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News & Features Source: razor512/Flickr
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Commuting anywhere in this city is about to get a little bit pricier. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) board has decided to raise single-fare subway rides from $2.50 to $2.75 on March 22. As planned, unlimited monthly MetroCards will increase from $112 to $116.50, and weekly MetroCards will go up a dollar, from $30 to $31. The MTA board held public hearings last…

Food & Nightlife Lioni's Marty Golden
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What kind of sandwich would he be? As a fairly new arrival to this lovely land of Bensonhurst, today I set out to answer that question (among others), and to experience the phenomenon that is Lioni Italian Heroes (7803 15th Avenue) – which offers hundreds of sandwiches, all named after famous Italian-Americans. I am ashamed to admit that the…

News & Features Marty Golden (Photo by Erica Sherman
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State Senator Marty Golden has plundered at least $31,000 from his campaign warchest to pay off legal debts stemming from a federal investigation into his finances, reports the Daily News. The paper looked at recent campaign filings showing that the pol paid fees to attorneys at Gottlieb & Gordon LLP. Golden confirmed [U.S. Attorney Preet]…

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Despite the rain and wind chill, over 50 parents, children, and allies of children with special needs came out this morning to protest the State Education Department’s (SED) freeze on funds for special education, which is forcing a Borough Park early childhood center to close in the middle of the school year. Unless it receives the…

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Construction on the highly controversial Gravesend Bay Waste Transfer Station near Caesar’s Bay is scheduled to begin any day now. Despite years of fierce opposition from residents, politicians, and environmentalists, the city will move forward with the plan and start the demolition phase in early December, the city’s Sanitation Department confirmed. The work will take place at a facility owned…

Police & Fire One of the spas closed by the city. Source: Google Maps
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Authorities arrested 15 women and shut down nine massage parlors in Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge today, as part of a major prostitution and trafficking investigation. Two women, Xiao-Ling Pan and Sun Han, were charged with promoting prostitution, nine were charged with misdemeanor prostitution, and 10 were charged with providing unlicensed massage services, according to prosecutors. “We conducted these raids and…

News & Features Community Board 11's offices at 2214 Bath Avenue (Source: Google Maps)
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By Kimberly Connor Community Board 11’s meeting on November 20 focused heavily on the hot-button issue of illegal home conversions, the practice of subdividing one or two-family homes into single room occupancy dwellings. Also discussed were problematic parking laws on New Utrecht Avenue and the date of the annual Festa di Santa Rosalia. Illegal Home Conversions Bob Cassara…

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Bensonhurst appears to have had a strong turnout at the polling booths this morning, thanks, in part, to sunny skies. There were folks out campaigning for Assemblyman Peter Abbate, and Democratic candidate James Kemmerer,  Congressman Michael Grimm and State Senator Marty Golden. A dog (and his owner) even trekked out from Windsor Terrace to lobby for the Democratic…

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