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Introducing Brooklyn’s own ‘Rudy’: Damon Thomas

East New York
The 1993 film “Rudy” became an instant classic as it told an inspirational story about a diminutive kid who overcame the odds to achieve his dream of playing college football. Damon Thomas’ story is a bit different, though. … Full Article
 

Brooklynite captures amateur title at Marine Park Golf Course

Marine Park
Michael Carbone of Brewster, Massachusetts rode the strength of seven birdies at Marine Park Golf Course for a 3-under 69 and eventually prevailed on the third playoff hole to capture the Second Annual Brooklyn Open Championship Monday. … Full Article
 

PHOTOS: Thousands celebrate Brooklyn color run

Marine Park
Welcome to the world's happiest 5K. More than 10,000 people were doused in color at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn last Saturday and Sunday as part of "The Happiest 5K On The Planet." … Full Article
 

Does New York State owe you money?

Gravesend
New York State is holding onto billions of dollars and some of that money could belong to you. … Full Article
 

Council looks to slow down drivers near schools

Gravesend
School’s out for the summer, but in the City Council, school is very much on members’ minds. Brooklyn council members are working on ways, both big and small, to force motorists to slow down when driving past school buildings. … Full Article
 

Follow the Yellow Brook Road to free ‘Wizard of Oz’ screening!

Gravesend
A free screening of the film classic, “The Wizard of Oz” will take place in Colonel Marcus Park in Gravesend this Sunday, June 29, thanks to council members David Greenfield and Mark Treyger, who are jointly presenting the movie showing. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn man sentenced to 20 years in prison for Brownsville shooting

Brownsville
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned that a Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison following his conviction earlier this month on assault and other charges in connection with a point-blank shooting that left his 19-year-old victim permanently injured. … Full Article
 

Treyger opens his second district office

Gravesend
Councilman Mark Treyger opened his second district office on Sunday by hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and greeting large crowds of constituents who said they were grateful the lawmaker has established a new foothold in southern Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Cameras to go up at tragic Brooklyn housing project, among others

East New York
Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Wednesday joined public housing residents in East New York, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chair Shola Olatoye, and Councilmember Inez Barron to announce the start of a long-overdue security camera installation at Boulevard Hous … Full Article
 

Chamber of Commerce aims to help veteran-owned businesses

Canarsie
As a lieutenant colonel, Irving Donaldson led the 369th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Harlem Hellfighters, into Iraq in 2004. … Full Article
 

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