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Brooklyn Bookbeat: Acclaimed writer previews latest novel at St. Francis College

Brooklyn Heights
Award-winning writer Colum McCann (“Let the Great World Spin,” “Zoli”) will offer a preview of his forthcoming novel “Transatlantic” as the next author to speak for the Walt Whitman Writers Series on Wednesday, April 17 at 4:30pm in St. … Full Article
 

Boston Marathon blasts put world's cities on alert

Atlantic Yards
The deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon reverberated on both sides of the Atlantic as cities from Los Angeles to London saw a surge in security. … Full Article
 

Blatche leads Brooklyn Nets bench over Washington Wizards, 106-101

Atlantic Yards
On a night when the four of the Brooklyn Nets' five starters rested, a meaningless April game provided ample opportunity for a group of players that will be mostly watching from the bench when the playoffs tip off. … Full Article
 

Man killed by G train in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Greenpoint
An unidentified man was struck and killed by the G train at the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint late Monday afternoon, according to the NYPD. "The preliminary indication is he jumped," a police spokesperson told the Brooklyn Eagle. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn news team wins Pulitzer Prize

Downtown
Three reporters at a small Brooklyn non-profit, InsideClimate News have taken home a Pulitzer Prize. … Full Article
 

Babies converge in march to save Brooklyn's LICH

Cobble Hill
On April 3, a Long Island College Hospital (LICH) ambulance team and cardiology doctors and nurses saved the life of a13-year-old Brooklyn boy who had collapsed in his Boerum Hill classroom, in full cardiac arrest.
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Brooklyn Bookbeat: Park Sloper’s new novel channels 19th century female astronomer

Park Slope
Brooklyn-based author Amy Brill wrote her first story, “The Lost Dog,” when she was in first grade. … Full Article
 

'Gentrification' spreads nationwide and lands in new Brooklyn neighhborhoods

Crown Heights
All of this may be old hat to Brooklynites, where "gentrification" has been moving with a seeming inevitability since the 1970s, but cities across America — as well as additional Brooklyn neighborhoods —  are now embracing upscale change, as the Associated Press re … Full Article
 

Pro Bono Barrister for April 15

Cobble Hill
One of the most vital outreach programs performed through the Brooklyn Bar Association is the practice of holding regular forums -- open to the public at no charge -- dealing with critical, timely topics such as the upcoming session entitled "Consumer Debt And Bankruptcy -- The Process, Def … Full Article
 

Law schools expand clinical experience

Downtown
In the fall of 2012, New York became the first state to require lawyers to perform 50 hours of pro bono work as a condition for getting a license. … Full Article
 

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