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Soldier’s widow finally gets benefits from government

Miranda Valenti could tell a lot of stories about government bureaucracy. She has experienced it first-hand. … Full Article
 

Elderly man hit by out-of-control truck dies

A 71-year-old man who was struck and critically injured by a pickup truck that came onto the sidewalk after colliding with a mini-van at a Dyker Heights intersection Tuesday afternoon has died, police said.  … Full Article
 

OSHA proposes nearly $200K in fines against CVS for hazards at Brooklyn store

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a CVS store in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn for exit access and other hazards at the retailer’s 2151 86th St. … Full Article
 

Cast having fun rehearsing ‘Les Miserables’

There was a lot of movement on the stage as the cast of “Les Miserables” rehearsed the lively number “Master of the House” on a recent Thursday night. … Full Article
 

Lawsuit challenges for placement on the ballot in all-but-uncontested borough president race denied

Former New York State Senator Eric Adams ran unopposed in the September 2013 Democratic primary for Brooklyn borough president. This is partly because a potential candidate was left off of the ballot. … Full Article
 

Fontbonne students greet school year with sunrise ceremony

The cliché about teenagers is that they like to sleep late. But try telling that to seniors at Fontbonne Hall Academy! They started off their school year literally at the crack of dawn. … Full Article
 

Eaton hosts ‘Funtasia’ to raise money for cure of rare bone disease

If Craig Eaton’s name is in the news, it’s usually because of his role as Brooklyn’s Republican Party chairman. But Eaton is also a husband and a father whose family has endured a great deal of pain and has triumphed over adversity for nearly two decades. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge activist wins city’s ‘Helping Hand Award’

A Bay Ridge civic and political activist who organized a local relief effort to assist the victims of superstorm Sandy last fall that involved leading volunteers in cooking thousands of meals for displaced families was honored by the city with a Helping Hand Award. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn pays tribute to 9/11 victims

With the Tribute in Light in view across New York Harbor, hundreds of people gathered on the 69th Street pier in Bay Ridge for a ceremony to remember the victims of Sept. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn author’s ‘Lit at Lark’ series targets ‘underserved literary community’

Abound with writers and bookworms, Brooklyn has a distinctly rich literary culture. But despite the wealth of bookstores and literary events, there are communities in the borough that have comparatively less access to such innovative programs. … Full Article
 

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