Barclays Center to host MTV video music awards

After months of hosting blockbuster concerts by artists like Jay-Z, the Who, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, Neil Young and others, Barclays Center will now host this year’s MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25. … Full Article

Packer Collegiate student competes for Miss Teen NYC title

Colleen Dolan, a junior at The Packer Collegiate Institute, doesn’t believe in waiting for opportunities to arrive at her doorstep. She’d rather create her own. … Full Article

ASK THE DA: How is law enforcement dealing with Medicaid fraud?

As a new retiree, I was particularly interested in a recent news story where you announced that indictment of a doctor who was charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from Medicaid and Medicare for services he did not render.  Can you tell me what your office is doing to comb … Full Article

Park Slope student is semi-finalist in state geography bee

Do you know what the capital of Switzerland is? Charlie Foad knows. It’s not Geneva, but Bern. … Full Article

Thousands rally in Brooklyn against gun violence

March across Brooklyn Bridge; 400 acts of ‘compassion’

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Brooklyn BookBeat: ‘Kalamazoo Gals,’ WWII guitar crafters, have modern day heirs in Gowanus guitar shop

Only a Gibson is Good Enough” was the popular guitar brand’s slogan. Coined in the 1940s, the phrase appeared prominently on the golden banners adorning the headstocks of Gibson's World War II guitars. … Full Article

Plaudits for new Squibb Bridge to Brooklyn Bridge Park

A newly-opened wooden “trail bridge,” zig-zagging dramatically downward from Squibb Park in Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park, captivated those who ventured onto it at lunchtime Friday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Bestselling author of “Angelology” releases sequel

Acclaimed author Danielle Trussoni will be releasing her latest novel this month. … Full Article

FREE AT LAST: Judge releases man wrongfully imprisoned in 1990 murder of a Brooklyn rabbi

A man who spent more than two decades behind bars was freed by a judge on Thursday after a reinvestigation of his case cast serious doubt on evidence used to convict him in the shooting of a Brooklyn rabbi.  … Full Article


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