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Push to integrate Brooklyn middle schools is starting to show results: new data

November 15 | Christina Veiga, Amy Zimmer, Chalkbeat NY

This story was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here. A pioneering diversity plan is starting to shift racial demographics of schools in one corner of Brooklyn, according to preliminary 2019-20 enrollment data released Thursday by the Education Department. By moving to a lottery-based admission system and getting […]

Sunset Park company wants to change how the fashion industry recycles

November 12 | Millie Dent, Liz Gravier and Marc Stewart

From a small warehouse space in the Brooklyn Army Terminal, the New York-based company Fabscrap is hoping to change the way the fashion industry recycles. Fabscrap collects, sorts and recycles unwanted garments from designers and other fashion-related industries. With a small staff and an arsenal of volunteers, the company recycles about 12,000 pounds of fabric […]

Police Officer Michael Bergman leaves Brooklyn Supreme Court after being indicted Wednesday afternoon. Eagle photo by Noah Goldberg

Brooklyn cop lied about getting run over, pleads guilty to perjury

November 8 | Noah Goldberg

A Brooklyn cop pleaded guilty to perjury on Thursday for falsely claiming that a man nearly ran him and his partner over, a claim that resulted in that man’s arrest. Michael Bergmann, who was assigned to the NYPD’s Grand Larceny Division, was patrolling in Sunset Park in February when he and his partner pulled their […]

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