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Grimm blasts Recchia over Sandy rebuilding delays

In the latest political kerfuffle in southern Brooklyn, U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm took a swipe at his opponent, former Democratic councilman Domenic Recchia, over the slow pace of Superstorm Sandy rebuilding efforts in the city. … Full Article
 

FEMA to fund new boilers for Sandy-damaged NYCHA buildings

After Superstorm Sandy hit New York, flooding the basements of hundreds of buildings in shoreline communities and knocking boilers out of power, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) installed temporary boilers to provide heat and hot water for tenants. … Full Article
 

Treyger wants flashing lights on snow plows

Spring is here, but Councilman Mark Treyger’s mind is still on the brutal winter New Yorkers have just gone through. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn pol wants to do away with the Electoral College

After George W. Bush defeated Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election, despite the fact that Gore had won the popular vote, there was a great deal of chatter across the country about getting rid of the Electoral College. … Full Article
 

Rockapella sings Motown’s greatest hits

Brooklyn audiences will get the chance to enjoy a great a cappella performance when Rockapella, one of the most famous groups in the world to perfect the art of singing without musical accompaniment, takes the stage at Kingsborough Community College on April 5. … Full Article
 

D stands for ‘Dirtiest’ train

The D train was the big winner, or loser, depending on which way you want to look at it, of the Straphangers Campaign’s survey of the dirtiest subway trains. … Full Article
 

For Sandy victims in Brighton Beach, Purim story has a double meaning

The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services on March 17 treated the Brighton Beach community, which was seriously affected during Hurricane Sandy, to a festive Purim party at Tatiana restaurant on Brighton Beach Avenue as part of the UJA-Federation’s Post-Sandy Community Outreach Pro … Full Article
 

Two GOP candidates emerge in 46th Assembly District

Two contenders have come forward in the Republican Party to take on Democratic incumbent Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny in Brooklyn’s 46th Assembly District in this year’s election, but they have to face each other first. … Full Article
 

Ex-Cyclones manager Rich Donnelly back in the Major Leagues

Rich Donnelly stunned Brooklyn fans and the Cyclones organization earlier this winter when he announced that he’d be leaving Coney Island for an opportunity to manage the Seattle Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate in Tacoma, Wash. … Full Article
 

Brook-Krasny says assembly bill offers paid family leave

Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny said a bill he helped the State Assembly pass will go a long way toward addressing New York’s child care crisis if it becomes law because it would institute paid family leave for residents. … Full Article
 

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