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Legal Review & Comment: Aftermath of tragedy- more views on parents' accountability for acts of their children

Downtown
In the wake of the recent tragedy in Connecticut, many have been searching for answers and seeking to identify the cause of this senseless massacre.  Others have used the mass killing of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School as a sign for action.   … Full Article
 

Admirals Row supermarket takes a big step forward

Navy Yard
The long saga of plans for a supermarket at the former Admirals Row at the Brooklyn Navy Yard took a big step forward on Wednesday when the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. … Full Article
 

Councilwoman works with Asian-Americans on anti-smoking campaign

Sunset Park
The rate of cigarette smoking among New York City’s Asian Americans, particularly men, is a source of major concern in Brooklyn’s Chinatown, according to Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez (D-Sunset Park-Red Hook), who said she has started a new anti-smoking campaign with local groups. … Full Article
 

Fifth grader wins $500 for school by drawing her favorite teacher

Sunset Park
The next time your child picks up a paper and some crayons and starts drawing, it could lead to an influx of cash. That’s what happened to Kayla Torres, a fifth grader at P.S. 172 in Sunset Park, who won a cool $500 for her school by drawing a picture of her favorite teacher. … Full Article
 

'Where Brooklyn at?': Struggling Nets hope to end recent woes at MSG vs. Knicks

Downtown
The tough losses are mounting, and the team's good on-paper statistics don't seem to weigh in when the Brooklyn Nets need them the most. … Full Article
 

Jazz rally and hold on to beat Nets 92-90

Downtown
The Utah Jazz fought all night for a chance to win the game, then nearly threw it away. … Full Article
 

Howe's Brooklyn: Debate continues: Are parents acountable for injuries caused by their children?

Downtown
Walking down a Manhattan sidewalk in October 2009, Apri Koulajian was struck from behind by a wheeled suitcase and fell to the ground. Unsure of exactly who struck her, Koulajian regained her bearings and noticed a 2-year old child, the child’s parent and the suitcase. … Full Article
 

Dr. Frank Macchiarola, legendary educator and public servant, dies at 71

Brooklyn Heights
Dr. Frank J. Macchiarola, widely admired New York City Public Schools Chancellor under Mayor Ed Koch and most recently Chancellor of St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, died on Tuesday at the age of 71. … Full Article
 

Ratner’s modular building: the world's tallest and a `first' for Brooklyn

Atlantic Yards
Groundbreaking took place on Tuesday for “B2,” the first of the Atlantic Yards development’s long-awaited residential buildings – but it was like no groundbreaking that most people had ever seen. … Full Article
 

R line resumes normal service on Friday

Brooklyn Heights
The MTA says R subway service between lower Manhattan and Brooklyn is expected to return on Friday. … Full Article
 

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