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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Midwood

Midwood residents torn on Agudath cameras

Residents of Midwood say they have mixed feelings over news that Agudath Israel of America was given $1 million to place surveillance cameras in the neighborhood — fearing that an organization that discourages Jews from reporting sex crimes to police without first consulting a rabbi wouldn’t protect all residents. Comments (2).
Midwood

Midwood spy cams go to group accused of shielding sex predators from police

An ultra-Orthodox religious group that discourages Jews from reporting sex crimes to police without first consulting a rabbi is getting $1 million from the state to install security cameras to catch criminals and child predators on the streets of Midwood and Borough Park — but police won’t get to see vital footage first. Comments (12).

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Midwood

Bicyclist hit by Jeep

A teenager is in critical condition after she was struck down on Avenue M near East 18th Street on Sunday night. Comment.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Midwood

Elm Avenue plaza plan returns

The city hasn’t given up on its plan to bring a pedestrian plaza to Avenue M — even though residents would rather see a community garden there instead of a bustling public square. Comment.
Flatbush

CB17 Chairman: Assemblyman Perry has been in office too long

The chairman of Community Board 17 has launched a campaign against longtime incumbent Assemblyman Nick Perry. Comment.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Midwood

Midwood machete showdown! Domestic abuse call ends after two-hour standoff

Cops arrested a 30-year-old man they say beat his girlfriend with a machete before barricading himself inside his Midwood apartment on May 23, sparking a two-hour standoff with police. Comment.

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