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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 Charly hasn't been to the dog run in over a year because of the renovation.
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The neighborhood just got a little more dog-friendly. The abandoned yard on the northwest corner of Dyker Beach Golf Course has long been used by locals as an unofficial dog run, but today, after being closed for a full year, the area has been transformed into a perfect play space for pups. About 20 dogs and their owners came out today for a ribbon-cutting event…

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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Several elected officials from both sides of the bridge say they are boycotting today’s 50th anniversary celebration for the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, due to the MTA’s proposed fare hike, which would raise the bridge’s cash toll to $16. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Staten Island Borough President James Oddo are among those who said they won’t attend stating, “there is…

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The City Council passed a bill cracking down on illegal clothing donation bins Thursday. The law – proposed by Councilman Vincent Gentile – penalizes organizations that put drop-off bins on the street with no intention of giving the collected garments to the needy. The bill allows the city to remove bins immediately, fining first-time violators $250 and repeat offenders $500.…

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Councilman Vincent Gentile held a press conference yesterday on the steps of City Hall, urging Congress to pass a bill allowing states to open lanes reserved for HOVs – or high occupancy vehicles – to disabled veterans. “The men and women who sacrificed so much in order to protect our country should not have to struggle when trying to…

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The following is a press release from Councilman Vincent Gentile: Starting next week you’ll have even more access to Deputy Leader Councilman Vincent J. Gentile and his hardworking staff. Councilman Gentile, acknowledging that not everyone can stop by his office during the day, is announcing late night hours in his new office every Wednesday. Starting…

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