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SUNY Downstate receives $1 million grant for eyesight restoration research

East Flatbush
The State University of New York’s Empire Innovation Program has awarded SUNY Downstate Medical Center a $1 million grant to recruit and retain faculty researchers in support of the Department of Ophthalmology’s research on restoring eyesight and preventing vision impairment.  … Full Article
 

NYC election board defends poll-site notifications

Brownsville
The New York City Board of Elections, responding to Election Day complaints by voters in Brooklyn that they hadn't been notified about changes to polling sites, says it had every reason to make those changes — and took the necessary steps to let people know. … Full Article
 

Golden arranges for women to get free mammograms

Marine Park
Marine Park women in need of mammograms can get the important breast cancer detection test for free, thanks to state Sen. Marty Golden who is working with the American Italian Cancer Foundation to bring a medical van to the community. … Full Article
 

NYC kitten, rescued after Sandy, finds a home in Brooklyn

Gravesend
They're two of a kind. A stray kitten that spent a year recuperating with an animal rescue group after getting plucked from the streets of a flood-ravaged section of Brooklyn has finally been adopted — by a fellow Superstorm Sandy refugee. … Full Article
 

Chamber to celebrate 'Legends of Brooklyn’

Mill Basin
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce will host its 2013 Annual Gala on Dec. 18 at El Caribe Country Club in Mill Basin.  … Full Article
 

Canarsie vigil will mark Superstorm anniversary

Canarsie
Brooklyn residents will mark the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy with an interfaith service and candlelight vigil. The event will be held Tuesday evening in Canarsie Park. The ceremony will honor those who died and celebrate the resilience of the community.  … Full Article
 

Woman dies in 3-vehicle crash in Brooklyn

Canarsie
Police say a woman has died following a crash at a Brooklyn intersection that involved two cars and a tractor-trailer. The crash occurred around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at Foster and Ralph avenues, in the 63rd Precinct. … Full Article
 

Golden offers free flu shots to senior citizens

Marine Park
If you’re a senior citizen and you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet this season, a Brooklyn lawmaker is giving you a chance to become inoculated against the bug. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn woman defends right to go topless

Gravesend
A Brooklyn burlesque dancer has filed suit against the New York City Police Department after she was issued a summons for sunbathing topless in a Gravesend park. … Full Article
 

Gerritsen Beach Library reopens after Hurricane Sandy

Gerritsen Beach
Following massive damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, Gerritsen Beach Library reopened to the community on Monday. At a ceremony held in the newly opened branch, Brooklyn Public Library staff and leadership were joined by Gerritsen Beach community members. … Full Article
 

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