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Explosive Brooklyn abuse trial halted as Weberman supporters held

Reporters live-tweeting the Nechemya Weberman trial on Thursday reported that testimony was abruptly stopped and spectators cleared after two supporters of the accused Williamsburg rapist were held for illegally taking a picture of the alleged victim with cell phones while she was on the stand an … Full Article

Cops seek would-be MetroTech bank robber

Police are seeking a man who attempted to rob the Chase Bank branch at 4 MetroTech on Oct. 26. The suspect, a white or Hispanic man in his late 30s or 40s, about 5-feet-7 with a grayish beard, handed the teller a note demanding money. When the teller failed to comply, he fled empty-handed.  … Full Article

Nets' star Lopez out 2 games with foot sprain

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez will miss the next two games with a mild sprain of his right foot. The Nets said Thursday that X-rays were negative, but the injury could be a concern given Lopez's foot problems last season. … Full Article

Broker Charged With Targeting Fellow Immigrants in Scheme

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) – the security industry’s own, non-governmental regulator for  firms doing business with the public – has charged a Brooklyn-based brokerage firm with defrauding three customers of more than $4 million. … Full Article

Maria Pagano: Thanks for the storm help

To Friends and Neighbors:
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Brooklyn Tough!: Nets beat up on "soft" Celtics in latest statement win

So you wanna be tough guys? Just 14 games into the season, the five-time defending Atlantic Division champion Boston Celtics are not only looking up at the Brooklyn Nets in the standings, but looking up to them as a role model for toughness, resiliency and poise. … Full Article

Forest City to go pre-fab for next tower

Ending speculation about whether Forest City Ratner would build its first Atlantic Yards housing tower with off-site “modular” construction, the giant real estate firm this week announced that it has signed a $117 million contract with construction firm Skanska USA to build the tallest modular bu … Full Article

Awesome ‘Global Rainbow’ over NYC honors Sandy victims

A monumental display of laser beams shooting across the sky over the city amazed those who happened to look up last night. … Full Article

Gowanus residents hear report on toxins found in wake of Sandy

When the waters of the Gowanus Canal gushed over its banks during Hurricane Sandy, flooding the streets and the basements of homes and businesses nearby, it was not the water itself that most worried residents and officials. … Full Article


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