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Velazquez sponsors bills to help Sandy victims find new homes

Six months after Superstorm Sandy hit New York, residents in neighborhoods that took the hardest hit from the hurricane are still struggling to find housing, according to US Rep. … Full Article
 

SPOTLIGHT: Deborah Hallen, secretary of Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library

The Brooklyn Heights Branch Library and its allied support organization, the Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library Inc. … Full Article

 

Nets have been there, done that

The Nets' first two games against the Bulls in this best-of-7 first-round playoff series were a microcosm of the first two months of their historic debut season in our fair borough. … Full Article
 

LIU-Brooklyn to honor alumnus who scored first basket in NBA

Oscar “Ossie” B. Schectman made LIU a household name in the world of college basketball in the 1940s. A pioneer of the National Basketball Association, he scored the very first basket in NBA history.
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DeBlasio: Cobble Hill schools stuck with dangerous PCBs, while charter in same building cleaned up

Public Advocate and Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio said Monday that dangerous PCB-containing lighting fixtures were removed from the politically-connected  … Full Article
 

Quinn-Bashing breaks out at Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce mayoral forum

Small business was the theme of Tuesday’s debate among this year’s Democratic mayoral hopefuls at St. Francis College.
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Smith/9th Street subway stop re-opening on Friday

The Smith-Ninth streets subway station is set to reopen by the end of the week following a nearly 2-year reconstruction. The F and G train stop in Gowanus was closed in June 2011. It's slated to return to service on Friday. … Full Article
 

Gala raises $950,000 for HeartShare Human Services

HeartShare Human Services of New York celebrated its 25th Annual Spring Gala and Auction by honoring five members of the community and raising more than $950,000, according to organizers. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn-born Richie Havens, singer who opened Woodstock, 72

Richie Havens, the Brooklyn-born folk and rock singer-songwriter who was best known for his performance at Woodstock in 1969, where he sang “Freedom,” has died at 72.

His family said in a statement that Havens died Monday of a heart attack. … Full Article
 

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