exceed last year's record number of...

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Blythe Danner Plus Natural Gas Garbage Trucks = Real Greening, Not "Green Washing"

0 Comments | Posted April 10, 2008 | 5:17 PM


Today, as she has done countless times over the last 35 years, actor Blythe Danner stood up for the environment. Not the newly-sexy environment, but the real, every day environment that affects you, me and everyone else, especially in a crowded urban place.

She attended a media event...

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Did You Eat the Tainted Beef? Largest Beef Recall in US Has Consumers Wondering "Where's the Beef?" USDA Has Answers, But Won't Tell

0 Comments | Posted February 18, 2008 | 3:29 PM

That's right. 143 million pounds of tainted beef from Westland/Hallmark has been recalled, but if you ate any of it, chances are you don't know it.

But you could. The USDA knows which stores and locations got the potentially malignant meat but the info is supposedly confidential. However, the...

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Devastation Coming to Your Neighborhood? Mortgage Crisis in Perspective

0 Comments | Posted December 17, 2007 | 11:04 AM

The current mortgage crisis is not only destroying individual families, but whole neighborhoods too. And the neighborhoods that are being destroyed, at least in NYC, are the very neighborhoods that try so hard to "make it," but can't seem to catch a break for long.

That's the very important message...

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Supreme Court Decision Cheered by Parents of Learning Disabled/Disabled Children: Is the Media Missing the Point?

0 Comments | Posted October 11, 2007 | 3:23 PM

I have a daughter who attends a private school for learning disabled children in New York City.

So I was really interested when a client of ours, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), called yesterday to tell us about a victory in US Supreme Court for...

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In NYC, Labor Joins the 21st Century, Finally

0 Comments | Posted September 7, 2007 | 1:12 PM

If anyone had any doubts about the changing face of labor, literally and otherwise, one need look no further than the two union leaders currently in the news in NYC -- Ed Ott, Executive Director of the NYC Central Labor Council and Bhairavi Desai, Executive Director of the New...

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August 29: Katrina Anniversary - Thousands Expected to Participate in NOLA "Day of Presence"

0 Comments | Posted August 28, 2007 | 2:49 PM

Tomorrow marks the two year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

And, as many news and grassroots reports have made more than clear, New Orleans remains a city in major distress, in both big and small ways.

One "small" recent example: my friend, NOLA musician Esquizito, told me that many houses...

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Brooklyn Cyclones: Not Just a Baseball Team Any More

0 Comments | Posted August 9, 2007 | 5:30 PM

Until yesterday, any sentence with the words "Brooklyn" and "cyclone" in it generally referred to Brooklyn's local minor league baseball team, the Brooklyn Cyclones. All that was blown away yesterday, literally.

In a parody of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, here in Brooklyn we closed our eyes tight...

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US Tennis Team Wins Davis Cup, Disappoints Loyal Fans

0 Comments | Posted April 9, 2007 | 4:11 PM

At about 10 pm this past Saturday, most of the tennis players from the Spanish Davis Cup team were drowning their sorrows, one way or another, in the bar at the Marriott in downtown Winston-Salem. Some were engaged in quiet conversation, some played cards, while others sipped drinks. Despite...

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On World Water Day, Splashing for a Swimmable NYC

0 Comments | Posted March 22, 2007 | 10:22 AM

Today, March 22nd, has been declared World Water Day by the United Nations. This year's focus is coping with water scarcity, an increasing and scary phenomenon. One report estimates that as much as 1/3 of the population, mostly in the "developing" world, is now short of water.

In this...

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