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Former hip-hop manager convicted in Brooklyn Federal Court

Following a three-week trial, a federal jury in Brooklyn on Thursday returned a verdict convicting James Rosemond, also known as “Jimmy Henchman,” of being the leader of a continuing criminal enterprise (the “Rosemond Organization”) that distributed thousands of pounds of cocaine, the major … Full Article
 

State has $40K settlement with Gowanus hotel for price-gouging in wake of Sandy

New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Thursday announced a settlement of more than $40,000 with MMG Butler Street LLC, a Delaware-based corporation that operates the Holiday Inn Express hotel at 279 Butler St. in Gowanus.  … Full Article
 

Catholic Lawyers Guild hosts panel on religion and law

Discussing religion is not always easy. That’s particularly true for judges, who are expected to be the arbiters of the “wall of separation” between church and state. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Friends School signs lease at MetroTech, doubling upper school space

Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) today announced that the Brooklyn Friends School has signed a lease to move its Upper School to MetroTech Center, doubling the size of the school and adding to MetroTech’s vibrant academic campus.
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Recycle your old electronics and help support Brooklyn parks

Clean out your desk drawers, closets and office shelves and join thousands of New Yorkers for Upcycle Fest. Bring y … Full Article
 

Prospect Park to close Friday for Obama's visit

Prospect Park will be closed Friday due to a visit by President Barack Obama. The 500-acre park will be closed from noon to 6 p.m. Friday when the president visits a nearby high school. Obama is to arrive by helicopter in the park. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn councilmembers to speak at Moreland Commission hearing

Brooklyn politicians have been plagued with reports of corruption, misdealing and other forms of illegal activity. Despite the acts of a few corrupt politicians, two City Council members from Brooklyn have been selected to speak at a hearing on public corruption. … Full Article
 

SUNY presses to keep control of LICH, tells judge, ‘You can’t unscramble the omelet’

In a filled-to-capacity hearing in Downtown Brooklyn, attorneys representing SUNY Downstate Medical Center continued to press their case Tuesday afternoon that state Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest has no basis to reconsider her 2011 order transferring Long Island College Hospital (LICH) i … Full Article
 

Looking at Superstorm Sandy through an artist’s eyes

With the first anniversary of superstorm Sandy approaching, the Brooklyn artistic community is marking the milestone with a special 100,000-square foot exhibition in a Sunset Park gallery featuring the works of more than 3 … Full Article
 

No decision by Landmarks Commission on Brooklyn cinema

It's no go from the LPC. The city Landmarks Preservation Commission decided Tuesday not to vote on a new design for the apartment building that landlord Tom Caruana wants to build on top of the Brooklyn Heights Cinema.  … Full Article
 

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