Need help with pre-k forms? Expert to offer help

Parents in southwest Brooklyn who are finding the process of enrolling their four-year-olds in pre-kindergarten classes to be overwhelming can breathe a sigh of relief. Help is on the way.

Councilmember Mark Treyger and Assemblyman William Colton are hosting a pre-k enrollment specialist from the New York City Department of Education, who will come to Treyger’s district office in Gravesend on Monday, Aug. 11 to answer questions from nervous parents and walk them through the process.


New hope for incarcerated Brooklyn man

A Brooklyn man incarcerated for robbery and felony murder has renewed hope in a chance at parole after a former prosecutor submitted a letter in support of his release.

Samuel Hamilton was convicted for a 1982 robbery that led to the killing of off-duty Housing Authority police officer James Carragher in Flatlands. An informant tipped the police that Hamilton and two co-conspirators had robbed the officer before the fatal shooting occurred. After serving 32 years behind bars, Hamilton has found support in a former Brooklyn prosecutor advocating for his release.


‘Sopranos’ star brightens kids’ day at Sunrise Camp

Television, film and stage actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler, known to millions for her role as “Meadow Soprano” on the mega-hit HBO series “The Sopranos,” brought smiles and laughter to children fighting a serious disease when she visited Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island.

While the camp is located on Long Island, many children from Brooklyn attend it each day, according to representatives.

Sigler visited the children on Carnival Day. It was an afternoon that brought volunteers together with children whose lives they help brighten. 


Brooklyn judge dismisses racial bias claim against NYPD

A Brooklyn federal judge dismissed a case against New York City and the New York City Police Department (NYPD), alleging racial bias in the delayed search for a missing Brooklyn girl.


Ka-Ching! Super-discount supermarket Aldi arrives in East New York

Guten Morgen, East New York!

Aldi, a fast-growing super-discount supermarket founded in Germany, has arrived at Gateway Center.

We're talking $2.99 gallons of milk, and cereal that looks and tastes like Cheerios but is private label —and priced at $1.79 per box.


Introducing Brooklyn’s own ‘Rudy’: Damon Thomas

The 1993 film “Rudy” became an instant classic as it told an inspirational story about a diminutive kid who overcame the odds to achieve his dream of playing college football. Damon Thomas’ story is a bit different, though.


Brooklynite captures amateur title at Marine Park Golf Course

Michael Carbone of Brewster, Massachusetts rode the strength of seven birdies at Marine Park Golf Course for a 3-under 69 and eventually prevailed on the third playoff hole to capture the Second Annual Brooklyn Open Championship Monday.

Closer to home, Rockaway Beach’s Xander McDonald-Smith, a 21-year-old senior-to-and No. 1 player on the Penn State University golf team, carded a 1-over 73 to win by one stroke. He edged Shuvam Bhaumik of Chelsea, Mass. by one stroke 


PHOTOS: Thousands celebrate Brooklyn color run

Welcome to the world's happiest 5K.

More than 10,000 people were doused in color at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn last Saturday and Sunday as part of "The Happiest 5K On The Planet."

The for-profit run/walk where runners are given white t-shirts and a colorful headband before sending them off to pass through four different stations where they are dusted with blue, purple, green and yellow dyed cornmeal that covers their clothes and, especially, their skin.


Does New York State owe you money?

New York State is holding onto billions of dollars and some of that money could belong to you.

Councilman Mark Treyger (D-Coney Island-Gravesend-Bensonhurst) and New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli are teaming up to help southern Brooklyn residents determine if they have money coming to them out of the state’s “unclaimed funds” holdings.


Council looks to slow down drivers near schools

School’s out for the summer, but in the City Council, school is very much on members’ minds.

Brooklyn council members are working on ways, both big and small, to force motorists to slow down when driving past school buildings.

In Gravesend, Councilman Mark Treyger (D-Coney Island-Gravesend-Bensonhurst) teamed up with a political ally, Assemblyman Bill Colton (Gravesend-Bensonhurst), to convince the Department of Transportation (DOT) to install a speed bump on the street outside PS 95 to slow down speeding drivers as they pass the school.



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