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Marching for Trayvon in Brooklyn

Downtown
In spite of the scorching heat, more than a thousand demonstrators marched over the Brooklyn Bridge to the Brooklyn Federal Court building on Saturday to commemorate Trayvon Martin, the black teenager shot to death by George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of Florida in Martin’s killing. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn councilman to be honored by President Obama

Cobble Hill
A Brooklyn councilman is being honored by President Barack Obama.  … Full Article
 

McGolrick Park to get more police patrols

Greenpoint
Following an emergency meeting called by Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, Msgr. McGolrick Park in Greenpoint will be getting additional police patrols as authorities attempt to curb shocking incidents of vandalism taking place there. … Full Article
 

Defendant sentenced for assault on Brooklyn correctional counselor

Sunset Park
Late last week, Brooklyn Federal Court Judge Edward R. Korman sentenced Ronald G. … Full Article
 

OPINION: Why just de Blasio? Where are the others on LICH?

Cobble Hill
During the past few weeks, we’ve gotten used to photos of Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who also is a Democratic mayoral hopeful, on the front lines with nurses, doctors and community residents outside Long Island College Hospital, demanding that SUNY Downstate keep the beleaguered hospital ope … Full Article
 

LICH staff calls cops as SUNY Downstate attempts to remove patients

Cobble Hill
Cash-strapped SUNY Downstate Medical Center attempted to remove patients from Long Island College Hospital (LICH) on Saturday despite a new court order forbidding their removal, according to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and nurses at LICH. … Full Article
 

Last-minute court order keeps LICH open – despite state approval of SUNY closure plan

Cobble Hill
In a dramatic turn of events, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on Friday successfully petitioned a judge for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) blocking Long Island College Hospital’s immediate closure, despite a letter from the state Department of Health approving SUNY’s Downstate’s closure plan. … Full Article
 

BULLETIN: LICH IS DEAD

Cobble Hill
The New York State Department of Health has approved the closing of LICH. The hospital will be dead before the end of the month. Staff have been told they will be terminated within the next 30 days. … Full Article
 

Why compliance experts are the new key to mega-deals

Downtown
Last week, Hertz (HTZ) won final approval for its Dollar Thrifty deal from the Federal Trade Commission. China-based Shuanghui International Holdings is trying to gobble up Smithfield Foods (SFD), though the proposed deal is being examined by the U.S. Senate Agricultural Committee. … Full Article
 

New novel explores a friendship threatened by love

Greenpoint
The first book in an exciting new Young Adult trilogy, “All Our Pretty Songs” (St. … Full Article
 

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