Brownsville

Three people killed, two injured in Halloween night shootings in Queens, Brooklyn
Police Cristabelle Tumola 11/01/2013 at 3:26PM

Three people died and two people were injured within a five-hour period during Halloween shootings across Queens and Brooklyn, according to police. The two non-fatal incidents occurred in the Jamaica and Rockaway Park sections of Queens, said cops. Around 7 p.m. on 148th Street near 88th Avenue an unidentified suspect exited his vehicle wearing a mask and [...]

Livery cab driver stabbed to death in Brooklyn
Livery cab driver stabbed to death in Brooklyn
Police Cristabelle Tumola 6/14/2013 at 1:38PM

A man was brutally killed while driving his livery car in Brooklyn Thursday. The driver, identified as 54-year-old Uro Orji Ama, who has close family ties to Rosedale, was dropping off two passengers near Lott Avenue and Thomas Boyland Street in Brownsville around 5:30 p.m. when one of them allegedly stabbed him with what a [...]

Nets score keeper reflects on basketball tenure, Bayside ties
Nets score keeper reflects on basketball tenure, Bayside ties
Sports Melisa Stumpf 6/06/2013 at 12:09PM

Herb Teretsky, 67, does not think of himself as a superstar. He has kept score for the Nets for the past 47 years and plans to work four more years to reach a career benchmark. The dedicated score keeper has not missed a game since 1984. He was born and raised in Brownsville, Brooklyn and [...]

NYPD releases stop-and-frisk stats
NYPD releases stop-and-frisk stats
Police Alexa Altman 2/05/2013 at 3:30PM

For the first time, the NYPD has released 2011 data regarding the controversial procedure of stop-and-frisk. Among those stopped-and-frisked in 2011, 87 percent were either black or Hispanic, according to the report. Of the 685,724 stops made citywide, 53 percent were black while 34 percent were Hispanic. Only 9 percent of those stopped-and-frisked were white, [...]

School aides protest pink slips
Education & Kids Nargas Karimi 10/03/2011 at 2:25PM

As Local 372 members return to their jobs, bureaucrats at the Department of Education (DOE) are pre¬paring pink slips and layoff notices for nearly 800 school aides. “During the budget negotiations this June, the Chancellor [Dennis Walcott] called Lillian Roberts [DC 37 executive director] to try to work with DC-37 to avert DOE layoffs. Unfortunately, [...]