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When the sun sets tonight and the clock turns to 8:15pm, thousands of people along the northeast coast will simultaneously light candles and begin a moment of silence, remembering the destruction that swept through coastal communities courtesy of Superstorm Sandy. That moment will mark exactly two years since the high-tide breached the walls of Sheepshead…

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Last Saturday, a prototype for emergency living quarters was unveiled. The experimental post-disaster housing module stacks five steel units on top of each other like Lego pieces to create accommodations that are more comfortable than your rotting, soggy home after Superstorm Sandy. The project has been in the works for six years now. The NYC Office…

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State Senator Marty Golden covered a range of issues from heroin to flood insurance at a well-attended meeting of the Manhattan Beach Community Group meeting last night. Here’s the cliff notes to Golden’s appearance: He talked about the high concentration of senior citizens in Brooklyn, especially in the south, and said that this population needed…

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New York City, New York State and New Jersey may have to compete for more than $1 billion in promised Superstorm Sandy relief that the federal government is now looking to redirect to victims of other natural disasters. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is considering sending off $1 billion of an as-yet unspent…

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The next meeting of the Manhattan Beach Community Group (MBCG) will be Wednesday, April 23 at 8:00 p.m. inside Public School 195, 131 Irwin Street at Hampton Avenue. Guest speaker, State Senator Marty Golden, will discuss and answer your questions on topics including: How does the New York State budget affect you? Will your property taxes…

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