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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
 
 

Friday night in Memphis: Grizzlies build early lead and defeat Nets, 101-77

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies are adding a better scoring offense to complement one of the league's best defenses. … Full Article
 

Saturday night in Houston: Harden, Asik lead Rockets past Nets, 119-106

HOUSTON — Jeremy Lin said the Houston Rockets just needed to see what they were doing wrong in order to fix it. … Full Article
 

Dolphin dies in polluted Gowanus Canal

Marine experts say a dolphin seen shaking black gunk from its snout after wandering into a polluted canal in New York may well have been ill before it lost its way and died. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn's Monday Bookbeat: Channeling dead rockers; exploring post-punkers; being a jujitsu rabbi's godless blonde

Renowned English bassist and singer Peter Hook will appear at DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena on Monday, Jan. … Full Article
 

Dolphin in Gowanus Canal draws crowds

Observers of the notoriously polluted Gowanus Canal thought they had seen everything when, in 2007, a minke whale nicknamed “Sludgie” was found swimming in the Gowanus Canal. … Full Article
 

HOMELESS IN BROOKLYN HEIGHTS: Synagogue shelter closes its doors to women, will welcome men instead

The Brooklyn Heights Synagogue’s homeless shelter, which has served women for many years, will instead host men starting on Monday. … Full Article
 

Hundreds rally in Cobble Hill demanding 'Save LICH!'

Elected officials, nurses and local residents chanting “Save LICH!” rallied in the freezing cold on Friday morning in front of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Kamins and Miller inducted as Brooklyn Supreme Court justices

The Appellate Division Courthouse on Monroe Place in Brooklyn Heights was filled with many of the members of Brooklyn’s legal elite last Thursday evening. … Full Article
 

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