East New York

12-year-old Brooklyn boy missing, disappeared on the 4th of July

Shawn Martinez, age 12, disappeared on the Fourth of July in East New York, Brooklyn, and hasn’t been seen since. He was last seen on Wortman Avenue, according to the 75th Precinct. … Full Article

East New York elderly fight displacement

Almost 200 residents of East New York streamed into an underutilized New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) parking lot on Wednesday morning to celebrate the groundbreaking of Redwood Senior Living, a senior housing building that will hold 80 rental units. … Full Article

Thompson picks up endorsements from Latino leaders

Former city Comptroller Bill Thompson, who grew up in Brooklyn, has picked up endorsements in his quest to become New York’s next mayor from several of the borough's Latino elected officials and civic leaders. … Full Article

Efforts are in play to protect Brooklyn seniors

Federal and New York state authorities have reached a $1 million settlement with a Brooklyn agency that used untrained health aides to care for elderly and disabled clients.  … Full Article

Brownsville man arrested for promoting dog fighting

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes on Tuesday announced the indictment of Leslie Alexander, 39, of Boyland Street, for possessing seven pit bulls with the intent to use them in dog fighting.   … Full Article

Company admits dumping contaminated waste into sewers, must pay $2.8 million

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes on Friday announced that Jack Abel and Avi Abel, the father-and-son owners of Sepco Industries, Inc. … Full Article

NYPD: 10-year-old Canarsie boy grabs intruder's gun, fires

A 10-year-old Canarsie boy picked up a gun that was dropped by a would-be robber dressed as a delivery man and fired a shot, police said Tuesday. No injuries were reported. … Full Article

Two of Golden’s staff members running for council seats

Job seekers take note. There could be a couple of openings in state Sen. Marty Golden’s office, depending on the results of the election this November. … Full Article

Red Cross gives $1.25M grant to Brooklyn Community Foundation

The American Red Cross in Greater New York, in an outdoor ceremony at Borough Hall Plaza on Wednesday, presented a $1.25 million grant to the Brooklyn Community Founda … Full Article


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