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Brooklyn rabbi gets year in prison in NJ corruption case

TRENTON — A Brooklyn, N.Y., rabbi has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for his admitted role in a large-scale corruption and money laundering sting in New Jersey.  … Full Article

NY lawmakers want residents to buy only one gun a month

The horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has prompted Brooklyn members of the New York State Assembly to take swift action to try to end gun violence. … Full Article

Veteran salutes Grimm’s idea to extend bus service to VA hospital

An idea that U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Brooklyn-Staten Island) is driving to extend bus service to the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bay Ridge has earned a salute from a local veteran, who said it will be a tremendous help. … Full Article

Bay Ridge councilman says 'bring expanded ferry service here'

The East River ferry service connecting Brooklyn to Manhattan is such a success, it should be expanded. That was the major thrust of a press conference Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn had on Dec. … Full Article

Bensonhurst scaffold collapses, no injuries

A five-story scaffold has collapsed in Brooklyn during high winds that are buffeting the New York City area. … Full Article

Bay Ridge lawyers turn holiday party into toy drive

Pasqualino (Pat) Russo, president of the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association, had good reason for beaming throughout the Dec. 19 Holiday Party at Dyker Beach Golf Course clubhouse.  … Full Article

College football star helps Jets bring gifts to Sandy victims

Oday Aboushi, a star offensive tackle for the University of Virginia, is teaming up with a member of the New York Jets to bring some relief to Staten Island victims of Hurricane Sandy. … Full Article

Changes are coming to Bay Ridge night life

Bay Ridge’s vibrant bar scene is undergoing some major changes, as new nightspots are opening where old favorites once stood and other watering holes are operating under different names. … Full Article

Bay Ridge biology professor leads medical breakthrough

Could a biology expert from Bay Ridge have found the cure for cancer? … Full Article

Grimm slams MTA over Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll hike

A lawmaker who has constituents on both sides of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge blasted the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board’s vote to raise the toll to $15.00. … Full Article


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