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Courtroom outbursts during hearing for accused Brooklyn baby killer

Brownsville
The family members of a 16-month-old child who was shot to death in Brooklyn lashed out at the accused killer during a courtroom hearing last week. … Full Article
 

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

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

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

Gravesend
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. … Full Article
 

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

Gerritsen Beach

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. … Full Article

 

Brooklyn native and longtime Hollywood director tells all in recent memoir

East New York
Despite his success as a Hollywood film and TV director, Brooklyn native Allen Baron came from humble beginnings. … Full Article
 

Jeffries to hold town hall on Sandy relief efforts

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

SUNY Downstate receives $1 million grant for eyesight restoration research

East Flatbush
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.  … Full Article
 

NYC election board defends poll-site notifications

Brownsville
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. … Full Article
 

Golden arranges for women to get free mammograms

Marine Park
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. … Full Article
 

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

Gravesend
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. … Full Article
 

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