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State Approval of LICH/SUNY Merger May Come Tomorrow

The long pending merger of Long Island College Hospital into SUNY Downstate Medical Center may be closer to consummation, as the State is expected to announce approval of the deal tomorrow. Wall Street Journal: State officials are expected to announce Thursday that SUNY Downstate Medical Center will take over the financially ailing Long Island College […]

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Park Progress Special: Pier 1 to Open Monday

It’s been sitting there–trees, grass, pathways, a pond, and, especially, those gorgeous steps custom-made for lounging and enjoying the view–beckoning to us from the Promenade or the Brooklyn Bridge. At last, word has come that our longing is to be requited. The Pier 1 portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park will be open to the public […]

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Smokey & the Governor rock Cadman Plaza

BHB video by C. Scales This morning several thousand recovering alcoholics and drug addicts and their family, friends and supporters marched across the Brooklyn Bridge and gathered on Cadman Plaza’s Astroturf for this year’s A&E Network Recovery Rally. Smokey Robinson and his band entertained the crowd, opening with his 1965 hit “Going to A Go […]

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Paterson Announces State Grant Saving LICH In-school Clinics

We previously reported the planned closure by Long Island College Hospital of four in-school clinics that serve students in six schools located in the downtown Brooklyn area. Today, Governor Paterson announced a state grant that will enable LICH to keep these clinics open during the coming school year. Brooklyn Daily Eagle These clinics — at […]

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