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Man killed by G train in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

An unidentified man was struck and killed by the G train at the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint late Monday afternoon, according to the NYPD.

"The preliminary indication is he jumped," a police spokesperson told the Brooklyn Eagle.

Service was suspended between Bedford-Nostrand Avenue and Court Square at 4:59 p.m.and restored at 6:18 p.m.

No further information was released; an investigation is ongoing.


Brooklyn news team wins Pulitzer Prize

Three reporters at a small Brooklyn non-profit, InsideClimate News have taken home a Pulitzer Prize. Elizabeth McGowan, Lisa Song and David Hasemyer won this year's Pulitzer for national reporting, the Pulitzer Prize Board at Columbia University announced Monday.


Babies converge in march to save Brooklyn's LICH

On April 3, a Long Island College Hospital (LICH) ambulance team and cardiology doctors and nurses saved the life of a13-year-old Brooklyn boy who had collapsed in his Boerum Hill classroom, in full cardiac arrest.
Parents say that events like this are why they gathered their babies and toddlers on Saturday morning to rally and hold a “stroller march” to save LICH, threatened with closure after more than 150 years in Cobble Hill.


Brooklyn Bookbeat: Park Sloper’s new novel channels 19th century female astronomer

Brooklyn-based author Amy Brill wrote her first story, “The Lost Dog,” when she was in first grade. She has come a long way since then: on April 18, Brill will be launching her debut novel, “The Movement of Stars,” which has already received widespread praise.


'Gentrification' spreads nationwide and lands in new Brooklyn neighhborhoods

All of this may be old hat to Brooklynites, where "gentrification" has been moving with a seeming inevitability since the 1970s, but cities across America — as well as additional Brooklyn neighborhoods —  are now embracing upscale change, as the Associated Press reports—

JERSEY CITY — To many longtime Jersey City residents, there's no better mascot than their mayor, a colorful veteran of the region's rough-and-tumble politics who released an album of Christmas classics while in office.


Pro Bono Barrister for April 15

One of the most vital outreach programs performed through the Brooklyn Bar Association is the practice of holding regular forums -- open to the public at no charge -- dealing with critical, timely topics such as the upcoming session entitled "Consumer Debt And Bankruptcy -- The Process, Defenses and Options.”

Fern Finkel, chair of the BBA's Foundation Law Committee, reports that this program will get underway 6 p.m., the evening of April 30 at BBA Headquarters, 123 Remsen St.


Law schools expand clinical experience

In the fall of 2012, New York became the first state to require lawyers to perform 50 hours of pro bono work as a condition for getting a license. The new rule, which takes effect in 2015, aims to help fill the legal needs of New York's poor, and will apply to those sitting for the 2015 New York State bar exam.  

The pro bono mandate can be completed with, for example, internships at public service organizations. Students can also fulfill the mandate by participating in a variety of clinics provided by their respective law schools.


Appellate judges ‘preside over’ Moot Court Competition at Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn Law School hosted its 28th annual Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition earlier this month.  The competition, which focuses on the students’ skill in appellate advocacy, drew 36 teams from various law schools nationwide. 


Boerum Hill man convicted of killing 16-year-old witness

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes Wednesday announced the conviction Wednesday of a second man, Ronell Bonds, for Murder in the First Degree for killing 16-year-old Al-Taya Conyers in Boerum Hill in May 2010.  

Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Guy Mangano presided over the jury trial.  


'Stroller march' to support Brooklyn's LICH on Saturday

A Brooklyn mom is spreading the word to Brownstone parents that a "stroller march" is planned for this Saturday to support Long Island College Hospital (LICH), now threatened with closure.

"Many of us have either had a baby at LICH, plan to have a baby at LICH or have taken our kids to LICH for medical care," said Claire K. Tuck in a statement. "Most if not all of us have enjoyed LICH park.  LICH is now seriously threatened as the state of New York wants to sell off this property and turn it into a high-rise condo."



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