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Liu says he saved the city $5 billion

Bensonhurst
Comptroller John Liu, who has less than three months left in office, summed up his career as the New York’s financial watchdog as a success, pointing out that he saved the city $5 billion by scrutinizing expenditures and bringing municipal government excesses to light. … Full Article
 

Senior Idol winner wows crowd with ‘You Belong to Me’

Bay Ridge
Sherry Kayser invited the audience at the Seventh Annual Senior Idol talent competition to “see the pyramids along the Nile,” and they willingly went along! … Full Article
 

Want a bike helmet? Greenfield is giving them away!

Borough Park
With the establishment of the Citi Bike program, more and more New Yorkers are riding bicycles through the streets of the city these days. One of the best ways to enjoy a safe ride is to wear a helmet, transportation experts say. … Full Article
 

Subpoena issued against Brooklyn landlord accused of harassing tenants

Flatbush
The State’s Tenant Protection Unit (TPU) has served a subpoena on a landlord who is alleged to be violating the rights of tenants in Flatbush and Crown Heights. 
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Midwood residents line up to get their flu shots

Midwood
“Roll up your sleeves. This won’t hurt a bit.” Nearly 200 residents heard that those words and dutifully rolled up their shirtsleeves so that nurses would give them a flu shot. … Full Article
 

Police unions endorse Gentile’s re-election bid

Bay Ridge
Councilman Vincent Gentile was surrounded by police in John Paul Jones Park Wednesday morning. No, the two-term councilman wasn’t in trouble with the law – far from it, in fact. … Full Article
 

Ciao! Brooklyn’s Columbus Day Parade takes place Saturday

Bensonhurst
Brooklyn’s Italian-American community is getting set to march with pride in a salute to Christopher Columbus this weekend. … Full Article
 

DA race reveals sharp divide in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge
The suddenly reinvigorated race for Brooklyn district attorney is exposing some sharp divisions in Bay Ridge, a community that current DA Charles Hynes calls home, but where the local Democratic club is aggressively pushing for the election of his rival Ken Thompson. … Full Article
 

Mayor, DA races loom large over Dyker Heights council debate

Dyker Heights
Bill de Blasio and Ken Thompson weren’t in the room during the debate between Democratic Councilman Vincent Gentile and his Republican-Conservative opponent John Quaglione, but they might as well have been. … Full Article
 

New Fed head Janet Yellen is a Brooklyn girl

Bay Ridge
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will nominate Federal Reserve vice chair Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the nation's central bank, the White House said Tuesday. … Full Article
 

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