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Democratic District Leader Jo Anne Simon formally launches Assembly bid

Brooklyn Heights
Democratic District Leader Jo Anne Simon formally launched her bid for state Assembly Thursday morning at a press conference on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall. … Full Article
 

Ordeal not over for many despite reBar guilty plea

DUMBO
A Brooklyn business owner has pleaded guilty to tax fraud and faces up to 10 years behind bars. In two agreements with separate law enforcement agencies, Jason Stevens, owner of reBar, agreed to pay restitution to the state, city, and jilted couples that planned weddings at the Brooklyn venue. … Full Article
 

Kentile sign relocating, but staying in Gowanus

Gowanus
An agreement appears to have been reached with the developer to dismantle but preserve the sign so that it can be relocated to another location in Gowanus. The owner, Iyahu Cohen, has agreed to donate it to the nonprofit Gowanus Alliance, which will repurpose it at a new location. … Full Article
 

Arthritis Foundation appoints LMC’s Goldstein to its board

Sunset Park
Wendy Z. Goldstein, who has served as president and CEO of Lutheran HealthCare in Brooklyn since 2001, is expanding her mission. She has been appointed to the Northeast Region Board of the Arthritis Foundation, the foundation announced on Thursday. … Full Article
 

Students meet their Book Buddies

Crown Heights
Students from two Brooklyn schools – PS 241 in Crown Heights and Intermediate School 392 in Brownsville – got the chance to meet their Book Buddies, volunteers from corporate America who have spent the past six months encouraging them to read more books. … Full Article
 

Reyna honored by Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow

Sunset Park
Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna was cited for her commitment to young people by the leaders of the non-profit group Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT), who gave Eric Adams's second-in-command their Community Leadership Award at a recent dinner at Battery Gardens in Manhattan. … Full Article
 

Bed-Stuy protest over Laquan Nelson shooting

Bedford-Stuyvesant
Some Bedford-Stuyvesant residents are demanding an investigation into what they claim was a delayed response following the deadly shooting of 16-year-old Laquan Nelson, on Classon Avenue on June 2. … Full Article
 

reBar owner pleads guilty to grand larceny, tax fraud

DUMBO
Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson, together with New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Thomas H. … Full Article
 

Mayor de Blasio re-nominates Regina Myer as president of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp.

Brooklyn Heights
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday officially nominated Regina Myer to continue serving as president of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC). … Full Article
 

Sunset Park has its own Rock of Ages

Sunset Park
That Tony Giordano, he can move mountains! Well, not quite. But he is quite adept at moving a boulder! … Full Article
 

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