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Brooklyn embraces its adopted Miss America

A woman who grew up in Alabama and moved to Brooklyn is the new Miss America – and Brooklynites are proud, although many are still somewhat skeptical about the pageant itself. … Full Article
 

BLOODY MONDAY: J.P. Morgan Chase kills 500+ jobs at MetroTech

Restaurants and other businesses in Downtown Brooklyn will be a little emptier this winter as J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. has started laying off more than 500 workers from its MetroTech offices.  … Full Article
 

LIU Brooklyn accounting students offer free tax-preparation help to elderly and others in need

This tax season, LIU Brooklyn students will again help low-income, local community residents prepare their tax returns through the campus’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (

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Campaigns for Brooklyn boro president push past million dollar mark

The two men most likely to throw their hats in the ring for Brooklyn Borough President during the primaries in June have both raised enough funds to push them past the million-dollar mark. … Full Article
 

Ex-charter school CEO admits $70K tax fraud

Eddie Calderon-Melendez, the founder and former CEO of the beleaguered Williamsburg Charter High School and Believe High Schools Network, has pleaded guilty to receiving over $1.4 million in compensation and unreimb … Full Article
 

84th Precinct community council meets Tuesday night

On Tuesday at 7 p.m., the 84th Precinct Community Council will meet at Borough Hall. … Full Article
 

Sunset Park picked as historic districts worth celebrating

  By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle   Sunset Park’s architecture, which includes blocks of rowhouses built for working class families at the turn of the last century, has drawn the attention of a citywide preservation group.   … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Religion Briefs

Forum Addresses ‘New Jim Crow’ Imprisonments

The imprisonment of young men of color is the topic of a Community Forum next week at First Unitarian Church.
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Milestones in Faith: Fort Greene church up for renovation

The future of the Carlton Mews Church, as it has come to be known, appears on an upcoming Landmarks Preservation Commission agenda, Brownstoner reports. … Full Article
 

Pro Bono Barrister: Brooklyn Law Briefs

Next Inn panel confronts daily ethical challenges Each and every day, the active practitioner is confronted with ethical challenges of surprising variety in dealing with clients, witnesses, opponents, jurors and, often, the media. … Full Article
 

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