December 31, 2008
Two cars collided at the corner of Coleman St. and Ave. S. Residents say since the traffic light was installed, drivers have been stepping on the gas to beat the light.
Coleman Street in Marine Park is a sleepy tree-lined street occupied by many young families with young children. In May 2004, residents who live between Fillmore Avenue and Avenue S, lobbied the Department of Transportation to replace a stop sign with a traffic light at the corner of Coleman Street and Avenue S, under the auspices it would lead to a safer environment for there children.
The theory proved to be wrong.
Many residents say that drivers are now inspired to hit the gas when they see the light turning green to yellow, and speed up the block. They say the stop sign was more effective. “Look at this,” said a woman who did not give her name, pointing to a car accident at Coleman and Ave. S. “This is becoming common. The guy across the street has to keep changing his fence because it gets damaged– accidents are so frequent.”
She was not alone. Like most car accidents, a group was formed at the scene. They voiced their concerns about their safety and speeders. One recommended a speed bump in the between Fillmore and Ave. S. Another said the Department of Transportation should reinstall the stop sign.
December 5, 2008
Charles Hynes, the Brooklyn district attorney, sponsored a domestic violence symposium last week.The number of domestic violence cases in recent years has risen, said the DA. In south Brooklyn, Canarsie and Flatlands had the most domestic violence arrests, with 695 in 2007. Bensonhurst had the least, at 383 arrests. Hynes has been a strong supporter of victims of domestic violence, because his mother was abused.
December 5, 2008
Bus drivers at the Flatbush Depot, the home base of Edwin Thomas who was killed doing his job in Bed-Stuy, react to the loss of their co worker. They also voice concern about their safety. Horace D. Moore, 20, of Crown Heights, was arrested for the killing.
November 21, 2008
Smoke was seen billowing out of the attic window
Firefighters responded to a fire at a home on a home on Quentin Road, between E. 24th and E. 25th streets on Wednesday, Nov. 21. There were no reported injuries, but the fire was substantial enough to require additional units.
The fire likely started on the outside of the house where construction was being done, and spread inside. The fire was held to the top floors.
November 10, 2008
New Yorkers, for the most part, love their pets. Some people spend big bucks when their pooch is ill. Edmund DeMarche reports HERE about the trend, in what was a three-month long investigation.
November 5, 2008
This year, Marine Park had very few McCain or Obama signs. Some people did not want to seem unneighborly, others couldn’t find where to get McCain posters. Read HERE.
October 28, 2008
Burnett Street Fire
We learned the man who had a heart attack in the Burnett Street fire two weeks ago did not die. We reported he did suffer a deadly heart attack. However, it should be noted that paramedics at the scene and other newspapers reported the man was dead. We regret the error.