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Experts struggle to prevent Latina suicides in Brooklyn

An alarmingly high number of teenage Latinas in Brooklyn, 16.4 percent, tried to commit suicide in 2013, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). That’s an increase from 2011, when 11.6 percent of young Latinas in the borough attempted to take their own lives. … Full Article
 

Music industry pros deserve tax credits, Lentol says

Assemblymember Joe Lentol plans to introduce legislation that is sure to be music to producers’ ears. The lawmaker said he will sponsor a bill in the next session that would provide a tax credit to people involved in the music production industry in New York State. … Full Article
 

In new book, writers, celebs reveal why they ‘Never Can Say Goodbye’ to New York

A poignant tribute to New York City, “Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York” (on-sale Oct. … Full Article
 

Adopt a shelter pet at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Saturday

Borough President Eric Adams wants you to take home a pet from a shelter– and he’s making it easy by hosting an adopt-a-pet event at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn’s judiciary and law communities gather for annual diocesan Red Mass

As the new judicial season began, both for the United States Supreme Court and the local courts here in New York State and Brooklyn, the legal community gathered on Wednesday at St. James Cathedral-Basilica for the annual tradition of The Red Mass. … Full Article
 

SUNY approves sale of LICH to developer Fortis

The State University of New York (SUNY) signed off on Thursday on the sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, to Fortis Property Group for $240 million. Fortis plans a residential development. … Full Article
 

Here's a first look at renderings for 620 Fulton St., a Downtown Brooklyn medical building

Come join the party! The Hotel Trades Council is getting into the Downtown Brooklyn construction bonanza — and we've just received renderings from the architecture firm that's designing the new building. … Full Article
 

City Councilmember Cornegy hosts Brooklyn’s Best Honors

On Oct. 1, Urban ID Media in association with the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office and Our Times Press kicked off the inaugural Brooklyn’s Best Honors.  Hosted by City Councilmember Robert E. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn writers’ ‘#Newsfail’ comments on mainstream media’s news delivery

Allison Kilkenny is a pioneering progressive journalist, and one of the first reporters to cover Occupy Wall Street. Jamie Kilstein is a stand-up comedian whose most recent comedy album went straight to #1 on the Billboard comedy charts and on Amazon. … Full Article
 

Lennon Bus gives kids a Magical Mystery Tour

The late John Lennon, the legendary Beatle, would have turned 74 years old on Oct. 9. In keeping with the spirit of her late husband’s artistry, Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono Lennon, is bringing the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus to a Williamsburg school on Thursday. … Full Article
 

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