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The Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association is holding its Annual Holiday Meeting-Party tonight, and the entire community is invited. The meeting / shindig will be from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at the Carmine Carro Community Center inside Marine Park on Fillmore Avenue between Madison Place and Marine Parkway. Mark Chiusano, author of the new book “Marine Park,” will be on hand.…

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Can our beloved boardwalk be saved? Councilman Mark Treyger asked the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to make Coney Island’s Riegelmann Boardwalk an official “scenic landmark” yesterday, an effort to block the city from replacing its planks with concrete and plastic, reports the New York Daily News. “This is a globally recognized iconic structure that draws millions of visitors each year,”  Treyger told us.…

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Brrr! It sure is getting cold out there! While the rest of us bundle up, not all of the neediest in the city’s school system have the means to get a helpful hat or a solid pair of gloves. To help them out, Councilman Chaim Deutsch has launched a hat, scarf and glove drive to…

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by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz Back in 2008, my Assembly colleague, Alec Brook-Krasny, and I were able to secure $10 million in capital funding for the repair of the Riegelmann Boardwalk. The purpose of this money was to give the Boardwalk the rehabilitation it deserves and ensure that generations of New Yorkers will have the opportunity…

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For 73 years, the Manhattan Beach Community Group has been celebrating the end of the year – and the group’s anniversary – with an awards bash, and the entire community is invited. Kicking off this Wednesday, December 3, at 8pm at PS 195 (131 Irwin Street), the group will briefly hold its regularly scheduled meeting,…

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The first City Council hearing on a proposed mandatory fee for plastic bags at grocery stores and supermarkets took place yesterday, and it’s already proving to be one of the most divisive issues to come before the usually lockstep Council body. Capital New York reports: The bill, Intro. 209, is being championed by Council members…

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