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Call to rename Williamsburg Bridge after saxophonist Sonny Rollins gains steam

The Williamsburg Bridge will undergo many changes in the coming years as part of the L-train shutdown, but none perhaps more dramatic than this.   … Full Article
 

NYU Langone to close Lutheran Augustana Center

A major Brooklyn medical facility that serves patients in need of skilled nursing, physical therapy, pain management and hospice care is closing its doors in 2018, the Brooklyn Eagle has learned. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn DA presents $750K in restitution checks to cheated workers

After five electricians were cheated out of pay from a Red Hook company, Brooklyn District Attorney-elect Eric Gonzalez and Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters presented them with more than $750,000 in restitution checks on Tuesday, officials said. … Full Article
 

Former Brooklyn prosecutor stars in ‘TRUE CONVICTION’

A former Brooklyn prosecutor who had a perfect 35-0 record in convicting the bad guys in homicide cases is taking her crime-solving skills to television. … Full Article
 

With bill blocked unaccountably, heavy waste processing in poor Brooklyn still unabated

“Waste equity” legislation, designed to relieve the trash processing burden in north Brooklyn, south Bronx and southeast Queens, died on Monday after one of its many co-sponsors, Queens Councilmember Daneek Miller, unexpectedly blocked it before it could reach a City Council vote. … Full Article
 

Santa Claus comes to Interfaith Medical Center

Santa Claus took time out from his busy schedule to come down from the North Pole to visit with children at Interfaith Medical Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant and it proved to be a memorable day. … Full Article
 

Children’s author visit inspires creativity in Clinton Hill students

Children’s author and illustrator Javaka Steptoe visited P.S. 56 in Clinton Hill to share his latest book “Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat” with the school community. … Full Article
 

Crown Heights shooter convicted second time for murder of innocent bystander

A killer who left an innocent bystander bleeding out on Eastern Parkway roughly 10 years ago was convicted of second-degree murder in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Friday after his first conviction was overturned in 2015, according to court officials. … Full Article
 

Legal group adds to list of Brooklyn priests named in child abuse cases

A report sent to media outlets by an attorney group on Thursday details abuse allegations against 65 priests at the Brooklyn Diocese, including eight priests who have never been publicly identified as abusers. … Full Article
 

Schumer asks feds to hire priest for Brooklyn jail

The Metropolitan Detention Center does not have a full-time priest on duty, according to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, who is pushing the Federal Bureau of Prisons to assign a Catholic clergy member to the Sunset Park jail. … Full Article
 

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