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News & Features Source: Nick Ares/Flickr
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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. / RLJRNews.com)
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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
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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.…

Police & Fire 1663 Ocean Parkway, the scene of the crime. (Source: Google Maps)
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Update (March 25 at 10am): The victim is identified as Natik Nisimov, a Gravesend resident and salon owner that friends described as having a “great heart,” despite a lengthy rap sheet. Original post: A 29-year-old man was found shot dead on the sidewalk in front of an Ocean Parkway home this morning. Cops responded to…

Police & Fire The man cops think stole $500 in quarters on Kings Highway. (Source: NYPD)
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Cops are looking for the man pictured above, who they believe is responsible for stealing approximately $500 off his victim in Midwood earlier this month. On Wednesday, March 11, the thief crept up behind his 44-year-old male victim at approximately 3:50pm in front of 1316 Kings Highway. He grabbed a box packed with quarters out of the victim’s hands, totaling…

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

Real Estate 2443 Ocean Avenue (Source: Google Maps)
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A long overgrown and litter strewn lot at 2443 Ocean Avenue will soon become the construction site for a planned six-story, 28-unit residential development. The developer, Bernard Weingarten, of Mesivta Haichel HaTorah, has owned the property since 1975, according to New York YIMBY, which first reported on the plans. Though the property, near Avenue T,…

Arts & Culture Madison takes the stage (Photo by Elvir Ali)
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by Ellen Levitt Brooklyn teens showcased their musical, singing, dancing and acting skills Saturday night at Murrow High School on Avenue L. At the second annual Brooklyn Sings! InterSing competition, which pit Sing shows from Madison, Midwood and Murrow High Schools, Murrow was triumphant. All three public schools staged entertaining productions that drew a packed crowd…

News & Features Men scope out a Gravesend synagogue.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHAXvCrjUXc Police are looking to speak to two men described as “Middle Eastern-looking” who locals say were acting suspiciously near two Ocean Parkway synagogues and attempting to take photographs of at least one of them on Saturday. The men approached the front doors of Congregation Bet Yaakob on Ocean Parkway and Avenue R at approximately 4:15pm,…

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