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Photos: Bensonhurst’s 86th Street Festival Keeps Community Vibrant!

Thousands of current and former Southern Brooklynites gathered on the pothole-pocked streets [/dot-repave-potholes-nasty-stretch-86th-street/] of Bensonhurst to munch on arepas, taste-test some homemade pink lemonade, and bargain-down designer-ish handbags at the beloved 86th Street Festival on Sunday, June 8. The festival spanned from 19th Avenue and 86th Street to Bay Parkway

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Civic Group Seeks Plan To Curb Neighborhood Filth, Faces Pushback Over Agency Jurisdiction

Source: Lisanne AndersonThe Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association met on Thursday to create a roadmap for tackling the neighborhood’s trash problem, but faced pushback from the Department of Sanitation, which claimed some of their concerns were better addressed to other agencies. Approximately 50 neighbors gathered at the Carmine Carro Community Center

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Video: Council Candidates Hear Out Grassroots Proposals To Local Issues

Candidates vying for the 48th City Council District participated in an unorthodox, but incredibly informational, forum last Thursday, hosted by the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association. The learning-style forum gave local citizens the opportunity to interact directly with three City Council candidates for the 48th District: Republican David Storobin, Working Families Igor