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Brooklyn immigrant given second chance at asylum

Sunset Park
A federal court of appeals has reversed the denial of an immigrant’s asylum claim. Initially denied because of his inability to pass a Bible test, the lower court’s ruling was overturned and the case sent back to for error correction. … Full Article
 

Boys High remains optimistic despite a down-season

Bedford-Stuyvesant
The Boys and Girls Kangaroos won three consecutive Public School Athletic League championships from 2010-2012, so when they finished last season with just an 8-8 record it was easy to overlook it as barely a blip on the radar. … Full Article
 

Saved again: $7.5 million released to Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn

Bedford-Stuyvesant
A financial lifeline was thrown to ailing Interfaith Medical Center in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Monday, when the court approved $7.5 million in funds that will keep the Bedford-Stuyvesant hospital in full operation through mid-February.  … Full Article
 

Fastrack comes to Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway subway line

Crown Heights
From now until early Friday, Jan. 31, MTA New York City Transit is bringing Fastrack to the Eastern Parkway trunk line in Brooklyn between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn federal court recognized by FEMA

Downtown
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, the Eastern District of New York opened its doors to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), with court personnel being utilized to assist FEMA first responders and the judicial process, both in the early days and the weeks and months that followed th … Full Article
 

Jesse Eisenberg to join award-winning novelist Teddy Wayne in DUMBO

DUMBO
Whiting Writers’ Award-winner Teddy Wayne will be visiting DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena on Jan. … Full Article
 

Afghanistan veteran to launch wartime memoir in DUMBO with NY Times' James Dao

DUMBO
In his new book "Afghan Post," The New York Times blogger and veteran Adrian Bonenberger conveys the unforgettable emotional reality of his military experience through the cracked lens of his wartime correspondence. On Jan. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn community groups refute SUNY figures, call for new LICH operator search

Cobble Hill
SUNY’s search for a developer to buy Long Island College Hospital (LICH) is invalid and the RFP (Request for Proposals) process needs to start from scratch, say six community groups fighting in court to prevent SUNY Downstate from selling the embattled hospital in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn to Fortis  … Full Article
 

Boys and Girls High basketball team attacked after game at Grady High School

Bedford-Stuyvesant
As Boys and Girls coach Ruth Lovelace was walking out of Grady High School with her team just behind her Thursday night, she saw two cars idling just outside the building. She didn't think much of it at first, but two seconds later all hell broke loose. … Full Article
 

R train riders benefit from ferry service extension, pols say

Sunset Park
The decision by Mayor Bill de Blasio to extend the Sunset Park-Wall Street ferry service into the spring will help R train riders coping with the loss of direct service to Manhattan, according to southern Brooklyn lawmakers. … Full Article
 

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