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Earl Weiner and Gina Ingoglia received the seventh annual DeWitt Clinton Award for Excellence in front of some 300 friends, fellow board members and elected officials at a fundraising gala at the h … Full Article

NY state overtime costs on pace for record high

ALBANY— New York state agencies racked up more than $316 million in overtime in the first six months of 2014, according to the state comptroller's office, continuing a recent trend of sharply higher overtime costs for taxpayers. … Full Article

One NYC police union opposes Brooklyn's DNC bid

One of New York City's police unions announced its opposition to the city's bid for Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, claiming that crime is on the rise and criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio's public safety policies. … Full Article

Calls for renewed remembrance at Prison Ship Martyrs Monument

“Keep in mind that in 1908, at the one year commemoration of this monument, there were 20,000 people in attendance, including military regiments and civilian personnel,” said Society of Old Brooklynites member Daniel Cardona. “At the 100 year anniversary in 2008, there were only 200 people.” … Full Article

Russian tourist charged after climbing up Brooklyn Bridge

A Russian tourist climbed to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge to take pictures for fun in the landmark's second security breach in a month, authorities said Monday. Yaroslav Kolchin was charged with reckless endangerment, trespassing and disorderly conduct. … Full Article

Obituary: Caro Heller, Brooklyn artist who reunited families, dies at 80

Caroline Watkins Heller, known as Caro, died Sunday, August 17 at her home in Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn. … Full Article

NYPD: Brooklyn Bridge flags back on US soil

The two American flags swiped from the Brooklyn Bridge and replaced with white ones are back on U.S. soil. New York Police Department spokesman Sgt. Carlos Nieves said Friday that the flags are in the United States. He did not know their exact location.
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Brooklyn-born Navy sailor helps get aircraft carrier ready for service

Petty Officer First Class Ernest Quinones, a native of Brooklyn, is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a hand-picked crew charged with the job of bringing the country’s newest aircraft carrier into service. … Full Article

Bensonhurst gets summertime cleanup

Bensonhurst residents were greeted with clean, litter-free sidewalks on Wednesday, thanks to a community cleanup organized by Assemblymember William Colton and Councilmember Mark Treyger as part on an ongoing “Speak-Up & Clean-Up” campaign aimed at getting rid of trash and raising aware … Full Article

City says raccoon found in Bensonhurst had rabies

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a warning to Bensonhurst residents to stay away from stray animals and to safeguard their pets after a raccoon found in the neighborhood turned out to have rabies. … Full Article

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