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Southern Brooklyn to join worldwide commemoration of Holocaust victims

On April 27, residents of southern Brooklyn will join the rest of the world in commemorating the loss of millions of victims of the Holocaust. … Full Article
 

Gentile honors boxing coach cited by Obama

A Bath Beach boxing coach who works with at-risk young people and was cited by President Barack Obama for his work has won another accolade – this time from the New York City Council. … Full Article
 

Former All-Star Red Sox shortstop Rico Petrocelli: “blessed” to have grown up in Brooklyn

Brookyn native and famous former Boston Red Sox All-Star shortstop Rico Petrocelli was born in Coney Island Hospital just off Ocean Parkway near Coney Island Avenue in 1943. Petrocelli is the youngest of seven children whose family lived near the hospital on West 3rd Street. … Full Article
 

Stringer announces NYC's Sandy Oversight Unit

On Thursday, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer announced the formation of a Sandy Oversight Unit which will draw upon the Comptroller’s Audit, Contracts, Budget and Policy Units to hold government accountable in the rebuilding of New York City from Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article
 

Treyger to MTA: Protect subway riders from Metrocard skimmers

After a skimming device was discovered in a MetroCard vending machine in the Columbus Circle subway station, Councilman Mark Treyger renewed his call to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to take steps to safeguard all of the machines to protect straphangers from identity theft. … Full Article
 

DA Kenneth P. Thompson announces felony murder indictment related to the death of NYPD officer Dennis Guerra

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced the indictment of Marcell Dockery, 16, for a top count of felony murder for allegedly setting a fire that resulted in the death of NYPD Officer Dennis Guerra. … Full Article
 

Coney Island amusement rides open for the summer

The Coney Island amusement park opened Sunday for another season — with a 1920s wooden roller-coaster and a new, steel one ready to roll at breakneck speeds. … Full Article
 

Housing director tours Coney Island to assess post-Sandy rebuild

Councilman Mark Treyger played the role of tour guide, showing a newly appointed city official the sites of Coney Island on Monday. But it wasn’t a bid to boost tourism. … Full Article
 

Police officer caught in Coney Island fire dies

Police Officer Dennis Guerra, 38, one of two NYPD officers overcome by smoke at a fire on Sunday in a Coney Island housing project, died at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday morning at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx. … Full Article
 

Italian-American pols offer college scholarships

College-bound high school students are being urged by Brooklyn state legislators to apply for college scholarships being offered by a group of lawmakers. … Full Article
 

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