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September 9, 2009: Vol. 1, No. 7
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Seabrook, Goff to launch ed initiative

Bronx Times-Reporter

Former 12th Council District candidate Johnnie Goff has endorsed 12th Council District incumbent Larry Seabrook…in an effort to better public education in the northeast Bronx, a Seabrook campaign press release announced on Thursday, September 3.

The release, titled “Johnnie Goff endorses Seabrook,” explains that Goff, a Community Board 12 member and nursery school CEO, has agreed to co-launch with Seabrook the Northeast Bronx Education Commission. It doesn’t state that Goff has endorsed Seabrook for City Council.

“I am looking forward to working with Councilman Seabrook because he has a record of achievement in fighting for children, working families and senior citizens. We can always count on him delivering the resources to improve education. [He] has delivered over $51 million to the district. Now more than ever we need [his] leadership, experience and his proven ability to deliver critical resources,” Goff said.

The release offered few details as to what the commission might do.

“I am looking forward to actively working with Ms. Goff to develop healthy students, and tackle the long standing and deep-rooted problem in the New York City education system – the achievement gap between Black and Latino students and White students,” Seabrook said.

On Wednesday, September 2, Seabrook released a list of endorsements. The list includes former mayor David Dinkins, the New York Amsterdam News, the Bronx County Democratic Committee, DC 37, the United Federation of Teachers and others.

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