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Brooklyn federal judge awards $3.7 million in attorney’s fees in FDNY suit

The lawyers representing defendants in a discrimination suit against the Fire Department of New York have been granted a multimillion-dollar attorney’s fee award. … Full Article
 

Contracts for LICH doctors expiring, no renewals coming from SUNY

Doctors at Long Island College Hospital (LICH), who were previously notified by SUNY Downstate that they would be terminated on September 9, have not yet received contract extensions, hindering efforts to resume critical services at LICH as ordered by state Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest. … Full Article
 

BEAT Festival to feature Civil Rights stories

After a successful inaugural season, the BEAT Festival returns this September to celebrate Brooklyn’s emerging artists in theater, dance, and voice. … Full Article
 
 

Horton Foote’s ‘Dividing the Estate’ celebrates a Brooklyn premiere

Acclaimed playwright Horton Foote’s knowing comedy about family, money, power and greed is having its Brooklyn premiere at the Heights Players this September.  Considered a “must for discriminating theatergoers” by The New York Times, “Dividing the Estate” will delight with it … Full Article
 

Squadron lays out vision for public advocate's role

“When you call 311 and they can’t assist you, you need someone to turn to who can help you,” state Sen. Daniel Squadron said, as he talked about his reasons for running for public advocate. … Full Article
 

WEST INDIAN PARTY! Mayoral candidates join Brooklyn's giant parade

 The city's West Indian Day Parade rolled through the streets on Monday with politics in the air and a child's death on marchers' minds. … Full Article
 

Owners of fraudulent Mr. Softee trucks are sued in Brooklyn federal court

Owners of suspected fake Mister Softee ice cream trucks are being asked to explain themselves in Brooklyn Federal Court.  … Full Article
 

City corrections officer arrested in Bed-Study fire that injured 12

An arrest has been made in a Brooklyn residential fire that injured 12 people, five of them critically. The fire occurred Thursday morning in a three-story brownstone on Chauncey Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant. … Full Article
 

De Blasio, Brooklyn community groups back in court, seek to intervene at LICH

In the latest in a series of legal filings, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and six Brooklyn civic groups filed a motion in court on Friday to give the local community a say in determining the next owner of Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article
 

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