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The fire caused signficant damage. Photo via FDNY

Alleged Midwood arsonist indicted for attempted murder

July 15 | Kelly Mena

Brooklyn’s district attorney today announced attempted murder and arson charges against a 41-year-old Pennsylvania man for intentionally setting fire to a rabbi’s home in Midwood. DA Eric Gonzalez’s office on Monday arraigned Matthew Karelefsky of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, before Brooklyn Supreme Court on a 17-count indictment, charging him with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree arson, second-degree attempted […]

Speed the F up: Express F train service coming this September

July 10 | Meaghan McGoldrick

Limited express train service is coming to the F line this fall, the MTA announced Tuesday. Starting this September, two peak-hour Manhattan-bound F trains will run express from Church Avenue to Jay Street-Metrotech between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. A pair of peak-hour Coney Island-bound trains will do the same between 5 p.m. and 5:40 […]

Former NYPD Officer Michael Baror (center)was sentenced in Brooklyn Supreme Court Wednesday to 60 days in jail. Eagle photo by Noah Goldberg

Cop convicted of New Year’s Day pistol-whip assault sentenced to 2 months

June 26 | Noah Goldberg

An off-duty Brooklyn cop convicted of rear-ending and then pistol-whipping and beating a driver with handcuffs was sentenced to 60 days behind bars on Wednesday. Transit Officer Michael Baror was driving his Jeep Cherokee in Midwood on New Year’s Day in 2018 when he flashed his lights and then rear-ended the car in front of […]

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