Brooklyn congregations host blood drives this month

Two Brooklyn congregations are getting the word out about blood drives coming up within this month.

The Brooklyn Heights Synagogue hosts its blood drive next Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 2 to 8 p.m.
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MTA feeling pressure after subway fatalities

Awaiting a Manhattan-bound 3 train on Tuesday, a woman at the Utica Avenue station stop in Crown Heights fell sick. … Full Article

'Break'-ing Point: Nets enter All-Star hiatus off second straight impressive win

Even without $100 million point guard Deron Williams, the Brooklyn Nets enter the All-Star break looking ready to make the "Big Push" Joe Johnson referred to following Wednesday night's 119-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets in front of 17,251 fans at Downtown's Barclays Center. … Full Article

College Beat: St. Francis ladies finally hitting their stride

The Northeast Conference doesn't have the St. Francis women's college basketball team to kick around anymore. … Full Article

DON'T FRACK OUR WATER! Faith leaders stage anti-fracking pray-in

As Governor Cuomo’s decision approaches on opening New York to hydrofracking, 300 faith leaders from the Jewish, Christian, Buddhist and Hindu traditions have signed a letter calling for a ban on the controversial practice.
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Obama wants expanded access to pre-school

President Barack Obama wants all 50 states to provide pre-kindergarten schools for 4-year-olds, a plan that the White House says will result in better prepared students and ultimately a more educated workforce. … Full Article

Two Brooklyn firehouses named as landmarks

Two Brooklyn firehouses, both of which are still in active use by the FDNY, are among five that were designated Tuesday as city landmarks by the Landmarks Preservation Commission … Full Article

HORROR in Brooklyn Heights: Velazquez calls double whammy death of LICH, closing of libraries, 'SCARY'

Rep. Nydia Velazquez told the Brooklyn Heights Association's 103rd annual meeting on Monday that the planned closings of both Long Island College Hospital (LICH) and the Brooklyn Heights public library branch were "scary." … Full Article

Fatal accident kills woman at Utica Ave. Subway station

Authorities say a woman has been killed by a subway train in Brooklyn.  MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz says the victim may have become ill before falling. She was hit around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday by the No. 3 train at Utica Avenue. … Full Article


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