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Grimm votes for budget to save fort’s anti-terror unit

Bay Ridge
At least something good is coming out of the nasty budget battles in Washington, a local lawmaker said. … Full Article
 

RACIST RANT? 'Ice Cream Girl' pulls 'Yo Granny's in my Garbage' video

Bensonhurst
Faced with mounting criticsm, a Bensonhurst ice cream pedler on Wednesday afternoon pulled from YouTube a music video that ridicules older Asian women who rummage through garbage cans collecting redeemable cans and bottles. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge's Regina Opera presents `La Serva Padrona,’ Suor Angelica’

Bay Ridge
The Regina Opera, in its 43rd season, gave us an afternoon to treasure with a double bill that offered a dollop of laughter and a gallon of tears.  … Full Article
 

Midwood school mounts concert to save its music program

Midwood
In the 1999 movie “Music of the Heart,” a violin teacher played by Meryl Streep is faced with the elimination of the music education program from her public school in Harlem. … Full Article
 

Immigrant workers rebuild storm ravaged waterfront job center

Bensonhurst
An employment center destroyed by Hurricane Sandy was rebuilt by determined immigrants who congregate there in the hope of finding day jobs. … Full Article
 

City eases up on fines against street vendors

Bay Ridge
The guy who owns the falafel stand on your street corner can breathe a little easier, thanks to the City Council, which voted overwhelmingly last week to ease restrictions on street vendors. … Full Article
 

Defiant Hikind offers modest apology for blackface Purim costume

Borough Park
Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who at first vigorously defended wearing blackface, an Afro wig and a basketball jersey to a Purim party, offered a modest apology Monday afternoon, saying he didn't mean to hurt anyone. … Full Article
 

Woman raped during ‘job interview’

Bensonhurst
By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle A 39-year-old woman was lured to a Bensonhurst motel by a man who promised her a job interview. But instead of interviewing the woman, the man raped her, police said. … Full Article
 

Maimonides joins forces with Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Borough Park
By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle The landscape of health care in Brooklyn is changing by the minute. First there was the news that Long Island College Hospital was closing. Then came word that a judge had issued an order to temporarily stop the closure. … Full Article
 

A Brooklyn Bridge Toll? Sal Albanese's controversial idea

Bay Ridge
Motorists would have to pay a toll to drive on the Brooklyn Bridge and the other East River crossings under a proposal put forth by a Democratic mayoral candidate.  … Full Article
 

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