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Monday, August 19, 2019

‘We Need a Crisis-level Response’: Myrie, Richardson Call on State to Cough Up More...

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS — Brooklyn-based anti-gun violence groups need more money from the state, local elected officials said Friday. While announcing the allocation of hundreds of thousands in state funds to neighborhood-based anti-gun violence groups,...

Assembly Member Staffer Who Once Rallied Against Embezzlement, Arrested For Allegedly Embezzling $80k Himself

SUNSET PARK - Maruf "Mitu" Alam, 29, had been working for Assembly Member Felix Ortiz's office for eleven years. Yesterday morning, the FBI arrested Alam for allegedly embezzling $80k from the Assembly Member's campaign...

“Would You Like To Live in This Community?” – Frieda Vizel On Tour Of...

WILLIAMSBURG / FLATBUSH — Frieda Vizel left the Satmar community roughly ten years ago. But these days, she is giving tours of Hasidic Williamsburg four days a week for a living. “I definitely never fit...

Kashif Hussain Is The New Deputy Public Advocate Of Infrastructure

LITTLE PAKISTAN -  Neighbor Kashif Hussain was appointed the Deputy Public Advocate of Infrastructure and Environmental Justice last week. His new role makes him "responsible for advocating the resiliency of cities, environment, and infrastructure...

Colton’s Undetectable Knives Ban Bill Gets Gov’s Rubber Stamp

SOUTHERN BROOKLYN — A bill pushed by a Brooklyn politician that bans the possession and production of undetectable knives was signed into law Tuesday. The measure— which is aimed at preventing people from evading detection...

OPINION: Domestic Violence Laws Must Address Coercive Control

By Robert Weiner and Kimberly Bartenfelder According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “While data proves women are most often the victims of abuse in intimate relationships... anyone can be abused and anyone can...

EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Promises Brownsville Almost $9 Million In Wake Of Mass Shooting

BROWNSVILLE - Mayor de Blasio will announce today almost $9 million in new funding to support anti-violence initiatives in Brownsville in response to the mass shooting during the Old Timers Day event on July...

Crime Continues to Fall in Brooklyn As Shootings Rise: NYPD

Ahead of the annual National Night Out Against Crime, the NYPD released statistics showing crime is still down 4% compared to last year, while shootings rose by more than 5%. Total crime in the Brooklyn...

Briefly Noted: More de Blasio Real Estate Woes And Other News

Mayor Bill de Blasio is yet again facing scrutiny for his real estate dealings, but this time it's about his own properties. De Blasio, who owns two homes in Park Slope, got mortgages for them...

4 Shot in Crown Heights

  CROWN HEIGHTS — Four people were shot at a vigil in Crown Heights early Monday morning, police said. At around 1:50 a.m. in the area of Buffalo Avenue and Sterling Place, four mourners were shot,...

Brooklyn Pols Call for Pantaleo to be Fired

After a police judge recommended the firing of Daniel Pantaelo, the NYPD officer who during an arrest killed Eric Garner five years ago in an incident that spurred city and nationwide protests, several Brooklyn...

Hochul Announces $10 Mil in State Funds for Downtown BK Public Spaces

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced Thursday that the Brooklyn Navy Yard area will get $10 million in upgrades to its streetscape and to neighborhood institutions. The 6-part project is part of a...

Borough President Adams Calls Third Party Transfer Program ‘Racist’

BOROUGH Hall — Borough President Eric Adams on Thursday said the city housing agency's implementation of a controversial property transfer program is "racist," and that its practice of taking homes away from black and...

It’s Not About Buses, It’s About Respect: A Heated Meeting Over Church Avenue Parking

PROSPECT PARK SOUTH — The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is moving ahead with its plan to speed up B35 along Church Avenue by taking away parking, DOT Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Keith Bray told...

Ranked-Choice Voting More ‘Democratic’ Than Current System, Progressive Brooklyn Groups Says

In November voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on 19 proposed changes to the city charter, including one that, if approved, would alter how the city's officials are elected. The City Council's Charter...
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