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Brooklyn lawyer federally charged with misconduct

Brighton Beach
An attorney with a debt relief and settlement company serving financially disadvantaged individuals has been charged with federal mail and wire fraud. … Full Article
 

Treyger urges state to use Sandy funds for Coney Island plant upgrade

Coney Island
New York State is about to receive more than $300 million from the federal government to upgrade its sewage treatment plants to prevent damage in future Sandy-type storms. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn born actor loves his 'Beauty and the Beast' role

Sea Gate
There was a time when actor Austin Basis, co-star of the hit television series “Beauty and the Beast,” considered becoming a doctor. While attending the State University of New York at Binghamton, he majored in theater but planned to attend medical school. … Full Article
 

New Field of Dreams on Coney Island

Coney Island
Hurricane Sandy hit Coney Island more than six weeks after the Brooklyn Cyclones' 2012 season ended with a 2-0 loss at Hudson Valley in the third and decisive game of their first-round playoff series. … Full Article
 

View-obstructing Boardwalk bathrooms put on hold

Brighton Beach
The New York City Parks Department has delayed the erection of large comfort stations along Coney Island and Brighton beaches.  The bathrooms, one of which is the subject of a lawsuit by nearby condominium owners, will replace restrooms beneath the boardwalk that were destroyed by Superstor … Full Article
 

Rasputin owner indicted in debt-relief fraud

Brighton Beach
Federal prosecutors say a New York City debt-settlement services firm defrauded debt-ridden individuals out of millions of dollars — with much of the ill-gotten gains used to fund operations of the Rasputin Supper Club in Brighton Beach. … Full Article
 

DEATH BY SANDY? Fallout may doom Coney Island's Mermaid Parade

Coney Island
The famed Coney Island Mermaid Parade, which has attracted a half-million people for each of the past few years, may have to be canceled this year because of damage from Hurricane Sandy. … Full Article
 

Six months after Sandy, Grimm tours hurricane damaged Coney Island Hospital

Coney Island
Six months after Superstorm Sandy crippled Coney Island Hospital, US Rep. Michael Grimm took a tour of the hospital to see the progress that has been made to get the facility back up to full strength.  … Full Article
 

As summer approaches, sand pileups plague Coney Boardwalk

Coney Island
Many Coney Island residents and business owners are complaining about sand drifting and piling up on the boardwalk. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn STRONG protests garbage transfer station in southern Brooklyn

SOUTHERN BROOKLYN
Residents, elected officials, teachers, students, and activists of southern Brooklyn from Bay Ridge to Mill Basin gathered at the promenade near the Caesar's Bay shopping center in Gravesend on Sunday to protest a proposed garbage transfer station the city wants to place in the neighborhood. … Full Article
 

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