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Federal Govt. to Investigate North BK Pipeline Approval Process

The U.S. EPA has said it will investigate the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s actions in approving National Grid’s Brooklyn natural gas pipeline
City Responds After 3 BK Community Boards Demand Fix for Potholed, Dangerous Broadway

City Responds After 3 BK Community Boards Demand Fix for Potholed, Dangerous Broadway

This is the second in a two-part series looking at why Broadway, a main Brooklyn thoroughfare, is in such dismal condition. In part two, we hear from the DOT as the community boards double down on their call to have it fixed.
Two BK Men Indicted For Attempted Murder as a Hate Crime Following Anti-Gay Attack in Bushwick

Two BK Men Indicted For Attempted Murder as a Hate Crime Following Anti-Gay Attack in Bushwick

The men allegedly shouted homophobic slurs at the men before violently attacking and stabbing them
The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Crown Heights

The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Crown Heights

Overall, crime is down in Crown Heights, but up in Brooklyn as a whole.
NYC Gets 'F' Grade for Lack of Spending With Black-Owned Businesses

NYC Gets 'F' Grade for Lack of Spending With Black-Owned Businesses

For the 8th year in a row, the City received an 'F' for its lack of spending with African American-owned businesses, even with the racial justice protests of 2020 still fresh in the city's collective memory
Has NYC's Black Population Really Declined? Medgar Evers’ Center for Law and Social Justice Says No

Has NYC's Black Population Really Declined? Medgar Evers’ Center for Law and Social Justice Says No

CLSJ’s new report examines how people of African descent were categorized for Census 2020.

BK Man Charged With Stealing 73-Year-Old Woman's Car With Therapy Dog Inside

The man allegedly dragged the woman from the car before stealing it with her dog inside
The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Brownsville

The Week in Crime: Spotlight on Brownsville

Overall, crime is up in Brownsville, and in Brooklyn as a whole.
Driver Charged With Reckless Manslaughter for BK Crash That Killed 3-Month-Old

Driver Charged With Reckless Manslaughter for BK Crash That Killed 3-Month-Old

Tyrik Mott was charged with first-degree assault and second-degree manslaughter after he allegedly drove against traffic on a one-way street causing a major car crash
BP Eric Adams Supports Open Space Memorial for Flatbush Burial Ground

BP Eric Adams Supports Open Space Memorial for Flatbush Burial Ground

The City released plans to convert the ancient burial ground into affordable apartments in 2020, and those plans were met with immediate community backlash.