Civic leaders plead to state; Give us ER in Bay Ridge!

While Long Island College Hospital is fighting against the odds for survival, the medical situation in southwest Brooklyn is also in critical condition, according to a group of community leaders. … Full Article

OPINION: Granny shouldn’t have to be in the garbage

A while back, we ran an article in this paper about a local Bensonhurst celebrity, “Maria, the Ice Cream Girl,” who is well-known for her charity efforts and her occasional forays into show business as well as for selling ice cream. … Full Article

Musings on the D train: Brooklyn judge reflects on life in public service

Brooklyn judge William Miller has lived a full life representing the public’s interest.  … Full Article

Catholic school’s name change marks beginning of a new era

Starting in September, students at Saint Mary Mother of Jesus – Saint Frances Cabrini Academy in Bensonhurst will be attending Saint Peter Catholic Academy, but they won’t have to take a bus or a train to their new school. … Full Article

Grimm votes for budget to save fort’s anti-terror unit

At least something good is coming out of the nasty budget battles in Washington, a local lawmaker said. … Full Article

RACIST RANT? 'Ice Cream Girl' pulls 'Yo Granny's in my Garbage' video

Faced with mounting criticsm, a Bensonhurst ice cream pedler on Wednesday afternoon pulled from YouTube a music video that ridicules older Asian women who rummage through garbage cans collecting redeemable cans and bottles. … Full Article

Bay Ridge's Regina Opera presents `La Serva Padrona,’ Suor Angelica’

The Regina Opera, in its 43rd season, gave us an afternoon to treasure with a double bill that offered a dollop of laughter and a gallon of tears.  … Full Article

Midwood school mounts concert to save its music program

In the 1999 movie “Music of the Heart,” a violin teacher played by Meryl Streep is faced with the elimination of the music education program from her public school in Harlem. … Full Article

Immigrant workers rebuild storm ravaged waterfront job center

An employment center destroyed by Hurricane Sandy was rebuilt by determined immigrants who congregate there in the hope of finding day jobs. … Full Article

City eases up on fines against street vendors

The guy who owns the falafel stand on your street corner can breathe a little easier, thanks to the City Council, which voted overwhelmingly last week to ease restrictions on street vendors. … Full Article


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