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BROOKLYN — Neil Diamond Performs at His Former Brooklyn High School: Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond performs at his former high school, Erasmus Hall High School, for hi … Full Article

Brooklyn opens collection sites for global Christmas project

With holiday supplies already covering the store shelves, Brooklyn individuals, families, churches and groups are working to make Christmas a reality for needy kids around the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement. … Full Article

VA Center unveils plaque honoring all who serve in military

Carey Spearman, a Vietnam War veteran, served during the Tet Offensive in 1968, one of that war’s most famous battles. But he said he thinks military veterans who didn’t see combat are often overlooked when it comes to honors and recognition. … Full Article

City Tech to celebrate the life of Michele Forsten, City Tech’s director of communications

The students, faculty and staff of New York City College of Technology will celebrate the life of Michele Forsten, City Tech’s director of communications, at a 1:30 p.m. Memorial Service on Nov. 20 in Namm Hall 119, at 300 Jay Street (at Tillary) in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Nets spend Veterans Day at Fort Hamilton

Military men and women at the US Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton had an unusual crew of waiters serving them lunch on Monday. And boy were these waiters tall! … Full Article

Personal hygiene with extra zing! 1922 Brooklyn Eagle directory confirms existence of Sylvan Electric Bath

As everyone is taught by their parents never to use electric appliances around water for fear of electrocution, it’s no wonder that when a Boerum Hill Yahoo group member noticed an official-looking National Historic Landmark plaque at 160 Schermerhorn Street, he posted an inqui … Full Article

Con Ed 2012 rates highest of any major US utility

Newly released federal data show that Consolidated Edison's 2012 residential electricity prices were the highest of any major U.S. utility. … Full Article

Brooklyn volunteers to be honored at park conference

Take a look around you at New York City's green-spaces and you'll see some amazing things. Built-in Ping-Pong tables, free yoga classes, concerts, walking tours, dog runs, kayak launches, running tracks, Learning Gardens, bird watching and of course park benches and beautiful scenery. … Full Article

DOT puts traffic lights on deadly Kent Avenue

Nothing could ever bring back Raizy and Nachman Glauber, the young couple killed along with their baby by a hit-run driver on Kent Avenue in Williamsburg earlier this year, but the city is making an effort to ensure that the street where they died is now safer for others. … Full Article

Judge flunks NYC in disaster plans for disabled

New York City violated laws designed to protect the disabled because its otherwise laudable evacuation plans for emergencies such as Superstorm Sandy or the Sept. 11 attacks fall short of adequately caring for about 11 percent of the city's population, a federal judge ruled Thursday. … Full Article

Got a broom? Colton wants to clean up Bensonhurst

The streets of Bensonhurst will get a much-needed makeover on Saturday, thanks to volunteers taking part in a big community cleanup organized by Assemblyman Bill Colton. … Full Article

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