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The battle over the future of the SHSAT “will continue to be an issue,” Assemblymember William Colton predicted. Eagle photo by Paula Katinas

Parents step up fight with mayor over elite high school test

June 3 | Paula Katinas

Southwest Brooklyn’s Asian-American community, up in arms over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to eliminate the do-or-die entrance exam for the city’s elite high schools, is busy planning its next move in the escalating fight. A group of parents met with Assemblymember William Colton, who is supporting their efforts, at the United Progressive Democratic Club […]

Synagogue burglar draped in Jewish prayer shawl steals $2,000

April 29 | Meaghan McGoldrick

Cops are looking for the man they say stole $2,000 from a Bensonhurst synagogue while draped in a Jewish prayer shawl known as a tallit. According to police, the man broke into the Yeshiva Ohel Torah Synagogue near 63rd Street and 17th Avenue through a side window and swiped the cash from the place of […]

The fur industry is often operated through family businesses, like Thomas Lax’s De Lax Fur in Midwood. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Fur ban sparks fury for Brooklyn businesses

April 22 | Paul Frangipane

One safety pin hangs out of Mitch Cohen’s mouth as he stabs another into a mahogany cuff of mink fur, labeling the fur coat with a sticky note for storage until next winter. The 63-year-old Brooklynite has been working in the fur business for over 30 years. Now, he says, a proposed bill in the […]

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