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Assemblyman Boyland charged with mail fraud

Brownsville
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?

East New York
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

East Flatbush
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
 

2nd Brooklyn Judge Clears Stop-and-Frisk Protestors

Brownsville
In November 2011, many Brooklyn residents came out to protest the controversial stop-and-frisk policy of the New York Police Department. … Full Article
 

3 cops hurt, 50 arrested, as anti-police rioters storm East Flatbush

East Flatbush
For a third straight day, violent anti-police demonstrators gathered in East Flatbush Wednesday. … Full Article
 

Ed panel votes to close 22 more NYC schools

East New York
The Mayor’s Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) voted to phase out or close 22 schools – 8 in Brooklyn -- at a raucous meeting at Brooklyn Tech High School Monday night.  … Full Article
 

Republican Chairman Priebus in Brooklyn Monday for African-American ‘listening tour’

East New York
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is set to appear in Brooklyn on Monday as part of the RNC’s “engagement and listening session with African American business, political and governmental leaders." … Full Article
 

Case of dogs set on fire in Brooklyn raises concerns about animal cruelty

Canarsie
Authorities say they are looking for the suspects who set three puppies and a dog on fire. … Full Article
 

Top cop at 70th Precinct earns promotion

East Flatbush
Eric Rodriguez, the commanding officer of the 70th Police Precinct, now has a shorter, but more prestigious title. The veteran cop, who formerly commanded the 68th Precinct in Bay Ridge, has been promoted from deputy inspector to inspector by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. … Full Article
 

DISGUSTING: 4 dogs set on fire in Canarsie

Canarsie
Authorities are looking for the suspects who set four puppies and a dog on fire. The dead animals were found in a bag on 91st Street near Ditmas Avenue in Canarsie area near a beverage distribution warehouse. The ASPCA says the dogs were pit bulls or pit bull mixes. … Full Article
 

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