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Esteemed Brooklyn Heights author explores memory, identity in latest novel

Seventeen-year-old Ember Leferrier is not your average teenager. … Full Article

Madonna to join Pussy Riot at Barclays Center human rights concert

Madonna's not done with her recent string of public appearances — she also has signed on to introduce members of Pussy Riot at Amnesty International's human rights concert in New York. … Full Article

Lander brings mayor's ‘Vision Zero’ plan to Park Slope

Park Slope residents are already seeing parts of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” pedestrian safety plan in action, according to Councilman Brad Lander, who said a recent sting by police resulted in summonses for dangerous motorists. … Full Article

SUNY ‘reopens’ LICH bidding – but just to those who already bid

SUNY announced on Tuesday that it is reopening its Request for Proposals to sell Long Island College Hospital (LICH) -- but only to those bidders who already participated in the initial round.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Cop of the Year honored for fighting DWIs

The 84th Precinct Community Council, covering Brooklyn Heights, Downtown, Vinegar and Boerum Hill, held its meeting on Monday, and traffic safety and last year’s crime stats were among the main items on the agenda.  … Full Article

Brooklyn immigrant given second chance at asylum

A federal court of appeals has reversed the denial of an immigrant’s asylum claim. Initially denied because of his inability to pass a Bible test, the lower court’s ruling was overturned and the case sent back to for error correction. … Full Article

Boys High remains optimistic despite a down-season

The Boys and Girls Kangaroos won three consecutive Public School Athletic League championships from 2010-2012, so when they finished last season with just an 8-8 record it was easy to overlook it as barely a blip on the radar. … Full Article

Saved again: $7.5 million released to Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn

A financial lifeline was thrown to ailing Interfaith Medical Center in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Monday, when the court approved $7.5 million in funds that will keep the Bedford-Stuyvesant hospital in full operation through mid-February.  … Full Article

Fastrack comes to Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway subway line

From now until early Friday, Jan. 31, MTA New York City Transit is bringing Fastrack to the Eastern Parkway trunk line in Brooklyn between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. … Full Article

Brooklyn federal court recognized by FEMA

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, the Eastern District of New York opened its doors to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), with court personnel being utilized to assist FEMA first responders and the judicial process, both in the early days and the weeks and months that followed th … Full Article


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