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Brooklyn's legal community mourns Supreme Court Justice Anthony J. Cutrona, 74

Kings County Supreme Court Justice Anthony J. Cutrona passed away Wednesday surrounded by his family. He was 74 years old. … Full Article

Brooklyn's Criminal Bar Association inducts Schwitzman as its president

Defense attorney Jay H. Schwitzman was inducted as the new president of the Kings County Criminal Bar Association last night. … Full Article

State delivers $500,000 to Pratt's Incubator for Sustainable Innovation

The Empire State Development Corporation has awarded Pratt Institute at $500,000 grant through the Regional Economic Development Council as part of a series of awards for job-creation prospects in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Did NYC Housing Authority blow it? After Sandy mess, City Council holds hearing

At a New York City Council oversight hearing on Thursday, council members expressed dismay over the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) feeble response to … Full Article

Amy Winehouse charity delivers $25K to Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music has received a $25,000 grant award from the Amy Winehouse Foundation in support of scholarships for its Teen Jazz Program. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bookbeat: BookCourt presents ‘Far From The Tree’ author Andrew Solomon

National Book Award-winning author Andrew Solomon will appear at BookCourt Thursday, Jan. … Full Article

'E-waste’ recycling in Park Slope Jan. 20

When many people throw out their old computers, printers, cell phones, television sets, and DVDs or VHS players, they put them in the basement or outside their house, where regular trash is collected. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bookbeat: On moving on: Park Sloper's memoir about support group for widows

Park Slope writer Becky Aikman begins her new book by getting to the point: "I got kicked out of my widows' support group," she writes. … Full Article

HOLY WAR: U.S. court fines Russia $50,000 a day in Chabad-Lubavitch book dispute

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Wednesday fined Russia $50,000 a day until it complies with his earlier order that the country return historical books and documents the court maintains are the property of the Brooklyn-based Chabad-Lubavitch movement. … Full Article

Markowitz honors good samaritan who returned dognapped spaniel

Borough President Marty Markowitz will issue a citation on Thursday commending Tena Cohen, a Spanish teacher at Brooklyn Tech in Fort Greene, who was able to return Marley — a Ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dognapping victim — to her owner, seven-year-old Mia Bendrat. … Full Article


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