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Man shot to death in Flatbush Avenue bodega near Prospect Park

October 11 | Meaghan McGoldrick

A man was fatally shot after an argument broke out inside a Prospect Lefferts Gardens bodega Thursday night, just one block away from Prospect Park. According to police, 41-year-old Dwayne Smith was shot in the chest sometime at around 10 p.m. inside of KHF Supermarket at 709 Flatbush Ave. Smith, who lived nearby on Lennox […]

New elementary school to be built on Third Avenue

October 8 | Paula Katinas

District 20 is getting a new elementary school, a local lawmaker revealed. The New York City School Construction Authority plans to build a 330-seat elementary school at 6740 Third Ave. in Bay Ridge, according to Councilmember Justin Brannan The SCA will be holding a public hearing in conjunction with Community Board 10 at some point […]

10-year-old cyclist killed by man driving without license: police

October 7 | Noah Goldberg

A 10-year-old boy riding his bike in Kensington was struck and killed by a man driving a car without a license Saturday, according to police. Dalerjon Shahobiddinov was riding his bike through a crosswalk near the intersection of Seton Place and Foster Avenue — an area without bike lanes — when 29-year-old Victor Mejia tried […]

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