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Defiant Hikind offers modest apology for blackface Purim costume

Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who at first vigorously defended wearing blackface, an Afro wig and a basketball jersey to a Purim party, offered a modest apology Monday afternoon, saying he didn't mean to hurt anyone. … Full Article
 

Woman raped during ‘job interview’

By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle A 39-year-old woman was lured to a Bensonhurst motel by a man who promised her a job interview. But instead of interviewing the woman, the man raped her, police said. … Full Article
 

Maimonides joins forces with Albert Einstein College of Medicine

By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle The landscape of health care in Brooklyn is changing by the minute. First there was the news that Long Island College Hospital was closing. Then came word that a judge had issued an order to temporarily stop the closure. … Full Article
 

A Brooklyn Bridge Toll? Sal Albanese's controversial idea

Motorists would have to pay a toll to drive on the Brooklyn Bridge and the other East River crossings under a proposal put forth by a Democratic mayoral candidate.  … Full Article
 

The One Man Ban: Bloomberg defends soda ban, says state should do the same

As of March 12, customers in New York City will no longer be able to buy a soda larger than 16 ounces in a restaurant or a movie theater, as the ban on supersized, sugary drinks that Mayor Michael Bloomberg fought for, and was heavily criticized for, goes into effect. … Full Article
 

Cancer charity group names ‘Frankie’s Heroes’

By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle … Full Article
 

Catsimatidis: Stop raising our bridge tolls!

Saying that there should be “fairness and rational in the toll system,” Republican mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis came to Brooklyn on Monday to call for a freeze on the tolls on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. … Full Article
 

Mayor Bloomberg wants to find the next Mark Zuckerberg

Could the next Mark Zuckerberg be sitting in a New York City public school right now? Mayor Michael Bloomberg is aiming to find out if there's someone out there with the potential to invent Facebook or another innovation that can tak over the world. … Full Article
 

Subway riders form alliance to fight for better service in Bay Ridge

Ivan Colon had waited nearly an hour for the R train while on his way home from work on a recent evening. By the time he arrived at the 95th Street station, he was tired and annoyed that his trip had taken so long. … Full Article
 

Cops visit hospital to see baby they saved

Police officers from the 62nd Precinct in Bensonhurst paid a recent visit to Lutheran Medical Center to see a baby girl whose life they saved. … Full Article
 

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