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Tornadoes strike Canarsie, Breezy Point

Tornadoes struck Canarsie Breezy Point on Saturday, hurling debris into the air, knocking out power but causing no serious injuries among startled residents accustomed to thinking of twisters as a Midwestern phenomenon. … Full Article

30-pound turtle caught off Canarsie pier

A Queens angler was hoping to catch some fish but instead reeled in a 30-pound turtle off a Brooklyn pier.

It appears to be a baby loggerhead turtle, which can grow to be 3-feet long and up to 300 pounds. … Full Article

Musical havdalah

Musicians from two progressive synagogues will lead and outdoor picnic and Sabbath-ending havdalah service. … Full Article

East Flatbush youth: Clean up and see the Mets

East Flatbush
Councilmember Jumaane D. Williams has an offer for neighborhood sports fans that’s hard to beat: Help clean up East Flatbush during Community Clean-Up Day and receive free tickets to a New York Mets game. … Full Article

Congressman Turner Visits Marine Park Civic Association

Marine Park
Congressman Bob Turner (R-Southeast Brooklyn/Queens) attended the Marine Park Civic Association meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, to have an open discussion with local residents about his work in Washington, D.C., and Brooklyn. The meeting took place at I.S. 278 on Stuart Street. … Full Article

Brooklyn man, 74, brutally robbed and assaulted in apartment elevator

East Flatbush
The NYPD is looking for the suspects who followed a man into an elevator and then viciously beat and robbed him. Police say the 74-year-old victim is in critical condition at Kings County Hospital following the weekend attack. … Full Article

John Starks has message for kids: Read to achieve

Former New York Knicks star John Starks came to the Brooklyn Public Library’s Gravesend branch with an important message for kids about how reading fuels the imagination. … Full Article

Affordable units, Boys/Girls Club coming to East New York

East New York
With East New York continuing to be a major area of focus by the city and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), it was announced this week that a developer has been selected for another affordable project in East New York: this one on Livonia Avenue. … Full Article


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