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City Council candidates John Lisyanskiy is outraged over the latest mailer distributed by the Small Business Coalition, one of several PACs throwing hundreds of thousands of dollars into the race to replace term-limited Domenic Recchia, which claims that he profited from Superstorm Sandy price gouging. The mailer, seen above, claims that Lisyanskiy took contributions from…

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Three Southern Brooklyn Assembly members joined a bipartisan group of colleagues during a press conference yesterday to demand that Governor Andrew Cuomo waive registration fees and up to $1,000 worth of state sales tax on vehicles purchased by those whose previous vehicle was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Nicole Malliotakis, William Colton and Alec Brook-Krasny —…

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From the office of Assemblyman William Colton: Brooklyn Assemblyman William Colton (D-Bensonhurst) and community leader Mark Treyger are asking Governor Cuomo to issue an executive order requiring the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to waive and refund costly registration and plate transfer fees that have socked thousands of Hurricane Sandy victims. Assemblyman Colton…

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When it comes to making sure that the youngest victim’s of Hurricane Sandy have a great Christmas, there is no shortage of bighearted locals. Gravesend resident Michael Sciaraffo has been a one man Sandy relief machine. He started by collecting essential supplies for relief efforts with Facebook appeals and eventually moved on bringing holiday gifts to kids…

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Councilman Domenic Recchia will be joining Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to create and manage the Brooklyn Recovery Fund, a fiscal response for those battered by Hurricane Sandy. The Brooklyn Recovery Fund collect donations and and distribute donations among communities that need it most after Sandy. Thus far, the Brooklyn…

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A shelter volunteer has given the following update regarding the FDR shelter location (20th Avenue and 58th Street): Evacuees will be relocated throughout today to different locations because school is due to start on Wednesday. Volunteers are needed to help in the relocating process. This includes, but is not limited to, assisting city workers with Russian…