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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.


DUMBO Arts Festival to transform waterfront into art playground

From an audio-visual projection spanning the Manhattan Bridge Archway to a massive ever-shifting quilt in Brooklyn Bridge Park to an ancient ship festooned with drawings by New York City students on the East River, the 17th Annual DUMBO Arts Festival, sponsored by AT&T and Two Trees, will offer a free feast for the senses this weekend from September 27-29.



‘Bubbles of Hope’ to bounce through DUMBO Arts Festival on Saturday

One of the many spectacles taking place during this weekend’s 2013 DUMBO Arts Festival is "Bubbles of Hope," a “joyous” choreographed procession through the streets led by Andrey Bartenev, a Russian performance artist.

The 60-artist-plus-audience procession, accompanied by live music, weaves its way through the neighborhood on Saturday from 12 – 2 p.m. Meet at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park at noon.



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