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Barbados Festival Day is a hit in Canarsie

Saturday marked the Friends of Barbados DLP Association’s 15th annual Barbados Festival Day at Monroe Cohen Park at 108th Street and Seaview Avenue in Canarsie. … Full Article
 

Brownsville man released from prison 20 years after wrongful conviction

After a man spent 20 years in prison convicted of a Brownsville homicide, he walked out of court a free man Wednesday after the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office found his trial unfair, marking the 23rd conviction removed by the DA’s Office. … Full Article
 

Murderer gets 40 years after shooting a man 9 times in East Flatbush

A 23-year-old Crown Heights man was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison on Tuesday for killing a man in his East Flatbush apartment lobby after he left the victim’s body on the floor filled with nine bullet holes. … Full Article
 

Widow and killer-for-hire get life sentences for murdering husband

A woman who had her husband killed to collect health insurance money and the hired shooter got life sentences on Thursday as a full courtroom of the victim’s family sobbed and cheered from the audience.  … Full Article
 

FDNY gathers for funeral of Retired Firefighter William J. Gormley of Ladder 174

On Wednesday, more than 300 firefighters attended a funeral Mass for retired firefighter William John Gormley at St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church at 1550 Hendrickson St. in Flatlands.  … Full Article
 

Canarsie store owner pleads guilty to exchanging millions in food stamp benefits for cash

A Canarsie supermarket owner pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) by illegally exchanging over a million dollars of food stamp benefits for cash for over two years. … Full Article
 

Brownsville basketball star pleads not guilty to running heroin ring

A beloved former NCAA and American Basketball Association star accused of running a multimillion dollar heroin ring pleaded not guilty to 56 charges on Tuesday at Brooklyn Supreme Court.  … Full Article
 

Alleged heroin slinging Brownsville basketball player yet to be arraigned

A 65-year-old former American Basketball Association player from Brownsville who was busted for allegedly leading a multimillion dollar heroin ring, was not produced before the court Monday, putting his case off for the second time, until Tuesday. … Full Article
 
 

Judge decides to end temporary ban on Our Lady of Loreto's demolition

Our Lady of Loreto is in jeopardy once again. Justice Ellen Spodek of the state Supreme Court in Brooklyn has denied plaintiff and former parishioner Jillian Mulvihill's motion for a preliminary injunction to halt the demolition of the vacant historic church by Catholic officials. … Full Article
 

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