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Hynes announces indictment of attorney for collecting benefits while working

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes and NYC Human Resources Administration Commissioner Robert Doar on Wednesday announced the indictment of Lesley Ann Lawson, 37, for collecting Medicaid, food stamps, and unemployment insurance benefits, while working as a contract attorney. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn BookBeat: ‘The Bronfman Haggadah’ presents unique look at the Passover Seder

Last month Brooklyn BookBeat featured Brooklyn By The Book – a monthly literary series curated by Park Slope’s Community Bookstore and Congregation Beth Elohim. … Full Article
 

Park Slope chamber moves forward with plans for 7th Ave. BID

Plans to establish a business improvement district on one of Brooklyn’s trendiest shopping streets – 7th Avenue in Park Slope – are moving along on schedule, according to a leader of the organizing group. … Full Article
 

ASK THE DA: Help District Attorney Hynes stop bullying: Anti-bullying contest is open

If you are a student in grades four through nine and attend school in Brooklyn, here is your chance to show the world how creative and talented you are.  Enter your video in the Third Annual Legal Lives Anti-Bullying Video Contest and compete for the First Place Prize! … Full Article
 

Go ahead, close our library! Heights group OKs replacing it with a hi-rise; foes demand audit

The Brooklyn Heights Association’s board has given tacit approval to the Brooklyn Public Library system’s plan to sell the site of the Brooklyn Heights and Business branches on Cadman Plaza West, move the Heights Branch to the first floor of a yet-to-be conceived private residential building, and … Full Article
 

As ‘Stop and Frisk’ trial unfolds, pols push anti-profiling bills

Speaker Quinn announces partial support;

Town hall meeting in Brooklyn on Wednesday

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SUNY votes — again — to kill Brooklyn’s LICH

Despite impassioned statements from hospital staff, patients and community members, SUNY’s board of trustees voted on Tuesday to close Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH), at a meeting in Purchase, New York.  … Full Article
 

Hynes tells councilman ‘No plea deal in Acevedo case!’

Five days before the criminal charges against suspect Julio Acevedo were upped to manslaughter in the hit-run deaths of a young husband and wife in Williamsburg, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes appeared on a radio show hosted by Councilman David Greenfield (D-Borough park-Bensonhur … Full Article
 

Hynes adds manslaughter to Acevedo charges

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes on Tuesday announced that charges in the indictment of Julio Acevedo, 44, have been increased to Manslaughter in the Second Degree in connection with the well-publicized death of a Hasidic couple. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn BookBeat: Local author draws on experience as Brooklyn mother

Brooklyn-based writer Amy Shearn will soon be releasing her latest novel – a charming story titled “The Mermaid of Bro … Full Article
 

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