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Update: Markowitz Begins Coney Casino Coalition

Source: Wikimedia CommonsThis week Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced he’d support [/assembly-speaker-sheldon-silver-eyes-coney-island-for-casino-destination/] a casino in Coney Island. Wednesday, Marty Markowitz began a coalition backing gambling in Coney Island, according to the Daily News. [http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/brooklyn-borough-president-marty-markowitz-starts-coalition-backing-proposed-coney-island-casino-article-1.1137174] “Back in January when I called for c


Shomrim Monitoring Holocaust Park After Anti-Semitic Vandalism, Calls For Camera Surveillance Increase

A footprint left at the site of the vandalism last week, believed to belong to the culprit.Our report last week on the anti-Semitic graffiti at the Holocaust Memorial [/breaking-anti-semitic-graffiti-found-at-holocaust-memorial-park/] was met with swift responses from elected officials [/more-responses-to-anti-semitic-vandalism-at-holocaust-memorial-park/], and so far one measure has been taken to ensure the

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ReServe Programs Helps Students Adjust to College Life

Kingsborough Community College (2001 Oriental Boulevard) is taking part in the ReServe’s College Success Coach [http://www.reserveinc.org/news/in-pilot-program-reservists-matched-with-first-year-college-students/] Program, aimed at assisting recent high school graduates transition into their first year of college. The program, funded by Open Society Foundations, will match 200 first-year students from


Beth Israel’s Filipino Staff Keep Heritage Alive For Younger Generation

The banderia, a traditional Filipino instrument. (Source: famenyc.org) Traditional Filipino music is alive and well in Brooklyn, provided long-term care by a duo of Marine Park nurses working at Beth Israel Brooklyn Hospital [http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-07-20/news/32751201_1_musical-director-filipino-nurses-music-ensemble] at 3201 Kings Highway. Maria Bella Soriano-Locsin

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Paulie Malignaggi To Fight Pablo Cano In October At Barclays Debut

Source: L. Frank Cabrera via Wikimedia CommonsBensonhurst brawler Paulie Malignaggi will make his Barclays Center debut on October 20th, reports ESPN. [http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/boxing/post/_/id/1857/malignaggi-to-fight-cano-awaiting-mystery-megafight] The “Brooklyn Pride” event will not have Malignaggi headline against Amir Khan as was expected. [/will-boxing-foes-amir-khan-and-bensonhursts-paulie-malignaggi-duke-it-out-again/] Instead, the