LICH contempt hearing postponed again as SUNY talks in progress

In a slight delay to original plans, officials at the State University of New York (SUNY) and Department of Health have been scheduled to appear before a Brooklyn judge on Thursday to answer for their yearlong -- and many say, illegal -- attempts to close Long Island College Hospital (LICH) … Full Article

Ken Thompson sworn in as new Brooklyn DA

On Sunday, Feb. 9, behind the backdrop of navy blue drapes and in the presence of an admiring audience filling out a soundstage at the Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Kenneth Thompson became the first African-American to ever be sworn in as Brooklyn’s top prosecutor. … Full Article

Forthcoming book to trace history of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Since the first plans for a park along the Brooklyn waterfront were developed in 1988, Brooklyn Bridge Park has continually evolved to become a remarkable, award-winning public space featuring expansive lawns, waterfront promenades, innovative playgrounds, a greenway, spo … Full Article

Four St. Francis mens basketball players suspended before loss to Robert Morris

Junior Brent Jones, St. Francis’ starting point guard and leader, sophomore Anthony White, freshman Wayne Martin and junior P.J. Santavenere were all suspended indefinitely for a "school matter" on Saturday morning before their game against Robert Morris. … Full Article

Brooklyn Ice teaches kids to skate at Prospect Park

Brooklyn Ice, a free after-school program that teaches figure skating to Brooklyn kids, has returned to Prospect Park — at the new Lakeside Rink at LeFrak Center. While the rink was under construction, the program used Bryant Park in Manhattan. … Full Article

Three brothers sentenced in Brooklyn Federal Court for international sex trafficking

Three brothers were recently sentenced in Brooklyn’s federal court for the Eastern District of New York to lengthy prison terms after they pleaded guilty to sex trafficking charges.  … Full Article

LICH bidder Brisa disqualified as SUNY board puts off vote

The SUNY board of trustees heard the pitches of four of the five developers competing to buy Long Island College Hospital (LICH) on Friday, but the board made no decision about which proposal it favored in the tumultuous windup of its disputed RFP (Request for Proposals) process. … Full Article

Loughlin loses Mike Williams in big win over Christ the King

It seems like every year no matter how good Bishop Loughlin is that the it will eventually lose to Christ the King. This may be the year the Lions finally take a bite out of the Royals.  … Full Article

Developers hype their LICH bids on cable TV

A televised presentation featuring five of the bidders in SUNY’s much-disputed search for a buyer for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) is now available for viewing on BRIC's community access Brooklyn Public Network. (See schedule below.) … Full Article

Brooklyn federal court unable to hear Interfaith Hospital board member’s claims

The Eastern District Federal Court has found that a Brooklyn hospital board member’s claims of First Amendment violations by her employer cannot proceed in federal court. … Full Article


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