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Brownsville man gets 25-to-life for killing Staten Island mother of four

A Brooklyn judge sentenced a Brownsville man 25 years to life in prison for strangling a Staten Island woman to death inside a East Williamsburg hotel. … Full Article
 

Police release the son of Gravesend woman, 91, who was found dead In their home

A 55-year-old man was released from police custody on Thursday evening after authorities concluded that his 91-year-old mother died of natural causes, police said. … Full Article
 

Son taken to psych ward after allegedly stabbing and killing mother, 91, who he reportedly thought was a mannequin

After a 91-year-old woman was found dead inside her Gravesend home on Wednesday, the victim’s son was taken into custody by cops and taken for psychological evaluation, police said. … Full Article
 

Voters locked out of polling station at Canarsie community center

FDNY firefighters had to be called to pry open a locked polling station in Canarsie on Tuesday. … Full Article
 

'Blowout voter turnout' across Brooklyn, but busted scanners and weather cause chaos

Unprecedented voter turnout combined with malfunctioning ballot scanners caused frustration and havoc at polling sites across Brooklyn for Tuesday’s midterm election. … Full Article
 

Canarsie man gunned down outside his apartment

Police are investigating the murder of a 26-year-old man who was shot to death in the hallway of his apartment. On Friday night, police responded to the Bayview Houses in Canarsie where shots were fired on the fifth floor. … Full Article
 

Brownsville man convicted of killing woman found dead in a Williamsburg hotel

A man from Brooklyn could be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison at sentencing after he was convicted of second-degree murder of the 2015 death of a 34-year-old mother from Staten Island. … Full Article
 

Gravesend’s Lafayette Playground getting $4.5 million makeover

A long neglected Gravesend playground is getting plenty of attention from the de Blasio administration these days. … Full Article
 

Keith Haring mural at Woodhull Hospital restored by art conservators

Art conservators from the Fine Arts Conservation Group have been coming to Woodhull Hospital in Bedford-Stuyvesant to restore a section of a mural in the hospital lobby by the late Keith Haring, a well-known street artist, muralist and political activist. … Full Article
 

Bodak Coat Rack: Cardi B gives back in Gravesend, hands out hundreds of winter coats at Marlboro Houses

“It was lit in Marlboro today,” wrote Bronx-born rapper Cardi B on social media Thursday after handing out free winter coats to hundreds of residents and fans at Brooklyn’s Marlboro Houses in Gravesend. The giveaway took place on one of the coldest days of the season so far. … Full Article
 

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