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Senator Diane Savino is cracking down on sleezy straphangers. The senator passed her “subway grinder” bill today which creates a felony charge for anyone who sexually assault commuters on public transportation. “The disturbing trend where perverts grind and grope straphangers on crowded subways, buses and ferries needs to end,” said Savino. “Even more distressing is that these perverts get…

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A new employment center for low- and middle-income residents of Sandy-impacted areas opened its doors in Coney Island last week. One hundred free apprenticeship vouchers are now available through the Sandy Recovery Workforce 1 Career Center (1906 Mermaid Avenue), officials announced at a press conference at the Coney Island Library on Thursday. Formed by a partnership between the Mayor’s…

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The numbers are in. Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan sailed to victory over opponent Councilman Vincent Gentile in last night’s special election. Republican Donovan took 60 percent of the vote while Gentile, the Democratic candidate, won just 39 percent, according to preliminary results. The DA, who will be New York City’s only Republican member of the House,…

News & Features Deutsch, Crowley, Stringer and victims who were reimbursed.
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Councilman Chaim Deutsch and City Comptroller Scott Stringer hit Midwood’s street on Friday to tout a handful of city reimbursements to neighbors for damage to their vehicles caused by Department of Transportaiton roadwork, and to raise awareness of victim assistance programs. The duo held a press conference on Ocean Avenue and Avenue M, near where 11 cars…

Events deutsch-age-friendly
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I’m old, and I think the Sheepshead Bay subway station ought to have an elevator to make my life easier. Also, as a venerable tricenarian, I think kids need to be kept off my lawn and somebody ought to teach them some respect with those glowing doo-dads. Furthermore, dubstep sucks and isn’t music. Older adults like myself…

Events communityBoards
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Community Board 15 is meeting tomorrow, April 28, at 7:00pm at Kingsborough Community College  (2001 Oriental Boulevard) in the faculty dining room. Please note the change in time and date for the meeting. On the agenda is a public hearing for one zoning item. Here is the application being considered: 2617 Avenue R: An application to request a special permit…

Events New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer
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City Comptroller Scott Stringer will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Manhattan Beach Community Group, Wednesday, April 22, 8:00pm at Public School 195, 131 Irwin Street, corner of Hampton Avenue. As the city’s Chief Financial Officer, Stringer revealed in his audit of Build It Back that “City-paid consultants earned millions doing…

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