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Effort underway to landmark Jackie Robinson house

East Flatbush
Thursday, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams joined community members in East Flatbush to proclaim his effort to get New York City landmark status for 5224 Tilden Avenue, better known to the public as the Jackie Robinson House. … Full Article
 

Jackie Robinson's daughter excited about film

East Flatbush
STAMFORD, Conn. — Jackie Robinson's daughter says she and her family are excited about a new movie about her father, who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. … Full Article
 

Sandy insurance claims seminars for Brooklyn residents, business owners

Gerritsen Beach
Brooklyn residents and business owners who have questions or need assistance with insurance claims related to Hurricane Sandy are invited to a free seminar in Gerritsen Beach.   … Full Article
 

Knipel says politics, community service go together

East Flatbush
Don’t ever tell Lori Knipel that something she strongly believes in isn’t going to happen. She’ll make it happen. Take the 2004 Democratic National Convention, for instance. … Full Article
 

Assemblyman Boyland charged with mail fraud

Brownsville
Monday, Loretta E. Lynch, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and George Venizelos, assistant director in charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), New York Field Office, announced charges of mail fraud against New York State Assemblyman William F. Boyland Jr. … Full Article
 

When is art vandalism? When is vandalism art?

East New York
The colors enamor some as they take the subway to and from work. For others it is an eyesore that defaces building and brings down property value. It is graffiti.   … Full Article
 

Mom of East Flatbush teen shot by police wonders why was he killed

East Flatbush
Carol Gray, her head wrapped in a black scarf and her tearful eyes concealed by sunglasses, held up a photograph of her 16-year-old son, who was shot and killed by police. … Full Article
 

2nd Brooklyn Judge Clears Stop-and-Frisk Protestors

Brownsville
In November 2011, many Brooklyn residents came out to protest the controversial stop-and-frisk policy of the New York Police Department. … Full Article
 

3 cops hurt, 50 arrested, as anti-police rioters storm East Flatbush

East Flatbush
For a third straight day, violent anti-police demonstrators gathered in East Flatbush Wednesday. … Full Article
 

Ed panel votes to close 22 more NYC schools

East New York
The Mayor’s Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) voted to phase out or close 22 schools – 8 in Brooklyn -- at a raucous meeting at Brooklyn Tech High School Monday night.  … Full Article
 

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