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6,000 pounds of matzah donated to charity

Preparing for Passover, which begins next week, Kars4kids, a New Jersey-based car-donation organization whose proceeds benefit Jewish charities, just donated 6,000 pounds of matzah to the Jewish Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty’s distribution center i … Full Article

Storm damaged Kohl’s to reopen April 7

In another sign that Brooklyn is bouncing back from the ravages of Hurricane Sandy, it was learned this week that the nationwide chain Kohl’s will be reopening its department store in the Caesar’s Bay Shopping Mall in Bensonhurst early next month. … Full Article

Catholic school principal, book store owner are among senate award winners

Just in the nick of time, before Women’s History Month ends, state Sen. Marty Golden will host a ceremony honoring the accomplishments of female educators, merchants, and civic leaders in his district.  … Full Article

Is there a doctor in the house? Not enough physicians, lawmakers say

There is a growing medical crisis in the U.S. having to do with a shortage of doctors, according to a group of lawmakers, who said the problem will become a full-blown emergency unless something is done about it. … Full Article

Burglary spree has Dyker Heights residents on edge

 In response to a rash of break-ins of private homes in Dyker Heights, the commanding officer of the 68th Police Precinct has stepped up the investigation and has issued tips to residents on how to reduce the chances of having their houses burglarized. … Full Article

Nadler gets star speaking role at pro-gay marriage rally

US Rep. Jerrold Nadler will be getting one of the prime speaking slots at a pro-gay marriage rally to take place on March 24, two days before the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on the issue of same sex unions. … Full Article

One-Stop-Shop medical center to open in Bensonhurst

A new medical facility, hailed by its developers as a “one-stop-shop” place for patients seeking health care, is set to open in Bensonhurst within the next few weeks, officials said. … Full Article

Knives on planes? Grimm angry at TSA head’s cutting remark

Calling a decision by the Transportation Safety Administration’s top leader to allow passengers to bring knives on airplanes “borderline idiotic,” US Rep. Michael Grimm (R-C-Brooklyn-Staten Island) said he has introduced legislation to prevent it from happening. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s Catholics mourn Bishop Ignatius Catanello

The Most Reverend Ignatius A. Catanello, Titular Bishop of Deultum and Retired Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, died after a lengthy illness on Monday, March 11.
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Union says city should start new chapter in library funding

The city’s largest municipal union is pushing for a new system of funding libraries that would use a percentage of property taxes to cover the costs of keeping them open. … Full Article


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