Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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Celebrating 12 Years of Job Center for Day Laborers

Celebrating 12 Years of Job Center for Day Laborers

The Bay Parkway Community Job Center was lauded for 12 years of helping day laborers obtain jobs at higher wages and receive training and other assistance, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

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Voting on How to Spend Money

Voting on How to Spend Money

Participatory budgeting is getting a boost as more City Council members encourage residents of their district to vote on how to spend discretionary municipal funds, Open City reports.

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Salsa Store Survives Gentrification on Puerto Rico Ave.

Salsa Store Survives Gentrification on Puerto Rico Ave.

One of the few surviving salsa specialty stores in the city, Brooklyn's San Germán Records, faces the challenge of surviving a changing music industry and gentrification, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Graffiti Defaces Symbol of Polish Greenpoint

Graffiti Defaces Symbol of Polish Greenpoint

Some see the recent vandalism of an iconic Polish flag on a water tower as an attack on the Polish residents of the changing Brooklyn neighborhood, reports Nowy Dziennik.

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Secondhand Smoke from Hookah Lounges Irks Residents

Secondhand Smoke from Hookah Lounges Irks Residents

Residents and community board leaders urge hookah lounge owners in Bay Ridge to improve ventilation in their establishments, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

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Brooklyn to Have City’s First Asian Neighborhood Watch

Brooklyn to Have City’s First Asian Neighborhood Watch

The Asian civilian patrol group, composed primarily of Chinese volunteers, looks to bridge the cultural and language gap between immigrants and police officers in Sunset Park, reports Home Reporter News.

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A Hasidic Toy Store Grows in Brooklyn

A Hasidic Toy Store Grows in Brooklyn

At Wise Buys, which serves an ultra-Orthodox customer base, Barbie and SpongeBob are nowhere in sight. The Jewish Daily Forward profiles its owner, Samuel Lipschitz.

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Vying for Brooklyn’s Ugliest Building

Vying for Brooklyn’s Ugliest Building

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle compiles the borough's most hideous buildings, reviled by neighborhood residents and berated by real estate writers.

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How Hospitals Provide a Refuge

How Hospitals Provide a Refuge

Some hospitals are increasingly serving as refuges for people who "can't or won't" go home, filling an unmet need for social services, reports Brooklyn Bureau.

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Resources Urged for Brooklyn’s Unrepresented Districts

Resources Urged for Brooklyn’s Unrepresented Districts

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke is calling upon Albany to support community organizations in Brooklyn's seven State Senate and Assembly districts that currently lack representation, Sheepshead Bites reports.

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Crisis in Ukraine Grips Immigrants, Divides Facebook Friends

Crisis in Ukraine Grips Immigrants, Divides Facebook Friends

As Russia signals it may annex Crimea, Brighton Beach residents privately ponder Ukraine’s future.

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