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This is just a reminder to get in your applications for local Community Boards! Joining these organizations is your opportunity to play a role in local community government. And for the first time, teens 16 years old or older can also apply, as long as they live within a CB’s coverage area. The deadline for CB…

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The story of Sheepshead Bay resident Yefim Ulitskiy, published by the New York Times’ Neediest Cases on January 5, describes a man whose ex-wife has died and struggles to take care of his two daughters — 11-year-old Daniella and 8-year-old Elana. The girls’ grandmother, Lidiya Ulitskaya, 78, picks up much of the slack, accompanying them home from their after-school program…

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Another day, another animal in the cross-hairs of the wildlife gestapo. In the wacky world of wildlife preservation, we’ve seen battles rage over swans and cats in the past few weeks, and now concerns are being revived about the annual plans to round up and euthanize Canada geese. The latest comes from GooseWatch NYC, an…

Opinion
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Councilman Chaim Deutsch has touted his “participatory governing” approach as an alternative to participatory budgeting, but his first attempt – a governing workshop held last week – provided the best argument yet for why we need an open, community-drive budgeting process. The Thursday, May 27 meeting, held at Cunningham Junior High School, was billed as an opportunity for…

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The folks over at Tete-a-Tete Cafe (2601 East 14th Street) are teaming up with the Shorefront Y, the Kings Bay Y, the JCC of Bensonhurst and several other organizations to help raise money for area children with special needs. From now until June 8 – exactly one month from today – the cafe will be…

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The Riders Alliance, an advocacy organization for subway and bus riders, is launching an initiatve to bring together Southern Brooklyn straphangers to demand improved public transportation services. To kick off the initiative, they’re holding a brainstorming session on March 27, at 7:00 p.m., at the Homecrest Presbyterian Church (1413 Avenue T). It’s an any-idea-goes kind…

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For more than 40 years he was entwined in the fabric of the Southern Brooklyn community. He was ever-present at community meetings, where he was frequently recognized for stellar attendance. He was a member of numerous civic groups; so many that no one can list them all. He rubbed elbows, and sometimes chewed out, politicians…

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Earlier this month we published an article on the feral cat situation in Coney Island, especially around the boardwalk. Josie Marrero, a local who founded a cat rescue program called Brooklyn Rescue Umbrella, spends much of her time taking care of the cats in the area. But as winter sets in and Sandy- and development-related…

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