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Tight security — and a party — before the Brooklyn Half Marathon

This Saturday’s Brooklyn Half Marathon is expected to attract 25,000 runners to a course extending from Washington Avenue to Coney Island. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Federal Courthouse gets another anthrax scare

A letter containing a white powdery substance was found in the mail center at the Brooklyn federal courthouse late Wednesday afternoon.  The white powder, originally thought to be anthrax, was deemed innocuous, a New York Police Department spokeswoman said. … Full Article
 

City sued for malicious prosecution In Brooklyn murder case

Having served over two decades behind bars for a murder he claims he did not commit and suffering a heart attack upon his release from prison, David Ranta intends to sue New York City and two detectives for alleged malicious prosecution.  Ranta is seeking $150 million in damages. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bridge, the App: Also built by the Roeblings

Kriss Roebling, a lifelong New Yorker and great-great-great grandson of Washington and Emily Roebling, the husband-and-wife team who built the Brooklyn Bridge, has now developed a new tour app for people who want to explore the bridge and learn more about it. … Full Article
 

Mosley, award-winning writer, to speak in DUMBO

From the moment he first appeared in "Devil in a Blue Dress" in 1990, Easy Rawlins was an instant favorite of discerning readers and literary critics alike. … Full Article
 

Town Hall: Public cry for help from ‘mismanaged’ SUNY Downstate

Long Island College Hospital  (LICH) could be a doomed tug attached to a sinking ship, or the engine that pulls it to a safe port. … Full Article
 

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
 

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