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City Council Speaker Corey Johnson speaks at a press conference about the sharp rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes in New York in 2019. Eagle photo by Noah Goldberg

Hate crime prevention office underfunded, councilmembers say

May 20 | Noah Goldberg

City councilmembers and Jewish community leaders gathered in Williamsburg Monday to address the sharp spike in anti-Semitic incidents in the city this year, and to call on the mayor to fully fund a new office that seeks to prevent hate crimes. The Office of Hate Crime Prevention, created by the City Council in January, will […]

10 cyclists have been killed throughout the city so far in 2019, already matching the total number killed all of last year. Eagle file photo

Two more cyclist deaths in Brooklyn this week

May 16 | Noah Goldberg

Three cyclists killed in Brooklyn in the past week have brought the number of cyclist fatalities in the city so far this year to 10 — the same number the city saw in all of 2018. Eight of the 10 deaths have been in Brooklyn, and five in southern Brooklyn alone. A 16-year-old bicyclist died […]

Council considers taxpayer funds for armed guards at houses of worship

May 10 | Paula Katinas

Private security guards would patrol churches, mosques and synagogues on the city’s dime if a bill sponsored by three Brooklyn elected officials is approved by the City Council. Democratic Councilmembers Justin Brannan, Chaim Deutsch and Kalman Yeger are the main architects behind a bill introduced on Wednesday that would allow houses of worship to hire […]

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