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More than two years after Superstorm Sandy, Thanksgiving remains a difficult holiday for cash-strapped central Brooklyn residents still struggling to repair their homes. … Full Article

Capetanakis named winner of Bay Ridge Community Council Civic Award

Basil Capetanakis, a longtime business leader and community activist in Bay Ridge, was named by the Bay Ridge Community Council as the recipient of the 2014 Civic Award, council leaders announced April 3. … Full Article

G-Train complaints erupt at Greenpoint forum

The announced purpose of Thursday night’s community forum at the Polish and Slavic Hall in Greenpoint was to focus on the upcoming five-week summer suspension of the G train between Nassau Avenue and Long Island City.
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Brooklyn Law School cuts tuition, prioritizes access over profit

Brooklyn Law School’s (BLS) Board of Trustees announced on Thursday a 15 percent across-the-board tuition reduction, beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year. … Full Article

Wounded Warrior amputees' softball team to play Bay Ridge charity game

Baseball Hall of Fame greats have got nothing on Josh Wege and his buddies! … Full Article

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 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

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

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

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