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Will Omicron – the New Coronavirus Variant of Concern – Be More Contagious Than Delta? A Virus Evolution Expert Explains What Researchers Know and What They Don’t

By: Suresh V. Kuchipudi, Penn State A new variant named omicron (B.1.1.529) was reported by researchers in South Africa on Nov. 24, 2021, and designated a “variant of concern” by the World Health Organization two days later. Omicron is very unusual in that it is by far the most heavily mutated variant yet of SARS-CoV-2, […]

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Brooklyn Nutcracker Takes the Stage at Kings Theatre

The Brooklyn way is also best, and that goes for theater productions including the classical story of the Nutcracker. Next week, The Brooklyn Nutcracker will transform the story’s familiar characters and scenes to represent the diverse traditions and vibrant culture of the borough at Kings Theatre. Unlike the traditional performance, the Brooklyn version celebrates ballet, and also includes hip […]

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‘I Want Justice For Him:’ Father Of Zayid Muthana, Bodega Owners Call For Protection After 18-Year-Old Shot At Family Store In Brooklyn

An 18-year-old was shot in cold blood while trying to make a living. On Wednesday, the father of the Brooklyn teenager gunned down inside his family’s bodega spoke out. Zayid Muthana is fighting for his life, as police search for the man who shot him in the head, CBS2’s Jessica Moore reported. New surveillance video shows the […]

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Video From Brooklyn Bodega Shows Teen Worker’s Shooting

Surveillance video shows the moment a would-be shoplifter shot a teenager working in his family’s Brooklyn bodega over the weekend. The 18-year-old victim, identified by friends as Zayid Muthana, is still listed in critical but stable condition after he was shot in the back of the head during a struggle inside M&M Grocery Corp. in East Flatbush, […]

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Volunteer Opportunities in and Around Bushwick To Help Those in Need This Holiday Season

One of the best ways to support neighbors in need is to donate to your local community fridge. Community fridges can be easily located using the community fridges map. When donating, it is important to follow the rules of the community fridge. The following is a list of the community fridges in and around Bushwick. Be sure […]

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Trio of Teen Girls Wanted for Smacking Children in Anti-Semitic Brooklyn Hate Crime Spree

A trio of teen girls on an anti-Semitic hate crime spree in Brooklyn smacked around two small boys and a teenager, police said Tuesday. The hateful teens targeted strangers wearing traditional Orthodox clothing in Bedford-Stuyvesant, cops said. They first struck about 6 p.m. Friday when they confronted a 12-year-old boy walking his 3-year-old brother home […]

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James Harden Hosts Basketball Clinic in BK to Celebrate Nets and Adidas Partnership

More than 130 young people flocked to Bedford Union Armory on Monday to get tips and tricks from Nets star James Harden. The clinic was held in celebration of a new multiyear partnership between the Brooklyn Nets and Adidas that is centered around connecting with young people through basketball. The newly-named Brooklyn Nets Basketball Academy […]

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New Youth Scholarship Honors Legacy of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

A new scholarship honoring the birthday and legacy of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm will support young New Yorkers to have their voices heard. The Shirley Chisholm Cultural Institute’s Catalyst For Change Scholarship will award $1,000 to a young adult between the ages of 18 to 24 that should go towards amplifying their voice in politics, journalism or […]

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Brooklyn Has Spoken With New Ice Cream Flavor to Benefit Local Nonprofits

A new vanilla malted ice cream with chocolate cheesecake and rainbow cookies will be representing the borough and earning money for Brooklyn’s racial justice nonprofits. The flavor, dubbed Spread Love… the #BrooklynGives Way, was crowned the winner of a crowdsourcing campaign run by Brooklyn Community Foundation and Prospect Heights dessert spot, The Social, aimed at […]