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The chess team of David A. Boody Middle Schools I.S. 228 (228 Avenue S) took home the title of Junior High School Novice Level at the 47th Annual Greater NY Chess Championship Competition this previous weekend. The school’s students are no strangers to chess domination, as they have won the title several times in previous years too. The…

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Is your child taking the SAT’s soon? The Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst is hosting an SAT practice test at 7802 Bay Parkway. The test starts at 3:00 p.m. and runs through 7:00 p.m. It is free and open to all high school students. Please RSVP at 718-943-6396 or email margarita@jchb.org as space…

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From the offices of Council Members Lew Fidler and David Greenfield: Council Members Lew Fidler and David Greenfield, along with several of their Council colleagues representing diverse backgrounds and parts of the City, mailed a letter today to the President of Brooklyn College, Karen Gould, objecting to her school hosting and ‘co-sponsoring’ a “BDS Movement Against…

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We have some sad news to report today: Gino’s Focacceria, located at 7118 18th Avenue, may be closing down. The news comes from local resident John G., who was unable to get any more details as to why the neighborhood staple will be shut. On several occasions, I devoured the stuffed artichokes. Their closing truly creates…

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Our lovely reader and tipster Carmen T. sent us this photo of Matreshka (8022 20th Avenue) along with the following note: Matreshka store, under new management. Russian, Middle Eastern and Latino style hot food to go!! Sounds delicious. I wonder if I can order the chilly soup even though I am not Spanish?

Arts & Culture
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New York City has become a major player in the world of tech start-ups. The push has been felt by New Yorkers all over the five boroughs. For example, commuters can now use MTA phone apps to determine more accurate train or bus arrival times. Another new Brooklyn-based start-up has also just rolled out an iPhone app to help…

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From the office of Councilman Vincent Gentile: Do you have questions about your property taxes? Want to know how you can appeal them? Are you looking for ways to lower property taxes? Councilman Vincent J. Gentile invites you to a presentation and Q&A on “How To Appeal Your Property Taxes”. Have your questions about residential,…

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Local community advocate Mark Treyger marks his 10th year anniversary as president of the United Progressive Democratic Club at their general membership breakfast. The guest speaker was New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. “I was re-elected president of the club, which marks the 10th year anniversary for me as club president. The UPDC is a powerhouse grassroots organization…

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This Thursday, January 31 at 6:30 p.m., the teachers and students of David A. Boody Art Magnet are putting on an art show. “An Artistic Winter Evening: An Exhibition of Student and Teacher Art,” is a collaborative show from the school’s Art Magnet department. Under the direction of Ms. Lisa Banker, Art Magnet Teacher at I.S.…

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