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Brooklyn DA announces dismissal of charges against Sam Kellner

Brooklyn’s new district attorney has stayed true to his campaign promise to dismiss criminal charges against a Brooklyn father caught up in a questionable sex abuse case.

Kings County District Attorney Ken Thompson announced that the DA’s Office has moved to dismiss pending charges against Samuel Kellner, a whistleblower in several sexual abuse cases. The DA’s decision follows an internal reassessment of the case, as Kellner faced several charges brought by the previous administration.


Acclaimed writers to appear in conversation in Cobble Hill

Esteemed author Therese Walsh will appear in Brooklyn on March 10 to discuss her new novel, “The Moon Sisters,” with fellow author Barbara O’Neal, who recently published “The All You Can Dream Buffet.” The two will speak at BookCourt in Cobble Hill at 7 p.m., after which they will sign books.


Ken Burns, Fred Armisen, John Oliver, ‘Questlove’ headline star-studded event for Brooklyn’s 826NYC

While tutoring centers are no rarity in New York City, Park Slope’s 826NYC — also known as the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company — is unique in its quirky setup and programming. On Wednesday, the nonprofit community center that emphasizes student writing, celebrated its tenth anniversary at Town Hall in Manhattan with “One-On-One Chat Spectacular,” an event featuring a star-studded lineup of entertainers.


Sidewalk isn’t a dangerous instrument: judge dismisses prosecution’s argument

A New York City sidewalk was deemed an innocuous object by a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge after prosecutors tried to label the sidewalk a dangerous instrument used in an assault case.

After a night of New Year’s Eve drunken revelry, defendant Andrew McElroy hailed a cab from Manhattan to Williamsburg. An argument began between McElroy and the cab driver Key Kim, initially over the dropoff location, that then escalated to heated disagreement when defendant McElroy refused — or forgot — to sign the credit card receipt.


Pols want de Blasio to make North Brooklyn a top Vision Zero priority

The death of a 21-year-old woman who was hit by a city bus in Williamsburg is spurring calls for the de Blasio Administration to install safety measures on the streets of that neighborhood as well as other North Brooklyn communities.

Marisol Martinez, a nursing student at Hunter College, was struck and killed by a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus at the corner of Union and Meeker Avenues early Saturday morning, DNA Info reported.


St. Francis bio professor in forefront of plant-associated antiviral research

New research from Steven M. Lipson, Professor of Biology and Health Promotions at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, could pave the way to use plant chemicals to prevent thousands of children from being killed each year by an intestinal virus.


‘Gettysburg: One Woman's War’ coming to St. Francis College

Step back in time to one of the pivotal battles in the American Civil War as actress Michéle LaRue tells the story of “Gettysburg: One Woman’s War” on Wednesday, March 12 at St. Francis College’s Founders Hall in Brooklyn Heights. Sponsored by the St. Francis Women's Studies Center, American Studies Program and Department of English, LaRue’s one woman show brings to life a fictional Gettysburg townswoman and offers a look at this historic battle, as well as its aftermath, all from a female perspective.


Barry Club to mark commodore’s 269th birthday

The Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn, which has several Bay Ridge residents on its membership roster, will mark the birthday of the Father of the U.S. Navy a little early.

Commodore John Barry was born in Ireland on March 25, 1745, but the ceremony marking his birthday will take place on Tuesday, March 11. Members of the Commodore Barry Club will take part in a ceremony in a Fort Greene park named after the Revolutionary War hero.


Ahoy Matey: Second-floor residential conversion for 76 Montague St., the building with the anchor out front

The landlord of 76 Montague St. is turning what was a floor of a home-furnishings store into a home.

The building's co-owner, Jim Daniels, recently got Buildings Department approval to convert the second-floor of the Brooklyn Heights building that Design Within Reach just vacated to residential use.

The job calls for interior demolition and new partitions, plumbing fixtures and fittings, finishes, heating and air conditioning – and has an estimated cost of $252,740, the filing indicates.



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