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  • Rabbi Sentenced 32 Years For Sexually Abusing Teen

    Rabbi Sentenced 32 Years For Sexually Abusing Teen
    Rabbi Baruch Lebovits, 59, the wealthy owner of a travel agency in Borough Park, Brooklyn, was hit Monday with a lengthy prison term for sexually abusing a then-16-year-old boy from his neighborhood. Lebovits, a father of seven children and grandfather...
  • Teen Vying To Be Youngest Member of NYC Council

    Teen Vying To Be Youngest Member of NYC Council
    A Brooklyn teenager may be headed into the history books as the City Council's youngest member ever. Abraham Tischler, 18, is vying for the Borough Park Council seat once held by Simcha Felder, who recently took a job with city Controller John Liu. The...
  • Orthodox Rabbi Convicted of Molesting 16-Year-Old Boy

    Orthodox Rabbi Convicted of Molesting 16-Year-Old Boy
    An orthodox rabbi was convicted by a Brooklyn jury Monday for abusing on several occasions a 16-year-old Yeshiva student. Baruch Lebovits, 59, has been found guilty of eight counts of sexual abuse. The jury -- made up of 10 women and two men --...
  • Orthodox Rabbi Sentenced to 32 Years For Child Molestation

    Orthodox Rabbi Sentenced to 32 Years For Child Molestation
    BROOKLYN -- Rabbi Baruch Lebovits, 59, the wealthy owner of a travel agency in Borough Park, Brooklyn, was hit Monday with a lengthy prison term for sexually abusing a then-16 year old teenager from his neighborhood. Lebovits, a father of seven...
  • Cops: Newlywed Groom Dies in Apparent Suicide

    Cops: Newlywed Groom Dies in Apparent Suicide
    A newlywed groom died Thursday after jumping from a Brooklyn hotel room balcony, less than two days after marrying the love of his life, police said. Motty Borger, 24, was rushed to Lutheran Medical Center after jumping seven stories from The Avenue...
  • Menorah Sparks House Fire, 4 Children Injured

    Menorah Sparks House Fire, 4 Children Injured
    A burning menorah sparked a Brooklyn house fire that sent five people, including four children, to the hospital Wednesday night, police said. At 9:37 p.m., the Fire Department of New York responded to the blaze at 1866 47th Street near Lawrence Avenue in...
  • Brooklyn Family Begs for Fungus Fix

    Brooklyn Family Begs for Fungus Fix
    Fed-up neighbors in Brooklyn say their landlord is forcing them to live in moldy squalor. Their East Flatbush building is bursting at the seams with out-of-control fungus climbing up walls and mushrooms growing in bathrooms. Tenant, Amelia DeMiller fears...
  • 2009 Summer Theater Preview

    2009 Summer Theater Preview
    PENNSYLVANIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL A notoriously difficult Shakespeare play being staged for the first time and an iconic American musical that has a surprising connection to Shakespeare make 18th season of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival at DeSales...
  • Famous Pickle Store Headed to Brooklyn

    Famous Pickle Store Headed to Brooklyn
    Even Peter Piper can't stop the proud purveyor from packing up all the pickles, the pickled peppers too. So after nearly 100 years as a Lower East Side staple, it's time to say goodbye to Guss' Pickles. "The problem is not too many customers," owner...
  • Mumps Outbreak Hits NY Jewish Community

    Mumps Outbreak Hits NY Jewish Community
    The largest U.S. outbreak of mumps is sweeping New York. At least 152 people in Rockland County have been diagnosed with the highly infectious disease since the summer. Investigators have traced the outbreak back to a Jewish summer camp in Sullivan...
  • PIX Investigates: A Groom's Dark Secrets?

    PIX Investigates: A Groom's Dark Secrets?
    A Borough Park rabbi is knocking a newspaper report that a bridegroom who committed suicide this past November had told a friend the rabbi sexually abused him as a youth. PIX Investigates asked Rabbi Baruch Lebovits about the report in the New York Post,...
  • Elderly Man, 83, Charged With Beating 99-Year-Old

    Elderly Man, 83, Charged With Beating 99-Year-Old
    An 83-year-old man was arrested and charged after police say he brutally beat a 99-year-old man following a dispute over parking. According to police, the brawl happened at around 2:10 p.m. Monday outside a doctor's office in Borough Park. Gersh Gofman,...