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Issue of wrongful convictions played out on a Brooklyn stage

Brooklyn Heights
Four men who spent a combined 63 years behind bars for crimes they did not commit talked about the consternation they experienced when they realized that they might be surrounded by hardened criminals for decades, the tribulations of denied appeals, and the ultimate relief of being vindicated and … Full Article
 

‘A Taste of Fifth’ presents best bars, restaurants of Park Slope’s 5th Ave.

Park Slope
Celebrated restaurants and bars from Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue will be serving up savory food and drink demonstrating Fifth Avenue’s amazing array of choices at A Taste of Fifth, the annual festival of fine food and complementary wine and beer. … Full Article
 

Vision Zero town hall at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Tuesday

Downtown
Seven Brooklynites from ages 11 to 82 died in bloody traffic accidents during March. Families and friends join the huge network of mourners citywide emanating from more than 250 preventable deaths in traffic accidents last year. … Full Article
 

Google connects seniors to Gmail at Brooklyn Public Library

Prospect Heights
“I’m here to learn how to use a tablet and Gmail,” said Dotty, a student at Google’s “Age EngAge” Gmail class for older adults at the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) on Friday morning. … Full Article
 
 

Brooklyn legal community presents notable ‘Ruthie’ awards

Downtown
The Kings County Supreme Court Gender Fairness Committee and the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association joined together once again, on Thursday, to acknowledge the accomplishments and achievements of distinguished female members of the Brooklyn legal community. … Full Article
 

Famed author Meg Wolitzer to speak in DUMBO

DUMBO
Celebrated author and Brooklyn native Meg Wolitzer will be launching her latest novel, “The Interestings,” on Monday, March 31 at the  … Full Article
 

Outcry over Prospect Park Residence prompts move to stop more closures

Park Slope
The outcry over the impending closure of an assisted living facility in Park Slope has prompted Assemblywoman Joan Millman to introduce legislation that would halt future closures while a state commission studies the effects of closing these types of long term care facilities. … Full Article
 

Heartbreak House: Theatre for a New Audience stages a harrowing 'King Lear'

Fort Greene
Michael Pennington will break your heart. That's his job, and he does it magnificently. … Full Article
 

After allegations of state interference, LICH panelists get extra time to reconsider hospital bids

Cobble Hill
The Long Island College Hospital (LICH) saga continues: A panel rating the bids for the Cobble Hill hospital has been told to ignore some unauthorized last-minute instructions by SUNY and DOH, and head back into sequestration. … Full Article
 

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