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Colton leads protest against Gravesend trash plant

"First Sandy, now the Sanitation Department is hurting us!" That was the cry from residents of southwest Brooklyn who took part in a protest rally Sunday against the city’s plans to move ahead with the construction of a trash plant on the Gravesend waterfront. … Full Article
 

New institute's focus: preserving Brooklyn's untamed beachfront

Plans for a new Science and Resilience Institute for Jamaica Bay were announced on Monday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn teacher sentenced in sex scandal case

Erin Sayar, former teacher at James Madison High School in Marine Park, was sentenced in Brooklyn Supreme Court, Criminal Term, on charges stemming from accusations that she engaged in a sexual relationship with her student, Kevin Eng. … Full Article
 

SUNY Downstate’s residency program on probation

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), citing an “egregious catastrophic event,” has placed SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s residency program on probation, SUNY Downstate’s President Dr. … Full Article
 

Food fight: Giant tomato battle coming to Brooklyn on Saturday

In Spain, it’s called “La Tomatina,” an annual tomato-throwing festival held in the town of Buñol. … Full Article
 

Missing Brooklyn boy found in North Carolina

Police say a 12-year-old boy who disappeared from East New York, Brooklyn on the Fourth of July has been found in good condition in North Carolina. … Full Article
 

12-year-old Brooklyn boy missing, disappeared on the 4th of July

Shawn Martinez, age 12, disappeared on the Fourth of July in East New York, Brooklyn, and hasn’t been seen since. He was last seen on Wortman Avenue, according to the 75th Precinct. … Full Article
 

East New York elderly fight displacement

Almost 200 residents of East New York streamed into an underutilized New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) parking lot on Wednesday morning to celebrate the groundbreaking of Redwood Senior Living, a senior housing building that will hold 80 rental units. … Full Article
 

Thompson picks up endorsements from Latino leaders

Former city Comptroller Bill Thompson, who grew up in Brooklyn, has picked up endorsements in his quest to become New York’s next mayor from several of the borough's Latino elected officials and civic leaders. … Full Article
 
 

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