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Events Students celebrated a successful march to deliver their college applications.
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Come out and witness an exciting movement for higher education taking place right in our neighborhood. Over 700 high schoolers, from all five boroughs of New York, will be marching towards their local post offices this Friday, including seniors from Bensonhurst’s Expeditionary Learning School for Community Leaders (2630 Benson Avenue). Students will make their way to the mailboxes with…

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Councilman Domenic Recchia slammed Representative Michael Grimm for siding with Tea Party House members when it came to pursuing legislation that has led to a government shutdown. In a report by the Brooklyn Eagle, Recchia characterized Grimm as being in league with controversial Texas Senator Ted Cruz and other members of the Tea Party movement.…

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A Bath Beach girl who lost her uncle in the September 11 attacks made a public plea to President Barack Obama, urging him not to go to war with Syria. The New York Daily News reported that Brittney Cofresi, made the plea while reading names of victims at the September 11 commemoration last week. Cofresi, who…

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Representative Michael Grimm changed his mind regarding his previously expressed support of President Barack Obama’s proposed military strike in Syria. According to a report by WFUV, Grimm reversed his position, joining a growing number of New York politicians who oppose intervention in Syria. After evidence came to light that the Syrian regime, led by Bashar…

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It might be hard to believe but every single pixelated dot represented on the map above is a person living in Brooklyn in 2010 and the colors correspond to their race. Dustin Cable, a senior research associate at the University of Virgina’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, created the interactive map using data from…

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Representative Michael Grimm joined his Republican colleagues on Capital Hill in another effort to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. SI Live is reporting that Grimm voted on legislation that would prohibit the IRS from enforcing the controversial law. The bill, known as the “Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act,” is…

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The election victory of Barack Obama over Mitt Romney was a wake up call for Republicans everywhere. They learned that they were uncool, not hip and out-of-touch with today’s Buzzfeed-culture obsessed world of neo-hipsters. Looking to tap into the rich vein of nerdy references that cause geeks everywhere to squeal with delight, Republicans have experimented…

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Sal Albanese is running for mayor and your’re probably thinking, that name sounds familiar, where do I remember him from? Well, the crack researchers at Bensonhurst Bean are here to give you FIVE incredibly detailed vital must-know facts about Albanese so you can be informed like no other New York political junkie. Without further ado,…

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A national event is taking place wherein supporters for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign are coming together across the country and hosting house parties to “get the conversation started.” A local group is taking part as well. The location is not a home per say, but Bensonhurst Park at Cropsey Avenue and Bay Parkway, near the Bay…

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