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Coney Island opening ceremonies this Sunday

Along with peeping birds, blooming crocuses and longer days, Brooklyn’s symbol of the end of winter has arrived: Coney Island is officially opening this Sunday, with a ribbon cutting ceremony, the 30th Annual Blessing of the Rides at Deno's Wonder Wheel Park, and a ceremony by the NYC Fire Depart … Full Article
 

House members demand Sandy insurance fraud probe

Eight members of New York City's congressional delegation, including three representing Brooklyn, have written a letter to Inspector General John Roth of the U.S. … Full Article
 

Council passes Treyger finance education bill

More than 50 million Americans carry student loan debt, including over 1.3 million New York City residents, according to Councilmember Mark Treyger, who said that the Class of 2014 is the most indebted class ever. And the Class of 2015 is expected to surpass the Class of 2014. … Full Article
 

Treyger predicts Sandy task force will make big difference

Councilmember Mark Treyger, who attended the City Hall ceremony at which Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill to help residents in coastal communities prepare for the next Sandy-type of natural disaster, predicted that the new law will make a big difference in the lives of New Yorkers. … Full Article
 

James Madison HS grad coordinates Navy funeral honors

Angela Boyle, in addition to being a massage therapist, a volunteer for Susan G. Komen’s Race for a Cure and a volunteer for United Service Organizations, is a petty officer 2nd class in the U.S. Navy Reserve. … Full Article
 

Coney Island lawmakers demand homeland security funding

Wednesday’s arrest of three terror suspects from Brooklyn, one of whom told investigators he wanted to bomb Coney Island, is proof that Congress should vote to provide full funding to the U.S. … Full Article
 

Council passes Treyger bill on Sandy church task force

The City Council has approved legislation proposed by Councilmember Mark Treyger that would provide more assistance to houses of worship and charitable organizations that help victims in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy types of natural disasters. … Full Article
 

Kearney upsets St. Edmund Prep in regular season finale

The Bishop Kearney Tigers pulled off a stunning upset, beating the previously undefeated St. Edmund Prep Eagles 51-48 behind a tremendous 24-point performance from senior Jen Kaye in Sheepshead Bay on Monday. … Full Article
 

NY breaks ground on Coney Island beach-protection project

New York elected officials have broken ground on a $25 million project to protect the shoreline at Coney Island. Sen. Charles Schumer says the Army Corps of Engineers project will replenish and repair beachfront areas damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
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New book focuses on Luna Park, headhunters and colliding cultures

Two cultures collide as a huckster imports a tribe of Filipinos to Coney Island’s Luna Park in author and journalist Claire Prentice’s newest work “The Lost Tribe of Coney Island.”  … Full Article
 

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