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Brian Cunningham Wins Dem Party Nomination for Crown Heights Assembly Seat

Brian Cunningham Wins Dem Party Nomination for Crown Heights Assembly Seat

The seat was formerly occupied by Diana Richardson, who has taken on the role of Deputy Brooklyn Borough President

President's Day: 46th President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden

Joseph Robinette Biden, known as Joe Biden, was born Nov. 20, 1942 to a working-class Catholic family in Scranton, Pennsylvania. 
The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Crown Heights

The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Crown Heights

Overall, crime is up in Crown Heights, and in Brooklyn as a whole.
Alleged Members of Brownsville’s Woo Gang Charged With Multi-Million Dollar COVID-19 Related Fraud: U.S. Attorney’s Office

Alleged Members of Brownsville’s Woo Gang Charged With Multi-Million Dollar COVID-19 Related Fraud: U.S. Attorney’s Office

11 young men tied to the gang allegedly used 800 stolen identities to steal $4.3 million by submitting false unemployment claims
Permits Filed to Demolish the Brooklyn House of Detention, Marking Step Forward in Rikers Closure

Permits Filed to Demolish the Brooklyn House of Detention, Marking Step Forward in Rikers Closure

The permit filing comes two years after the facility was closed as part of then Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans to close the Rikers Island jail complex

Crown Heights Man Charged With Hate Crime for Allegedly Assaulting 67-Yr-Old Asian Woman: BK District Attorney

The man allegedly told police that Chinese people were not supposed to be in this country
Housing Rights Activists Put Tax Lien Sale on Trial for Displacing Families of Color in Brooklyn

Housing Rights Activists Put Tax Lien Sale on Trial for Displacing Families of Color in Brooklyn

The Abolish NYC Tax Lien Sale Coalition held a rally Saturday in East New York, putting the City’s Tax Lien Sale program “on trial" for what they say is a predatory process that targets families of color.
Nikki Lucas Declares Victory in East New York Special Election

Nikki Lucas Declares Victory in East New York Special Election

Unofficial Board of Election results show Nikki Lucas with 78.3% of the votes cast in Tuesday’s special election
Small BK Synagogues Get $250K in Security Upgrades Amidst Uptick in Antisemitic Attacks

Small BK Synagogues Get $250K in Security Upgrades Amidst Uptick in Antisemitic Attacks

The funding can include the installation of new doors, locks and video cameras, and active shooter and access control training.

Crown Heights Assembly Candidates Face Off in Valentine's Day Forum

Assemblymember Diana Richardson is vacating her 43rd District seat to become deputy borough president. The future of the seat will be decided in a special election, March 22.