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Jeffries seeks financial aid for children of fallen soldiers

Children of military service members killed in the line of duty would be eligible for more student aid and other forms of financial assistance if a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries becomes law.

The bill, called the Fry Scholarship Enhancement Act, is designed to deliver expanded student aid assistance to the surviving children of service members who died in the line of duty. Surviving spouses of service members would also be covered under the bill.


City offers mental health help to young Sandy victims

Many of Superstorm Sandy’s youngest victims are still suffering, more than two years after the devastating hurricane, according to officials at the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. They have launched an ad campaign aimed at letting parents know that help is available for their children.


Lincoln’s baseball team is trying to make a name for itself

Lincoln High School has a legendary basketball program that has been featured in many documentaries, movies and even referenced in jokes on “30 Rock.” The football program has gained prominence as it has dominated New York City in recent years.


City giving Sandy victims leg up in finding construction jobs

The city is stepping up its efforts to help Superstorm Sandy victims get back on their feet.

The New York City Dept. of Small Business Services (SBS), the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery and Councilmember Mark Treyger announced the creation of a new program in which vouchers for free pre-apprenticeship training spots in the construction industry will be made available to low and middle income residents of Sandy-impacted neighborhoods.


Treyger reveals top choices in participatory budget election

When Councilmember Mark Treyger works with his City Hall colleagues to finalize the new city budget, he’ll know exactly what his constituents want. And that’s because they told him.

Treyger (D-Coney Island-Gravesend-Bensonhurst) is one of 24 councilmembers taking part in the city’s participatory budgeting process in which elected officials give constituents in their districts the opportunity to decide which capital projects they want the city to fund in the budget.


‘From Selfie to Groupie’ book explores Jewish-American identity

This monthacclaimed artists Alina and Jeff Bliumis will publish “From Selfie to Groupie,” a book of photographs and essays exploring the variety and intricacy of Jewish-American identity.


Hard work paying off for Sheepshead Bay freshman

Matt Solano started playing baseball when he was 7 years old. He and his father would head to the park where his dad would hit about 200 ground balls at him per day. Solano didn’t understand it at first, and would come home with bruises on his shins, but seven years later, he’s starting to see that his early efforts paid off.


Deutsch praises Shorefront Council’s English classes

Students learning to perfect their English in classes sponsored by the Shorefront Jewish Community Council in Brighton Beach received encouragement from their local city councilmember, who paid a recent visit to the program to see how they were progressing.

Councilmember Chaim Deutsch (D-Brighton Beach-Sheepshead Bay-Manhattan Beach) visited the Shorefront Jewish Community Council’s English Speakers of Other Languages program and spent time with immigrants learning how to turn singular words into plurals.


The Cosmos come to Brooklyn, defeat Ottawa

Playing in their first-ever game in Brooklyn, the New York Cosmos capitalized on an early goal to beat the Ottawa Fury FC 1-0 at MCU Park in Coney Island Saturday night.

“First of all, I thought it was an exciting night to play in Brooklyn,” said head coach Giovanni Savarese. “It was an interesting setup with all that stuff going on. I thought we had a very, very good first half. Unfortunately, we couldn’t show it a little bit more with the score.”



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