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Friday, April 17, 2015

Bay Ridge

Ridge little league opener draws players across the bridge

Bring them your tired, your poor, your huddled teammates yearning to play free. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Hopeless shelter: Residents say facility unfit for families

The emergency homeless shelter that opened in October in Plumb Beach is unfit for the 23 families living there who are trying to get back on their feet, according to shelter residents. Comment.
Books

Fright fight! Stephen King vs. R.L. Stine

Both men have written books about evil clowns. Both men are coming to Brooklyn. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Complimenti! Bensonhurst Italian organization celebrates service

They got your community service right here. Comment.
Marine Park

Universoul Circus dazzles audiences at Aviatior

What a show! Comment.
Bay Ridge Nights

Rock is back in Bay Ridge!

The Ridge is rocking again! Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Bklyn bride remembers Boston bombings

The Boston bomber’s conviction falls six days short of the second anniversary of the terror attacks — a day that will live on in infamy for Bay Ridge newlywed Courtney Taleporos Comment.
Borough-wide

Gerone, Madison hold off rival Telecom

James Madison ace Isabella Gerone delivered on the mound and at the plate in Wednesday’s win over Telecommunications. Comment.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Gerritsen Beach

Who could possibly want to murder this adorable basset hound?

A Hatfield-and-McCoy–style fight between two feuding Gerritsen Beach neighbors over a long-standing debt nearly turned deadly for a local pooch when a combatant allegedly tried to choke this beloved basset hound to death with a weaponized bone. Comments (2).
Sheepshead Bay

Put me in, coach! I’m ready to play!

More than a hundred baseball players from the Kings Bay Youth Organization took a swing at the spring season with a parade in Sheepshead Bay on April 12. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bugging out: Tuberculosis outbreak threatens Sunset Parkers

Sunset Park is ground-zero of an outbreak of tuberculosis — a disease mostly eradicated many years ago. Comment.
Gravesend

Woman leaps to death from Gravesend balcony

A 52-year-old woman died after plunging nine stories from the balcony of her Gravesend co-op in an apparent suicide on April 13. Comment.
Joe Knows

Spring sports come with plenty to watch for in Brooklyn

Basketball season is finally in our review mirror after the Jordan Brand Classic at Barclays Center on Friday, and the weather appears to warming up. That means spring is finally here, and with it another baseball and softball season. Comment.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Brighton Beach

Canarsie senior disappears in Brighton Beach

Police are looking for a Canarsie senior citizen who was last seen in Brighton Beach on April 9. Comment.

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Fort Greene

Head games! Snowden bust artists demand statue back

The Police Department must release the bust of refugee whistle-blower Edward Snowden that it removed from Fort Green Park and locked down in the bowels of the 88th Precinct station house, a lawyer for the anonymous artists that created the artwork demanded on Tuesday. Comments (1).
Prospect Heights

Raising the bars: Artist recreates activist’s prison cell

The Central Library is exhibiting a full-scale replica of the six-by-nine-foot jail cell Black Panther activist Herman Wallace lived in for nearly 40 years. Comment.
Shopping

Soft serve! Pillow factory opens doors for Industry City Open Studios

This is a different kind of pillow talk. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Jo’s fallen, and she can’t get up!

It has finally happened, and our columnist still doens’t have “Life Alert.” Comment.
High School Sports

2015 All-Brooklyn girls’ basketball honors

Brooklyn produced one of its best girls’ basketball seasons in recent history this year. Here are our picks for the best girls’ players in the borough. Comment.
High School Sports

Fontbonne shut out by Zeni, Molloy

Archbishop Molloy’s Amanda Zeni proved to be too much for Fontbonne Hall. Comment.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Canarsie

Senior missing in Canarsie

Police are looking for an 81-year-old man who vanished from his home in Canarsie on April 9. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge police officer dies in apparent suicide

A police sergeant is dead after apparently turning his gun on himself inside his Bay Ridge home on April 12. Comment.
Brighton Beach

Cops: Help us catch subway groper

Police are asking for the public’s assistance finding the man they say sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl on the subway while she rode the Q train from Flatbush to Brighton Beach on Jan. 20. Comment.
Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach man leaps to death

A man jumped to his death from a Brighton Beach apartment building on April 9, according to police. Comment.
Borough-wide

Quillin handed draw in night of mixed results for Brooklyn brawlers

Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin missed out on a title shot by not making weight for his Barclays Center bout, and then cost himself a victory by failing to capitalize on a fast start against champion Andy Lee. Comment.
High School Sports

Nazareth’s Johnson vows to shape up for final season

Niya Johnson’s next goal after winning the state title is to bring her physical conditioning up to the same high level as her skills. Comment.

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