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Marcy Library reopens after renovation

Book lovers in Bedford-Stuyvesant have their library back. After a major renovation project, the Marcy Library recently reopened to great fanfare on a day that included a ceremony enjoyed by Brooklyn Public Library officials, local lawmakers and a group of young school children.  … Full Article
 

Thurston becomes winningest head coach in St. Francis College women's basketball history

John Thurston already holds the most impressive achievement in St. Francis Brooklyn basketball history. The only hoops coach in the Remsen Street school’s history to lead a team to an NCAA Tournament added yet another one Monday night in Emmitsburg, Maryland. … Full Article
 

Swimming in the Stars: Downtown Brooklyn tower will have highest pool in Western Hemisphere

Brooklyn may soon be losing its pop-up pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park, but the borough is gaining another place to swim.   … Full Article
 

After two trials a Brooklyn man gets 20 years for killing innocent mother in a shootout

After a guilty verdict came in exactly 10 years since the death of an innocent Brooklyn mother and nurse, who was killed in crossfire, the victim’s family told her killer they wished he’d spend life in prison. … Full Article
 

Suskind warns of dangers of Trump bashing media

“Journalists are used to being hated, but we’re in a totally different place now,” Ron Suskind told the audience at the “Unrig the System Summit” in New Orleans on Feb. 2. … Full Article
 

Teens hope Albany lobbying pays off with summer jobs

Brooklyn students who took part in a Youth Action Day in Albany to call for increased state funding the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) are hoping their pleas to lawmakers will not fall on deaf ears. … Full Article
 
 

Small donors can propel political victory, James says

Brooklyn made its presence felt at the first-ever Unrig the System Summit when New York City Public Advocate Letitia James served as one of the featured speakers at an event to kick off the conference’s second day and later appeared at a panel discussion on the role played by government wat … Full Article
 

Immigration rights activist Ravi Ragbir honored by bishop of Long Island Diocese

Ravidath Ragbir, the immigration rights leader who has personally faced imprisonment and deportation, received the Bishop’s Cross Sunday in Brooklyn Heights for his work in the community. … Full Article
 

Jennifer Lawrence discusses how to ‘Unrig the System’

The current political system in which Democrats and Republicans fight like cats and dogs and nothing gets done can be changed, but only if Americans are willing to roll up their sleeves and work on a grass-roots level to make those changes. … Full Article
 

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