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Mill–Marine Courier

Covering: Bergen Beach, Canarsie, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Starrett City, Flatbush, Flatlands, Georgetown, Kings Highway, Midwood

Field house of frustration

If you thought work has slowed on the new Marine Park Community Center, you’d be wrong — it’s stopped completely, city Parks Department officials confirmed this week. Comment
Midwood: Workers at the Midwood Post Office fear that they’re being exposed to asbestos as rehab work at the 62-year-old building continues. Comment

Police: Help us find purse snatcher

A robbery suspect punched out a woman during an E. 95th Street purse snatching, and the police need your help in finding him. Comment

Southern Brooklyn center of Jeffries—Barron brawl

The newest piece of real estate in the wide-ranging Central Brooklyn congressional district may be the most important piece of real estate in the upcoming primary, political insiders say. Comment

Here’s your Jeffries vs. Barron primer

Longtime Rep. Ed Towns’s decision to retire after nearly 30 years cleared the way for a Democratic showdown between Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (D–Fort Greene) and Councilman Charles Barron (D–Canarsie). Both men are expected to do well on their home turfs, meaning the race could be decided by voters in several Southern Brooklyn neighborhoods that were added to the district this spring. For anyone playing catchup, here’s a quick primer on the candidates, and their thoughts on Walmart, which wants to open in East New York’s Gateway II shopping center. Comment

Salt Marsh Nature Center celebrates Mother Earth — in the rain

It was pouring outside, so the dance to honor Mother Nature was held inside. Comment
Flatbush: Nazareth High School was expected to close at the end of June, but Diocese officials say the embattled institution is going to remain open — and it has Martha Stewart Living to thank for its survival. Comment

NYPD: Help us find bank robber

Flatlands: Police say a note-passing robbery suspect raided a Flatlands HSBC bank on April 5. Investigators are hoping that residents can identify him. Comment

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