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The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Fort Greene/Clinton Hill

The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Fort Greene/Clinton Hill

Overall, crime is down in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, but up in Brooklyn as a whole.
Brooklyn Building Owner to Pay $150K to Correct Lead-Based Paint Violations

Brooklyn Building Owner to Pay $150K to Correct Lead-Based Paint Violations

The residential building owner will fix 100 lead-based paint violations in 688 households across 10 buildings in Brooklyn and Queens

Eric Adams Elected Mayor of New York City

Eric Adams will take office as the city’s second Black mayor. Reynoso becomes the new BP; while Brooklyn candidates Gutierrez, Hudson, Nurse and Ossé snag first-time wins in the City Council.
Brownsville High School Students Get Surprise Test From Visiting Senator

Brownsville High School Students Get Surprise Test From Visiting Senator

Students at Brooklyn Ascend High School were learning about term-limits in their history class Friday when State Senator Zellnor Myrie crashed their lesson with a few quiz questions

'Proud Brooklynite' Attorney General Letitia James Announces Run for Governor

But she is already facing criticism for running after her investigation into sexual harrassment allegations against former Governor Andrew Cuomo led to his resignation
The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Flatbush and East Flatbush

The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Flatbush and East Flatbush

Crime is up in Flatbush and East Flatbush, and in Brooklyn as a whole.
Election Day Is Tuesday, Here's What You Need to Know

Election Day Is Tuesday, Here's What You Need to Know

BK Reader has compiled a guide of where and how to vote, and of who is running in our local races
Man Convicted of Hate Crimes After Attacking Jewish Man in Flatbush: Brooklyn DA

Man Convicted of Hate Crimes After Attacking Jewish Man in Flatbush: Brooklyn DA

The Jewish man was attacked as he walked home from his synagogue in East Flatbush in 2018

AG Letitia James Expected to Announce Gubernatorial Bid in Coming Days

Three sources close to James confirmed the plans to The Associated Press
East NY Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Killing His Brother: Brooklyn DA

East NY Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Killing His Brother: Brooklyn DA

An East New York man has been sentenced for the fatal 2018 shooting