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NYC unveils plans for $1.8B chunk of Sandy aid

Mill Basin
Grants for homeowners to fix their properties, spending to install generators at public housing complexes and competitions to create new storm-resilience technology are among the city's plans for some of its federal Superstorm Sandy aid money, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday. … Full Article
 

Headed To Harvard: LIU bio students to showcase research at Harvard

East Flatbush
Two LIU Brooklyn biology majors have earned a major science honor: Martha Lewis and Kimaada Allete, both from East Flatbush, have been selected to present their work at the New England Science Symposium on March 2. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn's 75th precinct leads NYC's 2011 stop & frisk figures

East New York
The NYPD has released a report that breaks down its controversial stop and frisk policy by precinct and race. … Full Article
 

A slew of Brooklyn school closings coming up for vote

East New York
The fate of 21 schools in Brooklyn – closing, phasing out or opening – will be decided at the March 11 meeting of the Mayor’s Panel for Education Policy (PEP), to be held at Brooklyn Tech High School. … Full Article
 

Woman molested by fellow patient at Kings County hospital

East Flatbush
Authorities say a woman awoke in a Brooklyn emergency room to find a fellow patient molesting her. … Full Article
 

State pols pushing for Sandy tax break

Southern_Brooklyn
A bi-partisan group of state legislators from Brooklyn is pushing Governor Andrew Cuomo to waive car registration fees and sales taxes for Hurricane Sandy victims who had to buy new cars after their vehicles were destroyed in the Oct. 29 super-storm. … Full Article
 

The Zone gets bigger: New FEMA flood map impacts thousands of Brooklynites

Gerritsen Beach
Twice as many homes and businesses in and near the city would be in flood zones under new maps that may force more property-owners in Brooklyn to buy flood insurance, complicate post-Superstorm Sandy rebuilding for some and confront others with the choice of building h … Full Article
 

Assemblywoman Weinstein reappointed Judiciary Committee chair

Gravesend
Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein (D-Southern Brooklyn), has been reappointed to the chair the New York State Assembly’s Judiciary Committee. Weinstein, whose district comprises Sheepshead Bay, Flatlands, East Flatbush, Midwood and Canarsie, has been an Assemblywoman since 1980. … Full Article
 

Woman struck and killed by bus in Canarsie

Canarsie
Authorities say a woman has been struck and killed by a bus in Brooklyn. Fire officials say the accident occurred at 7:13 a.m. Friday. … Full Article
 

16 nabbed in phony accident insurance scam

East New York
Sixteen people were arrested Thursday in connection with a large-scale conspiracy scheme to defraud insurance companies.   … Full Article
 

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