By Sean Egan on Oct 12, 2016 03:11 pm The garbage cans on the sidewalk on some of the busiest streets in the neighborhood, such as Emmons Avenue and Sheepshead Bay Road, have been rendered useless because they are usually overflowing with trash. It’s an issue that residents of the community have complained about often, and with regularity, according to Theresa Scavo, the chairperson [...]
By Sean Egan on Oct 12, 2016 01:40 pm Consolidated Edison (ConEd) is currently responding to power outages in Gerritsen Beach and parts of Sheepshead Bay, according to an alert sent out by Notify NYC. Residents are advised to turn off all of their appliances, avoid downed power lines, and keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to keep food from spoiling. People are also [...]
By Sarah Crean on Oct 12, 2016 12:00 pm Are you civic minded? Have you ever thought about running for public office? Thoughtful and dedicated people are needed at all levels of government — here’s your chance to learn how to get involved. New York City Councilmembers Laurie Cumbo, Inez Barron and Darlene Mealy, all from Brooklyn, will host a forum for those that [...]
By Donny Levit on Oct 12, 2016 10:00 am Jewish communities began their observance of Yom Kippur at sundown last night. The holiday is considered the holiest day of the year. Yom Kippur is often referred to in the English language as the Day of Atonement. A main component of the holiday is fasting for 24 hours. Jews break the fast tonight at sundown. [...]
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