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Ms. Legall wasn’t legal, say prosecutors, jury

In 2003, a Canarsie widow named Zelma Haskell befriended a waitress at a nearby diner named Alicia Legall. The two women became friends and began spending time together outside the diner, according to The New York Times. … Full Article
 

NYC rapidly spends down Neighborhood Development Fund

The city has been rapidly spending money from a fund designed in 2015 to improve neighborhoods rezoned under the mayor’s housing plan. Of the $1 billion in the fund, the Economic Development Corp. … Full Article
 

Reconstruction begins for dangerous stretch of Atlantic Ave. in East New York

Workers have begun a $37-million redesign of a dangerous 23-block section of Atlantic Avenue in East New York in hopes of reducing injuries and crashes. … Full Article
 

Neighbors eulogize senior killed in Gerritsen Beach car wash accident

The 85-year-old woman killed in a freak accident at a Gerritsen Beach car wash on Tuesday was remembered as a devoted mother and grandmother who was very much in love with her husband, who was critically injured in the mishap, according to  … Full Article
 

Gunshots in Brownsville kill one, injure four

A gunman opened fire on a group of people outside the Marcus Garvey Apartments in Brownsville late Wednesday, killing an 18-year-old man and injuring four others, according to the  … Full Article
 

Canarsie school struggles with teacher’s sex charges

Students and parents at the Lenox Academy Middle School in Canarsie are struggling with the fact that criminal sex charges have been filed against well-liked teacher Andre Braddy. … Full Article
 

Affordable housing lottery opens in East Williamsburg

An affordable housing lottery has opened up for 38 units in an 11-story building now under construction at 105 South Fifth St. … Full Article
 

First murder of 2018 hits East New York

East New York, whose 75th Precinct has traditionally been a high-crime precinct, had been enjoying a murder-free year – but that came to an end on Sunday, according to the New York Post. … Full Article
 

Lawmaker calls on harsher hit and run penalties as accused driver offered plea

The driver who prosecutors say killed a popular Brooklyn radio DJ and then fled the scene isn't sure he wants to accept what many consider a generous plea deal from the Brooklyn District Attorney. … Full Article
 

Richardson denies she made anti-Semitic statement

A Brooklyn lawmaker who is embroiled in controversy over an anti-Semitic remark she allegedly made at a Community Board 17 meeting is fighting back. … Full Article
 

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