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Friday, July 8, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

Two Free Summer Programs For Middle Schoolers, Courtesy Of FIAO

By Rachel Silberstein on Jul 07, 2016 05:55 pm
Screen-Shot-2016-07-07-at-3.10.23-PM-702x336Do your tweens have summer plans yet? The Federation of Italian American Organizations (FIAO) of Brooklyn is rolling out two free youth programs for grades 5 through 8 at local schools, that are open to children across District 20. The first program, at PS 163 Bath Beach (109 Bay 14th Street), will run from July [...]

Elementary School Principal Removed Following Outcry Over Father’s Arrest

By Alex Ellefson on Jul 07, 2016 04:59 pm
Parent Vinny Nemorin slipped and hit his head during his arrest at P.S. 193 on February 24. (Photo: PS 193 Parents' Association / Facebook)The Department of Education (DOE) has replaced the principal at a Midwood elementary school following an outcry over a parent’s controversial arrest. Parents have been calling for the ouster of P.S. 193 Principal Tami Flynn ever since police arrested Parents’ Association treasurer Vinny Nemorinin February. Nemorin was called back to the school and placed in [...]

Police Offer Tips To Protect Yourself From Build It Back Phone Scam

By Alex Ellefson on Jul 07, 2016 01:27 pm
Photo: Dave Hosford / Flickr)How should you respond to a suspicious phone call from someone claiming to represent the city’s Superstorm Sandy recovery program? A lieutenant from the Sheepshead Bay station house wanted to offer advice to residents after we reported scammers are targeting Superstorm Sandy victims — posing as representatives of Build it Back in order to get [...]

Warbasse Houses Awarded $2.4 Million Sandy Recovery Grant

By Rachel Silberstein on Jul 07, 2016 11:56 am
warbasseCouncilman Mark Treyger and New York City Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Vicki Been announced today that Amalgamated Warbasse Houses, in Brooklyn’s Coney Island and West Brighton areas, was awarded a $2.4 million HPD grant to help fund the cost of emergency repairs and resiliency work the complex required in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, [...]

Morning Mug: “There Is No Pleasure In Having Nothing To Do; The Fun Is In Having Lots To Do And Not Doing It.” — Mary Wilson Little

By Alex Ellefson on Jul 07, 2016 07:00 am
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