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Law enforcement heavyweight William Bratton confirmed on Monday that he will not remain head of the NYPD past the end of Mayor Bill de Blasio's first term in 2017. … Full Article

Doris Cruz elected to head Community Board 10

Community Board 10 has tapped a longtime, experienced member as its new chairperson. … Full Article

MTA's F train plan all F'd up, northern Brooklyn officials say

On Tuesday, a furious group of northern Brooklyn officials unleashed a salvo of criticism about the MTA’s proposed new F express service. The F express is slated to operate between the Church Avenue and Jay St-MetroTech stations. … Full Article

Sen. Kevin Parker hosted 9th Annual Prom Dress Giveaway

State Sen. Kevin Parker hosted his 9th Annual Prom Dress Giveaway this past Saturday at the Samuel J. Tilden HS Campus in Brooklyn. In partnership with Macys, Lydia’s Closet and Delta Rho Omega, Parker provided free prom dresses to more than 300 graduating high school students. … Full Article

New developments in Brooklyn Heights Library plan

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has released new details concerning its timeline for the controversial sale and development of the Brooklyn Heights Library. At the same time, an advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against the sale and another group is raising funds for a separate lawsuit. … Full Article

Brooklyn Senior Games closes with celebration

The Brooklyn Senior Games came to a festive end this past Saturday, closing with a celebration of senior athletes at St. John’s Recreation Center in Crown Heights that included poetry, music, dancing and lunch. … Full Article

Psychologist wins kudos from state senate

Dr. Mardie Sheiken is the coordinator of school psychologists at the William O’Connor Midwood Preschool. … Full Article

Jewish bus blaze evokes tension of 1991 Brooklyn riots

For days, the charred school bus sat in front of a Jewish girls' school in Brooklyn, its ruined hulk posing a troubling question: Has the quarter-century of peace between blacks and Jews in Crown Heights begun to fray? … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 Evacuated Again by NYPD

Another evacuation of Brooklyn Bridge Park by police took place on Wednesday, May 11, after hundreds of young people gathered at Pier 2, the site of the park’s basketball courts and other exercise equipment, and a brawl reportedly broke out.  … Full Article

Gravesend Park renovation running ahead of schedule

A major renovation project in Gravesend Park, which began last year, will likely be completed by this fall, months ahead of schedule, according to Councilmember David G. Greenfield, who helped secure city funding the project. … Full Article

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