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News Councilman Mark Treyger and Senator Diane Savino joined the community in calling for the city to take steps to reduce gun violence. Photo courtesy of Councilman Mark Treyger’s Office.
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Councilman Mark Treyger, Senator Diane Savino, and community leaders gathered outside the Coney Island Houses at West 30th Street and Surf Avenue yesterday to call on City Hall and the NYPD to take specific steps in response to gun violence that continues to plague the area — especially in the residential west end. At the…

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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…

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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…

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In the wake of yesterday’s shooting — which wounded two, including a senior citizen — Councilman Mark Treyger is calling on the NYPD to put its new gunfire-tracking technology to use in Coney Island. The councilman sent a letter to Commissioner Bill Bratton last week asking him to expand the law enforcement agency’s $1.5 million ShotSpotter pilot program, which…

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Councilmen David Greenfield and Mark Treyger are urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to restore the Ocean Parkway speed limit to 30 miles per hour after it was decreased to 25 mph as part of the mayor’s Vision Zero initiative, with the lawmakers stressing that the new speed limit is causing increased traffic congestion on local streets.…

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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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No, Marisa Tomei and Darren Aronofsky didn’t show up, but hundreds of other graduates, retired faculty and their families did. Edward R. Murrow High School celebrated its 40th anniversary on Saturday with a massive open school and reunion, during which alumni, retirees and guests strolled down the high school’s hallways – and memory lane. The…

News A DOT speed-enforcement camera sits at this location, fining people who fail to slow down after exiting the highway. (Source: Google Maps)
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The Department of Transportation will move the controversial Shore Parkway speed camera first reported on by Sheepshead Bites, after the camera issued more violations than any other speed enforcement camera in New York City, according to local elected officials. “The DOT has just agreed to my request to move the speed camera along Shore Parkway that…

Arts & Music Marissa Tomei (Source: Murrow High School yearbook)
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Edward R. Murrow High School (1600 Avenue L) will celebrate 40 years in the community this Saturday, when more than 700 former students and their families will return to the school grounds. Opened under the visionary leadership of Saul Bruckner in 1974, the school seized upon an an unconventional curriculum, giving students more college-like freedom and scheduling…

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