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[VIDEO] Boxer’s Father Void Filled by Coach

Jude Franklin, of Bedford-Stuyvesant, lost his father when he was 11 years old. Years later, Jude followed his father's legacy of boxing by practicing the sport himself. The 18-year-old boxer met his coach Elmo Serrano about three years ago. For Jude, Serrano filled the void of a father. Now, Serrano is helping Jude focus on his goal to become a better fighter and person in general. Jude's goal: to become a professional boxer and champion.


Vote This Week May Close a Brooklyn Hospital

State university trustees will vote this week on whether to close Long Island College Hospital despite protests from doctors and nurses that northern Brooklyn would lose an essential source of emergency care, officials of the Brooklyn hospital said. Dr. John Williams, president of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, which runs the Brooklyn hospital, said on Tuesday...