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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (third from left), Assemblymember Tremaine Wright (center, speaking) and State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (sixth from left) sponsored a packed hearing on the housing theft crisis in Brooklyn. Eagle photo by Mary Frost.

Brooklyn facing crisis in housing theft and foreclosures, advocates say

March 19 | Mary Frost

As real estate values in Brooklyn have gone through the roof, homeowners in gentrifying black and brown communities in the borough are increasingly being targeted by housing predators, legislators were told on Friday at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Residents and housing experts testified at a standing-room-only hearing that homes worth millions of dollars are being systematically […]

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. Eagle photo by Mary Frost

Brooklyn DA pushes major reform in evidence disclosure

March 4 | By Rob Abruzzese Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez bucked the trend among district attorneys in the state on Saturday, calling for discovery reform in an op-ed published in the Times Union in which he referred to the current system as “trial by ambush.” Discovery refers to a criminal defendant’s right to know details about the evidence that will […]

Suspect, 19, charged in killing of young father in Canarsie

February 28 | By Meaghan McGoldrick Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Police arrested 19-year-old Julius Allen on Wednesday, who they suspect gunned down a new father in Canarsie’s Bayview Houses in November 2018. Allen is charged with murder in the second degree in connection to the death of 26-year-old Anthony Ponce. The victim’s body was found with gunshot wounds to the head and chest in the fifth […]