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Gounardes oath of office ceremony features talk of comebacks

January 28 | By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Democratic state Sen. Andrew Gounardes, who defeated Republican incumbent Marty Golden in November, was ceremonially sworn into office at Fort Hamilton High School on Jan. 27 in an event featuring guest speakers such as U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, who spoke with optimism about New York’s future. But it was the stinging defeat Gounardes once suffered […]

The black vehicle is the one driven by the suspect Sherman Harrison that killed Amy Phillipson of Gerritsen Beach. Eagle photos by Todd Maisel

Gerritsen Beach woman dies in fiery hit-run wreck in Tribeca

January 3 | By Todd Maisel Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A 57-year-old Gerritsen Beach woman had no chance of escape when her vehicle was struck by a hit-and-run driver, causing it to flip over and burst into flames in Tribeca Saturday morning, police said. The woman, identified as Amy Phillipson of Gerritsen Beach Avenue, was killed when the hit-and-run driver struck her vehicle, a 2003 […]

A car wash at Avenue U and Gerritsen Avenue. Image © 2018 Google Maps photo

Neighbors eulogize senior killed in Gerritsen Beach car wash accident

May 3 | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The 85-year-old woman killed in a freak accident at a Gerritsen Beach car wash on Tuesday was remembered as a devoted mother and grandmother who was very much in love with her husband, who was critically injured in the mishap, according to News4 New York. Joan Tornabene and her 90-year-old husband were leaving a car […]