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Court proceedings against the owner of a Brooklyn assisted living facility -- who has been trying to empty the residence so it can be sold to a developer -- were put aside until next week due to th … 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

Congresswomen speak out on Hobby Lobby contraception lawsuit

Members of Brooklyn’s congressional delegation were watching the U.S. Supreme Court arguments over employer-funded contraception for women with great interest on Tuesday and two of the delegation’s female members spoke out on the controversy. … Full Article

Bay Ridge residents request better ventilation systems for local hookah lounges

Bay Ridge community board leaders are considering going door to door to neighborhood hookah lounges and asking owners to install better ventilation systems amid complaints about secondhand smoke. … Full Article

Council members invite constituents to vote on budget items

Five Brooklyn council members are giving their constituents a chance to have a say in how their tax dollars are spent – including deciding which projects will get city funding – as part of the city’s 2014 participatory budgeting process. … Full Article

Report: De Blasio chooses Sandy rebuilding head

Mayor Bill de Blasio has chosen Amy Peterson to lead New York City's sluggish Superstorm Sandy rebuilding efforts. … Full Article

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