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DA candidate Thompson votes in Clinton Hill

Ken Thompson, who won the Democratic Primary for Brooklyn district attorney in September and then faced an unexpected race when primary loser Charles Hynes decided to run against him on the Republican and Conservative lines, cast his ballot in the race Tuesday morning.

Accompanied by his wife Lu-Shawn and their two children, Thompson voted at his polling place, PS 11 on 419 Waverly Avenue in Clinton Hill.


Pete Hamill, celebrated Brooklyn author, to speak in Greenpoint

Renowned journalist, essayist and fiction writer Pete Hamill embodies the Brooklyn literary spirit. Born in Park Slope, he left school at the age of 16 to work in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, while attending night classes at the Cartoonists and Illustrators School. He began his career as a journalist after serving in the U.S. Navy, and wrote often about both domestic and international wars and conflicts. But in spite of his international experience, Hamill has always maintained and valued his Brooklyn ties.


Prevalence of hit-and-run accidents in Brooklyn leads to push for reform

A Brooklyn man is facing multiple charges, including criminally negligent homicide, in connection with a crash that killed a 9-year-old boy and injured two others.

Police arrested Anthony Byrd, 59, of Brooklyn. He also faces counts including assault, reckless driving, and criminal mischief.


The Heights Casino Speaker Series features Malcolm MacKay

The Heights Casino Speaker Series this week will feature Brooklyn Heights author Malcolm MacKay, whose book “Impeccable Connections: The Rise and Fall of Richard Whitney” explains in detail how Whitney went from high-society darling to ex-con. MacKay will appear at the Heights Casino to discuss his book on Nov. 6.


Interfaith receives another reprieve as supporters seek restructuring plan

Interfaith Medical Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn received a short reprieve on Monday as Chief Bankruptcy Judge Carla E. Craig adjourned bankruptcy proceedings until November 13.

Interfaith, serving 175,000 residents of Central Brooklyn, was forced to file for bankruptcy last December after the state rejected its proposed restructuring plan.


Convicted of Brooklyn murder, inmate claims errors at trial warrant new trial

Darryl Littlejohn, former bouncer at a New York City club, sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for the murder of a young clubgoer in Brooklyn, appealed to the Appellate Division, 2nd Department, for a new trial claiming that errors during trial deprived him of a right to a fair trial.

The court, while acknowledging errors were present in the previous trial, denied Littlejohn’s request.


AG gets $240K settlement from school director who abused funds

New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Thursday announced that his office has obtained a $240,000 agreement to resolve its investigation into self-dealing by Silvia Kuper, executive director of Therapy and Learning Center Inc. in Windsor Terrace.  


Anthony Bourdain to appear in Brooklyn in conversation with Roy Choi

L.A.-raised maverick chef and Kogi taco truck co-founder Roy Choi is coming to DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena to celebrate the release of “L.A. SON: My Life, My City, My Food,” his inventive cookbook memoir with Anthony Bourdain, who will join the author in conversation.


'Hot tea’ case against Park Slope Barnes and Noble moves forward

Evidence of an improperly secured lid and a wobbly table was enough to allow a Brooklyn Supreme Court justice to grant the continuation of a personal injury case against a Brooklyn Barnes and Noble.



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