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SUNY Downstate students join nationwide ‘die-in’

More than 30 SUNY Downstate medical students on Wednesday participated in a 45-minute ‘die-in’ demonstration at the SUNY Downstate Health Science Education Building in Brooklyn. Students at dozens of medical schools across the country participated in similar protests on Wednesday. … Full Article
 

Jefferson’s Big Three: Mean enough for the city basketball title?

The Thomas Jefferson Orange Wave kicked off the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) high school basketball season when they beat Robeson High School 101-67 in East New York on Tuesday night. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn pols call for ‘calm’ following NYPD shooting of unarmed man

Brooklyn was the home of press conferences and protests over the weekend as elected officials and community members reacted to the police shooting of an unarmed man in a Brooklyn housing project late last week.  … Full Article
 

Examiner rules Brooklyn police shooting a homicide

Politicians were meeting with prosecutors Monday following the New York City medical examiner's ruling that the police killing of an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell was a homicide. … Full Article
 

Baby girl accidentally shot in East New York home

Police have arrested the parents of a 9-month-old girl who was hospitalized after she was accidentally shot inside her home in East New York. … Full Article
 

Unarmed man killed by rookie NYPD officer in Brooklyn housing complex

A man leaving his girlfriend's apartment was shot and killed in a darkened stairwell of a public housing complex after a rookie cop on patrol fired his weapon, likely accidentally, officials said Friday. … Full Article
 

Treyger says bike-text ban aimed at safety, not raising money

Councilmember Mark Treyger, who introduced legislation that would prohibit bicycle riders from talking on cell phones or texting while riding, said his action isn’t aimed at generating revenue for the city through fines, but instead is aimed at promoting safety on city streets. … Full Article
 

Treyger urges Brooklyn residents to give pets a home

Brooklyn residents who visit the offices of their local council members usually go there to seek help with quality of life issues or to get information about city programs. … Full Article
 

Build It Back finally on track, city officials say

Lauren and Francis Slavin survived Superstorm Sandy, but the Gerritsen Beach bungalow where they lived for 24 years was nearly destroyed. … Full Article
 

Fighting, bad grades could cost South Shore playoff spot

Matt Ciquera had just suffered his first-ever home loss as the head coach at South Shore, but that wasn't what upset him. … Full Article
 

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