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When even JPMorgan Chase is forced to close its branch, how do small businesses manage to stay open?
01/27/2022
How small businesses in Brooklyn Heights learned to cope with Covid

When even JPMorgan Chase is forced to close its branch, how do small businesses manage to stay open?

Surviving Brooklyn Heights business owners have had to use every ounce of ingenuity and all their years of experience to hold on during the two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. When even an operation like JPMorgan Chase is forced to close its branch on Montague Street, how do small businesses manage....

The aid, contained in COVID-19 relief bills during both the Trump and Biden administrations, has helped the MTA stave of...
01/12/2022
New York to receive $6B chunk of federal aid for transit

The aid, contained in COVID-19 relief bills during both the Trump and Biden administrations, has helped the MTA stave off threatened service cutbacks, layoffs and fare hikes.
https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/01/12/new-york-to-receive-6b-chunk-of-federal-aid-for-transit/

New York City’s subways and commuter rails are getting a $6 billion chunk of federal COVID-19 relief funds. Sen. Chuck Schumer announced Wednesday the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has received the money as part of more than $14.5 billion in overall federal relief aid. The aid, contained i...

Parents who hesitate "are taking an enormous risk and continuing to fuel the pandemic." https://brooklyneagle.com/articl...
01/12/2022
Kids' low COVID-19 vaccination rates called a 'gut punch'

Parents who hesitate "are taking an enormous risk and continuing to fuel the pandemic."
https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/01/12/kids-low-covid-19-vaccination-rates-called-a-gut-punch/

Suspicion, misinformation, complacency and delays because of the holidays and bad weather have combined to produce alarmingly low COVID-19 vaccination rates in U.S. children ages 5 to 11, authorities say. As of Tuesday, just over 17% were fully vaccinated, more than two months after shots for the ag...

Buckingham Palace told The Associated Press that it would not comment on the "ongoing legal matter."https://brooklyneagl...
01/12/2022
Giuffre's Prince Andrew suit goes ahead despite Epstein deal

Buckingham Palace told The Associated Press that it would not comment on the "ongoing legal matter."
https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/01/12/giuffres-prince-andrew-suit-goes-ahead-despite-epstein-deal/

A judge has — for now — refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Britain’s Prince Andrew by an American woman who says he sexually abused her when she was 17. Stressing Wednesday that he wasn’t ruling on the truth of the allegations, U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan rejected an argument by An...

The Sharks will try to complete their first three-game winning streak of the season Saturday on Flatbush Avenue, where t...
01/12/2022
Sharks remain unbeaten in Brooklyn

The Sharks will try to complete their first three-game winning streak of the season Saturday on Flatbush Avenue, where they will host Central Connecticut State at 2 p.m.
https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/01/12/sharks-remain-unbeaten-in-brooklyn/

Apparently, home is where the heart is. And certainly where the wins are when it comes to the Long Island University men’s basketball team. Brooklyn is the only place the Sharks have managed to emerge victorious this year, going 0-9 on the road and a perfect 5-0 at the Steinberg Wellness Center fo...

"This is a 24/7/365 administration, working around the clock to make this city a safer and greater place to raise health...
01/12/2022
Eric Adams announces longtime aide Lewis-Martin as chief advisor

"This is a 24/7/365 administration, working around the clock to make this city a safer and greater place to raise healthy children and families, and leading a robust and equitable revival that lifts up every one of us."
https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/01/11/eric-adams-announces-longtime-aide-lewis-martin-as-chief-advisor/

Mayor Eric Adams this week appointed Chaplain Ingrid Lewis-Martin — one of his top aides both when he served as Brooklyn borough president and beforehand, when he was a state senator — as chief advisor to the mayor. In this role, she will be working in partnership with the first deputy mayor, th...

"The big change for New Yorkers is that if you test positive, you should no longer expect a call from your health depart...
01/12/2022
Local COVID contact tracing now optional in New York

"The big change for New Yorkers is that if you test positive, you should no longer expect a call from your health department."
https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/01/11/local-covid-contact-tracing-now-optional-in-new-york/

New York will no longer require local health departments to conduct contact tracing for people who test positive for COVID-19, state health officials said Tuesday. The shift will help public health staff across New York focus on testing and vaccination, Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said. “The ...

