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MTA fare hike plan draws swift reaction

The announcement by the MTA that it will likely have to raise bus and subway fares in March drew shift reaction from transit advocates and lawmakers who pushed for lower-cost Metrocards for low-income New Yorkers and demanded that the agency get its fiscal house in order. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Cares to deliver Thanksgiving meals to homebound

For the third year in a row, members of a Bay Ridge charity group will take time away from their families on Thanksgiving to deliver delicious hot meals to homebound senior citizens and lonely disabled people in their community. … Full Article
 

Adelphi art auction brings out reality television star

A dazzling reality television personality loaned her star power to a Bay Ridge private school to help students sell their artworks. … Full Article
 

Nadler, Clarke, Jeffries sign anti-Bannon letter

Three Brooklyn lawmakers were among 169 House Democrats who signed a letter sent to Republican President-elect Donald Trump demanding that he rescind the appointment of Stephen Bannon, the head of Breitbart News, as a top White House chief strategist.
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Woman gets 18 years to life for murder in Gregory Hotel

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez on Monday announced that a Bedford-Stuyvesant woman was sentenced to 18 years to life in prison for fatally stabbing a man inside a room at the Best Western-Gregory Hotel in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Patrick O’Rourke Playground reopens after $1M renovation

A playground named in memory of a handicapped Dyker Heights man who touched many lives with his determination and spirit has been reopened now that the parks department has completed a $1 million renovation of the recreational space. … Full Article
 

Golden collects electronic trash for recycling

Bay Ridge residents came to a church parking lot on a recent Saturday afternoon to drop off their old television sets, worn out computers and obsolete VCRs for state Sen. Marty Golden, who gladly accepted the out-of-date electronic devices. No, Golden hasn’t become a collector of antiques. … Full Article
 
 

A visit to Bangla Nagar Supermarket in Kensington

Do you know what fresh Thai eggplant looks like? We didn't — until we went shopping the other day at Bangla Nagar Supermarket in Kensington. … Full Article
 

Commodore Barry Club essay contest focuses on naval hero

The life of the Revolutionary War naval hero Commodore John Barry will be the subject of a student essay contest sponsored by a Brooklyn-based group bearing the name of the patriot. … Full Article
 

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