Lawyers struggle with substance abuse at nearly twice the rate of general population

Each year, there are an estimated 97,500 deaths due to the effects of alcohol. As compared to other professions in America, lawyers are nearly twice as likely to struggle with alcohol abuse, according to the Lawyer Assistance Program. … Full Article

City suffers another setback in PCB case

The protracted battle between the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and New York Communities for Change (NYCC) over the removal of toxic light fixtures in schools may soon be over.  … Full Article

NOT SO FAST: State senate slams brake on speed cameras

Councilman Stephen Levin’s effort to get the city to install more cameras on traffic lights to catch speed demons has hit a bump in the road. The State Senate refused to put funds toward it when the state budget was in the process of being finalized in Albany. … Full Article

Repairs slated for historic Carroll Street Bridge

The historic Carroll Street Bridge over the Gowanus Canal, one of only four retractable bridges in the U.S., will be repaired starting around April 1, a development that will require the complete closure of the bridge to cars, bicycles and pedestrians. … Full Article

OPINION: `Ultra-Orthodox Jews’: who are they?

Now that we are in the middle of Passover, perhaps the time has come to talk about the media’s constant use of the term “Ultra-Orthodox Jews” – a term newscasters and writers sometimes misuse or overuse.  … Full Article

Smith-9th Streets station on F, G lines set to open next month

The Smith-9th Streets station on the F and G lines – the world’s highest subway station and the rapid-transit gateway to Red Hook --is set to reopen the week of April 22 again after a t … Full Article

Brooklyn gets tapped for another legal reality show

Brooklyn has long been a favored venue for film and television production companies. The Brooklyn landscape and her characters have graced the small and big screen. With the increase of reality television shows, Brooklyn remains in the forefront. … Full Article

Trade Brooklyn show offers business owners tips on how to network

Despite being hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, the Brooklyn business community is still thriving, according to the organizers behind an upcoming trade show that will bring entrepreneurs and business owners together to discuss marketing strategies and networking opportunities. … Full Article

Gonzalez's bill eases restrictions on veterans getting city licenses

City Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez, whose father and husband are both veterans, said a bill she sponsored to help veterans obtain city licenses easier is receiving strong support from her colleagues.  … Full Article


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