Non-Jewish CB 9 Member Bravely Fights Zoning Vote Scheduled on Yomtov

Brooklyn Community Board 9, which represents the Jewish half of Crown Heights along with Lefferts-Gardens, scheduled a vote on a controversial zoning issue which directly affects the Jewish community on the holiday of Simchas Torah, effectively preventing the Jewish community’s participation in the deliberation and vote. One non-Jewish member of the board bravely spoke out against this outrage, and thankfully she was able to prevent the vote from taking place.

Two More Arrested in Stark Murder Case

24 days after a jury found a Crown Heights man guilty of the gruesome murder of Menachem Stark the NYPD has announced that two of his relatives have been arrested in connection with the murder of the Brooklyn landlord in January 2014.