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Health One of the ads the DOH is running in bus shelters over the next two months.
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One third of children and teenagers in areas affected by Superstorm Sandy that have accessed a free program offering mental health services have shown signs of post-traumatic stress and other mental health conditions, according to the Department of Health. The agency has launched a new ad campaign reminding neighbors of the free services available to…

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It looks like “organic” is the business trend of the season, as a second organic-minded store is popping up a few doors down from an organic kitchenette that we revealed last week. Signs went up over the weekend for Portokali, an organic gourmet market at 1509 Sheepshead Bay Road. The business will replace the short-lived 7-Eleven that never reopened…

Business Photo by Erica Sherman
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Brighton Beauty Supply closed down its 1724 Sheepshead Bay Road location this week, citing continued losses since Superstorm Sandy. The business shuttered the storefront on March 15 after approximately seven years in business, according to a manager with the company. “It’s not recovered, this area. It’s not making money,” said Victoria, a manager who gave…

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After a sluggish start, the city appears to making headway on its Build it Back post-Sandy recovery program, but in the Sheepshead Bay Courts, rebuilding is posing a bit of a challenge. As of February, 389 houses have been completed – up from zero a year ago – and 2,482 checks have been mailed, amounting to $45 million in reimbursements.…

News The Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department (Source: GBFD.net)
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The Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department, the volunteer firefighting base of Gerritsen Beach where many locals took refuge after Superstorm Sandy, is slated to get a $2.4 million overhaul to protect it from future extreme weather events. The funds come for the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery following a proposal from the local NY Rising committee, and…

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The City Council has passed two pieces of legislation this month to better prepare residents in coastal neighborhoods for major storms and to formalize the role that houses of worship and charitable organizations play in the aftermath of emergencies. The bills, proposed by Councilman Mark Treyger as part of his role as Chairman of the Council’s Committee on Recovery &…

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Superstorm Sandy victims still struggling to put their lives back together will be able to benefit from a Sandy Recovery Information Session tomorrow, February 14, from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Hall, 2750 Gerritsen Avenue. Hosted by State  Senator  Marty Golden, the  information session with allow individualized attention for residents still recovering to speak with…

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Neighbors in Mill Basin, Mill Island, Marine Park, Bergen Beach, and Georgetown can attend a public meeting on Wednesday, January 14, to learn about projects proposed for funding, and the contents of the final NY Rising Community Reconstruction (NYRCR) Plan for Southeast Brooklyn Waterfront, designed to help meet the Community’s recovery needs. The NYRCR program leverages local knowledge…

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