Former Brooklyn Legal Services lawyer sworn in to New York’s highest court

The newest member to the New York Court of Appeals, New York State’s highest court, was sworn in at noon Thursday in Albany. Sheila Abdus-Salaam is the first black woman on the Court of Appeals.  … Full Article

Appellate Division hears issue of special prosecutor for Working Families Party

The justices of the Appellate Division, Second Department, gathered Thursday in their Brooklyn Heights courthouse to hear arguments regarding whether or not to appoint a special prosecutor in the investigation of a political party. … Full Article

Brooklyn courts celebrate LGBT Pride Month

The Gay/Straight Alliance of the New York State Unified Court System celebrated Gay Pride Month with a lunchtime event at the Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday. … Full Article

In spite of court order, SUNY Downstate to shut down LICH emergency room Thursday

A state judge on Wednesday ordered SUNY Downstate to maintain staffing levels at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) after hearing complaints that SUNY intended to pull out crucial residents this weekend. … Full Article

Hearing on DUMBO’s Empire Stores and Tobacco Warehouse set for Thursday

It’s the public’s turn to review and comment on the environmental impact of the proposed redevelopment of the historic Empire Stores and Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO. … Full Article

84th Precinct focused on traffic safety

A recent report revealed that Brooklyn is the most dangerous of all the boroughs when it comes to pedestrian and bicycling accidents, accounting for nearly a third of such accidents in the entire city.  … Full Article

Woman charged in Brooklyn Federal Court with raising thousands of pot plants

A woman from Scarsdale, N.Y., has been accused of growing large quantities of marijuana plants out of a facility in Maspeth, Queens.  … Full Article

Does city have quota for business fines? Public advocate announces probe

Outraged by an explosive report in the New York Daily News alleging that the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs has a quota system of fines against small businesses in Brooklyn and the other outer boroughs, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio announced that he is launching an investigation in … Full Article

The Roots drummer, ‘Questlove’ to launch memoir in DUMBO

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the drummer and co-founder of the Grammy award-winning hip hop band The Roots, will appear at DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena on June 20 to discuss his new memoir “Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove.” New Yorker editor Ben  … Full Article


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