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Federal government killed Reddit co-founder Adam Swartz, father says at funeral

Crown Heights
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz was "killed by the government," his father told mourners Tuesday during his son's funeral in suburban Chicago. … Full Article
 
 

Nets beat Raptors for season-high 7th win in a row

Atlantic Yards
UPDATED 11:15 PM P.J. Carlesimo put his head in his hand, sighed and brushed back his hair, hardly looking like a guy with a 9-1 record. "I'm really struggling," he started, adding that the Brooklyn Nets faced a "major, major concern." … Full Article
 

Gravesend attorney disbarred for financial violations

Brooklyn Heights
When attorneys conduct missteps and errors, there are many disciplinary actions that may be taken against them. Public censure and brief suspension from the practice of law are the most common actions taken against attorneys. … Full Article
 

OPENING SHOT IN GUN WAR: NY first state to pass new gun law since Newtown massacre

Greenpoint
ALBANY — New York's Assembly on Tuesday easily passed the toughest gun control law in the nation and the first since the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, calling for a tougher assault weapons ban and prov … Full Article
 

Swartz's lawyer told Fed prosecutors Reddit whiz was suicidal

Crown Heights
BOSTON — A lawyer who formerly represented Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz on hacking charges said Monday he told federal prosecutors about a year ago that Swartz was a suicide risk. … Full Article
 

LIU announces newest athletics Hall Of Fame class

Downtown
LIU-Brooklyn Director of Athletics John Suarez on Monday released the names of the six new members of the Downtown school's Athletics Hall of Fame. … Full Article
 

Aaron Swartz's family blames Fed prosecutors for death of Reddit co-founder

Crown Heights
The family of a Reddit co-founder is blaming prosecutors for his suicide just weeks before he was to go on trial on federal charges that he stole millions of scholarly articles. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn embraces its adopted Miss America

Windsor Terrace
A woman who grew up in Alabama and moved to Brooklyn is the new Miss America – and Brooklynites are proud, although many are still somewhat skeptical about the pageant itself. … Full Article
 

BLOODY MONDAY: J.P. Morgan Chase kills 500+ jobs at MetroTech

Downtown
Restaurants and other businesses in Downtown Brooklyn will be a little emptier this winter as J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. has started laying off more than 500 workers from its MetroTech offices.  … Full Article
 

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