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Feb. 7, Our World In Photos

NEW YORK — Family Celebrates: Sarah Assali, 19, left, who just arrived from Syria, is embraced by her brother Tawfik Assali, 21, upon her and other family members' arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday. Attorneys said Dr. … Full Article

New national phone scam targets unsuspecting individuals

At Thursday’s meeting of Bay Ridge’s Colonial Club, former Police Officer Peter Killen addressed a new epidemic that’s spreading across the country. … Full Article

Brooklyn healthcare workers rally for better pay

Healthcare workers who assist the elderly, the developmentally disabled and those with physical ailments deserve a big boost in salary. That was the sentiment expressed at a rally attended by hundreds of workers from nonprofit agencies at St. Francis College in Downtown Brooklyn on Feb. … Full Article
LICH Demolition 2-3-17 by Mary Frost

5 a.m. demolition at former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) riles Brooklyn neighbors

It’s bad enough, neighbors say, that enormous, out-of-context development is changing the character of their low-rise neighborhood. Now, Cobble Hill residents complain they are being shaken awake early in the morning by noisy demolition at the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article

PHOTOS: Thousands of Yemenis protest Trump travel ban at Brooklyn Borough Hall

Thousands of Yemenis and their supporters — waving banners and flags and chanting “USA!” —packed into Borough Hall Plaza Thursday evening to rally, pray and protest the Trump administration’s travel ban targeting Muslims from seven countries. … Full Article

EPA officials to Trump: Stay away from Newtown Creek

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials reassured dozens of concerned North Brooklyn residents on Wednesday at a Newtown Creek Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting that the Superfund cleanup of the waterway would continue as planned, despite President Donald Trump’s freeze on EPA  … Full Article

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