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Brooklyn pols speak out against racial disparity in murder cases

East Flatbush
Brooklyn politicians held a press conference last week to bring awareness to and discuss solutions regarding amount of unsolved murder cases in Brooklyn and New York’s other outer boroughs. … Full Article
 

Judge says no to waste facility at Brooklyn park

East New York
There will be no compost waste processing facility in Brooklyn’s Spring Creek Park, Supreme Court Justice Bernard Graham ruled late last month -- at least not until the facility obtains approval from the New York State Legislature. … Full Article
 

Crime is down, but Brownsville doesn't feel it

Brownsville
Year-end boasts by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that New York is the safest big city in America can ring hollow in Brownsville, a Brooklyn neighborhood where the cycle of violence, silence and retribution feels entrenched and where crime seems immune to strategies that have brought record lows across  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn kids ‘PAL’ around with celebs at holiday party

Brownsville
Kids from Brownsville and other Brooklyn neighborhoods got to “PAL” around with celebrities like supermodel Carol Alt and “Boardwalk Empire” star Anthony Laciura at a recent holiday party hosted by the Police Athletic League. … Full Article
 

Courtroom outbursts during hearing for accused Brooklyn baby killer

Brownsville
The family members of a 16-month-old child who was shot to death in Brooklyn lashed out at the accused killer during a courtroom hearing last week. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn jury awards $250K in illegal stop-and-frisk case

East Flatbush
A Brooklyn jury awarded a teenager $250,000 for damages incurred during an illegal stop and subsequent incarceration by the New York Police Department. … Full Article
 

Colton calls on MTA to put ‘positive controls’ on trains

Gravesend
As the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) continued its investigation into the Metro-North train derailment that killed four people, a Brooklyn lawmaker issued a call for “positive” changes in the brake mechanism of commuter trains. … Full Article
 

Red Cross gives Sandy-Related $100,000 grant to Children’s Health Fund

Gerritsen Beach

The American Red Cross has awarded a $100,000 grant to Children’s Health Fund to support mental health services for children and families affected by Superstorm Sandy in Brooklyn. … Full Article

 

Brooklyn native and longtime Hollywood director tells all in recent memoir

East New York
Despite his success as a Hollywood film and TV director, Brooklyn native Allen Baron came from humble beginnings. … Full Article
 

Jeffries to hold town hall on Sandy relief efforts

Bergen Beach
More than a year after Superstorm Sandy hit New York City, residents in shorefront communities are still struggling to recover. … Full Article
 

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