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With bill blocked unaccountably, heavy waste processing in poor Brooklyn still unabated

“Waste equity” legislation, designed to relieve the trash processing burden in north Brooklyn, south Bronx and southeast Queens, died on Monday after one of its many co-sponsors, Queens Councilmember Daneek Miller, unexpectedly blocked it before it could reach a City Council vote. … Full Article
 

Santa Claus comes to Interfaith Medical Center

Santa Claus took time out from his busy schedule to come down from the North Pole to visit with children at Interfaith Medical Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant and it proved to be a memorable day. … Full Article
 

Children’s author visit inspires creativity in Clinton Hill students

Children’s author and illustrator Javaka Steptoe visited P.S. 56 in Clinton Hill to share his latest book “Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat” with the school community. … Full Article
 

Crown Heights shooter convicted second time for murder of innocent bystander

A killer who left an innocent bystander bleeding out on Eastern Parkway roughly 10 years ago was convicted of second-degree murder in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Friday after his first conviction was overturned in 2015, according to court officials. … Full Article
 

Legal group adds to list of Brooklyn priests named in child abuse cases

A report sent to media outlets by an attorney group on Thursday details abuse allegations against 65 priests at the Brooklyn Diocese, including eight priests who have never been publicly identified as abusers. … Full Article
 

Schumer asks feds to hire priest for Brooklyn jail

The Metropolitan Detention Center does not have a full-time priest on duty, according to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, who is pushing the Federal Bureau of Prisons to assign a Catholic clergy member to the Sunset Park jail. … Full Article
 

Gang member who allegedly killed two Brooklyn moms in crossfire pleads not guilty

One of two alleged gang members who are accused with killing a pair of Brooklyn mothers pleaded not guilty on Thursday to murder charges in Kings County Supreme Court. … Full Article
 

Domino Sugar Factory memorialized in photographic book ‘Brooklyn’s Sweet Ruin’

When it was rebuilt in 1883, the Domino Sugar Refinery was the largest in the world. … Full Article
 
Brooklyn’s largest menorah lit at Grand Army Plaza, marking start of Hanukkah

Brooklyn’s largest menorah lit at Grand Army Plaza, marking start of Hanukkah

Hundreds of people gathered at Grand Army Plaza on Tuesday to witness the lighting of Brooklyn’s largest menorah, standing at 32 feet tall. … Full Article
 

Flatbush man gets 15 years to life for crushing father of three under his own truck

A Flatbush man who tried to rob a 63-year-old business owner’s truck for drug money and then dragged his body underneath it had to endure the tear-filled expressions of his victim’s family before he was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison on Wednesday. … Full Article
 

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