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Thousands of “strollers” from various neighborhoods — including Bensonhurst, Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Williamsburg — descended upon Third Avenue in Bay Ridge on Fridays, July 18 and 25, fo … Full Article

Hynes faces threat to legacy

Brooklyn Boro
Charles "Joe" Hynes broke onto the national scene in the 1980s as the special prosecutor appointed by then-Gov. Mario Cuomo to investigate a notorious racial attack in Howard Beach, Queens. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: $5 million verdict in motor vehicle accident trial

Red Hook
In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Karen Rothenberg listens as plaintiff attorney Norman Gershon (standing), sole practitioner, conducts a cross examination of neurologist Daniel Feurer (seated, right) in the motor vehicle accident trial of Mark Mungo v. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Lawyers Association celebrate new officers at 60th annual dinner dance

Bay Ridge
Bay Ridge Lawyers Association celebrated new officers at the 60th annual dinner dance. Shown here President Joann Monaco, treasurer Stephen Spinelli, and vice president Lisa Becker. … Full Article

Brooklyn man sentenced to 20 years in prison for Brownsville shooting

Brownsville
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned that a Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison following his conviction earlier this month on assault and other charges in connection with a point-blank shooting that left his 19-year-old victim permanently injured. … Full Article

Legislature approves new Family Court judge openings

Brooklyn Boro
After months of lobbying efforts and negotiations, the state legislature has approved 25 new Family Court judgeships throughout New York State. … Full Article

Reichbach’s cause célèbre of medical marijuana continues on

Brooklyn Boro
The late Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Gustin Reichbach championed medical marijuana in the last moments of his life as he battled with cancer and related cancer treatments. … Full Article

Pro Bono Barrister: Kings Inn celebrates June gala; new president Chidekel installed

Brooklyn Boro
Closing out an active and productive year, members of the Kings County American Inn of Court, led by outgoing President Justice Ellen Spodek, gathered last Monday within the cozy confines of the Red Gravy Restaurant on Atlantic Avenue. … Full Article

Mistrial declared in state senator's bribery trial

A mistrial was declared Tuesday in the federal corruption case against state Sen. Malcolm Smith, meaning his re-election campaign can proceed without fear of a conviction before Election Day. … Full Article

Parents claim religious exemption to vaccination laws, judge finds no constitutional basis

Parents of New York children seeking constitutional reprieve from New York’s mandatory vaccination laws found little sympathy in Brooklyn’s federal court. … Full Article

Inn of Court celebrates with annual dinner, installation ceremony

Brooklyn Heights
The Nathan R. Sobel Kings County American Inn of Court celebrated its annual dinner and installation ceremony Monday, June 16 at Red Gravy restaurant in Brooklyn Heights. Cheryl Chambers, Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, 2nd Department, administered the oath of office. … Full Article

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