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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

Feds Uncover $38 Million Medical Scam At Southern Brooklyn Clinics

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 22, 2016 04:01 pm
A judge's gavel.Five people were charged Monday with orchestrating a $38 million Medicaid and Medicare scam at clinics throughout Sheepshead Bay and Gravesend, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Prosecutors said the scheme, which involved recruiting patients for fraudulent medical services, is one of the largest of its kind uncovered in Brooklyn, the Daily News reports. The defendants, Aleksander Pikus, [...]

Try This Delicious Ramadan Treat At Safir Bakery

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 22, 2016 02:10 pm
The güllaç at Safir Bakery. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)The Islamic holy month of Ramadan — when Muslims fast from sunrise to sundown — is currently underway. And that means many of our Muslim neighbors are cooking up delicious foods, some of which are eaten only during the sacred holiday, in preparation for the evening meal that breaks their fast. The Turkish bakery Safir, located [...]

Bipartisan Support For Bill To Combat Illegal Home Conversions

By Rachel Silberstein on Jun 22, 2016 10:57 am
gentile-presserElected officials rallied Monday in support of City Council legislation to increase penalties for aggravated illegal home conversions, which are defined as three or more illegal dwelling units being created within one structure, which threaten the safety of occupants and neighbors. To prevent such incidents in the future, the proposed measure would establish a fine of [...]

Morning Mug: “The Bird A Nest, The Spider A Web, Man Friendship.” — William Blake

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 22, 2016 07:00 am
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