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First Babies of New Year

Park Slope
One can never be sure where the first local baby born in the New Year was born, but two Brooklyn hospitals are strong contenders.  Baby boy Orane Clarke was born Jan. 1 at 12:12 am at SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital in Central Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Attorneys brace for problems caused by Sandy’s destruction of evidence

Downtown
Brooklyn's 2013 Criminal Term may face several hurdles in the new year due to the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to evidence stored in warehouses. … Full Article
 

Cuomo’s Ed Commission recommends full day pre-K, teacher ‘bar exams’

Downtown
An education commission appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a package of sweeping school reforms on Wednesday that included the creation of statewide full-day pre-kindergarten. … Full Article
 

Hello Brooklyn! Goodbye Avery!: Reactionary Nets fire Johnson amidst disastrous December

Atlantic Yards
The Eastern Conference's Coach of the Month in November couldn't stay employed until the new year. … Full Article
 

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
 

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