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HONDURAS – Guarding Election Ballots: A soldier guards boxes of election ballots at a Supreme Electoral Tribunal warehouse in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Monday. … Full Article

HeartShare toy drive generates truck load of donations

Brooklyn residents looking to make the Christmas season brighter for children from low-income families now have a place to display their generosity. … Full Article

Conversation with Brooklyn’s Jeff Strabone on how his Electoral College website went crazy viral

Roughly ten days ago Brooklyn resident Jeff Strabone launched a website called directelection.org, which helps people write to members of the Electoral College to ask them not to vote for President-elect Donald Trump on Monday, Dec. 19. … Full Article

BP Adams announces 2017 One Brooklyn NYE celebrations

On Wednesday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced plans for New Year’s Eve celebrations in both Coney Island and Prospect Park for the third year in a row, giving Brooklynites greater access to free family-friendly festivities. … Full Article

Nets players surprise, pass out gifts to disadvantaged children at Atlantic Terminal

The holidays came early for a group of 75 underprivileged kids on Tuesday as four Brooklyn Nets players danced, laughed and handed out gifts to children at Santa Land at Atlantic Terminal in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Investors Bank boosts Greenpoint Y with $10,000 donation

The Greenpoint YMCA, which recently received a $10,000 donation from Investors Bank, will be using the money to make a big splash. … Full Article

Flatbush Ave. BID’s ‘Meet Santa’ and tree lighting event brought joy to kids of all ages

On Saturday, Dec. 10, children, teens, and adults waited patiently to meet Santa as he sat on his white and gold throne on the steps of the historic Flatbush Reformed Church. … Full Article

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance announce series of affordable housing seminars for artists

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP), Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance (DBAA), and The Actors Fund today will host an affordable housing seminar for artists and other creative professionals in Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday, December 13 at 6 p.m. … Full Article

DEC: Many Greenpoint residents refuse Meeker Avenue Plume remediation devices

At a community outreach in Greenpoint on Dec. 1, the state’s senior environmental engineer spoke to community members about the long, slow progress the Department of Environmental Conservation has made in investigating plumes of toxic chlorinated solvents beneath their homes and businesses. … Full Article

The Salaam Club of New York hosts its 71st annual holiday jubilee

The Salaam Club of New York held its 71st Annual Holiday Gala at the El Caribe Country Club on Dec. 10, a lavish event that brought together elected officials, community leaders, clergy, club members and their guests.  … Full Article

Brooklyn-Queens Connector advocacy makes stop in Williamsburg

Like the Little Engine That Could, proposals for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector streetcar (BQX) continue to gather steam, building momentum in news and feature articles, op-ed pieces, artists’ renditions and residential surveys. … Full Article

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