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Shovels hit the ground for affordable housing in East New York

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday joined developers and community members to break ground on a major new project in East New York that will create hundreds of apartments of affordable housing and space for community organizations. … Full Article
 

Colton calls on parents to be pre-k ‘watchdogs’

The state’s ambitious, $300 million universal pre-kindergarten program needs more than money to make it work, according to one Brooklyn lawmaker. … Full Article
 

Another Brooklyn school engulfed in sex scandal

Officials at Brooklyn’s P.S. 219 mishandled an 11-year-old’s complaint of sexual abuse, a report by NYC’s Special Commissioner of Investigation (SCI) revealed.  … Full Article
 

Mill Basin, the 'Modern Menace'

Big? Yes. Tasteful? Not so much. “I have seen some really ugly houses in Mill Basin,” a commenter, Alfonce, said in a brooklyneagle.com posting. … Full Article
 

Progress seen on NYCHA repairs in East Brooklyn

Mary Smith had one problem, and then she had several. The heating in her living room at the Fiorentino Plaza Houses in East New York conked out about three years ago. Then her hot water went. She began hauling pots of hot water from the stove to her bathroom to bathe. … Full Article
 

Colton in no hurry to make endorsement in Recchia-Grimm race

A pox on both your houses! That appeared to sum up the sentiments of Bill Colton, the influential southern Brooklyn assemblyman who has not yet made an endorsement in the heated race for the 11th Congressional District and is in no hurry to back a candidate. … Full Article
 

Brownsville board: Home runs threaten motorists

Brownsville Recreation Center may be beloved by people who visit its premises—but not so much by the cars that drive on Linden Boulevard, the major street that hems it in. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn's Assemblyman Boyland found guilty in federal fraud case

After intense deliberations, a Brooklyn jury found sitting Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland, Jr. guilty of 21 felony counts, including bribery, fraud, extortion and theft. … Full Article
 

Superstorm Sandy helpers suffer ‘compassion fatigue’

Now it’s the helpers who need help. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn state senator charged with embezzlement, other federal offenses

An indictment was unsealed Monday in federal court in Brooklyn charging state Senator John Sampson (D-Southeast Brooklyn) with two counts of embezzlement, five counts of obstruction of justice and two counts of making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  … Full Article
 

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