Borough Park residents vote to repave streets

The idea of driving on smooth, pothole-less streets appealed to the residents of the 44th Council District, who voted to make roadway resurfacing the No. 1 item in the 2016 participatory budgeting process. … Full Article

Gentile says R train service getting worse

Service on the R subway line, already the source of numerous complaints from riders, is getting worse, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile. … Full Article

Bay Ridge couple’s baby news has humorous touch

Bay Ridge residents Ray and Joanna Riley, who are expecting their first child later this year, did what many young couples do these days: They used social media to communicate their joyful news to the world. … Full Article

Prince Hotel owner takes city to court to stop sale

The city is moving ahead with the planned auction of the trouble-plagued Prince Hotel in Bay Ridge, despite the fact that the hotel’s owner is taking the de Blasio administration to court over the matter, according to a local lawmaker. … Full Article

Xaverian taps Jaguande to head soccer program

Carlos Jaguande, an educator who has served as the coach of the varsity soccer team at Xaverian High School for 12 years, has been promoted to the post of director of operations for the entire soccer program at the school, officials announced. … Full Article

St. Anselm student wins diocese math bee

His knowledge of numbers and his coolness under pressure have won a Bay Ridge student the top prize in a big contest. … Full Article

Nadler: Keep guns away from sex criminals

U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, said a loophole in the law is allowing anyone convicted of a misdemeanor sex crime against a minor to acquire a firearm. … Full Article

Eugene fights to restore funding to summer camp program

More than 30,000 kids will be left on city streets with nothing to do this summer due to a serious lack of funding for youth programs, elected officials and advocates charged. … Full Article

DEP has gift for Brooklyn homeowners: rain barrels

Hundreds of homeowners all over Southwest Brooklyn got a gift from the city, thanks to the city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which handed out free rain barrels as part of an ambitious water conservation effort. … Full Article

Brooklyn libraries in the running for $20,000 prizes

Three Brooklyn libraries are among the finalists for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards and will be vying for top prizes of $20,000, sponsors announced. … Full Article


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