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Noted writers to challenge Chinese Gov’t at Brooklyn Public Library on Thursday

Prospect Heights
Noted American writers and artists will protest Beijing’s efforts to silence award-winning writer Ilham Tohti and other Chinese writers and artists on the plaza of Brooklyn Public Library on Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. … Full Article

Met Council distributes kosher food packages for Passover

Bensonhurst
Ahead of Passover, the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty is giving away 2.1 million pounds of kosher food to an estimated 50,000 families in New York who might otherwise not be able to afford to have a Seder. … Full Article

Police officer caught in Coney Island fire dies

Coney Island
Police Officer Dennis Guerra, 38, one of two NYPD officers overcome by smoke at a fire on Sunday in a Coney Island housing project, died at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday morning at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx. … Full Article

MTA mechanic paralyzed by deadly derailment suing for $100 million

A Metro-North Railroad mechanic says he was paralyzed in the deadly commuter train derailment in New York City and is suing for $100 million. Samuel Rivera of Ossining and his wife allege negligence by Metro-North and its parent agency. … Full Article

Brooklyn detective labeled a "rat" by other NYPD officers receives $280,000 from city

 A ex-NYPD detective who said his career was ruined because he was labeled a 'rat" by other officers will get $280,000 from the city. James Griffin filed a lawsuit in Brooklyn federal court in 2010 accusing the police department of violating his First Amendment rights. … Full Article

It’s official: B37 bus back in service starting June 29

Bay Ridge
The B37 bus is coming back! The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) confirmed to the Brooklyn Eagle on Tuesday that the shuttered bus line, which was eliminated in a cost-cutting measure in 2010, will be back in service starting June 29. … Full Article

Green roof to take root at Barclays Center

Atlantic Yards
The logo-inscribed roof of Barclays Center in Brooklyn will soon be covered in green. … Full Article

NYPD graduates six officers and their K9 partners in transit crime unit

The New York City Police Department held a graduation ceremony today in Queens for the newest four-legged members of its Transit Canine team.  The six new dogs and their police officer partners completed a highly comprehensive explosive detection training program enhancing the Department's abilit … Full Article

Al Sharpton says report of FBI cooperation in a mafia spying case is not new

The Rev. Al Sharpton admitted on Tuesday that he helped the FBI investigate New York Mafia figures in the 1980s, but he called it old news and insisted he was more a victim than an informant. … Full Article

Feds: Engineer in horrific NYC train derailment had sleep disorder

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.— The engineer on a New York commuter train that derailed at high speed last year, killing four people, had a serious sleep disorder that interrupted his rest dozens of times each night, federal investigators disclosed Monday. … Full Article

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