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Fix is set for Sandy-ravaged Bensonhurst seawall

Bensonhurst
The Shore Parkway seawall, which sustained heavy damage during Hurricane Sandy, will undergo emergency repairs by the New York City Parks Department, a Community Board 11 http://www.brooklyncb11.org/index.php offi … Full Article
 

Grimm combat: Bay Ridge rep at war with Boehner over Sandy relief

Bay Ridge
Almost two weeks have passed since House Speaker John Boehner shockingly refused to let that very unpopular body vote to approve a desperately needed $61 billion Hurricane Sandy aid fund. The very same measure had passed the Senate with wholehearted support from most Republican senators and almos … Full Article
 

Does Hinsch’s closure mean fast food takeover on 5th Avenue?

Bay Ridge
Hinsch’s rose from the dead once. But the famous Bay Ridge ice cream parlor is not going to get a second life, after all.  … Full Article
 

Grimm facing uphill battle getting Sandy relief bill passed

Bay Ridge
With the House of Representatives set to vote on a $51 billion Hurricane Sandy relief package on Jan. 15, U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Brooklyn-Staten Island) said he’s spending nearly every waking moment trying to persuade his colleagues to vote for the bill. … Full Article
 

Remember long gas lines? So do we, say lawmakers

Bay Ridge
Those long lines at the gas stations in the wake of Hurricane Sandy should not be repeated when the next emergency rolls around, two Bay Ridge lawmakers said.  … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge crooner sings tribute to Brooklyn-born Danny Kaye

Bay Ridge
Comic actor Danny Kaye, who starred in movies like “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “White Christmas,” would have turned 100 years old on Jan. 18.  … Full Article
 

Justice Schack: 'I'd rather handle killers than divorcing couples'

Dyker Heights
“People say I should write a book on what I’ve seen,” New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Schack said.  He has seen plenty. … Full Article
 

Assembly’s electoral reforms will strengthen NY voting process

Bay Ridge
In a democracy like ours, every person’s voice and vote counts. As a state Assembly member, it’s my duty to ensure that as many citizens as possible have the opportunity to be part of the electoral process, and that voters know where political messages – and the money behind them – come from. … Full Article
 

They're not 'retarded'! Councilman pushes use of 'developmentally disabled' monicker

Borough Park
City Councilman David G. Greenfield on Wednesday called on New York City to end its use of the term “mentally retarded” in all official documents. State and federal governments have already dropped the term, but the city's Departments of Education and Health still use it. … Full Article
 

Love blossoms on 3rd Avenue with help from a fortune cookie

Bay Ridge
It’s not everyday you get a fortune cookie that contains a marriage proposal. But that’s exactly what happened to Danielle Jabour, a real estate saleswoman from Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

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