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Give It Back! Chabad rejects Putin deal on Jewish archives

WASHINGTON- A U.S.-based Jewish group is rejecting Russian President Vladimir Putin's suggestion to house a disputed historical collection of books and documents at a Jewish museum in Moscow. They want their books back in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Nets hang on to beat the Bucks 97-94

MILWAUKEE — Five points separated the Nets and the Bucks in their home-and-home set, and Brooklyncame away with two straight last-second victories. … Full Article

Community councils: partnerships between cops, neighborhoods

While many of us have seen flyers for police precinct community council meetings, these sessions are often attended by only a small and dedicated group of concerned citizens. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bookbeat: illustrator pairs artwork with prose in soulful book

Brooklyn Heights resident Jenny Vainisi is a designer and illustrator who for years has produced creative work for companies such as Simon & Schuster, Godiva Chocolatier, and Scholastic. … Full Article

St. Ann and the Holy Trinity begins series on food and the environment

The Church of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity has begun a “Spirituality and Sustainability” series designed to bring awareness of how to protect the environment and food supply, cook healthy meals and provide nutritious meals to the needy. … Full Article

'Joey Big Shot': Johnson's clutch jumpers help Nets 'Buck' trend against Milwaukee

Just call him "Joey Big Shot" or "Big Shot Joe". Either moniker would be appropriate when describing Joe Johnson, Brooklyn's unquestioned go-to guy in the clutch, following his latest late-game shooting clinic. … Full Article

'Walk Right In’ burglaries on the rise in Brooklyn Heights

Leslie Lewis, longtime president of the 84th Precinct Community Council, remembers a time when Brooklyn Heights and nearby communities were not that safe.  … Full Article

Brooklyn courts present “I AM Program” celebrating progress since emancipation

In its continued celebration of Black History Month, the Kings County Courts Black History Month Committee presented the “I AM Program” this past Friday. Sponsored by the Brooklyn Defender Services, the  “I AM Program” showed the progression that Blacks have made since emancipation.   … Full Article

Wacky subway ride redeemed: 'I'm a man. And I'm a good man. And I'm a gay man and Jesus loves me. Jesus loves me!'

Not every subway rider plays ostrich when good taste and personal integrity are thrown to the wind. As a crazed preacher ranted about boobs, male genitalia and how Michael Jackson died because he was gay, one straphanger stood his ground and won applause. … Full Article

Soccer star Claudio Reyna distributes winter coats to needy families

He’s a soccer star who gets a “kick” out of helping others! Claudio Reyna, former captain of the New York Red Bulls soccer team, joined Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez (D-Sunset Park-Red Hook) and other officials at a coat drive held in Sunset Park on Feb. 19. … Full Article


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