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Squadron lays out vision for public advocate's role

“When you call 311 and they can’t assist you, you need someone to turn to who can help you,” state Sen. Daniel Squadron said, as he talked about his reasons for running for public advocate. … Full Article
 

WEST INDIAN PARTY! Mayoral candidates join Brooklyn's giant parade

 The city's West Indian Day Parade rolled through the streets on Monday with politics in the air and a child's death on marchers' minds. … Full Article
 

Owners of fraudulent Mr. Softee trucks are sued in Brooklyn federal court

Owners of suspected fake Mister Softee ice cream trucks are being asked to explain themselves in Brooklyn Federal Court.  … Full Article
 

City corrections officer arrested in Bed-Study fire that injured 12

An arrest has been made in a Brooklyn residential fire that injured 12 people, five of them critically. The fire occurred Thursday morning in a three-story brownstone on Chauncey Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant. … Full Article
 

De Blasio, Brooklyn community groups back in court, seek to intervene at LICH

In the latest in a series of legal filings, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and six Brooklyn civic groups filed a motion in court on Friday to give the local community a say in determining the next owner of Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article
 

Thompson says ‘Fix schools, don’t close them!’

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, the former president of the city’s Board of Education, unveiled a plan that he said would improve public schools and give parents more of a voice in shaping the city’s educational policy. … Full Article
 
 

As fight for LICH goes on, nurses flex new political muscles in NYC

The battle to save threatened hospitals in Brooklyn has galvanized the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) into flexing its increasingly robust political muscles and endorsing, for the first time in its history, candidates for New York City offices. … Full Article
 

Convicted cop killer, sentenced to death, seeks new trial

After a second jury hands-down death penalty sentence, Ronell Wilson is seeking a new trial, citing prosecutors’ "improper and harmful arguments" at trial. … Full Article
 

Williamsburg pharmacy owner indicted in $800,000 Medicaid fraud case

An indictment accuses a Brooklyn pharmacy owner of running an $800,000 Medicaid scheme. The Brooklyn district attorney's office said Thursday that Aleksandr Ilyayev allegedly billed Medicaid for HIV medications that were not dispensed, or were only partly dispensed. … Full Article
 

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