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Downtown’s 84th Precinct supports de Blasio’s safe driving initiative

On Tuesday morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke about his Vision Zero plan to combat the deaths of innocent bystanders killed by drivers who break the law. Speaking at a community council meeting at 160 Schermerhorn St. that same night, the 84th Precinct Captain Maximo Tolentino was quick to embrace that plan.


UPDATE 2: SUNY - LICH talks continue, hearing delayed Thursday morning in Brooklyn

UPDATE TWO: Lawyers working around the clock are very close to announcing a settlement in the case of Long Island College Hospital (LICH), attorney Jim Walden of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, who represents six pro-LICH community groups, said Thursday morning.


Do you know Nellie Bly?

Only 100 years ago an orphan from Apollo, P.A. defied the limited roles for women and elbowed her way into the press.

Brooklyn Heights Association’s Annual Meeting features Internet expert Clay Shirky

The Brooklyn Heights Association's Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 27, 7 p.m. at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street.

The guest speaker this year is Clay Shirky, who will speak about what the Internet does to culture.


Ready, Set, Go: Bulldozers roll for Two Trees, Gotham at BAM cultural district sites

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night …. stays developers from starting work on high-profile BAM Cultural District projects.

In recent days, whenever the heavens held off on the precipitation, crews were out with Bobcats and bulldozers, doing their very first demolition work on two different projects.

This is the start of something big.


Law students from Liverpool visit Brooklyn

Brooklyn Law School recently hosted a group of aspiring law students from South Sefton College, Litherland, Liverpool.  As part of their visit to the Eastern District Federal Court, they received a lecture from United States District Court Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis.


Tribune Society hosts reception at Family Court

The Tribune Society hosted a membership drive and reception in Brooklyn's Family Court Tuesday afternoon. The society is the only African-American organization geared to court personnel and was founded in 1986 with the goal of consistently improving the administration of justice and ensuring equal opportunity for all who work in the New York Unified Court System serves. Seen here are members of the Tribune Society: Kysalene Dixon, Diane P. Smith, Keisha Kearse, Bentley B. Harrington, Bonita Knowles, Patricia Greene, Claudia Stewart, Julio Belizaire Jr. and Rashaun Blackett.


Brooklyn Town Hall on pre-K programs, Wednesday

On Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Borough Hall, New York Communities for Change is hosting a Brooklyn Town Hall to discuss the city's plan for pre-K and after-school programs.

Under the plan, all 4-year-olds would have access to universal pre-K for the first time in New York City’s history. This would help 53,767 children who currently receive part-time pre-K or no pre-K at all.


De Blasio reportedly getting involved in LICH case; SUNY contempt hearing on hold

A much-anticipated contempt hearing against the State University of New York (SUNY) had barely begun on Tuesday when state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes adjourned the proceedings, at the request of two of the petitioners in the case who said Mayor Bill de Blasio was about to get involved.

The legal action will resume on Thursday, February 20, at 11 a.m. at 360 Adams Street.


Fruits of warrantless arrest lead panel to vote for new trial

All evidence resulting from a warrantless arrest has been thrown out and a new trial ordered for a Brooklyn criminal defendant. The Appellate Division, 2nd Department has ruled that the police and lower court erred in the prosecution of a man whose rights were violated when he was arrested sans a warrant.



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