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Protection of witness not a valid reason to revoke defendant’s bail, judge rules

The District Attorney’s office is not permitted to revoke a defendant’s bail on the sole grounds that it is protecting a trial witness, a Brooklyn Criminal Court judge ruled this month.  … Full Article
 

Watchtower Tunnels: Mysterious, lingering remnants of a ministerial Heights presence

The Watchtower tunnels are for real – and the city collects thousands of dollars each year for their use, Department of Finance records reveal. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn swimming pool to double as skating rink

 Now that summer is over, a Brooklyn swimming pool will be put to a new use: An ice skating rink. The rink at McCarren Park Pool will open on Nov. 15. It's located on the Greenpoint-Williamsburg border. … Full Article
 

City Parks Foundations's "Youth Made Media" program offers Brooklyn teens free film production and new media skills

Brooklyn teenagers learn to use software to create movies, documentaries and narratives through Youth Made Media (YM2), a program of the nonprofit City Parks Foundation that offers young people, ages 13 to 19 from low-income communities, a structured learning experience in video and audio p … Full Article
 

Participatory budgeting comes to Sunset Park, Red Hook

Hey, residents of Sunset Park and Red Hook, think you can do a better job of spending taxpayer money than the city does? Here’s your chance! … Full Article
 

New NY-centric novel to launch in Brooklyn

Odd-job queen Starshine Hart is about to go on somebody else’s perfect date. At 29, the usually carefree Starshine has realized that it is easier to start sleeping with a man than to stop. … Full Article
 

SUNY fights back against recent LICH court orders

Last week, a Brooklyn Supreme Court justice issued an order allowing Brooklyn community groups and the New York City Public Advocate to assist in the selection of a new operator for the struggling Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article
 

Community Links brings troubled young people out of their shells

Community Links, a service of Baltic Street AEH (Advocacy, Employment and Housing), with headquarters at 250 Baltic St. in Cobble Hill, is a kind of “outward bound” for urban youth striving for mental health and a life free of substance abuse.  … Full Article
 

New principal takes over at Bishop Ford High School

There is a new team at the top at Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School. The school recently welcomed a new principal, Thomas P. Arria Jr., and a new chairman of its board of directors, Myles Davis. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn federal court employees are deemed 'essential'

As the United States government continues its stalemate on the federal budget and negotiations on the raising the debt ceiling, the government remains in shutdown, forcing hundreds of thousands of U.S. federal employees home from their jobs without pay. … Full Article
 

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