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Miracle: Boy Critically Injured by Car Returns Home

In what cannot be described as anything short of an open miracle, Shneur Zalman Boaron, a 13-year-old boy who was critically injured and in a coma for a week after he was struck by a vehicle while crossing Kingston Ave. on his way to school early last month, has been sent home from the hospital in good health just in time for Shabbos.

Rep. Yvette Clarke to Boycott Trump Inauguration

At least 26 Democratic lawmakers have announced that they will boycott Donald Trump‘s inauguration on Friday, following the lead of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), who said he considers Trump’s presidency to be illegitimate. Among those boycotting the event is Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), whose district includes Crown Heights.

Roasted Coffee Served Up at New Crown Heights Cafe

Until recently, Zalmy Mochkin had no specific experience as a coffee roaster. But for years he’s been tasting great coffee anywhere he can find it, from San Francisco (where he visited the original Blue Bottle Coffee with his brother) to the Australian outback, where he swears he found a perfect cup while road-tripping to Perth.

My Son Was Hit By a Car; the Driver Didn’t Apologize

In a painful open letter to the community, a Crown Heights parent says that last night their young son was struck by a vehicle as he was crossing the street. The driver, a member of our community, then added insult to injury.

Update: The driver (through reached out to the family of the boy who was hit. She personally apologized to the boy and has offered to pay for any damage.

New Charges Against Crown Heights Landlord

New charges have been filed by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman against Crown Heights landlord Daniel Melamed, who is accused of ‘Illegal eviction’ for not providing adequate heating to his tenants in an alleged bid to drive them out.

Crown Heights Politicians Bicker Over Armory’s Future

Elected officials representing the rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights have waded into the growing fight over the redevelopment of the city-owned Bedford-Union Armory. The fight has pitted US congresswoman Yvette Clarke, state senator Jesse Hamilton, state assemblyman Walter Mosley and state assemblywoman Diana Richardson against New York City Council Member Laurie Cumbo.