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U.S. settles discrimination lawsuit against Fabco Shoes

A discount shoe store chain has agreed to pay a customer a $10,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Attorney after an employee in its Bensonhurst store allegedly refused entry to the shopper because the woman was in a wheelchair, officials announced. … Full Article
 

New novel captures a piece of Brooklyn’s past

Brooklyn during the Great Depression, when movie houses like the Loew’s 46th Street Theater sponsored “Dish Nights," families gathered around radios to hear Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Fireside Chats” and kids took the trolley to Coney Island, is the time frame in which writer Catherine Gigante- … Full Article
 

Golden calling on residents to protest water rate hike

Residents will have even more reason to take short showers, water the plants less frequently and turn off the faucet while brushing their teeth in the morning. The city is planning to raise the water rates starting in July. … Full Article
 

Arab, Asian leaders to co-sponsor congressional debate

In a sign of the growing political clout of the borough’s Arab and Asian communities, organizations representing the two groups are joining forces to co-sponsor a debate featuring two of the three candidates for the Southwest Brooklyn-Staten Island seat in Congress. … Full Article
 

Quagliones turn March of Dimes walk-a-thon into family affair

Every time Kerry and John Quaglione look at their three-year-old daughter Natalie Grace, they feel incredibly lucky to have her. … Full Article
 

Narrows Community Theater presents 'The Wedding Singer'

A cast of zany, lovable characters, including a wannabe rock star, a winsome waitress who wins his affection and a spicy grandmother, are all part of the fun of “The Wedding Singer,” the 2006 Broadway musical that was based on the hilarious 1998 movie starring Adam Sandler. … Full Article
 

Malliotakis blasts Obama’s Cuba policy

The meeting between President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro at the Summit of the Americas in Panama City over the weekend has been hailed a thaw in the tensions between the two countries, a frostiness that dates back more than 50 years. … Full Article
 

Xaverian hopes to avoid senioritis and repeat as City champions

The Xaverian Clippers were supposedly rebuilding last season and went on to win a city championship. This year they have the majority of the team coming back, so expectations are a bit higher — it’s another title or bust. … Full Article
 

Police probe apparent suicide of NYPD sergeant

The NYPD is investigating the tragic death of one of its own. An off-duty police sergeant shot himself in the head in an apparent suicide in his Bay Ridge home on Sunday afternoon, according to various media reports. … Full Article
 

Artists tell Poly Prep students to create their own opportunities

A panel composed of artists and women working behind the scenes in the arts offered empowering advice to middle school students at Poly Prep Country Day School, telling the youngsters at a special forum not to sit around and wait for that big break, but instead to be bold, believe in themselves a … Full Article
 

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