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Go ahead, close our library! Heights group OKs replacing it with a hi-rise; foes demand audit

The Brooklyn Heights Association’s board has given tacit approval to the Brooklyn Public Library system’s plan to sell the site of the Brooklyn Heights and Business branches on Cadman Plaza West, move the Heights Branch to the first floor of a yet-to-be conceived private residential building, and … Full Article

As ‘Stop and Frisk’ trial unfolds, pols push anti-profiling bills

Speaker Quinn announces partial support;

Town hall meeting in Brooklyn on Wednesday

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SUNY votes — again — to kill Brooklyn’s LICH

Despite impassioned statements from hospital staff, patients and community members, SUNY’s board of trustees voted on Tuesday to close Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH), at a meeting in Purchase, New York.  … Full Article

Hynes tells councilman ‘No plea deal in Acevedo case!’

Five days before the criminal charges against suspect Julio Acevedo were upped to manslaughter in the hit-run deaths of a young husband and wife in Williamsburg, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes appeared on a radio show hosted by Councilman David Greenfield (D-Borough park-Bensonhur … Full Article

Hynes adds manslaughter to Acevedo charges

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes on Tuesday announced that charges in the indictment of Julio Acevedo, 44, have been increased to Manslaughter in the Second Degree in connection with the well-publicized death of a Hasidic couple. … Full Article

Brooklyn BookBeat: Local author draws on experience as Brooklyn mother

Brooklyn-based writer Amy Shearn will soon be releasing her latest novel – a charming story titled “The Mermaid of Bro … Full Article

Eileen C. Dugan Memorial Run to be held in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, St. Francis College, and Brooklyn Bridge Park will partner for the second year in a row and welcome the 15th Eileen C. Dugan Memorial 5K back to Brooklyn Bridge Park.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Federal Courthouse hosts roundtable discussion

In 2012, the United States Supreme Court issued two rulings regarding effective counsel and plea bargaining.  In both cases, Missouri v. Frye and Lafler v. … Full Article

OSHA probes trash man’s DUMBO tragedy

The U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has opened an investigation of Saturday morning’s tragic accident involving a young worker at a private garbage firm in DUMBO. … Full Article

Jumbo's coming to DUMBO for an 'Elephant Dance Party'

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be opening in Brooklyn at Barclays Center on March 20, and to celebrate the circus will be throwing an "Elephant Dance Party" in DUMBO, Gothamist reports. … Full Article


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