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Finalists announced for Brooklyn Senior Idol Contest

Fourteen talented contestants will be competing in the finals of the Brooklyn Senior Idol competition, a showcase for older adults with the show business bug. The contestants will put their talents on the line at the finals, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. … Full Article
 

Grimm, Recchia to debate in tight NYC House race

Rep. Michael Grimm, a Republican who represents Staten Island and part of Brooklyn, was to face his Democratic challenger in one of New York's most hotly contested races in a televised debate. … Full Article
 

Audience gets to take part in brooklynONE’s ‘Romeo + Juliet’

It’s where Shakespeare meets “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” — and it's taking place in southwest Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

OPINION: CB9 — ‘We do not want skyscrapers’

On the front page of the Our Time Press, Oct. 9-15, 2014, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said the following: "You can't have tall buildings and small people." … Full Article
 

Xaverian grad getting Navy vessel into ship shape

Seaman James P. Mallon, a 1997 graduate of Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge, is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a hand-selected crew charged with bringing the Navy’s newest and most advanced amphibious assault ship into service. … Full Article
 

Abbate says state may have to step in to stop home conversions

New York State may have to step in to stop the so-called illegal home conversions that are taking place at an epidemic rate in the Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights area, according to Assembly member Peter Abbate, who told residents at a political forum that legislation could be the next step. … Full Article
 

Rhapsody Players to sing sweet songs for Saint Patrick Catholic Academy

Music lovers will get the chance to hear the biggest hits from the '60s, '70s and '80s and help raise money for a Bay Ridge school at same time on Saturday night. … Full Article
 

Recchia skips Dyker Heights debate against Grimm

Democratic congressional candidate Domenic Recchia created political shockwaves when he decided to skip a much-anticipated debate against U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm in Dyker Heights Tuesday night, a move that meant the embattled incumbent would have the floor all to himself. … Full Article
 

OPINION: It’s time for a foot/bike path on Verrazano Bridge

A dedication was held on Nov. 21, 1964, to open the Verrazano Bridge to the public.  That day, a group of people spoke out that the bridge should have a walkway. One carried a sign that read, "Are Feet Obsolete?" … Full Article
 

Columbus Day Parade brings out Italian pride in Brooklyn

You don’t have to be Italian to love the Columbus Day Parade. In Bensonhurst, residents of all nationalities came out to watch the 33rd Annual Brooklyn Columbus Day Parade on Saturday. … Full Article
 

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