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Markowitz task force meets to plan ‘Brooklyn Boulevard’

A task force organized by Borough President Marty Markowitz to come up with a plan to revamp the entire length of Fourth Avenue will meet to discuss safety measures for the Bay Ridge end of the four-mile thoroughfare. … Full Article
 

AT LAST! Loew’s Kings set for 'triumphant encore' as palatial Flatbush theater

Officials broke ground Wednesday on the restoration of the historic Loew’s Kings Theatre – once part of a famed cluster of first-run movie theaters near Church and Flatbush avenues in Flatbush. … Full Article
 

Kid Power! School choral groups to sing for peace

Out of the mouths of babes comes … great songs!  Youth choral groups from Brooklyn schools will be performing together in a Bay Ridge concert to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims in the U.S. and in Haiti this weekend. … Full Article
 

Fastrack 'goes Brooklyn’ with Flatbush line

MTA New York City’s Fastrack program, which shuts down selected subway lines late at night to expedite repairs, is “going Brooklyn” every night this week through Friday, Jan. 25, with the nighttime shutdown (from 10 p.m. … Full Article
 

Golden says his hit-run bill is gaining momentum in Albany

State Sen. Marty Golden (R-Bay Ridge-southern Brooklyn) said he is confident a proposal he made last year for stricter penalties against hit-run drivers will become law, now that other legislators have joined his cause.  … Full Article
 

Bensonhurst foodies can’t wait for Red Mango to open

Is Bensonhurst becoming a foodie’s paradise? Well, not quite. But the neighborhood that used to be known mainly for its pizzerias has come a long way in recent years, according to civic leaders. … Full Article
 

Councilman says city is stiffing special education tutors

The city's Department of Education is cheating private contractors out of money, according to a Brooklyn lawmaker, who is demanding that the agency make amends. … Full Article
 

Shelly Reuben turns from mystery to fables at BookMark Shoppe

Shelly Reuben, a writer who has published several novels dealing with crime, mystery, and suspense, is branching out with her latest work. … Full Article
 

Do you have what it takes to be state senator (for a day)?

Marty Golden is looking for his replacement.  Well, someone to take his place for a day, anyway. Golden, a state senator, (R-Bay Ridge-southern Brooklyn) announced that he is sponsoring his 11th Annual Senator for a Day Essay Contest for students in his district. … Full Article
 

TORAH FOUND! Dov Hikind praises police

Assemblyman Dov Hikind is praising police officers at the 66th Precinct in Brooklyn for their help in recovering a stolen Torah worth $30,000. … Full Article
 

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