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Brooklyn Boys & Girls Club receives book donations from local McDonald's owner

Navy Yard
On Friday, local McDonald’s Owner/Operator Elaine Diekmann was joined by Ronald McDonald at the Navy Yard Boys & Girls Club, where they donated 600 Happy Meal Books for children ages 6-9 who are learning how to read.  … Full Article
 

Wrongly incarcerated man and NYC reach settlement deal

Williamsburg
A Brooklyn man who spent more than 20 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit has agreed to a monetary settlement with the City of New York. New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer announced last week that David Ranta will receive a settlement amount of $6.4 million. … Full Article
 

‘Ask A Clean Person’ author to launch hilarious cleaning guidebook in DUMBO

DUMBO
Whether you’re an obsessive cleaner, a germaphobe, or somewhat of a slacker in the cleanliness department, you’ve most likely encountered some confusion when attempting to clean the long-accumulating or sudden messes that inevitably creep into the corners (or right out in the open) in your  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Law School finds a buyer for six B'klyn Heights buildings - and it's the Kushner Cos.

Downtown
Brooklyn Law School finally nailed down a buyer for a half-dozen Brooklyn Heights buildings that provide student housing, which have been up for sale since last summer, the Brooklyn Eagle confirmed Friday. … Full Article
 

Details of the SUNY - LICH hospital deal, unveiled in Brooklyn on Friday

Cobble Hill
After a year of protests and litigation, details of a settlement opening the way for a new operator for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) were revealed in state Supreme Court in Brooklyn on Friday. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn-raised filmmaker Spike Lee to speak at Pratt Institute

Fort Greene
Raised in Brooklyn, director Spike Lee, one of contemporary cinema’s most celebrated figures, will speak at Pratt Institute on Feb. 25 in honor of Black History Month. … Full Article
 

SUNY, LICH advocates reach historic hospital deal in Brooklyn

Cobble Hill
Attorneys for the State University of New York (SUNY) and advocates for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) announced on Thursday at state Supreme Court in Brooklyn that they had worked out a settlement so sweeping that history was being made. … Full Article
 

Kids help senior citizens celebrate Year of the Horse

Sunset Park
Lutheran HealthCare rang in the Chinese New Year with a week-long series of events at several of its southern Brooklyn locations, including the Shore Hill Neighborhood Center in Bay Ridge and Augustana Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation in Sunset Park. … Full Article
 

Pie at the Library: Brooklyn Public Library partners with local business Four & Twenty Blackbirds

Downtown
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has partnered with local small business Four & Twenty Blackbirds to open a new café in BPL’s Central Library, offering signature custom-made pies, Stumptown coffee, sandwiches and other items. … Full Article
 

Downtown’s 84th Precinct supports de Blasio’s safe driving initiative

Downtown
On Tuesday morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke about his Vision Zero plan to combat the deaths of innocent bystanders killed by drivers who break the law. Speaking at a community council meeting at 160 Schermerhorn St. … Full Article
 

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