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Suspected hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim people have increased in New York City following unrest overseas this summer, but the attacks are random and not from any organized group, police off … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy announces new board member

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has announced the election of Chris Coffey to the organization’s Board of Directors. The election took place at the Conservancy’s April 1 board meeting.
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Warning: Air Quality Health Advisory in effect today until 10 p.m.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory today from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  … Full Article

Foreign countries paying for public officials' trips cause concern

After running our article last week about the borough’s relations with the People’s Republic (“Brooklyn’s Mixed Message to China?“) we heard from Dr. … Full Article

Does New York State owe you money?

New York State is holding onto billions of dollars and some of that money could belong to you. … Full Article

New York becomes 23rd state to allow medical marijuana

ALBANY— New York is now the 23rd state in the country to authorize marijuana as a medical treatment — though the state will have one of the more restrictive programs in the U.S. … Full Article

All aboard! Health advocates welcome back B37 bus

What’s the best way to welcome back a bus that was out of service for four years? By taking a ride, of course! … Full Article

Fallen firefighter Ambelas honored only weeks earlier

On June 26th, Lieutenant Firefighter Gordon Ambelas and his company (along with two others) were honored by FDNY Commissioner Nigro, Rabbi David Niederman of the United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg and North Brooklyn, and a family extremely grateful for the FDNY saving the life of their y … Full Article

Thousands celebrate Fourth of July Fireworks' return to Brooklyn

A spectacular red, white and blue fireworks display, launched from three barges in the East River and from the Brooklyn Bridge itself, thrilled thousands of spectators crammed into Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and other spots along the Brooklyn waterfront Friday night. … Full Article

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