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NEW YORK — A Balloon Inflates for Adirondack Festival: Landon Pelkey, 5, from Warren County, N.Y., watches in amazement as a balloon inflates during the first day of th … Full Article

Brooklyn council seeks to remove clothing dumpsters

Clothing donation bins are becoming ubiquitous on Brooklyn sidewalks but the large metal containers are proving to be a major headache for city officials. … Full Article

Community urged to attend Brooklyn rally for Israel

A Brooklyn Rally for Israel co-sponsored by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn) will take place Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Asser Levy Park, located at the end of Ocean Parkway near the Boardwalk. Hundreds of Brooklyn residents are expected to show their support. … Full Article

Navy Seaman Shonda Collazo, a Brooklyn native, serves aboard USS Somerset

SAN DIEGO— Seaman Shonda Collazo, a native of Brooklyn and 2004 graduate of Signal Hill Secondary Comprehensive High School, is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard USS Somerset (LPD 25), one of the world's most modern, networked, survivable and transformational warships.  … Full Article

Pol says subway gropers should be labeled as sex offenders

A lewd passenger who gets caught groping a woman on the subway would be required to register with New York State as a sex offender under legislation Assemblymember Joseph R. Lentol is drafting. … Full Article

Brooklyn native serves Navy aboard USS Nitze

NORFOLK, Va. – A Grover Cleveland High School graduate and Brooklyn, N.Y., native is serving aboard USS Nitze (DDG 94), one of the world’s most versatile multi-mission combat ships. … Full Article

Forum allows passengers to speak out on Access-A-Ride

Senior citizens in Bay Ridge who use Access-A-Ride have been telling Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis and other elected officials about their frustrations dealing with the transportation service lately. “My constituents are telling me that there are times when the ride doesn’t show up. … Full Article

Do Brooklyn residents know how to apply for affordable housing?

Amidst the borough’s housing crisis, proposed solutions have often left out an important element: Making sure eligible residents know how to apply for newly-constructed affordable units, and that residents are doing so correctly. … Full Article

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