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City Settles With federal government over accommodations for disabled 9/11 firefighter

Loretta E. Lynch, United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York, announced the filing of a settlement agreement with the City of New York regarding allegations that the Fire Department violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to reasonably accommodate a disabled firefighter.


Brooklyn Real Estate Summit: Brooklyn is hot, getting hotter

Attendance surpassed all expectations at the 2013 Brooklyn Real Estate Summit held on Thursday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in Downtown Brooklyn.

“It was insane,” Chris Havens, director of commercial property for told the Brooklyn Eagle. “Over 600 registered and more than 525 people attended – our biggest yet.”


Columbian Lawyers Association holds final meeting under President Codispoti

The Honorable Robert J. Miller, Associate Justice from the Appellate Division Second Department, spoke at the Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn’s latest monthly meeting on Tuesday. His message was a simple one – know the rules of the appellate court before trying a case in that court.

“It’s something so simple, but a lot of people argue before our court without knowing the rules,” Miller said. “Our court covers the broadest jurisdiction in the state so we are very busy and the key is to get to the point and be prepared.”


Carroll Gardens senior sky-dives successfully, defying warnings

Carroll Gardens great-grandma Carolyn Meiselbach checked off an item from her wish list when she leapt from a plane 13,500  feet above upstate New York.
“I’ve had six strokes, I’ve beat cancer twice, and I’ve got osteoporosis, arthritis and diabetes,” says the feisty Ms. Meiselbach. “I served six years in the U.S. Navy [during the Korean War era] and I raised my two sons as a single mother. I figured if I could survive all that, letting someone push me from an airplane would be a piece of cake.”


High-Tech manufacturing hub opens at Navy Yard

A giant, loft-like manufacturing space known as New Lab will open at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 2015, and its future tenants were so eager to move into the huge space that its developer opened a Beta Space more than a year ahead of schedule to accommodate them.


Brooklyn Supreme Court unveils renovation, Court remembers Judge Jones

After an hour long ceremony, the Brooklyn Supreme Court, Civil Term, unveiled the renovated courthouse wing, during a Law Day event at the courthouse on Wednesday. A plaque commemorates the memory of the late Judge Theodore T. Jones

“This is a fitting tribute to Judge Jones,” said Janice E. Taylor, Jones’ former law clerk. Jones’ family was unable to attend the ceremony and Taylor accepted the plaque on their behalf. “Judge Jones was a wonderful jurist and loved Brooklyn.”


Howe's Brooklyn: Let us now praise Brooklyn’s most focused musical force

Of all the musicians in the world, it may be assumed, overwhelmingly, that most find fulfillment and can potentially rise to their best when they rehearse and perform with others. Indeed, most audiences are moved the most by ensemble. So it was no surprise to see the Brooklyn Youth Chorus bring an audience to its feet several times during the concert for the annual gala.


Homey independent BookCourt expands to upstate NY

One-hundred-and-sixty miles north of Brooklyn in South Kortright, NY, Bibliobarn is a 3,000 square-foot barn, surrounded by five acres of farmland, that opened as a bookstore in 1996.


HeartShare dedicates charity run to Sandy victims

HeartShare Human Services of New York is dedicating its 33rd Annual Buckley’s – Kennedy’s 5K Charity Run to the people of Breezy Point who are still trying to rebuild their lives after Hurricane Sandy. The race is a yearly fundraiser that HeartShare, a non-profit social service agency based in downtown Brooklyn, sponsors to provide money for its programs.


Hynes announces alternative-to-incarceration program for women

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes and the Women’s Prison Association, with the support of multiple women’s advocacy and legal groups announce JusticeHome, a home-based alternative to incarceration, for women, particularly those with children.

The program has funding for 45 participants.  Eligible participants must be facing a minimum of six months in prison as a result of felony charges.  They will be able to serve their sentences in their home, retain custody and care of their children, and receive intensive treatment and supervision.



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