Ditmas Park Teacher Cleared of Sex Abuse

Editor's note: This story first appeared at in collaboration with Brooklyn News Service. By LISA FLAUGH A former teacher at a Ditmas Park elementary school was found not guilty on…

City Jails Struggle to House Young Inmates

  By SHANECE McGREGOR In December 2014, Punitive segregation, also referred to as solitary confinement, was  abolished for adolescent inmates ages 16 to 17, in the New York City jails.…

Feds, Apple battle in Brooklyn court

By ALEXANDRA SEMENOVA The legal battle between national security interests and personal privacy escalated last Monday after the Justice Department appealed a Brooklyn federal court ruling that prosecutors do not…

Feds: keep the lid on Shkreli evidence

By ALEXANDRA SEMENOVA Federal prosecutors say that former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli is trying to use a civil suit the government filed against him to get a peek at the…

Council: Give Pell grants to inmates

By DAWN ELIGIO The City Council Committee on Higher Education voted Monday in favor of a measure to support President Barack Obama's Second Chance Pell Pilot Program to help prison…