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Brooklynite David Barnes, 30, holds up dismissal notice of a warrant outside the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Clinton Hill as part of the Begin Again program (Credit: Marla Diamond/1010 WINS)

Begin Again Program Giving Some New Yorkers A Fresh Start

Thompson said many New Yorkers are in danger of going to jail for failure to respond to summonses for low-level offenses.

06/19/2015

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks to reporters at a news conference following an NYPD swearing-in ceremony with Mayor Bill de Blasio on Jan. 7, 2015. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Critics Sound Off After Bratton Says It’s Difficult To Recruit Blacks To NYPD

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was facing a backlash Wednesday over his assertion that the NYPD has a hard time recruiting African-American men as officers because many have arrest records.

06/10/2015

FILE - A police car patrols in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Only Borough Seeing Drop In Murders, Shootings

According to crime statistics released April 19, there have been three fewer murders this year compared to the same period in 2014. Shooting incidents are down 11.7 percent, and the number of shooting victims has fallen 15.7 percent.

04/27/2015

Smoke Detector (credit: clipart.com)

Local Leaders Urge Brooklyn Families To Prioritize Fire Safety In Wake Of Deadly Blaze

Adams said that Brooklyn residents need to learn from the deaths of 7 children killed in a blaze that investigators believe was started by a hot plate.

03/23/2015

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. (Credit CBS 2)

Brooklyn Borough President: Include Female Voice In State Budget Negotiations

He said not having a female voice in on the issues is an insult to the women of the state.

03/16/2015

City Councilman Mark Treyger speaks at a news conference about Superstorm Sandy flood claims on March 1, 2015 in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Brooklyn Officials: Sandy Victims Should Refile Flood Claims After Firms Accused Of Fraud

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Councilman Mark Treyger, D-Brooklyn, want a special monitor to be established by the attorney general to review every single case.

03/01/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio attends the Rev. Al Sharpton's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Harlem on Jan. 19, 2015. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sharpton, Adams Defend De Blasio At Separate MLK Events

At a seperate MLK Day event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Borough President Eric Adams, a former NYPD captain, also stuck up for the mayor.

01/19/2015

Brooklyn residents line up to speak during meeting on police-community relations (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Brooklyn Residents Suggest Ways To Improve Police-Community Relations At Public Meeting

The public spoke for two hours, asking for economic opportunities, recreational programs for youths and respectful treatment from all officers.

01/18/2015

Brooklyn Borough President, Civil Right Attorney Norman Siegel and students announce town hall meeting and Google hangouts to talk about police relations (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Brooklyn Officials To Host Town Hall Meetings In Effort To Ease Police-Community Tensions

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and attorney Norman Siegal said they’re inviting protesters, residents, and off-duty NYPD officers to participate.

01/11/2015

The Parachute Jump is ready for New Year's in Coney Island, Brooklyn on Wednesday, Dec. 31. (Credit: CBS2)

Coney Island New Year’s Eve Celebration Features Fireworks, Countdown

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, City Councilman Mark Treyger and the Alliance for Coney Island are hosting the event Wednesday night.

12/31/2014

Police outside the Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters in Brooklyn. (credit: CBS2)

Security Stepped Up At Brooklyn Synagogue After Stabbing

Police are increasing security at a Brooklyn synagogue after authorities said a mentally ill man stabbed a student in the head before being shot and killed by police.

12/10/2014

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Turns 50

Staten Island Officials Boycott 50th Anniversary Of Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Staten Island’s politicians are boycotting the anniversary ceremony Friday because of a proposed toll hike announced earlier this week.

11/21/2014

Gowanus residents protest a parole facility. (Credit: CBS2)

Safety Among Concerns For Gowanus Residents Protesting Parole Facility

If the state has its way thousands of state parolees will start reporting to a massive facility on Second Ave in January, but a lawsuit from neighbors is trying to stop that from happening.

11/20/2014

A Brooklyn shop owner says his business was torn apart by a group of rowdy teenagers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Search Continues For Teen Suspects Who Vandalized Brooklyn Deli

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and other elected and interfaith religious leaders gathered Tuesday to denounce a recent attack by a group of teens who ransacked a Crown Heights deli and butcher shop.

10/14/2014

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito speaks at a news conference on Sept. 23, 2014, in which religious leaders and lawmakers denounced anti-Muslim ads being placed on New York City buses and at subway stations. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Politicians, Religious Leaders Denounce Anti-Muslim Bus Ads

Religious and political leaders of all faiths and backgrounds gathered on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday to denounce anti-Muslim ads set to appear on New York City buses and at subway stations.

09/23/2014

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