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Obama visits Crown Heights, urges Congress to spend more on education

With budget talks set to resume next week, President Barack Obama is urging Congress to hammer out a spending deal that puts more money into education. At a high school in Brooklyn, Obama said he's tired of hearing the "same old stuff" from GOP critics obsessed with cutting spending. … Full Article
 

Lhota says he also supports immigration reform

In the wake of the avalanche of news coverage of Bill de Blasio’s press conference at City Hall, during which the Democratic candidate for mayor promised to give undocumented immigrants identification cards, Republican Joe Lhota sought to draw media attention to his position on the controve … Full Article
 

‘Literary Brooklyn’ gala celebrates 20 years of the Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library

Literary Brooklynites convened at the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library on Monday evening as the Friends of Brooklyn Heights Branch Library, Inc. (FBHBL) celebrated their 20-year anniversary with a gala fundraiser. … Full Article
 

Indictments unsealed in Brooklyn Federal Court for fugitives charged with cyber-fraud

On Thursday, charges were unsealed against Romanian fugitive Nicolae Popescu, the leader of an international organized crime syndicate that ran a multimillion-dollar cyber-fraud scheme, and six other fugitives charged with participating in the same scheme. … Full Article
 

Former hip-hop manager convicted in Brooklyn Federal Court

Following a three-week trial, a federal jury in Brooklyn on Thursday returned a verdict convicting James Rosemond, also known as “Jimmy Henchman,” of being the leader of a continuing criminal enterprise (the “Rosemond Organization”) that distributed thousands of pounds of cocaine, the major … Full Article
 

State has $40K settlement with Gowanus hotel for price-gouging in wake of Sandy

New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Thursday announced a settlement of more than $40,000 with MMG Butler Street LLC, a Delaware-based corporation that operates the Holiday Inn Express hotel at 279 Butler St. in Gowanus.  … Full Article
 

Catholic Lawyers Guild hosts panel on religion and law

Discussing religion is not always easy. That’s particularly true for judges, who are expected to be the arbiters of the “wall of separation” between church and state. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Friends School signs lease at MetroTech, doubling upper school space

Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) today announced that the Brooklyn Friends School has signed a lease to move its Upper School to MetroTech Center, doubling the size of the school and adding to MetroTech’s vibrant academic campus.
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Recycle your old electronics and help support Brooklyn parks

Clean out your desk drawers, closets and office shelves and join thousands of New Yorkers for Upcycle Fest. Bring y … Full Article
 

Prospect Park to close Friday for Obama's visit

Prospect Park will be closed Friday due to a visit by President Barack Obama. The 500-acre park will be closed from noon to 6 p.m. Friday when the president visits a nearby high school. Obama is to arrive by helicopter in the park. … Full Article
 

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