City shuts down 9 massage parlors in Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst

Acting on complaints from elected officials and local residents, police and investigators from Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson’s office swept into Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge on Thursday, raided nine massage parlors, arrested 15 women on prostitution-related charges, and padlocked the allegedly illicit businesses.

Thompson and Police Commissioner William Bratton, who announced the arrests on Thursday, said the massage parlors were fronts for prostitution.


Greenfield applauds police crackdown on truck drivers

Truck drivers who park overnight on a stretch of 21st Avenue in Borough Park have been hit with a flurry of tickets in the past few weeks and at least one elected official is applauding the crackdown.

Councilmember David Greenfield said he requested a ticket blitz to curb wayward truckers.


School nurses do more than take child’s temperature

School nurses do a lot more these days than just take a student’s temperature and dispense aspirin. The nurses working in New York City schools do such things as offer first aid, train people in the proper use of an Epi-Pen and screen children for mental issues like depression.

Gail Adman, RN, deputy director of school nursing at the Office of School Health, who was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Community Education Council (CEC) of School District 20 on Wednesday night, offered the public a glimpse of life as a school nurse.


Brooklyn food pantries struggle to keep up with demand

A knock on the door, your signature, a flash of your ID, and you’re in.

Once inside, residents are handed 2 bags: a “hard bag” of canned foods and soup, and a “soft bag” of rice, pasta and cereal. A thump on the side door and a square metal window swings open, and those in need are given a low-in-sodium, sugar-free bagged lunch of milk, fresh fruit and juice, a fruit cup and two sandwiches.


Gentile unveils Verrazano sculpture in Bay Ridge Park

Charging that Brooklyn was effectively “shut out” of the official celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Councilmember Vincent Gentile organized a tribute of his own on Wednesday, unveiling a sculpture of the man after whom the span was named.


Edward R. Murrow High School to mark 40th anniversary

Edward R. Murrow High School, named after the legendary CBS newsman, turned 40 years old last month and officials are making plans for a big celebration during the spring semester.

Murrow alumni will be invited to join the anniversary party in the spring.

November marked 40 years since Edward R. Murrow High School opened its doors at 1600 Avenue L in Midwood under the supervision and leadership of Saul Bruckner as principal.


NYC parks breaks ground on Glenwood Playground construction

NYC Parks Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey Tuesday joined representative Kai Feder from the office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, City Councilmember Jumaane D. Williams and community members to celebrate two projects that together will greatly revitalize Glenwood Playground.


Bob Costas goes to bat for buddy at Xaverian gala

Legendary sports broadcaster Bob Costas, who has covered everything from the Olympics to the World Series for NBC during his long career, took on the role of surprise guest at the Xaverian High School Gala, where he introduced one of the evening’s award winners, his friend Dr. Andrew C. Fiore.


Bay Ridge business leaders collect toys for service members' kids

Bay Ridge business leaders saluted the men and women of the military by conducting a toy drive for the children of service members stationed at the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton so the youngsters can enjoy the holidays even though they are far away from home.


Fariña to speak at town hall in Bay Ridge school

City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña is coming to Bay Ridge for a town hall on Dec. 10, where she will likely face questions from parents about overcrowded classrooms and other issues.

Fariña, the top official in charge of the city’s massive public school system, will be speaking at a town hall hosted by the Community Education Council (CEC) of School District 20 on Dec. 10, at William McKinley Intermediate School, 7301 Fort Hamilton Parkway, starting at 6 p.m.



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