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Walcott describes how Superstorm Sandy smacked city schools

Gerritsen Beach
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!

East Flatbush
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

East Flatbush
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

East New York
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

East Flatbush
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

Mill Basin
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

East Flatbush
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

East New York
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

East New York
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
 

Woman molested by fellow patient at Kings County hospital

East Flatbush
Authorities say a woman awoke in a Brooklyn emergency room to find a fellow patient molesting her. … Full Article
 

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