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Bay Ridge Lawyers swear in Lisa Becker as president

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association (BRLA) held its Passing of the Gavel ceremony at Hunters Steakhouse in Bay Ridge on Wednesday night, when Hon. Matthew D'Emic swore in the association's new officers, directors and incoming president, Lisa M. Becker. … Full Article
 

Grimm-Recchia poll numbers suggest a tight race

The first major poll in the race between U.S. Rep. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn’s newest Democratic district leader makes history

In an event that will mark a major milestone in Brooklyn politics, Nancy Tong will be sworn into office on Sept. 21 as the Democratic Party district leader in Gravesend-Bensonhurst, the first Asian-American to hold a political post in the borough. … Full Article
 

Meticulous makeover for former Loew's Kings movie palace in Flatbush

Back from the dead. A former Loew's picture palace in Flatbush that showed its final film when Jimmy Carter was president is making a comeback as a meticulously renovated performing arts venue. … Full Article
 

Drug rehab center opens in Bay Ridge

A Sunset Park-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation center that has been operating for two decades has opened up a satellite site in neighboring Bay Ridge and has already seen a big demand for its services, the founder announced this week. … Full Article
 

Gentile ties school overcrowding to illegal home conversions

What does home construction have to do with overcrowded classrooms in schools? A lot, if you ask Councilmember Vincent Gentile. … Full Article
 

Salvation Army’s Bay Ridge corps sets goals for fall season

It’s only mid-September, but the Salvation Army is already thinking about Thanksgiving. … Full Article
 

Department of Consumer Affairs to give store owners break from onerous fines

A high-ranking Department of Consumer Affairs official came to Bay Ridge Monday night and delivered some good news for struggling mom-and-pop stores: the city is going to get off your back! … Full Article
 

GOP says teachers should get tax credits

With the school year underway, Republican members of the state assembly are pushing for legislation to help teachers who have to dip into their own pockets to pay for classroom supplies. … Full Article
 

Fontbonne students get valuable lessons in cyber security

Increasingly, students at the Catholic high school for girls in Bay Ridge are showing an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects that used to be dominated by males, according to school officials. … Full Article
 

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