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City pumping $3.4 million into renovating Scarangella Park

One of the Bensonhurst-Gravesend area’s largest playgrounds will be getting a whole new look thanks to $3.4 million in funding that will go toward a major renovation of the recreational space. … Full Article
 

In Public Service: Williams pushes for a new New Deal in NYC

The key to solving the problem of gun violence on New York City streets is to stop looking at it strictly as a law enforcement issue and to start taking a holistic approach to the situation, according to Councilmember Jumaane Williams. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn man convicted of double murder in East New York

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced on Friday that a 60-year-old man has been convicted of two counts of second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon for the 2013 shooting death of two men outside a home in East New York.
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After renovation and enlargement, this Mill Basin house sells for an additional $1 million

There's eye candy on Mill Basin's inland streets. When we visited the neighborhood recently, we noticed an abundance of charming houses that aren't located right on the shoreline.  … Full Article
 

On the waterfront in Mill Basin — for $3.1 million

What could be more fun than window-shopping for shoreline houses on a sunny, summer-like November day? Mill Basin's waterfront homes look especially fine with cerulean skies as a backdrop. … Full Article
 

Reasons to love Mill Basin

Brooklyn founding father Jan Martense Schenck owned a house there. In the 1670s. It's one of the only places in B'KLYN where houses have private boat docks. It looks a little like Fort Lauderdale with deciduous trees. … Full Article
 

Author of book on charter school movement to speak in Brooklyn

"A Light Shines in Harlem” (Lawrence Hill Books), by award-winning journalist Mary C. Bounds, explores the charter school movement and its formative years in New York in the late 1990s and early 2000s. … Full Article
 

MTA to finally connect the L and 3 Lines in Brownsville

In its five-year capital budget proposed on Wednesday, the MTA agreed to fund a long-awaited connection between the Livonia Avenue – Junius Street L and 3 lines in Brownsville. … Full Article
 

East Brooklyn Congregations rally draws 750

More than 750 members of East Brooklyn Congregations (EBC) marched to the Redwood Senior Living residence in East New York on Sunday. … Full Article
 

In Public Service: Persaud moving up ladder fast

“I will work with everyone — Democrats, Republicans,” said Assemblymember Roxanne Persaud, who is a Democrat but has shown a willingness to work across the aisle in Albany. … Full Article
 

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