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The borough of Brooklyn has a serious bridge problem, as 240 of them, which is more than half, need serious repairs, according to a new report. The New York Daily News is reporting that some of the worst bridges in the borough include the seven bridges along the Belt Parkway that are in the process…

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Styrofoam is perhaps one of the most space-aged products mankind has ever invented. But, though the stuff is soft, lightweight and relatively durable, its also a dangerous environmental hazard. Because of this, the Sanitation Department is looking for a city-wide ban on the product, according to a report by DNA Info. The legislation being proposed would place the focus of the ban…

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From the offices of Council Members Lew Fidler and David Greenfield: Council Members Lew Fidler and David Greenfield, along with several of their Council colleagues representing diverse backgrounds and parts of the City, mailed a letter today to the President of Brooklyn College, Karen Gould, objecting to her school hosting and ‘co-sponsoring’ a “BDS Movement Against…

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From the offices of Councilman David Greenfield and Councilman Lew Fidler: In light of the ongoing school bus drivers strike that has forced 152,000 public and private school children to find alternate routes to and from school, Councilman David G. Greenfield and Councilman Lew Fidler are renewing their call for New York City to institute a…

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We told you on Tuesday about the Bensonhurst annex of the Homecrest Community Services senior center, and that it is now the first publicly-funded senior center focused on the unique needs of the Asian-American community. On Monday, State Senator Martin Golden, New York City Department for the Aging Commissioner Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, and officials of Homecrest Community…

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Bensonhurst-area City Councilman are all in support of a resolution from Flatbush Councilman Jumaane Williams urging the mayor to throw a ticker-tape parade for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan military conflicts. Our sister site Sheepshead Bites queried most of Southern Brooklyn’s legislators to see where they stand on the effort, and they all stated…

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