March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Other News

Safety Of New Synagogue Questioned By Residents

Homeowners on Avenue X and Ocean Parkway attended Community Board 15’s (CB15) March meeting to voice concerns about a new synagogue being built in their neighborhood. More...

Midwood Fire Kills Seven Children

The use of a simple hot plate led to the death of seven children last weekend and is reportedly the deadliest fire in New York City in eight years. More...

Clergy Council To Focus On Programs For Youths

The 69th Precinct Clergy Council met Monday night to discuss the creation of a domestic violence program that would benefit youngsters in the community. More...

Pratt Area Community Council Tries To Solve Housing Crisis

As housing becomes a bigger and bigger issue in the city, people in the outer boroughs, particularly in Brooklyn, are struggling to find an affordable place to live without leaving the neighborhoods in which they grew up. More...

Local Survivor Is On A Mission To Raise Awareness - And Funds – For Colon Cancer

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and Dan Foster is doing his part to raise awareness about the deadly disease, which will claim approximately 40,000 lives this year. More...

Bait With A Bang!

Frank Bologna, who fishes regularly at Canarsie Pier, made a startling discovery last Thursday. Instead of catching a fish, he reeled in a .38 caliber pistol – much to his surprise! More...

Man Struck On Canarsie Street

It just started snowing – on the first day of spring – when a pedestrian was struck on Avenue L. More...

Breukelen Leader Scouting Out Dedicated Youngsters

With four Girl Scout troops active at the Breukelen Houses, young women have plenty of opportunities to learn about etiquette while having a good time. Soon, young boys in the community will also have an organization to call their own. More...

It’s A Long Road To Recovery For Mill Basin Family

As Hurricane Sandy approached Jamaica Bay in 2012, the Cardone family of Mill Basin boarded up their house along the National Drive waterfront and prepared for the worst. More...

Afternoon Stabbing Outside Canarsie High School

Rockaway Parkway was mobbed with teens after a stabbing allegedly took place near Canarsie High School just after 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 19th. More...

This Is Not A Good Way To Start The Week!

Two cars collided at the intersection of Gerritsen Avenue and Avenue U early Monday morning – all because of bad driving habits. More...

HAVE YOU SEEN KATHERINE AND JASMINE?

Two girls in the community have gone missing recently and police are asking for the public’s help in tracking them down. Katherine Aguilar, (top photo) a 14-year-old from Midwood was reported missing on March 13th. She was last seen at 9 p.m. More...

Group Homes And New Sewers Planned For District 18

Over the years, group homes have popped up around the Canarsie area. Another home was recently proposed for Canarsie – this time on East 103rd Street - at last week’s Community Board (CB18) meeting. More...

New Health Clinic Comes To Our Community

What if you could find a doctor’s office where you could get a physical, have your heart checked, remove that annoying bunion and have a colonoscopy – all under one roof? It would certainly make your life a whole lot easier. More...

THEN

NOW

Keeping Canarsie streets smooth and pothole free is a never-ending battle, especially after the harsh winters we experienced in 2014 and 2015. It was no different back in the 1970s. More...

“Monstrosity” In Marine Park Finally Loses Its Top Floors

Portions of a building in Marine Park – deemed the “monstrosity of Kimball Street” by neighbors and officials – may finally come down. More...

Search For Autistic Brooklyn Men Continues, Groups Aim To Reduce Wandering

Being the parent of a missing child is an exhausting, overwhelming and painful experience. It often results in countess sleepless nights and the burning desire to have their son or daughter walk through the front door. More...

Volunteers Hit Times Square To Search For Brian Gewirtz

The hunt for 20-year-old Brian Gewirtz is growing and expanding – borough by borough. Last weekend, the Gewirtz family took to a crowded Times Square to distribute fliers bearing their son’s image. More...

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