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Jefferson reloaded for another PSAL title run

The Thomas Jefferson Orange Wave has been to Madison Square Garden for the Public School Athletic League finals each of the last two years. Despite this season’s much younger, more inexperienced squad taking the court in East New York, they may have what it takes to get to MSG anyway. … Full Article
 

Colton increases his influence in Albany

If you’re a lawmaker looking to get a bill passed in the New York State Assembly, you’re going to have to get it past William Colton. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn pols speak out against racial disparity in murder cases

Brooklyn politicians held a press conference last week to bring awareness to and discuss solutions regarding amount of unsolved murder cases in Brooklyn and New York’s other outer boroughs. … Full Article
 

Judge says no to waste facility at Brooklyn park

There will be no compost waste processing facility in Brooklyn’s Spring Creek Park, Supreme Court Justice Bernard Graham ruled late last month -- at least not until the facility obtains approval from the New York State Legislature. … Full Article
 

Crime is down, but Brownsville doesn't feel it

Year-end boasts by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that New York is the safest big city in America can ring hollow in Brownsville, a Brooklyn neighborhood where the cycle of violence, silence and retribution feels entrenched and where crime seems immune to strategies that have brought record lows across  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn kids ‘PAL’ around with celebs at holiday party

Kids from Brownsville and other Brooklyn neighborhoods got to “PAL” around with celebrities like supermodel Carol Alt and “Boardwalk Empire” star Anthony Laciura at a recent holiday party hosted by the Police Athletic League. … Full Article
 

Courtroom outbursts during hearing for accused Brooklyn baby killer

The family members of a 16-month-old child who was shot to death in Brooklyn lashed out at the accused killer during a courtroom hearing last week. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn jury awards $250K in illegal stop-and-frisk case

A Brooklyn jury awarded a teenager $250,000 for damages incurred during an illegal stop and subsequent incarceration by the New York Police Department. … Full Article
 

Colton calls on MTA to put ‘positive controls’ on trains

As the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) continued its investigation into the Metro-North train derailment that killed four people, a Brooklyn lawmaker issued a call for “positive” changes in the brake mechanism of commuter trains. … Full Article
 

Red Cross gives Sandy-Related $100,000 grant to Children’s Health Fund

The American Red Cross has awarded a $100,000 grant to Children’s Health Fund to support mental health services for children and families affected by Superstorm Sandy in Brooklyn. … Full Article

 

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