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Committee seeks landmark status for Sunset Park homes

Thirty years ago, Sunset Park Restoration, a group of preservationists, successfully got the community recognized by the federal government as an historic district. … Full Article

NY budget includes Common Core delay for students

ALBANY— Gov. Andrew Cuomo says parents and students can exhale knowing that the second round of Common-Core aligned test scores will not be included on student's permanent transcripts under the new budget deal. … Full Article

FEMA to fund new boilers for Sandy-damaged NYCHA buildings

After Superstorm Sandy hit New York, flooding the basements of hundreds of buildings in shoreline communities and knocking boilers out of power, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) installed temporary boilers to provide heat and hot water for tenants. … Full Article

New footage shows missing Brooklyn fashion designer Ott walking over Williamsburg Bridge

“Missing” signs blanket lampposts throughout neighborhoods across Brooklyn and lower Manhattan, as the mystery of fashion designer James (Jay) Ott deepens. … Full Article

Plan for community use of Barclays Center emerges

One anticipated—and delayed—element of the Atlantic Yards Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) is a promise to rent the arena “to community groups for at least ten (10) ev … Full Article

NY attorney general Schneiderman sues FedEx over cigarettes

The New York state attorney general says Federal Express Corp. has cost the state more than $10 million by unlawfully shipping contraband cigarettes to consumers. … Full Article

Brooklyn applauds appointment of NYC’s first police inspector

New York City appears to be on the road to reforming significant functions of the New York City Police Department — Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation Mark G. Peters has appointed the NYC’s first-ever police inspector. … Full Article

Vision Zero town hall at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Tuesday

Seven Brooklynites from ages 11 to 82 died in bloody traffic accidents during March. Families and friends join the huge network of mourners citywide emanating from more than 250 preventable deaths in traffic accidents last year. … Full Article

Google connects seniors to Gmail at Brooklyn Public Library

“I’m here to learn how to use a tablet and Gmail,” said Dotty, a student at Google’s “Age EngAge” Gmail class for older adults at the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) on Friday morning. … Full Article

Philip Eure named NYPD inspector general

A former federal prosecutor who has monitored police in Washington, D.C., for more than a decade was named on Friday as the first-ever inspector general of the New York Police Department. … Full Article

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