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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…

Police & Fire A photo of the flier. (Source: Yeshiva World News)
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The New York Police Department is investigating anti-Semitic messages found written on a flier posted on a Gravsend yeshiva, according to reports. The notes were found on Saturday at Mirrer Yeshiva (1791 Ocean Parkway, near Kings Highway), scrawled in pen in the margins of a printed advisory the yeshiva itself had posted. According to JPUpdates,…

Education boody-rally
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District 21 families have a strong message for charter schools: Stay away! Though it was a school night, more than 75 parents and teachers rallied outside I.S. 288 David A. Boody Tuesday prior to a Department of Education [DOE] hearing on two charter schools that expressed interest in opening locations in the district. District 21, which includes Gravesend,…

News & Features eat_money
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weu06i_zzzw&feature=youtu.be Several Bensonhurst and Brighton Beach healthcare professionals were indicted today following a massive undercover healthcare fraud investigation. The 199-count indictment, which names 23 defendants – including nine doctors – alleges they they lured “patients” from low-income neighborhoods, homeless shelters, and welfare offices to corrupt medical clinics for unnecessary tests with the promise of free footwear like sneakers,…

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