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District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, shown here, announced the sentencing of Omar Cartagena to 14 years to life in prison for the unprovoked stabbing of a skateboarder on the Williamsburg Bridge.Photo: Paul Frangipane/Brooklyn Eagle

Bath Beach driver sentenced for fatal crash during police pursuit on Eastern Parkway

November 14 | Robert Abruzzese, Courthouse Editor

District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced the sentencing of Ackeem Chambers, a 20-year-old Bath Beach resident, to 3 to 9 years in prison for a reckless manslaughter charge on Friday.  Chambers’ sentencing follows his guilty plea for causing a fatal car crash while attempting to evade NYPD officers on Eastern Parkway in 2022. The tragic incident […]

NYC Parks Officially Opens $5.4M in renovations to Bath Beach playground

June 16 | Special from NYC Parks

BATH BEACH — Today, NYC Parks Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Martin Maher joined Council Member Justin Brannan, State Senator Iwen Chu, Brooklyn Community Board 11, and community members to officially cut the ribbon on the renovated Bath Beach Park playground in Bath Beach, Brooklyn. The upgraded space now boasts an entirely new children’s play area, fitness […]

Italian cultural center offers free legal advice to Bensonhurst and beyond

April 7 | Robert Abruzzese

BATH BEACH — Jack Spatola said that he first got the idea to offer free legal services to the Italian-American community when speaking with a rabbi in 1983. Nearly 40 years later, Spatola is finally getting to realize that dream. Spatola is the president of the Federation of Italian-American Organizations, which operates Il Centro, an Italian-American […]