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Myths reimagined in ‘xo Orpheus’

Icarus, Persephone, Odysseus and Poseidon are names that reverberate with familiarity. Now these and many other figures from mythology live again as their tales are reimagined in “xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths” (A Penguin Original), edited by Kate Bernheimer. Bringing figures from Greek, Indian, Punjabi, Inuit, Persian and Aztec traditions to the fore, the stories in “xo Orpheus” come from some of today’s most exciting contemporary fiction writers.


Menchaca sets out progressive vision for Red Hook, Sunset Park

Mother Nature pushed Carlos Menchaca into politics. “I ran for public office because of Hurricane Sandy,” he said.

In the wake of his stunning victory over longtime Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez in the Democratic Primary in the 38th Council District, Menchaca, 33, spoke to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle about his plans for the Sunset Park-Red Hook district and how he came to run for public office.


Parole officer’s presence was not sufficient for search of parolee’s home

The Brooklyn Appellate Division has granted the suppression of evidence found in a parolee’s home after it was determined that the presence of a parole officer alone, without any reason for the visit, was not sufficient to justify a search.


SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s STAR program receives $1.5 million award to educate and train physician assistants in HIV care

SUNY Downstate Medical Center has received an award of $1.5 million from the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Program of the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to educate and train physician assistants (PAs) in HIV/AIDS care and treatment. 


Brooklyn man charged in suspected honor killing

Mohammad Ajmal Choudhry was arraigned Wednesday in Brooklyn Federal Court and appeared in the courtroom of Brooklyn Federal Judge William Kuntz II on Thursday on a superseding indictment charging him with conspiring to commit murder in a foreign county, transmitting threats via interstate communications and visa fraud.


Brooklyn Family Court celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Members of the legal community gathered in Brooklyn’s Family Courthouse Wednesday to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The first of such events to be held at the courthouse located at 330 Jay St., the celebration focused on the importance of “Familias” and the role the Hispanic community has played throughout and within New York’s court system.


Democrats blast GOP over vote to cut food stamps

The recent passage of a House bill to cut billions of dollars from federal food stamp programs will “take food from the mouths of almost four million of our fellow citizens,” charged US Rep. Nydia Velazquez, who argued unsuccessfully against the measure.


Judge: Community groups get a seat at the table in LICH case

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest decided on Wednesday that six Brooklyn community groups would be allowed a voice in legal issues being decided in her court concerning the ownership of Long Island College Hospital (LICH).


Flood-prone Gowanus Garden becomes storm-resilient oasis

The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) recently completed the renovation of its Gil Hodges Community Garden in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood, thanks to support from Jo Malone London and a New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Green Infrastructure Grant.



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