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Gravesend Park renovation running ahead of schedule

A major renovation project in Gravesend Park, which began last year, will likely be completed by this fall, months ahead of schedule, according to Councilmember David G. Greenfield, who helped secure city funding the project. … Full Article
 

Celebrities play Nurse for a Day at Maimonides

The young people in Hon. Patricia DiMango’s presence on Thursday morning were all crying and wailing. But it wasn’t because DiMango had handed down a strict ruling against them from the bench. They were crying because they’re newborns. … Full Article
 

Commodore Barry Club to visit namesake's grave in Philadelphia

The Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn will travel to Philadelphia by bus on Sunday, May 29, for a day of commemoration and festivities honoring the life of John Barry, an Irish immigrant who led the U.S. Navy during the Revolutionary War. … Full Article
 

Memorial Day Parade committee meets to plan big march

The organizing committee of the 149th Kings County Memorial Day Parade will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 17, to finalize plans for the big march to take place in Bay Ridge later this month. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge's Norwegian Day Parade set for May 15

The Vikings are coming! The 64th Annual 17th of May Parade, one of Bay Ridge’s most beloved traditions, is coming this weekend. … Full Article
 

Donovan says feds responding to prescription drug epidemic

The federal government is set to take strong and bold action to curb the growing opioid drug epidemic in America, according to U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who said the House voted affirmatively on a bill to provide funding for prevention and treatment. … Full Article
 

State Senate votes to name Brooklyn highway after veterans

The New York State Senate has voted in favor of renaming a stretch of Interstate 278 running through Brooklyn in honor of military veterans. … Full Article
 

Loud explosions rock quiet Bay Ridge street

The Brooklyn Eagle was first on the scene when a series of electrical explosions rocked the corner of Oliver Street and Marine Avenue in Bay Ridge on Saturday night.  After 9 p. … Full Article
 

Third Avenue sidewalk fair aims to entice senior citizens

An outdoor casino, free hair washings, wine tastings, Frank Sinatra impersonators and dancing to Motown music. These are just some of the delights awaiting senior citizens who come to Third Avenue in Bay Ridge for “Welcome to the 60s,” a sidewalk social taking place on May 17. … Full Article
 

Xaverian senior earns scholarship from JP Morgan Chase

David Peña, who will graduate from Xaverian High School next month, won’t have to worry about how he is going to pay his college tuition. His tuition will be paid for in full. … Full Article
 

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