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OBITUARY: Brita Immergut, longtime Heights resident and Poly Prep professor

On Aug. 1, 2013, at 84, Brita Immergut, revered math professor, and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, died of natural causes. Brita was the beloved wife of Edmund H. … Full Article
 
 

Chinese national, in Brooklyn Federal Court, admits smuggling high-tech fiber to China

On Monday, at the Brooklyn federal courthouse, Ming Suan Zhang, a citizen of the People’s Republic of China, pleaded guilty to violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act by attempting to export massive quantities of aerospace-grade carbon fiber from the U.S. to China. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn appeals court limits liability of school in student’s death

A panel of Brooklyn Appellate Court judges ruled that a Queens high school may not be wholly liable for the death of a student who collapsed to her death during a physical education class. … Full Article
 

‘Drinking Buddies’ director thrives on improvisation

Filmmaker Joe Swanberg is the first to admit that not all actors would want to work with him. “I love improvisation and there are some actors who don’t,” he told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. … Full Article
 

Not your average cup of Joe: Global origins of Brooklyn’s Toby’s Estate explored in new book

Most Brooklynites love their coffee, but even those who drink upwards of four cups per day probably think little about the origins of their precious pick-me-up. Right here in Brooklyn, Toby’s Estate – the only U.S. … Full Article
 

Lhota to Democrats: Stop attacking Ray Kelly!

Democrats running for mayor are unfairly attacking Police Commissioner Ray Kelly in the wake of a federal judge’s decision about the constitutionality of the stop-and-frisk policy, Republican mayoral candidate Joseph Lhota charged. … Full Article
 

Haiti Cultural Exchange hosts Haitians from the Diaspora: A photo exhibition

Haiti Cultural Exchange will present Haitians from the Diaspora: Creativity & Focus. The photo exhibition will open on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 5p.m. … Full Article
 

Letter to the Editor: Understanding alcohol abuse in women

As a society we strive towards gender equality in all aspects of life, from work to home environments, and lately, even in cases where equality is detrimental to health. … Full Article
 

Gretsch, famed guitar and drum firm, remembers B’klyn roots

When people across the world see famous musicians playing Gretsch guitars, drums and other instruments, many aren’t aware that the company itself not only had its start in Brooklyn but remained here for more than 80 years.
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