Everyone's a winner at PAL’s ‘Tournament of Champions’

On February 19, 500 PAL youngsters from all five boroughs of New York City competed in city-wide tournaments during a fun-filled day of games and laughter at the Police Athletic League’s (PAL) Annual Educational Tournament of Champions at their Edward Byrne Center in Queens.  … Full Article

Walcott describes how Superstorm Sandy smacked city schools

Four months after Hurricane Sandy hit the city, the school system is now back on its feet, according to Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, who offered a comprehensive overview of how the Department of Education handled the aftermath of the storm in testimony he delivered before the City Cou … Full Article

Jeffries warns court: Hands off Voting Rights Act!

On the day before the US Supreme Court was to hear a challenge to the 1965 Voting Rights Act, US Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke out on the House floor to call on the country’s highest court to preserve the 48 year old law. … Full Article

Brooklyn doctor charged with over-billing Medicaid, Medicare by hundreds of thousands

On Monday, the Kings County District Attorney’s Office announced its indictment of Dr. Naveed Ahmad, who is charged with bilking Medicare and Medicaid out of approximately $500,000 over the course of three years.  … Full Article

Armed suspect shot by cop in Brooklyn

Police say a 31-year-old suspect armed with a handgun has been shot and wounded by a police officer in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Sale of LICH real estate may fund new SUNY hospital in central Brooklyn

Financially troubled SUNY Downstate wants to build a brand-new hospital in East Flatbush to replace it’s crumbling University Hospital, Crain's New York Pulse has reported. … Full Article

NYC unveils plans for $1.8B chunk of Sandy aid

Grants for homeowners to fix their properties, spending to install generators at public housing complexes and competitions to create new storm-resilience technology are among the city's plans for some of its federal Superstorm Sandy aid money, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday. … Full Article

Headed To Harvard: LIU bio students to showcase research at Harvard

Two LIU Brooklyn biology majors have earned a major science honor: Martha Lewis and Kimaada Allete, both from East Flatbush, have been selected to present their work at the New England Science Symposium on March 2. … Full Article

Brooklyn's 75th precinct leads NYC's 2011 stop & frisk figures

The NYPD has released a report that breaks down its controversial stop and frisk policy by precinct and race. … Full Article

A slew of Brooklyn school closings coming up for vote

The fate of 21 schools in Brooklyn – closing, phasing out or opening – will be decided at the March 11 meeting of the Mayor’s Panel for Education Policy (PEP), to be held at Brooklyn Tech High School. … Full Article


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