Federal lawsuit may have been prevented if Brooklyn taxi company was chosen

Late last week, a federal court in New York City cleared the way for a major class action lawsuit brought by New Yorkers who use wheelchairs to challenge the “Taxi of Tomorrow. … Full Article

Brooklyn BookBeat: Senior citizens to share writing at St. Francis College

On Monday, April 15, St. Francis College will present “The Rainbow Bridge of Light: Voices From the Universe,” featuring poetry and prose by members of Professor Mitch Levenberg’s senior citizens writing class. … Full Article

Tax time! College kids help people file returns

April 15 is right around the corner, but don’t panic if you haven’t filed your tax return yet. The deadline for filing is next Monday, so you have a few days to prepare. … Full Article

Brooklyn Community Foundation President Marilyn Gelber to leave in June

Alan Fishman, chair of the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Community Foundation, has announced that founding President Marilyn Gelber would step down from her position at the end of June. … Full Article

Residents vote to fund $1M worth of projects

This weekend, 2,812 residents of City Councilman Brad Lander’s Brooklyn district, which stretches from Cobble Hill through Park Slope to Kensington, voted in New York City’s second “ … Full Article

Red Hook march to save LICH draws hundreds

Roughly 500 supporters chanting "Health care, not condos!" joined nurses, doctors and elected leaders in Red Hook for a march to Long Island College Hospital (LICH), to keep the Cobble Hill institution open. … Full Article

New concerns about tax ripoffs for low-income filers

When Danny Taylor tried to pick up the free tablet advertised to customers at a Bushwick Instant Refund Tax Center last week, the manager turned him away. "I would kick his [butt] if I wasn't with my daughter," said Taylor about the manager. … Full Article

Brooklyn BookBeat: New novel depicts family coping with tragedy

Joshua Henkin, the Brooklyn-based author of “Swimming Across the Hudson” and “Matrimony,” will soon release his latest novel, “ … Full Article

Brooklyn judge declines to honor Egyptian order

In deciding a seemingly routine guardianship proceeding, Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Barros had to contend with New York State law as well as a guardianship order previously executed in Egypt.   … Full Article


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