From everyone here at Bensonhurst Bean, we’d like to wish all of our readers a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
And if you have to work, we also wish you an easy, uneventful day and a safe trip home tonight!
The Brooklyn Politics points out that Grimm, a Republican, has received criticism from Democrats for what they are calling badly timed photo ops.
U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm represents New York’s 13th Congressional District, which includes all of Staten Island. In Brooklyn, the 13th District includes parts of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst and Gravesend
A 30-year-old man from Bensonhurst was on board a Coney Island bound F train approaching the 4th Avenue station Monday night when he was attacked by two men yelling anti-Semitic slurs.
Emil Benjamin, who is a Kavkazi Jew, successfully fought off the two men – who allegedly called him a “Jewish bastard” – until one pulled out a knife. Continue Reading »
According to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, yesterday marked the 47th anniversary of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge opening to automobile traffic. Continue Reading »
After CEC 20 voted unanimously to censure and request more oversight to ensure the NYC Department of Education uses education funding received through a state program to reduce class sizes, CEC 21 is following suit.
The education council is also asking parents to make their opinions on reducing class size heard via e-mail before tomorrow’s deadline.
The presence of rats along New Utrecht Avenue – which allegedly originated from MTA construction work and has been exacerbated by at least one local business - continues to be a problem. Continue Reading »
The following is a press release from the office of Rep. Jerrold Nadler:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the senior Northeastern Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, spoke in support of H.R. 2112, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, which directs funding toward transportation, housing, and various social service programs.
He issued the following statement: Continue Reading »
The above photo was taken at the Bensonhurst United Progressive Democratic Club (29 Bay 25th Street)’s Tribute To Veteran’s Night last Wednesday.
From left to right: Veteran Henry Wile, Assemblyman William Colton, New Utrecht High School graduate Anthony Ramos, who performed the national anthem, Sergeant Jackson, the ROTC director in Petrides High School, District Leader Charles Ragusa. Pictured in front are ROTC members from Petrides High School in Staten Island. Click Here To See More