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BK Real Estate Broker Charged With Stealing $100K in Rental Deposits and PPE: District Attorney

The 33-year-old was indicted in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Tuesday
‘Don’t Leave Us Stranded:’ Pols, Riders, Advocates Rally in BK as Changes to R Train Service Approach

‘Don’t Leave Us Stranded:’ Pols, Riders, Advocates Rally in BK as Changes to R Train Service Approach

The R train will be going out of service at night and on weekends for two months as it undergoes improvements
The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Bushwick

The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Bushwick

Overall, crime is up in Bushwick, and in Brooklyn as a whole.
Would Gas Tax Breaks Make a Big Difference When Prices Are Skyrocketing? We Asked 4 Experts

Would Gas Tax Breaks Make a Big Difference When Prices Are Skyrocketing? We Asked 4 Experts

With gasoline prices trending over US$4 per gallon nationwide, politicians are feeling the heat.
Laurie Cumbo Named Cultural Affairs Commissioner by Mayor Eric Adams

Laurie Cumbo Named Cultural Affairs Commissioner by Mayor Eric Adams

Former Brooklyn-based City Councilmember and Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo has been named Commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs by Mayor Eric Adams.
Brooklyn College Professors Discuss Russia's 'Catastrophic' War on Ukraine, Say There Will Be High Costs for All

Brooklyn College Professors Discuss Russia's 'Catastrophic' War on Ukraine, Say There Will Be High Costs for All

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine approached the one-month mark, professors at Brooklyn College came together Monday for a panel discussion on the historical and political context of the war, which has now resulted in thousands of deaths.
Brian Cunningham Elected to Crown Heights Assembly Seat in Special Election

Brian Cunningham Elected to Crown Heights Assembly Seat in Special Election

Democrat Brian Cunningham has been elected to Brooklyn’s 43 rd Assembly District in a special election to replace former Assemblymember Diana Richardson, winning out over Working Families Party Candidate Jelanie DeShong. Cunningham received 62.

Construction Company Owner Charged With Manslaughter After 5-Yr-Old Killed by Collapsing Wall: BK District Attorney

The owner of a Nassau County construction company has been indicted on manslaughter and other charges after a wall he built in Bushwick collapsed on a child, killing her.
The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Bed-Stuy

The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Bed-Stuy

Overall, crime is up in Bed-Stuy, and in Brooklyn as a whole.
Flatbush Man Pleads Guilty to Shooting, Stabbing NYPD Officers in ‘Terrorist Inspired’ Attack: Feds

Flatbush Man Pleads Guilty to Shooting, Stabbing NYPD Officers in ‘Terrorist Inspired’ Attack: Feds

A Flatbush man has pleaded guilty to stabbing a police officer in the neck and taking the injured officer’s gun to shoot two other officers, while firing at many more, in a “terrorist inspired” attack, the Department of Justice and Brooklyn District