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Arts & Culture A neighbor holds a photo of a victims at the Holocaust Remembance Event organized by the Stop Anti-Semitism Foundation.
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Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, passed last week and was observed on Sunday with two local events remembering the victims of the Nazi atrocities. Ruth Lichtenstein, a daughter of Holocaust survivors and founder of Project Witness, a survivors’ resource center, and Dr. Richard Tomback, Kingsborough Community College’s director of Holocaust Studies, spoke to students from several…

Events New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer
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City Comptroller Scott Stringer will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Manhattan Beach Community Group, Wednesday, April 22, 8:00pm at Public School 195, 131 Irwin Street, corner of Hampton Avenue. As the city’s Chief Financial Officer, Stringer revealed in his audit of Build It Back that “City-paid consultants earned millions doing…

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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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Things got heated Tuesday night at NY1’s live televised debate between Staten Island DA Daniel Donovan and Councilman Vincent Gentile at the College of Staten Island, as the candidates clashed over issues like the Eric Garner case, Iran, immigration, and prosecuting FEMA fraud. Despite being comically mismatched height-wise, with Donovan towering over Gentile, the Brooklyn councilman seemed to…

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A proposed ban on booze cruises in Sheepshead Bay gained a Senate sponsor in Albany, while critics of the local industry fight back against allegations that the ban is fueled by racial tensions. Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz introduced a bill on February 20 prohibiting boats that throw late-night, alcohol-fueled parties from docking at Sheepshead Bay’s piers, operated by the New…

Events The Carmine Carro Community Center
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The next meeting of the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association is Thursday, April 16, 7:30pm at the Carmine Carro Community Center in Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue at Marine Parkway. The meeting’s agenda features a presentation on the re-zoning plan by Paul Graziano, an urban planning specialist and past president of the Historic Districts Council. According to an email…

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The son-in-law of indicted former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Marcello Trebitsch, of Midwood, was arrested yesterday morning and charged with running a Ponzi scheme. Trebitsch, 37, allegedly swindled approximately $7 million from multiple clients over five years, promising investors annual returns up to 16 percent. Instead, he pocketed some money, used some to repay early investors,…

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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…

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