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Residents gathered together on a Williamsburg street corner with local elected officials on April 27 to pay a lasting tribute to a hero who lived in the community and died in the war in Iraq. … Full Article

A.G. Schneiderman probing NYC voting snafus

Saying he had received more than a thousand complaints during the course of the Primary Election on Tuesday, NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Wednesday opened an investigation into alleged improprieties by the NYC Board of Elections. … Full Article

Met Council helps needy families prepare for Passover

More than 240,000 low-income New Yorkers, including thousands in Brooklyn, will be able to enjoy Passover with joy and dignity, thanks to two organizations which worked together on a kosher food distribution in preparation for the Jewish holiday. … Full Article

Bay Ridge couple’s baby news has humorous touch

Bay Ridge residents Ray and Joanna Riley, who are expecting their first child later this year, did what many young couples do these days: They used social media to communicate their joyful news to the world. … Full Article

Prince Hotel owner takes city to court to stop sale

The city is moving ahead with the planned auction of the trouble-plagued Prince Hotel in Bay Ridge, despite the fact that the hotel’s owner is taking the de Blasio administration to court over the matter, according to a local lawmaker. … Full Article

BP Adams cuts ribbon on expansion of free legal services clinic at Borough Hall

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Monday cut the ribbon on an expansion of his free legal services clinic at Brooklyn Borough Hall, which will provide critical resources for Brooklyn families who want to claim their rights under the law but cannot afford to hire an attorney. … Full Article

Brooklyn native flies next generation of helicopters

Olufemi Lawrence is getting the chance to do what few people have done. Lawrence, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, is currently serving with a helicopter squadron that flies the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced helicopter. … Full Article

Monday April 18, Our World In Pictures

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Candidate Dances at Block Party: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton dances with New York State Sen. Adriano Espaillat at a block party in the neighborhood on Sunday. … Full Article

Union workers paint the Mary A. Whalen for free

Painters Ahoy! Here are photos the Brooklyn Eagle took of unionized workers spiffing up the Mary A. Whalen, free of charge. … Full Article

‘No contract, no FIOS!’ - Verizon strikers rally across Brooklyn

Chanting “No contract, no FIOS!” hundreds of striking members of the Communications Workers of America held a massive rally – complete with inflated rat -- in Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday. … Full Article

Debate security: Elite NYPD squad stands guard in Downtown Brooklyn

Members of the NYPD’s elite Strategic Response Group (SRG) set up a staging area on Tillary Street in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday prior to the Hillary Clinton / Bernie Sanders debate. … Full Article

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