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June 9, 2006

Ratner buys friends

Brooklyn Papers, Editorial

It turns out that Bruce Ratner is paying a lot more for his friends than we thought.
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All told, the previously known grants came to $275,000.

But that was just the beginning, it turns out.

This week, Assembly candidate Freddie Hamilton, who is running to succeed her ally Roger Green, told The Papers that her group, the Downtown Brooklyn Education Consortium, will actually receive $350,000 — not the previously announced $87,000 — from Ratner.

The larger grant was first revealed by reporter Norman Oder on his Web site, www.AtlanticYardsReport.com.
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The more we find out, the more Bruce Ratner appears willing to pay for that “support” — and the more it will cost taxpayers, to whom Ratner will likely pass the bill in the end.

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Posted by lumi at June 9, 2006 10:23 AM