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Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

Sheepshead Bay

Cops hunting suspect in armed-robbery spree

Police are seeking the public’s help identifying a gunman suspected of going on an armed-robbery spree across Southern Brooklyn, stealing several hundred dollars from two gas stations and a bodega within less than two hours on the night of Sept. 16. Comments (3)
Park Slope

Holy smokes! Bklyn’s first medical-marijuana dispensary opening on Flatbush Ave.

Dr. Feel Good is coming to Brooklyn! Comment
Crime

Unlicensed driver strikes three-year-old boy in Borough Park

An unlicensed driver received a summons after she hit a 3-year-old boy with her car while he was crossing 44th Street in Borough Park on Sept. 19, police said. Comments (1)
Four men raped by a former catechism instructor at a Clinton Hill Catholic church each received the largest sum ever doled out by the religious institution when its Brooklyn Diocese awarded them equal parts of a combined $27.5-million settlement on Tuesday, according to their lawyers, who called the incidents “every parent’s nightmare.” Comment
It’s the best fest! Comment

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

Coney Island

High-school teacher arrested on child-porn charges

A public high-school teacher from Coney Island was arrested and charged with five counts of sexual exploitation of a child in federal court on Sept. 19. Comments (1)
Party Line

Race is on: Several Bklyn pols floated to succeed James as Public Advocate

Letitia “Tish” James is likely to become the state’s first black attorney general following her Democratic primary win last week, and a handful of local lawmakers are reportedly ready to step into her citywide watchdog role if she does. Comment
Marine Park

DA: Local cop and his wife stole thousands by impersonating dead relative

A Brooklyn cop and his wife face up to 25 years in prison for using the officer’s mother’s identity to steal upwards of $360,000 from financial companies and the federal government after she died in 2016, according to an indictment District Attorney Eric Gonzalez filed in Supreme Court on Tuesday. Comment
They’re jazzing up the folk festival. Comment
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension

A fault in their ‘Stars’: Immersive show is pretty but pointless

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension

A fault in their ‘Stars’: Immersive show is pretty but pointless

If you see a dozen people wandering through Dumbo looking lost, best not to talk to them. They might follow you home. Comment
Congratulations to state Sen. Velmanette Montgomery (D-Fort Greene), who has been recognized as the Seventh Annual Atlantic Avenue Ambassador award recipient at the 44th Annual Atlantic AnticTM Festival. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018

A Flatlands man was charged in federal court on Sept. 18 with intentionally setting the fire that ripped through the Kings Plaza parking garage the day before. Comment
Preservationists including legendary folk singer Joan Baez succeeded in saving a pair of Carroll Gardens buildings the musician’s family once lived and worked in when officials named the properties as city landmarks on Tuesday. Comment
It’s black and it’s beautiful. Comment
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