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Numb, hopeful, families endure post-Sandy recovery

Marine Park
There was a moment of horrible disbelief when Linda Marten and her sister, Lauren Mullaney, realized that both of their homes on the Rockaway peninsula had burned to the ground the night Sandy came ashore. … Full Article
 

8 nabbed in Canarsie on drug charges

Canarsie
Bridget G. Brendan, New York City’s special narcotics prosecutor, and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly on Friday announced the arrests of eight drug traffickers who allegedly sold illegal narcotics and prescription drugs in Canarsie,  … Full Article
 

Recchia quits NYC comptroller race

Gravesend
Councilman Domenic Recchia Jr. (D-Bensonhurst-Gravesend-Coney Island) stunned the political world on Tuesday by announcing that he won’t run for city comptroller in 2013. … Full Article
 

Obama OKs natural gas pipeline to Brooklyn via the Rockaways

Mill Basin
President Barack Obama has signed legislation allowing a pipeline through New York's Gateway National Recreation Area. … Full Article
 

NIMBY! Greenfield and Recchia slam plan for drug rehab in Bensonhurst

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A plan by a Queens-based group to open a treatment center for drug addicts in Bensonhurst is coming up against some fierce opposition from local residents, the community board, and City Council members. … Full Article
 

De Blasio, Crowley call for review of NYC 911 system after Sandy

Gerritsen Beach
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio joined Council Member Elizabeth Crowley in calling for a serious review of the New York City 911 system’s failure to keep up with call volume during Hurricane Sandy. … Full Article
 

Sandy victims coming down with coughs and rashes

Gerritsen Beach
Many Superstorm Sandy victims are coming down with serious debris-related illnesses, reports the New York Times. … Full Article
 

NYC says students hit by Sandy can take classes online

Gerritsen Beach
New York City teens impacted by Hurricane Sandy will be able to take many of their classes online, Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott said Tuesday. … Full Article
 

Buddhist group donates $10 million to NYC Superstorm Sandy victims

Gerritsen Beach
A Buddhist disaster relief organization is donating a whopping $10 million to Superstorm Sandy victims in New York City, in the form of Visa debit cards.  … Full Article
 

FEMA opens recovery center in Gerritsen Beach

Gerritsen Beach
Gerritsen Beach is getting some much-needed post-Sandy attention from the federal government. … Full Article
 

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