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Western Beef adding $50K to reward for East New York stabbing suspect

The hunt for the stabbing suspect of two children in East New York is on.

Wednesday morning, Borough President Eric Adams announced that Western Beef will add $50,000 to the $5,000 award for any leads leading to the apprehension of the suspect. The announcement was made in front of the Boulevard Houses, where the stabbings occurred.


Brooklyn immigrants fueling a US boom in cricket

EAST ISLIP, N.Y.— Cricket, the international game of bats and balls that isn't baseball, is enjoying a surge of popularity in America, with the debut of a national league this spring and higher demand to build "pitches" across the country.

Areas such as New York City, California's Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C., Dallas and Chicago have become cricket hotbeds, fueled by an influx of mostly South Asian immigrants, some of whom arrived as part of the high-tech boom.


Reward offered to help find suspect in fatal stabbings of East New York children

Political leaders and anti-violence advocates in East New York are offering a monetary award for information leading to the apprehension of a suspect in Sunday’s fatal stabbing incident at the Boulevard Houses that claimed six-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto and left seven-year-old Mikayla Capers in critical condition.


Doggie flash mob hits Marine Park on Saturday

You and your dogs are invited to join the pup party on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. to support the American Cancer Society at the Marine Park parking lot at Avenue U. Donate $10 to the ACS and receive a Bark For Life bandana for your dog and celebrate your canine companion.


Hundreds race from Brooklyn to Queens for charity

The route of the 34th Annual Buckley's-Kennedy's Run started at a Brooklyn restaurant and ended near a Queens eatery, but what the participants were really hungry for was victory.

They got it!

The 5K race, which took place on May 18, was won by Nick Karan, who finished to course in 16 minutes, 43 seconds. Lisa Fajardo won the female division with a finishing time of 19 minutes, 28 seconds. But the sponsors said everyone who took part in the race was a winner. The runners came from all age groups.


P.S. 8 PTA holds golf outing to raise funds for school

It rained throughout most of last week, but the weather cleared on Saturday just in time for the P.S. 8 Parent Teacher Association to hold its inaugural golf outing at Marine Park to raise money for the school.

“We wanted to do something to help raise some money and when we started talking about a golf outing it got a lot of interest pretty quickly,” said John Keegan, who helped to organize the event. “It was a great time, a wonderful day and we got some beautiful weather.”


Gerritsen Beach gets a boost in post-Sandy recovery efforts

The Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department, which has worked for the past 18 months since Hurricane Sandy to help residents get back on their feet, has been given a big boost.

Executives from to Twin America, the company that operates CitySights NY, Gray Line, and other double-decker tour buses in New York, presented leaders of the volunteer fire department with a $5,000 check during a ceremony in Vollies Memorial Training Hall on May 14.


Flag Football: Goldstein’s Purple Swarm beats Fort Hamilton to stay undefeated

Leon Goldstein High School is technically named the Dolphins, but its girls flag football team prefers to go by another name — the Purple Swarm.

The new moniker comes from it's tenacious defense that has not allowed a single point against all season long. Last Thursday, Goldstein’s Purple Swarm beat Fort Hamilton 26-0 in Gerritsen Beach to improve to a perfect 9-0 on the year.


Suspect struck Brooklyn subway rider with hammer

New York City police are looking for a suspect who struck a man in the head with a hammer at a subway station.

Police say it happened at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday at the Fulton Street and Rockaway Avenue subway stop in Brooklyn.

They say a 32-year-old was buying a MetroCard when the suspect approached him from behind and hit him in the head with a hammer and demanded money.

The suspect fled after the victim complied.

The victim was treated for a head injury at a hospital and released.


Brooklyn students are named Horatio Alger Scholars

Two high school students from Brooklyn were among 104 teens from across the country to be named Horatio Alger National Scholars, a designation that earned them a trip to a national conference in Washington D.C. earlier this month, where they were inducted into the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.



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