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Veterans tell Donovan VA needs overhaul

The problems associated with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), including long waits to receive care at VA hospitals and delays in paperwork to obtain benefits, were among the topics of discussion when U.S. Rep. … Full Article
 

Councilmember Gentile joins Brooklyn Public Library to celebrate reopening of New Utrecht branch

Councilmember Vincent Gentile joined Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) today to celebrate the reopening of New Utrecht Library. … Full Article
 

Jacques Torres to host March of Dimes event at chocolate factory

Chef Jacques Torres, the world-famous chocolatier, revealed a little-known fact about himself when he recently announced that he will host a special event next month to raise money for the new Brooklyn chapter of the March of Dimes. … Full Article
 

Friends of Denyse Wharf want to teach kids on pier

A grassroots group that has spent years pushing the New York City Department of Education (DOE) to build a marine science lab on a historic Bay Ridge wharf to no avail is now trying to change its game plan. … Full Article
 

Hikind to cast write-in vote for Paul Ryan

Turning his back on his party’s nominee for president, Democratic state Assemblymember Dov Hikind announced that he plans to write House Speaker Paul Ryan’s name on his ballot on Election Day. “Hillary Clinton, for me, is not an option,” Hikind said bluntly. … Full Article
 

Developers are flipping 82 Stratford Road

The house on the corner of Church Avenue and Stratford Road is looking good. In December 2014, Abramo LLC, with David Shavolian and Yonel Devico as members, bought 82 Stratford Road for $952,063 from an estate, city Finance Department records indicate. … Full Article
 

Indie rocker Aaron Dessner sold his Victorian Flatbush house

I keep coming back here where everything slipped/ But I will not spill my guts out. … Full Article
 

Construction update: Michelle Williams' Victorian Flatbush house

Well done, Michelle Williams.

The Victorian Flatbush house that the Academy Award-nominated actress bought last year now has a great-looking historically appropriate façade.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn GOP packs Gargiulo’s Restaurant for Sen. Marty Golden

It was a “Marty Party” at Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Coney Island on Oct. 24, as a packed house of Brooklyn’s movers and shakers came out to support Sen. Marty Golden as he seeks his eighth term in office.  … Full Article
 

Council hears testimony on illegal home conversions bill

A bill introduced by Councilmember Vincent Gentile to crack down on illegal home conversions was the subject of a City Council hearing on Monday as lawmakers sought to come up with remedies for the escalating housing problem. … Full Article
 

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