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Tuesday April 14, Our World In Pictures

BROOKLYN: Congressman Lewis Signs Bestselling “March” Books: Shown is Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) at a book signing at The Brooklyn Music School on April 8. Congressman Lewis spoke to students about his No. … Full Article

Families of slain NYPD police officers honored at Mets game

The families of two slain New York City police officers threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Mets' home opener at Citi Field on Monday and were joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio at a time when his relationship with the police department is … Full Article

NY pols, #BringBackOurGirls commemorate 1-year anniversary of Boko Haram kidnapping of 270 Nigerian schoolgirls

The Empire State Building is set to be lit in red and purple Tuesday night, April 14, as part of the effort to bring attention to the 219 missing Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists a year ago on April 14, 2014, Congresswoman Carolyn B. … Full Article

Police probe apparent suicide of NYPD sergeant

The NYPD is investigating the tragic death of one of its own. An off-duty police sergeant shot himself in the head in an apparent suicide in his Bay Ridge home on Sunday afternoon, according to various media reports. … Full Article

NYC Council to renew call to hire 1,000 more NYPD officers

The New York City Council is poised to renew its call to hire 1,000 more officers for the police department, potentially setting up a repeat clash with Mayor Bill de Blasio about the headcount of the nation's largest police force. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park commits to pursuing $700,000 cost to repair ‘bouncy’ Squibb Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) confirmed it will pursue the recovery of the roughly $700,000 it will cost to repair disabled Squibb Park Bridge, the bouncy pedestrian walkway that connects Squibb Park to the waterfront park. … Full Article

Despite controversy, ‘Marvelous’ Heights architect leads transformative projects

Like an albatross, controversy seems to drape itself over some of the biggest Brooklyn projects of architect Jonathan Marvel. … Full Article
Nine Injured In Crown Heights Fire

BROOKLYN EAGLE VIDEO: Nine injured in Crown Heights blaze

A fire broke out Wednesday morning in Crown Heights, engulfing three houses on St. Marks Avenue in thick plumes of smoke. Residents living in three houses numbered 1228, 1230 and 1232 had to escape the dangerous flames. … Full Article

Snowden image makes brief return appearance at Fort Greene Park

A day after an unauthorized 100-pound bust of controversial whistleblower Edward J. Snowden was removed from Fort Greene Park, a group of artists projected a hologram of the bust in the exact same location. … Full Article

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