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Beat the Heat! Nets down Magic, ready for defending world champs' visit to Barclays

Give the Nets credit. They've gone a long way toward erasing any doubt that they will end their five-year playoff drought in what is shaping up as an historic first season here in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Cop tech will getcha! NYC scanners target concealed weapons

New York City has been touted as being tough on guns. Earlier this year, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the NY SAFE Act, a law further tightening restrictions on gun access. … Full Article

Nets rout Magic 97-77 for 8th straight home win

Deron Williams had 20 points and nine assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Orlando Magic 97-77 on Monday night for their eighth straight home victory. … Full Article

LIBRARY ON THE BLOCK: Plans to sell Brooklyn Heights branch building gets a hearing Tuesday night

The planned sale of the building shared by the Brooklyn Heights and business branch libraries will be discussed publicly on Tuesday night by an official from Brooklyn Public Library system. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Thinking of retiring? Reinvent yourself instead

For most of us, when we envision the end of a career there is one word in particular that comes to mind: retirement. … Full Article

State Bar honors the late Justice Theodore Jones, Jr.

During its annual meeting last Friday, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) honored a number of their members at a well-attended awards ceremony. … Full Article

Park Sloper de Blasio announces bid for mayor

Updated Jan. 28, 6:40 pm Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, a longtime Park Slope resident, announced on Sunday his bid for the mayor's seat, promising to pay attention to working-class New Yorkers he says have been ignored or "priced out" under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. … Full Article

NYC officials petition court in support of Voting Rights Act

The City Council’s Black, Latino and Asian caucus members, along with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, are prepared to file an amicus brief in support of the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a significant piece of civil rights legislation that outlaws discriminatory voting practices. … Full Article


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