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NYC Councilmember Eugene presents $2.8 M to Kings County Hospital for new PET/CT scanners

NYC Councilmember Mathieu Eugene (D-40) on Friday presented a check for $2.8 million to Kings County Hospital Center in East Flatbush, to be used to purchase new high-tech PET/CT and CT scanners. … Full Article

Colton drops out of congress race

Assemblymember Bill Colton, who announced with great fanfare last month that he was giving strong consideration to running for the Brooklyn-Staten Island congressional seat vacated by Republican Michael Grimm, quietly withdrew from the race over the weekend. … Full Article

NYC Comptroller Stringer holds Town Hall at Starrett City

On Wednesday, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer held a Town Hall meeting with the Starrett City Tenants Association meeting at the Brooklyn Sports Club, in Spring Creek. … Full Article

Brooklyn man convicted of murder for shooting 15-year-old in Flatlands schoolyard

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 20-year-old man has been convicted of second-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon for the 2011 shooting of a 15-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy in the schoolyard of P.S. … Full Article

Need help with taxes? Pols ready to assist

Local lawmakers aren’t going to quit their positions to go work for the Internal Revenue Service anytime soon, but two elected officials in southwest Brooklyn said they stand ready to assist constituents with questions and concerns this tax season. … Full Article

Congress race sets up game of political musical chairs

The race to fill the vacant congressional seat formerly held by Republican Michael Grimm is setting up a game of political musical chairs that could have ramifications further down on the election ballot. … Full Article

Colton to Boehner: Slain cops deserve gold medals

Assemblymember Bill Colton, who proposed that slain NYPD Detectives Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu be posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal shortly after the two men were shot to death last month, is pressing ahead with his idea. … Full Article

Fundraising drive for slain cops’ families draws support

Efforts to provide financial assistance to the families of slain police detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos are bearing fruit. … Full Article

Colton mulling run for seat vacated by Grimm

The list of hopefuls interested in running for the Brooklyn-Staten Island congressional seat vacated by Michael Grimm is starting to resemble a crowded subway car at rush hour. Assemblymember Bill Colton is the latest political figure to announce that he is mulling a run. … Full Article

SUNY Downstate students join nationwide ‘die-in’

More than 30 SUNY Downstate medical students on Wednesday participated in a 45-minute ‘die-in’ demonstration at the SUNY Downstate Health Science Education Building in Brooklyn. Students at dozens of medical schools across the country participated in similar protests on Wednesday. … Full Article


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