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News & Features A veterinarian checks the condition of one of the rescued puppies.
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Police arrested the owner of nine allegedly malnourished and neglected puppies last week and charged the man with not feeding his animals as well as 10 counts of torture and injury, News 12 Brooklyn reports. Investigators said the pet owner, 43-year-old Shai Benattar, brought as many as 20 dogs up from Florida to his Avenue X…

Transportation 19th avenue road work
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Pesky potholes, be gone! Numerous crater-pocked streets throughout Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Borough Park, and Coney Island will be touched up this summer, announced City Council members Mark Treyger and David Greenfield this week. Treyger and Greenfield worked closely with Brooklyn Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Keith Bray to identify the streets across the 44th and 47th Districts that…

News & Features Razom Toy Drive workers
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A fitness trainer at a Gravesend gym has organized a toy drive for Ukrainian children who have lost their parents due to the war between the central government in Kiev and the Russian-speaking separatists in the East. Dmitry Michin, 29, started the toy drive eight days ago at the Retro Fitness gym located at McDonald…

News & Features lunar-new-year
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Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced Tuesday that New York City will become the second major urban school district in the nation, after San Francisco, to close on Lunar New Year in the official school calendar. In the upcoming 2015-16 school year, schools will close on February 8 for the Lunar…

News & Features Source; Mark Treyger's office
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A community leader committed to serving area youth and the neighborhood was honored last Sunday, when Councilman Mark Treyger and the family joined together to co-name the corner of East 2nd Street and Avenue W in her memory. Lifelong Gravesend resident Barbara Dattilo devoted years of her life to others through her service at Our…

News & Features The puppies with Rescue City volunteers and Oceanside veterinarians. Source: Facebook
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A local animal advocacy group rescued nine puppies on Tuesday that they say were neglected from an Avenue X home in Gravesend. Volunteers from Rescue City, a group that facilitates pet adoptions, became aware of the alleged abuse while monitoring Facebook. They dispatched members to check out the situation, and found a yard full of young…

News & Features Natik Nisimov (Source: Facebook)
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Police arrested Jefferey McCrae, 31, of Brighton Beach for the March murder of Gravesend resident and salon owner Natik Nisimov. McCrae, who lives on Brighton 4th Terrace near Neptune Avenue, is charged with murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon three months after Nisimov, 29, was shot dead on Ocean Parkway. Cops…

Police & Fire Source: NYPD
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Cops are looking for a man who swiped a wallet through a window in Coney Island, then cashed out at a Gravesend ATM. According to authorities, the suspect spotted the wallet lying on a table in a Coney Island home while he was on the street. He approached the house, reached through the window and…

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