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John Jay student left dead in wake of Brownsville gang shootings

Nine alleged Brownsville gang members, one as young as 15, were variously charged with conspiracy to commit murder in multiple shootings that left an innocent 22-year-old John Jay student dead and 13 others injured, officials announced Tuesday. … Full Article
 

Lawyers and local pol call for faster police reform to stop deaths of mentally ill

The family of a mentally ill East Flatbush man who was gunned down by police last month stood alongside lawyers and a member of City Council on Thursday and demanded NYPD speed up its reform efforts in dealing with mentally ill persons. … Full Article
 

Developers plan 6-story building next to Halsey St. subway

Developers are planning to construct a six-story residential and commercial building next to the Halsey Street subway station in Ocean Hill-Brownsville that will boast amenities such as two lounges for residents, a children’s playroom and parking spaces for bikes. … Full Article
 

Haitian immigrant gets nine years for robbing Mill Basin pharmacy, expects deportation

A 24-year-old Haitian immigrant was sentenced to nine years in prison Friday and is expected to be deported for his role in the robbery of a pharmacy on Avenue U in Mill Basin. … Full Article
 
 

Hasta la vista, Lady: Our Lady of Loreto statue removed from Brownsville church

Madonna mia.

The statue is gone.

It stood in front of Our Lady of Loreto, a historic Catholic church in the Ocean Hill section of Brownsville.  … Full Article
 

Two East New York men indicted for sex trafficking of Philadelphia teen

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that two East New York men have been variously charged in a 39-count indictment with sex trafficking, promoting prostitution, rape, and other charges for allegedly sex trafficking an 18-year-old girl and promoting the prostitut … Full Article
 

'Turn yourself in,' Brooklyn pols urge cowardly hit-and-run drivers

In a somber gathering in Greenpoint on Tuesday at the site of one of last weekend's two brutal hit-and-run deaths in Brooklyn, Councilmembers Ydanis Rodriguez, Stephen Levin and Mark Treyger called for the two cowardly drivers to turn themselves in — before the police get to them.   … Full Article
 

Widow’s lover gets 15 to life for arranging murder of husband

The man who attempted to murder his girlfriend’s husband and then hired another man to finish the deed was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison on Friday. … Full Article
 

Trial date set for Brownsville man who nearly burned baby to death in bathtub

A Brownsville man who allegedly held his 9-month-old son in scalding hot water until pieces of the child’s skin fell off, will be back in front of a judge in August.

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