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Ferguson, Missouri, is nearly 1,000 miles away, but that didn't stop crowds of people in Brooklyn from protesting a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who killed Michael B … Full Article

De Blasio dropping stop-and-frisk appeal

New York City's new mayor on Thursday delivered on his promise to reform stop-and-frisk police tactics, requesting to drop an appeal of a federal judge's order requiring reforms and reaching a deal that was praised by those who sued the city over discrimination claims. … Full Article

PHOTO: The late great Pete Seeger at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

The late Pete Seeger, who died on Monday, performed in Brooklyn several times during his career. In this photo, he is seen performing at 2008 Chile Pepper Festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. … Full Article

Lentol wants city to install 20 mph zones in his district

Pedestrians crossing streets in Northern Brooklyn will be a lot safer if the city reduces the speed limit for vehicles to 20 miles per hour on three main thoroughfares, according to Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, who has reached out to Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg to request th … Full Article

After Avonte Oquendo's death, US to fund tracking devices

The U.S. Department of Justice says it will fund voluntary tracking devices for children with autism or other conditions that put them at risk for fleeing their caregivers. … Full Article

Report: Long-list of post-Sandy needs

Brooklyn has come a long way since superstorm Sandy flooded homes, coated streets with sand and knocked high rises into lightless cold. But it still has a long way to go.  … Full Article

Lander brings mayor's ‘Vision Zero’ plan to Park Slope

Park Slope residents are already seeing parts of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” pedestrian safety plan in action, according to Councilman Brad Lander, who said a recent sting by police resulted in summonses for dangerous motorists. … Full Article

When Bay Ridge Community Council serves lunch, everyone shows up to eat!

If you want to find anyone who is a very important person in Bay Ridge, then the Bay Ridge Manor catering hall on 76th Street is the place to be on Feb. 1. There, you’ll find the neighborhood luminaries all under one roof. … Full Article

Report: Parts of Brooklyn still reeling from Sandy

The Brooklyn Recovery Fund has released an extensive report on conditions in six coastal Brooklyn neighborhoods since Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article

MTA board member tells B37 advocates: Keep up the pressure

Transit advocates trying to convince the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to extend the B37 bus route to Court Street instead of terminating the soon-to-be reinstated bus line at the Barclays Center are making significant progress, according to a man with inside information. … Full Article

Subway trash can removal program expanded

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says its pilot program to reduce trash in the subway system is working and it will remove refuse cans at an additional 29 stations. … Full Article

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