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How the Salaam Club is helping to support Brooklyn during coronavirus pandemic

May 19 | Editorial Staff

Celebrating a proud heritage, the Salaam Club of New York, one of Brooklyn’s oldest civic groups, has been performing good works in Brooklyn and beyond for 75 years. Always quick to respond to the needs of the community, the Salaam Club recently helped initiate a GoFundMe campaign to raise much-needed funds during the coronavirus pandemic. […]

Brooklyn neighborhood comes together to bury a stranger

May 4 | Julie Walker Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The request, posted on an online neighborhood forum by a Brooklyn funeral director, was simple but heartfelt. A 91-year-old woman had died from the coronavirus. Her family was scattered in other states. Would anyone like to contribute items for her funeral, like flowers? This wasn’t a funeral for anyone who lived […]

NYPD cracks down on another big funeral, stoking tensions

May 1 | Michael R. Sisak Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Tensions between police and members of New York City’s Hasidic Jewish community flared again Thursday as officers interrupted a crowded funeral procession to crack down on social distancing violators. Video posted on social media showed officers in protective masks chasing a minivan through Brooklyn’s Borough Park neighborhood as it carried the […]

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