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Wednesday, March 8, 2017



Activists Rally For Planned Parenthood While Donovan Decides If He’ll Support ACA Replacement Plan
By Carly Miller on Mar 08, 2017 06:45 pm

In response to a House bill with a provision to defund Planned Parenthood, about 100 activists rallied outside U.S. Republican Congressman Dan Donovan’s Dyker Heights Office yesterday to send him a visual message: “We’re not going anywhere.” Last night’s action — which included a rally and a letter writing campaign — comes only two weeks […]

“This Will Not Scare Us” Brighton Beach Mosque Condemns Threats From ‘Muslim Slayer’
By Carly Miller on Mar 08, 2017 02:39 pm

Last week, a well-known Turkish mosque in Brighton Beach received a death threat letter signed by “Muslim Slayer” in what could be a national hate crime campaign. The letter was hand-delivered by the mail carrier to Imam Ibrahim Yavas of the American Turkish Eyup Sultan Cultural Center on Brighton 3rd Street last Tuesday, officials said. “I […]

Community Mourns 70th Precinct Officer Found Dead In Apparent Suicide
By Carly Miller on Mar 08, 2017 12:32 pm

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of 70th Precinct Police Officer Michael Smith. Smith, 47, was off duty when he shot himself at his Manhattan Beach apartment on Tuesday March 7 around 4pm, said police sources. His girlfriend and her parents were reportedly in the apartment at the time. He left a […]

Woman Fatally Struck By Car In Gerritsen Beach Last Night
By Carly Miller on Mar 08, 2017 08:33 am

Last night, a woman was struck and killed by a pick-up truck while crossing the street between two parked cars in Gerritsen Beach, said cops. The woman, who was in her 50s, was crossing near Whitney Avenue and Gerritsen Avenue on Tuesday, February 7 when she was struck by a Ford F-150 driving southbound on […]

Parking Ticket Revenue Down In Brooklyn, For Now
By Liena Zagare on Mar 07, 2017 02:57 pm

If you are curious which neighborhoods paid the most in parking tickets, RentHop just released a report and data visualization based on Open NYC Data, comparing the tickets issued and paid by neighborhood over the last two fiscal years. Revenue from all tickets is down 15 percent, according to the data, and about 17 percent […]

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