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Soccer star Claudio Reyna distributes winter coats to needy families

Sunset Park
He’s a soccer star who gets a “kick” out of helping others! Claudio Reyna, former captain of the New York Red Bulls soccer team, joined Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez (D-Sunset Park-Red Hook) and other officials at a coat drive held in Sunset Park on Feb. 19. … Full Article
 

Lopez, a survivor of scandal, faces increasingly ill health

Bushwick
Assemblyman Vito Lopez (D-Bushwick) survived a sex scandal, the loss of his job as Brooklyn Democratic county leader, the loss of his chairmanship of the Housing Committee, the loss of most of his privileges in Albany, and growing discontent about his autocratic methods of running the Brooklyn De … Full Article
 

Putin: Archive could go to Jewish museum instead of back to Brooklyn

Crown Heights
MOSCOW— Russian President Vladimir Putin is suggesting that a vast collection of Jewish books and documents that is the focus of a dispute between Moscow and Washington be given a permanent home in the Russian capital's new Jewish Museum rather than back to its rightful owners in Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Religion Briefs: Renewing marital vows at Maronite Cathedral

Brooklyn Heights
Submitted by Salma Vahdat, Parishioner, Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral
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Brooklyn Bookbeat: Community Bookstore, Beth Elohim partner to present ‘Brooklyn by the Book’

Park Slope
Park Slope’s Community Bookstore and Congregation Beth Elohim, two historic Park Slope institutions, have partnered to host a monthly literary series at the Congregation called Brooklyn By The Book. … Full Article
 

After 16 Years in prison, wrongly convicted man free to sue the city

Downtown
A Williamsburg man was shot and killed during a robbery in 1994. Jabbar Collins was arrested and charged with the crime. Collins submitted to a lineup and was not identified by the four eyewitnesses to the murder. … Full Article
 

Fire-ravaged Pratt will pull through

Clinton Hill
Though no one was killed, two firemen and a civilian were injured during a four-alarm fire at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute that caused severe damage and destroyed an art studio early Friday morning. … Full Article
 

College Beat: Bulldogs survive triple OT thriller to reach CUNYAC semifinals

Brooklyn Heights
It must have felt like the same old story for the Brooklyn College Bulldogs as they prepared for overtime Sunday afternoon at the West Quad Center. … Full Article
 

NAACP head slams stop-and frisk in speech at Crown Heights church

Crown Heights
The head of the NAACP said Sunday that even some members of the New York Police Department oppose the city's policy of street stops, with mostly minorities being questioned. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn's Roosevelt Federal Courthouse stands like a Cathedral to justice

Downtown
The Theodore Roosevelt Federal Courthouse on the corner of Cadman Plaza and Tillary Street in Brooklyn looks like a fortress to the average passerby, and it is. … Full Article
 

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