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Gun control group marches across Brooklyn Bridge

Some carried photos of loved ones cut down by a bullet. Others held signs imploring Congress to act. And nearly all shouted out "Not one more," a tear-stained rallying cry embraced by those who believe the U.S. needs tougher gun control laws.

More than 1,000 demonstrators — including nearly 100 from Newtown, Connecticut, the site of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting rampage — marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, demanding that action be taken to stem the recent wave of mass shootings across the U.S.


Clarke says military style rules are hair-raising

If a person is patriotic enough to want to serve in the U.S. military, does it matter how their hair looks?

U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke says it shouldn’t be a factor.

Clarke (D-Brownsville-Crown Heights) has requested that the Pentagon suspend enforcement of regulations that prohibit many hairstyles worn by African-American women until a review ordered by Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel has been completed.


PHOTO: Beautiful view from Brooklyn Bridge Park

While driving on the BQE Sunday evening near Brooklyn Bridge Park, we were able to get a breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline form the area near Brooklyn Bridge Park. Don't worry, the photo wasn't taken by the person behind the wheel.


Transit Museum celebrates subway system’s 110th birthday

The Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn celebrated the 110th birthday of the New York City subway system on Saturday with music, food, kid-friendly workshops, a special cake and a ride on a vintage-1932 subway train.

The museum is located within the former Court Street station of the long-defunct Court Street Shuttle, on Schermerhorn Street between Court Street and Boerum Place. Guests enter through what was once one of that station’s entrances and walk down a flight of stairs past a “token booth” that’s now purely decorative.


SUNY announces agreement with developer Fortis to replace LICH with condos

Moving one step closer to a real estate deal which would close a historic hospital in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, the State University of New York (SUNY) announced late on Sunday an "agreement in principle" with Fortis Property Group for the purchase of Long Island College Hospital's (LICH) 20-building complex.


Brooklyn judge rejects effort to toss out LICH scores

State Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes on Friday rejected the motion brought by advocates for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to toss out several “questionable” scores for proposals to buy the historic Cobble Hill hospital.

Brooklyn community groups and doctors wanted Justice Baynes to reject six out of 18 of the rankings. Attorney Jim Walden (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher) had argued that those rankings did not follow the rules of the state’s RFP, which called for proposals offering to operate LICH as a hospital to get more points than those not including a hospital.


Democratic District Leader Jo Anne Simon formally launches Assembly bid

Democratic District Leader Jo Anne Simon formally launched her bid for state Assembly Thursday morning at a press conference on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall. Simon is running for the 52nd Assembly District seat being vacated by Joan Millman, who is taking a post with the city’s Department of the Aging.

The district includes Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, DUMBO and part of Park Slope.


Ordeal not over for many despite reBar guilty plea

A Brooklyn business owner has pleaded guilty to tax fraud and faces up to 10 years behind bars. In two agreements with separate law enforcement agencies, Jason Stevens, owner of reBar, agreed to pay restitution to the state, city, and jilted couples that planned weddings at the Brooklyn venue. Stevens, who has made claims of poverty in the past, may not be able to repay restitution in excess of $6 million, leaving many wondering if they will ever be made financially whole.


Kentile sign relocating, but staying in Gowanus

An agreement appears to have been reached with the developer to dismantle but preserve the sign so that it can be relocated to another location in Gowanus. The owner, Iyahu Cohen, has agreed to donate it to the nonprofit Gowanus Alliance, which will repurpose it at a new location.

“We love the sign, and we heard the voices of so many community members,” Cohen said in a statement. “We will work hard to preserve the letters during removal.”

City Councilman Brad Lander helped broker the deal, which was first reported in the New York Times.


Arthritis Foundation appoints LMC’s Goldstein to its board

Wendy Z. Goldstein, who has served as president and CEO of Lutheran HealthCare in Brooklyn since 2001, is expanding her mission. She has been appointed to the Northeast Region Board of the Arthritis Foundation, the foundation announced on Thursday.

The foundation’s 17-member board provides direction to its programs, advocacy and research in New York State, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. Goldstein’s three-year term began on June 11. 



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