Feds, Apple battle in Brooklyn court

By ALEXANDRA SEMENOVA The legal battle between national security interests and personal privacy escalated last Monday after the Justice Department appealed a Brooklyn federal court ruling that prosecutors do not…
A sense of style in Midwood

A sense of style in Midwood

By BEVERLY ORTEGA As I walked down Avenue J in Midwood toward the Tznius Princess shop, the women around me were dressed a lot differently than I was. Their skirts…

A fixture of local culture moves on

By JHERELLE BENN Laverne Washington browses carefully through the aisles of a variety store located on Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. He gazes at natural potions, tonics, incense, afro-centric clothing…

Canarsie clergy combat crime

By KECIAH BAILEY Following a brutal rape in Canarsie and several other reported rape attempts, the 69th Precinct Clergy Council announced stepped up efforts to combat crime and establish a…