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Esteemed writers to converse, launch books in Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill
When New York-based writer Therese Walsh began writing “The Moon Sisters: A Novel” (Crown Publishers; March 4, 2013), she was fascinated with telling the story of a young woman’s curious quest to carry out her deceased mother’s unfulfilled dream. … Full Article
 

Let the bidding begin: New Long Island College Hospital RFP launches on Wednesday

Cobble Hill
A new, revised Request for Proposals (RFP) for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Brooklyn was issued by the State University of New York (SUNY) and goes into effect on Wednesday. … Full Article
 

Mary Pat Thornton, former Brooklyn Heights Association president, elected to SCO board of directors

Brooklyn Heights
Mary Pat Thornton, a founder and partner of Putnam, Lovell & Thornton, Inc. and former president of the Brooklyn Heights Association, has been elected to SCO Family of Services’ Board of Directors. … Full Article
 

The Heights Players shake the winter doldrums with ‘As Bees in Honey Drown’

Brooklyn Heights
Nothing cures the winter doldrums better than a good comedy, and The Heights Players are ready to shake off winter with the madcap pace of Douglas Carter Beane’s sophisticated satire, “As Bees in Honey Drown.” … Full Article
 

DNA and criminal record ruled enough probable cause for Brooklyn man’s arrest

Crown Heights
A Brooklyn man who was arrested, charged and acquitted of burglary has been prevented from following through with his suit against the city for false arrest and malicious prosecution.  … Full Article
 

Scissura urges de Blasio to create small business ombudsman

Downtown
Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, called on the City Council Mayor Bill de Blasio to create a new post within the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs to help owners of mom and pop businesses. … Full Article
 
 

Interfaith Medical Center supporters rally in Brooklyn for Medicaid waiver funds

Bedford-Stuyvesant
Elected officials and Interfaith Medical Center advocates rallied on Monday in Bedford-Stuyvesant to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to use recently-approved Medicaid waiver funds to keep the threatened hospital open. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Boys & Girls Club receives book donations from local McDonald's owner

Navy Yard
On Friday, local McDonald’s Owner/Operator Elaine Diekmann was joined by Ronald McDonald at the Navy Yard Boys & Girls Club, where they donated 600 Happy Meal Books for children ages 6-9 who are learning how to read.  … Full Article
 

Wrongly incarcerated man and NYC reach settlement deal

Williamsburg
A Brooklyn man who spent more than 20 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit has agreed to a monetary settlement with the City of New York. New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer announced last week that David Ranta will receive a settlement amount of $6.4 million. … Full Article
 

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