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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 […]

Legendary pizzeria to have grand finale Sunday

February 23 | Jaime DeJesus

Lenny’s Pizza – which will live forever in Hollywood lore – is closing for good at 10 p.m. Sunday. The restaurant, at 1969 86th St., opened in 1953. It was immortalized in the 1977 film “Saturday Night Fever,” in which Tony Manero, played by John Travolta, eats two slices of pizza at the same time. […]

Community sends love to cops on Valentine’s Day

February 22 | Jaime DeJesus

Officers of the 62nd Precinct felt the community’s love during a Valentine’s Day event outside the station house on Bath Avenue. The precinct’s community council, Friends of New Utrecht Library and others applauded the cops’ work and welcomed their new commanding officer, Capt. Eddie Lau. Sonia Valentin led a sing-along of “Stand by Me” with […]