MILESTONES: February 22, birthdays for James Blunt, Rajon Rondo, Drew Barrymore

On this day in 1909, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle front page reported on the return of the American naval fleet cruise from a two-year worldwide cruise that was meant both as a goodwill tour and a statement that the United States’ battleship fleet and personnel were strong. … Full Article

Could a pontoon bridge be the solution to the L-train shutdown?

It seems like any and all mitigation options are on the table for the L-train shutdown these days. … Full Article

How Southwest Brooklyn is combating the opioid epidemic

As the nation’s opioid epidemic deepens, Southwest Brooklyn’s elected officials and civic leaders are grappling with the health crisis by coming up with ideas on how to confront the growing problem. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today February 21: Runaway Dog Stops Train in Its Tracks

Weather, Brooklyn (NWS): Day 71°, Night 45°, Patchy Drizzle and Areas Fog then Partly Sunny … Full Article

Tuesday February 20, Our World in Pictures

INDONESIA — Volcano Erupts: Schoolchildren walk as Mount Sinabung erupts in Karo on Monday. The rumbling volcano shot billowing columns of ash more than 16,400 feet into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes. … Full Article

Wednesday February 21, Our World in Pictures

ITALY — New Collection Debuts: In this Wednesday photo, a model wears a creation for the Arthur Arbesser women’s fall/winter collection during Milan Fashion Week. … Full Article

Pols, immigration advocates want ICE out of courthouses

President Donald Trump’s promise to crack down on illegal immigrants is having troubling ramifications in Brooklyn, according to lawmakers and advocates who said agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are routinely and unfairly arresting immigrants in courthouses. … Full Article

Community board mulls naming street for Arthur Schack

New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Schack will be immortalized on a street sign near his Bay Ridge home if an effort to get the city to officially recognize the late jurist is successful. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today February 20: Judge Rules Against Brooklyn Heights Association in Pier 6 Case

Weather, Brooklyn (NWS): Day 61°, Night 52°, Mostly Cloudy … Full Article


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