McRae to replace Williams on Planning board

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Borough President Markowitz has named Community Board 2 chair Shirley McRae to be the new Brooklyn representative to the city Planning Commission, The Brooklyn Paper has learned.

Markowitz will make the announcement at a press conference at 2:30 pm on Tuesday.

McRae has been the longtime head of Community Board 2, which covers Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO.

McRae will be replacing Dolly Williams, whose part-ownership in the New Jersey Nets and business relationship with developer Bruce Ratner became a major embarrassment for Borough Hall when Williams — Brooklyn’s sole representative on the Planning Commission — was forced her to recuse herself from discussions about Atlantic Yards, the borough’s largest development project ever.

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TREBOR from Clinton Hills FT Greene says:
MCRAE is a crook who has used her community ties to embezel money and rip of the AHOCA which she is the president of. The elections have been rigged time after time and it seems as if there is no such thing as a democracy.
Shame on you Marty for removing one crook and replacing it with another!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb. 27, 2008, 9:09 am
mukesh from pawan says:
Harvard Yard today through the Meyer Gate, over to my right, which leads across to the Science Centre and Memorial Hall. There is a plaque there, with a quotation from Ralph Waldo Emerson describing a Harvard Jubilee in 1836. One sentence in particular has always struck me: “Cambridge at any time is full of ghosts, but on that day… a far longer train of ghosts followed the Company - the long unwinding train reaching back into eternity.”
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March 22, 2009, 6:17 pm

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