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Cuomo's $143B budget would up spending 2%

Brighton Beach
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday backed up the progressive agenda he cheered about in his State of the State speech a week ago with an apparently balanced financial plan that he detailed in the measured tones of a CEO. … Full Article
 

Did NYC Housing Authority blow it? After Sandy mess, City Council holds hearing

Red Hook
At a New York City Council oversight hearing on Thursday, council members expressed dismay over the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) feeble response to … Full Article
 

CHEATERS! Lawmaker says insurance companies are cheating Sandy victims

Coney Island
Insurance companies shouldn’t be allowed to leave policy holders high and dry after the flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy, according to Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-Bay Ridge-Staten Island), who said she’s drafting legislation to change the way companies operat … Full Article
 

Sheepshead Bay: We want a Trader Joe’s!

Sheepshead Bay
“Please open a store in our area! WE NEED IT!” demands commenter Yelena on an online petition launched to bring a Trader Joe’s food emporium to Sheepshead Bay. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Brooklyn at war: 'Gingersnap' tells boro's WWII tale

Coney Island
Just last week, two-time Newbery Honor-winning Patricia Reilly Giff released "Gingersnap … Full Article
 

Cantor Fitzgerald delivers $10M in Sandy aid

Coney Island
The New York City financial services firm that lost the most workers in the Sept. 11 terror attacks announced that it will "adopt" 19 schools in communities hit hard by Superstorm Sandy and give a total of $10 million to families in those schools. … Full Article
 

$9.7 billion Hurricane Sandy aid bill passes in House

Coney Island
The House of Representatives passed a $9.7 billion Hurricane Sandy aid bill by a 354-67 vote on Friday. The Senate is expected to pass the measure later Friday and send it to President Barack Obama. All "no" votes came from Republicans. … Full Article
 

Hundreds Ring in 2013 With Icy Plunge at Coney Island

Coney Island
Hundreds of hardy swimmers rang in 2013 with a plunge into the icy sea off Brooklyn's Coney Island, an area struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article
 
 

Jersey Shore star to join New Year’s Day Polar Bear plunge at Coney Island

Coney Island
By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle One of the “Jersey Shore” gang is coming to another shore to help raise money for cancer-stricken kids. … Full Article
 

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