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Wrongful Convictions Vacated by Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson

Wrongful Convictions Vacated by Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson Updated

🕔17:10, 28.Jun 2014

By Mary Alice Miller The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office has vacated eight murder convictions of men who were imprisoned for crimes they said they did not commit. Six cases were vacated. In two cases two of the men were co-defendants.

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U.S. Man Crosses Atlantic Ocean by Rowboat on 4th Attempt

U.S. Man Crosses Atlantic Ocean by Rowboat on 4th Attempt Updated

🕔17:06, 28.Jun 2014

NEW YORK -Victor Mooney, 48, of Queens and The Spirit of Malabo,  a twenty-four-foot Brazilian custom-made ocean rowboat, has passed the longitude [59.29W], which marks the successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, this past Saturday morning. Mooney is expected to

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Rent Board Greenlights 1 Percent Rent Hike for Nearly a Million Tenants

Rent Board Greenlights 1 Percent Rent Hike for Nearly a Million Tenants Updated

🕔17:01, 28.Jun 2014

By Stephen Witt Diane John-Marie, a single mom and home health care aide from Crown Heights, stood in the line to get into the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) meeting Monday and commiserated about a possible one-year rent freeze on rent-stabilized

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Deadline Monday to enroll middle school students in summer program

🕔16:50, 28.Jun 2014

  By Stephen Witt With public schools letting out this week, the city is spreading the word to working families with middle school-aged children in Central Brooklyn that Monday, June 30 is the deadline to pre-enroll in its free, expanded

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The Williamsburg Effect: the Gentrification of Brooklyn Is Being Reflected in the Court System

🕔09:22, 23.Jun 2014

The Williamsburg Effect: the Gentrification of Brooklyn Is Being Reflected in the Court System By Nicole Akoukou Thompson   The “Williamsburg Effect” — the widespread gentrification of Brooklyn — is more detrimental than many realize. Brooklyn is known for its

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“Renaissance House” in the Vineyard Calling for Voices to Read Frederick Douglass’ Historic “Fourth of July”  Speech at Inkwell Beach

“Renaissance House” in the Vineyard Calling for Voices to Read Frederick Douglass’ Historic “Fourth of July” Speech at Inkwell Beach

🕔09:17, 23.Jun 2014

If you’re on Martha’s Vineyard this Fourth of July, become part of history when Renaissance House Writer’s Retreat in the Vineyard presents the annual open-air, public reading of  Frederick Douglass’ “What Does the Fourth of July Mean to a Negro?”

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News Briefs

🕔10:58, 6.Jun 2014

  Interfaith Medical Center Gets Clean Bill of Health   Interfaith Medical Center (IMC) this week emerged from bankruptcy after a federal court approved its restructuring proposal, ending a year-and-a-half battle that threatened its closure. “We are thankful for all

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Calls for FBI Assistance in East New York Manhunt  6-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Calls for FBI Assistance in East New York Manhunt 6-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto. Updated

🕔10:57, 6.Jun 2014

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Calls for FBI Assistance in East New York Manhunt  6-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto’s funeral will take place at St. Paul’s Community Baptist Church on Friday, June 6, 10am By Mary Alice Miller After a weekend of deadly

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A Lasting Brooklyn Moon

A Lasting Brooklyn Moon Updated

🕔09:08, 30.May 2014

  By Olivier Stephenson When Mike Thompson opened Brooklyn Moon Café, an intimate roughly 30-seat-capacity eatery in January 1995, the Fort Greene community where it’s located at 745 Fulton Street, was nothing close to what it looks like today.  

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