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News The Bike 4 Friendship men's team hold their rides above the surf.
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The Bike 4 Friendship men’s team hoisted their rides above the surf at Brighton Beach on Sunday to celebrate the completion of their 3,100-mile, coast-to-coast journey that helped raise approximately $150,000 for charity. The cross-country bike trip benefitted The Friendship Circle, a charity that pairs special needs children with teen volunteers to provide companionship and support. The 11 bicyclists,…

News
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A Department of Education employee allegedly punched an 11-year-old autistic boy at Brighton Beach’s P.S. 225 (1075 Oceanview Avenue), leading to felony assault and other charges, reports the Daily News. The paper reports: Milton Parker, 58, a paraprofessional at Public School 225 in Brighton Beach, attacked the youngster last Thursday after he had spilled water…

Events
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The following is a press release from the Shorefront Y: This Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., the Brooklyn Autism Spectrum Disorder Initiative (BASDI) & the Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach will host its Fourth Annual Walk for Autism. The annual Walk for Autism seeks to raise community awareness as well as crucial funds…

Police & Fire
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A 26-year-old special needs man has gone missing in Midwood, and police are looking to reunite him with his family. The man, photographed above, was last seen this afternoon at Coney Island Avenue and Avenue J, according to the NY Scanner Twitter account. Police have responded with a Level 1 mobilization. If you have seen…