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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 […]

Reginald Moise (right) listens as a family member of Tiarah Poyau (left) speaks at his sentencing. Eagle photo by Noah Goldberg.

Brooklyn man sentenced to more than 17 years in drunken 2016 J’Ouvert killing

May 17 | Noah Goldberg

The Brooklyn man convicted of killing a 22-year-old St. Johns University student at the Crown Heights J’Ouvert festival in 2016 was sentenced to 17 1/3 years in prison Friday, after the victim’s family spoke tearfully about their loss. Reginald Moise shot Tiarah Poyau in the head in the early morning hours of Sept. 5, 2016, […]

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 […]

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