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NYPD sending two officers and K-9 partners to assist Washington state mudslide search

Tuesday night, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security activated part of New York Task Force 1 (NY-TF1), a search and rescue team made up of the most highly trained first responders in the nation. Two NYPD Canine Team Officers, were deployed to Washington State. … Full Article

Bay Ridge begins organic recycling April 28

Bay Ridge
Bay Ridge is joining the city’s composting revolution. Residents in the southwest Brooklyn community will begin voluntarily taking part in the Department of Sanitation’s pilot program to recycle organic trash for composting at the end of this month. … Full Article

Court: NYC can ban church service in public school

A federal appeals court in New York has reversed a 2012 decision allowing a small church to hold religious services at a public school. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that a city ban on religious services in schools is constitutional. … Full Article

Vision Zero issue packs Brooklyn Borough Hall

Downtown
An overflow crowd of Brooklyn residents and community organizers packed a town hall on Tuesday at Borough Hall to hear about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan to end traffic deaths and injuries. … Full Article

Crowdfunding saves Brooklyn Heights Cinema

Brooklyn Heights
Crowdfunding has saved the Brooklyn Heights Cinema – at least for now. Fans of the beloved neighborhood movie house, a fixture in the Heights since 1970, stepped up with pledges for cash donations on money-raising website Indiegogo. … Full Article

Secret Gowanus science group hosts horrifying animal stuffing contest

Gowanus
The subway ride to Gowanus this Sunday could be a bit hair raising.  … Full Article

Town hall on G train shutdown this Thursday in Greenpoint

Brooklyn Boro
Superstorm Sandy-related subway repairs to the G line are going to make it a lot harder for many Brooklynites to get around this summer. The G train will be suspended from July 26 through September 1 between Long Island City and Nassau Avenue. … Full Article

Gala raises $700,000 for HeartShare

Downtown
HeartShare Human Services of New York raised $700,000 at its Spring Gala and Auction on March 27, an event that also marked the 100th anniversary of the non-profit social services agency based in downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Trump, Astorino take on Cuomo over NY gun control

ALBANY— Thousands of gun rights supporters have rallied at the state Capitol against gun control measures championed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. … Full Article

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