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De Blasio, Brooklyn community groups back in court, seek to intervene at LICH

In the latest in a series of legal filings, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and six Brooklyn civic groups filed a motion in court on Friday to give the local community a say in determining the next owner of Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article
 

Thompson says ‘Fix schools, don’t close them!’

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, the former president of the city’s Board of Education, unveiled a plan that he said would improve public schools and give parents more of a voice in shaping the city’s educational policy. … Full Article
 
 

As fight for LICH goes on, nurses flex new political muscles in NYC

The battle to save threatened hospitals in Brooklyn has galvanized the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) into flexing its increasingly robust political muscles and endorsing, for the first time in its history, candidates for New York City offices. … Full Article
 

Convicted cop killer, sentenced to death, seeks new trial

After a second jury hands-down death penalty sentence, Ronell Wilson is seeking a new trial, citing prosecutors’ "improper and harmful arguments" at trial. … Full Article
 

Williamsburg pharmacy owner indicted in $800,000 Medicaid fraud case

An indictment accuses a Brooklyn pharmacy owner of running an $800,000 Medicaid scheme. The Brooklyn district attorney's office said Thursday that Aleksandr Ilyayev allegedly billed Medicaid for HIV medications that were not dispensed, or were only partly dispensed. … Full Article
 

11 injured, some seriously, in Bed-Stuy fire

The FDNY says 11 people have been injured, some of them critically, in a Brooklyn residential fire. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn judge places LICH property in ‘constructive trust,’ says Othmer Fund must be repaid

In a two-part decision and order on Wednesday, state Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest approved SUNY Downstate’s request to put off reopening Long Island College Hospital’s (LICH) Intensive Care Unit and restoring full operation of the Emergency Department and ambulance service until Septemb … Full Article
 

Poll results show de Blasio’s lead increases

With less than two weeks to go until the Sept. … Full Article
 

SUNY given more time to reopen LICH ER

A Brooklyn judge has extended the deadline for State University of New York-Downstate to return and fully staff Long Island College Hospital’s emergency department and intensive care unit. … Full Article
 

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