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This past Sunday at 4:12am, Glenda Martin-Grant will have spent a full year without one of the three sons she raised on her own – and without any answers as to who shot and killed 23-year-old Gerard ‘Geezy’ Grant as he sat with a friend in his car on East 16th Street and Avenue I. Despite the NYPD offering…

Events
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Local pols are joining forces to host the “Pre-Labor Day Summer Senior Concert” tomorrow, August 27 at Amersfort Park, located on Avenue I between East 38 Street and East 39 Street. The concert will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., sponsored by Councilman Jumaane Williams, Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, Golden Crust, Chef’s Choice, caribBEING, Millenium…

Police & Fire
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Months after a double shooting in Midwood left one dead and no arrests, authorities are offering a $12,000 reward for information leading to an indictment. The quiet, peaceful stretch of East 16th Street near Avenue I erupted into violence just after 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 18. Neighbors reported hearing a series of gunshots, and police…

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A new group has launched with the goal of expanding the services of shomrim, or Jewish civilian patrol, into a broad swath of Gravesend. Community Safety & Security (CSS) is an affiliate of the Sephardic Community Federation, and is working on a recruitment drive to bring volunteers to the well-established Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol, which…

Police & Fire
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A 23-year-old Canarsie man was killed and another man seriously injured in what appears to be a drive-by shooting in Midwood early Saturday morning. At approximately 4:00 a.m. the two victims were in a 2011 Toyota Camry at Avenue I and East 16th Street when a gunman opened fire. The Daily News reports: “I was…

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Neighbor Salmir Gutic died Monday night after a car collision in Kensington, on East 8th Street and Avenue I. According to a report on the Windsor Terrace Patch, the 34-year-old was making a lefthand turn on westbound Avenue I when a Mercedes Benz on the avenue collided into his car shortly before 9:30 p.m. Gutic…

Real Estate
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In an effort to offload defunct properties and reduce overhead, the MTA has issued a Request for Proposals from developers to rehabilitate and put to use seven defunct properties around the city – including an old electrical substation in Midwood. Located at 851 East 15th Street, near Avenue I, the 7,920 square foot property is…

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Vandals hit up the Avenue J train station early Wednesday morning, spray painting an “ew” onto the station’s sign to read Avenue Jew. Now representatives of the heavily Orthodox Jewish area are condemning the graffiti and locals are wondering if it’s connected to last week’s hate-crime-related torching of three cars, which was accompanied by spray-painted…