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Now that winter has made its official debut this week and we brace ourselves for plummeting temperatures, we wanted to pass on some tips to make your heating bill a little less scary during these coming months. From adding a couple blankets to your bed and turning your thermostat down at night to sealing air…

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By Aliza Chasan Two years after Superstorm Sandy, one park in Gravesend is just now getting power back. Though the streets in the area didn’t see much above-ground flooding, the storm’s salt waters managed to corrode the underground wiring serving the park at the corner of McDonald Avenue and Avenue S. As a result, the McDonald…

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The following is an unaltered press release from the offices of Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz: The thought of paying home heating costs this winter is enough to send a chill through many low-income seniors and families in Brooklyn. Fortunately, help is on the way thanks to Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn) and the Heartshare Neighborhood Heating Fund…

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A long-standing sidewalk obstacle in front of the derelict Maimonides clinic at 3121 Ocean Avenue is finally being fixed, with contractors on the scene yesterday. The site was previously a pit covered by a foot-tall concrete slab and surrounded by barricades. Here’s what it looked like when we passed by in October: It was covered…

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by Jennifer Szulman It has been more than a year since Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the East Coast, yet Brighton Beach leaders say Con Edison and local landlords have not yet fully recovered – and it could cost residents a small fortune due to ongoing billing issues. A series of billing and infrastructural snafus, some on…

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