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By Jerry Del Priore There’s something to be said for food establishments that have withstood the test of time. With places seemingly opening one day, and closing the next, Bensonhurst has a large number of fantastic Italian food establishments that have been around for years, surviving and thriving through the of toughest of times. So…

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By Kimberly Conner It was a cold, wet evening, but things heated up quickly. Community members gathered at the Guild for Exceptional Children’s headquarters building (260 68th Street) in Bay Ridge on Tuesday night to hear politicians duke it out over the vacant 11th Congressional District seat. Democratic Councilman Vincent Gentile, Republican Staten Island District…

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Got something to buy, sell, or trade? We’ve got a classifieds section for you! If you’re looking for an apartment to rent, trying to get rid of your kids’ outgrown clothing, hosting a stoop sale, or lost something around the neighborhood, post an ad with us on EverythingBK! It’s free to list in the Community,…

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By Jerry Del Priore Senior St. Joseph’s College forward and a former Bishop Kearney standout Samantha Retas couldn’t have picked a better time to reach career milestones. Her latest achievements — registering her 1,000th career point and 1,000th career rebound — came during the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) semifinals and championship games —…

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We’re currently growing, and we’d love to add some new staff members to our crew! If you are passionate about the Brooklyn neighborhoods that we cover, please get in touch about the possibilities for full-time and contributing writer opportunities, and a digital advertising operations manager position. If you have a love of your neighborhood, and have a desire…

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Coney Island Hospital is offering two free public seminars on colon cancer this month, featuring expert guidance on one of the most lethal – yet most treatable – cancer conditions. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States among cancers affecting both men and women. About 140,000 Americans are diagnosed every year.…

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Awesome winning performance tonight by my sister in law, Laura Gallo! #jeopardy A photo posted by Phil Lapp (@philiplapp) on Feb 25, 2015 at 5:07pm PST By Edona Ahmetaj Bishop Kearney High School alumna Laura Gallo won Jeopardy! last month, following a long and challenging battle of wits. After playing the iconic game show for two days…

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On March 11, Soiree group events would like to invite you to the launch of “Style the Aisle Soiree” – a fresh, new bridal show at the Baku Palace! Style the Aisle Soiree was created by three fellow New Yorkers working in the wedding industry – the ladies behind Plume & Stone, StarLight Studioz, and Couture Creations. As the…

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By Carmen Molina Tamacas Editor’s note: Neighbor and Salvadorian journalist Carmen Molina Tamacas sometimes contributes articles about Bensonhurst’s growing Central American community. She recently took a walk through Bensonhurst with the new Google Translate Word Lens App and wrote about it for Cromo, the tech magazine of the Uruguayan newspaper El Observador. Below is an authorized translation: When it comes to learning a new…

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