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Only 1 in 8 Bushwick Schools Offer Student-Run Newspapers. Does This Affect Local Journalism?

Only 1 in 8 Bushwick Schools Offer Student-Run Newspapers. Does This Affect Local Journalism?

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Ridgewood Wendy’s Struck by Toilet Thief Twice

Ridgewood Wendy’s Struck by Toilet Thief Twice

The local Ridgewood fast-food chain was left without flush fixtures multiple times.

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How to Help The Family That Lost Two Children Last Weekend to the Bushwick Fire

How to Help The Family That Lost Two Children Last Weekend to the Bushwick Fire

The fire injured 3 adults and killed two sisters under the age of 10.

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Friday Fast Fact: Almost 300 Cases Filed Were Filed Against Bushwick Landlords in 2018

Friday Fast Fact: Almost 300 Cases Filed Were Filed Against Bushwick Landlords in 2018

Here’s a roundup of the housing cases brought against Bushwick landlords this past year.

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Bushwick Man Is Caught on Video Having a Meltdown Over a Bagel Inside of a Deli

Bushwick Man Is Caught on Video Having a Meltdown Over a Bagel Inside of a Deli

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

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The Former Ridgewood Theater is Now Officially a Blink Fitness Gym

The Former Ridgewood Theater is Now Officially a Blink Fitness Gym

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Friday Fast Facts: Number of Votes Cast in Bushwick Midterms Increases by 150% Since 2014

Friday Fast Facts: Number of Votes Cast in Bushwick Midterms Increases by 150% Since 2014

Voters in Bushwick showed up to the polls with much more force than they did in 2014.

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Bushwick Witches Plan To Hex Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh This Weekend

Bushwick Witches Plan To Hex Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh This Weekend

Justice Kavanaugh was sworn into the United States Supreme Court earlier this month despite being accused of sexual assault by professor Christine Blasey Ford.

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The Shuttering of Sands: New Cafe Closes After Owner Is Accused Of White Supremacy

The Shuttering of Sands: New Cafe Closes After Owner Is Accused Of White Supremacy

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A Bushwick Gang May Have A Connection To Mexican Cartel Leader El Chapo

A Bushwick Gang May Have A Connection To Mexican Cartel Leader El Chapo

There’s evidence to suggest that the gang has made a significant amount of money working with the Sinaloa cartel.

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Ridgewood Tap Water Has The Highest Lead Levels In All Of Queens

Ridgewood Tap Water Has The Highest Lead Levels In All Of Queens

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A Tale Of Three Cities: Bushwick Community Plan Released To A Packed House On Saturday

A Tale Of Three Cities: Bushwick Community Plan Released To A Packed House On Saturday

The plan will outline rezoning in the neighborhood.

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Man Arrested For Hitting A Bicyclist With An ATV In Ridgewood

Man Arrested For Hitting A Bicyclist With An ATV In Ridgewood

The incident occurred late last month.

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Bushwick Was Hit With Another Series of K2 Overdoses

Bushwick Was Hit With Another Series of K2 Overdoses

This area of Bushwick is known as a hotspot for overdoses.

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Bushwick Man Gets 25 To Life For 2004 Cold Case Murder Of Teenager

Bushwick Man Gets 25 To Life For 2004 Cold Case Murder Of Teenager

His victim was 17-years-old.

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City Removed Over 60 Garbage Bins In Ridgewood To Clean Up Streets

City Removed Over 60 Garbage Bins In Ridgewood To Clean Up Streets

The measure to save money by removing street trash bins has affected Harlem and Ridgewood the most.

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Loose Goats Had A Brief Taste of Freedom On Wyckoff Avenue

Loose Goats Had A Brief Taste of Freedom On Wyckoff Avenue

They escaped from a truck headed to a halal slaughterhouse.

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Councilwoman Velázquez Urged Bushwick Immigrants to Know Their Rights at Recent Immigration Forum

Councilwoman Velázquez Urged Bushwick Immigrants to Know Their Rights at Recent Immigration Forum

The Council Woman held an immigrants right forum last weekend alongside local police and immigration lawyers.

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Local Dog Rescue Looks To End Korean Dog Meat Trade

Local Dog Rescue Looks To End Korean Dog Meat Trade

Korean K9 Rescue aims to teach Bushwick residents about the trade, and also hopefully send a few fur babies to the right homes.

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Council Member Espinal Launches Largest NYC Site for Urban Agriculture

Council Member Espinal Launches Largest NYC Site for Urban Agriculture

The website was launched with the help of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

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A Map of ICE Raids In and Around Bushwick

A Map of ICE Raids In and Around Bushwick

The ICE Watch map shows that despite NYC being a sanctuary city, a significant number of raids occurred just last year.

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Council Member Espinal Wants Mandatory Green Roofs on New Buildings

Council Member Espinal Wants Mandatory Green Roofs on New Buildings

The Council Member wants more eco-friendly infrastructure throughout NYC.

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Local Key Food Collecting Money to Help Family of 4-Year-Old Who Died On Hart Street

Local Key Food Collecting Money to Help Family of 4-Year-Old Who Died On Hart Street

So many residents have expressed their condolences and safety concerns after the 4-year-old’s death.

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4-Year-Old Fatally Struck in Bushwick

4-Year-Old Fatally Struck in Bushwick

A 4-year-old girl was fatally struck by a car yesterday in Bushwick while walking with her mother.

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2 Dead in Recent Queens Fires

2 Dead in Recent Queens Fires

Two elderly Queens residents died this Monday from two separate fires across the borough.

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Police Arrest a Man Suspected of Shooting a Bystander on Myrtle Avenue

Police Arrest a Man Suspected of Shooting a Bystander on Myrtle Avenue

The victim was walking down the street near Knickerbocker Avenue when shots rang out.

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Bushwick Man Missing Since Saturday

Bushwick Man Missing Since Saturday

A massive search has been underway for the last few days, since the mysterious disappearance of James (Jay) Ott, 31, a New York clothing designer

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Rheingold Brewery Rezoning Update: Community Group Meets Tonight

Rheingold Brewery Rezoning Update: Community Group Meets Tonight

Are you concerned about the proposed rezoning of the former Rheingold Brewery complex? As we’ve reported, many concerned Bushwick residents have felt left out of the approval process for the rezoning, which would allow for the construction of nearly 1,000 apartment units in brand new 7- and 8-story apartment buildings near the Flushing Avenue J-train stop in northwest Bushwick

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It’s Primary Day! Do You Know Where Your Children Are Voting?

It’s Primary Day! Do You Know Where Your Children Are Voting?

Photo from http://www.whytuesday.org/2010/10/28/bloomberg-thumbs-up-to-san-fran-weekend-voting/ …just kidding, kids can’t vote. But you can! And you should, if you want to avoid having your neighbors assume you’re a clueless transplant from the Midwest. Be the change you wish to see in the world, keep your rent from skyrocketing, or get a sticker. And NYC is doing everything within […]

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Biking North: Ridgewood to Receive New Bike Lanes

Biking North: Ridgewood to Receive New Bike Lanes

Pull up a map of bike routes along the Brooklyn-Queens border and you will find that there’s an absence of city-designated paths for cyclists north of the one down Central Avenue in our neighborhood

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Fast Food Workers Prepare to Strike on Thursday

Fast Food Workers Prepare to Strike on Thursday

New York City is the land of a thousand fast food joints, and our neighborhood is no exception

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