College Beat: St. Francis ladies finally hitting their stride

The Northeast Conference doesn't have the St. Francis women's college basketball team to kick around anymore. … Full Article

DON'T FRACK OUR WATER! Faith leaders stage anti-fracking pray-in

As Governor Cuomo’s decision approaches on opening New York to hydrofracking, 300 faith leaders from the Jewish, Christian, Buddhist and Hindu traditions have signed a letter calling for a ban on the controversial practice.
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Obama wants expanded access to pre-school

President Barack Obama wants all 50 states to provide pre-kindergarten schools for 4-year-olds, a plan that the White House says will result in better prepared students and ultimately a more educated workforce. … Full Article

Two Brooklyn firehouses named as landmarks

Two Brooklyn firehouses, both of which are still in active use by the FDNY, are among five that were designated Tuesday as city landmarks by the Landmarks Preservation Commission … Full Article

HORROR in Brooklyn Heights: Velazquez calls double whammy death of LICH, closing of libraries, 'SCARY'

Rep. Nydia Velazquez told the Brooklyn Heights Association's 103rd annual meeting on Monday that the planned closings of both Long Island College Hospital (LICH) and the Brooklyn Heights public library branch were "scary." … Full Article

Fatal accident kills woman at Utica Ave. Subway station

Authorities say a woman has been killed by a subway train in Brooklyn.  MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz says the victim may have become ill before falling. She was hit around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday by the No. 3 train at Utica Avenue. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Worldly writer Nell Freudenberger calls Brooklyn home

Acclaimed author Nell Freudenberger is a Brooklynite, living with her family in Park Slope, but she is certainly no stranger to territories abroad. … Full Article

BLS Panel explores immigration and its effects on entrepreneurship

Brooklyn Law School's BLIP (Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy) Clinic teamed up with the New York Legal Hackers to bring a panel discussion at the intersection of law, technology an … Full Article

Quinn calls for development of Sunset Park waterfront

The Sunset Park waterfront would undergo a re-development similar to the renaissance of the Brooklyn Navy Yard under a plan Council Speaker Christine Quinn outlined in her State of the City Address on Feb.11. … Full Article


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