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In the News: Ortiz Seeks Higher Office and Threat to Sunset Park Post

Assemblymember Felix W. Ortiz, image from http://felixwortiz.com/

*Assemblyman Ortiz Looks Up
For Felix W. Ortiz (D), time has come for the Latino community to make its presence known in New York politics–and Ortiz thinks he can make that happen.
“The Democrats and Republican parties need to have a clear understanding of the major role that Hispanics are playing in politics today,” he told City Hall News. Continue reading

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The Center For Family Life Offers Training and Opporunity for a New Career

Sunset Park-based non-profit the Center for Family Life has a new initiative called The Cosmetology School Project. Targeted at low-income individuals, the program hopes to provide a path to full-time employment for New Yorkers currently un- or underemployed.

Training will begin at one of two four-week training sessions, the first in February and another in April. Participants then enroll in an eight month cosmetology program. Applicants must be 17 or older, and hold a high school diploma, GED or demonstrate math and reading skills at an 8th grade level.

The program is completely free of charge. To find out more, you may visit the website or call 718-633-4823.

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Grandfather Killed in Hit and Run on Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park

A 75-year-old grandfather of two was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver as he crossed Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park, the Daily News reported. Continue reading

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Picturing Sunset Park: American Legion Post 965

American Legion Post 965 was founded by veterans of World War I. Over the years, the Fourth Avenue building played host to $5 spaghetti dinners and $15 a plate charity fundraisers. In September, the remaining Legionnaires rented the space out to the Chen family, who opened up a 99 cent store in the former hall.

American Legion Post 965 was founded by a group of World War I veterans who saved for several years to buy the building on Fourth Avenue.20091105_legion_01_cropped_sm

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