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Brooklyn’s largest menorah lit at Grand Army Plaza, marking start of Hanukkah

Brooklyn’s largest menorah lit at Grand Army Plaza, marking start of Hanukkah

Hundreds of people gathered at Grand Army Plaza on Tuesday to witness the lighting of Brooklyn’s largest menorah, standing at 32 feet tall. … Full Article
 

Flatbush man gets 15 years to life for crushing father of three under his own truck

A Flatbush man who tried to rob a 63-year-old business owner’s truck for drug money and then dragged his body underneath it had to endure the tear-filled expressions of his victim’s family before he was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison on Wednesday. … Full Article
 

Man accused of gunning down stranger near Barclays Center pleads not guilty

A 45-year-old man pleaded not guilty to murder charges at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday for allegedly gunning down an innocent pedestrian blocks away from the Barclays Center.

Matthew Passaro appeared before Supreme Court Justice Neil … Full Article
 

Brooklyn ADA wins kudos from ASPCA

As part of her job, Karen Turner, an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, prosecutes cases against defendants charged with cruelty to animals. … Full Article
 

DOT: BQE rehab must be completed by 2026 or trucks could be diverted through residential streets

At a meeting hosted by the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) Monday night, concerned Brooklyn residents heard new information about the timeline of the massive Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) rehabilitation project. … Full Article
 

Brookland Capital wants to remove Tiffany windows from St. Luke's Church; Landmarks Preservation Commission says not so fast

The fate of stained-glass windows designed by famous artist Louis Comfort Tiffany is hanging in the balance.  … Full Article
 

Sunset Park immigration center gets restitution after employees cheated clients

About a month and a half before the 2016 presidential election, the Brooklyn DA’s Office announced the indictment of a mother and daughter accused of cheating clients and embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from a Sunset Park immigration center. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn lawmakers take part in council speaker forum

Two Brooklyn lawmakers in the running to become the next City Council speaker were among the candidates taking part in a forum at Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, where they were peppered with questions on a variety of topics. … Full Article
 

State Sen. Brian Kavanagh: ‘Brooklyn will not be lost in the shuffle’

The Brooklyn waterfront’s new state Senator Brian Kavanagh wants residents of the 26th District Senate seat formerly held by Daniel Squadron to know that “Brooklyn will not be lost in the shuffle.” … Full Article
 

De Blasio coming to Windsor Terrace for town hall

Residents of Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park will get the chance to meet Mayor Bill de Blasio face to face and ask him anything they wish when he visits their area for a town hall this week. … Full Article
 

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