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Brooklyn Bookbeat: Teacher with global career credits Brooklyn roots

Coney Island
Like Betty Smith’s “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” Albert Mazza’s “A Teacher Grows in Brooklyn” is a coming-of-age story that traces a young individual’s roots and life-changing encounters in Brooklyn and beyond. … Full Article
 

Sequester: Lawmakers worry that potential budget cuts will hit 9/11 first responders

Coney Island
As the March 1 deadline for deep automatic federal budget cuts – known as sequestration – loomed, a group of lawmakers expressed concern about the effect cuts would have on Sept. … Full Article
 

Scientist: Transit and roads must adjust to grim realities of climate change

Coney Island
Standing in front of a flood map that showed Coney Island, Red Hook and Sunset Park as danger zones, scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig told a gathering of transportation professionals on Tuesday that the sea level is rising, storms are increasing, and our mass transit and highway systems had bet … Full Article
 

Coney's New York Aquarium will reopen in late spring

Coney Island
The Wildlife Conservation Society plans to partially reopen the hurricane-damaged New York Aquarium in Coney Island in late spring. … Full Article
 

Pols at odds over hurricane relief funding for churches

Coney Island
Two lawmakers are on opposite sides of a debate over whether churches and other religious institutions should receive federal disaster relief funds. … Full Article
 

Legal and tax status of 'gift' raised by free MetroCards in bus strike

Brighton Beach
After a monthlong strike, the New York City school bus drivers have returned to their routes.  The strike forced thousands of students—many of whom are disabled—to take taxis, public transportation or car services to school. … Full Article
 

Brooklynites take aim at NRA head’s comments

Coney Island
Brooklyn politicians, businesspeople and residents are up in arms – so to speak – about the head of the National Rifle Association’s comments about the area in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article
 

GRIMM RIVAL: Recchia to run for Brooklyn-Staten Island congress seat

Coney Island
Councilman Domenic Recchia Jr., who flirted with the idea of running for Brooklyn borough president and then city comptroller before rejecting both bids, has apparently found a public office more to his liking. He has announced his intention to run for congress. … Full Article
 

Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny says, ‘Raise minimum wage now!’

Coney Island
Workers at the low end of the economic ladder deserve a raise in the minimum wage, according to a Brooklyn lawmaker who voted in favor of increasing the salary from $7.25 an hour to $9.00. … Full Article
 

Richie's Back! Donnelly to return for 3rd season as Cyclones manager

Coney Island
If it ain't broke ... you know the rest. For the first time in their history on Coney Island, the Brooklyn Cyclones will have the same man in the dugout and along the third-base line for the third consecutive summer. … Full Article
 

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