The grant, which was matched with $337,710 in local funds, is expected to help support businesses in creating nearly 1,0...
01/12/2022
Brooklyn Chamber appoints Caserta as director of recovery, secures $1.3M federal grant

The grant, which was matched with $337,710 in local funds, is expected to help support businesses in creating nearly 1,000 new jobs and retaining 2,000 existing jobs across the borough.
https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/01/11/brooklyn-chamber-appoints-caserta-as-director-of-recovery-secures-1-3m-federal-grant/

With Brooklyn’s 62,000 small businesses and entrepreneurs on the ropes again amid skyrocketing Omicron cases, ongoing worker shortages, rent debt crises and ballooning inflation, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has announced the appointment of a new executive director and $1.3 million in new fede...

STUDENT WALKOUT AT BROOKLYN TECH: Hundreds of students walked out of Brooklyn Technical High School in Fort Greene on Tu...
01/12/2022
Good Morning, Brooklyn: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

STUDENT WALKOUT AT BROOKLYN TECH: Hundreds of students walked out of Brooklyn Technical High School in Fort Greene on Tuesday to protest the continuation of in-person school during the Omicron wave.
https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/01/12/good-morning-brooklyn-wednesday-january-12-2022/

SNAFUS IN REDEEMING VACCINE INCENTIVE PRIZE CARDS: Thousands of New Yorkers have for weeks struggled to redeem their $100 vaccine incentive debit cards as the company that administers them says it is trying to resolve issues with sign-ups, according to a report published in The City. Around 7,000 co...

The offer was made in a letter to a judge filed jointly late Monday by the prosecutors and Maxwell’s attorneys in federa...
01/11/2022
Offer made to drop perjury charges in Ghislaine Maxwell case

The offer was made in a letter to a judge filed jointly late Monday by the prosecutors and Maxwell’s attorneys in federal court in Manhattan.
https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/01/11/offer-made-to-drop-perjury-charges-in-ghislaine-maxwell-case/

The U.S. government will agree to drop pending perjury charges against British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell if her sex trafficking case goes to sentencing later this year, prosecutors said. The offer was made in a letter to a judge filed jointly late Monday by the prosecutors and Maxwell’s attorney...

Schools in Massachusetts’ three largest cities — Boston, Worcester and Springfield — canceled classes, saying they did n...
01/11/2022
Some schools close as extreme cold grips US Northeast

Schools in Massachusetts’ three largest cities — Boston, Worcester and Springfield — canceled classes, saying they did not want children standing outside for extended periods of time waiting for buses.
https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/01/11/some-schools-close-as-extreme-cold-grips-us-northeast/

A mass of arctic air swept into the Northeast on Tuesday, bringing bone-chilling sub-zero temperatures and closing schools across the region for the second time in less than a week. Schools in Massachusetts’ three largest cities — Boston, Worcester and Springfield — canceled classes, saying th...

This much we do know: What New York had before was not a fair and just system.https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/01...
01/11/2022
The jury’s out on bail reform

This much we do know: What New York had before was not a fair and just system.
https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/01/11/the-jurys-out-on-bail-reform/

The good news is that we have more data on how New York’s criminal justice system is working in a new era of bail reform. The bad news is that it’s hardly enough to make informed decisions about whether to reform the reforms. Here’s an example: For every 100 defendants released in the first ye...

Kevin Durant scored 28 points and Kyrie Irving added 22 for Brooklyn, which was without superstar James Harden due a lef...
01/11/2022
Nets fall to Portland after long flight

Kevin Durant scored 28 points and Kyrie Irving added 22 for Brooklyn, which was without superstar James Harden due a left-knee hyperextension.
https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/01/11/nets-fall-to-portland-after-long-flight/

Steve Nash was noticeably baffled Sunday afternoon at Downtown’s Barclays Center when he was asked about the Nets’ quick turnaround following their thrilling overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs. “I can’t remember all the back-to-backs I ever played in, but I don’t remember any six-...

She died of respiratory failure not related to COVID-19, according to a representative.https://brooklyneagle.com/article...
01/11/2022
Marilyn Bergman, Brooklyn-born composer, dies at age 93

She died of respiratory failure not related to COVID-19, according to a representative.
https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/01/10/marilyn-bergman-brooklyn-born-composer-dies-at-age-93/

Marilyn Bergman, the Oscar-winning, Brooklyn-born lyricist who teamed with husband Alan Bergman on “The Way We Were,” “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?” and hundreds of other songs, died at her Los Angeles home Saturday. She was 93. She died of respiratory failure not related to COVID-19, ...

