Parker urges New York to re-think energy consumption

The last 10 years have seen the five hottest summers on record, according to state Sen. Kevin Parker, who said that while Mother Nature is wreaking havoc, mankind is going to have to start taking decisive action. … Full Article

Study: Bed-Stuy, Brownsville school districts have the highest percentage of homeless students

A new study shows that two Central Brooklyn school districts rank first and second in the borough on the most disheartening of lists: Percentages of homeless students. … Full Article

New school year, new school district superintendent in East New York

One of Brooklyn’s easternmost school districts is approaching the upcoming school year with new leadership, and new hope that past troubles are behind it. … Full Article

The Poor Get Richer: Brownsville Park is slated for a $30M makeover

Good times are ahead for Betsy Head — the long-neglected park that is the recreational heart of one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods is set to receive a $30 million rehab. … Full Article

Assemblymember Latrice Walker calls for a halt to Our Lady of Loreto demolition plan

Stop the wrecking ball. On Tuesday, state Assemblymember Latrice Walker called on Brooklyn's Catholic hierarchy to withdraw its demolition application for a historic church in the Ocean Hill section of Brownsville, Our Lady of Loreto. … Full Article

Catholic Charities moves forward with plans to demolish Our Lady of Loreto Church

The statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary that welcomes people to Our Lady of Loreto Roman Catholic Church in Ocean Hill bears a plaque reading “Semper Vivus.” The Latin phrase is translated as “Ever Alive.” However, the impending fate of this long-shuttered church bui … Full Article

Big rigs torched in East New York

Does arson abound, or is it just “horsin’ around?” … Full Article

Gravesend trash plant foes demand halt to construction

A 6-foot-long metal piece blew off the roof of a trash processing plant under construction in Gravesend, prompting renewed calls by local environmentalists for the city to bring the project to a halt. … Full Article

Friends raising funds to pay for Xaverian grad’s funeral

A tragedy in Gerritsen Beach has brought that community together, with friends and neighbors joining forces to raise money to pay for the funeral of a 17-year-old boy who was struck and killed while riding his bicycle. … Full Article

Brooklyn junkyard fire blackens sky over East Flatbush / Canarsie

The sky over East Flatbush / Canarsie filled with thick black smoke at roughly 5 p.m. Wednesday as a fire broke out in a junkyard at Preston Court to Ralph Ave., 1511 Preston Court, not far from King’s Highway. … Full Article


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