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Brooklyn’s M.S. 88 wins $110,000 tech prize in Samsung contest

Thinking green has brought a $110,000 technology windfall to the Peter Rouget Middle School (M.S. 88) in Park Slope. … Full Article

GULP AWAY! Judge strikes down large-size sugary drink ban

A day before it was supposed to take effect, Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial limit on large-size sodas and other sugary beverages was struck down Monday by a Manhattan Supreme Court Judge. … Full Article

Brooklyn Latin School moving to East Williamsburg, trading places with Young Women’s Leadership School

The Brooklyn Latin School, one of the city’s highly-touted specialized high schools, will be relocating from Bushwick to East Williamsburg this September, trading places with  … Full Article

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Author’s first novel in 17 years explores ‘Life After Life’

Jill McCorkle, author of nine previous books, is coming out this month with “Life After Life” – her first novel in seventeen years. … Full Article

Rents zoom in Bushwick, says survey

If, even 10 years ago, someone said that Bushwick would be the Brooklyn neighborhood with the greatest increases in rent during a two-month period, that person’s sanity would have been severely questioned, since Bushwick was just beginning to recover from being a burned-out, crime-ridden sl … Full Article

Congregation B’nai Avraham celebrates 24 years in Brooklyn Heights

Congregation B’nai Avraham, which celebrates its 24th anniversary this coming week, has grown from a young rabbi’s vision to a vibrant Modern Orthodox synagogue with an outreach that benefits the neighborhood and beyond.
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Gang leader, in Brooklyn federal court, admits racketeering, murder conspiracy

Hector Aleman Lemos, the former leader of the Flushing, Queens, chapter of the violent international gang La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as “MS-13,” pleaded guilty Friday to racketeering and murder conspiracy charges.  … Full Article

SATURDAY NIGHT IN ATLANTA: Lopez, Blatche lead Nets past Atlanta, 93-80.

ATLANTA — Brook Lopez and Andray Blatche each scored 18 points, Deron Williams added 17 and theBrooklyn Nets won their third straight game with a 93-80 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night. … Full Article

ANOTHER STAY OF EXECUTION: Judge delays decision on quick kill for LICH

In a crowded courtroom of over 60 spectators and attorneys, oral arguments were heard Friday on the state's move to close Long Island College Hospital. … Full Article

11TH HOUR: LICH backers rally in snow, but shutdown is averted

Long Island College Hospital supporters rallied under umbrellas in the blowing snow outside the state Supreme Court Building Friday morning, as a judge prepared to open a hearing on whether SUNY Downstate could proceed with its plan to kill the Cobble Hill hospital. … Full Article


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