Prospect Heights

Court officers' softball league could end after 25 years

Brooklyn's court officers are responsible for the security and protection of the city's judges, court employees, and the general public, which can often be a tough job. As a means of letting off steam, these officers have participated in their own softball league for many years. … Full Article

Kings County one of 12 jurisdictions In U.S. to get domestic violence grants

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes announced Wednesday that Brooklyn was one of only 12 jurisdictions in the country to be awarded up to $200,000 in federal grant money by the U.S. … Full Article

Brooklyn BookBeat: Nathan Englander to speak at Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn-based writer Nathan Englander will be appearing at the Brooklyn Public Library on Saturday, March 16, to discuss his latest book, a collection of stories titled “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank.” The book explores American-Israeli relations, as well as tensions that erup … Full Article

Judge puts SUNY Downstate on hold: An analysis of Judge Baynes' LICH decision

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes has ordered that Long Island College Hospital remain open -- for now --after a hotly cont … Full Article

Fort Greene woman runs to inspire others to lose weight

When Kristen Finneran runs in her first a half-marathon race on Sunday, she hopes to do more than just cross the finish line. She hopes she can serve as an inspiration to others. She has come a long way in her personal journey and wants others to know that they can do it, too. … Full Article

Brooklyn law school prepares for new bar exam subject

The bar exam is a grueling two days of intensive test-taking. Most applicants spend three months or more agonizing over case law and statutes. Now, the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) has added an additional subject to the multi-state portion of the bar exam. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bookbeat: acclaimed Brooklyn writer to release debut novel

This month, Brooklyn writer Kristopher Jansma is releasing his debut novel “TheUnchangeable Spots of Leopards” (Viking; On-sale: March 25, 2013). … Full Article

'Boiler Room’ scammer charged with plotting to kill judge, prosecutor

U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Dejvid Mirkovic, 38, of Lake Worth, Florida, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Keenan, to a felony charge of conspiring to murder the U.S. … Full Article

‘Mathletes’ compete in Brooklyn

More than 100 “mathletes” from around the city exercised their math muscles at a meet last Saturday hosted by Explore Schools on behalf of Charter School Math League students. … Full Article


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