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Mastromarino, at center of ghoulish `body parts’ scandal, dies

When Dr. Michael Mastromarino, the lead defendant in the infamous Brooklyn “body parts” trial, died on Sunday of bone cancer, some saw poetic justice. … Full Article
 

Bensonhurst Greenmarket opens for the season

Councilman Vincent Gentile picked out a few peaches and some fresh blueberries. Assemblyman Peter Abbate purchased vegetables and a jar of honey. … Full Article
 

Hynes opens satellite office in Dyker Heights

Residents who live far from downtown Brooklyn and who don’t want to take a long ride on a train or a bus to seek help from Brooklyn District Attorney Charles in his office at 350 Jay St. … Full Article
 

Grimm said he’s horrified by beheading of priest in Syria

US Rep. Michael Grimm said he was shocked and horrified by the recent assassination of a Catholic priest in war-torn Syria and warned that the Obama Administration had better be careful of which elements of the rebel forces it aids. … Full Article
 

Golden predicts return of B37 bus line

Riders who have been lamenting the demise of the B37 bus ever since the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) eliminated the Third Avenue line three years ago can take heart. The bus will be hitting the comeback trail, state Sen. Marty Golden predicted. … Full Article
 

Riders Alliance seeks allies in fight for better R train service

The event was billed as an “informational happy hour,” but no one there was really happy. You put a group of R train riders together and you get very few smiles. … Full Article
 

Does New York State owe you money?

New York State is holding $12 billion in unclaimed funds, and some of it may be yours. Councilman Vincent Gentile is telling that to constituents in his district. … Full Article
 

Vince Giordano: Brooklyn’s king of 1920s jazz

Anyone who watches “Boardwalk Empire,” about Atlantic City during the 1920s, when corruption ruled the boardwalk and Prohibition was basically ignored there, is familiar with Brooklynite Vince Girodan … Full Article
 

Knights of Columbus celebrate July 4 a few days early

The nation’s 237th birthday isn’t until July 4, but the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic fraternal organization, decided to celebrate five days early. … Full Article
 

Court order shuts down Brooklyn charity ring

The New York State Attorney General’s Office recently filed suit against, and obtained a temporary restraining order shutting down, a fundraising operation run by Yaakov Weingarten that operated out of a call center at 1493 Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn.  … Full Article
 

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