U.S. Attorney’s Office celebrates African-American heritage

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District on Thursday presented its 2013 African-American Heritage Program. Focusing on the civil rights movement in 1963, the office offered a multimedia presentation complete with video, fine art and musical selections. … Full Article

Gaining Ground: Nets close within one game of first place

Though the Nets made no trades prior to Thursday afternoon's 3 p.m. trade deadline, the Nets stated their case that they remain legitimate Eastern Conference contenders as presently constituted in Milwaukee on Wednesday night. … Full Article

Brooklyn Jewish congregations celebrate Purim

Purim, one of the most festive Jewish holidays of the year, is coming up this weekend, and the holiday is being celebrated by congregations throughout Brooklyn.
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New concessionaires at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park has announced four new concessionaires for the Fulton Ferry Landing, Pier 5 and Pier 6 sections of the park.
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Give It Back! Chabad rejects Putin deal on Jewish archives

WASHINGTON- A U.S.-based Jewish group is rejecting Russian President Vladimir Putin's suggestion to house a disputed historical collection of books and documents at a Jewish museum in Moscow. They want their books back in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Nets hang on to beat the Bucks 97-94

MILWAUKEE — Five points separated the Nets and the Bucks in their home-and-home set, and Brooklyncame away with two straight last-second victories. … Full Article

Community councils: partnerships between cops, neighborhoods

While many of us have seen flyers for police precinct community council meetings, these sessions are often attended by only a small and dedicated group of concerned citizens. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bookbeat: illustrator pairs artwork with prose in soulful book

Brooklyn Heights resident Jenny Vainisi is a designer and illustrator who for years has produced creative work for companies such as Simon & Schuster, Godiva Chocolatier, and Scholastic. … Full Article

St. Ann and the Holy Trinity begins series on food and the environment

The Church of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity has begun a “Spirituality and Sustainability” series designed to bring awareness of how to protect the environment and food supply, cook healthy meals and provide nutritious meals to the needy. … Full Article

'Joey Big Shot': Johnson's clutch jumpers help Nets 'Buck' trend against Milwaukee

Just call him "Joey Big Shot" or "Big Shot Joe". Either moniker would be appropriate when describing Joe Johnson, Brooklyn's unquestioned go-to guy in the clutch, following his latest late-game shooting clinic. … Full Article


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