A slew of Brooklyn school closings coming up for vote

The fate of 21 schools in Brooklyn – closing, phasing out or opening – will be decided at the March 11 meeting of the Mayor’s Panel for Education Policy (PEP), to be held at Brooklyn Tech High School.

The changes range from the closure of Freedom Academy High School in Downtown Brooklyn to the co-location of a charter school -- The New American Academy Charter School --with three existing schools in East Flatbush.

In many cases, the Department of Education (DOE) is phasing out one school and replacing it with two or more schools.


Woman molested by fellow patient at Kings County hospital

Authorities say a woman awoke in a Brooklyn emergency room to find a fellow patient molesting her.

Officials tell NBC New York that the man previously had been convicted of sex abuse.

King County Hospital says security was immediately alerted and the suspect was turned over to police. It says the woman and her family have received "care and support."


State pols pushing for Sandy tax break

A bi-partisan group of state legislators from Brooklyn is pushing Governor Andrew Cuomo to waive car registration fees and sales taxes for Hurricane Sandy victims who had to buy new cars after their vehicles were destroyed in the Oct. 29 super-storm.


The Zone gets bigger: New FEMA flood map impacts thousands of Brooklynites

Twice as many homes and businesses in and near the city would be in flood zones under new maps that may force more property-owners in Brooklyn to buy flood insurance, complicate post-Superstorm Sandy rebuilding for some and confront others with the choice of building higher or paying considerably more for insurance.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency released the revised maps Monday. They're preliminary but will likely become a basis for changes to building laws and insurance requirements in coming years.


Assemblywoman Weinstein reappointed Judiciary Committee chair

Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein (D-Southern Brooklyn), has been reappointed to the chair the New York State Assembly’s Judiciary Committee. Weinstein, whose district comprises Sheepshead Bay, Flatlands, East Flatbush, Midwood and Canarsie, has been an Assemblywoman since 1980. Weinstein is also the only woman to ever hold the position of Judiciary Committee Chair.


Woman struck and killed by bus in Canarsie

Authorities say a woman has been struck and killed by a bus in Brooklyn.

Fire officials say the accident occurred at 7:13 a.m. Friday.

The victim was struck at 105th Street and Avenue K in Canarsie.

No other details were available.


16 nabbed in phony accident insurance scam

Sixteen people were arrested Thursday in connection with a large-scale conspiracy scheme to defraud insurance companies.  

The defendants, 12 of whom are from Brooklyn, are accused of staging six car accidents in Brooklyn and Staten Island and submitting insurance claims totaling more than $330,000.

The defendants face multiple felony counts of insurance fraud, grand larceny and falsifying business records. They also face misdemeanor conspiracy to commit these alleged crimes.


LICH nurses bemoan hospital's woes

On the eve of Friday morning's “Save LICH” rally, several longtime nurses at Long Island College Hospital told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle they were distressed by the hospital's possibly imminent closing.

The Eagle's Mary Frost confirmed on Thursday that the board of SUNY, which owns LICH, was prepared to pull the plug on the ailing hospital.


Court officer brings excitement of cotillion to Brooklyn youth

Judges and lawyers are known for serving members of their communities outside of courtroom. The same holds true for other court personnel -- a court officer may serve as photographers for charity events in his free time, while a paralegal may coach the local children’s baseball team.


'Good time' is God's gift, series says

The Rev. Nadine Hundertmark, interim pastor of First Presbyterian Church, leads a brief Adult Education Series, “God’s Gift of Time.”

Two Wednesday evenings will be devoted to how on how we spend, make, waste, organize, cherish and honor time. The program takes place on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 



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