Author Laura Vladimirova

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The Shorefont YM-YWHA (3300 Coney Island Avenue) is a neighborhood organization that’s rising to the challenge of continuous local disaster recovery in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Currently, they’re responsible for everything from assigning volunteer contractors, to repairing homes and giving out food, to translating complicated government forms. Shorefront Y Director Sue Fox has been busy…

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A Voices of NY article reveals a major change in local demographics within the next 30 years. It states: According to the Faiths and Freedom Project for Religious Diversity of CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College, ‘Within 20 to 30 years the Russian Jewish – or WWII generation – will have lost its dominant status as a majority…

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With the motto, “No Neighbor Left Behind,” the Bay Improvement Group, along with Sheepshead Bay Plumb Beach Civic Association, Occupy Sandy and volunteers, has called another 7 p.m. Block Captains meeting for this Wednesday, December 5, at Roll ‘n’ Roaster (2901 Emmons Avenue). The purpose of the meeting is to bring the “needs of Sheepshead Bay residents…

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Though the staff and administration at Coney Island Hospital (2601 Ocean Parkway) continue on the arduous road of repairing the hospital after Superstorm Sandy, they have announced the opening of their Urgent Care Center. An important note is that the Urgent Care Center is not an emergency room. The center cannot treat true emergencies and no patients will be admitted. They do…

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This photo was snapped by a reader who writes: I snapped this photo on Friday. I’m standing on the cement path leading up to the beach and I’m looking back at the Riis Park paring lot filled with debris from homes destroyed by Sandy. The mountain of waste stands as an ominous reminder of everything that people lost.…

Education
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The teachers and students at P.S. 254 Dag Hammarskjold School really really want music class. They want it so bad that they’ve decided to enter to win the “Power A Bright Future” grant from Clorox. The money would be spent on a music class for all of the students once a week. So far, the school…

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