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Domestic violence victims get help from feds, state government

Victims of domestic violence will be getting much-needed assistance from the government – at both the federal and state levels – as a package of legislation and a grant make their way to local officials.

Assemblyman Joseph Lentol (D-Greenpoint-Williamsburg) recently announced that he helped pass legislation in the assembly to provide more assistance to, and increase protections for, victims of domestic violence.



The Palmetto Playground at Columbia Heights and State Street in southwestern Brooklyn Heights could be renamed as the Adam Yauch Playground, after a founding member of the Beastie Boys rock-hip hop group, as early as this Friday, the Brooklyn Heights Blog reported this week. 


29th Brooklyn Heights House Tour attracts happy hordes to homes in first historic district

While the privacy and sanctity of homes and gardens are always protected, once a year five historic Heights restorations are put on view to the public. On Saturday, May 11, from 1 to 5 p.m., the esteemed Brooklyn Heights Association, founded in 1910, will host its 29th House and Garden Tour.

This go-at–your-own–pace, self-guided tour, for the benefit of the Brooklyn Heights Association, allows visitors a rare opportunity to experience the architectural grandeur and contrasting styles found in the finest private homes of Brooklyn Heights, New York City’s First Historic District.


Rev. Dr. David C. Fisher of Plymouth Church announces retirement

In a message mailed to the Plymouth Church congregation last week and delivered from the pulpit on April 28, the Rev. Dr. David C. Fisher has announced his retirement. His noteworthy tenure at Plymouth, the historic Congregational Church in Brooklyn Heights, began in August of 2004, with his formal installation as Plymouth’s tenth Settled Minister on January 10, 2005. Rev. Fisher is scheduled to depart from Plymouth on September 30, 2013.


Debut novelist celebrates launch in Brooklyn

Set in 1920s Manhattan, Suzanne Rindell’s much anticipated debut novel “The Other Typist” follows Rose Baker, a typist in a New York City Police Department precinct on the Lower East Side.


HUNT BEGINS FOR LICH SAVIOR: SUNY issues 'Request for Information'

The State University of New York's (SUNY) issued a public Request for Information (RFI) on Wednesday, to formally solicit interest from hospital operators or others to take over Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill.


Bloomberg’s wrong on stop and frisk, DA candidate claims

Brooklyn District Attorney candidate Ken Thompson charged that Michael Bloomberg is dead wrong on the issue of stop and frisk and said the mayor should stop police from employing the controversial procedure.

Thompson, 46, a former federal prosecutor hoping to unseat Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes in the Democratic Party primary in September, accused the mayor of “stubbornly defending stop and frisk abuses” committed by cops on the streets of the city.


PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN: Wage-and-hour lawsuits mount at Brooklyn Federal Court

Federal courts around the country are seeing a rise in the number of lawsuit filed for wage and hour violations. Of the 94 federal districts nationwide, the Eastern District of New York (which covers Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island) ranks fifth, and the Southern District (Manhattan, the Bronx and Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess and Putnam counties) ranks third.


NY ethics board: Lopez sex report will be public — eventually

ALBANY — The state ethics board says its report into accusations that Assemblyman Vito Lopez sexually harassed young, women staffers will soon be made public.

The state Joint Commission on Public Ethics report is now in the hands of the Legislative Ethics Commission, which could take action against Lopez.


NYC: Citi Bike will generate $36M in economic activity

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan on Tuesday announced Citi Bike is expected to create 170 jobs and generate $36 million in local economic activity annually. 

NYC Bike Share (NYCBS) has worked with a wide range of community and local employment organizations to recruit New Yorkers for positions from station assemblers to bicycle mechanics to customer call-center staff.



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