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Lutheran HealthCare lecture focuses on spiritual side of medicine

Medical care these days involves far more than just physical exams in a doctor’s office, flu shots and MRIs. There is also a spiritual component to healing the patient, according to officials at Lutheran HealthCare.

The health care organization, which runs Lutheran Medical Center in Sunset Park, as well as a host of other family health centers around southern Brooklyn, is so serious about the importance of spirituality that it will spend a day focusing on the connection between medicine and spirituality.


Coming to America: Shteyngart writes first memoir

At age 41, Gary Shteyngart seems awfully young to be writing a memoir. But readers of "Little Failure" soon discover that he's been precocious all his life.

The award-winning author of “Super Sad True Love Story,” “Absurdistan” and “The Russian Debutante’s Handbook” will speak as part of the Brooklyn Voices lecture series on Wednesday, Jan. 8 to discuss his latest work.


Terriers come from behind to win first NEC game of the season

Jaymee Veney was heated after she was held scoreless and her St. Francis Terriers trailed Mount St. Mary’s by four points going into halftime. She knew that she had to have a big second half to get her team back in it, but she also knew that she couldn’t do that by playing angry.


Brooklyn Bridge Park begins construction on more parkland, bouldering wall, community space

Brooklyn Bridge Park is growing again. Work is starting this week on new parkland, a bouldering wall, an education center and more. The work will take about a year, according to park officials.

At the northern end of the park in DUMBO, new parkland and amenities are being added at Main Street, John Street and Jay Street. At the southern end, at the foot of Atlantic Avenue, additional parkland is being constructed at Pier 6.


Hasidic leaders praise Menachem Stark, but business dealings come under scrutiny

As a coalition of Brooklyn officials condemned sensational tabloid coverage of Hasidic millionaire Menachem “Max” Stark’s murder, his family members and fellow Williamsburg Hasidim increased the reward for any information on his death to $25,000.

In interviews with the Eagle, Stark’s brother-in-law and a Williamsburg religious leader both praised Stark as a philanthropist. At the same time, however, local media increasingly shone the spotlight on his controversial career as a property owner.


Greenpoint to get new waterfront park

A major development project in Greenpoint will bring a new waterfront park as well as 200 units of affordable housing to that northern Brooklyn community, according to Councilman Stephen Levin, who negotiated with the city and the property developer to secure the amenities.

The City Council voted late last month to approve the development known as 77 Commercial Street, a project that calls for the construction of two high-rise commercial and residential buildings – one 40 stories high and another 30 stories high – on the Greenpoint waterfront.


Attorney failure allows plaintiff to refile claim against landlord

A Brooklyn preacher may be given temporary possession of laundry/office space in a Jay Street building, Brooklyn Civil Court Judge Ingrid Joseph ruled.

Reverend Van Allen had subleased the space at 365 Jay St. from the Black United Fund of New York (BUF) — a community-based philanthropic organization — since 2001.  In 2013, the landlord, Jay Street HQ Housing Development Fund Company, Inc. (Jay Street HQ), locked Allen out of the premises, asserting that Allen’s lease did not grant him permission to occupy the space.


Attorney General tells businesses: ‘If you price gouge, you’ll pay’

If business owners are planning to triple their prices for food, gasoline, batteries and other items residents will need to get through Winter Storm Hercules, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has a message for them: Don’t even think about it!

Even before the snow storm started bearing down on New York Thursday night, Schneiderman issued an open letter to vendors and business owners warning against price gouging. He defined gouging as the inflation of the prices of necessary goods and services.


Lentol demands safety measures on McGuinness Boulevard

In the wake of an accident that killed a 32-year-old woman on McGuinness Boulevard on Sunday, Assemblyman Joseph Lentol is demanding that the city immediately install safety measures on the heavily trafficked Greenpoint street.


Plymouth church hosts ‘Let Freedom Ring!’ concert

Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights – "the Grand Central Depot" on the Underground Railroad – makes for an incredible setting for “Let Freedom Ring! A Concert To Benefit Free the Slaves,” slated for Jan. 11, featuring the Impressions, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens and members of The Dap-Kings.



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