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The next meeting of the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association will meet this Monday, March 30 at 7:30pm. The group plans to discuss “new” zoning issues with special guest Harold Weinberg, an architect and MBNA member. The group will meet at Public School 195, 131 Irwin Street. For further information, call (917) 747-5863.


The Carmine Carro Community Center in Marine Park is hosting back-to-back events this week, starting with the Annual Mary Powell Memorial Celebration, Wednesday, March 18 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The following day, the community is invited to attend the next meeting of the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association, Thursday, March 19 at 7:30pm. The tribute to Powell…

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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.
7 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

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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