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Doctors charged in B’klyn Federal Court For Medicare/Medicaid fraud scheme

Four individuals, including two doctors, have been charged for their alleged participation in two separate schemes that falsely billed the Medicare and Medicaid programs for more than $17 million. … Full Article

Soda tax? Ortiz wants consumers to pay more for sugary drinks

Michael Bloomberg suffered a major setback in his plan to prevent New Yorkers from consuming super-sized sugary sodas, but an ally of the mayor’s in the fight against obesity is preparing for battle on another front. … Full Article

Parents left in the lurch after city closes Brooklyn preschool

Parents say they’re taking action against the owners of a Brooklyn preschool after it was shut down by the Department of Health for operating without a permit. … Full Article

Shavuot nightlong Learn-a-thon covers range of themes from Torah

It is customary on the Jewish festival of Shavuot, which commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, to stay up all night in study sessions. … Full Article

Art of Brooklyn Film Festival launches May 15

The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (AoBFF) launches its third annual festival on Wednesday, May 15, at two Brooklyn venues: St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights and St. Joseph College in Fort Greene. … Full Article

Hynes foe to file suit about TV show

Abe George, candidate for Brooklyn district attorney in the Democratic Party and one of two challengers against Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes, will hold a news conference on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. … Full Article

Bittersweet graduation at LICH nursing school

Almost lost in the shuffle in the ongoing controversy over the fate of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) is the fact that its 130-year-old nursing school will be closing after it graduates its last class on May 23. … Full Article

The Amazing Spider-Man sighted in DUMBO

Comic book hero Spider-Man was sighted on Pearl Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn on Monday, filming the big-budget The Amazing Spider-Man 2, scheduled to hit theaters May 2, 2014. … Full Article

‘Girls’ star Lena Dunham to help hospital raise funds for mental health center

The hottest star on television is helping Lutheran Medical Center raise awareness of mental health issues. … Full Article

March Madness finalist Michigan headlines holiday hoops at Barclays

2013 NCAA Tournament finalist Michigan will face Stanford to headline the 2nd annual BROOKLYN HOOPS™ Holiday Invitational presented by adidas men’s college basketball triple-header at Barclays Center on Saturday, December 21. The BROOKLYN HOOPS™ Holiday Invitational will also feature LIU B … Full Article


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