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Brooklyn Supreme Court, Civil Term, reopens for jury trials

October 19 | Editorial Staff

Brooklyn Supreme Court, Civil Term, reopened for trials with many safety preparations Monday. The actual first trial in the state since COVID-19 closed the courts will be heard by State Supreme Court Justice Mark Partnow on Tuesday. Considered a “trial balloon” by the State’s Office of Court Administration, this Brooklyn reopening, in what is perhaps […]

Breonna Taylor grand jury decision spurs NYC protests

September 24 | Piper Hudspeth Blackburn Associated Press

Demonstrators gathered in Downtown Brooklyn Wednesday night to protest a Kentucky grand jury’s decision not to indict any police officers for the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. Chanting “Say her name, Breonna Taylor,” the crowd then started marching in the street, past onlookers and honking cars. They were accompanied by musicians, setting a steady drum […]

Brooklyn civic building to be named after Justice Ginsburg following two-year push by BP Adams

September 22 | Karen Matthews Associated Press

Following a two-year effort by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, New York City will celebrate the legacy of Brooklyn-born Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by naming the Brooklyn Municipal Building after her. Since 2018, Adams has led the push for the building to be named after Ginsburg. “All of us who looked up to her are […]

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