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Savino named vice chairman of key committees

State Sen. Diane Savino is going to have a seat at the head of the table when key decisions are made about how New York state spends its money and how it cracks down on crime. … Full Article
 

Coney Island marks New Year’s Eve, Brooklyn style

“We schlepped all the way from the Upper East Side on the D train,” writer Shira Dicker explained, while she, along with her husband Ari Goldman, a professor at Columbia University, waited in line for a turn on Coney Island’s venerable B & B Carousell. … Full Article
 

Coney Island’s Polar Bear Club greets 2017 in typical chilly style

“We’re freezin’ for a reason!” exhorts the web page Camp Sunshine dedicates to one of its principal benefactors — The Coney Island Polar Bear Club — which stages its annual Coney Island Polar Bear New Year’s Day Swim to raise funds for families to attend the summer camp for seriously ill ch … Full Article
 

Polar Bears take their annual New Year’s plunge

Thousands braved the cool temperatures to participate in the annual New Year’s Day Coney Island Polar Bear Swim. … Full Article
 

Technical education programs get boost from new law

A new law aimed at providing more accountability from Career Technical Education (CTE) programs in New York City high schools will also help students and parents, according to the Brooklyn lawmaker responsible for the legislation. … Full Article
 

Plunge into 2017 with ‘Magic at Coney!!!’

New Years at Coney Island has always been a highly anticipated regional event. Thanks to the Polar Bear Plunge, Jan. 1 is the neighborhood’s second largest gathering of the year, after the summertime Mermaid’s Parade. … Full Article
 

Kaiser Park volunteers graduate from fellowship program

Four volunteers who worked to make Kaiser Park a bright spot for families in Coney Island were rewarded for their efforts by the organization Partnerships for Parks, which praised their efforts at a recent ceremony. … Full Article
 

DEC to meet with Greenpoint residents about toxic underground Meeker Ave. Plume

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will be holding informal discussions with Greenpoint and East Williamsburg residents about their ongoing study of what is called the Meeker Av … Full Article
 

OPINION: Recent Coney Island-area growth means new transit initiatives are needed

Without a doubt, Coney Island, Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay are major tourist attractions in southern Brooklyn.  … Full Article
 

From Brooklyn to Cuba with love

A group of Catholic high school students took the trip of a lifetime when they traveled from Brooklyn to Cuba on a humanitarian mission. … Full Article
 

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