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United Home Center on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge was one of the businesses hit with a signage violation late last year. Eagle file photo by Todd Maisel

A month after widespread protests, City Council passes moratorium on sign violations

January 9 | By Meaghan McGoldrick Brooklyn Daily Eagle

In a win for small businesses, the new “Awnings Act” was passed by the City Council on Wednesday. The bill — championed by Councilmember Rafael Espinal and co-sponsored by Councilmember Justin Brannan — imposes a two-year moratorium on the issuance of sign violations and creates an interagency task force to come up with long-term solutions […]

Eric Gonzalez. Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese

Brownsville man finally indicted for a 2012 murder of his girlfriend

January 8 | By Rob Abruzzese Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A man whose girlfriend was found inside a laundry bag in Brownsville in 2012 was finally indicted on murder charges after DNA evidence recently connected him to the 7-year-old case, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Tuesday. Clayton Wilkins, a 59-year-old from Brownsville, was officially indicted on murder charges for the death of his […]

Video of Jason Lopez allegedly fleeing the scene of a rape in Betsy Head Park on Dec. 1. Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Brownsville park creep thrown into Rikers Island

December 17 | By Christina Carrega Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A Brooklyn judge set a $300,000 bail on Sunday for a 40-year-old man who allegedly raped a 20-year-old woman at Betsy Head Park. Jason Lopez was charged with first-degree rape, third-degree sexually motivated robbery and sex abuse for attacking a young woman on Dec. 1 as she was on her way home, police said. Lopez, […]