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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…

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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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Federal prosecutors are looking into the campaign finances of State Senator Marty Golden, the pol confirmed. “The campaign fund is being looked at,” Golden told the New York Post, regarding a probe by United States Attorney Preet Bharara. The paper reports: Golden has hired Gottlieb & Gordon, a law firm that specializes in government investigations…

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The following is a press release from the offices of State Senator Marty Golden: State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in partnership with American Legion Amity Post 791, is urging community support for a collection drive to support our troops being cared for at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and The Armed Forces…

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Republican State Senator Marty Golden is facing a Democratic challenge on ballots this November, this time from Bay Ridge’s James Kemmerer. The 12-year incumbent pol, who lost most of Bay Ridge but comfortably won the district as a whole with a 16-point margin, will debate his opponent tonight at the Bay Ridge Community Council’s “Great Debate.” Kemmerer…

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Local leaders are putting pressure on the MTA to restore express service on the F train in Brooklyn, last experienced by commuters in 1987, while the MTA remains a bit iffy on the issue. In a letter sent to MTA Chairman Thomas F. Prendergast today, a bipartisan group of 14 city, state, and federal leaders…

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