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Councilmember Chaim Deutsch (D-Brooklyn) hosted a community fire safety training this week in memory of the seven Sassoon children who were tragically killed in a fire early Saturday morning. … Full Article

PHOTOS: Let It Snow, Brooklyn! What other choice do we have?

Brooklyn — embrace the snow. Another day of foul weather on Thursday means that March really, really came in like a lion this year. So with any luck, it will go out like a lamb. Cross your fingers. * * * … Full Article

Ringling Bros. to eliminate elephant performances

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced on Thursday that they will be eliminating elephants from all circus performances by 2018. … Full Article

Adams pushes plan to fight illegal home conversions

Combating the rash of illegal home conversions taking place in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and other Brooklyn neighborhoods will take a combination of strong legislation and beefed-up investigations by inspectors from the New York City Department of Buildings, according to housing preservation advoc … Full Article

Bay Ridge leaders praise inclusion of Muslim school holidays

Bay Ridge boasts a large population of Arab-Americans and leaders of that community were full of praise for the announcement by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to add two Muslim holidays to the public school calendar. … Full Article

NYC to spend $250 million to make dangerous streets safer

Some of New York City's most dangerous streets are about to get safer as part of a $250 million project that will target roadways in the outer boroughs where dozens of pedestrians have been killed or injured in recent years. … Full Article

De Blasio to tout housing plan to business leaders

 Mayor Bill de Blasio will bring his message of combating income inequality — and, in particular, his ambitious affordable housing plan — to a group of influential New York City business leaders whose support could prove vital. … Full Article

NYC schools to close on two Muslim holidays

For the first time, New York City public schools will close during two Muslim holidays. … Full Article

Colton to co-host seminar on how to prepare for retirement

The issues surrounding retirement, including when to retire and how much money one should be saving toward retirement, will be the main focus of a seminar to take place in Bensonhurst next month. … Full Article

Failure to remove snow from sidewalks results in fines

New York City has issued more than 10,000 tickets this winter to property owners for failing to clear snow and ice from sidewalks. … Full Article

4-8 inches of snow possible by Thursday evening in Brooklyn

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow for parts of New York City and Long Island. … Full Article

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