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Subway performers, local volunteers and city officials gathered Tuesday in response to performer Andrew Kalleen’s recent arrest, which took place at the Lorimer Street/ Metropolitan Avenue subway s … Full Article

What's News for May 22

Brooklyn prosecutors say a 75-year-old man beat his wife to death because she served him lentils for dinner instead of the goat he was craving. Noor Hussein is on trial in Brooklyn for murder in the death of his 66-year-old wife, Nazar Hussein, in 2011. … Full Article

Forecasters predict slow Atlantic hurricane season

A slower-than-usual hurricane season is expected this year because of an expected El Nino, federal forecasters said Thursday, but they warned that it takes only one storm to wreak havoc and urged Americans to be prepared. … Full Article

Lawmakers demand increased safety for Coney Island

A group of elected officials that included Borough President Eric Adams and U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries stood on a Coney Island street corner on Sunday to denounce recent episodes of gun violence in the community and to demand more action by police and the city. … Full Article

Assembly passes anti-slur bill for sports teams

What’s in a name? William Shakespeare wasn’t the only person who has ever pondered that question. Sports teams with names that some find insulting are finding themselves on the receiving end of heavy criticism these days. … Full Article

What's news for May 21

The NYPD says two students at a Brooklyn elementary school are accused of trying to poison their teacher.
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More access for the disabled at Brighton Beach

The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation will expand access for the disabled at several locations in Brighton Beach. … Full Article

Obituary: Maureen Stramka, beloved Bay Ridge civic leader

Maureen Stramka, a longtime Bay Ridge civic leader who was as famous for her sharp wit as she was for her many charitable works on behalf of the less fortunate, died of cancer on May 16. She was 76 years old. … Full Article

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