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The Brooklyn Nets are already in the offseason, having missed out on the playoffs for a second straight year, but that did not deter members of the organization from taking time out of their  … Full Article

NYC’s Yemeni bodegas go on strike today to protest Trump’s travel ban

Better get your sandwich and coffee early today. … Full Article

BP Adams: American Dream turned into ‘nightmare’ for Brooklyn student stranded by Trump’s ban

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said the American Dream “appears to have turned into an American nightmare” for Saira Rafiee, a young woman enrolled at the CUNY Graduate Center who is being denied re-entry by President Donald Trump’s immigration and refugee ban. … Full Article

Groundbreaking new website ‘IssueVoter’ holds pols accountable, makes voices heard

An innovative group of New Yorkers, many of whom are Brooklynites, are revolutionizing the way in which citizens are getting involved in the political process through a website called IssueVoter. … Full Article

Brooklyn's Linda Sarsour, Muslim activist, faces more threats after Women's March

Linda Sarsour, a resident of conservative Bay Ridge, is used to slings and arrows, but not like this. … Full Article

Riders Alliance starts petition drive to lower MetroCard prices

In response to a decision Wednesday by the MTA to keep bus and subway fares at $2.75 and raise the cost of weekly and monthly MetroCards, the Riders Alliance is stepping up its fight to get Mayor Bill de Blasio to give low-income New Yorkers a break on the fares. … Full Article

Weekend Special: Full-length G trains coming to a station near you

Brooklynites all too familiar with the notorious G train’s spotty service, outdated models and undersized cars are in for some good news. … Full Article

Hero cops lauded for saving elderly assault victim

Police Officer Michael Pascale doesn’t consider himself a hero, but the 70-year-old Bay Ridge woman whose life he saved on Saturday night would probably disagree with him. … Full Article

Prison ship shrine in Brooklyn a step closer to becoming national monument

The majestic, 149-foot-high resting place of thousands of Revolutionary War POWs who died under shockingly cruel conditions is a step closer to becoming a national monument, to be protected and maintained by the U.S. Department of the Interior. … Full Article

Colonial Club welcomes guest speaker Paul Cassone of the Guild for Exceptional Children

The Colonial Club opened its meeting on Thursday with club Secretary Jim Clark announcing that member Peter Killen had no announcements to make. … Full Article

DOT to install enhanced sidewalks at Bensonhurst corners

Three busy Bensonhurst intersections will be getting safety features, including enhanced crosswalks, thanks to the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), which will be installing the new measures in the community over the next few months. … Full Article

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