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Police & Fire A photo of the flier. (Source: Yeshiva World News)
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The New York Police Department is investigating anti-Semitic messages found written on a flier posted on a Gravsend yeshiva, according to reports. The notes were found on Saturday at Mirrer Yeshiva (1791 Ocean Parkway, near Kings Highway), scrawled in pen in the margins of a printed advisory the yeshiva itself had posted. According to JPUpdates,…

News & Features Photo by Ned Berke
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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…

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The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is open to revisiting the idea of making the Riegelmann Boardwalk a scenic landmark, reports the New York Daily News. Last year, the LPC rejected Councilman Mark Treyger’s bid to grant the Coney Island boardwalk landmark status – an effort to stall the city’s project to replace its tropical wood planks with textured plastic – in…

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First our own Community Board chairperson was accused of a hate crime against disabled people by a scorned rehab center operator, and now Eddie Mark, who serves as the chairperson for Brighton Beach and Coney Island’s Community Board 13, has been accused of making racist and homophobic remarks to newly-appointed Board member Rican Vargas. The…

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Look at what some hate-filled clown did. A reader sent this photo in this morning. It happened on Avenue Z and Haring Street, an area where many of the community’s Muslim residents live. We’re waiting to hear if this was reported to police, and if it’s being investigated as a hate crime. Update (10:45 a.m.): Reader…

Arts & Culture
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Over 200 students from an assortment of Brooklyn youth groups celebrated Jackie Robinson day Monday by meeting some ex-baseball players and getting a private screening of the new movie about Jackie Robinson, 42, at the Regal Cinemas in Sheepshead Bay, according to a press release. The kids, who spent the day hearing stories from former ballplayers…

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The Sephardic Community Federation (SCF) is actively working to inform their members and supporters of their stance on congressional candidate Charles Barron. Community leaders have already come out denouncing Barron for what they say is his anti-Semitic and anti-Israel agenda. The SCF-sponsored full page ads in various major Jewish publications over the weekend, according to…

Opinion
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“There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches.” ― Ray Bradbury BETWEEN THE LINES: About 18 months ago, a debate took place at a Canarsie elementary school over a book of poems, when parents objected to some content, such as an anti-war poem with a line that…

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