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Regina-Potter touts district leader role in council race

Republican Lucretia Regina-Potter has run for public office a number of times in recent years, coming up short each time. But the candidate is vowing that things will be different this time.  … Full Article
 

Cuomo signs Savino property tax exemption bill

Thousands of senior citizens in Brooklyn who up to now have not been eligible for a state program that gives older adults a break on their property taxes will finally be able to receive the financial boost, according to state Sen. Diane Savino. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn’s London attack hero in line for ROTC award

The accolades keep coming for Mark Kindschuh, the Bay Ridge native who helped save a man’s life during the horrific terror attack in London last month. … Full Article
 

Gentile makes final push, urging MTA to fix ailing R trains

In light of the “summer of hell” on New York’s commuter railways, city Councilmember Vincent Gentile, in a letter to returning MTA Chairman Joe Lhota, made a second call for an audit of the infamous R train, citing specific improvements that are necessary for commuters, in what could be Gen … Full Article
 

CUNY applications jump nine percent

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s program to provide free tuition to students attending New York state’s public colleges could be partially responsible for a record increase in applications to attend the City University of New York (CUNY), educators said this week. … Full Article
 

Gentile backs historic district status for ‘Doctor’s Row’

An effort by Bay Ridge residents to have their street declared a historic district by the de Blasio administration is getting a big assist from Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who has come out in favor of the idea. … Full Article
 

Carole King’s gift to her high school, a "Beautiful" piano

Sing for Hope, the nonprofit organization famous for placing pianos in public spaces around New York City to allow everyday residents to enjoy music outdoors, has a special gift for Brooklyn’s James Madison High School. … Full Article
 

Gentile announces $200K funding for sanitation services as part of NYC Cleanup Initiative

City Councilmember Vincent Gentile has received $200,000 in funding through the NYC Cleanup Initiative, which is part of a citywide effort in which councilmembers each receive $200,000 in addition to two capital allocations. … Full Article
 

Thousands enjoy Bay Ridge's Summer Stroll on 3rd Ave.

Summer Stroll on 3rd appears to be hitting its stride. Thousands of people turned out to enjoy the second Summer Stroll on 3rd of 2017 on Friday night, taking advantage of the freedom that the absence of cars on the avenue gave them. … Full Article
 

Man gets 20 years for Borough Park rape

A 30-year-old man from Brooklyn denied his crimes even as he was being sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday for raping and robbing an alleged prostitute in a Borough Park apartment. … Full Article
 

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