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SUNY survival plan: Shrink Downstate, form Brooklyn hospital network, ditch LICH

East Flatbush
At a meeting of its board in Manhattan on Tuesday, SUNY presented a four-year restructuring plan that would save financially-troubled SUNY Downstate Hospital by shrinking it and forming a network with other Brooklyn hospitals.  … Full Article
 

Thompson gets nod from Brooklyn Democrats

Canarsie
The executive committee of the Brooklyn Democratic Organization, meeting at the Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club in Canarsie, voted to endorse former City Comptroller William Thompson Jr. for mayor. … Full Article
 

Gerritsen Beach is poster child for lingering impact of high water

Gerritsen Beach
A South Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood is battling a health menace Superstorm Sandy left behind: Mold.  … Full Article
 

Abdul-Wahhab convicted in burglary of bishop’s apartment

East Flatbush
Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes on Thursday announced the conviction of Sadiq Abdul-Wahhab, 48, for burglary in the first degree. When he is sentenced June 11, he will face a maximum of up to 25 years in prison. … Full Article
 

First grader’s writing talent wins prize for her school

Brownsville
A Brooklyn first grader is teaching her fellow students important lessons in kindness. And she’s plenty of winning recognition for it. … Full Article
 

Five arrested for selling drugs, guns out of neighborhood pharmacy

Cypress Hills
Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes on Wednesday announced the arrests of five people on charges of selling heroin, cocaine and guns out of a neighborhood pharmacy. … Full Article
 

Pregnancy may have been motive for shocking murder of 14-year-old

Gerritsen Beach
A desire to avoid the consequences of pregnancy may have been the motive behind the grisly slaying and burning of a 14-year-old girl whose body was found on a Brooklyn beach in January, according to a family spokesman. … Full Article
 

Novel portrays '60s Brooklyn amidst Vietnam War backdrop

Gravesend
Shifting between 1960s Brooklyn and Vietnam, Jim McGinty’s novel “Right to Kill: A Brooklyn Tale” begins with a scene on the Culver Line subway train, which “snaked through Brooklyn on an elevated steel platform that disfigured the otherwi … Full Article
 

Two sentenced to life without parole in murder-for-hire plot

Brownsville
Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Neil Firetog sentenced Ragene Powell-Dickerson, 29, and Jimmy Copeland, 26, to life without the possibility of parole on Monday for their role in a murder-for-hire plot that began with sexual text messages and ended in the June 2010 death of Dwyane Burnett. … Full Article
 

Now it's Sampson: Another Brooklyn pol caught in corruption scheme

Canarsie
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District Loretta Lynch on Monday announced an indictment against Brooklyn state Senator John Sampson.  … Full Article
 

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