The Department of Sanitation did a good job of quickly plowing the streets of Bay Ridge and many other neighborhoods in southern Brooklyn after the snowstorm named Nemo that hit the Northeast on Friday night, according to local officials and civic leaders. … Full Article
A little-known provision in state law that allows middle income senior citizens to qualify for Medicaid is in danger of being watered down to the point where it won’t help people in need, according to two Bay Ridge Republican lawmakers. … Full Article
Sen. Chuck Schumer starred at President Barack Obama's Inaugural where he deftly performed as master of ceremonies and a few days later stopped off at the Bay Ridge Manor for the Bay Ridge Community Council's Presidents Luncheon. … Full Article
Residents of 260 65th St., one of the two high-rise co-ops that comprise the Towers of Bay Ridge, have long enjoyed a privilege afforded to very few in New York City. On election days, the residents have taken the elevators from their apartments down to the lobby to vote. … Full Article
Enterprising students at Visitation Academy in Bay Ridge raised more than $3,000 for a wounded soldier by holding a bake sale at their school last year. They’re working at their ovens again this year. … Full Article
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is speaking up for the cause of academic freedom amid controversy over an event at a public college.
The speakers in question advocate boycotting Israel to try to influence its policy toward Palestinians. … Full Article
The U.S. Postal Service’s announcement Wednesday that it would stop delivering mail on Saturdays – except for packages and mail for post-office boxes – was just the latest salvo in a battle that has often spilled over to Brooklyn. … Full Article