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The New York Police Department says a 43-year-old Brooklyn man has been arrested in connection with an assault on officers during a Brooklyn Bridge protest last weekend. … Full Article

New footage shows missing Brooklyn fashion designer Ott walking over Williamsburg Bridge

“Missing” signs blanket lampposts throughout neighborhoods across Brooklyn and lower Manhattan, as the mystery of fashion designer James (Jay) Ott deepens. … Full Article

Plan for community use of Barclays Center emerges

One anticipated—and delayed—element of the Atlantic Yards Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) is a promise to rent the arena “to community groups for at least ten (10) ev … Full Article

NY attorney general Schneiderman sues FedEx over cigarettes

The New York state attorney general says Federal Express Corp. has cost the state more than $10 million by unlawfully shipping contraband cigarettes to consumers. … Full Article

Brooklyn applauds appointment of NYC’s first police inspector

New York City appears to be on the road to reforming significant functions of the New York City Police Department — Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation Mark G. Peters has appointed the NYC’s first-ever police inspector. … Full Article

Vision Zero town hall at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Tuesday

Seven Brooklynites from ages 11 to 82 died in bloody traffic accidents during March. Families and friends join the huge network of mourners citywide emanating from more than 250 preventable deaths in traffic accidents last year. … Full Article

Google connects seniors to Gmail at Brooklyn Public Library

“I’m here to learn how to use a tablet and Gmail,” said Dotty, a student at Google’s “Age EngAge” Gmail class for older adults at the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) on Friday morning. … Full Article

Philip Eure named NYPD inspector general

A former federal prosecutor who has monitored police in Washington, D.C., for more than a decade was named on Friday as the first-ever inspector general of the New York Police Department. … Full Article

New York City Transit making progress on fixing R train vibrations

Relief is on the way for Bay Ridge residents whose nerves have been shattered by earthquake-like R train vibrations, according to Community Board 10 District Manager Josephine Beckmann, who has been in contact with transit officials about the ongoing efforts. … Full Article

Brooklyn one of fastest-growing counties in NY-NJ metro area

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday on where the heaviest population growth in the New York-Newark-Jersey City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) was concentrated last year. … Full Article

Outcry over Prospect Park Residence prompts move to stop more closures

The outcry over the impending closure of an assisted living facility in Park Slope has prompted Assemblywoman Joan Millman to introduce legislation that would halt future closures while a state commission studies the effects of closing these types of long term care facilities. … Full Article

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