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Obituary: Maureen Stramka, beloved Bay Ridge civic leader

Bay Ridge
Maureen Stramka, a longtime Bay Ridge civic leader who was as famous for her sharp wit as she was for her many charitable works on behalf of the less fortunate, died of cancer on May 16. She was 76 years old. … Full Article
 

UPDATE: Bay Ridge husband charged in wife's murder

Bay Ridge
A Bay Ridge man who allegedly stabbed his wife to death during an argument in their apartment, slashed their 14-year-old son, and then stabbed himself in an unsuccessful suicide attempt early Tuesday morning, has been charged with murder. … Full Article
 

Jacobs, longtime assemblywoman, calls it quits

Flatbush
Rhoda Jacobs is calling it quits. The longtime assembly member, who has represented Flatbush and other parts of Brooklyn for 36 years, announced that she will not run for re-election this year. … Full Article
 

Colton, Treyger lead litter sweep of 86th Street in Bensonhurst

Bensonhurst
With help from an army of young volunteers from local high schools, two of Bensonhurst’s elected officials conducted a thorough cleanup of one of the neighborhood’s busiest commercial strips on Saturday morning. … Full Article
 

Raccoon Lodge raises funds with help from 1960s rock legends

Bay Ridge
Groovy, man! Music legends from the 1960s helped the Raccoon Lodge raise money for a non-profit agency in Bay Ridge that works to help the developmentally disabled feel fully integrated into society. … Full Article
 

Norwegian Day Parade brings thousands to Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge
Velkommen! The Norwegian word for "welcome" was the greeting one heard most often at the 62nd Annual Norwegian-American 17th of May Parade in Bay Ridge this weekend. … Full Article
 

Students create ‘Generations’ mural for Norwegian Christian Home

Dyker Heights
The Norwegian Christian Home and Health Center in Dyker Heights has a striking new mural outside its back door, thanks to students from McKinley Intermediate School and leaders of a non-profit group devoted to the arts. … Full Article
 

NYPD: Huge weapons arsenal recovered in Brooklyn

Bensonhurst
New York City police have recovered an arsenal of weapons inside a Brooklyn apartment. … Full Article
 

Catholic school students present ‘outside the box’ ideas at Aquinas Expo

Bay Ridge
When you tell students to think outside the box, all sorts of interesting things happen! … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge students say prayers, tie red ribbons for missing Nigerian girls

Bay Ridge
At Fontbonne Hall Academy, the plight of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls hits home. … Full Article
 

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