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After 1.5 years and 2 mass shootings, governor releases anti-violence funds

August 15 | Kelly Mena

The state is releasing long-awaited funds to Brooklyn groups working to prevent gun violence in their communities — following two mass shootings in Brooklyn and more than a year and a half after the funding’s initial announcement. The state Division of Criminal Justice Services told the Brooklyn Eagle that money for community-based violence prevention, previously […]

Near Salt Marsh Nature Center, in part of Marine Park that was not on Mike Feller’s tour, the shoreline is so scenic. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Aerial spraying for West Nile virus coming to Marine Park, Fresh Creek Basin

August 15 | Meaghan McGoldrick

To reduce the risk of West Nile virus and minimize the general presence of mosquitos, the Health Department will conduct a second aerial larviciding to marshes in four of the five boroughs next week. The spraying, which uses environmentally friendly larvicides to kill young mosquitoes before they grow into adults, will take place in Brooklyn, […]

The Empire State Dairy project’s revised design passed muster with the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Rendering by Dattner Architects via the Landmarks Preservation Commission

Affordable-housing design for Empire State Dairy site gets the green light

August 14 | Lore Croghan

Bushburg Properties can now move forward with an affordable-housing development that will cantilever over a historic East New York dairy. The city Landmarks Preservation Commission gave the go-ahead on Tuesday for the Empire State Dairy Company Buildings project at 2840 Atlantic Ave.  Commissioners approved a revamped design that includes a new 14-story building and extensive […]

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