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In wake of lethal Midwood fire, BP Adams calls for Brooklyn burn center

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced a borough-wide fire safety education campaign, following a fatal fire Saturday in Midwood that claimed the lives of seven siblings, aged five to 16, from the Sassoon family. … Full Article

World Trade Center stair climb will benefit wounded veterans

The first stair-climb race at One World Trade Center — the nation's tallest building — will raise money for military veterans struggling with combat-linked disabilities, two foundations formed after the 9/11 attacks announced Monday. … Full Article

Brooklyn hosts Amnesty International’s 50th Annual human rights conference

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) held its 50th Annual General Meeting, themed “From Moment to Movement,” at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge this past weekend. … Full Article

Monday March 23, Our World In Pictures

PENNSYLVANIA — Students Demonstrate Against Rape Culture: Students and others demonstrate on the Penn State campus in support of women on March 20 in State College. … Full Article

Amnesty International visits Brooklyn

Amnesty International is in Brooklyn this weekend for its 50th annual general meeting and it started with a march to the Brooklyn Bridge. … Full Article

Bodies of siblings killed in Midwood fire arrive in Israel

BEN GURION AIRPORT, Israel— The bodies of seven ultra-Orthodox Jewish siblings who died in the most fatal New York house fire in years arrived Monday in Israel for burial.
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Monday: Public’s chance to offer input on new Brooklyn Heights Library

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and Marvel Architects are holding a workshop at the Brooklyn Heights Library on Monday at 6:30 p.m. to allow library users to make suggestions about a new library that will replace the present branch, as part of a controversial redevelopment plan. … Full Article

Report: Crumbling NYC libraries need massive investment

New York City’s three library systems – Brooklyn, Queens and New York Public Libraries – released a joint report Friday morning describing a maintenance crisis threatening branches throughout the city. … Full Article

Clarke asks why no one helped McDonald’s attack victim

The attack on a 15-year-old girl in a Flatbush Avenue McDonald’s was bad enough, but what was also shocking was the lack of response to the brutal assault by people in the fast food restaurant, U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke said. … Full Article

Graffiti, pothole complaints keep Bay Ridge board busy

What’s on the minds of Bay Ridge residents these days? Community Board 10 officials can offer a clue based on the number of phone calls they receive from people complaining about quality of life issues. … Full Article

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