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Giant menorah lights up Downtown Brooklyn for Chanukah

Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin, leader of Congregation B’nai Avraham in Brooklyn Heights, partnered with Joseph Bochetto, Branch Manager at New York Community Bank Borough Park’s branch on 13th Avenue, to light the candles on the seventh night of Chanukah at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Tuesday night. … Full Article
 
 

Technical deficiencies upset Brooklyn prosecutor’s weapons case

An incomplete description of charges and an incorrect definition of “school grounds” were grounds enough for a Brooklyn judge to dismiss two counts of weapons possession against a defendant. … Full Article
 

Levin pushes for moratorium on charter schools

Charging that the city is facing skyrocketing costs for charter schools, Councilman Stephen Levin has introduced a resolution in the council calling on the Department of Education to place a moratorium on new charter schools. … Full Article
 

Young Brooklyn Bridge climber talked down by NYPD Tuesday morning

Detectives from NYPD’s crack Emergency Services Unit talked a despondent young man down from one of the giant cables supporting the Brooklyn Bridge at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning.  … Full Article
 

Clarke pushes for AIDS treatment in developing countries

Despite the progress that has been made in the fight against HIV-AIDS over the past several years, many patients in impoverished countries around the world are still lacking access to life-saving treatments, according to US Rep. … Full Article
 

Push on to replace stolen statue in changing Bed-Stuy

Thirteen years ago, a robbery in Bed-Stuy's Saratoga Park was big news.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn also suffered tragic train accidents

People throughout the United States on Monday were shocked at the news of Sunday’s fatal train derailment on Metro-North’s Hudson line near Spuyten Duyvil, Bronx.  … Full Article
 

Malcolm Gladwell to speak in Park Slope

How do underdogs beat our expectations? How did David overcome Goliath? … Full Article
 
 

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