City councilmember Jumaane Williams (D - Flatbush, East Flatbush) is taking another whack at getting the East Flatbush home of baseball legend Jackie Robinson designated as a city landmark. … Full Article

Complete original historic Eagle now available via BPL ‘s digital archives

Readers of the Brooklyn Eagle website and the print edition of Brooklyn Daily Eagle may now easily read the pages of the original Brooklyn Eagle, through Brooklyn Public Library (BPL).   … Full Article

Housing director tours Coney Island to assess post-Sandy rebuild

Coney Island
Councilman Mark Treyger played the role of tour guide, showing a newly appointed city official the sites of Coney Island on Monday. But it wasn’t a bid to boost tourism. … Full Article

Funds sought for fallen Brooklyn NYPD officer's family

Brooklyn Boro
A foundation is collecting funds to help the family of the police officer killed in a Brooklyn fire. The Silver Shield Foundation says the money will go toward college expenses for Officer Dennis Guerra's four children. … Full Article

Brooklyn crossing guard injured by car on Atlantic Ave.

Brooklyn school crossing guard Shameeka White, 37, was injured in the line of duty early Wednesday morning when she shoved a child out of the way of a car careening around a stalled bus on Atlantic Avenue, according to her union, Local 372 AFSCME. … Full Article

Noted writers to challenge Chinese Gov’t at Brooklyn Public Library on Thursday

Prospect Heights
Noted American writers and artists will protest Beijing’s efforts to silence award-winning writer Ilham Tohti and other Chinese writers and artists on the plaza of Brooklyn Public Library on Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. … Full Article

Met Council distributes kosher food packages for Passover

Ahead of Passover, the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty is giving away 2.1 million pounds of kosher food to an estimated 50,000 families in New York who might otherwise not be able to afford to have a Seder. … Full Article

Police officer caught in Coney Island fire dies

Coney Island
Police Officer Dennis Guerra, 38, one of two NYPD officers overcome by smoke at a fire on Sunday in a Coney Island housing project, died at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday morning at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx. … Full Article

MTA mechanic paralyzed by deadly derailment suing for $100 million

A Metro-North Railroad mechanic says he was paralyzed in the deadly commuter train derailment in New York City and is suing for $100 million. Samuel Rivera of Ossining and his wife allege negligence by Metro-North and its parent agency. … Full Article

Brooklyn detective labeled a "rat" by other NYPD officers receives $280,000 from city

 A ex-NYPD detective who said his career was ruined because he was labeled a 'rat" by other officers will get $280,000 from the city. James Griffin filed a lawsuit in Brooklyn federal court in 2010 accusing the police department of violating his First Amendment rights. … Full Article

It’s official: B37 bus back in service starting June 29

Bay Ridge
The B37 bus is coming back! The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) confirmed to the Brooklyn Eagle on Tuesday that the shuttered bus line, which was eliminated in a cost-cutting measure in 2010, will be back in service starting June 29. … Full Article


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