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Readers: Don’t drag the kids into your bigotry!

Letters: Protesters gathered in Gerritsen Beach on June 6 to express outrage over the appearance of a drag queen at a reading event for children, which they said would be detrimental to the welfare of minors. Comments (8)

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for June 15! Comment

Column: Mayor de Blasio’s ‘right’ lie on NYC hate crimes

The Right View: This week, our columnist writes about the concerning rise of anti-Semitism in New York City. Comments (18)

Innocent: Former Community Board 6 district manager cleared of questionable pay-raises in court

Park Slope: A former long-time Brooklyn civic leader was found not guilty on June 14 of using bogus documents to give himself a pay-raise from the city of more than $16,000. Comments (6)

State pols repeal religious exemptions for vaccines amid measles outbreak

Albany politicians passed a package of bills repealing the religious exemption for vaccines on June 13, amid a measles outbreak that has swept through Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish communities and infected almost 1,000 people statewide. Comments (24)
Development: Political bigwigs are celebrating a landmark agreement to strengthen the state’s rent laws, which will affect more than 2.5 million city dwellers. Comments (10)

City shuts down two more Williamsburg yeshivas for not vaccinating kids, staff against measles

Williamsburg: The city closed down two more Williamsburg yeshivas for letting unvaccinated kids and staff into their schools, the Department of Health announced Thursday. Comments (21)

Cops seek teen suspected of snatching elderly woman’s purse in Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay: Cops are searching for a woman who snatched an elderly woman’s purse in Sheepshead Bay on June 12. Comment

Cops ask for help in locating missing Homecrest man

Sheepshead Bay: The search is on for a Homecrest man who has been missing from his apartment since Tuesday, according to authorities. Comment
Flatbush: The holidays can be a rough time for some elders, but the Renaissance Adult Day Care Center in Flatbush made sure that their seniors experienced their best Father’s Day yet with an early celebration for the ages. Comment

Brooklyn claims nation’s largest number of baby boomers: Report

Florida? Fuggetaboudit! Comments (3)

East New York man faces lengthy sentence in fatal cab driver shooting

A 27-year-old man from East New York was sentenced to 25 years to life for fatally shooting a cab driver and father of four, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on June 13. Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got baseball at the beach; canoes in the canal; and Bunbury-ists beneath the Brooklyn Bridge! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Art: Call it a summer beach arty! Comment
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