Daily News - Shirley Gerard, though fighting back tears, showed zero sympathy for the drug gang corralled Friday in the Sheepshead Bay and Nostrand Houses — including her grandson.
Matthew (MZ) Gerard, 32, was one of 18 suspects charged in a crackdown on dope dealers in the New York City Housing Authority homes. Authorities broke down Shirley’s apartment door in their hunt for her kin.
“I raised Matthew and his brother as best I could,” said Gerard (photo), a 75-year-old lung cancer patient who struggled to catch her breath. “They got him. Let them keep him.”
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Daily News - A NYCHA employee provided gang members access to a public housing apartment in Brooklyn so they could make it the headquarters for a drug ring that sold everything from crack to heroin, prosecutors charged Friday.
Housing authority caretaker Shakina Rowe, 27, was charged Friday along with 17 others, including two other NYCHA staffers who bought marijuana from the drug-den apartment while in uniform and during work hours.
The city Department of Investigation discovered yet again a problem that’s afflicted NYCHA for some time: tenants “permanently excluded” for committing crimes on NYCHA property who move right back in …