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Gentile backs de Blasio for mayor

Citing Bill de Blasio’s fight to save Long Island College Hospital, Councilman Vincent Gentile announced on Monday that he is endorsing the public advocate for mayor. … Full Article
 

Catholic Charities helps kids get ready for school

Children whose parents can’t afford backpacks and notebooks because of tough economic times will still be able to walk into their classes on the first day of school next month with the supplies they need, thanks to Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens which is co-sponsoring a drive to  … Full Article
 

Court hears new case arising from Poly Prep sex scandal

An elite Brooklyn school is in court again on an issue related to a well-publicized sex scandal case that was settled.  … Full Article
 

Gentile helps residents move electrical wires off their sidewalk

A potentially dangerous situation that had been festering for months on a Bensonhurst street was finally resolved, thanks to, of all things, a block party. … Full Article
 

Bensonhurst food pantry buying backpacks for school kids

When school starts next month, hundreds of Brooklyn children will be ready for the first day of classes with backpacks filled with notebooks, pencils and other supplies, thanks to a charitable organization based in Bensonhurst. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn’s young politicos travel deep into the heart of Texas

Brooklyn was well represented at a four-day national convention of young Democratic Party activists that took place deep in the heart of Texas, according to one participant, who said he came back energized by the experience. … Full Article
 

Greenfield urges residents to take back 18th Avenue Park

Councilman David Greenfield is looking for local residents to join a new group he is forming to take care of a local park that has become a focal point of complaints from neighbors. … Full Article
 

Trash plant controversy becomes an issue in council race

Political campaigns are often full of trash talk, but in one Brooklyn City Council race, it’s literally true. … Full Article
 

Felder says: Can't understand election booklet? Call me!

Thousands of informational pamphlets the New York City Board of Elections has sent to voters in anticipation of the Sept. 10 primary look like junk mail, according to state Sen. Simcha Felder, who said the yellow booklets are poorly designed and confusing to read. … Full Article
 

Veterans to visit more schools, thanks to new state law

Assemblyman Bill Colton got the idea when he attended a Career Day event at PS 226 in Bensonhurst. One of the speakers was a military veteran who talked to the students about his experiences. … Full Article
 

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