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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…

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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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The City Council took up Councilman Mark Treyger’s controversial biking and texting bill this week, which seeks to fine cyclists caught using mobile devices while riding. Biking advocates and at least one elected official slammed the councilman’s proposal at Wednesday’s hearing with the council’s Committee on Transportation, arguing it addresses a nonexistent problem, reports Streets Blog. A vocal critic of the…

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Good news for job hunters in Southern Brooklyn. A new Workforce1 Career Center, located at 1906 Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island, opened for business this week as part of the city’s effort to expedite economic recovery in Superstorm Sandy-impacted neighborhoods. Formed by a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations, the city’s Department of Small Business Services…

Events Sunday memorial service in front of the burned out Sasson home. (Photo courtesy of Rafael Lopez Jr. /

In the wake of the tragic Midwood fire that killed seven siblings more than a week ago, City Councilmen David Greenfield and Mark Treyger are joining forces with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) for a fire safety, prevention and education seminar, tonight at 7:30pm at Congregation Shaare Zion, 2030 Ocean Parkway between Foster…

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