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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
 

Rare NYS death penalty case may reach Brooklyn in 2013

Downtown
The year 2013 will bring a number of new beginnings to Brooklyn. In Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2 will open with courts for bocce, handball, and basketball. The Prospect Park Lakeside Project, to open in fall 2013, will possess two ice rinks. … Full Article
 

BBA Foundation to offer public forum on criminal law

Downtown
Since a main goal of Pro Bono Barrister is 'telling about the good that lawyers do" we always take special note of the activities of the Brooklyn Bar Association's Foundation Law Committee headed by Fern Finkel. … Full Article
 

Sandy-delayed sessions rescheduled for January

Downtown
Two of the BBA’s CLE programs set for this past October and November were postponed due to Hurricane Sandy which, sorry to say, also wreaked significant damage on the homes and lives of some of our members who have our ongoing concern as they deal with this disaster. … Full Article
 

Mayor comes to Barclays for historic low-crime message

Atlantic Yards
The Nets may not have been doing that great this year, but another event at Barclays Center showed that in one respect, the entire city is a winner. … Full Article
 

Gowanus Canal cleanup to cost a half-billion

Gowanus
The EPA on Friday announced a proposed cleanup plan for the Gowanus Canal – and it’s slated to cost betw … Full Article
 

Nets hold off Cavs, move to 2-0 under Carlesimo

Downtown
Two victories and now two huge tests coming up for the Brooklyn Nets. They sure look more ready under P.J. Carlesimo than in their final days under Avery Johnson. … Full Article
 

Carlesimo, Nets hand Bobcats 17th straight loss

Downtown
Mikhail Prokhorov saw the draining team spirit, the missing will to fight, and decided change was needed. The Brooklyn Nets owner had to like the results in the first game under P.J. Carlesimo. … Full Article
 

After street-sweeper truck kills man, family sues with Rubenstein's help

Downtown
Hours after the Brooklyn Nets won 107-105 over the Detroit Pistons, a street-sweeper truck struck and killed a man outside of the Barclays Center.  Ronald Sinvil, 36, had just left a Christmas party and was headed to his girlfriend Jvonne Crump’s apartment in East New York.  He never made it ther … Full Article
 

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