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Now families can bring their dogs to Brooklyn domestic violence shelter

Brooklyn Boro
Now Sparky can come to the shelter. Many domestic violence victims – up to half, depending on the study -- don’t flee from their abusive situations because they are afraid of what will happen to their pets. … Full Article

Grimm hosts Victorian Tea for 21st Century women

Bensonhurst
U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm turned into a waiter for an afternoon, pouring tea and offering scones on a tray to a group of highly accomplished women at a luncheon he hosted in their honor on Wednesday. … Full Article

84th Precinct officer saves life of 3-month-old

Brooklyn Boro
It was a typically cold day in early January when police officer Jeff Boardman and his partner received a call that there was an unconscious baby at the Bank of America on Fulton Street. Only two blocks away, he quickly raced to the scene. … Full Article

Progress seen on NYCHA repairs in East Brooklyn

East New York
Mary Smith had one problem, and then she had several. The heating in her living room at the Fiorentino Plaza Houses in East New York conked out about three years ago. Then her hot water went. She began hauling pots of hot water from the stove to her bathroom to bathe. … Full Article

Lecture Series: ‘The Affordable Care Act & What it Means for You’

The Dodge Y is teaming up with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, March 18, to host an educational lecture on the Affordable Care Act.  … Full Article

Fast-food protests shift focus to 'wage theft'

Organizers of the fast-food protests for higher wages on Tuesday shifted their attention to another issue affecting workers: practices they say amount to "wage theft." … Full Article

Black NYC firefighters announce $98M settlement

New York City
A black firefighters' group that had sued New York City, alleging discrimination, said Tuesday that minority fire department applicants will be eligible to receive back pay totaling $98 million. … Full Article

Bill de Blasio makes cameo on The Good Wife

Is an Emmy Award next for Bill de Blasio? The New York City mayor made a cameo as himself in Sunday night's episode of "The Good Wife," a political show set in Chicago. … Full Article

Dyker Heights woman organizes fundraiser for animal rescue charity

Dyker Heights
Sandy Irrera said she didn’t expect the onslaught of people who came to the fundraiser at La Bella Panini Restaurant on 13th Avenue that she organized to benefit No More Tears Rescue, a non-profit group that saves unwanted, unloved and mistreated dogs. … Full Article

Brooklyn courts celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Downtown
The music and pageantry of the NYS Courts Pipes & Drums Band and the NYS Courts Ceremonial Unit brought spectators out to watch as the 20th Annual Celts St. … Full Article

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