Irish immigrant helps new arrivals

Mary Nolan has lived in Bay Ridge since 1965 and has been active in politics since the time she moved here from Park Slope. Nolan, who emigrated from her native Ireland to the U.S. in 1953, became an American citizen in 1959. Much of her political work is devoted to immigration reform. … Full Article

Bay Ridge velodrome offers an alternative to Brooklyn Bridge Park

In view of the controversy over the proposed NYC Fieldhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park and its centerpiece, a bicycle “velodrome,” an alternate velodrome proposal has come to light. … Full Article

Pols blast Verrazano Narrows Bridge toll hike

In a pre-emptive strike against any move by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (M.T.A.) to raise the tolls on New York City’s bridges and tunnels, state Sen. … Full Article

Cops say drivers delivered more than UPS packages

On Thursday, Aug. 16, according to the NYPD, investigators assigned by Narcotics Borough Brooklyn South received a tip that a package containing several five-gallon buckets of marijuana was being placed into a UPS van parked on Farragut Road, Flatbush. … Full Article

Self-taught artist enjoys golden years

Tony Faiella says he can draw pretty much anything. A self-taught artist, Faiella, 83, once recreated the scene outside his hotel window when he and his wife Jean were staying on the beach in Hawaii in 1987. … Full Article

Bensonhurst gets new senior center

A new senior citizens center is opening in Bensonhurst.

State Sen. Marty Golden made the big announcement. … Full Article

Former Bay Ridge cop sentenced in gun-running scheme

A former community affairs officer for the 68th Precinct has been sentenced to 40 months in a federal prison for his role in a gun-running scheme led by another former cop at the Bay Ridge stationhouse. … Full Article

Sinkhole repairs could take two more months

The repair project at the 92nd Street sinkhole could take two more months before it’s finished, a city official told an emergency meeting of Community Board 10 meeting attended by more than 50 Bay Ridge residents. … Full Article

Grimm grabs funds to save Bay Ridge's anti-terror unit

Rep. Michael Grimm said he has secured federal funding to keep an elite anti-terror unit at Fort Hamilton. But he also said the funding is contingent upon the approval of the U.S. Senate. … Full Article

How green is my Brooklyn

The winners of the 18th annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest were announced this week by GreenBridge, the community horticulture program of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Borough President Marty Markowitz. … Full Article


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