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Assemblywoman Weinstein reappointed Judiciary Committee chair

Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein (D-Southern Brooklyn), has been reappointed to the chair the New York State Assembly’s Judiciary Committee. Weinstein, whose district comprises Sheepshead Bay, Flatlands, East Flatbush, Midwood and Canarsie, has been an Assemblywoman since 1980. … Full Article

Woman struck and killed by bus in Canarsie

Authorities say a woman has been struck and killed by a bus in Brooklyn. Fire officials say the accident occurred at 7:13 a.m. Friday. … Full Article

16 nabbed in phony accident insurance scam

Sixteen people were arrested Thursday in connection with a large-scale conspiracy scheme to defraud insurance companies.   … Full Article

LICH nurses bemoan hospital's woes

On the eve of Friday morning's “Save LICH” rally, several longtime nurses at Long Island College Hospital told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle they were distressed by the hospital's possibly imminent closing. … Full Article

Court officer brings excitement of cotillion to Brooklyn youth

Judges and lawyers are known for serving members of their communities outside of courtroom. … Full Article

'Good time' is God's gift, series says

The Rev. Nadine Hundertmark, interim pastor of First Presbyterian Church, leads a brief Adult Education Series, “God’s Gift of Time.” … Full Article

BIG RACIST GULP! Foes call Bloomberg's soda ban RACIST!

Opponents of New York City's limit on the size of sugary drinks are raising questions of racial fairness alongside other complaints as the novel restriction faces a court test. … Full Article

Will longer school year help or hurt America's students?

Did your kids moan that winter break was way too short as you got them ready for the first day back in school? They might get their wish of more holiday time off under proposals catching on around the country to lengthen the school year. … Full Article

Did NYC Housing Authority blow it? After Sandy mess, City Council holds hearing

At a New York City Council oversight hearing on Thursday, council members expressed dismay over the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) feeble response to … Full Article

Struck NY pushes through 2nd day of school bus walkout

A standoff between striking school bus drivers looking for job protections and a city administration that says they just can't have them has the potential to go on for some time, observers said, as parents struggle to get to work on time while scrambling to figure out  … Full Article


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