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News & Features Sunday memorial service in front of the burned out Sasson home. (Photo courtesy of Rafael Lopez Jr. /

Neighbors and community leaders gathered at 3371 Bedford Avenue yesterday evening, the site of a Saturday morning fire that claimed the lives of seven children in the deadliest New York City blaze in eight years. The event mourned the loss of siblings Eliane Sassoon, 16, Rivkah Sassoon, 11, David Sassoon, 12, Yeshua Sassoon, 10, Moshe Sassoon, 8, Sara Sassoon, 6, and Yaakob…

News & Features Source: NYPD's 70th Precinct, via Twitter

It was a whodunnit of proportions usually seen on Saturday morning children’s cartoons. A crime was in progress, but the suspect had left the scene. How will they find him? Oh, the criminal mastermind left footprints in the snow. That’s what happened yesterday, allowing officers from the NYPD’s 70th Precinct and the Flatbush Shomrim to…

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Judging by the number of e-mails we’ve received this year, package thieves are ruining the Sheepshead Bay holiday season at a higher rate than usual. While most who’ve contacted us have asked for advice (spoiler: file a police report), reader Timur K. snatched a rare clear photo of the man who stole his delivery. For…

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The Parks Department will be spending $2.6 million to fix the bathroom in Bill Brown Playground in Sheepshead Bay. The money is just for the bathroom – not the whole park – which raises the question of whether or not that’s too much money for one bathroom. While Sheepshead Bay and the surrounding areas can…

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A van struck a 12-year-old boy in Midwood Tuesday night, sending him to the hospital in critical condition. The Brooklyn Paper is reporting that the accident happened near Bedford Avenue and Avenue M in Midwood. The Brooklyn Paper described the scene of the accident on Tuesday: Police were called to the scene near Avenue M…

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