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Brooklyn `A' kicks off new years with arrival of new staff

Williamsburg
Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A, more commonly known as “Brooklyn A,” the long-term provider of free legal services to low-income residents and community organizations in the neighborhoods of North and East Brooklyn, is celebrating the new year with the arrival of an extraordinary group of  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Publisher Ben Schrank's new novel depicts life in Brooklyn today

Cobble Hill
Ben Schrank has long been tied to both Brooklyn and the publishing industry, and these worlds now collide in his new novel "Love is a Canoe … Full Article
 

Councilwoman helps rent control tenants avoid eviction

Sunset Park
When she heard that an elderly woman and her son were involved in a tenant-landlord dispute with their building owner, Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez (D-Sunset Park-Red Hook) reached back into her past as a tenant rights advocate to help them. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn business library to abandon Downtown; future of Brooklyn Heights and Carnegie branches in doubt

Brooklyn Heights
UPDATED AT 6 PM ON JAN. 15 TO INCLUDE COMMENT BY LIBRARY SPOKESPERSON … Full Article
 

Green-Wood Cemetery gets funds to restore landmark Weir Greenhouse

Sunset Park
A 19th century greenhouse that fell into disrepair will be getting a makeover, thanks to a $500,000 grant from New York State.  … Full Article
 

Camels and frankincense: Get ready for Three Kings Day in Brooklyn

Williamsburg
The Christmas season doesn’t end on Dec. 25 – wise kings Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar will be riding live camels along Graham Avenue this Sunday, Jan. 6 as part of the 16th annual Three Kings Day Parade in Williamsburg.  … Full Article
 

Religion briefs for Jan. 1, 2013

Downtown
Church’s food pantry serves 120 in week before Christmas … Full Article
 

Nets score 5 third-quarter points in humiliating loss to Spurs

Atlantic Yards
SAN ANTONIO — The Brooklyn Nets ended 2012 a few hours earlier than most. … Full Article
 

Victim’s violent past cited as Brooklyn self-defense case heads to Albany

Downtown
According to Carl Watson's account, the rival livery cab driver he shot dead in 2007 was a violent bully who was approaching his car in a threatening fashion and reaching toward his waist, where he was known to carry a gun. … Full Article
 

Fire-damaged Clinton Hill church holds Christmas services

Clinton Hill
The Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew, damaged by a two-alarm fire early on Sunday morning, Dec. 23, has prevailed and was able to hold its Christmas services the next day. … Full Article
 

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