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MTA subway fix-up plan gets mixed reviews

The extraordinary admission by MTA that the subways are a mess and the announcement by agency officials on Monday of a six-point plan to address the situation are getting mixed reactions from transit advocates and elected officials. … Full Article
 

City Council candidate calls for state review of lead in school drinking water

Ede Fox, who is challenging incumbent Laurie Cumbo for the District 35 City Council seat, has called for a state review of lead in New York City public school drinking water. Fox is a community advocate who lost to Cumbo in the 2013 Democratic Primary. … Full Article
 

Flatbush man gets 2 1/2 years for shooting

A 25-year-old father of three was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison on Monday for shooting six times down Newkirk Avenue at the corner of Newkirk and East 25 Street in Flatbush. … Full Article
 

Pre-K students participate in 'Bay Ridge Rocks' art project

Students from Our Saviour’s Lutheran Preschool recently participated in Bay Ridge Rocks, a local community-based art experience that has children of all ages searching for painted rocks hidden throughout Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Pols, transit advocates demand answers after recent subway nightmare

In the wake of a massive electrical power outage at DeKalb Avenue that snarled several subway lines and stalled tens of thousands of riders from getting to work on time, elected officials and transit advocates are demanding action from Gov. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Democrats endorse Gentile for district attorney

Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who has set his sights on becoming the next district attorney of Brooklyn, has picked up an endorsement in his own backyard. Leaders of the Bay Ridge Democrats announced that they are backing Gentile for DA. … Full Article
 

Enrichment Program uses tennis to help kids learn

Twice a week, dozens of children enter St. Dominic Catholic Church in Bensonhurst to spend a few hours. But they’re not coming to the church for religious instruction. … Full Article
 

Women's Council of Realtors hosts Bay Ridge fundraiser

The Brooklyn chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) held its annual spring fashion show on Wednesday at the Fort Hamilton Army Base Officer’s Club. Sixty people attended the fundraising event, which included raffles and a jewelry sale held to benefit cystic fibrosis. … Full Article
 

Bensonhurst Alliance to give neighborhood a clean sweep

A large swath of Bensonhurst will be getting a spring cleaning as a group of volunteers armed with brooms and shovels descends onto Bath Avenue to sweep away litter and wipe away graffiti. … Full Article
 

City to start crackdown on illegal home conversions

A City Council bill that was nearly three years in the making was approved unanimously this week, a move that should send chills down the spines of unscrupulous landlords, according to Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and councilmembers. … Full Article
 

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