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Crowds come out for Canarsie Memorial Day Parade despite the rain

The annual Canarsie Memorial Day Parade brought out a crowd of onlookers as police, civic groups, community leaders and elected officials marched along the boulevard.   … Full Article
 

East New York man gets 4 years after taxi driver found him passed out with gun

An East New York man with seven previous convictions was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday for possessing a stolen gun in a taxi cab after he crashed his car while intoxicated.  … Full Article
 

Building superintendent charged with stealing over $18,000 from 8 apartment-seekers

A Cypress Hills man was charged with grand larceny and scheme to defraud Wednesday after he allegedly stole more than $18,000 from eight people by posing as a building management employee. … Full Article
 

Marine Park author, 58, pens first novel

When Marine Park-native Debbie Burke first pitched her upcoming novel “Glissando: A Story of Love, Lust and Jazz” to a spreadsheet’s worth of publishers and literary agents, she was stunned to receive a positive response from one of them the very next day.  … Full Article
 

SKETCHES OF COURT: Plaintiff granted settlement for slip and fall at Starrett City

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Loren Baily-Schiffman listens as attorney Tanya Branch (standing), of the law firm Brody & Branch, conducts a cross-examination of the plaintiff in the premises liability trial Sylvia Charles v. Starrett City. … Full Article
 

Judge extends temporary restraining order halting demolition of Our Lady of Loreto

Don't touch that historic church. At a hearing Tuesday in state Supreme Court in Brooklyn, Justice Ellen Spodek extended a temporary restraining order that halts the demolition of Our Lady of Loreto in the Ocean Hill section of Brownsville.  … Full Article
 

Beloved Brownsville basketball legend busted for leading heroin ring

A 65-year-old former NCAA and “beloved” American Basketball Association (ABA) Brownsville basketball player allegedly ran a major heroin distribution ring that came crashing down on Wednesday after a nearly eight-month-long investigation, officials said. … Full Article
 

East New York man sentenced to 25 years to life for strangling ex-girlfriend

An East New York man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Monday for strangling his ex-girlfriend after a fight over child support. … Full Article
 

Our Lady of Loreto, shrouded and scaffolded but still standing

They've hung a funeral shroud on Our Lady of Loreto, but she's not dead yet.

Catholic officials have obtained demolition permits for the historic century-old church at 126 Sackman St. in the Ocean Hill section of Brownsville. … Full Article
 

Judge calls a temporary halt to the demolition of Our Lady of Loreto

Hands off that historic church building! A judge has called a temporary halt to the planned demolition of a century-old Ocean Hill-Brownsville church, Our Lady of Loreto. … Full Article
 

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