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Mill Basin, the 'Modern Menace'

Mill Basin
Big? Yes. Tasteful? Not so much. “I have seen some really ugly houses in Mill Basin,” a commenter, Alfonce, said in a brooklyneagle.com posting. … Full Article
 

Progress seen on NYCHA repairs in East Brooklyn

East New York
Mary Smith had one problem, and then she had several. The heating in her living room at the Fiorentino Plaza Houses in East New York conked out about three years ago. Then her hot water went. She began hauling pots of hot water from the stove to her bathroom to bathe. … Full Article
 

Colton in no hurry to make endorsement in Recchia-Grimm race

Gravesend
A pox on both your houses! That appeared to sum up the sentiments of Bill Colton, the influential southern Brooklyn assemblyman who has not yet made an endorsement in the heated race for the 11th Congressional District and is in no hurry to back a candidate. … Full Article
 

Brownsville board: Home runs threaten motorists

Brownsville
Brownsville Recreation Center may be beloved by people who visit its premises—but not so much by the cars that drive on Linden Boulevard, the major street that hems it in. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn's Assemblyman Boyland found guilty in federal fraud case

Brownsville
After intense deliberations, a Brooklyn jury found sitting Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland, Jr. guilty of 21 felony counts, including bribery, fraud, extortion and theft. … Full Article
 

Superstorm Sandy helpers suffer ‘compassion fatigue’

Gerritsen Beach
Now it’s the helpers who need help. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn state senator charged with embezzlement, other federal offenses

Canarsie
An indictment was unsealed Monday in federal court in Brooklyn charging state Senator John Sampson (D-Southeast Brooklyn) with two counts of embezzlement, five counts of obstruction of justice and two counts of making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  … Full Article
 

Hurricane recovery, education top Treyger’s council agenda

Gravesend
Mark Treyger, a public school teacher turned politician, set an ambitious agenda for his first year in the City Council, telling hundreds of supporters at his swearing in ceremony on Sunday that he will push for an investigation to ensure that Superstorm Sandy relief funds are properly spen … Full Article
 

Jefferson reloaded for another PSAL title run

East New York
The Thomas Jefferson Orange Wave has been to Madison Square Garden for the Public School Athletic League finals each of the last two years. Despite this season’s much younger, more inexperienced squad taking the court in East New York, they may have what it takes to get to MSG anyway. … Full Article
 

Colton increases his influence in Albany

Gravesend
If you’re a lawmaker looking to get a bill passed in the New York State Assembly, you’re going to have to get it past William Colton. … Full Article
 

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