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A pilot program designed to keep people out of the prison system by treating their drug addiction is being expanded to the entire borough, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced o … Full Article

Brooklyn DA expands pretrial drug treatment program to entire borough

A pilot program designed to keep people out of the prison system by treating their drug addiction is being expanded to the entire borough, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Tuesday. … Full Article

Federal Court Gallery in Brooklyn tells the history of incarcerated girls in New York

A new art gallery depicting the history of incarcerated women in New York over the last 100 years opened at the federal court in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday titled “Bearing Witness: Incorrigible Girls of New York.” … Full Article

Politicians and judicial candidates gather at Democratic Party fundraising breakfast

A group of politicians and judicial candidates were at Giando's On the Water in Williamsburg on Sunday for the annual breakfast hosted by Hon. Frank Seddio's, chair of the Kings County Democratic Party. … Full Article

Brooklyn celebrates Hispanic Heritage at Criminal Court

The Brooklyn Criminal Court held its annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration on Friday, the last held by a local court, where it honored a court officer as employee of the year and invited back a former judge in the court as the keynote speaker. … Full Article

Columbian Lawyers Association’s ‘Italians in America, Victims of Discrimination’ makes vital point

Each Immigrant Wave Confronted with Complex, Often Dangerous, Hurdles  … Full Article

El Chapo's lawyer warned not to tamper with witnesses after ominous text

An attorney for the alleged drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman Loera, better known as “El Chapo,” is off the hook after texting a government witness, after Brooklyn federal court Judge Brian Cogan decided on Friday to give the lawyer a warning rather than sanction him. … Full Article

Brooklyn Family Court celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Kings County Family Court held its sixth annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at the courthouse in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday. … Full Article

Baby Caiden, 17 months old, burned by scalding hot water at Applebee’s

The past seven days for the Gaffney family have been “unbearable” after their 17-month-old baby was severely burned by scalding hot water that was served by an Applebee’s employee. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association honors four, including Gregory Cerchione at annual awards

The Brooklyn Bar Association honored four people during its annual awards ceremony in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday including past president Gregory Cerchione, who received the Distinguished Service Award. … Full Article

Chase opens ‘new generation’ bank in Brooklyn

Walk into a traditional bank branch and the first thing you’re likely to see is a line of teller windows, plus the counter with the deposit slips and pens. … Full Article

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