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De Blasio signs BID budget booster bill

The Bay Ridge Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) will have nearly $90,000 in additional funding in its annual budget now that Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed a City Council bill into law which calls for a budget increase. … Full Article
 

DOT to warn truckers of low clearance on 86 Street

In the wake of numerous traffic tie-ups on 86th Street in Bensonhurst caused by trucks getting stuck under the elevated tracks of the D subway line, the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is set to install additional signs to warn truckers of the low clearance under the el. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge icon Larry Morrish dies

Larry Morrish, a beloved Bay Ridge civic leader whose work in the community stretched back more than 40 years, encompassing everything from organizing parades to promoting brotherhood among different religious groups, died at NYU Lutheran Medical Center during the early morning hours of Feb … Full Article
 

Pols fight for easier Access-A-Ride regulations

The process of re-upping with Access-A-Ride should be made easier for clients who are already enrolled in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s paratransit program, according to two lawmakers who are pushing legislation aimed at reducing the bureaucracy and paperwork. … Full Article
 

Senate task force to hold hearing in Brooklyn on heroin addiction

State lawmakers, doctors and families of young people killed by heroin overdoses will all be in Dyker Heights later this month for a hearing aimed at finding solutions to a shocking and growing problem of drug abuse in New York. … Full Article
 

Kids invite grandparents to tea at St. Anselm Academy

Students at St. Anselm Catholic Academy decided to forgo milk and cookies in favor of tea and biscuits on Thursday morning, but it wasn’t because their tastes in snacks had suddenly changed. It was because they had some very special guests they wanted to impress. … Full Article
 

Narrows Community Theater presents romantic comedy ‘Men Are Dogs’

The Narrows Community Theater, a Bay Ridge performing arts group, will present “Men Are Dogs,” a romantic comedy written by playwright Joseph Simonelli, for two weekends at St. Patrick Catholic Academy, Fourth Avenue and 97th Street, starting Feb. 19. … Full Article
 

Donovan asks: Does U.S. have resources to fight Zika?

In the wake of the World Health Organization’s declaration that the Zika virus is spreading explosively throughout the Americas, U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan has requested information from the U.S. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge political leader urges residents to count homeless

For Liam McCabe, the plight of the homeless is personal and poignant. … Full Article
 

McHugh named grand marshal of Bay Ridge St. Patrick Parade

A bank executive with a strong commitment to Catholic education has been selected to serve as the grand marshal of the 23rd annual Bay Ridge Saint Patrick Parade to take place next month. … Full Article
 

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