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Donovan goes after counterfeit painkiller pushers

With the opioid addiction rate continuing to climb nationwide, U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan is reviving legislation aimed at stopping drug dealers from using pill presses to manufacture counterfeit painkillers. … Full Article
 

No end in sight for collapsed ramp at Shore Road Park

A few weeks ago, the Brooklyn Eagle reported on the Shore Road Park ramp closure at 97th Street in Bay Ridge, which has been closed for  … Full Article
 

Donovan invites students to enter congressional art contest

Calling all young artists! Here’s your chance to have your work displayed in the U.S. Capitol. U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan said he is accepting submissions for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, a contest that is open to high school students around the country. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge precinct council shows love for children

The 68th Precinct Community Council, which works to serve as a bridge between police and the public in the Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights area, has sought to expand its mission in recent years to include charitable endeavors. … Full Article
 

Born in Brooklyn: ‘The Rifleman’ star Chuck Connors

Many people may be surprised to learn that actor Chuck Connors, best known as the star of the hit TV series “The Rifleman,” grew up in Bay Ridge. The show, which ran from 1958 to 1963, still lives on in reruns decades after its finale. … Full Article
 

Guild for Exceptional Children director wins pay raises for workers

The executive director of a Bay Ridge nonprofit agency that helps the developmentally disabled said his employees who work directly with clients will be getting much-needed raises now that lawmakers have promised to put money in the state budget to cover the costs. … Full Article
 

Temple Sholom honors pillars of the Flatbush community

Rabbi Eliseo Rozenwasser of Temple Sholom presided over a dinner and dance at the Flatbush Conservative synagogue to honor Democratic Party District Leader Sue Ann Partnow, Millennium Group Executive Director Paul Curiale, Sholom Ritual Vice President Hy Bogatch and attorney Susan Master fo … Full Article
 

Golden: De Blasio's Rikers closure plan could handcuff city

A state senator who used to walk the beat as a cop is raising a red flag over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to close the infamous Rikers Island jail complex. … Full Article
 

Mark Twain Intermediate School hosts 4th annual gala

IS 239-Mark Twain Intermediate School for the Gifted and Talented, located at 2401 Neptune Ave., hosted its Fourth Annual Gala at Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Coney Island on Friday. The 290 guests who attended this year’s event included elected officials, parents, students and honorees. … Full Article
 

NYU Langone VP reveals plans for new Bay Ridge site

A new health care center to be located in a former New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) building in Bay Ridge should be ready to open before the end of the year, according to a top official at NYU Langone Health Systems, who spoke to the Brooklyn Eagle about the ambitious plans for  … Full Article
 

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