First Unitarian Church adds family Service to its beloved candlelight tradition

First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn will hold two services this Christmas Eve, December 24th. Besides its well-known and popular Candlelight Service at 5 p.m., a “family-friendly” is offered. … Full Article

Legal Review & Comment: Aftermath of tragedy- more views on parents' accountability for acts of their children

In the wake of the recent tragedy in Connecticut, many have been searching for answers and seeking to identify the cause of this senseless massacre.  Others have used the mass killing of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School as a sign for action.   … Full Article

Admirals Row supermarket takes a big step forward

The long saga of plans for a supermarket at the former Admirals Row at the Brooklyn Navy Yard took a big step forward on Wednesday when the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. … Full Article

Councilwoman works with Asian-Americans on anti-smoking campaign

The rate of cigarette smoking among New York City’s Asian Americans, particularly men, is a source of major concern in Brooklyn’s Chinatown, according to Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez (D-Sunset Park-Red Hook), who said she has started a new anti-smoking campaign with local groups. … Full Article

Fifth grader wins $500 for school by drawing her favorite teacher

The next time your child picks up a paper and some crayons and starts drawing, it could lead to an influx of cash. That’s what happened to Kayla Torres, a fifth grader at P.S. 172 in Sunset Park, who won a cool $500 for her school by drawing a picture of her favorite teacher. … Full Article

'Where Brooklyn at?': Struggling Nets hope to end recent woes at MSG vs. Knicks

The tough losses are mounting, and the team's good on-paper statistics don't seem to weigh in when the Brooklyn Nets need them the most. … Full Article

Jazz rally and hold on to beat Nets 92-90

The Utah Jazz fought all night for a chance to win the game, then nearly threw it away. … Full Article

Howe's Brooklyn: Debate continues: Are parents acountable for injuries caused by their children?

Walking down a Manhattan sidewalk in October 2009, Apri Koulajian was struck from behind by a wheeled suitcase and fell to the ground. Unsure of exactly who struck her, Koulajian regained her bearings and noticed a 2-year old child, the child’s parent and the suitcase. … Full Article

Dr. Frank Macchiarola, legendary educator and public servant, dies at 71

Dr. Frank J. Macchiarola, widely admired New York City Public Schools Chancellor under Mayor Ed Koch and most recently Chancellor of St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, died on Tuesday at the age of 71. … Full Article


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