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NYPD rules out vandalism in Washington Cemetery

NYPD has concluded that a mishap in a predominantly Jewish cemetery in Borough Park in which more than three dozen headstones were found toppled over during the weekend was not an act of vandalism but the result of soil erosion and neglect. … Full Article
 

State Senate Independent Democratic Conference outlines religious freedom package

In the wake of a disturbing series of bomb threats lodged against Jewish community centers in New York that were similar to the threats called into centers at various locations across the U.S., members of the state Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) announced a new effort to c … Full Article
 

Curtis Sliwa helps Capano launch council campaign

With a boost from Guardian Angels founder and popular WABC radio personality Curtis Sliwa, Republican Bob Capano officially kicked off his City Council campaign with a fundraiser at the Bean Post, a pub in the heart of the Bay Ridge council district he hopes to represent. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Colonial Club addresses issue of domestic violence

While you are reading this first paragraph, more than 20 people have been physically abused in a domestic setting in the U.S. In the crowded conditions of New York City — and Brooklyn — this is actually intensified. … Full Article
 

Commodore Barry Club selects essay contest winners

The Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn, a group dedicated to raising public awareness of the heroism of Revolutionary War hero John Barry, has announced the winners of its student essay contest. … Full Article
 

Owl’s Head Park killer still at large

Jennifer Cohen’s killer is still out there somewhere, to the great frustration of the police who have not been able to make an arrest several months after the slaying. … Full Article
 

Parker wants New York to do more for domestic violence victims

Domestic violence brings with it a heavy cost in the U.S., according to state Sen. Kevin Parker, who said the toll exceeds an astounding $5.8 billion a year. … Full Article
 
 

Dyker Heights heart patient gets new lease on life

Henry Scarpati said he feels lucky to be alive. Back in November, Scarpati, 64, a lifelong resident of Dyker Heights, felt serious chest pains on his way to visit his mother. He’d had a heart attack ten years earlier and knew more than the average person about coronary artery disease. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn GOP hosts mayoral forum in Dyker Heights

The Brooklyn Republican Party and its executive committee sponsored a well-attended forum for the two currently leading mayoral candidates, the Rev. … Full Article
 

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