Report: Grimm to plead guilty to tax evasion

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, who was hit with a 20-count indictment on charges of fraud and income tax evasion in April, plans to plead guilty to one of the counts, the New York Daily News reported.


Malliotakis sees opening for U.S. businesses in China

There are growing opportunities for U.S. companies to do business with China, according to a Brooklyn lawmaker who has just returned from a 10-day trip to that country.

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-Bay Ridge-Staten Island) was part of an eight-member delegation of American lawmakers to travel to China. The delegation visited the cities of Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai.


Golden throws holiday party for Bay Ridge

State Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-Bay Ridge-southwest Brooklyn) and his wife Colleen found a fun way to thank all of the community activists in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst who volunteer in civic organizations and work hard make their neighborhoods great places to live.

The couple threw a holiday party!

Hundreds of invited guests packed the Bay Ridge Manor catering hall on Dec. 17 to celebrate the holiday season.


Viking volunteers honor war dead with Christmas wreaths

Every military service member deserves to be remembered in death, especially during the holiday season. That was the sentiment expressed by leaders of Viking Love NYC, a Bay Ridge charity organization whose members spent a recent Saturday placing Christmas wreaths on the graves of service members and veterans at a Brooklyn cemetery.


Bay Ridge writer’s book has advice on how to land that first job

Like any ambitious entrepreneur, Jason Navallo saw a void in the marketplace and went about trying to fill it. “I noticed that there were a lot of advice books on job hunting out there, but none of them were aimed at college kids,” he told the Brooklyn Eagle.

Now, there is one.


Commuter headache: MTA to renovate N train stations

Straphangers in southwest Brooklyn who ride the N train to work will have to put up with rerouted trains, closed subway platforms, construction noises and other commuter headaches starting in 2015.

But there will be a big reward at the end: several newly renovated subway stations making for a more pleasant commute. And one of the stations, New Utrecht Avenue, will be getting an elevator.


Bay Ridge Lawyers Association collects Toys for Tots at holiday party

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association hosted its annual holiday party and judiciary night at the Bay Ridge Manor on Tuesday.  There were more than 100 attendees, including judges, lawyers and Fort Hamilton-stationed U.S. Army members.

“This is always such a wonderful event, and this evening was no different,” said Lisa Becker, president of the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association (BRLA). “We had a beautiful turnout, with beautiful people, a beautiful ambiance and great food.”


Adelphi’s holiday pageant features ‘Charlie Brown’ show

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn welcomed nearly 200 families to its annual Holiday Brunch and Pageant, transforming the school’s John Lockwood Auditorium into Santa’s Village on a recent Sunday afternoon.


Gentile wants more cops using Tasers to subdue suspects

At a time when thousands of New Yorkers are taking to the streets to protest a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, one Brooklyn council member is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to hire more cops and to let more officers use Tasers when subduing suspects.  

Councilmember Vincent Gentile (D-Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights-Bensonhurst) said cops should have all of the tools they need at their disposal.


City performs DNA tests to establish paternity

The city’s Human Resources Administration does DNA testing to settle the question of whether a particular man has fathered a child. That little-known function of the agency was revealed by a representative who came to Bay Ridge Monday night to discuss the types of surprising services available to parents struggling to raise children.

John S. Cnapich, director of paternity and outreach for the Human Resources Administration’s (HRA) Office of Child Support Enforcement, said much of what his office does is largely unknown to the public.



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