Headlines of the Week: April 1-7

A roundup of the most recent popular Brooklyn Patch stories.

Here, we've gathered the most popular articles of the last seven days that appeared on Brooklyn Patch sites. From police activity to politics, real estate and restaurants, find out what news had the borough buzzing. 

Fort Greene-Clinton Hill: NYC Mayoral Candidates Spar Over Term Limit Controversy   

Things became heated between Democratic mayoral candidates at a forum Wednesday when they were asked about term limits, a still-touchy subject after Mayor Michael Bloomberg's successful 2008 campaign for a third term.

Park Slope: Tractor Trailer Kills Pedestrian on Flatbush and Atlantic Aves

A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a tractor trailer while crossing the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush avenues on Wednesday, an NYPD report said. 

Carroll Gardens: 

In a phone call early Wednesday morning, co-owner Mike Sale told Patch that the store has been made an offer by Investors Bank and that April 30 will be its last day of operation.

Bed-Stuy: 4 People Rescued from Basement Fire on Madison St

Fire officials are investigating an early morning fire on Madison Street where four people were rescued and at least one was treated for series injuries. According to fire officials, the fire broke out Friday morning at around 5:46 a.m. in the basement of a three-story private dwelling at 823 Madison Street, between Ralph and Howard avenues.

Prospect Heights: Gourmet Take-Out to Replace Back 9 Grill on Vanderbilt

Finally, a new business has begun renovating 635 Vanderbilt Ave., replacing the short-lived Back 9 Grill. Called "Stocked," the new cafe located between Prospect and St. Marks will offer healthy entrees, sides, salads and sauces for Prospect Heighters to grab on their way home.

Ditmas Park: Two Men Wanted For Armed Robbery of Flatbush Avenue Store

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying and locating two men wanted for a commercial robbery that occurred within the confines of the 70th Precinct. 

Windsor Terrace-Kensington: Bloomberg: NYC Homeless Shleters Should be for Residents Only 

About 25 percent of the roughly 48,500 people living in city shelters are not city residents and Mayor Michael Bloomberg is not happy about it.


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