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DA Ken Thompson talks guns, gangs and the wrongfully convicted at Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, a former Brooklyn Heights resident, was the featured speaker at the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) Annual Meeting Wednesday night at St. Francis College. … Full Article

BP Adams: Brooklyn would gain from legalizing MMA

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams got into the ring on Tuesday to declare his support for professional mixed martial arts (MMA). … Full Article

New report issued detailing the rise of Downtown Brooklyn

For the past decade, Brooklyn — Downtown Brooklyn in particular — has been a hot commodity. More than $10 billion in private investments has flowed steadily into the borough and now there is a written blueprint. … Full Article

Where is unmarked burial place from 1776 Battle of Brooklyn?

A military author says it's time to find where scores of Maryland soldiers are buried in New York City so a monument can be erected to honor their sacrifice during the Revolutionary War's Battle of Brooklyn 240 years ago this summer. … Full Article

Tuesday Feb. 23, Our World In Pictures

NEW JERSEY — Moon Illuminates Statue: A full moon rises behind the Statue of Liberty seen from the Port Liberte neighborhood of Jersey City on Monday. … Full Article

Neighbors: What’s under the ground at BAM Park?

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is overseeing the renovation of a long-neglected city-owned park -- dubbed “BAM Park” -- at the intersection of Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue. … Full Article

Pols announce more than $4.8M to complete Sandy-related repairs at Brooklyn Navy Yard

U.S. Sens. Chuck E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Nydia M. … Full Article

NYS upgrades its facial recognition software to catch persons of interest

People attempting to obtain a New York State driver’s license under false pretenses will have a harder time of it following a recent upgrade of facial recognition software by the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). … Full Article

Brooklyn native Big Ang of ‘Mob Wives’ fame is laid to rest

A reality television superstar who died of cancer was returned home to Brooklyn for her funeral and received an emotional outpouring of tributes from mourners and fans. … Full Article

Monday Feb. 22, Our World In Pictures

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Delivers Speech: President Barack Obama makes a joke as he delivers remarks during a National Governors Association dinner in the State Dining Room of the White House on Sunday. … Full Article

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