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In a Borough Hall ceremony that brought tears to many eyes, Brooklyn World War II veterans, including Pearl Harbor survivors, commemorated on Monday the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on  … Full Article

PHOTO: Brooklyn Naval officer conducts humanitarian mission

Chief Hospital Corpsman Eric Watson, a native of Brooklyn assigned to Branch Health Clinic Norfolk, Virginia, washes children’s feet during a community relations event in Santo Domingo in support of Continuing Promise 2015. Continuing Promise is a U.S. … Full Article

Tuesday Aug. 25, Our World In Pictures

MANHATTAN — Fans Gather to See Tennis Champion: Serena Williams plays in Nike's Street Tennis Pro Event in Greenwich Village on Monday. … Full Article

Society of Old Brooklynites continues tradition of honoring the Battle of Brooklyn

A weeklong celebration of the 239th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn kicked off in Fort Greene Park this past weekend as the Society of Old Brooklynites (SOBs) continued its annual tradition of re-dedicating the Revolutionary War Prison Ship Martyrs Monument on Saturday. … Full Article

Monday Aug. 24, Our World In Pictures

MINNEAPOLIS — Women Finish 60-Mile Walk: A group walked together under the finishing arch, officially completing the three-day Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for breast cancer awareness, on Raspberry Island on Sunday in St. Paul. … Full Article

Fire breaks out in Brooklyn Heights

There was a whole lot of smoke on Thursday morning at the corner of Joralemon St. and Willow Place in Brooklyn Heights. What looked like an electrical fire broke out, and FDNY firefighters and ConEd workers quickly arrived on the scene to douse the flames. … Full Article

De Blasio: Regulations for Times Square characters under review

Mayor Bill de Blasio has launched a multiagency task force to address what he calls the "growing problem" of panhandling topless women and costumed characters in Times Square and said that one option under consideration is removing the famed intersection's pedestrian plazas. … Full Article

Coalition of Student Groups brings Middle East politics to Bay Ridge, takes to the street

The bloodshed over contested territories in Israel and Palestine may be thousands of miles away, but several dozen protesters sought to bring the debate home with a rally and march in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Friday Aug. 21, Our World In Pictures

GEORGIA — Women Make Army History: Fielding questions during a press conference on Thursday at Fort Benning are, from left, 2nd Lt. Erickson D. Krogh, 2nd Lt. Anthony Rombold, 2nd Lt. Michael V. Janowski, 1st Lt. Shaye L. Haver, Staff Sgt. Michael C. Calderon, Spec. … Full Article

Schumer proposes new law to virtually eliminate chance of drones crashing into planes

In light of several unauthorized drones spotted nearby New York area airports, U.S. Sen. … Full Article

Lentol heads site inspection of BQE exit

Assemblymember Joseph Lentol and a group of Williamsburg officials and civic leaders joined Brooklyn Transportation Commissioner Keith Bray on site inspections of North Brooklyn roadways that residents have said are dangerous. … Full Article

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