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It can be difficult to get elected to a political position in this country, sure. Well, if it seems a daunting task, you can always hop-skip-and-jump to the other side of the globe and get elected to the city council of a small Japanese municipality. According to a story by the Home Reporter, this is…

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City Councilman-elect Mark Treyger expressed concern that muni-meters could be the target of identity thieves bent on stealing money from unsuspecting motorists. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle is reporting that Treyger wants the Department of Transportation (DOT) to install additional security around muni-meters in light of an identity theft scam that targeted the meters on Long…

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While it is difficult to find those silver linings in events as destructive as Superstorm Sandy, stories of bravery and heroism have surfaced, centering on people saving lives in the face of horrendous circumstances. The New York Daily News is reporting that a group of MTA employees helped rescue a group of residents and themselves in…

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In Dyker Heights, Christmas is a time of family gathering, gift giving, peace, love and besting your neighbor by trying to outshine their elaborate decorations with your own blinding display. This year, Chamber of Commerce President Carlo Scissura is hoping the competition will be as fierce as ever as he is personally leading a tour of eager…

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Community Boards that cover Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst and Gravesend want action on illegal curb cutting and are hoping that Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio steps up enforcement on the issue. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle is reporting that Community Board 11 Chairman Bill Guarinello is hopeful that de Blasio will provide leadership on the issue. Curb…

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Republican Congressman Michael Grimm is asking the federal government to earmark $600 million for the Build it Back program, the housing recovery project designed to help Superstorm Sandy victims, and take control over Sandy funds out of the hands of of local authorities, reports SILive. While the money is already on its way as part…

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Sadly, too often we write about the latest suicide or suicide attempt committed on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Earlier this week, we told you about the latest incident involving a 39-year-old man who was heroically rescued after attempting a leap from the iconic bridge. Obviously, committing suicide by jumping off the Verrazano Bridge is nothing new,…

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I’m convinced that everything great that ever happened in the universe happened somewhere in Coney Island. The proof is in the seemingly never ending supply of incredible photographs and movies taken at Coney Island over the decades that come across our desks. The latest amazing photo collection comes courtesy of photographer Stephen Salmieri and his portfolio…

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The New York Football Giants were off to a historically lousy start this season, beginning their 2013-2014 campaign with six straight losses. Recently, things have looked up for the Eli Manning-led Giants as they have squeaked out three victories, stirring talk of an improbable run to the playoffs. According to a report by News 12,…

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