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News & Features Deutsch, Crowley, Stringer and victims who were reimbursed.

Councilman Chaim Deutsch and City Comptroller Scott Stringer hit Midwood’s street on Friday to tout a handful of city reimbursements to neighbors for damage to their vehicles caused by Department of Transportaiton roadwork, and to raise awareness of victim assistance programs. The duo held a press conference on Ocean Avenue and Avenue M, near where 11 cars…

Police & Fire Source: DCPI

Police are turning to the public in their search for a 15-year-old girl from Midwood, who was last seen yesterday morning in front of her Manhattan high school. Alexandra Cheprasova, of Avenue R near East 12th Street, was last seen at 6:30am in front of the High School of Mathematics, Science and Engineerng at City…

Arts & Culture Marissa Tomei (Source: Murrow High School yearbook)

Edward R. Murrow High School (1600 Avenue L) will celebrate 40 years in the community this Saturday, when more than 700 former students and their families will return to the school grounds. Opened under the visionary leadership of Saul Bruckner in 1974, the school seized upon an an unconventional curriculum, giving students more college-like freedom and scheduling…

News & Features Source: Nick Ares/Flickr

The son-in-law of indicted former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Marcello Trebitsch, of Midwood, was arrested yesterday morning and charged with running a Ponzi scheme. Trebitsch, 37, allegedly swindled approximately $7 million from multiple clients over five years, promising investors annual returns up to 16 percent. Instead, he pocketed some money, used some to repay early investors,…

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

In the wake of the tragic Midwood fire that killed seven siblings more than a week ago, City Councilmen David Greenfield and Mark Treyger are joining forces with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) for a fire safety, prevention and education seminar, tonight at 7:30pm at Congregation Shaare Zion, 2030 Ocean Parkway between Foster…

News & Features Source: Kathryn Kirk/Brooklyn BP’s Office

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams yesterday launched a campaign to establish a burn center in the city’s most populous borough – and pledged funds for promising proposals – following the tragic Midwood fire that left seven children dead this weekend. Currently, the only burn centers in the five boroughs are in Staten Island, Manhattan and the Bronx.…

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