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Help is on the way for disintegrating Kosciuszko Bridge

The Kosciuszko Bridge is crumbling, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce says the state’s move to accelerate a massive repair project is vital to Brooklyn’s economic growth. Groundbreaking on the new bridge has been moved up to the fall, a full 18 months earlier than originally planned.  … Full Article
 

Lebanese food fest in Brooklyn Heights

Music and dancing, carnival games, and delicious Middle Eastern food drew crowds to Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral’s annual Flavors of Lebanon food festival on Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights this past weekend.  … Full Article
 

$10M donation to LIU Brooklyn Nursing School is largest ever

LIU Brooklyn’s School of Nursing has received a naming gift of $10 million from Helaine Lerner and Joan Rechnitz, daughters of Robert and Harriet Heilbrunn; the donation will fund a state-of-the-art Learning Resources Center at the school. … Full Article
 

Actress releases novel exploring immigrant life in Brooklyn

In 1981 when Martial Law was declared in Poland, Dagmara Dominczyk’s father, a founding member of the workers’ union Solidarity, was imprisoned.  One year later, upon his release, Dagmara and her family were deported and with only two suitcases in hand, they found themselves in Flatbush, Br … Full Article
 

Albanese, a former teacher, says evaluation plan a good start

Democratic mayoral candidate Sal Albanese, a former public school teacher, said he agreed with the new teacher evaluation system unveiled by New York State Education Commissioner John King on June 1, but he also stated that the Bloomberg Administration and the United Federation of Teachers  … Full Article
 

Widely published young author debuts new novel in DUMBO

Among America’s most brazen contemporary writers is former Brooklynite Tao Lin. Just shy of 30, the prolific author already has published six books of fiction and poetry, and his seventh book, a novel titled “Taipei,” will be published by Vintage on June 4. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn is final stop on the drug court road trip

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals has been touring the country to celebrate National Drug Court Month. Its final stop was at Brooklyn's Drug Treatment Court on Friday. … Full Article
 

Federal investigation sought for Hynes’ role in illegal detention accusations

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes once again finds himself warding off legal challenges of illegal conduct in his office’s investigation and prosecution of cases. … Full Article
 
 

Expanded Red Hook Ferry Service begins near Fairway, IKEA

Expanded ferry service from Manhattan to Red Hook has rolled out for the summer, and includes two boats operating weekends from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.  … Full Article
 

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