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Golden wants credit cards equipped with smart chips

In the wake of the security breach at Target, in which hackers got their hands on credit card information belonging to millions of the chain store’s customers, lawmakers across the country are working on legislation to try to cut down on credit card fraud. … Full Article
 

NYPD: Assault on Hasidic Jew in Brooklyn could be a bias crime

The NYPD is investigating an assault on a Hasidic Jew visiting from England as a possible bias incident. They say the man was walking along McDonald Avenue in Borough Park around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday when a man approached him from behind and pushed him to the ground. … Full Article
 

Council members give city’s new restaurant rule an ‘A’ grade

The city deserves an “A” grade for its new rules on grading restaurants for cleanliness, according to two Brooklyn council members. … Full Article
 

Fort Hamilton HS students stranded overnight

It was a school trip that took longer than planned. Much longer. Students from Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge were stranded overnight by the side of the road on a Florida highway after their charter bus broke down. … Full Article
 

Hikind says ‘don’t put casinos near kids!’

The state’s voters approved the expansion of casino gambling in New York in November and with the state’s Gaming Commission mulling where to build the new gambling facilities, one Brooklyn lawmaker has been outspoken as to where he doesn’t want to see the slot machines, blackjack tables and roule … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge St. Patrick Parade brings out Irish in everyone

Everyone is Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day, but in Bay Ridge, people get to enjoy being Irish for a couple of weeks! … Full Article
 

Cops say Bay Ridge bank bandit had fake beard

The bandit who robbed a Bay Ridge bank on March 21 wasn’t wearing a mask, but tried to conceal his identity by wearing a fake beard, police said. … Full Article
 

Grimm shaves aide’s head for charity

Liam McCabe lost nearly all of his hair on Saturday, but he didn’t mind a bit. McCabe, an aide to U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-C-Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights-Staten Island), agreed to have his boss shave his head to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a children’s cancer charity. … Full Article
 

Pro Bono Barrister: Bay Ridge lawyers view social media, criminal law

When members of the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association, led by President Joann Monaco, get together for their next-CLE accredited dinner meeting, they will explore what has become a leading topic of our times: “Social Media Issues You Should Be Aware Of.” … Full Article
 

Brooklyn teachers wrongly fired after sex allegations, court rules

Two language teachers at a Brooklyn high school were improperly fired after a sexual encounter on school grounds, a Manhattan appeals court ruled. … Full Article
 

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