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Feds will not be pushing for prison time for Diane Durand, Congressman Michael Grimm ex-girlfriend who pleaded guilty to illegally gathering contribution’s for the disgraced politician’s campaign last year. In a letter, prosecutors wrote that they wouldn’t challenge the defense’s request that Durand receive probation – and not jail time – and no more than $31,800 in fines when she is…

News & Features Men scope out a Gravesend synagogue.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHAXvCrjUXc Cops successfully tracked down the two men whose interest in an Ocean Parkway synagogue over the weekend sparked off a terrorism scare, and investigators determined them to be no threat at all. (Update at end of article) “The two individuals have been identified, and they have been interviewed by detectives from the NYPD’s Intelligence Bureau,”…

News & Features Men scope out a Gravesend synagogue.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHAXvCrjUXc Police are looking to speak to two men described as “Middle Eastern-looking” who locals say were acting suspiciously near two Ocean Parkway synagogues and attempting to take photographs of at least one of them on Saturday. The men approached the front doors of Congregation Bet Yaakob on Ocean Parkway and Avenue R at approximately 4:15pm,…

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Concerned by rapidly increasing property taxes for middle-class New Yorkers, the City Council is pushing a bill that would offer a property tax rebate of $500 for qualifying homeowners. A similar law was passed in 2004 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but it was cut in 2007 due to the economic recession. Now that the city is rumored to be less…

Education Source: NYC Mayor's Office
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New York City public school students will have two new official holidays as of the 2015-2016 school year: Eid al-Adha on September 24, and Eid al-Fitr during the summer. The new school holidays are in celebration of two of the major holidays celebrated by Muslims around the world — including the city’s growing Muslim-American population.…

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The schoolyard bully is one of the greatest themes of the American coming-of-age story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2l6RnWM2tU So is overcoming them, and the further you go back in American storytelling, the more likely that involved a slug to the mouth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvijyBIgazE But, hey, this is the 21st Century and we’re civilized now, so we fight our battles with…

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Councilman Vincent Gentile was selected as the Democratic candidate for the 11th Congressional District last night and will face off with prosecutor Daniel Donovan for the seat vacated by ex-Congressman Michael Grimm. Gentile released a statement accepting the nod today: I am honored to accept the Democratic nomination for New York’s 11th congressional district. Today, with the support of…

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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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