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Congregation B’nai Avraham celebrates 24 years in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights
Congregation B’nai Avraham, which celebrates its 24th anniversary this coming week, has grown from a young rabbi’s vision to a vibrant Modern Orthodox synagogue with an outreach that benefits the neighborhood and beyond.
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Gang leader, in Brooklyn federal court, admits racketeering, murder conspiracy

Downtown
Hector Aleman Lemos, the former leader of the Flushing, Queens, chapter of the violent international gang La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as “MS-13,” pleaded guilty Friday to racketeering and murder conspiracy charges.  … Full Article
 

SATURDAY NIGHT IN ATLANTA: Lopez, Blatche lead Nets past Atlanta, 93-80.

Atlantic Yards
ATLANTA — Brook Lopez and Andray Blatche each scored 18 points, Deron Williams added 17 and theBrooklyn Nets won their third straight game with a 93-80 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night. … Full Article
 

ANOTHER STAY OF EXECUTION: Judge delays decision on quick kill for LICH

Cobble Hill
In a crowded courtroom of over 60 spectators and attorneys, oral arguments were heard Friday on the state's move to close Long Island College Hospital. … Full Article
 

11TH HOUR: LICH backers rally in snow, but shutdown is averted

Downtown
Long Island College Hospital supporters rallied under umbrellas in the blowing snow outside the state Supreme Court Building Friday morning, as a judge prepared to open a hearing on whether SUNY Downstate could proceed with its plan to kill the Cobble Hill hospital. … Full Article
 

RELIGION: Noted archivist Martha Foley gives talk on Temple’s 150 years

Park Slope
Noted Archivist Martha Foley Gives Talk on Temple’s 150 Years

Congregation Beth Elohim begins celebrating its Sesquicentennial (150th) year with several programs.
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Tilden supporters protest plan to add another school to Brooklyn campus

Crown Heights
Families and supporters from three schools on the Tilden Educational Campus in Crown Heights, Brooklyn are protesting the city’s plan to add another school to the complex, this time a charter elementary school. … Full Article
 

LIU names first woman president in 87-year history

Fort Greene
Long Island University, whose Brooklyn Campus is on Flatbush Avenue Extension in Downtown Brooklyn, has announced that Kimberly R. Cline will be the institution’s 10th president.  … Full Article
 

Aging: Life Is a verb, not a noun

Cobble Hill
Getting older is inevitable, growing up less so. Ask my wife; she will tell you immediately that growing up and maturity do not apply to me. What is aging?  … Full Article
 

BACK IN BROOKLYN: Hit-run suspect arrives in Williamsburg after Pa. arrest

Williamsburg
A man arrested in connection with a car crash that killed a pregnant woman, her husband and eventually their newborn arrived back in Brooklyn on Thursday, a day after surrendering in Pennsylvania. … Full Article
 

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