Bay Ridge

Working Families Party endorses Harris for Assembly

With the Democratic County Committee poised to meet this week to select a candidate to run for the state Assembly seat vacated by Alec Brook-Krasny, would-be candidates are busy working behind the scenes to try and secure the support of committee members. … Full Article

Donovan looks to reform FEMA with legislation

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who was elected to Congress in May, introduced his first piece of legislation on Sept. 9, a bill to overhaul the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which came under fire in many quarters for its response to Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article

St. Patrick students greeted by balloons on first day

Students and parents returned to St. Patrick Catholic Academy for the first day of classes on Wednesday after summer vacation and were greeted with green and gold balloons that had been placed in the auditorium of the Bay Ridge school. … Full Article

Pols push for feds to declare trash plant as Superfund site

The ongoing controversy over the city’s construction of a trash compacting plant on the Bensonhurst waterfront is now a federal issue. … Full Article

Bay Ridge insurance agent indicted for allegedly swindling seniors out of millions

A Bay Ridge insurance agent is accused of swindling his customers out of more than $2.5 million of their life savings in a scam targeting vulnerable senior citizens, Brooklyn prosecutors alleged on Wednesday. … Full Article

MTA to build elevator at Bay Ridge’s 86th St. station

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is planning to construct an elevator at the R train station at 86th Street in Bay Ridge, a move being hailed by local officials. … Full Article

‘Mary Poppins’ flies into Bay Ridge on Sept. 18

Mary Poppins, the British nanny with magical powers, will be flying into Brooklyn on Sept. 18. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Cares going gold for kids with cancer

In an effort to spread a message of hope, members of Bay Ridge Cares, a grass-roots charity group, are conducting their second annual Go Gold Bay Ridge to raise awareness of pediatric cancer. … Full Article

New rails should solve R train vibrations, MTA says

The MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) doesn’t know what caused buildings along the Fourth Avenue route of the R train to shake, but the agency has come up with a solution, an official said. … Full Article

MTA reveals: N station repairs to take 4 years

N train riders in Southwest Brooklyn are going to face significant detours in their commutes starting in January when a $500 million project to renovate nine stations on the subway line enters a crucial phase, MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) representatives revealed at a meeting in Ba … Full Article


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