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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Going to pot

Reefer badness: DA’s progressive pot policy falls short, activists claim

Leaves of Grass: The district attorney’s office continues to prosecute the majority of low-level weed-possession cases despite its pledge to stop trying petty pot disputes in 2014, and most defendants are people of color, according to a public defender who called the so-called progressive policy a failure. Comment
Leaves of Grass: This musical debuting tomorrow will be — hold on. Are you a cop? Comment

Joint sessions: Other events for 420 day

Leaves of Grass: Weed all about it! Comments (1)

March sadness: Tenants honor W’burg building employee who died amid his favorite NCAA tourney

Williamsburg: A sports-obsessed worker at a Williamsburg apartment complex who regularly took part in fantasy leagues and pools with other staff and tenants claimed his first victory when he won the group’s college-basketball contest earlier this month — roughly two weeks after he died. Comment
Theater: One night in Park Slope makes a rough show better! Comment
Page 1: If you’ve ever walked into the home of a loyal reader, chances are you’ve admired his or her stacks of past issues of the Paper, its news-packed pages yellowed just so. That’s because the Paper’s paper shows the passage of time as real newsprint should. It doesn’t feign the appearance of youth like other, glossier products. The Paper visibily wears its age like a badge of honor that, at a glace, reminds people of where it has been and what it has seen over its decades on the job. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

►Audio

On BPR: ‘Comedians You Should Know’ David Drake and Mike Lebovitz tell us why they love quality content

Greenpoint: Just like that found on BrooklynPaper.com, and at their show every Wednesday night! Comment

Good looking out: Cops arrest would-be robber in Bklyn Heights after local tips them off

Brooklyn Heights: Police cuffed a man who tried to rob a Court Street bubble-tea shop using a fake firearm on Monday after a good Samaritan reported the suspect to a Brooklyn Heights patrolman, authorities said. Comment

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

‘Wood’ working! Brooklyn Paper cited for best headlines in state

Photo Galleries: Your friendly neighborhood editors at The Brooklyn Paper took home the most attention-grabbing award at this year’s New York Press Association conference in Albany. Comments (2)
Changing Brooklyn: A group of local gardeners turned their proverbial pitchforks toward a developer after the builder ditched a meeting about how a massive skyscraper in its planned Boerum Hill megadevelopment will reduce the amount of sunlight their growing patch receives. Comments (16)
Park Slope: A Windsor Terrace man burned himself to death early Saturday morning in Prospect Park, leaving behind charred remains that horrified passersby who started the weekend with a stroll in the green space. Comments (4)
Health: These runners are on track for a second national championship. Comment

Preserving youth: Local health-insurance firm and Bed-Stuy hospital stage medical fair for teens

Health: Leaders at a Bedford-Stuyvesant hospital and a local health-insurance provider are inviting teenagers to an information-packed fair on April 21 where they can receive medical tips and advice geared towards their young-adult years. Comment

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