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Lawmaker promotes literacy during visit to Caribbean-American health center

Reading aloud to a pre-schooler has long been touted by educators as an important building block to a child’s success in later life. But now, health care experts are also encouraging the practice. And lawmakers are helping them get the message across. … Full Article
 

Bob Turner reflects on his brief tenure in Congress

It was little over a year ago, in September 2011, that Bob Turner, a former cable TV executive and a Republican, was elected congressman in a special election to replac … Full Article
 

Good samaritans rescue Brownsville girl trapped under a car

A Brooklyn girl who was trapped beneath a vehicle has been saved by several good Samaritans. … Full Article
 

Thor breaks ground on new BJ’s store in Gravesend

Brooklyn’s getting a brand new BJs: Thor Equities and representatives of BJ’s Wholesale Club joined officials and business leaders on Monday to break ground on a 200,000 square foot BJ’s at 1752 Shore Parkway in Gravesend Bay. … Full Article
 

Ground broken on new BJ's in Sandy-battered Gravesend; store will create 300 jobs

Just weeks after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, Thor Equities and BJ’s Wholesale Club broke ground today on a massive new BJ’s Wholesale Club retail destination on Shore Parkway, in Sandy-battered Gravesend, Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

134 guns are off the streets, thanks to buyback program

Gun violence, sadly, has once again become the center of attention. … Full Article
 

Carole King: From Brooklyn’s Madison HS to Library of Congress

Carole King, Brooklyn-raised singer-songwriter, has become the first woman to win the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, joining suc … Full Article
 

Columbian lawyers’ association hosts judges' night

The Columbian Lawyers’ Association of Brooklyn hosted its 45th Annual Party and Judges Night at El Caribe in Mill Basin. … Full Article
 

Woman shot dead near Brookdale Hospital, domestic murder suspected

A woman was fatally shot and killed early this morning behind Brookdale Hospital in Brownsville, according to a police report. … Full Article
 

New state senate power share group targets Sandy relief

The new power sharing coalition in the state senate composed of renegade Democrats and establishment Republicans has announced its first major project. … Full Article
 

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