Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, the former president of the city’s Board of Education, unveiled a plan that he said would improve public schools and give parents more of a voice in shaping the city’s educational policy. … Full Article
The battle to save threatened hospitals in Brooklyn has galvanized the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) into flexing its increasingly robust political muscles and endorsing, for the first time in its history, candidates for New York City offices. … Full Article
An indictment accuses a Brooklyn pharmacy owner of running an $800,000 Medicaid scheme.
The Brooklyn district attorney's office said Thursday that Aleksandr Ilyayev allegedly billed Medicaid for HIV medications that were not dispensed, or were only partly dispensed. … Full Article
In a two-part decision and order on Wednesday, state Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest approved SUNY Downstate’s request to put off reopening Long Island College Hospital’s (LICH) Intensive Care Unit and restoring full operation of the Emergency Department and ambulance service until Septemb … Full Article
A Brooklyn judge has extended the deadline for State University of New York-Downstate to return and fully staff Long Island College Hospital’s emergency department and intensive care unit. … Full Article
A man’s request to be released from prison, on the grounds that his conviction was invalid due to improper jury instructions and an error in the sentencing charge, was denied by Brooklyn Federal Court Judge Roslynn Mauskopf. … Full Article