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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Battle of Brooklyn Raged at Greenwood Cemetery This Weekend

GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY - During the Revolutionary War, the patriots of Brooklyn fought a pitched battle with superior British forces on what is now Green-Wood Cemetery. The mostly civilian warriors lost the battle, suffered more than...

Middle school near Brownsville playground shooting counsels students with ‘grief-sensitive’ approach

By Zipporah Osei, Chalkbeat New York The Brownsville Old Timers Day annual block party celebrates Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood with food, song, and street performances. This year, though, as the event was winding down, shots rang...

Brooklyn Diocese Defrocks Two Priests Credibly Accused of Sex Abuse

The Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens announced on Tuesday that decades-old accusations of sexual abuse against two priests had been deemed “credible,” and that the priests would be defrocked and removed from public...

Local Heroes: They Saw, They Stopped, They Helped

GRAVESEND - Yesterday afternoon neighbors across the borough were sharing messages hoping to help identify a 4-year-old girl that was found wandering on her own on Shore Parkway. The girl, who is only identified as...

Measles Cases Down by 67%, the Health Department is “Cautiously Optimistic”

WILLIAMSBURG - The measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, but a public health emergency was put in place in New York City in April as the disease spread across some...

Brooklyn Beach Sports Festival Saturday At Coney Island Beach

CONEY ISLAND - Enjoy the Coney Island beach this weekend with fun-filled activities thanks to the Parks Department.  There will be clinics and free play for volleyball, crossnet, flag football, ultimate frisbee and soccer,...

Over 900 NYC classrooms serving the city’s youngest children have deteriorating lead paint, new...

By Reema Amin, Alex Zimmerman, Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat NY More than 900 New York City elementary school classrooms have tested positive for lead after inspections revealed the presence of peeling, chipped, or otherwise deteriorating lead...

8 Hurt In School Bus Crash In Sheepshead Bay

SHEEPSHEAD BAY - Eight people, including six children, were treated for injuries when a car broad-sided their school bus this morning in Sheepshead Bay. The driver was picking up children on the way to a...

Funeral For 9-Year-Old Borough Park Boy Who Drowns On Camp Outing

BOROUGH PARK - It was a heartbreaking day for the Borough Park community as they said their final prayers for Tzvi (Hersh) Elimelech Yechiel Michel Grossman who apparently drowned in the swimming pool at...

Brooklyn’s Got Talent: The 10th Annual Coney Island Talent Show

CONEY ISLAND - Brooklynites of all ages will show off their creative gifts at the 10th Annual Coney Island Talent Show on Saturday, July 27. Sideshow magician Albert Cadabra will host the event on the...

Third Annual Lemonade Day Teaches Brooklyn Kids Business Skills

BROWNSVILLE - On July 27th, thirty Brooklyn kids will get a chance to run their own business. Through the national Lemonade Day program, led in the borough by city director Bryan J. Guadagno, these...

Loot: A New Comic Book Haven For Kids

CARROLL GARDENS - Brooklyn kids who love comic books have a new place to hang out and get creative without parents lurking around, in the form of a new comic shop called loot. Joe Einhorn, the...

‘Jayden is Brooklyn’s Champion’: Graduation Held at Hospital For Recently Shot 11-Year-Old

BOROUGH PARK— Jayden Grant, an 11-year-old boy who was recently hit by a stray bullet in Crown Heights, graduated from elementary school on Monday, at a bittersweet ceremony at the hospital where he’s recovering.   Joined...

Knuffle Bunny Hops Into New Home At Park Slope Library

PARK SLOPE - After years of planning, a statue of the beloved children's book character, Knuffle Bunny, was finally unveiled Thursday morning at the Park Slope Library's Reading Circle And Storytelling Garden. "There are fewer joys...

Op-Ed: Why We’re Welcoming the Families of the New Fourth Avenue Shelters

By Amy White Graves, founder of Brooklyn Children’s Theatre. The nonprofit serves 1,300 children a year in Brooklyn. New York City is facing a homelessness crisis and women and children are bearing the brunt of it....
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