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Opinion Courtesy of Tony Lombardo
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By Tony Lombardo I have been afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis for over 34 years and get around with the aid of a power wheelchair. To put it mildly, it ain’t easy. Along the way, I have met individuals who illustrate and exemplify the true meaning of the word C-O-U-R-A-G-E. I could never repay them for what…

Opinion Courtesy of Tony Lombardo
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My name is Tony Lombardo. I grew up on West 7th Street and Avenue T in the 1950s. We moved to West 10th Street between Avenues S and Avenue T in 1966. Health-wise, all was well until I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in January, 1987. I now get around with the aid of…

News & Features (By Heather Chin)
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Thousands braved the rain and lines on Saturday to say farewell to Officer Wenjian Liu at the Aievoli Funeral Home in Dyker Heights. In contrast to the silent protest that unfolded at the funeral of his partner Officer Rafael Ramos one week earlier – and then again at Officer’s Liu’s funeral the very next day – during Saturday’s wake, members…

Announcements Colton Office
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Assemblyman Bill Colton, District Leaders, Nancy Tong and Charles Ragusa and our entire staff wish you HAPPY CHANUKAH, MERRY CHRISTMAS and a most HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR. Holidays are a time for family and friends to reflect on their values and traditions, and their hopes and goals. It is also a time to reach…

News & Features Screenshot of video by Kimberly Connor
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By Kimberly Conner In medical emergencies, every second counts. Michael Marquez, corporate president of Bensonhurst Volunteer Ambulance Service (8310 17th Avenue), says that language barriers are common obstacles facing emergency medical workers serving the local community. Earlier this month, we reported on a 9-year-old girl who was struck by a car on Avenue U near McDonald Avenue.…

Opinion Source: Flickr/lisanne001
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As we reported last week, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) had planned to remove 98 sites from its list of potential landmarks today, an effort to clear a backlog of applications. On the list for almost 50 years was the historic Lady Moody’s House in Gravesend. Fortunately, thanks to pushback from politicians and preservationists, the vote was postponed…

News & Features Nostalgia Train
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If you’re looking for fun outside of the neighborhood this weekend, and have a young (or old) train fan in your life, be sure to catch the MTA’s Holiday Nostalgia Train, running along the M line between 2nd Avenue and Queens Plaza on Sundays (10am to 5pm) through December 28. The cars, originally in service between…

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