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The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a warning to Bensonhurst residents to stay away from stray animals and to safeguard their pets after a raccoon found in the neighborhood turned ou … Full Article

Elderly man hit by out-of-control truck dies

A 71-year-old man who was struck and critically injured by a pickup truck that came onto the sidewalk after colliding with a mini-van at a Dyker Heights intersection Tuesday afternoon has died, police said.  … Full Article

More information on the Brooklyn native behind Navy Yard shooting rampage

WASHINGTON— The former Navy reservist who slaughtered 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard had been hearing voices and was being treated for mental problems in the weeks before the shooting rampage, but was not stripped of his security clearance, officials said Tuesday. … Full Article

Navy Yard shooter ID'ed as Brooklyn native Aaron Alexis

WASHINGTON— Federal law enforcement officials say the man accused in a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead has been identified as Aaron Alexis. … Full Article

Levin calls on city to develop a ‘cultural plan’

“Art isn’t easy,” is the lyric from a number in the Stephen Sondheim musical “Sunday in the Park with George,” about the artist George Seurat’s struggles with creativity and commerce. … Full Article

FDNY emergency drill to be held at Barclays Center

The city's Office of Emergency Management says the FDNY and U.S. Marine Corps will be conducting a disaster drill at the Barclays Center. The OEM says it will be conducted from 8 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday. … Full Article

Bay Ridge activist wins city’s ‘Helping Hand Award’

A Bay Ridge civic and political activist who organized a local relief effort to assist the victims of superstorm Sandy last fall that involved leading volunteers in cooking thousands of meals for displaced families was honored by the city with a Helping Hand Award. … Full Article

Brooklyn pays tribute to 9/11 victims

With the Tribute in Light in view across New York Harbor, hundreds of people gathered on the 69th Street pier in Bay Ridge for a ceremony to remember the victims of Sept. … Full Article

9/11 anniversary being marked with somber tributes

As bells tolled solemnly, Americans marked the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on Wednesday with the reading of the names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition. … Full Article

Marcy Plaza, Fulton Street milestone in Bed-Stuy restoration, is celebrated

A Brooklyn community development group launched by Bobby Kennedy and Jacob Javits keeps bringing positive change to Bed-Stuy, with seemingly small stuff like new street benches serving as springboards for bigger revitalization. … Full Article

Gentile inspects eco dock at 69th St. pier

Southern Brooklyn’s first eco dock is finally in place at the 69th Street pier in Bay Ridge and kayakers will be able to start pursuing their water sport at the end of this month, according to Councilman Vincent Gentile, who came to the pier Tuesday morning Borough Parks Commissioner Kevin  … Full Article

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