Ask the: District Attorney’s Office looks back at a successful 2012

Happy New Year!  This past year has been a productive one for my office.  We successfully implemented a number of initiatives aimed at making Brooklyn safer, and we celebrated the continued success of our many other programs and activities. … Full Article

Brooklyn law briefs- Jan. 7

BBA’s forum on criminal law welcomes public on Jan. 15 … Full Article

Columbians to study latest in complex electronic discovery decisions

When the Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn, led by President Bruno Codispoti, kick off their new year, it will be at Nino’s Restaurant on Staten Island the evening of Jan. 8, where they will dine in style and then benefit from a timely CLE-accredited program. … Full Article

Obit: Robert J. Berkin, banker, dies at 96

Robert J. Berkin, who worked his entire career with the Roosevelt Savings Bank, originally based in Northern Brooklyn, died Dec. 29, 2012 in New York, N.Y. after a brief illness.   … Full Article

Discrimination lawsuit against OCA dismissed

A Manhattan court officer who filed a discrimination lawsuit against her employer and other court personnel has voluntarily dismissed all claims and withdrew her action.   … Full Article

NYC bracing for possible school bus strike

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott warned again on Sunday of the possibility of a school bus driver strike this week, and encouraged families to prepare alternative transportation plans.
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Brooklyn Bookbeat: Find out 'How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes' at BookCourt

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to remember where you left your glasses, or whether you turned off the stove?  Even if you've never aspired to be a detective, on more than one occasion you've probably wished you could sharpen your memory and problem solving skills.  Now, following Sherlock H … Full Article

Subs help Nets beats Kings for 3rd straight win

After a long night and a short turnaround, the Brooklyn Nets' starters needed help Saturday. MarShon Brooks, Andray Blatche and Mirza Teletovic provided enough to wrap this one up by halftime. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Brooklyn writer's debut novel explores life, love, and advertising

When we think of the advertising business, many of us conjure an outdated Mad Men-like scene, replete with dark drama fueled by a constant supply of alcohol. Certainly, advertising today can be sexy -- but day-to-day, is it really as fascinating as we imagine?
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Brooklyn charities raised millions for Sandy relief

Brooklyn charitable organizations’ response to Hurricane Sandy, made in response to a survey sent out by the state Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, were made public Friday by the state Attorney General’s Office. … Full Article


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