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Jumaane Williams (not the public advocate) sues man over car accident

July 17 | Noah Goldberg

Brooklynite Jumaane Williams is suing a man over a 2017 car crash that left him severely injured, according to a lawsuit filed in Brooklyn — but it’s not the city’s public advocate. It’s a different Jumaane Williams. A spokesperson for Jumaane D. Williams — the former Flatbush City Council member and current public advocate — […]

Providence House. Eagle photo by Phineas Rueckert

The Brooklyn sanctuary where nuns help women transition from Rikers

July 9 | Phineas Rueckert

When Lavita Thwaites applied for transitional housing after eight months on Rikers Island, she probably didn’t expect the answer she got. “Oh! It’s nuns?” Thwaites remembers asking the first time she heard about Providence House. She took it as a sign. Thwaites, 34, had been through a troubled patch in her life. In 2016, she […]

From left, CB9 Executive Committee members Vivia Morgan, Eve-lyn Williams and Chairperson Patricia Baker during a heated moment at a community board meeting on Tuesday night. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Hiring ‘nightmare’ escalates at Crown Heights community board

June 12 | Lore Croghan

After nearly four years without a district manager, Community Board 9 met Tuesday night to choose one —which did not happen after six of the 24 board members present refused to cast a vote. The long-running drama of CB9’s search process to fill the job of top neighborhood bureaucrat has included the ouster of two […]

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