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The award goes to

Drum roll, please, for Mathylde Frontus, founder and executive director of Urban Neighborhood Services, and proud recipient of USA Network’s prestigious “Characters United Award” for her efforts in combating hate and discrimination in Coney Island and across Brooklyn.

Our pal Mathylde, who received $5,000 to support her project — a lot of gelt! — was one of 10 honorees lauded at a swinging soiree at Gargiulo’s Restaurant. Our borough daughter established her group in 2004, after realizing that many of the issues in her community, including underdevelopment, health disparities, incarceration, and poverty, were all related. Since then she has helped more than 10,000 Brooklynites each year meet their goals, while having a tremendous impact on the People’s Playground. Now that deserves a Standing O, for sure.

Standing O says, “Congratula­tions and thank you, Mathylde.”

Urban Neighborhood Services, Inc. [1718 Mermaid Ave. at W. 17th Street in Coney Island (347) 374–2455].

Posted 12:00 am, December 11, 2014
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