City Awards $17 Million to Wrongfully Imprisoned Brothers

Jan 13, 15 City Awards $17 Million to Wrongfully Imprisoned Brothers

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Robert Hill, Alvena Jennette and Darryl Austin, all half-brothers, will receive $17 million as compensation for spending 60 years in prison between the three men. Their convictions for murder, all made during the crime-laden 1980s, were overturned in May by State Supreme Court Justice Neil J. Firetog. All three cases involved the...

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Angry Police Issuing Tickets and Making Arrests at Reduced Rate

Jan 04, 15 Angry Police Issuing Tickets and Making Arrests at Reduced Rate

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The issuance of summonses and certain types of arrests have drastically fallen in the aftermath of the assassination of officers Ramos and Liu last week. Only one ticket was given in the two precincts most affected by the murders, for a quality of life infraction. That ticket was issued in the 84th precinct, the district where the...

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YouthBuild, USA Helps Send Kids to College

Dec 10, 14 YouthBuild, USA Helps Send Kids to College

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In early December of last year the founder of Youthbuild USA, Dorothy Stoneman, met with President and Michelle Obama, Vice President Biden and hundreds of leaders in higher education. They came together to announce new initiatives designed to support more students to prepare for and graduate from college. YouthBuild USA is a...

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Former US Poet Laureate Mark Strand Dead at 80

Dec 01, 14 Former US Poet Laureate Mark Strand Dead at 80

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The US Academy of Poets announced on Twitter the death of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mark Strand. He died in the Brooklyn home of his daughter at the age of 80. Strand had served on the academy’s board of chancellors, and received the Pulitzer Prize of poetry in 1999. The prize was awarded for his collection of poems in a book...

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American King of the NBA and the British Royals to Rendezvous in Brooklyn

Nov 17, 14 American King of the NBA and the British Royals to Rendezvous in Brooklyn

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tsaiproject tsaiproject The British are coming…to Brooklyn next month. For the first time as a royal couple, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine (née Kate Middleton) will be visiting New York City. During their three-day visit on December 7-9 they are planning to catch a basketball game at Barclay’s Center, while... dsl anbieter | Fireplace cleaning Chicago

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Cargo Ship Hits Brooklyn Bridge

Nov 09, 14 Cargo Ship Hits Brooklyn Bridge

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A cargo ship heading south along the East River struck the underside of the Brooklyn Bridge on Friday night, said the Coast Guard. Ali Flockerzi, spokeswoman for the Coast Guard, said that the “Rainbow Quest” left the Brooklyn Navy Yard at about 10:30pm, heading out to sea. At about 11:00pm the mast of the ship struck the bottom of...

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