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Protesters at Brooklyn Supreme Court Wednesday morning demanded that courts return homes confiscated from Brooklyn residents through the Third Party Transfer program. Many of the now-valuable homes had paid-off mortgages but were confiscated due to a late water bill or tax payment. Eagle photo by Mary Frost

Protesters: Homes in gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhoods ‘stolen’ by city’s TPT program

February 13 | By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle

“We want our deeds back!” Homes in gentrifying black and brown communities in Brooklyn are being “stolen” from their rightful owners through the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s (HPD) Third Party Transfer (TPT) program, said the chanting protesters at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday morning. “We want the courts to reverse their decisions and […]

Joel Rojas embraces his boxer, Goliath, after the fire. He thanked the dog for alerting him to the flames. Eagle photos by Todd Maisel

Hero canine saves owner’s life from East New York fire

January 23 | By Todd Maisel Brooklyn Daily Eagle

In this story, Goliath is the hero. A fire destroyed a private home and damaged two others in East New York on Tuesday, and the destruction could have been much worse if it weren’t for the heroic actions of a canine.  Joel Rojas, the manager of a valet company, was sleeping in his basement apartment […]

Death in East New York ruled as homicide

January 17 | By Christina Carrega Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Police have deemed the death of a 40-year-old woman, found unconscious inside her East New York apartment in October 2018, as a homicide. Loretta Witherspoon was found in the living room of her fifth-floor apartment of the Linden Houses unconscious and unresponsive. When the ambulance arrived on the scene Oct. 3, Witherspoon was pronounced dead. […]