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Police: 1 killed, 6 hurt in shooting at Brooklyn apartments

November 23 | Associated Press

A young woman has died and six other people were wounded in a shooting at an apartment building in Brooklyn that followed an earlier shooting near a Sweet 16 birthday party, police said. The first shooting happened shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday in East New York and left a 17-year-old boy wounded in the leg, […]

Brooklyn man gets 15 years for 2005 ‘cold case’ killing

October 9 | Editorial Staff

A Bedford-Stuyvesant man was sentenced last week to 15 years in prison for the 2005 shooting death of his 22-year-old girlfriend, Desiree Cofield, who was shot in the head in the apartment that the couple shared. The defendant was arrested following a lengthy and thorough reinvestigation of the case. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said, […]

Brooklyn author’s historic rowing team reunites for documentary film

July 27 | Caleb Miller

In the late 1990s, Arshay Cooper, now of Brooklyn, lived in Chicago, where he starred on America’s first all-Black public high school rowing team. Cooper, 38, is the author of a memoir, “A Most Beautiful Thing,” which has just been adapted into an eponymous documentary, directed and produced by Mary Mazzio, a former Olympic rower. […]

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