Campaigns for Brooklyn boro president push past million dollar mark

The two men most likely to throw their hats in the ring for Brooklyn Borough President during the primaries in June have both raised enough funds to push them past the million-dollar mark. … Full Article

Ex-charter school CEO admits $70K tax fraud

Eddie Calderon-Melendez, the founder and former CEO of the beleaguered Williamsburg Charter High School and Believe High Schools Network, has pleaded guilty to receiving over $1.4 million in compensation and unreimb … Full Article

84th Precinct community council meets Tuesday night

On Tuesday at 7 p.m., the 84th Precinct Community Council will meet at Borough Hall. … Full Article

Sunset Park picked as historic districts worth celebrating

  By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle   Sunset Park’s architecture, which includes blocks of rowhouses built for working class families at the turn of the last century, has drawn the attention of a citywide preservation group.   … Full Article

Brooklyn Religion Briefs

Forum Addresses ‘New Jim Crow’ Imprisonments

The imprisonment of young men of color is the topic of a Community Forum next week at First Unitarian Church.
 … Full Article

Milestones in Faith: Fort Greene church up for renovation

The future of the Carlton Mews Church, as it has come to be known, appears on an upcoming Landmarks Preservation Commission agenda, Brownstoner reports. … Full Article

Pro Bono Barrister: Brooklyn Law Briefs

Next Inn panel confronts daily ethical challenges Each and every day, the active practitioner is confronted with ethical challenges of surprising variety in dealing with clients, witnesses, opponents, jurors and, often, the media. … Full Article

Court OKs rule requiring parental consent for oral-suction circumcision

The New York City Health Department recently placed a restrictive regulation on the religious tradition, requiring parents to provide actual consent prior to the performance of a particular type of circumcision that is common in the ultra-Orthodox community, and a Manhattan judge agreed.  … Full Article

Brooklyn's Miss America: Her journeys from small town girl big city star

LAS VEGAS  — From a hometown of 26,000 people to an adopted home borough of 2.6 million, Miss America's story includes a journey from a small town to the big city — but it doesn't start there. … Full Article

GIRLS NIGHT OUT! Lena Dunham's 'Girls' is Golden Globe's 'Best TV Comedy', she's 'Best TV Actress'

Lena Dunham said "it took a village to raise this very demented child" as she accepted the Golden Globe award for Best TV Comedy for HBO's "Girls" on Sunday night. … Full Article


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