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— 500 layoffs at LICH postponed after protests

— Dipping in the polls, Lhota attends Brooklyn Real Estate Board forum

— Public advocate to investigate allegations of DCA using “secret quota system”

— Town hall on student privacy contracts

— Democratic mayoral candidates square off at St. Francis College

— Families struggle with school bus strike

— D.A. Hynes asks for special prosecutor to investigate Lopez

— Mayor’s proposed soda ban hits a sour note in Southwest Brooklyn

— The sky was the limit at the 2012 Rising Stars Awards

— Helping immigrant business owners help themselves

— De Blasio holds Brooklyn Small Business Roundtable

— Brooklyn neighborhoods still on high alert