HELP FOR FIRE VICTIMS: The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, in partnership with Mayor Eric Adams and the City of N...
01/11/2022
Good Morning, Brooklyn: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

HELP FOR FIRE VICTIMS: The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, in partnership with Mayor Eric Adams and the City of New York, is raising money to support the victims of Sunday’s deadly fire in a Bronx apartment building.
https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/01/11/good-morning-brooklyn-tuesday-january-11-2022/

HELP FOR FIRE VICTIMS: The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, in partnership with Mayor Eric Adams and the City of New York, is raising money to support the victims of Sunday’s deadly fire in a Bronx apartment building. The Jan. 9 fire claimed the lives of more than a dozen of New Yorkers, [...

Unless a judge halts its implementation, New York City is the first major U.S. city to grant widespread municipal voting...
01/10/2022
Watershed moment in NYC: New law allows noncitizens to vote

Unless a judge halts its implementation, New York City is the first major U.S. city to grant widespread municipal voting rights to noncitizens.
https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/01/10/watershed-moment-in-nyc-new-law-allows-noncitizens-to-vote/

More than 800,000 noncitizens and “Dreamers” in New York City will have access to the ballot box — and could vote in municipal elections as early as next year — after Mayor Eric Adams allowed legislation to automatically become law Sunday. Opponents have vowed to challenge the new law, which...

COVID cases in U.S. children and teens nearly doubled in the last two weeks of December, totaling nearly 326,000 in the ...
01/10/2022
Omicron surge vexes parents of children too young for shots

COVID cases in U.S. children and teens nearly doubled in the last two weeks of December, totaling nearly 326,000 in the final week alone, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.
https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/01/09/omicron-surge-vexes-parents-of-children-too-young-for-shots/

Afternoons with Grammy. Birthday parties. Meeting other toddlers at the park. Parents of children too young to be vaccinated are facing difficult choices as an omicron variant-fueled surge in COVID-19 cases makes every encounter seem risky. For Maine business owner Erin Connolly, the most wrenching....

Hinds-Radix also conducted the mayor’s swearing-in ceremony at the Times Square New Year’s Celebration.https://brooklyne...
01/10/2022
Mayor Adams nominates Sylvia Hinds-Radix as corporation counsel

Hinds-Radix also conducted the mayor’s swearing-in ceremony at the Times Square New Year’s Celebration.
https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/01/07/mayor-adams-nominates-sylvia-hinds-radix-as-corporation-counsel/

Hon. Sylvia Hinds-Radix, an Appellate judge who has been active in, and well-respected by, the Brooklyn legal community for many years, has now been appointed by Mayor Eric Adams as the city’s new corporation counsel. Hinds-Radix will be the first Caribbean-born woman to serve as Corporation Couns...

"He is determined, he sets goals, and he has an ability to keep on top of everything in a regular and aggressive manner....
01/10/2022
Scissura, veteran Brooklyn executive, hailed in new role as head of EDC

"He is determined, he sets goals, and he has an ability to keep on top of everything in a regular and aggressive manner."
https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/01/07/scissura-veteran-brooklyn-executive-hailed-in-new-role-as-head-of-edc/

Congratulations poured in on Friday for Mayor Eric Adams’ appointment of lifelong Brooklyn resident Carlo Scissura as president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Scissura was appointed at the same time as Jessica Katz, named to a senior housing post, and Dan Garodnick, named t...

COVID-19 TESTING SITE ADDED IN BROOKLYN:  COVID-19 testing will be available at four new MTA subway station stops, inclu...
01/10/2022
Good Morning, Brooklyn: Monday, January 10, 2022

COVID-19 TESTING SITE ADDED IN BROOKLYN: COVID-19 testing will be available at four new MTA subway station stops, including one in Brooklyn.
https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/01/10/good-morning-brooklyn-monday-january-10-2022/

BACKHOE OPERATOR INDICTED FOR RECKLESS MANSLAUGHTER: The operator of a backhoe and his jobsite foreman have been indicted for reckless manslaughter and related charges in connection with the death of a 61-year-old Brooklyn woman, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez reports. The loader, which al...

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