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'Walk Right In’ burglaries on the rise in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights
Leslie Lewis, longtime president of the 84th Precinct Community Council, remembers a time when Brooklyn Heights and nearby communities were not that safe.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn courts present “I AM Program” celebrating progress since emancipation

Downtown
In its continued celebration of Black History Month, the Kings County Courts Black History Month Committee presented the “I AM Program” this past Friday. Sponsored by the Brooklyn Defender Services, the  “I AM Program” showed the progression that Blacks have made since emancipation.   … Full Article
 

Wacky subway ride redeemed: 'I'm a man. And I'm a good man. And I'm a gay man and Jesus loves me. Jesus loves me!'

Downtown
Not every subway rider plays ostrich when good taste and personal integrity are thrown to the wind. As a crazed preacher ranted about boobs, male genitalia and how Michael Jackson died because he was gay, one straphanger stood his ground and won applause. … Full Article
 

Soccer star Claudio Reyna distributes winter coats to needy families

Sunset Park
He’s a soccer star who gets a “kick” out of helping others! Claudio Reyna, former captain of the New York Red Bulls soccer team, joined Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez (D-Sunset Park-Red Hook) and other officials at a coat drive held in Sunset Park on Feb. 19. … Full Article
 

Lopez, a survivor of scandal, faces increasingly ill health

Bushwick
Assemblyman Vito Lopez (D-Bushwick) survived a sex scandal, the loss of his job as Brooklyn Democratic county leader, the loss of his chairmanship of the Housing Committee, the loss of most of his privileges in Albany, and growing discontent about his autocratic methods of running the Brooklyn De … Full Article
 

Putin: Archive could go to Jewish museum instead of back to Brooklyn

Crown Heights
MOSCOW— Russian President Vladimir Putin is suggesting that a vast collection of Jewish books and documents that is the focus of a dispute between Moscow and Washington be given a permanent home in the Russian capital's new Jewish Museum rather than back to its rightful owners in Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Religion Briefs: Renewing marital vows at Maronite Cathedral

Brooklyn Heights
Submitted by Salma Vahdat, Parishioner, Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral
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Brooklyn Bookbeat: Community Bookstore, Beth Elohim partner to present ‘Brooklyn by the Book’

Park Slope
Park Slope’s Community Bookstore and Congregation Beth Elohim, two historic Park Slope institutions, have partnered to host a monthly literary series at the Congregation called Brooklyn By The Book. … Full Article
 

After 16 Years in prison, wrongly convicted man free to sue the city

Downtown
A Williamsburg man was shot and killed during a robbery in 1994. Jabbar Collins was arrested and charged with the crime. Collins submitted to a lineup and was not identified by the four eyewitnesses to the murder. … Full Article
 

Fire-ravaged Pratt will pull through

Clinton Hill
Though no one was killed, two firemen and a civilian were injured during a four-alarm fire at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute that caused severe damage and destroyed an art studio early Friday morning. … Full Article
 

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