Fort Greene woman runs to inspire others to lose weight

When Kristen Finneran runs in her first a half-marathon race on Sunday, she hopes to do more than just cross the finish line. She hopes she can serve as an inspiration to others. She has come a long way in her personal journey and wants others to know that they can do it, too. … Full Article

Brooklyn law school prepares for new bar exam subject

The bar exam is a grueling two days of intensive test-taking. Most applicants spend three months or more agonizing over case law and statutes. Now, the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) has added an additional subject to the multi-state portion of the bar exam. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bookbeat: acclaimed Brooklyn writer to release debut novel

This month, Brooklyn writer Kristopher Jansma is releasing his debut novel “TheUnchangeable Spots of Leopards” (Viking; On-sale: March 25, 2013). … Full Article

'Boiler Room’ scammer charged with plotting to kill judge, prosecutor

U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Dejvid Mirkovic, 38, of Lake Worth, Florida, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Keenan, to a felony charge of conspiring to murder the U.S. … Full Article

‘Mathletes’ compete in Brooklyn

More than 100 “mathletes” from around the city exercised their math muscles at a meet last Saturday hosted by Explore Schools on behalf of Charter School Math League students. … Full Article

Botanic Garden hosts `Making Brooklyn Bloom’ conference

This past Saturday at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG), witch hazel blossomed in tufts of yellow, orange, and red; blankets of crocuses beckoned imaginary picnickers; and daffodills, just beginning to rear their trumpet-like heads, vied with s … Full Article

Brooklyn judge grants lenient sentence for former Queens assemblyman

Former Queens County Assemblyman Jimmy Meng has been sentenced to one month in prison and ordered to pay a $30,000 fine by Brooklyn Federal Judge Allyne R. Ross. … Full Article

Brooklyn plays host to 2 St. Patrick’s parades

It’ll be double the amount of fun! Brooklyn will play host to two big parades in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day. … Full Article

Brooklyn BookBeat: A meditation on war and ‘Starstruck’

Acclaimed Brooklyn author Jennifer Cody Epstein will appear at BookCourt on Wednesday, March 13, to read from her latest novel “ … Full Article

Helping to alleviate surrogate caseload, Justice Balter brings direct link to legendary Surrogate Sobel

A backlog of cases in Brooklyn Surrogate Court has been alleviated by the expertise of Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Bruce Balter, assigned to help since late February. 
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