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Cuomo: Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston

In the wake of the horrific bombings in Boston on April 15, Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a statement expressing solidarity with the people of that city. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston and Massachusetts as reports come in on the horrific tragedy at the Boston Marathon,” Cuomo stated. 


Comedy is king at Markowitz’s Barclays gala

Borough President Marty Markowitz threw a goodbye party for himself Thursday night at Barclays Center, the signature accomplishment of his 12 years in office.


Brooklyn Bookbeat: Acclaimed writer previews latest novel at St. Francis College

Award-winning writer Colum McCann (“Let the Great World Spin,” “Zoli”) will offer a preview of his forthcoming novel “Transatlantic” as the next author to speak for the Walt Whitman Writers Series on Wednesday, April 17 at 4:30pm in St. Francis College’s Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture & Education.


Boston Marathon blasts put world's cities on alert

The deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon reverberated on both sides of the Atlantic as cities from Los Angeles to London saw a surge in security.

The White House, New York's Times Square, and the preparations for former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral in London all had enhanced and intensified law enforcement presence after Monday's two blasts in Boston.


Blatche leads Brooklyn Nets bench over Washington Wizards, 106-101

On a night when the four of the Brooklyn Nets' five starters rested, a meaningless April game provided ample opportunity for a group of players that will be mostly watching from the bench when the playoffs tip off.

Andray Blatche led a bevy of Brooklyn reserves, whose most playing time has come in blowout games, with 20 points and 11 rebounds and the Nets erased an early 17-point deficit to beat the Washington Wizards 106-101 on Monday night.


Man killed by G train in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

An unidentified man was struck and killed by the G train at the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint late Monday afternoon, according to the NYPD.

"The preliminary indication is he jumped," a police spokesperson told the Brooklyn Eagle.

Service was suspended between Bedford-Nostrand Avenue and Court Square at 4:59 p.m.and restored at 6:18 p.m.

No further information was released; an investigation is ongoing.


Brooklyn news team wins Pulitzer Prize

Three reporters at a small Brooklyn non-profit, InsideClimate News have taken home a Pulitzer Prize. Elizabeth McGowan, Lisa Song and David Hasemyer won this year's Pulitzer for national reporting, the Pulitzer Prize Board at Columbia University announced Monday.


Babies converge in march to save Brooklyn's LICH

On April 3, a Long Island College Hospital (LICH) ambulance team and cardiology doctors and nurses saved the life of a13-year-old Brooklyn boy who had collapsed in his Boerum Hill classroom, in full cardiac arrest.
Parents say that events like this are why they gathered their babies and toddlers on Saturday morning to rally and hold a “stroller march” to save LICH, threatened with closure after more than 150 years in Cobble Hill.


Brooklyn Bookbeat: Park Sloper’s new novel channels 19th century female astronomer

Brooklyn-based author Amy Brill wrote her first story, “The Lost Dog,” when she was in first grade. She has come a long way since then: on April 18, Brill will be launching her debut novel, “The Movement of Stars,” which has already received widespread praise.


'Gentrification' spreads nationwide and lands in new Brooklyn neighhborhoods

All of this may be old hat to Brooklynites, where "gentrification" has been moving with a seeming inevitability since the 1970s, but cities across America — as well as additional Brooklyn neighborhoods —  are now embracing upscale change, as the Associated Press reports—

JERSEY CITY — To many longtime Jersey City residents, there's no better mascot than their mayor, a colorful veteran of the region's rough-and-tumble politics who released an album of Christmas classics while in office.



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