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Police & Fire (Photo: Google Maps)
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https://youtu.be/q5K1SDKWcXA At least 42 homes in Midwood are without power due to an electrical fire that occurred just before midnight on Monday evening, according to a spokesperson for Con Edison. The FDNY says a smoking manhole was reported near the intersection of East 7th Street and Avenue N at 11:29pm. Emergency responders put out the fire,…

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City Councilman Chaim Deutsch is inviting the community to take part in a neighborhood cleanup on Sunday to clear out debris in catch basins that cause flooding during heavy rain. “When catch basins get clogged with leaves and debris, it severely impedes the draining of water, creating ponding and overflow conditions. I invite community members…

Health west nile virus
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It’s peak mosquito season, and this summer, many of the little buggers are carrying the potentially deadly West Nile virus, health officials warned this week. Neighbors are advised to stay indoors tomorrow night as pesticide trucks spray down southern Brooklyn neighborhoods where the disease-carrying mosquitoes are concentrated. A Brooklyn man was hospitalized Sunday in the…

Police & Fire Source: DCPI
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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 & Music Marissa Tomei (Source: Murrow High School yearbook)
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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 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,…

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