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Manhole fire leads to evacuations in Williamsburg

A manhole on Maujer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn caught fire and thick, gray smoke billowed out of two others just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, leading to evacuations from nearby buildings due to high carbon monoxide levels. … Full Article
 

Documents show Secret Service kept tabs on Swartz

BOSTON— Documents show that the U.S. Secret Service played a role in the federal investigation of free-information activist Aaron Swartz and watched his case until he committed suicide. … Full Article
 

Judge’s stop-and-frisk ruling puts mayoral candidates under microscope

A federal judge’s landmark decision on the Bloomberg Administration’s controversial stop-and-frisk policing policy is shining a spotlight on the mayoral candidates at a time when the public is just beginning to pay attention to the race for City Hall. … Full Article
 

‘Save Yourself’ depicts suspenseful, small-town story

Kelly Braffet made a name for herself in the literary world with her first two novels, “Josie and Jack” and “Last Seen Leaving”, both of which earned critical raves. … Full Article
 

All night vigil for threatened Interfaith Medical Center

Interfaith Medical Center supporters, the faithful and members of the New York State Nurses Association and 1199SEIU held an all-night candlelight vigil Sunday to bring attention to the imminent closure of the  … Full Article
 

Queer Marriage for the Straight Couple? I Do!

No, it wasn't just an excuse to avoid getting hitched: Some heterosexual couples who postponed their weddings until gay couples had the right to marry are now making plans to say "I do." … Full Article
 

Man who attempted bombing sentenced in federal court

Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis was sentenced to a term of 30 years in Brooklyn federal court on charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to al-Qaeda. … Full Article
 

LICH hearing continues with dueling witnesses, and a push for a ‘standstill’

On Friday, the contrast between two witnesses – one testifying on behalf of Long Island College Hospital (LICH), the other for SUNY Downstate Medical Center, which is seeking to shut down LICH -- could not have been more dramatic. … Full Article
 

Books Beneath the Bridge concludes with bestselling Brooklyn writer

Books Beneath the Bridge, a summer literary series through which the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy partners with independent bookstores to coordinate scenic readings with acclaimed authors at Brooklyn Bridge Park, will conclude for the season on Aug. … Full Article
 

Nets and NYPD Youth Police Academy to put on clinic in Bed-Stuy

The Brooklyn Nets Basketball Clinic and Bedgear Sleep Education event for the NYPD Youth Police Academy tomorrow, August 9 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The event will take place at Boys and Girls High School, 1700 Fulton Street, in Bedford-Stuyvesant. … Full Article
 

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