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Brooklyn Democratic Socialists narrow their sights on four 2020 candidates 

September 19 | Emma Whitford

On the heels of a competitive effort in June’s Queens district attorney primary, during which they backed insurgent candidate Tiffany Cabán, the Democratic Socialists of America are beginning to solidify their 2020 priorities in Brooklyn. Brooklyn DSA’s electoral working group recommended four New York State Assembly and Senate candidates for endorsement in a closed meeting […]

Brooklyn murder convict loses court battle to have case tossed

August 29 | Noah Goldberg

A Brooklyn man accused of a decades-old murder lost a court battle to get his conviction overturned on Thursday — despite the fact that disgraced former detective Louis Scarcella and his partner Stephen Chmil worked the case. Nelson Cruz was convicted as a teenager of shooting a man named Trevor Vieira in East New York […]

Councilmember Rafael Espinal, left, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, right, called on the MTA to fund needed improvements to Broadway Junction. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Locals demand overdue improvements to Broadway Junction station

August 26 | Paul Frangipane

Ahead of the MTA’s announcement of its five-year capital investment plan next month, local officials and community members gathered outside Broadway Junction station on Monday to demand the agency fund improvements to the station — including accessibility measures for riders with disabilities. The New York City Economic Development Corporation released last Thursday a preliminary plan […]

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