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Brooklyn jury awards $250K in illegal stop-and-frisk case

A Brooklyn jury awarded a teenager $250,000 for damages incurred during an illegal stop and subsequent incarceration by the New York Police Department.

On the morning of Feb. 27, 2011, Ryan Ali, an African-American teenager, was walking home from the laundromat on Clarkson Street between 95th and 96th streets when a marked police car pulled alongside him, calling out an unknown name.


Colton calls on MTA to put ‘positive controls’ on trains

As the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) continued its investigation into the Metro-North train derailment that killed four people, a Brooklyn lawmaker issued a call for “positive” changes in the brake mechanism of commuter trains.

Assemblyman Bill Colton (D-Gravesend-Bensonhurst) called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which operates Metro-North, to install special brakes known as “positive controls,” that would automatically decrease train speeds.


Red Cross gives Sandy-Related $100,000 grant to Children’s Health Fund

The American Red Cross has awarded a $100,000 grant to Children’s Health Fund to support mental health services for children and families affected by Superstorm Sandy in Brooklyn.

The funding will be used to help 530 children and families in Gerritsen Beach with Sandy-related mental health challenges to build the coping skills necessary to more fully recover.


Brooklyn native and longtime Hollywood director tells all in recent memoir

Despite his success as a Hollywood film and TV director, Brooklyn native Allen Baron came from humble beginnings.


Jeffries to hold town hall on Sandy relief efforts

More than a year after Superstorm Sandy hit New York City, residents in shorefront communities are still struggling to recover.

U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, whose congressional district takes in parts of storm-damaged Bergen Beach, Mill Basin and Canarsie, will host a town hall meeting on Monday, Dec. 16, at 9502 Seaview Ave. (second floor), at 7 p.m.


SUNY Downstate receives $1 million grant for eyesight restoration research

The State University of New York’s Empire Innovation Program has awarded SUNY Downstate Medical Center a $1 million grant to recruit and retain faculty researchers in support of the Department of Ophthalmology’s research on restoring eyesight and preventing vision impairment.

SUNY Downstate will match an additional $1 million to the project, which is a key part of the campus’ ongoing efforts to create a world-class vision center in Brooklyn.


NYC election board defends poll-site notifications

The New York City Board of Elections, responding to Election Day complaints by voters in Brooklyn that they hadn't been notified about changes to polling sites, says it had every reason to make those changes — and took the necessary steps to let people know.

According to an “urgent message” on its website on Election Day, the Board of Elections changed the site of 145 election districts for the November vote. The changes affected two districts in Queens, 18 in Manhattan and 125 in Brooklyn. No sites in Staten Island or the Bronx were affected.


Golden arranges for women to get free mammograms

Marine Park women in need of mammograms can get the important breast cancer detection test for free, thanks to state Sen. Marty Golden who is working with the American Italian Cancer Foundation to bring a medical van to the community.

The mammograms will be offered on Friday, Nov. 22, in a medical van outside Golden’s office at 3604 Quentin Road. The cancer screenings will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


NYC kitten, rescued after Sandy, finds a home in Brooklyn

They're two of a kind.

A stray kitten that spent a year recuperating with an animal rescue group after getting plucked from the streets of a flood-ravaged section of Brooklyn has finally been adopted — by a fellow Superstorm Sandy refugee.

The little white cat, named Joy, was the last of nearly 300 stray and displaced pets that wound up in an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals shelter after the storm.


Chamber to celebrate 'Legends of Brooklyn’

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce will host its 2013 Annual Gala on Dec. 18 at El Caribe Country Club in Mill Basin. 

The event will honor Borough President Marty Markowitz and former Chamber Board Chair Phil Stenger in a night in which the Brooklyn Chamber will be “Celebrating the Legends of Brooklyn.”



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