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Brooklyn Heights Resident Charged with Securities Fraud is Apparent Suicide

The Daily News reports that Sanjay Valvani, 44, a hedge fund manager who faced charges of securities fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy arising from alleged insider trading, was found dead in his Sidney Place townhouse yesterday evening, an apparent suicide. Valvani is said to have made about $25 million from trades based on non-public information […]

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Enrique Rios, Brooklyn Resident and St. Francis Alum, Among Orlando Victims

Gothamist reports that Brooklynite Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25, who, according to his Facebook page, studied social work at St. Francis College and was employed as a Coordinator at True Care Home Health Care Agency, was among the 49 fatal victims of Saturday night’s terror attack at The Pulse nightclub in Orlando. We at BHB […]

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Suspected Murder On Joralemon Street

Multiple news outlets are reporting that at around 9:30 Monday night, police responded to a call on Joralemon Street near Brooklyn Bridge Park, where they found a 23-year-old woman unconscious. She was pronounced dead at the scene of a gunshot to the head. From NBC4: Police said they’re not sure if a robbery led up […]

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Centa Promises Increased Police Presence And Vigilance At Park And In Heights

At Tuesday evening’s 84th Precinct Community Council Meeting, as expected, Deputy Inspector Sergio Centa (photo), the Precinct Commanding Officer, faced many questions about security in Brooklyn Bridge Park and on Brooklyn Heights streets, especially Joralemon, used by pedestrians going to and from the Park. He noted that his requests for additional officers to be assigned […]

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84th Precinct Community Council Meeting Tuesday Evening; BHA on Pier 2 Issue

The 84th Precinct Community Council will meet this Tuesday evening, May 17, at 7:00 p.m., at The Theater @ The Schermerhorn, 160 Schermerhorn Street (between Smith and Hoyt streets). All are invited; refreshments will be served. The agenda includes presentation of the Cop of the Month Award, a presentation by Precinct Commander Deputy Inspector Sergio […]

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Pier 2 Evacuated…Again

Your correspondent went to the Promenade to view an especially glorious sunset when a BHB reader pointed out to him that people were streaming along the path in Brooklyn Bridge Park below, headed to the Joralemon Street exit. Pier 2 had been shut down again. A police boat was nestled next to the pier (photo). […]

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Woman Foils Would-Be Killer at Borough Hall Station

As reported by Gothamist, the recent rash of subway slashings and other acts of random violence continued locally yesterday evening at about 8:00 on the Manhattan bound 4 and 5 platform at Borough Hall as a man tried to shove a 27 year old woman onto the track in the path of a train. The […]

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Rabbi Raskin Attacked on Joralemon Street

Rabbi Aaron Raskin (photo), of Congregation B’nai Avraham on Remsen Street, was, as reported by the Eagle, attacked by a group of people while walking on Joralemon Street near Hicks Street at 6:18 this past Sunday evening, January 31. He was talking on his cell phone at the time of the attack, and it was […]

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Brooklyn D.A. Ken Thompson Headlines Anti-Human Trafficking Event at Plymouth Church Sunday

Update: Because of the winter storm, this event has been postponed to the following Sunday, January 31. As most Brooklyn Heights residents know, Plymouth Church, at Orange and Hicks streets, has a storied history of opposition to slavery, both under Henry Ward Beecher in the years leading to the Civil War, and in recent times. […]

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Capt. Centa Gives Area Crime Stats at Community Council Meeting; Two Cops Honored

At last night’s 84th Precinct Community Council meeting, Precinct Commander Capt. Sergio Centa gave an overview of crime statistics and trends year-to-date in the area. Note that these stats are for the entire 84th Precinct area, not just Brooklyn Heights. There have been no murders in 2015. Rapes, however, are up by fifty percent over […]

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