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Cuomo backs minimum wage boost; compromise emerges

ALBANY — Legislators on Wednesday began privately discussing a new way to increase the state's minimum wage after Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the long-blocked effort a big boost in his proposed budget. … Full Article

84th Precint 'Cop of the Year' has toughest job of all: Guiding Brooklyn's kids

It’s one of the toughest jobs in the Police Department, and NYPD’s Youth Officer Julius Hudson of Brooklyn’s the 84th Precinct carries it off with humility, integrity and patience.  … Full Article

HaZamir Chorale and Brooklyn Sons perform on Shabbat Shirah

America’s foremost Jewish choir debuts in Brooklyn’s celebrated sanctuary with two of the borough’s native sons. … Full Article

A license to practice law in 2 years? Law schools mull options

Legal educators, judges and practitioners are seriously considering a proposal to allow students to sit for the New York State Bar exam after two years of law school.  … Full Article

‘Million Moms’ campaign for sensible gun control

Members of Congregation Beth Elohim and other area congregations joined the One Million Moms for Gun Control NYC rally on Monday morning, the observed holiday of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday.
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Lecture series examines 'mitzvot' through mysticism & Kabbalah

Congregation B’nai Avraham, Brooklyn Heights’ Modern Orthodox synagogue, began a new lecture series on Monday, Jan. 21. … Full Article

OUT OF WORK, OUT OF LUCK? City Council OKs law banning discrimination against unemployed job hunters

Additional reporting by Paula Katinas The New York City Council passed a law on Wednesday afternoon that prohibits employers from discriminating against unemployed job applicants. The bill passed by an overwhelming majority, 44 to 4. … Full Article

NETS GAIN: Franchise value up 48 percent since Brooklyn move, Forbes reports

Forbes' annual valuation of each NBA team came out on Wednesday, and Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov saw his team's net worth rise in a big way since the team moved to Brooklyn. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law grad chairs state bar panel

The New York State Bar Association announced new section chairs. Brooklyn Law School Alumnus Howard S. Shafer has been selected to chair the 1,705-member Corporate Counsel Section of the New York State Bar Association. … Full Article

College Beat: Blackbirds, Terriers renew "Battle of Brooklyn" rivalry

Now that the Nets and Knicks are done scuffling for Big Apple hoops supremacy, our borough's basketball enthusiasts can focus on Brooklyn's longest-running hardwood feud. … Full Article


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