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Never on Saturday: Cops corral 'Shomer Shabbos' drug dealers

A Sheepshead Bay-based drug crew strictly observed the Jewish Sabbath each week while dealing oxycondone, heroin and other drugs in New York City, authorities said Tuesday in announcing charges against five men.  … Full Article
 

Sephardic community likes Lhota

Joe Lhota, who has been steadily on top of the polls in the Republican primary for mayor, has picked up support from the Sephardic Jewish community. … Full Article
 

City dedicates street corner in memory of Coney Island civic leader

Councilman Domenic Recchia hosted a ceremony marking the dedication of a Coney Island street corner in memory of a civic and political leader in the community. … Full Article
 

Markowitz endorses Treyger for City Council

Borough President Marty Markowitz might only have a few months left in office, but that isn’t stopping him from making his voice heard in local elections around Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

PAL brings ‘Christmas in Summertime’ to Coney Island

Christmas came more than four months early to a group of Coney Island kids, thanks to the Police Athletic League (PAL) and the Brooklyn Cyclones, who co-hosted a “holiday” party at MCU Ball Park on a recent Friday afternoon. … Full Article
 

Judges’ retirement age will be up to voters

This November election, New York voters will have an opportunity to decide whether or not state judges are allowed to remain on the bench past the age of 70. … Full Article
 

Beauty on the Boardwalk

If you’re walking down the Coney Island boardwalk at night or watching a Brooklyn Cyclones night game these days, this is what you’ll likely see when it gets dark. Coney’s landmark Parachute Jump was outfitted with lights in 2006, but Borough President Marty Markowitz was unhappy with the job. … Full Article
 

Nelson endorses Lisyanskiy for council seat next door

City Councilman Michael Nelson, who is term-limited and cannot run for re-election, has made an endorsement in a council race – not the contest in his district, but in a neighboring community. … Full Article
 

Child hurt at Coney Island's Deno's Wonder Wheel ride

A 5-year-old boy suffered lacerations to his left leg and head after falling off a kiddie ride at an amusement park in Brooklyn, police said Wednesday. … Full Article
 

Coney Island to host diversity day in response to defacing of Jackie Robinson statue

Last week, vandals defaced the statue of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese, located outside MCU Park in Coney Island with hateful words and symbols which have since been removed.  In light of these recent events, the Cyclones and Alliance for Coney Island will join together with community l … Full Article
 

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