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Renovated gymnasium at Frederick E. Samuel Houses in Harlem: Funding through seized narcotics proceeds

Ceremony and community basketball game, 3 p.m. today

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, Frederick J. Watts, Executive Director of New York City’s Police Athletic League (PAL), and Gerald Nelson, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Vice President for Security, announced the unveiling of a newly refurbished gymnasium at the Frederick E. Samuel Houses, a New York City Housing Authority development in the Harlem section of Manhattan.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. today in the Frederick E. Samuel Community Center, located at 669 Lenox Ave. …

Ten Arrested in Staten Island Gang Takedown: Indictments Charge Heroin Trafficking and Shooting, Two Firearms Seized

New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan, Richmond County District Attorney Michael McMahon and New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton announced today the arrest and indictment of 10 individuals on Staten Island and in New Jersey as a result of a long-term investigation by the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Staten Island Gang Squad (SIGS). The indictment brought by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor centers on heroin trafficking, a shooting and weapons possession. The Richmond County District Attorney’s Office and the NYPD initiated the investigation.

Beginning early yesterday morning, approximately 120 members of …

Alex Crandon Sentenced to 53 1/3 Years to Life in Prison for Role in “GS9” Gang Warfare

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the sentencing of ALEX CRANDON, 22, to 53 1/3 years to life in prison for his role in gang warfare that extended from New York City to Miami, and involved murder and multiple attempted murders between January 2013 and October 2014.

On April 15, 2016, CRANDON was convicted at trial on 19 counts, including Conspiracy in the Second and Fourth Degrees, Murder in the Second Degree, Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, …

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