Room Eight will cease operations on December 31, 2016.
This column is written in the memory of Mr. Maurice Gumbs who passed away a few years ago. He was a friend, “big-brother”, mentor, and a harsh critic of mine (at times). Long before the advent of political blogging on the internet, Maurice had started publishing a local newspaper in Brooklyn: the objective being to inform the public about the political happenings within the Brooklyn community and the city at large. May he rest in peace.
In case you are unaware, ROOM EIGHT NEW YORK POLITICS is nine years old this week. The first day of every spring ages us one year. I am sure many folks are surprised that we are still around.