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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
 

LICH nurses bemoan hospital's woes

Cobble Hill
On the eve of Friday morning's “Save LICH” rally, several longtime nurses at Long Island College Hospital told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle they were distressed by the hospital's possibly imminent closing. … Full Article
 

Court officer brings excitement of cotillion to Brooklyn youth

East New York
Judges and lawyers are known for serving members of their communities outside of courtroom. … Full Article
 

'Good time' is God's gift, series says

East New York
The Rev. Nadine Hundertmark, interim pastor of First Presbyterian Church, leads a brief Adult Education Series, “God’s Gift of Time.” … Full Article
 

BIG RACIST GULP! Foes call Bloomberg's soda ban RACIST!

Cypress Hills
Opponents of New York City's limit on the size of sugary drinks are raising questions of racial fairness alongside other complaints as the novel restriction faces a court test. … Full Article
 

Will longer school year help or hurt America's students?

Southern_Brooklyn
Did your kids moan that winter break was way too short as you got them ready for the first day back in school? They might get their wish of more holiday time off under proposals catching on around the country to lengthen the school year. … Full Article
 

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