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Around Brooklyn: Dem chair endorses Eric Adams

March 18, 2021 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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Dem chair endorses Eric Adams

Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair and Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn on March 15 endorsed Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for mayor. Adams was also endorsed by the Hotel Trades Council, 32BJ SEIU and the executive board of DC37, according to Caribbean Life. “I am so proud to have her endorsement,” said Adams. “Our campaign is growing every day, powered by working people and communities of color who deserve leadership at City Hall that understands their struggle and will put their priorities first to recover the right way.”

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News for those who live, work and play in Brooklyn and beyond

Woman charged with killing ex

Cops on Tuesday charged a 29-year-old woman who allegedly stabbed her former boyfriend inside his Canarsie apartment with murder, police said. Alma Bravo allegedly knifed Frankie Cardona, 25, of 13th Avenue in Bensonhurst inside Bravo’s home on East 94th Street in Canarsie. Officers from the 69th Precinct found Cardona stabbed numerous times in his chest and neck. EMS units pronounced him dead at the scene, and a kitchen knife was recovered at the scene. Police said the couple had a history of domestic violence incidents, according to published reports.

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Brooklyn Youth Music Project celebrates 10th anniversary

Brooklyn Youth Music Project (BYMP), a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching and inspiring musicians of diverse backgrounds, ages 5 to 18, to learn and perform challenging classical and jazz ensemble repertoire, is commemorating its 10th anniversary with a year-long concert series. According to Managing Director Pat Gunther, “We know first-hand how much BYMP means to our program families because they tell us. Thanks to the support we’ve received, both financially and through in-kind services, our programs are active and parents and students have continued to express their gratitude to us for providing a sense of normalcy during this challenging time.” The 10th Anniversary concert series kicked off in December with a virtual gala featuring acclaimed violinist Colin Jacobsen, world-renowned classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein, and noted jazz pianist and composer Bruce Barth.

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Man killed in hit-run

A 38-year-old man who was hit crossing the street in East New York last week has died, police said. Oscar Holford, a Manhattan resident and a bus driver, was crossing Shepard Avenue near Pitkin Avenue around 10:15 p.m. on Friday when he was hit by a white vehicle. The vehicle did not stop. Holford was rushed to Brookdale Hospital, where he died Monday. The NYPD’s Collision Squad is investigating the crash, according to Patch.

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‘Bird is the Word’ in Jamaica Bay

The Brooklyn Bird Club is raising funds to prevent bird deaths in Jamaica Bay. Birds often fly into transparent closed windows or into the path of airplanes. Birds often are unable to sense windows that are closed. The club has already funded bird-safe protective film for the windows of the Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park. Bird-proofing a window requires pasting a film over the clear glass window that contains an image or pattern that breaks up the reflection of the environment around it, according to published reports.

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Man punches woman on M train

The NYPD released surveillance images on Sunday of a man who allegedly punched a woman in the face multiple times on the subway in Brooklyn. The assault took place on a Queens-bound M train as it was arriving at the Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues station around 7 a.m. on March 7, police said. The victim was punched in the back of the head, and when she turned around the suspect punched her in the face several times, according to police. The victim and the suspect got off the train at the Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues station and the man ran away, according to PIX 11.

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Cops search for missing teen

The NYPD is searching for a 13-year-old girl who has been missing since Sunday. Laesha Wright was last seen on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant around noon on Sunday, police said. She is 5 feet tall, weighs 110 pounds, and was last seen wearing a black jacket, a black sweater, back jeans and red-and-black sneakers, according to 1010 WINS.

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Hasidic fur hat stolen

The NYC Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating a robbery of a Hasidic man in Williamsburg. Surveillance video captured a man grabbing the man’s traditional fur hat, known as a streimel, on Friday. The incident happened on Friday at Wallabout Street and Marcy Avenue. Video shows the perp grabbing the hat from the man’s head, then running. A streimel is worth $8,000, according to ABC 7.

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City hiring for vaccine corps

New York City is hiring people for its Vaccine for All Corps. Bring your restaurant, hospitality, retail, operations, or management experience to the Vaccine for All Corps. No healthcare experience is needed. Help serve your community and bring this pandemic to an end. Recruitment for Vaccine for All Corps jobs is led by the Workforce1 Career Center System operated by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), targeting candidates from the communities hardest hit by COVID-19.

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McCray announces Duffield house’s purchase

On Monday, New York City first lady Chirlane McCray announced the city’s purchase for $3.2 million of 227 Duffield St., a three-story home that was once owned by Harriet and Thomas Truesdell, two prominent 19th century abolitionists. Experts believe that the house once served as a stop for the Underground Railroad. For years, preservationists had sought to save the house, which was landmarked just recently. Before it was landmarked, its most recent owner had planned to tear it down and replace it with a taller building.

Compiled by Raanan Geberer.

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