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Brooklyn Federal Savings Bank To Be Absorbed by Investors Bank

The circa-1880 Brooklyn Federal Savings Bank, which has two branches and an office building in Brooklyn, is being acquired by Investors Bank, identified as Investors Bancorp Inc. and based in Short Hills, N.J. … Full Article

On This Day in History: January 9

Fire at the Refinery … Full Article

Hot Pizza, Freezing Patrons

Temperatures dipped down into the teens on Wednesday night, but that didn’t prevent these pizza aficianados from waiting on line in front of Grimaldi’s. … Full Article

Brooklyn Shocked at Death of Toddler

Police as of presstime were investigating the death of 2-year-old Cathryn Nwegbo on Friday morning. Police responding to a 911 call on Putnam Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant found Brandis Nwegbo, 29, cradling the child, who had cuts and injuries to her neck and face, and talking incoherently.
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Lutheran Medical Center names Fernaine chief of cardiology

Sunset Park
Lutheran Medical Center has a new chief of cardiology. Dr. George Fernaine, a cardiologist who has been an attending doctor at the Sunset Park hospital since 2007, has been tapped to become head of the Cardiology Department. Fernaine officially started his new post on July 1. … Full Article

Teens turn to Margaret’s Place to escape domestic violence

Prospect Heights
A baseball legend and his wife have put together and all-star team of social workers and educators in Brooklyn to try and stamp out the nightmare of domestic violence. … Full Article

Bishop Ford’s track team receives $12,500

Park Slope
Amid the sad state of affairs involving the impending closure of Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School, there is a bit of good news. The school’s athletic program recently received a $12,500 check stemming from students’ participation in the Turkey Trot race in Prospect Park last November. … Full Article

Brooklyn lawyer disbarred for $1 million theft

Brooklyn Heights
The Appellate Division, 2nd Department, has officially disbarred a Brooklyn attorney accused of stealing over a million dollars from a client’s real estate transaction. … Full Article

Celebrate Red Hook - Food and music under a heated tent at Fairway

Red Hook
Enjoy a taste of Red Hook’s unique neighborhood businesses at their best under a heated tent and on the water at Fairway Market (480 – 500 Van Brunt Street) from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through February 1st.  … Full Article

U.S. Attorney’s Office for Eastern District of NY joins in over $2.2B In civil, criminal actions, forefeitures

U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch announced Friday that the Eastern District of New York, working collaboratively with other offices as well as on its own, collected over $904 million in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2013.  … Full Article


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