Author Ned Berke

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The first City Council hearing on a proposed mandatory fee for plastic bags at grocery stores and supermarkets took place yesterday, and it’s already proving to be one of the most divisive issues to come before the usually lockstep Council body. Capital New York reports: The bill, Intro. 209, is being championed by Council members…

Events The Race Route (Source: mapmyride.com)
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Neighbors in Mill Basin, Mill Island, Marine Park, Bergen Beach, and Georgetown are invited to a public meeting tonight, Wednesday, November 12, to hear the latest from the state-sponsored NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program and provide input on projects proposed for funding, designed to meet the community’s recovery needs. This program aims to leverage local knowledge…

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It was mostly a predictable day at the polls yesterday when it came to Southern Brooklyn races, including the reelection of two lawmakers currently facing federal charges. The most high-profile race, of course, was that of the 11th Congressional District, in which incumbent Michael Grimm, who faces a 20-count indictment for tax evasion, staved off a challenge…

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After a busy week, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! We’ve pulled together some of our favorite recent stories from our site and our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend: Locals are barking mad over…

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Trick or treat. Smell my feet. Give me something good to eat. Just leave the poisoned candy and razor-blade apples in the pantry. This Halloween, as all Halloweens, we should take extra precautions to be safe. While it’s the biggest, bestest holiday for the kiddos, it’s also open season for creeps, pervs, thieves and vandals. Here…

Business La Casa Bella (Source: Google Maps)
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When Superstorm Sandy struck and Gravesend Bay poured into the neighborhood, it took six days to pump the water out of La Casa Bella at 2579 Cropsey Avenue. “[It] was very crippling. Financially, mentally, physically—it was trying,” owner Rosemary Picarello told NY1. The business wasn’t in a Zone A flood area that required evacuation, but it got the…

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