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Leaders of Brownsville-based gang convicted of racketeering, murder

This past Thursday, following approximately eight weeks of trial, a federal jury in Brooklyn returned guilty verdicts against Paul Rivera and Michael Garrett on charges of racketeering, murder, sex trafficking, narcotics trafficking, money laundering and witness tampering. … Full Article
 

Asian-American community applauds mayor on Lunar New Year school closing

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to have New York’s public schools observe the Lunar New Year holiday is a sign of the growing political clout of the city’s Asian-American community, according to political observers, who noted that the mayor’s decision came after intense pressure from advoca … Full Article
 

Brooklyn pols join fight for Lunar New Year school holiday

With the growth of the Asian-American population in New York City over the past several years, the school system has seen a sharp rise in the number of Asian-American students, according to Southwest Brooklyn elected officials and political leaders, who said Asians now account for 15 percent of t … Full Article
 

City names Gravesend corner in memory of teen program founder

A Gravesend woman who founded a program for teenagers at her local church and served as a mentor to hundreds of neighborhood young people over the years was posthumously honored by New York City which officially dedicated a new street sign in her name. … Full Article
 

A prehistoric resident survives in Brooklyn

Early each summer, the sands of Plumb Beach, in South Brooklyn, become scattered with lovers. At high tide, you can find them clutching one another in passionate embrace where the gentle waves of Jamaica Bay lap the sand. … Full Article
 

Learning Leaders group promotes parental involvement

The key to a successful student is to have a parent who is fully involved in the child’s education according to Learning Leaders, a non-profit organization that seeks to get moms and dads engaged in what goes on in the classroom. … Full Article
 

Cops kill man suspected in ex's slaying outside NY casino

The hunt for a man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend outside a casino ended Tuesday morning with police killing him in an elementary school parking lot. … Full Article
 
New Brookdale Family Care Center Opens In Brooklyn

VIDEO: Brookdale Hospital opens new Family Care Center in East New York

The oldest living person in New York joined in celebrating the opening of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center’s new Family Care Center in East New York. … Full Article
 

Marine Park student wins Television Foundation Award

Aleksandr Rikhterman was the toast of Tinseltown during his recent stay in Los Angeles. … Full Article
 

Dispute outside East Flatbush church leaves 2 fatally shot, 4 injured

A long-running feud between two men ended in bloodshed when a gunfight broke out at a funeral in Brooklyn, leaving one of them dead, police said Tuesday … Full Article
 

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