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Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-11) at the podium, leads community leaders in a rally to block a proposed men’s shelter that she claims would be built at taxpayers’ expense. Photo courtesy of Rep. Nicole Malliotakis

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Alarming costs to city, and more alarming impact on communities, brings call for zoning change: Malliotakis

April 8 | Special to Brooklyn Eagle

BENSONHURST — Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) recently joined concerned Brooklynites in calling on the City Council to repeal zoning laws that have allowed hotels to function as shelters as of right without any input from the community. The calls come as the city is proposing a new homeless shelter in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, that would provide temporary housing […]

Salvatore Strazzullo in 2017: The Bensonhurst attorney is now facing allegations of stealing $1.5 million from elderly clients.Photo: Arthur de Gaeta/Brooklyn Eagle

Bensonhurst attorney accused of stealing $1.5 million from elderly clients

December 15 | Robert Abruzzese, Courthouse Editor

In a breach of trust and professional ethics, Brooklyn attorney Salvatore Strazzullo faces serious charges for allegedly pilfering nearly $1.5 million from three unsuspecting clients. This revelation was announced by Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez on Thursday. Fifty-one-year-old Strazzullo, with his law office nestled on 18th Avenue in the heart of Bensonhurst, stands accused of […]

Bill Guarinello, long-serving chair of Brooklyn community board retires

June 13 | Helen Klein

BENSONHURST — After 33 years as chair of Community Board 11, Bill Guarinello presided over his final board meeting on Thursday. It was truly the end of an era, and those who were present during the meeting, at Il Centro, 8711 18th Avenue, were keenly aware of that fact, giving Guarinello, one of the longest-serving […]