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Judge in El Chapo case limits release of info, orders appointment of ‘firewall’ attorney

On Monday, the judge overseeing the case of alleged drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera limited the release of information related to the case and ordered prosecutors to appoint a “firewall” attorney as a go-between. … Full Article
 

The Celts host 23rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade down Montague Street

The Celts of the New York State Courts System, Kings County hosted its 23rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade down Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights last Friday. … Full Article
 

The Turtle Lady thrives in Williamsburg

Sara is standing outside her Williamsburg apartment building holding up her 20-year-old “little boy,” Abe. A Hasidic man does a double take driving by as does the cop cruising behind him. … Full Article
 

OPINION: Preserving the Brooklyn Heights Library’s stone friezes

The Brooklyn Eagle enthusiastically backs an idea by readers to temporarily move the classic stone friezes currently gracing the façade of the Brooklyn Heights Library to the Brooklyn Museum’s Sculpture Garden. … Full Article
 

Park Slope holds oldest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the borough

Irish eyes were smiling in Brooklyn on Sunday as Park Slope held its 42nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. In fact, it might have been the next best thing to celebrating back home in the Emerald Isle. … Full Article
 

City says BIDs help improve neighborhoods

Business improvement districts (BIDs) do more than improve the bottom line for storeowners, according to the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS), which has issued an eye-opening report detailing the ways in which BIDs invest in their communities to make the neighborhoo … Full Article
 

DOT wants to add 8 miles of protected bike lanes to Fourth Ave.

In what would be a major transformation of one of the city’s “Great Streets,” the Department of Transportation (DOT) wants to add eight miles of protected bike lanes to Brooklyn’s Fourth Avenue, from Dean Street in Boerum Hill to 65th Street in Sunset Park. … Full Article
 

City Council approves Sunset Park Library redevelopment

The New York City Council has given its final approval to the redevelopment of the Sunset Park Library. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce visits Albany to huddle with lawmakers

Brooklyn’s business community sent its largest contingent ever to Albany to meet with key elected officials and representatives of the Cuomo administration as crucial negotiations got underway in anticipation of the April 1 deadline for the state Legislature to adopt a state budget. … Full Article
 

Parks Dept. to present design for long-awaited repairs to Brooklyn War Memorial

The campaign to restore the shamefully crumbling Brooklyn War Memorial will inch another step forward on Monday, March 20, when Michelle Langley, an architect with the city’s Parks Department, will present a design for the first phase of renovations at a Community Board 2 committee meeting. … Full Article
 

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