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Menchaca sets out progressive vision for Red Hook, Sunset Park

Mother Nature pushed Carlos Menchaca into politics. “I ran for public office because of Hurricane Sandy,” he said. … Full Article
 

Parole officer’s presence was not sufficient for search of parolee’s home

The Brooklyn Appellate Division has granted the suppression of evidence found in a parolee’s home after it was determined that the presence of a parole officer alone, without any reason for the visit, was not sufficient to justify a search. … Full Article
 

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s STAR program receives $1.5 million award to educate and train physician assistants in HIV care

SUNY Downstate Medical Center has received an award of $1.5 million from the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Program of the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to educate and train physician assistants (PAs) in HIV/AIDS care and treatment.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn man charged in suspected honor killing

Mohammad Ajmal Choudhry was arraigned Wednesday in Brooklyn Federal Court and appeared in the courtroom of Brooklyn Federal Judge William Kuntz II on Thursday on a superseding indictment charging him with conspiring to commit murder in a foreign county, transmitting threats via interstate c … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Family Court celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Members of the legal community gathered in Brooklyn’s Family Courthouse Wednesday to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. … Full Article
 

Democrats blast GOP over vote to cut food stamps

The recent passage of a House bill to cut billions of dollars from federal food stamp programs will “take food from the mouths of almost four million of our fellow citizens,” charged US Rep. Nydia Velazquez, who argued unsuccessfully against the measure. … Full Article
 

Judge: Community groups get a seat at the table in LICH case

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest decided on Wednesday that six Brooklyn community groups would be allowed a voice in legal issues being decided in her cour … Full Article
 

Flood-prone Gowanus Garden becomes storm-resilient oasis

The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) recently completed the renovation of its Gil Hodges Community Garden in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood, thanks to support from Jo Malone London and a New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Green Infrastructure Grant. … Full Article
 
 

DUMBO Arts Festival to transform waterfront into art playground

From an audio-visual projection spanning the Manhattan Bridge Archway to a massive ever-shifting quilt in Brooklyn Bridge Park to an ancient ship festooned with drawings by New York City students on the East River, the 17th Annual DUMBO Arts Festival, sponsored by AT&T and Two Trees, wi … Full Article
 

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