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FEDS CORNER ANOTHER BROOKLYN POL: John Sampson surrenders

A once-powerful Brooklyn state senator was arrested today in a widening corruption scandal that has resulted in criminal charges against other lawmakers and turned some into wire-wearing informants. … Full Article
 

Jeffries: NY flood problems need NY solutions

Rather than treating Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island as generic disaster sites, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), when examining areas that have been devastated by Superstorm Sandy, should look for “New York solutions to New York problems.”  … Full Article
 

NYPD officer, son dead in apparent East Flatbush double murder-suicide

A New York City police officer shot her 1-year-old son, the baby's father and then herself in an apparent double murder-suicide at her Flatbush home Monday morning, police said. … Full Article
 

Effort underway to landmark Jackie Robinson house

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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
 

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