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UNREQUITED LOVE: As LICH nears death after SUNY betrayal, Brooklynites meet to ignite passions on Valentine's Day

Cobble Hill
Following the decision by the board of SUNY Downstate Medical Center to close LICH (Long Island College Hospital) in Cobble Hill, community mem … Full Article
 

MTA feeling pressure after subway fatalities

Crown Heights
Awaiting a Manhattan-bound 3 train on Tuesday, a woman at the Utica Avenue station stop in Crown Heights fell sick. … Full Article
 

'Break'-ing Point: Nets enter All-Star hiatus off second straight impressive win

Atlantic Yards
Even without $100 million point guard Deron Williams, the Brooklyn Nets enter the All-Star break looking ready to make the "Big Push" Joe Johnson referred to following Wednesday night's 119-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets in front of 17,251 fans at Downtown's Barclays Center. … Full Article
 

College Beat: St. Francis ladies finally hitting their stride

Brooklyn Heights
The Northeast Conference doesn't have the St. Francis women's college basketball team to kick around anymore. … Full Article
 

DON'T FRACK OUR WATER! Faith leaders stage anti-fracking pray-in

Downtown
As Governor Cuomo’s decision approaches on opening New York to hydrofracking, 300 faith leaders from the Jewish, Christian, Buddhist and Hindu traditions have signed a letter calling for a ban on the controversial practice.
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Obama wants expanded access to pre-school

Park Slope
President Barack Obama wants all 50 states to provide pre-kindergarten schools for 4-year-olds, a plan that the White House says will result in better prepared students and ultimately a more educated workforce. … Full Article
 

Two Brooklyn firehouses named as landmarks

Windsor Terrace
Two Brooklyn firehouses, both of which are still in active use by the FDNY, are among five that were designated Tuesday as city landmarks by the Landmarks Preservation Commission … Full Article
 

HORROR in Brooklyn Heights: Velazquez calls double whammy death of LICH, closing of libraries, 'SCARY'

Rep. Nydia Velazquez told the Brooklyn Heights Association's 103rd annual meeting on Monday that the planned closings of both Long Island College Hospital (LICH) and the Brooklyn Heights public library branch were "scary." … Full Article
 

Fatal accident kills woman at Utica Ave. Subway station

Crown Heights
Authorities say a woman has been killed by a subway train in Brooklyn.  MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz says the victim may have become ill before falling. She was hit around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday by the No. 3 train at Utica Avenue. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Worldly writer Nell Freudenberger calls Brooklyn home

Fort Greene
Acclaimed author Nell Freudenberger is a Brooklynite, living with her family in Park Slope, but she is certainly no stranger to territories abroad. … Full Article
 

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