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Gerritsen Beach Library reopens after Hurricane Sandy

Following massive damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, Gerritsen Beach Library reopened to the community on Monday. At a ceremony held in the newly opened branch, Brooklyn Public Library staff and leadership were joined by Gerritsen Beach community members. … Full Article
 

Coalition to rally for jobs at SUNY Downstate on Thursday

Central Brooklyn residents plan to rally to save vital health care services at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in East Flatbush on Thursday. More than 200 SUNY Downstate employees will be losing their jobs later this month as cash-strapped Downstate restructures. … Full Article
 

Young man in Brooklyn killed by model helicopter

A 19-year-old remote-controlled helicopter enthusiast was killed in a Brooklyn park on Thursday when the helicopter he was flying struck him in the head, the Wall Street Journ … Full Article
 

Lhota: Baby’s death should spur action to get guns off streets

The tragic shooting death of a Brooklyn baby in his stroller “sends chills through the spines of every New Yorker,” Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota said. Reacting to the baby’s death, Lhota said the deadly incident should spur officials to get guns off city streets. … Full Article
 

Bullet that killed Brooklyn tot was meant for his dad: Cops

Police investigating the death of a 1-year-old boy shot in the head in his stroller said Monday they believe his father was the target. … Full Article
 

1 year old in stroller shot dead in Brownsville

 A 1-year-old boy in a stroller was fatally shot in the face as his parents pushed him across a city street, and police continued looking for the gunman Monday. … Full Article
 

Guerriero hopes outsider status wins her votes in public advocate race

Cathy Guerriero has never run for public office in her life, but like a baseball ballplayer who skips the minors and goes straight to the major leagues, she is making her maiden voyage into politics by seeking one of the top spots in city government. … Full Article
 

Judge dismisses human trafficking victim’s non-prostitution charges

For the first time, a judge ruled that a non-prostitution charge against a victim of human trafficking could be dismissed without prior approval from the District Attorney’s Office.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn's "Miracle Man" scores KO

Bloodied but certainly not beaten, Danny "The Miracle Man" Jacobs knew he had to dig deep Monday night at Manhattan's Best Buy Theater to re-establish himself as one of the middleweight division's top attractions.  … Full Article
 

TJ Maxx employee charged with selling stolen goods in Brooklyn

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes on Wednesday announced the indictment of Cornell Poyser, 40, an assistant manager of a TJ Maxx outlet in Oceanside, Long Island, who allegedly stole merchandise from the store after it was closed.  … Full Article
 

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