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Fundraising drive for slain cops’ families draws support

Efforts to provide financial assistance to the families of slain police detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos are bearing fruit. … Full Article
 

Colton mulling run for seat vacated by Grimm

The list of hopefuls interested in running for the Brooklyn-Staten Island congressional seat vacated by Michael Grimm is starting to resemble a crowded subway car at rush hour. Assemblymember Bill Colton is the latest political figure to announce that he is mulling a run. … Full Article
 

SUNY Downstate students join nationwide ‘die-in’

More than 30 SUNY Downstate medical students on Wednesday participated in a 45-minute ‘die-in’ demonstration at the SUNY Downstate Health Science Education Building in Brooklyn. Students at dozens of medical schools across the country participated in similar protests on Wednesday. … Full Article
 

Jefferson’s Big Three: Mean enough for the city basketball title?

The Thomas Jefferson Orange Wave kicked off the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) high school basketball season when they beat Robeson High School 101-67 in East New York on Tuesday night. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn pols call for ‘calm’ following NYPD shooting of unarmed man

Brooklyn was the home of press conferences and protests over the weekend as elected officials and community members reacted to the police shooting of an unarmed man in a Brooklyn housing project late last week.  … Full Article
 

Examiner rules Brooklyn police shooting a homicide

Politicians were meeting with prosecutors Monday following the New York City medical examiner's ruling that the police killing of an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell was a homicide. … Full Article
 

Baby girl accidentally shot in East New York home

Police have arrested the parents of a 9-month-old girl who was hospitalized after she was accidentally shot inside her home in East New York. … Full Article
 

Unarmed man killed by rookie NYPD officer in Brooklyn housing complex

A man leaving his girlfriend's apartment was shot and killed in a darkened stairwell of a public housing complex after a rookie cop on patrol fired his weapon, likely accidentally, officials said Friday. … Full Article
 

Treyger says bike-text ban aimed at safety, not raising money

Councilmember Mark Treyger, who introduced legislation that would prohibit bicycle riders from talking on cell phones or texting while riding, said his action isn’t aimed at generating revenue for the city through fines, but instead is aimed at promoting safety on city streets. … Full Article
 

Treyger urges Brooklyn residents to give pets a home

Brooklyn residents who visit the offices of their local council members usually go there to seek help with quality of life issues or to get information about city programs. … Full Article
 

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